Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ground Zero Cultural Center

James Taranto (Best of the Web) has observations about the call to investigate those who are opposed to the Islamic Center near Ground Zero. Is Nancy Pelosi Un-American? - WSJ.com
A quote from Pelosi's office:
It was a bit unclear what she was referring to, and now her office sends over a statement from her clarifying what she meant and sort of standing by what she said:

"The freedom of religion is a Constitutional right. Where a place of worship is located is a local decision.

"I support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance that 'We agree with the ADL that there is a need for transparency about who is funding the effort to build this Islamic center. At the same time, we should also ask who is funding the attacks against the construction of the center.'
Interesting: When people are objecting to it, it's a matter of religious freedom, and the building is a mosque. When people refer to it as a mosque, supporters are careful to point out the building is a "cultural center".

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