Obama defends ground zero mosque plans

President Barack Obama hosts an iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast for Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, Friday in the White House State Dining Room. Obama said the American tenet of religious freedom means the freedom of Muslims to build a mosque near ground zero in New York City.President Barack Obama endorses plans for a Muslim mosque two blocks from ground zero in New York City. He makes his statement at a White House dinner celebrating Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

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