(New York, NY) -- A newly formed group that includes a number of family members of 9-11 victims is rallying today in support of the building of a mosque near Ground Zero.
The 9-11 families group "September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows" is teaming up with at least 40 religious and civic organizations to form a coalition called "New York Neighbors For American Values." The coalition is expected to hold an afternoon rally at the municipal building in Manhattan.
Meantime the mosque continues to spark debate throughout New York City.
A small group calling for an alternative location for the Lower Manhattan mosque gathered outside Gracie Mansion Tuesday night, where New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reiterated his support for the proposal saying it is test of, quote, "our commitment to American values." The mosque's developer also met with Governor David Paterson on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of moving the mosque to another spot.
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