Aug 13, 2010  |  Statement

STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT WHITE HOUSE IFTAR DINNER

"Two hundred and twenty years ago this week, the Father of Our Country penned his famous letter to the Jewish Community of Newport Rhode Island or, as he called them, 'the Children of the Stock of Abraham.' President Obama's words tonight evoked President Washington's own August reminder that 'all possess alike liberty.' As I said last week, this proposed mosque and community center in Lower Manhattan is as important a test of the separation of church and state as we may see in our lifetime, and I applaud President Obama's clarion defense of the freedom of religion tonight."


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