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Mosque Location Spurs Political Debate

Will democrats be seeing some fallout this November over the ground zero mosque debate?

They will, according to some republicans.

President Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built.

But he says he's not commenting on "the wisdom" of building a mosque two blocks from ground zero.

“What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion, they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that this is causing to so many good people. And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque,” said Rep. Peter King, a republican from New York.

“It is now finally being recognized that government, which is what I said initially, that government has no right and no business to comment one way or the other on whether a church or a synagogue or a mosque should be anywhere, so long as they meet the legal requirements,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a democrat from New York.

Many democrats believe this issue won't be in the forefront come November.

They believe the economy is still top priority with the American people.


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