08/04/2010 09:23 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Arianna Discusses Ground Zero Islamic Center, Oil Spill Cleanup On Morning Joe (VIDEO)

Arianna Huffington joined the crew of Morning Joe this morning to participate in a variety of discussions, including a debate over the Islamic center being planned for construction in New York City near Ground Zero.

"We have to make a clear distinction between Islam and the terrorists who are abusing their religion," Arianna said. "If there is ever going to be an end to terrorism around the world, we have to bring moderate Muslims, those who have nothing to do with the extremists, together with those the extremists are attacking."


Later in the program Arianna discussed the oil spill cleanup process ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico, specifically the environmental impact of the use of chemical dispersants.

"There is a lot of good news today, but the truth is that we don't know what one million gallons of dispersants is going to do to the ecosystem," Arianna said. "And the fact that the EPA reduced the amount that was going to be poured into the sea shows that they themselves had major concerns."