Ground Zero Mosque: Bloomberg Chokes Up During Stirring Defense Of Muslim Center 08/03/2010 03:36 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011 249 Justin Elliott Salon New York mayor chokes up defending "ground zero" Muslim center by citing religious freedom, private property rights Read more on Salon More: Michael Bloomberg Ground Zero Mosque FOLLOW NEW YORK facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost New York HuffPost New York HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.