Of course, in principle, Obama is right. Religious freedom, private property, nothing to do with "al-Qaeda", and all that. But whom do those who wish to build this mosque think that they would be helping? And whom must they consider that they would be harming profoundly?
Still, so much for smug, if not necessarily inaccurate, talk of "Eurabia" from Amerabia, where the muzzein's Call to Prayer has for a number of years echoed around Harvard Square. And where it really does now look as if a mosque is going to be built at Ground Zero.