The wife of the imam planning an Islamic community center near ground zero says she and her husband have received death threats.
Daisy Khan said Sunday that her life and that of her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf are "under threat."
Police could not confirm the threats.
Khan was part of a wide-ranging discussion of Islam broadcast on ABC's "This Week."
She also said that moderate Muslims like herself must lead the fight against extremists in their religion.
But she said that if moderate Muslims are branded as extremists, they will be thrown into the arms of al-Quaida.
The developer of the Islamic center has released preliminary sketches of the 16-story planned structure. Sharif El-Gamal said groundbreaking is probably two to three years away.