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Lieberman: "Put the Brakes" on Ground Zero Mosque

10:43 AM, Aug 3, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The Hill's Michael O'Brien reports:

Developers should "put the brakes" on a planned mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday.

Lieberman, an Independent senator who caucuses with Democrats, endorsed a pause on the building of an Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero, joining some Republican lawmakers and conservative activists who have railed against the project.

"I'd say I'm troubled by it, but I don't know enough to say that it ought to be prohibited," Lieberman said on "Imus in the Morning" on the Fox Business Network. "But frankly I've heard enough about it and read enough about it that I wish somebody in New York would just put the brakes on for a while and take a look at this." [...]

"If the people building this large Islamic center are just looking to build a large facility — a house of worship and center — in New York, why so close to 9/11, with all the sensitivity associated with that?" he asked.

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