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Unformatted text preview: created a need for an additional space for Muslim prayer in the neighborhood, said Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and a board member of the Cordoba Initiative, the two organizations sponsoring the project. The history associated with the building, a former Burlington Coat Factory store that closed after being damaged in the attacks, was a reason to pick it for the project, she said. "We want to create a platform by which the voices of the mainstream and silent majority of Muslims will be amplified. A center of this scale and magnitude will do that," Khan said. "We Brenda Hawkins 05/06/2010 ECO 405 MR.NEISSER CASE STUDY #6 feel it's an obligation as Muslims and Americans to be part of the rebuilding of downtown Manhattan."...
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