August 14, 2010
Let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are. The writ of our Founders must endure.
President Obama, who can still knock it out of the park with a speech when it counts.
“OMG we told you he was a secret Muslim LOL OMFG” reaction in 3… 2… 1…
Via Talking Points Memo.