Yesterday, Vito Fossella led a protest in Staten Island against the building of a mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site. The Staten Island Advance, which says it was peaceful, reports the former Congressman (who left office in disgrace), said, "We made promises to be the voices of those that died on September 11, 2001. A mosque on that site undermines the efforts to ensure that that hollowed ground remain sacred."

One man told the Advance, "When we can build a Christian church in Mecca, then they can build a mosque at Ground Zero." (FWIW, the U.S. is not Saudi Arabia, as Bloomberg has pointed out.) And another protester told the Post, "Building that mosque there is like the Mafia building their headquarters next to the Police Headquarters."