Saturday, September 04, 2010
Louis Farrakhan supports " Ground Zero Mosque "
Farrakhan says, "Why then should a mosque, a cultural center, not be constructed a few blocks away?" Farrakhan asked at a news conference in Washington, where he was joined by a coalition of African-American Muslims.
"When that building was destroyed, the whole world felt it," Farrakhan said, adding that many Muslims had offered their condolences to the country in the wake of the attacks. He said the area is also hallowed ground to blacks who are Muslims.
"Muslims are here. We are not terrorists," Farrakhan said. "We will not allow anyone on our watch to do some silly act to deprive an innocent human being of their life. And if we see it, we'll stop it."
Farrakhan also commented on the rumors that President Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Obama is a Christian.