The Coalition to Honor Ground Zero is releasing the names of 100 candidates for Congress who say they oppose building of an Islamic cultural center two blocks from the World Trade Center site. The coalition is urging opponents of the center to support the named candidates.
Both Republican and Democratic candidates are on the list.
In a statement, the coalition says it believes in freedom of faith. But is uneasy about what it believes is the center founder's belief in Shariah law.
"Our nation was founded in liberty; we should never stand silent while a discriminatory ideology is promoted," the statement reads in part.
"...[W]e should not 'tolerate' its promotion under guise of religion overlooking hallowed ground where genocide was committed and brave American heroes fell."