Rep. Keith Ellison discusses the ‘Ground Zero’ mosque with Keith Olbermann

Rep. Keith Ellison appeared on ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’ on MSNBC this week to discuss the plans for a mosque to be built a few blocks from the site of Ground Zero in New York City.

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by John Jordan on 08/14/2010 - 09:09 am.

    This website is in serious need of alternative views. It is nothing but a local version of HuffPo or Daily Kos. Liberals agreeing with liberals. No alternative voices need apply.

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 08/14/2010 - 01:40 pm.

    It may be perfectly legal for wealthy Saudi Arabian Islamics to build this mosque at the site of the greatest successful attack on America since Pearl Harbor, but if the goal had anything to do with “healing”, they wouldn’t.

    Hiding behind the constitutional right to religion will get this thing built, but our freedom of speech guarantees us the right to name it a visable monument to Islamic hatred of Americans.

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 08/14/2010 - 07:39 pm.

    Tell me, Thomas, how many Muslims were killed in the 9/11 attack?

  4. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 08/15/2010 - 03:34 pm.

    Hint:
    You can find a list at http://islam.about.com/blvictims.htm

  5. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 08/15/2010 - 09:00 pm.

    And Thomas, you certainly have a constitutional right to offensive speech as long as it does not cause anyone physical harm (Justice Holmes’ ‘crying fire in a crowded theater’) — that does not make it any less offensive.

  6. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 08/16/2010 - 07:05 am.

    If a Muslim mosque is to banned in the surrounding area of Ground Zero, then in reasonable and logical consistency, one could assume, all Christian churches should be stripped from around the site of the Oklahoma bombing incident?

    Fundamentalist terrorism in whatever form, whatever or whomever represent those religious ‘sensitivities’, at least should be treated with the same unreasonable but consistent response?

    We lose more than we gain on this one…fear and hate are but other, not too subtle forms of terrorism sucking a nation of its own basic freedoms…

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