Ground Zero Mosque Gets Less Muslim-Invasion-Sounding Name


The mosque and community center proposed for ground zero has been renamed Park51, after its address at 51 Park Place, which makes it sound like a luxury apartment development. The old name, Cordoba House, alluded to the Moorish (not Moopish) conquest of Spain — not exactly the most helpful imagery when you’re trying to overcome paranoid Islamophobia. [NYDN]