So I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. And ground zero is, indeed, hallowed ground." He then went on to say that
.. "I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making a decision to put a mosque there."
"A plan to sell a Roman Catholic convent on Staten Island to a Muslim group for use as a mosque is faltering in the face of community opposition."
No Midland Beach mosque -- convent sale canceled