September 7th, 2010
09:41 PM ET

What would you ask the imam behind the Islamic center near ground zero?

CNN has secured an exclusive interview with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf , the man behind the proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero. We want you to help generate the questions we ask.

The live interview happens Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on a special edition of "Larry King Live."

Before his editorial in the New York Times was published online Tuesday night, Rauf had said virtually nothing to the news media since the controversy over his project erupted this summer - even after President Obama himself weighed in. The imam has been out of the country for the last month or so.

Now that he's finally talking, what would you ask him?

Let us know by uploading a video question via CNN iReport. At least one of the questions we receive will make it into the interview. [Note: We are only looking for VIDEO questions; feel free to comment below as always, but any questions entered in the comments section will NOT be used on air.]

Here are a couple of questions that I hope get asked:

Leaders of the proposed Islamic center in Lower Manhattan say the project is intended to improve relations between Muslims and the rest of the country. So far though, it has had the opposite effect. Has the project already failed in that regard?

You've been touring the Middle East on behalf of the State Department these last few weeks... What did you tell those Muslims abroad who say that opposition to your proposed Islamic Center is proof that the United States is at war with Islam?

OK, your turn.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: 'Ground zero mosque' • Houses of worship • Interfaith issues • iReport • Islam • Leaders • Mosque • Muslim

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  1. Haikal

    I just looked at this book at the botrooske the day before yesterday I would love, love to win it When I went to Boston ealier this summer I was really disappointed that we weren't able to go to Salem I did learn from the site though that no noe was ever really burned at the stake' I don't know if I ever knew that before or just didn't think about it because in a book I read about Jane Grey, they did burn heretics at the stake Thank you for the contest

    October 10, 2012 at 1:08 am |
  2. Sunny

    ports) was a terrorist oazonigrtian simply because it was Muslim?Schumer and the Democrats (and decent Republicans) had every right to question the security issues relevant to the only president to govern while that many Americans died in one day from foreign attack on his watch. If you think it was politicized or demagogued, who can tell. Bush's presence in office at the time of the attack on our soil is enough reason to question everything he should have been doing, including looking into the integrity of our security as threatened by his foreign business interests.Except libs suggested that merely because the UAE company was muslim that it was linked to terrorism, and that Bush was letting terrorists get their hands on our ports to line his pockets. I don't know how that is not playing politics with 9/11 and also suggesting that Muslims are a bogeyman to not be trusted, as well as a particulalrly vicious smear on Bush, that he cared so much about lining his pockets that he wouldn't vet this deal ahead of time. Further, this deal took place in 2006,not in 2001. So 5 years had gone by since the attack on 9/11. And the democrats had spent the following few years suggesting that Bush was hyping any and all threats (and had OBL held and was going to spring him for an october surprise). yet jumped on this deal and suggested that this company which handles ports around the entire world and which had not been linked to any terrorism, WAS linked to terrorism simply because it was Muslim. And therefore Bush didn't care about port security and was putting our ports into the hands of terrorists. You don't think that was demagoging Muslims?

    June 29, 2012 at 2:18 am |
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