Gov. Paterson To Meet Archbishop Dolan Over Mosque

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Governor Paterson and Archbishop Timothy Dolan were scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon over the controversy over the proposed Ground Zero mosque.

The private meeting will be held at the Democratic governor’s Manhattan office.

Opponents said building it so close to the World Trade Center site would be insensitive to 9/11 families.

Supporters said the religious freedom of Muslims must be protected.

The Archbishop volunteered to mediate the standoff, and the governor offered to help the relocate the project.

The developers have not said if they’d consider another site.

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  1. Zaheed says:

    To condemn an entire faith and its people because of the sins of a few fanatics is lunacy. It’s akin to claiming that all Christians are bad because because of the hate crimes committed by the early KKK in the name of Christian purity; that all German Christians are bad because of the sins committed by the Nazis; or, would you dare say that all Italian, Roman Catholics are bad people because Rome is the capital of Italy and the Romans crucified Jesus? This is ludicrous.

    Let them build. NYC and the local community could use the $100 Million dollar injection, people could use the jobs this would create and the community as a whole could possibly stop being so divided and learn to coexist peacefully.

  2. AMERICAN_IDIOT says:

    Its idiotic how the mosque is such a huge issue. Admit it Governor, just like 80% of the people in NY and in the US, you don’t want the mosque placed there because, you like everyone else associates Islam with Terrorists. IDIOTS!!

  3. zaheed says:

    A progressive Muslim myself, I really think the building of this mosque represents a great opportunity for the people of New York. The protection of constitutional rights for religious freedoms aside, this project represents a 100 million injection into an already cash-strapped local economy. It would create jobs, improve the local community and presents a chance for Muslims and non-Muslims to coexist and hopefully learn something from each other – maybe even give several opponents a chance to step out from under that cloud of racism/prejudice/intolerance that hangs so noticeably in America today.

    I can’t even understand the argument that building an Islamic religious monument so close to to Ground Zero and its associated “hate crime” is insensitive. Historically, churches and other religious monuments have been built or are being built near “sites of evil” all the time. There are two churches within a 4 block radius of where H.H. Holmes murdered and mutilated 27 (confirmed) and an estimated 200 people in his “murder castle” in IL; as well as places of worship near the sites of Timothy McVeighs, Ted Bundy’s, David Berkowitz attacks (to name but a few) Besides, churches have been built in war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan – commemorating the faith that many people there may associate with killing their own innocent. All this without as much grievance as what is occurring here.

    Furthermore, to condemn an entire faith and its people because of the sins of a few fanatics is lunacy. It’s akin to claiming that all Christians are bad because because of the hate crimes committed by the early KKK in the name of Christian purity; that all German Christians are bad because of the sins committed by the Nazis; or, would you dare say that all Italian, Roman Catholics are bad people because Rome is the capital of Italy and the Romans crucified Jesus? This is ludicrous.

    I am a fan of CBS News and of all the networks your evening news coverage is the least biased but It irks me that the seemingly most objective news source for this topic these days is The Daily Show… I mean REALLY?! That should not be happening. c’mon people.

  4. Patrick says:

    Did Japanese Americans build a Shinto olace of worship or community center at or near Pearl Haqrboe?

  5. Stephen says:

    This mosque needs to be built !! Religious freedom for all

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