Friday, August 13, 2010

Obama Backs Mosque Near Ground Zero

WASHINGTON  -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country's founding principles demanded no less.

"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York and the nation.

"That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable."

2 comments:

Dan said...

How about saying the same thing about out Constitution Yomama?

Reggie said...

Yes, Dan, I agree. This is another extremely disturbing action by the President of the United States.