Co-Founder of Muslims for America (formerly Muslims for Bush)
Pro to the question "Is It Appropriate to Build a Muslim Community Center (aka the ''Ground Zero Mosque'') near the World Trade Center site?"
"As an American, a Republican leader, and a practicing Muslim, I deeply support building this mosque.
Let's examine the facts: the Ground Zero mosque is not just a mosque, it is the Cordoba House, a community center that will provide meeting rooms, art exhibition galleries, a swimming pool, movie theaters, and bookstores, all in the heart of New York City, and all made freely available to the public...
Regardless of hurt feelings, one fact always remains -- Islam is as deeply sewn into the fabric of American history as the Confederate flag -- and that will never change.
I personally know many of the leaders behind the Cordoba House, and they are great Americans, whose good intentions reflect the idea that, while radical Islamists may have destroyed the World Trade Center, peaceful Muslims will now rebuild it, giving us a destination that is open to all, with tolerance and love as its goal."
"Why I Support the Ground Zero Mosque," Huffington Post, Aug. 2, 2010
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Co-Founder, Muslims for America (formerly Muslims for Bush)
Owner, Sangre De Cristo Capital LLC
Director/Screenwriter, Rabia LLC, 2006-present
Republican nominee, Colorado State House of Representatives District 56, 2008
Political commentator, Fox News, BBC Radio
Columnist, Vail Daily, 2007
Former commentator, Dennis Miller Show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher
Teaching Assistant, Dr. James Sadd, 2001-2003
Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)
Member, The American Conservative Union (CPAC)
MFA, Chapman University, 2007
Candidate for Masters in the Arts of Education and Social Science Teaching Credentials, Occidental College