Former Governor of Alaska (Republican)
Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque steps away from where radical Islamists killed 3000 people? ... If those who wish to build this Ground Zero mosque are sincerely interested in encouraging positive "cross-cultural engagement" and dialogue to show a moderate and tolerant face of Islam, then why haven't they recognized that the decision to build a mosque at this particular location is doing just the opposite?
Former Mayor of New York City
This project is creating tremendous pain for people who've already made the ultimate sacrifice. All you're doing is creating more division, more anger, more hatred. ... The question here is a question of sensitivity and are you really what you pretend to be. ... The idea of this is supposed to be healing, the idea that Muslims care about what Christians and Jews do. ... If you're going to so horribly offend the people who are most directly affected by this, then how are you healing?