Wednesday, President Obama said he had no regrets about what he said over the weekend about the possible Ground Zero mosque. Numerous recent polls show that the president it out of touch with voters over the mosque issue; a Gallup Poll found that 37% of Americans disapprove of his comments about the mosque and 20% approve.
“The answer is: No regrets,” Obama said Wednesday at a hall-style meeting in Ohio.
“It may not make me popular with some people, but I think probably the President was right about this,” Ted Olson said Wednesday. Olsen is a former Solicitor General whose wife, Barbara died on the hi-jacked plane that hit the Pentagon on September 11.
“We don’t want to turn an act of hate against us by extremists into an act of intolerance for people of religious faith.”
To see video of what Obama said about the mosque over the weekend, click here.
The project has been described by its designer as an “Islamic community center” and that it “is not a mosque.” The center will “include a 500-seat performing arts center, a lecture hall, an exhibition space, a swimming pool, a gym, a culinary school, a restaurant and a prayer space for Muslims,” according to CNN.
To see a slideshow of photos that tells the debate of the Ground Zero mosque, click here.
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Sarah Palin Tweeted that she opposed a mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York City and begged New Yorkers to oppose it as well. For more on that story, click here.
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Source: NY Daily News
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