If somebody wants to build a religious house of worship, they should do it and we shouldn't be in the business of picking which religions can and which religions can't. I think it's fair to say if somebody was going to try to on that piece of property build a church or a synagogue, nobody would be yelling and screaming. And the fact of the matter is that Muslims have a right to do it too. What is great about America and particularly New York is we welcome everybody and I just- you know, if we are so afraid of something like this, what does it say about us? Democracy is stronger than this. You know, the ability to practice your religion is the- was one of the real reasons America was founded. And for us to say no is just, I think, not appropriate is a nice way to phrase it.For us to call him a twit is just, I think, not a nice but an appropriate way to phrase it.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Lights Are On (in Bloomberg's Brain) But Nobody's Home
Showing that what he knows about jihad and sharia couldn't even fill a thimble, NYC's mayor issues a "clarification" of his position re the proposal to build two Muslims houses of worship near the site where twin towers were toppled by jihadis: