Morning Links: Cordoba House Imam Speaks; Google Has Another New Logo


• The imam behind the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero, Feisal Abdul Rauf, speaks out in an op-ed in the New York Times. “We are proceeding with the community center,” he says. It will include separate prayer spaces for Muslims, Christians, Jews, and people of other faiths, he writes, as well as a multi-faith memorial dedicated to victims of the September 11 attacks. [NPR]

• A death sentence of stoning for a woman convicted of adultery has been suspended by the Iranian authorities. [Reuters]

• Thanks to the First Amendment, you have the right to lie. As long as you don’t lie about the military, apparently. [USA Today]

• Google has a new logo that starts out gray and turns colors as you type. What does it mean? [Daily Intel]

• Chicago’s Mayor Daley shocks everyone, won’t run for a seventh term as mayor. [Tribune]

• Two of the steel “trees,” or “tridents” — columns holding up the original north tower of the WTC — have been returned as memorial artifacts. [NYT]

• Following this weekend’s car crash at The Bean, there was another cab accident last night in the East Village, this time at Thirrd Avenue and Astor Place. [EV Grieve]

• Dennis Rodman left his mic on while “entertaining” a crowd of girls in the Hamptons this weekend, treating the entire party to his sex-talk. Ah, to be a fly on that dirty wall. Or not. [Page Six]