Friday, September 10, 2010

Moving Mosque Could Lead to Retaliation, Warns Imam

The imam behind the mosque at Ground Zero says he would have changed sites earlier if he had known how controversial the location would become, but moving it now would be a bad idea. Were it to be moved, "the headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told CNN's Larry King Live last night. He's concerned about the "danger from the radicals in the Muslim world to our national security" and says the safety of "American citizens who live and work and travel overseas will be compromised if the radicals are strengthened."

Let me put it a different way: