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Ground Zero Mosque, Obama Extends and Revises his Remarks

August 14, 2010 politisite 0

Today in Florida President Barack Obama “backed off” (as Politico‚Äôs Carol Lee put it) his defense of the Ground Zero mosque. Obama now claims that last night he was only defending the legal rights of the organizers: “I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates […]

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Obama says he is in Favor of Allowing Mosque Near Ground Zero

August 13, 2010 politisite 0

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 City and the nation. “That includes the right to […]