Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke with President Obama Monday over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, saying the controversial Islamic center should be built elsewhere.Spokesman Jim Manley said in a written statement that Republicans should show their sincerity about sensitivity to Sept. 11 survivors by backing a high-profile bill to grant health benefits to rescue workers, something that stalled in Congress earlier this month.But at the same time, Manley put Reid on the record for the first time in the hyper-sensitive and volatile mosque debate."The First Amendment protects freedom of religion," Manley said. "Sen. Reid respects that but thinks that the mosque should be built some place else."Reid's comments added another high-profile voice to the mosque controversy. The president first stepped into the fray Friday when he appeared to endorse the Park 51 project during a Ramadan dinner at the White House. The next day, he clarified that he was merely commenting on fundamental religious freedoms -- not specifically on the "wisdom" of the mosque project. Then White House spokesman Bill Burton said Obama was not "backing off" his original remarks.Well maybe the left can make this about racism since their religious freedom straw man didn't stick. People are fed up with Obama and his insistence to go against the American people on every issue. Have you ever wondered why Obama and the left are always on the side of the terrorist organizations like Hamas?
A Hamas leader says Muslims "have to build" a mosque near ground zero.Mahmoud al-Zahar said Muslims "have to build everywhere" so that followers can pray, just like Christians and Jews build their places of worship.Al-Zahar spoke Sunday on "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on WABC-AM. He is a co-founder of Hamas and its chief on the Gaza Strip.Sen. Chuck Schumer says Al-Zahar's comments don't carry any weight because Hamas is a terrorist organization. Schumer hasn't taken a stand on the mosque.Rep. Peter King, who opposes the mosque, says he won't respond to Hamas. We need to pray for these Muslims. We need to show the world what these Muslims intentions are with this mosque. We need to show the faces of the morners at ground zero when they hear the call to pray in Arabic as a reminder of the religion that promoted this kind of terrorism. In time the truth of why this Mosque was built at ground zero will come out. And when it does the world will see this religion for what it is.