August 16th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Ban Mosques in America?: Join the Live Chat

There's growing political fallout from Pres. Obama's comments on the Islamic Center / Mosque planned near Ground Zero in New York. Plus, you'll meet a man who says he speaks for a lot of Americans. He's against the center and says there should be no more mosques in America. Anywhere. Plus, we're tracking the growing health crisis due to the massive flooding in Pakistan and tonight's other headlines.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (277 Responses)
  1. Libby

    This is always the fastest hour ever! Bye everyone.. See you Tuesday night! 😀

    August 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    BTW< P.S. Good night Sanjay!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot withzebra ran out of the street & chases zebra bring back to ranch, Yay!! Awwww! Awesome shot, LOL So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!!!!! HUGS!
    Nice job both of them, Joey and Danny on Beat 360.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    There should be a moratorium on all new religious structures, period.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. carla

    goodnight gupta

    August 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Brad Ohio

    Good night SAnjay and everyone, thanks for keeping them honest!

    August 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good night AC360 Team and fellow bloggers.
    Nice to see you this evening Sanjay. Good show.

    Stay safe everyone.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Lori, CA

    Good night everyone! Sweet dreams.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Nancy in Oregon

    I missed you all tonight....had company but saw part of the show. Good evening to all.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Najeh

    What happened to the worst economy since the great depression? Republicans are using the Mosque to campaign on because they have no other agenda to solve the economic problems. On the other hand, Muslims in this country have nothing to do with 9/11. Let’s not forget that approx 500 Muslims also died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. There are more than 1.5 billion Muslims in this world and we cannot simply label them as terrorists because of the action of few bad apples. We are Americans and should know better.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Chi

    @libby agree w you on no unplug during AC360 : )

    August 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Jerry Clifford, the Word Guru

    The 1st amendment in 1789, was specifically engineered only for those who held no threat. The assumption & basis for the law was that religion is basically harmless and beneficial. They would never have allowed freedom to any religion that posed a threat or was composed of elements that had harmful potential or known deadly activities which Islam obviously has.

    Read the 1st for yourself... Peaceable assembly is the essence of this law which Islam will have a problem as they historically have shown a tendency to harbor terrorist elements that they refuse to eradicate. Muslims need to clean house before we allow them our cherished freedom.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Emily

    Good night Dr. Gupta, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Gloria, & Bloggers!

    Wonderful job tonight Dr. Gupta! 🙂

    Miss you Anderson. Hope you are getting to well-deserved R&R!

    August 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Jane - Vt

    Good night all.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Nina

    There is a substance called humate that removes oil from soil and water naturally without chemicals. I wonder what that was not used in the Gulf leak?

    August 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Sue R. Canton MI.

    My prayers go out to the people of Pakistan who are suffering from the devastating floods.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Lori, CA

    Can you believe that about Steven Slater?

    August 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  18. starr. formerly known as vincent

    Hi Dr., Gupta , Tea, 360 & all blogger friends. (i still don't have a laptop so i've been off the blog for 2 weeks or so)

    But, i HAD to comment on this Islamic debate! I believe in religious freedom...including Islamic!

    I am sincerely disappointed and troubled by the right wing conversation and debate regarding same. ALthough, i too, am disappointed with the proposed location of the Mosque, as an AMerican is support the Rights for the Mosque to EXist!

    I miss the blog terribly and hope to be back regularly soon.

    Prayers for Mike Douglous.

    I wish you all a safe and pleasant day tomorrow.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  19. carla

    there will be earthquakes and floods in diferent places.....

    August 16, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  20. lisal -canada

    nite all – have a great week!

    August 16, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That's so horrible I have seen flashing flood!!!!! Sad indeed, no money to help there. 😦

    August 16, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Ed Sulli

    People please remember we are not at WAR with the Islamic religion. America is at WAR with terroris who happen to be HYPOCRITES of the islamic religion, Just like in the christian religion when back in the days, in the name fo Jesus they will pray and then go hang some black man, women and children. Remember that time Mr. FISCHER or in the of Jesus about 95% of American indians was exterminate by your christian ancestors. Islam and christian belives in PEACE but like all religions they have their HYPOCRITES Mr Bryan Fischer.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Larry

    So he got a place in med school that could have gone to someone else; ironic.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Emily

    An unstable government!

    August 16, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  25. Kenya

    A zebra running loose in a Cali suburb...strange and a bit funny.
    My heart goes out to Pakistan.
    Goodnight everyone, Megan, team 360, Dr. G, Mr. Cooper and moderators (hard at work today!)

    August 16, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  26. Emily

    I wonder if people are not giving money to Pakistan for they all remember giving money in the past and the government kept much...it didn't get to the people...why would they trust them now?

    If they donate the money, what guarantee is it that they are "going to get the help even now"?

    August 16, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  27. Chris

    I don't think anyone feels the rules would be different for another religion if the situation were the same as this one.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
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