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Obama: 'No regrets' about NY mosque defense

Obama: 'No regrets' about NY mosque defense 18 Aug 2010 US President Barack Obama said Wednesday he had "no regrets" about defending the right of Muslims to build a mosque community center 'near' the New York site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. "The answer is: No regrets," the president told NBC television on the sidelines of a visit to a middle-class family... Obama upset some of his 'Democratic' allies late last week by joining a bitter national debate over the plans, affirming the right to build on religious freedom grounds but without endorsing what he called the "wisdom" of doing so.