“Let me be clear: as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” Obama said at a White House iftar, the traditional breaking of the daily Ramadan fast.
“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,” he continued. “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable.” (Read Andrew McCarthy’s NRO article on Fiesal Abdul Raul imam spearheading the mosque.)
Did I wake up in some parallel universe this morning? “Muslims having the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country” is one thing and building a mosque where muslin jihadists killed 3,000 plus innocent Americans and drove in the ground another plane load of brave Americans on their way to bomb the pentagon is another. And when did we start breaking bread at a “iftar” in the White House? At some point being a muslim would prove to be an issue for Barack Obama but little did we realize he would throw his citizens under the Islam Trailways. – DSMW