Jeff Greene: Obama ‘all wrong’ on Ground Zero mosqueby George Bennett | August 14th, 2010
UPDATE: Kendrick Meek’s statement: “Our nation was founded on the pillar of religious freedom and construction of the mosque should not be denied on religious grounds, but this is ultimately a decision for the local community in New York City to make.”
Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene today said President Obama is wrong to support construction of a mosque near the spot where Islamic jihadists killed more than 2,000 people by crashing planes into the World Trade Center.
“President Obama has this all wrong and I strongly oppose his support for building a mosque near Ground Zero especially since Islamic terrorists have bragged and celebrated destroying the Twin Towers and killing nearly 3,000 Americans.
“Freedom of religion might provide the right to build the mosque in the shadow of Ground Zero, but common sense and respect for those who lost their lives and loved ones gives sensible reason to build the mosque someplace else.
“President Obama had the chance to show leadership by calling on the mosque’s supporters to find a more appropriate location.”