Palin's anti-Ground Zero mosque Tweet draws Liberal flak

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New York, July 20 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is drawing considerable flak from Liberals for her anti-Ground Zero mosque Tweet.

"Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate," Palin said via Twitter.

According to CBS News, Palin's remarks have been met with a wave of criticism that she has subsequently deleted the "tweet" and published a new message, which did not include the made-up word "refudiate":

He new tweet says: "Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real."

"If Republicans can demand that immigrants speak English, can't we demand same of Sarah Palin?" liberal blogger John Aravosis tweeted.

Liberal blogger Jon Henke attacked Palin's sentiment rather than her words: "We want peaceful Muslims to distinguish themselves from radical Muslims, but we can't distinguish between a peaceful Mosque and terrorists?"

At the center of the controversy is the proposed 13-story project a few blocks away from Ground Zero that will house a mosque, a gym and a community center for several groups, including the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding between Islam and the West.

The project has divided New York politicians. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo support the project, while Republican Rep. Peter King and former Rep. Rick Lazio, a Republican running for governor, want an investigation into the project's financing.

Meanwhile, bloggers continued to skewer Palin for her language choice after her second tweet.

Blogger Charles Johnson notes that Palin uses the word "refute" incorrectly in her second tweet, while he points out that she used the word "refudiate" last week during an appearance on Fox News.

Palin continues tweeting new messages on the subject, given all the attention her messages were receiving. (ANI)

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