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."


Unknown 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.