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Bloomberg Bashes Park51 Critics On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

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Mayor Bloomberg stopped by the Daily Show last night to speak with host Jon Stewart about the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero.

Bloomberg has been arguably the most outspoken New York politician in favor of the center.

"People say well, in Saudi Arabia you can't build a church," Bloomberg said. "Yes. That's the difference between Saudi Arabia and America."

He also made the argument that all the fear-mongering surrounding the Park51 project is largely due to politicians trying to score points in an election year.

"This is plain and simple people trying to stir up things to get publicity and trying to polarize people so that they can get some votes," Bloomberg said. "And I don't think that most of these people who are yelling and screaming really care one way or another."

WATCH the whole interview below:

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