President Obama stands up for peaceful Muslims who want to build a mosque in New York

President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed a controversial plan to build a mosque and Islamic center just blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan, despite the strong objections of conservatives, civic groups and those who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks, according to

“Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground,” according to prepared remarks Obama was to deliver at a White House dinner celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. “But let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone 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.”

Obama is right.  Not all Muslims are evil terrorists.  There are many good Muslims here and abroad.  Blaming an entire people for the mistakes of a few is simply un-American.

I cannot tell you how many crazed emails I still get from nutter Republicans who think all Muslims are evil.  It is just sick.  Kudos to Obama for telling these haters to take a hike!

The Republicans are such hypocrites.  I haven’t forgotten how President George W. Bush used to like holding hands with Saudi tyrants.  At least Obama doesn’t do that!

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