As expected, President Barack Hussein Obama has spoken out in support of the Ground Zero mosque.
The President said, “We Muslims have the same right to practice our religion as anyone else in this country.”
Oh, wait — Sorry! I misquoted Mr. Obama. A fly landed on my computer screen and caused me to misread that last sentence. What the President actually said was: “Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.”
What a difference a “We” makes.
And what difference do We the People make? Virtually none.
Here’s the report from MSNBC:
Obama Defends Ground Zero Mosque Plans
Ramadan dinner speech: ‘Muslims have the right to practice their religion as anyone else’
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed plans for a Muslim mosque two blocks from ground zero in New York City, declaring that “Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.”
Speaking at a White House dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Obama said all Americans have the right to worship as they choose.
“That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances, Obama said. “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable.”
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Obama emphasized the point as New York City is immersed in a deeply sensitive debate about whether a mosque should be built near the site of the World Trade Center’s twin towers.
His remarks drew agreement and vilification.
It was the president’s first public remarks about the mosque controversy. The White House previously called the matter solely a local one.
The dinner was attended by over 100 guests, including two Muslim-American congressmen and ambassadors and officials from numerous Muslim nations, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
Obama: Ground Zero Victory Mosque? Absolutely, Sounds Awesome
You know who else my enemy is? My enemy is someone who think it’s a good idea to advertise the virtues of Islam next door to Islam’s Greatest Hit.
Ohhhh… And it’s Friday, too. So it can be lost over the weekend.
Well, as they say, Praise Allah (pbuh) it’s Friday.
Ah yes, those Friday “after the press has signed out for the weekend” Presidential bombs. Another Obama Special brought to us by The One We Didn’t Want and Sure Didn’t Vote For.”
Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.