Republicans slam Obama over Mosque issue

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Washington, Aug 16: United States President, Barack Obama's remarks over setting up mosque for Muslims in New York, put him in the middle of a heated political debate.

Republicans slammed Obama on Sunday, Aug 15 by saying that he was 'disconnected' from the nation in an election year.

Obama stepped up into the controversy when he appeared on Friday, Aug 13 to support to build up mosque at the 'Ground Zero' site of the Sep 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks.

However, Obama on Saturday, Aug 14 clarified his comment by saying that he supported the right of Muslims to build the center but would not comment on the "wisdom" of deciding its location in Lower Manhattan.

Opposing the proposed site of the center, Republicans stated that it was insensitive and reopened the wounds of the attacks.

Showing respect to people's religious right, Texas Republican John Cornyn said, "I do think it's unwise to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as the result of a terrorist attack."

"If the president was going to get into this, he should have been much more clear, much more precise and he can't be changing his decision from day to day on an issue which does go to our Constitution," claimed Cornyn.

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