Daniel Pearl's father: Move the mosque

“If I were [New York] Mayor Bloomberg I would reassert their right to build the mosque, but I would expend the same energy trying to convince them to put it somewhere else,” he said. “Public reaction tells us that it is not the right time, and that it will create further animosity and division in this country.

Bloomberg invoked the memory of Daniel Pearl — who was killed by Islamic militants — during a forceful defense of the mosque last night, quoting a speech the project’s leader, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, delivered at a memorial service for Pearl in 2003.