September 24th, 2010
12:40 PM ET
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. AGChicago

    Isn't it interesting that the latest two conservative female candidates that have been out in the news with some incredibly insane points of view: Christine O'Donnel & Renee Ellmers are both Catholic? Is this just a coincidence or is part of an orchestrated effort behind some right winged extremist Catholic groups? I'm a Catholic but these 2 women definitely are not representative of the majority of Catholics here in the US.

    September 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm |
  2. RCA


    I appreciate your attempt to be a fair fact facing journalist. I really like your style. But I do believe you are a victim of New York liberal group think....what I mean by that is liberals go way out of the way to protect Muslims and seem to agressively challenge any Chrictian who suggests any policy they support for religous reasons. Religion does make up much of the training in values in our broad society....it just doesn't make the conversations in intellectual secular circles in New York......especially those conversations that question the motives of a minority of Muslims that number in the millions and do continually threaten our world wide freedoms of worship and individual liberty. Presenting those facts will help to bring to light issues the Muslim faith followers of all sects must confront....just like Christians, Catholic and Protestant, confronted the Koran burning preacher in Florida...

    September 25, 2010 at 1:38 am |
  3. Pellegrino

    I have a question about the new mosque the is being built near ground zero. if the building that was decimated was called the WORLD trade center why not build a multicultural place of worship? it is better for all relgions to be banded together to understand eachother's cultres more, because what i've seen is many people thinking that all muslims are terrorist. the definition of Terrorism is: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. this is not the definition of muslim. i myself do not have a religion but i have a enourmous selection of friends from different cultures. by having the veiw from all my friends i understand different religions and what they mean. The Qur’an does not say anywhere blow up the infadels. this is a horibally mistaken term to all muslims, some my friends. but to muslims there are two types of Jihad one the greater Jihad which refers to the muslim following his or her religion making personal spirtual strives. then the lesser Jihad which refers to the armed struggle against unbelife. the lesser Jihad was once used defensivly so that the religion could be protected. but now this is mistaken to be an assult. the people who crashed a plane into the towers may have been muslim but this does not make everyone who believes in Islam a terrorist.

    September 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  4. Mary Guerra Overton

    It is disgraceful that the candidate from NC would be so ignorant. The Prophet was a baby when they started the construction of the mosque. It was pr-Islamic.Nothing to do with today's religion.I know it very well, because my ancestor were there.I am a Spanish Jew, I am a descendant of the ones whom the Inquisition baked.
    Sorry,you have not history to back you ,lady.I Jewish
    Maria Guerra

    September 24, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  5. Ana Maria Triliouris D.D.S.

    If I were to support not to build the Mosque at the site of the Burlington Factory near Ground Zero, I would have to support not building any Catholic Churches near any Public Schools or Public Parks where children congregate considering the terrible crimes some priests and nuns have impinged on much more than 3000 children. But, I cannot support one or the other one because I believe in freedom of religion, not freedom to be christian or jew, freedom to embrace any religion. Anderson, wouldn't this be a good argument, to refute people like the "lady" from
    North Carolina running in the 2nd District, in the future?

    September 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Andre Gordon

    Just saw your conversation w/Renee Ellmers and found your effort valiant. It made me think of the (paraprosdokian) saying:

    "Do not argue w/an idiot. She will drag you down to her level and beat you w/experience."

    Many thanks for all your excellent work.

    Andre Gordon
    Egremont, MA

    September 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  7. dave ritchie

    Are u kidding me? You are justifying the building of a victory mosque in NYC by muslims because every other religion has done so when conquering others??? I hear you saying the US was conquered by radical muslims, so they should be able to build their mosque?!?! WOW... That is quite a statement by Anderson Cooper. That is the argument you are using... Christians, Jews, Catholics have built their churches after conquering, so the muslims should build their "community center". Even that, since the up-roar, it is now being politically correct, called a "commuminty center", so anyone who opposes seems radical!!! I have lost major amount of respect.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  8. Steven in Denver

    Ali Velshi reported about an eleven-year-old boy who was beaten for being a cheerleader. Perhaps he can take some satisfaction in knowing that former American cheerleaders include Ronald tReagan,Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George W. Bush, Steve Martin, Samuel L. Jackson and Trent Lott.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:34 pm |