NYPD Confirms Death Threats Against Imam and Wife Behind Ground Zero Mosque

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Daisy Khan. Photo: Getty Images

Hours after Daisy Khan, wife to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, said on ABC’s This Week that she and her husband have received death threats, the NYPD has confirmed that it is investigating threats against the duo behind the planned Islamic center and mosque near ground zero. The threats began “several weeks ago,” a police spokesman said, refusing to reveal details or whether the couple is receiving police protection. On air this morning, Khan said: "For the record, my life is under threat … My husband's life is under threat. We do not walk around with bodyguards, because we love this country. We don't walk around with big bodyguards because we don't want [to] use taxpayers' money."

Police probe threats against New York Islamic center backers [Belief/CNN]