Former Muslim Explains Roots of NYC Mosque Name

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The plan to build a mosque in New York City near the site of where the World Trade Center once stood has sparked outrage across the nation from 9/11 victims' families to high level politicians.

The New York Daily News has reported that the developers have changed the name of the proposed Islamic center. It had been referred to as the Cordoba House.

Cordoba, Spain was a key city captured by Muslim conquerors who immortalized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by making the city's church into the world's third-largest mosque.

However, the NYC mosque, which developers want to build near Ground Zero, is no longer being called the Cordoba House. Instead, the developers have renamed the project Park 51.

Former Muslim Walid Shoebat appeared on the Friday, July 23 edition of the CBNNewschannel's Morning News to talk about Muslim history and how the name "Cordoba" is recognized by Islamists around the world. Shoebat is the author of the book titled For God or For Tyranny. Click play to watch the extended interview.

*Originally published July 23, 2010.

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