Wednesday, September 15, 2010

70% Say Mosque Should Not Be Near Ground Zero

According to a nationwide survey released today, most Americans polled disagree with President Barack Obama about locating a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero.

Commissioned by Quinnipiac University, the query focused on remarks made last month by the President at a state dinner in recognition of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

He said, “Let me be clear...As a citizen and as President I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone 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.”

Of 1,905 voters quizzed, 7 out of 10 disagreed with Mr. Obama, citing the worst single act of religious terrorism ever carried out on Americans within the borders of their own nation.

During the months preceding the attack in which hijacked jumbo jets laden with full tanks of fuel crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people, imams worldwide screamed for vengeance against “the Great Satan,” the United States, for its support of the State of Israel.

Most of those who lost their lives in the attack were of the Jewish faith.

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