阿訇:反对建造纽约清真寺有政治因素 Imam Says Politics Behind NY Islamic Center Opposition

30 August, 2010

推动在2001年9月11号恐怖袭击遗址附近建造一个伊斯兰中心的阿訇费萨尔.阿卜杜尔.拉乌夫说,对这一项目的反对与即将到来的美国国会选举有关。
 
阿布扎比的《国民报》星期一发表了拉乌夫的这番评论。拉乌夫目前正在出国访问,目的是讨论美国的穆斯林生活以及促进宗教宽容。这次行程由美国国务院赞助。
 
拉乌夫说,美国的选举季节无疑对有关建造伊斯兰中心讨论的性质有着重大影响。美国将于11月举行国会中期选举。拉乌夫对《国民报》说,少数人正在引导反对建造这个中心。
 
民意调查显示,60%多的美国人反对在911恐怖袭击遗址附近建造这个中心。

The imam behind a proposal to build an Islamic center near the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks says opposition to the project is linked to upcoming U.S. elections.
 
The comments by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf were published Monday in the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National. Rauf is on a tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department to discuss Muslim life in the United States and promote religious tolerance.
 
Rauf said there is no doubt that election season has had a major impact upon the nature of the discourse" about the Islamic center. The U.S. will hold congressional elections in November.
The imam told the paper that a small minority is leading the opposition to the center. 
 
Opinion polls in the U.S. show more than 60 percent of Americans oppose the construction of the project near the attack site.