Ban Glenn Beck From Ground Zero
Fox host said in 2005 he 'hated' 9/11 families
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2010 3:33 PM CDT
Radio and television personality Glenn Beck appears on the "FOX & friends" cable television program in New York, Tuesday, April 20, 2010.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – The argument against the Park51 project—the so-called Ground Zero mosque—hinges on the idea that an Islamic symbol near the site of the 9/11 attacks is offensive to the families of the victims. One of the loudest voices opposing the project has been Glenn Beck, writes Cenk Uygur for the Huffington Post, but the Fox talking head has also been tremendously offensive to the victims' families. He said during a 2005 program that he "hated" them and was "so sick of them" because they are "always complaining."

So if the Cordoba Initiative is unwelcome at or near Ground Zero, Beck should be, too, Cenk writes. "The Park51 Project is actually trying to heal wounds, spread a moderate form of Islam and reach out to everyone in the community. And they certainly have never said anything nearly as offensive about the 9/11 victims or their families as Beck has."

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Ucantusethatname
Aug 26, 2010 7:23 PM CDT
"The Park51 Project is actually trying to heal wounds, spread a moderate form of Islam and reach out to everyone in the community." America does not want your Islam-spreading projects. This country's founders did not flee Europe to establish communities of Islam. Take it to Iran or Yemen.
bennocap
Aug 26, 2010 4:52 PM CDT
I am fed up from reading posts, articles, columns, etc... from all these liberal idiots who don't have a clue. They would not know common sense if it hit them in the head. Here is an analogy for you; If I cut you with a knife, would it be okay for me to put salt in the wound. Same thing goes for building a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero. It is painful and offensive on many levels. Just a little addition: Most of the liberal idiots are college students or people of privilege who have been giving everything in life. They have never worked for anything, they expect everything, and need a serious wake up call. If you want socialism go to one of the failing European countries. Before your try to stereo type me, I don't care what sex you are, your sexual preference, race, or anything else. By the way, you are unique, original, and special. Just like everyone else, idiots...
rab3
Aug 26, 2010 4:52 PM CDT
There is no moderate Islam just apostate Muslims who water down the evil that is Sharia Law.