Sunday, August 15, 2010
President Obama elevates proposed mosque to a national discussion
President Barack Obama has weighed in on the issue of a proposed mosque being constructed near the site of the World Trade Center attacks, in Lower Manhattan. On Saturday, President Obama said Muslims do have a right to build a cultural center where it is being proposed. President Obama went on to say that, in America, people should be treated equally, in accordance with this nation's laws.
Some of President Obama's critics have been vocal about his remarks about the Islamic center. Meanwhile, the president's remarks have also garnered support from those who espouse the rights of people to practice their faith free from governmental interference in the United States.
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