Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Monday reiterated his view that the site near Ground Zero where he has proposed an Islamic center should not be considered "hallowed ground" because of its proximity to a strip club and betting parlor, the Associated Press reports.

Rauf, the executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, repeated his enigmatic statement that he is "exploring all options" for the project.

"It's absolutely disingenuous, as many have said, that that block is hallowed ground," the report quotes Rauf as saying. "So let's clarify that misperception."

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