Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Daily Show: You Can Build A Catholic Church Next To A Playground -- But Should You? (VIDEO)


Daily Show correspondent John Oliver said last night that people are right to oppose the planned Cordoba House, the so-called "Ground Zero mosque," because "Islam, like every religion, has to be responsible for its biggest assholes."

Oliver added that there is also "a difference between what you can do and what you should do. For instance, you can build a Catholic church next to a playground. Should you?"

Jon Stewart also took a look at Glenn Beck's coverage of the Cordoba House, and of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba House Initiative. Beck attacked Rauf for saying that "United States policies were an accessory to the crime" of 9/11.

Stewart asked what kind of "America-hating extremist monster would say something so profoundly evil?"

Cut to Beck just a few months earlier: "Did we deserve 9/11? No. But were we minding our business? No. Were we in bed with dictators and abandon our values and principles? Yes. That causes problems."

"What will he think tomorrow?" Stewart asked.

[TPM SLIDESHOW: Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Look At The Area Around The 'Ground Zero Mosque']


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