The LuLac Edition #1268, Aug. 16th, 2010
LOU SAYS NO
Lou Barletta, mayor of Hazleton and candidate for Congress in the 11th District, issued the following statement regarding the proposal to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City: “I strongly disagree with President Obama’s remarks about the construction of a mosque a few blocks away from Ground Zero. The area around the site of the former World Trade Center is hallowed ground, and we need to treat it as such. Ground Zero should forever stand as a perpetual reminder of that dark day in American history, and President Obama must recognize the strong feelings that many of us have about Sept. 11, 2001. The president must honor the wishes of the families of the victims, who have overwhelmingly opposed the construction of this mosque. “Most American Muslims are peaceful people, but Islam’s most radical followers have a long history of placing mosques at the sites of their greatest victories. They did so in Israel, where they built the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, and in Spain, where they built the Great Mosque of Cordoba. To place a mosque this close to Ground Zero seems to follow that disturbing logic. There are plenty of other appropriate sites for this mosque across the island of Manhattan. The selection of this site – just two blocks from Ground Zero – is incredibly insensitive, almost to the point of provocation. “President Obama needs to strongly withdraw his support for its construction. If nothing else, common sense would dictate that we should not allow this. I hope that the backers of this mosque recognize the uproar and withdraw their plans. If they do not, I hope that New York City officials reverse course and halt this project.”
KANJO ON TV
On Tuesday, August 17, Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (PA-11), the Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, will appear on CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the status of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the need to reform the country’s housing finance system. He will also preview the Administration’s forum that will be held on Tuesday morning on the future of housing finance. Chairman Kanjorski has held multiple hearings in the 110th and 111th Congresses on housing finance reform, and recently announced that he will hold more in September.
DETAILS: Tuesday, August 17 at 8:10 a.m.