Times of India unnecessarily trying to create friction between Hindus and Muslims

By Sanchit on Saturday, September 18, 2010

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Times of India biasedFew days ago I was browsing the net and came across the headline from the ToI's link-

" If Hindu temple okay at ground zero, why not mosque: Obama"

Naturally I was angry as to why would Obama mention the temple when majority of USA's population is Christian and Hindus were nowhere related to the incident. But since we all know how media tries to sensationalise news I read the whole article. Just read it and find out yourself what Obama said and what ToI actually wrote!

WASHINGTON: On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, President Barack Obama on Friday strongly defended the building of a mosque near Ground Zero, saying that if one can build a Hindu temple then why not a mosque.

"With respect to the mosque in New York, I've been pretty clear on my position here," Obama said when asked about the controversy surrounding the construction of a mosque near the Ground Zero in the New York city.

He said the US believes in the inalienable right to allow its citizens to practice their religion freely.

"This country stands for the proposition that all men and women are created equal, that they have certain inalienable rights; one of those inalienable rights is to practice their religion freely," he argued ahead of the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 300 people.

"And what that means is that if you could build a church on a site, you could build a synagogue on a site, if you could build a Hindu temple on a site, then you should be able to build a mosque on the site," Obama said.

Now Its upto people themselves whether they should still believe the money minded TRP hungry media or decide themselves what is right and what is wrong!

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