The Republican governor was straight-forward regarding the issue.
As McDonnell strongly believes in religious liberties he insists that it is an issue for the people of New York to decide. But regarding himself, he said he would never put it in there. It’s a site where nearly 3,000 people lost their lives.
The governor did not directly response to the question of whether he would allow a similar center to be built by the Pentagon—another target of the 9/11 attacks.
The issue has swept across the nation in recent weeks, as New York continues to consider the potential political implications of building the center.
Over the weekend, President Obama talking about religion said that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country and have a right to build a place of worship and a community center in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.