Bloomberg: I Was Never Prouder than When I Argued that Muslim New Yorkers Had Every Right to Build a Mosque Near the World Trade Center

‘For 12 years as mayor, I led the largest and the most diverse city in the nation’

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BLOOMBERG: "For 12 years as mayor, I led the largest and the most diverse city in the nation, and I was never prouder than when I stood in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and argued that Muslim New Yorkers had every right to build a mosque anywhere in our city, including near the World Trade Center. 
(Applause)
That was the right thing to do and it was also the smart thing to do. Our city was safer because we declared loudly and clearly that everyone was welcome in New York no matter what they looked like, who they loved, or to whom they prayed.” 

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