Candidate Allen West on Banning Mosques in the United States of America
Letter to opponent, Representative Ron Klein:
August 18, 2010
Dear Congressman Klein,
Last week, President Obama made the following comment regarding the proposed mosque at Ground Zero:
‘As President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country…and that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan.’
As a student of history, and as someone who has stared down our Radical Islamic enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan, I know full well the enemy we currently face and the challenges we are up against. The Constitution allows for freedom of religion; however, this proposed mosque goes beyond the First Amendment…. this mosque should not be built.
The good people of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District deserve to hear where their Congressman stands on this important issue…. I am asking you to join with me in telling President Obama that the residents of this Congressional District oppose building the mosque at Ground Zero.
Congressman Allen West on Banning Mosques in the United States of America
# of bills introduced to ban the building mosques in America: 0
# of amendments introduced to ban the building of mosques in America: 0
# of resolutions introduced to disapprove of the building of any mosque in America: 0
# of references made by Allen West in bills, resolutions, amendments or comments in the Congressional Records to mosques: 0
What changed between the Fall of 2010 and the Spring of 2011 to account for this radical shift in Allen West’s behavior?
Other than an election, I mean.