The Controversy Over Park51 Front and Center on 10 Year Anniversary of 9/11

Pamela Geller, protesting against the Park51 project on the ten year anniversary of 9/11

Pamela Geller, protesting against the Park51 project on the ten year anniversary of 9/11. (Photo: Mohsin Zaheer)

NEW YORK—On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, when President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush were united, bowing their heads together in moments of silence, there were some Americans around Ground Zero who remained divided and continued to point fingers at each other.

The controversy that refused to disappear was the issue of Park51, also known as the Ground Zero Mosque, a plan to build an Islamic Cultural Center two blocks away from the World Trade Center site. Each set of protesters blamed the other for the feud, and predicted they would remain divided for the foreseeable future.

Watch Mohsin Zaheer’s video report on the protestors of September 11, 2011:

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