Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Reid breaks with Obama, opposes mosque near Ground Zero

Reid breaks with Obama, opposes mosque near Ground Zero: CNN

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid is breaking ranks with President Obama over the issue of the proposed construction of a controversial Islamic center and mosque just blocks away from Ground Zero.

"The First Amendment protects freedom of religion," spokesman Jim Manley said in a statement. "Sen. Reid respects that but thinks that the mosque should be built some place else. If the Republicans are being sincere, they would help us pass this long overdue bill to help the first responders whose health and livelihoods have been devastated because of their bravery on 911, rather than continuing to block this much-needed legislation."

1 comment:

trencherbone said...

I wonder if the Russians would allow the Muslims to build a mosque to celebrate their other great victory of recent years, the child-rape razzia and massacre at Beslan?

They could even have especially phallic minarets on the site of the school to symbolize the Muslims' favorite weapon of Jihad.