Listeners Respond: New York Governor David Paterson on the Proposed Islamic Cultural Center

Monday, August 23, 2010

Governor David Paterson (Azi Paybarah / WNYC)

Last week we spoke with New York Gov. David Paterson about his effort to negotiate a new site for Park 51, the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque — one that's further away from Ground Zero. Hundreds of people rallied at Ground Zero this weekend; some were there to support and some to protest the center. We hear your responses to Paterson's comments.

Lucille from Florida says:

People forget the reason this country began. The Pilgrims came because they were escaping religious persecution... This is a basic right to worship where we want. Islam did not kill people on 9/11. Radical al-Qaida terrorists did. Big difference.

 

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Blakeney Schick

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