NEW YORK An ultraconservative anti-Islamic body Friday announced that it will stage a protest next month to protest against plans by a Muslim group to build a 13-story mosque and cultural centre near Ground Zero, where the World Trade Centre stood and was destroyed on Sept 11, 2001. In a press release, the Stop Islamisation of America said the rally demanding that the project be abandoned would take place on June 6. The New York City Mayors office says, Its private property, and the area is zoned for uses that include this one. Pamela Gellar, executive director of Stop Islamisation of America, denounced the organisation behind the plans, Cordoba Initiative, and its leader, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, saying the project is an insulting flag of conquest of Islamic supremacism. How can you build a shrine to the very ideology that brought down the World Trade Centre? asked Ms Geller, whose group is planning a June 6 rally to protest the project. We have to do everything we can to stop this ... a huge Muslim monument, a stones throw from Ground Zero, with a mosque pointing toward Makkah. Though the Cordoba Initiatives website calls part of the $100 million-plus project a mosque, its founder, Imam Rauf, says the project is not a mosque but a community centre for all faiths that will include recreational facilities, a prayer space and a 500-seat theatre that can be a part of the neighbourhoods trendy Tribeca Film Festival. Rauf insists the effort is meant to help heal the wounds of 9/11, Weve approached the community because we want this to be an example of how we are cooperating with the members of the community, not only to provide services but also to build a new discourse on how Muslims and non-Muslims can cooperate together to push back against the voices of extremism. But Dr Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, says there are more productive ways to fight Islamic extremism. Even when they have the resources, they are using it for a place of worship, a cultural centre for organisations, he said. They are not using it for a counter terrorism research centre.