Sunday, August 15, 2010

(NEWS) Obama Clarifies NY Mosque Support

"After US president's remarks on Muslims' right to build mosque near Ground Zero draw criticism, Obama says, 'I was not commenting on wisdom of decision to put mosque there,' but reiterates support of right to build place of worship.

US President Barack Obama said on Saturday he supported the right of Muslims to build a cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City but would not comment on the 'wisdom' of such a move.

Obama's comments came after his remarks at a White House event on Friday in which he appeared to offer his backing for the construction of a center called Cordoba House near the site known as 'Ground Zero' in lower Manhattan."

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