Who Should ‘Recognize And Respect’ Ground Zero?

From The White House, speaking at an event to observe the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, President Obama hung out yet another straw man argument in support of the radical* Imam’s intent to build a mosque near ground zero when he said . . .

As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.

No, there is no Constitutional right to build anything in this country. On the contrary, under the property grabbing scheme of eminent domain, they can take your property from you to give to someone else. Building a mosque has nothing whatsoever to do with religious freedom.

The president also said . . .

We must all recognize and respect the sensibilities surrounding the development of lower Manhattan. The 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for our country. The pain and experience of suffering by those who have lost loved ones is just unimaginable.  Ground zero is indeed hallowed ground.

So why is it that the president is not asking this Imam to show some tolerance and respect to the victims of 9/11 and the country, instead of the other way around?

Link: The White House, Celebrating Ramadan at the White House

{transcripts of this video are available in Arabic, Persian, and Russian. Not English}

*Says 9/11 was our fault, wants Sharia law in the U.S., supporter of Hamas and a group that funded the Gaza Flotilla