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Stunned by Gaddafi assault, Libyans give up on change

"This is terrible. This is bad," he said, looking around nervously in an outdoor cafe overlooking Algeria square, the site of recent clashes between opponents and supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Full story

2nd imam out at Islamic center near WTC site

A Muslim scholar recently named just three weeks ago as the new senior imam at the Islamic center being built near the World Trade Center has parted ways with the project. Full story

Mosque opposed by some gets Calif. city's OK

The city council of Temecula, Calif., voted Wednesday to allow about 150 Muslim families to build a mosque after months of angry debate over the plan that included protests and letter-writing campaigns. Full story

Police: Islamic center fire caused by liquid

The fire at an Islamic center where the man accused of plotting a bombing in Portland sometimes worshipped appears to have been started by someone who broke an office window and tossed a container of flammable liquid inside, police said Tuesday. Full story

Oregon town supports arson-hit Islamic center

People in the Oregon town of Corvallis are showing their support for an Islamic center, which was partially destroyed by an arson attack after it emerged a 19-year-old alleged terrorist had occasionally worshipped there. Full story

On paper, N.Y. Islamic center looks secular

Conceptual sketches of the Islamic center planned two blocks from ground zero envision a futuristic-looking building wrapped in a honeycomb of abstract shapes. Full story

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  Imam defends ground zero Islamic center

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the spiritual leader behind a planned Islamic cultural center near ground zero, is trying to convince 9/11 families he's sensitive to their concerns. NBC’s Ron Allen reports.

  Queen Rania on anti-Muslim sentiment

Jordan’s Queen Rania speaks with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about her take on the ground zero Islamic center controversy and the recent threat of Quran burnings in the U.S., calling for focus on the “actual debate” and not “mutual suspicions.”

  Ahmadinejad, on the record

In an exclusive one-on-one interview, NBC's Andrea Mitchell talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about the fate of the American hikers jailed in Iran and the plan to build an Islamic Center in downtown Manhattan. Watch the full interview.

  Ahmadinejad: 'Muslims do not hate Americans'

In an exclusive one-on-one interview, NBC's Andrea Mitchell talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about the fate of the American hikers jailed in Iran and the plan to build an Islamic Center in downtown Manhattan.

  Trump: NYC Islamic center won’t be built

Real estate mogul Donald Trump weighs in on the controversy surrounding plans to build an Islamic center near ground zero and discusses the upcoming season of “The Apprentice” along with the show’s creator, Mark Burnett.

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Men bow during noon prayers at the Islamic Center of Malmo, Sweden.
Men bow during noon prayers at the Islamic Center of Malmo, Sweden.

Men bow during noon prayers at the Islamic Center of Malmo, Sweden. (Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com)

Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, speaks at a news conference in front of the proposed Islamic center and mosque site near ground zero, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in New York. A number of local and national American Muslim leaders spoke at the site to

Gabriella Ayoub walks away after handing a flower to protesters across the street from her temporary mosque in Temlecula, California
Gabriella Ayoub walks away after handing a flower to protesters across the street from her temporary mosque in Temlecula, California

Gabriella Ayoub walks away after handing a flower to protesters across the street from her temporary mosque, at a business warehouse where the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley currently hold their services in Temlecula, California July 30, 2010. The Islamic Center is planning to build a 25,000 sq f

Local citizens protest across the street from a  business warehouse where the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley currently hold their services in Temlecula
Local citizens protest across the street from a business warehouse where the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley currently hold their services in Temlecula

Local citizens protest across the street from a business warehouse where the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley currently hold their services in Temlecula, California July 30, 2010. The Islamic Center is planning to build a 25,000 sq ft (2,322 sq m) mosque next to the local Baptist church in the com