Angelica Patridaice Major (omgangiepants) wrote in ontd_political,
Angelica Patridaice Major
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Feingold defends NYC cultural center

Asked where he comes down on the proposal to build a mosque and community center near the site of the World Trade Center attacks, Russ Feingold said it's tragic there isn't a proper memorial at the site.

"It's just wrong after all these years that there isn't that kind of memorial," he said.

Feingold said those who are looking to use the issue as a political wedge are guilty of "gutter politics" and "one of the worst things I've ever seen done in politics."

"In the end I believe in freedom of religion," he said. "If somebody owns property and it's within the zoning rules, if they want to build a house of worship that is a fundamental right. And I would make the point I am for freedom on this point, and freedom of religion is fundamental."

source has more uninteresting bickering between Feingold and a Johnson rep
Tags: 9/11, islam, islamophobia, russ feingold
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