At last, a politician still in office who has some courage to stand up for what is right. “Gov. Paterson offers state help to relocate mosque,” from Associated Press, August 10 (thanks to David):
ALBANY – New York Gov. David Paterson offered state help Tuesday if the developers of a proposed mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks agree to move the project farther from the site.
Paterson, a Democrat, said that he doesn’t oppose the project as planned but indicated that he understands where opponents are coming from. He said he was willing to intervene to seek other suitable state property if the developers agreed.
“I think it’s rather clear that building a center there meets all the requirements, but it does seem to ignite an immense amount of anxiety among the citizens of New York and people everywhere, and I think not without cause,” Paterson said in a news conference in Manhattan.
“I am very sensitive to the desire of those who are adamant against it to see something else worked out,” Paterson said….