Sunday, June 06, 2010
CNN... Conservative Blogger Pamela Geller calls for Ground Zero mosque protest, In the United States, freedom of religion is a constitutionally guaranteed right provided in the religion clauses of the First Amendment.
CNN) -- Conservative blogger Pamela Geller, her photo above, called for a protest Sunday against plans to build a mosque near the site of Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed by Islamist hijackers on September 11, 2001.
"Building the Ground Zero mosque is not an issue of religious freedom, but of resisting an effort to insult the victims of 9/11 and to establish a beachhead for political Islam and Islamic supremacism in New York," the group "Stop the Islamicization of America" says on its website.
"Ground Zero is a war memorial, a burial ground. Respect it," says the group SIOA, which is run by conservative blogger Pamela Geller. "No one's telling them they can't. We're asking them not to," Pamela Geller told CNN's Joy Behar recently.
"In the United States, freedom of religion is a constitutionally guaranteed right provided in the religion clauses of the First Amendment. Freedom of religion is also closely associated with separation of church and state, a concept advocated by Thomas Jefferson. The modern legal concept of religious freedom as the union of freedom of belief and freedom of worship with the absence of any state-sponsored religion, originated in the United States of America."
Marvin Bethea, who was a paramedic at ground zero on 9/11, said it was "the right thing to do." "I lost 16 friends down there. But Muslims also got killed on 9/11. It would be a good sign of faith that we're not condemning all Muslims and that the Muslims who did this happened to be extremists," he said. "As a black man, I know what it's like to be discriminated against when you haven't done anything.
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