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Park51
Sep25

Ground Zero “Mosque” opens with no controversy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMvZkHCkPPI An Islamic community center that fueled angry demonstrations because of its proximity to the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has opened quietly in Lower Manhattan, drawing no protesters but bringing words of regret from the developer for not consulting with Sept. 11 survivors during its planning. The scene at Wednesday’s official opening at the building on Park Place, about 2 1/2 blocks from the former World Trade Center towers, was far different from a year ago, when the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks became a platform for groups trying to prevent the center from going forward. Previously, the towering building housed a...

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Taliban's last foreign minister says the group offered bin Laden for trial after the 1998 US embassy bombings [AFP]
Sep12

Taliban ‘offered bin Laden trial before 9/11’

The Taliban government in Afghanistan offered to present Osama bin Laden for a trial long before the attacks of September 11, 2001, but the US government showed no interest, according to a senior aide to the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar. Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil, Taliban’s last foreign minister, told Al Jazeera in an exclusive interview that his government had made several proposals to the United States to present the al-Qaeda leader, considered the mastermind of the 2001 attacks, for trial for his involvement in plots targeting US facilities during the 1990s. “Even before the [9/11] attacks, our Islamic Emirate had tried through various proposals to resolve the Osama issue. One such...

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PICT1643
Sep12

911: When truth became a casualty of war

In a series of interviews with journalists and media commentators, we look back at the 9/11 attacks and the impact on the media landscape.

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