Note (9/9/2010): Since this post was written a few weeks ago, project sponsors appear to have clarified or changed their plans regarding the mosque. See “Cordoba House: NO mosque near Ground Zero?” for the most recent information.
Are they building a mosque? According to the official project website and other reliable sources, the answer is yes, though the mosque will be one part of a much larger project.
The plan is to build a $100 million, 13-story edifice called “Park51” which will reportedly include a range of cultural and recreation facilities, including a gym, swimming pool, basketball court, theater and performing arts...READ MORE