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August 26, 2010

Park 51 Islamic Center: Prisoner of War?

Park 51

I thought this was a striking visual commentary offered by an AFP/Getty pool photographer illustrating the plight of the Park 51 project. The photo frames Daisy Khan, the Cordoba Initiative co-founder, against an auspicious flag at Mayor Bloomberg’s recent Iftar dinner.

(caption: Daisy Khan, co-founder of the Cordoba Initiative, looks on as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a dinner in observance of Iftar at Gracie Mansion on August 24, 2010 in New York City. At the dinner, Bloomberg defended the proposed Islamic community center and mosque. Sharif el-Gamal, the developer of the lower Manhattan complex, also attended the observance.)

Bloomberg dinner slide show.

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