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FRONTLINE: The Man Behind the Mosque
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The debate over an Islamic cultural center near Manhattan's Ground Zero



THU 9/13/2011

10:00PM on CPTV
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The Man Behind The Mosque

An intense debate over the building of an Islamic cultural center, including a mosque close to Manhattan's Ground Zero, highlights the lingering impact of the 9/11 attacks.

It became the most controversial building in America, a mostly derelict property in lower Manhattan made infamous overnight as the Ground Zero Mosque. Going beyond frenzied media portraits at the time, FRONTLINE tells the inside stories of Sharif El-Gamal, a real estate developer, and of the victims’ relatives and anti-Islam activists who helped turn his project into a continuing battle over faith, values, and the meaning of being American.

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