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President Obama's remarks Friday and Saturday on a proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero sparked heated exchanges on the Sunday morning news shows. Read the full article.

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By Jodi Westrick  |  August 16, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Who cares????

Posted by: shyamk77 | August 16, 2010 10:24 PM

When a radical christian group blows up an abortion clinic, no one questions the existence of a church nearby...

Posted by: jg90014 | August 17, 2010 3:21 PM

American Muslims were at least as much victims of 9/11 as the rest of us -- we should celebrate the existence of a vibrant, peaceful Muslim community so close to this tragic reminder of the effects of intolerance and extremism.

Posted by: annbarbie | August 17, 2010 7:56 PM

The public is being bamboozled by those who seek to make this non-issue a campaign item for November. Back in 2009, when the site was brought to the zoning board in NYC, there was no problem in the neighborhood with having a Moslem community center in the area. In fact, until the media and the talking heads with an agenda entered the fray, there was no fray!

It is they who turned the center into a "Mosque" (without dome, minaret, and multiple entrances of course) and started fomenting fear. The farther away from the site, the more vociferous the outrage. People who were not in Manhattan on 9/11 (as I was -- I live there!) and probably have never even visited the site since then, feel it is their right to dictate to New York what we should do. They know best?!?

The worst of it is that the Democrats from the President to the Governor or New York are among the fearful. Gov Paterson is now helping to find an "alternate" site. How sad. Only the Mayor has stood his ground. Good for him!

Posted by: wide-eyed1 | August 18, 2010 11:23 AM

this mosque thing is so yesterday! who really, deep down inside, cares

Posted by: rmk1122 | August 18, 2010 12:27 PM

Do not build a mosque on that sight Please

Posted by: Babygirl2 | August 18, 2010 7:33 PM

Seems as though washington wears "Not No but Hell No!!!" filters when the American people disapprove of there idiotic contributions to Anarchy!!Listen Up Washington !!! The Mosque is not wanted by the majority of the American People!!

Posted by: msftex | August 18, 2010 11:35 PM

I am curious why this is suddenly an issue, beginning 5 months after the building permit was issued and announced on the front page of the New York Times. I also wonder if those who protest the loudest have given any thought to the safety of our young men & women serving in Moslem countries. Mr. Gingrich, especially, you know better.

Posted by: ceangriseus | August 24, 2010 6:42 AM

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