Anti-Muslim Bigotry: The New Flavor of the GOP

DaddyG8/10/2010 11:52:47 am PDT

re: #37 palomino

Agreed. Have any republicans had the guts to speak out in favor of the mosque?

Bloomberg was fairly clear about their rights:

“Whatever you may think of the proposed mosque and community center,” the mayor said, “lost in the heat of the debate has been a basic question: Should government attempt to deny private citizens the right to build a house of worship on private property based on their particular religion? That may happen in other countries, but we should never allow it to happen here. This nation was founded on the principle that government must never choose between religions or favor one over another.

“The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts. But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves, and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans, if we said ‘no’ to a mosque in lower Manhattan.”