This should serve as a ‘teaching moment’ for Bloomberg.
Rudy Giuliani ripped the head of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero on Thursday for “selling sensitivity” but not showing any to still-grieving 9/11 families.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is “creating this vicious, sort of angry battle that’s going on” by insisting on building downtown, the former mayor said on NBC’s “Today” show.
If Rauf is truly serious about healing, Giuliani said, then he wouldn’t push for a project that will cause relatives of the Sept. 11 attack victims “tremendous pain.”
“All you’re doing is creating more division, more anger, more hatred,” he said. “I know some people who are crying over this.”
Giuliani, who was mayor during the 9/11 attacks, has already come out against the proposed center, putting him at odds with Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama – both of whom have said the developer has a right to build the facility on the property.
Contrast Giuliani’s guts with Bloomberg’s cowardice.