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August 16, 2010

Reid opposes mosque near Ground Zero

Splitting with President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that he doesn't think a proposed mosque should be built near Ground Zero - the site where New York's World Trade Center towers stood before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

Reid, who is in a tough re-election battle in his home state, weighed in with a one-paragraph statement from his Washington office indicating that  "The First Amendment protects freedom of religion" but that Reid nonetheless believes "the mosque should be built some place else."

Obama made the previously controversy  the national spotlight Friday when he backed the building of the mosque in a speech to a group of Muslim-Americans, draping the issue as a matter of America upholding its commitment to religious freedom.

But Obama clarified his remarks the next day, stating that he wasn't commenting on the wisdom of building the mosque near Ground Zero. "I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That's what our country is about."


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Ooops forgot...wrong it is not a "community center" it is a "mosque". Calling it anything else is just another demonstration of what the Koran teaches good faithful muslims to do...lie to infidels.


Not buying it Harry, you have spurned the voice of America along with Obama and Pelosi. It is time for the American people to show you that you are to be held accountable for your own actions. We see through this charade of political posturing, and know that is exactly what it is.


It's NOT a mosque! Please use language correctly. It is a community center that contains a prayer room.

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