Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pastor Schools NBC News Host Over Ground Zero Mosque

Pauline Jelinek and Julie Pace - Associated Press Writers - 8/15/2010 6:45:00 AMBookmark and Share
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - President Barack Obama is under fire for his endorsement of a proposed mosque near the site of the 9-11 Islamic terrorist attack in New York City.

Speaking to a gathering at the White House Friday evening to observe the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Obama said that he believes "Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country."

"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."

Asked Saturday about the issue during his trip to Florida, Obama tried to reframe his Friday remarks saying "I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making a decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right that people have that dates back to our founding."

Obama said that "my intention was simply to let people know what I thought. Which was that in this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion.

The White House quickly followed up on Obama's latest comments on the matter, with Obama spokesman Bill Burton saying that the president wasn't backing off in any way from the remarks he made Friday.

"What he said last night, and reaffirmed today, is that if a church, a synagogue or a Hindu temple can be built on a site, you simply cannot deny that right to those who want to build a mosque," Burton said.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was among those who met with Obama on Saturday, lauded the president's position. Crist is running for the U.S. Senate as an independent.

"I think he's right - I mean you know we're a country that in my view stands for freedom of religion and respect for others," Crist said after the Florida meeting with Obama and other officials. "I know there are sensitivities and I understand them. This is a place where you're supposed to be able to practice your religion without the government telling you you can't."

Others were quick to pounce on Obama's statements.

In a statement Saturday, House Minority Leader John Boehner said the decision to build the mosque wasn't an issue of religious freedom, but a matter of respect.

"The fact that someone has the right to do something doesn't necessarily make it the right thing to do," Boehner said. "That is the essence of tolerance, peace and understanding."

Added Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.: "President Obama is wrong. It is insensitive and uncaring for the Muslim community to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero."

Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene of Florida took Obama's Friday speech to mean the president supports the construction.

"President Obama has this all wrong and I strongly oppose his support for building a mosque near ground zero especially since Islamic terrorists have bragged and celebrated destroying the Twin Towers and killing nearly 3,000 Americans," said Greene. "Freedom of religion might provide the right to build the mosque in the shadow of ground zero, but common sense and respect for those who lost their lives and loved ones gives sensible reason to build the mosque someplace else."

The mosque would be part of a $100 million Islamic community center two blocks from where nearly 3,000 people perished when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

The proposed construction has sparked debate around the country that has included opposition from top Republicans including Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich as well as the Jewish civil rights group the Anti-Defamation League.
This is what I think of this mess this Mosque has put us in. The Muslims and the left want this to be about defending the freedom of religion. This is nothing of the sort. This is about zoning. Just because you are a religion doesn't give you the right to put up a Church or Mosque anywhere you want. Some things are just inappropriate to most Americans. No one is limiting there freedom any more then not being able to have a strip club next to a school isn't against your freedom of speech. I can't scream fire in a crowded theater. This insensitive move by the Muslims is very antagonistic to the rest of the religions in America. If they are trying to promote hate and anger they are doing a great job. But that is what they are trying to do. If a Christian, Jew,Hindu ... hurts that Mosque in any way they will win. We must protest this Mosque by pointing out their intentions and agenda. But we must not ever show anything but Love for them. As more Americans eyes open to what the Muslims are doing with this Mosque their weak foundation will fall on it's own. We should not burn the Qua ran or any other kind of non-Love action. If we can show them Love it will all work out in the end. Please keep vigilant in peace and spread the Word.


  1. Well Sean I Guess That Cant We All Get along Thingy Aint Going To Work With Ya! That Domination Thingy Wont Get Ya Far Either!

  2. Sean great post on Islams attack on Budhism and all religions that don't submit to them.

  3. Chris, I don't know how else to put this. You are a MORON. The measure passed the New York City Council.

    Freedom of religion is one of the fundamental rights in the Constitution that you say you defend. I guess it only applies in your mind if you are a Christian and white.

    If you defend the Constitution of the United States of America, you should defend the right to build a mosque anywhere that it's legal to do so.

  4. Bruce #1 They Do Have The Right.

    #2 Moron: It Still Aint Right!

    Bruce While Your On The Constitution Is Government Responsible For Border Security? Moron Why Are Not They Doing Their Duty? Mosque You Defend Citizens You Ignore! Get Back To Nobamaville!

  5. Whio is talking about freedom of religion Bruce? This is about the fact that these Muslims have no class. Who is trying to stop them from their freedom of religion? It's just a stupid place to put a Masque. Only the Muslims and the left wingnuts are talking about freedom of religion. It was just made legal to do so and I still think it's stupid to build it there. Once they got it zoned for this Mosque they have every right to do so. That doesn't make it proper to put it there. Do you remember what they did to the white christians in Waco? Was that freedom of religion? Is it freedom of religion to not let the Muslims marry more then one wife? Is it freedom of speech to have free speech zones in public universities? You Bruce are the moron becauser you tried to make this once again about the color of skin and Christianity. Get a grip man your loosing it while your political party and political ideology are going in the shitter. I told you it would happen Bruce and it looks like I was right. Bruce you you think Musalims have the right to follow Shariah law here in America since it is their religion? Can they beat their wives,marry a girl of 9 and have sex with her at that age? Is rape of a women the womens fault? That is their religion and shouldn't it be their freedom? And why are we paying for this Imam to go to the Middle East to talk about Islam? Why aren't you bitching about the sepoaration of Church and state? Tell us old toothless wonder what is in that wise head of yours.I'm sure you wont answer.

  6. AL isn't it funny how now all the sudden Bruce is all for the Constitution. He didn't care about it when we took over GM and obamacare taxed some "Caddilac"plan and not the unions "Cadillac" plans. He didn't care about the Constitution when he wanted to shut down talk radio and Fox News. He didn't care about the Constitution when he mandated Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine/tax. But now he is caring about the Constitution when this isn't even about the Constitution. What a dope.

  7. Chris Bruce Has NO Problem With Regimes Socialist Ideaology On All Issues You Stated. Bruce Spouting Constitution! Whats Next Paper Mach Head. Oops Never Mind.

    Bruce You Also Did Not Cite In Your Brilliant Blog Government vs Arizona. You Know Where Regime Backed Illegals And Sued CITIZENS. Bruce Your Going To Love November In Nobamaville!

    Chris News Flash Sen Reid Disagrees With Regime On Mosque Issue. Whats Next Pelosi Agrees To Read Bill BEFORE Its Passed!


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