Laura Ingraham: 'Move This Mosque' (VIDEO)
Laura Ingraham continued her about-face on the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero Wednesday night while guest-hosting "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News.
Ingraham, who said "I like what you're trying to do" to a co-founder of the proposed Park51 center in December (on Fox News nonetheless), led off the "Factor" with a "Talking Points Memo" about religious freedom and hypocrisy among the elites.
Ingraham's main point? That elites in America only honor the religious freedom of Muslims or other minority groups at the expense of the majority of Americans.
"Why for so many elites does the obligation of religious tolerance and sensitivity cut only one way?" she asked. "They're so obsessed about appearing tolerant towards Islam that they end up offending the majority of Americans who come from the Judeo-Christian tradition."
Ingraham argued that "the double standard is everywhere," saying that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — who's come out in favor of Park51 — "equivocated when asked about whether he supported lighting the Empire State Building in honor of Mother Teresa's 100th birthday."
At the time, Bloomberg urged the building to "listen to the public" in deciding whether it was appropriate.
"If only he were this solicitous on the mosque question," Ingraham said.
"Religious tolerance is a cherished American value," she concluded. "But public officials need to understand that religious tolerance is a two-way street. Muslims in New York and beyond need to demonstrate their own sensitivity by moving this mosque."
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