by Chris Bodenner
Yossi Klein Halevi, writing to Imam Rauf as a "well-wisher and friend," suggests a solution to the Cordoba controversy:
I believe that you intend to create a center of Islamic moderation near Ground Zero. And it is precisely for that reason that I am turning to you with a plea to reconsider your plans to build the center in its current form. Instead, I urge you to consider turning the site into a center for interfaith encounter. Build the mosquebut do so together with a church and a synagogue and a center for common reflection for all three faiths and for those with no faith. Do this, Imam Feisal, not to surrender to your critics but to honor their pain, and, in the process, to honor Islam.
The chairwoman of the community board that voted for the center concurs.