Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Harry Reid opposes Ground Zero mosque

Harry Reid, an influential US politician, has spoken out publicly in support of those who protest the building of a mosque just a few blocks from the former site of the World Trade Centre in New York, where the structure collapsed after terrorist attacks in 2001.

Reid is said to support religious freedom, but thinks the mosque should be built somewhere else.

According to Politico:

“The First Amendment protects freedom of religion,” Reid spokesman Jim Manley said in a statement. "Sen. Reid respects that but thinks that the mosque should be built someplace else. If the Republicans are being sincere, they would help us pass this long-overdue bill to help the first responders whose health and livelihoods have been devastated because of their bravery on 9/11, rather than continuing to block this much-needed legislation."
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