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President Obama seemed to dial back today on his statement of support for plans to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, the site of the terror attacks of 9/11.

During a visit to the Gulf Coast today, Obama said that while he believes Muslims have the right to build the mosque and community center so close to where two hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 3,000 people, he is not sure it’s a good idea.

He said he was not commenting on the “wisdom” of the plan Friday night, when he spoke Friday night at a White House ceremony to mark the Islamic holy month of Ramadan


“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” he said Friday evening.