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Obama backs controversial New York mosque project
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/10 | Ross Colvin and Jeff Mason

Posted on 08/13/2010 6:45:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday backed construction of a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York -- a project opposed by U.S. conservatives and many New Yorkers.

"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community.

"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," he said, weighing in for the first time ..

Earlier this month a New York city agency cleared the way for construction of the community center, which will include a prayer room, two blocks from the site of the September 11 attacks, popularly known as "Ground Zero."

"This is America and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable," said Obama, who has made improving ties between the United States and the Muslim world a cornerstone of his foreign policy.

Obama was speaking during an Iftar dinner he hosted at the White House. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims break their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

About 2,750 people were killed in the September 11 attacks, when al Qaeda hijackers crashed two passenger planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The attacks deeply traumatized Americans and sparked the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the Bush administration's "war on terror."

Many families of those killed in the attacks have mounted an emotional campaign to block the community center, calling it provocative and a betrayal of the memory of the victims.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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We're still dropping bombs on 'em overseas .. and here, they continue to build mosques and "community centers".

He is either blind, naive or sympathetic to the 'cause'.

The 'religious' part and view of a great many not present is to kill the infidels and impose Sharia law.

1 posted on 08/13/2010 6:45:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve got a feeling Barry was wearing a little smirk on the morning of 09-11-01. A lot of DemocRATS were.


2 posted on 08/13/2010 6:47:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: NormsRevenge

3 posted on 08/13/2010 6:47:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: NormsRevenge

A Given.....


4 posted on 08/13/2010 6:48:01 PM PDT by cranked
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To: FlingWingFlyer

whose side is he on


5 posted on 08/13/2010 6:48:01 PM PDT by preamble
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t think this is going to go down all that well with the non Mushlums.


6 posted on 08/13/2010 6:48:16 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: NormsRevenge; All

It’s an *In Your Face* act of provocation. I guess he thinks people who hear this never vote. Remember in November.


7 posted on 08/13/2010 6:48:27 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: NormsRevenge

As Gomer Pyle used to say “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”

This POS BO is without doubt the biggest hater of this country and what it stands for that has ever been.

To paraphrase Bill Clinton (I know it makes me a little ill too) “I loathe the regime”.


8 posted on 08/13/2010 6:49:20 PM PDT by SPI-Man (Getting dangerously close to being too old to cut the mustard anymore)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well. I’m shocked. shocked I say. just shocked.


9 posted on 08/13/2010 6:49:20 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 566 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a shock! Of course Barry sides with the Muslims and against America. He is a Muslim!


10 posted on 08/13/2010 6:49:38 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: NormsRevenge

If islam is a religion, I am the king of England.


11 posted on 08/13/2010 6:50:09 PM PDT by Thom Pain (2 + 2 = 4 : Defending the Constitution is CENTRIST; not RIGHT WING! Don't be labeled!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m really glad President Obama favors having Muslims practice their faith. Hopefully, he will be supportive if some of them decide to apply the teachings of that faith to Judge Walker out in California. I frankly believe that some public stonings would do this country a world of good.


12 posted on 08/13/2010 6:50:31 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the Iftar dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington August 13, 2010. The Iftar dinner celebrates the evening breaking of fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Jason Reed


13 posted on 08/13/2010 6:50:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

How can Jews support this guy?


14 posted on 08/13/2010 6:50:53 PM PDT by devane617 (November!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama backs controversial New York mosque project

Well THAT'S "unexpected".....

15 posted on 08/13/2010 6:51:00 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: NormsRevenge

Shameful, simply shameful.


16 posted on 08/13/2010 6:51:24 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hussein Soetoro Dunham is muslim yo..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw


17 posted on 08/13/2010 6:52:35 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: marktwain

I think *In Your Face* or a *Finger In The Chest* is about right. I think he knows he is toast and will force his agenda and views without regard to anyone or his supporters.


18 posted on 08/13/2010 6:53:00 PM PDT by devane617 (November!)
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To: NormsRevenge

well of course he’s going to back these terrorists. this is all part of being the Manchurian Candidate but he is not blind,not naive but sympathetic to the implemenation of sharia law in the USA. i’m so spittin’ mad..........


19 posted on 08/13/2010 6:53:05 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: NormsRevenge

if that does not sign Obama’s political death warrant among voters, nothing will.


20 posted on 08/13/2010 6:53:16 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: NormsRevenge

So, Obama is doing what he always does, going against the will of the vast majority of the American people.

I’m stunned.


21 posted on 08/13/2010 6:53:34 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community”

No cultural sensitivity among Muslims for their own collective sin.


22 posted on 08/13/2010 6:54:03 PM PDT by omega4179 (JD Hayworth)
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To: NormsRevenge
About 2,750 people were killed in the September 11 attacks, when al Qaeda hijackers crashed two passenger planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The attacks deeply traumatized Americans and sparked the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the Bush administration's "war on terror."

Bush's war on terror? No, that was AMERICA'S war against Islamo-facists who want to conquer the entire globe. Islam is a death cult that needs to be eradicated from the face of the Earth.

23 posted on 08/13/2010 6:54:05 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This moron is making a mockery of this nation and the people that have fought and died defending it.

He should be tried for treason..


24 posted on 08/13/2010 6:54:21 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Astronaut
“Of course Barry sides with the Muslims and against America”

I would not be a bit surprised to find out that Obuma is behind the whole idea of putting a mosque there. Obuma is supporting the Imam in his travels overseas and the state department is building mosques in the middle east. I would how many Christian churches we have built.

For some time now I truly believe that Obuma is the Manchurian candidate. He is here to destroy us at all cost and so many of us are buying into it. God help us.

25 posted on 08/13/2010 6:54:50 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: ClearCase_guy

i’d like to put my iftar foot up somebody’s iftar dinner and i’m phrasing this lightly


26 posted on 08/13/2010 6:55:03 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: NormsRevenge

FUBO


27 posted on 08/13/2010 6:55:18 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course, he’s fine with it. He’d be happy to see the whole city leveled by his buddies to build all the mosques they want and bring more muslims to the country to occupy them. He’s a jerk, born a jerk and he’ll always be a jerk!


28 posted on 08/13/2010 6:55:39 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: JamesA

Meanwhile Israel will have to destroy the Iranian nuke plant in the next few days. Hang onto your hat.


29 posted on 08/13/2010 6:56:02 PM PDT by Kirkwood (You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drunk.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

“I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”


30 posted on 08/13/2010 6:56:18 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 566 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: NormsRevenge

He had to give a speech at a dinner??? Does the man never quit admiring himself? Will we ever stop asking - what makes this man tick????


31 posted on 08/13/2010 6:57:18 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

32 posted on 08/13/2010 6:58:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: NormsRevenge
How "unexpected."

Did any of us have the slightest doubt as to which side Hussein would support in this controversy?



33 posted on 08/13/2010 6:58:34 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama is the slimiest piece of steaming excrement to ever spew from the left of this great country, and he is a TRAITOR!!

2000 Dead Americans - for the love of god man give your head a shake!

THIS is hallowed ground!


34 posted on 08/13/2010 6:59:22 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: NormsRevenge

BO be Damned.


35 posted on 08/13/2010 6:59:38 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: NormsRevenge

“He is either blind, naive or sympathetic to the ‘cause’. “

Oh, he is more than just “sympathetic to the cause.”


36 posted on 08/13/2010 6:59:49 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: reagandemocrat

Ditto that.


37 posted on 08/13/2010 7:00:21 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: haywoodwebb
Why isn't this the top headline on Drudge?????
38 posted on 08/13/2010 7:01:45 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (ISLAM=DEATH!! . . . . . . black & humble . . .)
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To: Bigh4u2

Of course he should be tried for treason, But I’am torn between hanging him for treason, or making him spend the rest of his life living in a mud hut in Kenya. That might be real justice.


39 posted on 08/13/2010 7:02:30 PM PDT by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: NormsRevenge
Regardless of what Obama does, here's a video that NEEDS to be seen:

You Tube Video on Muslim Demographics

 If this doesn't open your eyes, nothing will.

40 posted on 08/13/2010 7:02:44 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The plan to build the Manhattan mosque is so blatantly defiant.

Of course they are building their mosques over here. They get special consideration and they are reassured that bombs won't fall on them over here.

41 posted on 08/13/2010 7:02:53 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Drawing Mohammed Day was considered insensitive. I propose we have another Drawing Mohammed Day.


42 posted on 08/13/2010 7:02:53 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Thank You Rush

New York is one of the most liberal cities in America.


43 posted on 08/13/2010 7:03:19 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said

As a mooseSlime what are your beliefs on the rights of other religions to exist?

44 posted on 08/13/2010 7:03:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Where’s Captain Obvious?


45 posted on 08/13/2010 7:03:40 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: NormsRevenge

HEADLINE = DUH


46 posted on 08/13/2010 7:03:55 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: omegadawn

The rack might be appropriate.


47 posted on 08/13/2010 7:04:18 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: NormsRevenge
Glad this happened on a Friday night.
It will surely be the main topic for the talking heads on Sunday.

----------------------------------------

Personally, I think this is big time news.
If he had any chance of re-election in 2012, it is over.

48 posted on 08/13/2010 7:06:31 PM PDT by AGreatPer (OJerko exposed himself today to the world.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Fine, Barry. You'll get your sleeper mosque.

Now, when Christmas comes this year, tell your sock puppets to shut up about public displays of this:

 

   

49 posted on 08/13/2010 7:07:56 PM PDT by Fintan
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To: NormsRevenge
What I am simply amazed at...in awe of for sure....is the vocal, almost violent opposition to the little islamic, muslim god by the leaders of the rinos and of course, our dear leading candidate for 2012....and all the other candidates as well.

It is so comforting to know that the conservative leadership knows exactly what is morally right and is more than willing to speak out against this travesty!

/sarcasm off/

50 posted on 08/13/2010 7:08:57 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Buzzard's gotta eat; same as worms.")
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