Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn today denounced Mayor Bloomberg for his recent sanctimonious remarks regarding the proposed site of the Islamic community center and mosque just blocks away from Ground Zero.
“Mayor Bloomberg’s behavior is outrageous. He owes an apology to all New Yorkers,” said Hikind. “His remarks were insulting, degrading, and condescending. While Mayor Bloomberg is entitled to his point of view, he should not impugn others who have a differing opinion. The Mayor needs to get off his high horse, stop lecturing us, and acknowledge that other people have legitimate points of view.”
Hikind also questioned Bloomberg’s apparent indifference about the funding for the mosque and community center. “Why isn’t the Mayor more concerned about following the money trail?” Hikind asked. “People have a right to be worried. Historically, there have been enough instances where terrorist monies were used to fund seemingly innocuous projects. The Mayor’s behavior can only be classified as pure chutzpah.”