Islam controversies cast shadow over 9/11 events

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2010 file photo, construction continues at the World Trade Center site in New York. On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, the nation will observe the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

September 11, 2010 2:56:25 AM PDT
Politics threatened to overshadow a day of mourning Saturday for nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims amid a polarizing national debate over a planned mosque blocks from the site where Islamic extremists attacked America.