Ted Olson On NYC Islamic Center: “The President Was Right About This”
Conservative lawyer Ted Olson, the Solicitor General in the Bush 43 administration who lost his wife Barbara on 9/11, believes the president is correct to defend the building of an Islamic center in lower Manhattan. (via Think Progress)
OLSON: I do believe that people of all religions have a right to build edifices or structures, places of religious worship or study where the community allows them to do it under zoning laws and that sort of thing. And that we don’t want to turn an act of hate against us by extremists into an act of intolerance for people of religious faith. And I don’t think it should be a political issue. It shouldn’t be a Republican or Democrat issue either. I believe Governor Christie from New Jersey said it as well, that this should not be in that political partisan marketplace.
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