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September 8th, 2010
10:19 AM ET
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jeanette

    The Muslims love to build where there destruction has taken place to show their victories over the rest of the world. It is part of their thinking. They have done the same thing in other countries.

    September 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  2. carolyn book

    Ground Zero is a reverent place – a cemetary
    for almost 3000 people of many faiths. Building a mosque 2 blocks away is not appropriate. Building many chapels from all different faiths would be appropriate. The whole area should be preserved very carefully and uniquely just as e.g., Arlington is preserved. The issue here is reverence and
    appropriateness. Ground Zero is not about a
    single religion.

    September 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  3. Janet Carp

    You cut off the best part of this clip...Andy Sullivan "ate their lunch" with his final remarks...Please add his final statement to this video! He is a straight talker with no hidden agenda, and he upheld his viewpoint against these two practiced phony political types admirably!

    September 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  4. Frustrated American Veteran

    Does anyone ever ask themselves why it is that only the bad things a person says really ever get any air time anymore?
    The pastor made a relatively strong point last night that is echoed in sentiment by the gentleman from Brooklyn that was on this panel. The point was...We would not be allowed to begin building Christian Churches in the predominantly Muslim nations. If we tried to force a Protestant or Catholic facility on, or even near for that matter, the site of a national atrocity of theirs...we would be booted out on our ears. But we are supposed to swallow our National PRIDE, cast OUR rights aside, and allow this cultural center to be built. Meanwhile, I am almost certain, those proposing to burn the Quran in protest, are being investigated by our Government for participating in or stating their intent to participate in an activity that they are guaranteed a right to conduct by our Constitution. I am not for the activity in the least, but I find it almost chilling that our President was very fast to uphold the rights of the imam and his followers, but is not uttering one single word about the rights of that Pastor and his congregation. It is things like that which continue to make average, moderate, non-bigot Americans to question his loyalty as President of ALL AMERICANS that elected him. He has to remember that he represents everyone and not just the Muslim world at home and abroad. I am just sayin!
    It is not right!

    September 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  5. rajkumar chaudhary

    What is the exact controversy in this building Mosque on there land ?

    September 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  6. LorraineH

    Anderson, for the first time I was disappointed in you. This NYC construction worker had points to make on the credibility of the Imam and real estate person involved in the building of the mosque. Bruce Feiler and David Gergen took over the conversation with all their talk of inter-faith, moderate Muslim, etc. The only time Andy Sullivan spoke, the other two and you ignored the points he was making and went right back to inter-faith and how we would be happy to contribute to an inter-faith center. I would be concerned about this Imam being a slumlord, owing back taxes, associating with someone who was convicted of beating someone, celebrating the classification of this building as a non-heritage site in front of a woman who lost a loved one in the bombings. Yet, points Andy Sullivan was making were totally brushed off by your 'experts'. I would like to hear more from Andy Sullivan who showed grace even though he was like the elephant in the room (there but not seen or heard).

    September 8, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  7. Kathy

    Best segment you've had on the show since you started with the new format. Andy Sullivan was a breath of fresh air among the many experts that have been debating about this subject. On the surface this issue appears to be constitutional, but it is truly more emotional and moral. More "real people" on your panels would give the viewer the sense that your program relates to the average citizen

    September 8, 2010 at 10:43 am |
  8. Jeanine Mynatt

    God teaches us to forgive. Although it is hard especially if you have a love one that was killed in the 9/11 attack. I did not have a love one who died but the devastation and loss of the World Trade Center is still in my heart. The city just does not look the same. Not all Muslims destroyed the World Trade Center. God teaches us to love thy neighbor. We need to really pray that God takes away the hatred that we may feel and shows us the right way to go in this matter.

    September 8, 2010 at 10:39 am |