09/16/2010 11:16 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Woody Allen: Build The Mosque

Woody Allen is very clearly in favor of the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero.

At the premiere of his new film "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" this week, Allen shared his feelings on the Cordoba House with "Inside Edition."

"I'm for the building of the mosque," Allen said. "I think that all the people weighing in on it except for the people that lost someone at Ground Zero...are exploitative, fake frauds using it for personal reasons and political reasons."

The director also said that he had a message for people who lost loved ones on 9/11.

"If I could speak to people that lost relatives and loved ones, I would try and convince them, if I could, that to build the mosque goes a way towards seeing that this kind of thing doesn't happen again," he said. "And to intolerantly not build the mosque is just polarizing and leads to the kind of problems that rake up this type of conflict."

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