Hundreds of demonstrators, including mothers of some 9/11 victims, gathered in Times Square on Sunday to protest Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) planned congressional hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims. Aswini Anburajan and Mohsin Zaheer report.
The controversy over a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near ground zero has spurred new interest in politics among Muslim voters. But those in New York’s 13th Congressional District must choose between two opponents of the Park51 plan.
The backlash against a proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan has spurred Muslims in New York to get involved in local politics.