Bender for Senate - Bender statement on proposed mosque at Ground Zero in NYC

Jim Bender - US Senate 2010

Jim Bender, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate released the following statement regarding a proposed mosque to be built near the site of Ground Zero in New York City.

"I believe in the freedom of religion and all of the protections guaranteed by the US Constitution.  There are over 100 mosques in New York City, and Muslims are free to worship at those locations. It's not about rights; it's about doing what's right. To build a mosque on this site near where so many died on September 11th is wrong, like deliberately pouring salt into an open wound."