Bloomberg Defends 'Freedom to Worship as We Wish' in NYC

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a look back through his city’s religious history as he took the podium Tuesday in support of the planned Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in Manhattan, pointing out episodes of intolerance and good faith alike before making his case for the project to go forward. “Muslims are as much a part of our city and our country as the people of any faith,” he said, “and they are as welcome to worship in lower Manhattan as any other group.” –KA

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