Groups to present NY ground zero mosque plans

(AP) - Plans for a proposed mosque and cultural center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan will be presented to an influential community board.

Daisy Khan represents the groups backing the Cordoba House. Shesaid in an e-mail that plans would be presented at the communityboard's meeting on Tuesday night.

The proposal has attracted political and social opposition.

Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams has called it amonument to the Sept. 11 attackers.

Some Sept. 11 victims' families say they're angry it would bebuilt so close to where their relatives died.

The organizations sponsoring the project say they're trying tomeet a growing need for prayer space. They also want to provide avenue for mainstream Islam, to counter extremism.

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