NY Gov. David Patterson, on moving Park 51:
In the wake of the alleged hate crime against a New York City taxi driver, I must take this opportunity to remind New Yorkers that we cannot and will not allow bias and ignorance to infect our communities and deny our hard working, innocent residents the respect they deserve.
The potential for this kind of violence is one of the reasons why I have called publicly for a respectful and unifying conversation about the Park51 project.
Yeah, thanks for shifting the blame to the proposed Islamic community center instead of on the people who are stirring up trouble and anti-Muslim sentiments in the first place.