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Rauf, Khan work  to promote US engagement with Muslim world

Rauf, Khan work to promote US engagement with Muslim world

For Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan, this election season is relatively calm.

Two years ago, the couple was at the center of a national media frenzy over Park51, an Islamic community center Rauf planned to build in lower Manhattan. The community center — originally named Cordoba House and referred to by critics as the “ground zero mosque” — stirred controversy during the 2010 election season.

Now, more than ever, Rauf and Khan commit their time to fighting Islamophobia and promoting interfaith dialogue, causes which Khan said are especially crucial in an election year.