Skip to comments.Giuliani Says Mosque 'Divisive'
Posted on 08/19/2010 8:09:39 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is characterizing the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero as "divisive," saying Thursday that the organizers' plans are breeding hate rather than healing wounds.
"All this is doing is creating more division, more anger, more hatred," Mr. Giuliani said during an interview on NBC's "Today" show.
"The reality is that right now, if you are a healer, you do not go forward with this project. If you're a warrior you do," declared Mr. Giuliani, the New York official most closely associated with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
The remarks put him squarely at odds with his successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the proposed mosque's most outspoken advocate.
Mr. Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney and a Republican candidate for president in 2008, said the organizers have "every right" to build the center two blocks from the site of the fallen Twin Towers.
"The question is, should they build it?" he said. "Are they displaying the sensitivity they claim by building it?"
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it is not near it is on ground zero.
does he come out and say no it should not be built?
Great to hear him speak out on this, he was terrific on O’Reilly tonight.
BY THE WAY, WHERE IS THAT COWARD FROM A FAMILY OF COWARDS MYTH FLIP SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY ON THE OBAMA HOPE AND CHANGE VICTORY MOSQUE?
He also took direct aim at the imam behind the center, Feisal Abdul Rauf, accusing him of "selling sensitivity" and questioning whether his motives are genuine.
The former mayor praised Democratic Gov. David Paterson for proposing to meet with the project's organizers in hopes of finding an alternative location in Lower Manhattan that would be less controversial."
... to put it mildly.
Romney takes pass from red media on mowusk, eats chicken without skin.
It is truly disgusting to see the same anti-american media who were eagerly hoping a loony right wing Christian would shoot something up so they could pounce on American Christians. Leap to the defense of our enemys in the name of religious freedom. Disgusting.
Cool it, Rome.
NOW they’re interested in religious freedom.
Giuliani continues in the tradition of Republican New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (1933-45). One play from LaGuardia's playbook was to find the enemy's weak spot and drive a sledgehammer into it. Giuliani does it with the faint sound of regret. It's like watching a master assassin at work with the stiletto.
The former mayor praised Democratic Gov. David Paterson for proposing to meet with the project's organizers in hopes of finding an alternative location in Lower Manhattan that would be less controversial.
Another patented LaGuardia play. Pick an enemy, praise him, put him on the spot, and separate him from the rest of his herd. Paterson now has to tap-dance his way out of Giuliani's embrace. This is a death sentence in New York City's liberal Democratic organization, where Giuliani is considered the spawn of Satan -- almost as much as the arch-devil Reagan.
It's fun watching the pros at work.
He is ALWAYS terrific.....
I just hope if the mosque gets built, that a few homos are stoned to death, and they start honor killing... Yeah baby, Islam, its a religion of peaces,, of deab people.
Sure. They are trying to give cover to Obama the magnificient. I think Rev. Wright should come out of the basement and defend his flock member.
I’d love to see that.
Yep. He’s common sense and to the point.
He calls it as it is.