A couple of questions.
Two reputable newspapers described the life of Imam Abdul Rauf. Why the discrepancy in his personal life?
In his 20s, Mr. Abdul Rauf dabbled in teaching and real estate, married an American-born woman and had three children.
...Later divorced, he met his second wife, Ms. Khan, when she came to the mosque looking for a gentler Islam than the politicized version she rejected after Iran's revolution.
He married, first to an American who converted to Islam, and a second time to a Malaysian woman. He has two children from each of the marriages.
In the late 1990s, he married his third wife, Daisy Khan, who has actively supported the Islamic center proposal.
Google "PETA and Kapparos" and you will come up with many articles about PETA's stand against the use of chickens for the Jewish ritual of Kapparos. So, this morning, upon reading about Eid Al-Adha and the preparations of animals to be slaughtered, I clicked on the PETA website, expecting to see the website devoted to statements opposing the practice. Nothing, but there was a cute story about the 2010 cutest mutt alive winner. Why the discrepancy between opposing Jewish ritual practice but no statement regarding another ritual?
Animal rights activists tried to disrupt the Jewish custom of using live chickens for Kapparos - atoning before Yom Kippur - in the Brooklyn section of Crown Heights.
The group of 7, said to be affiliated with the PETA organization, came Wednesday to the neighborhood to "save the chickens from being slaughtered."