Filmmaker Woody Allen, who recently told a reporter "there's no real difference between a fortune teller or a fortune cookie and any of the organized religions," is in full support of the Islamic community center and mosque proposed for Lower Manhattan. At the post-premiere party for his new film, Allen told he Daily News, "Of course I think they should build the mosque. The only people that have a right to weigh in on are the people that were personally involved in 9/11... All of the other people weighing in are doing so for political and exploitation reasons. I feel those people should shut up and just let the people who were personally affected make their case." You may recall that last month one Fox News commenter suggested building the mosque in Woody Allen's building, which was deliciously skewered by The Daily Show:


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Allen went on to say that if while he thinks those who lost loved ones on 9/11 have a right to protest, he would love the chance to change their minds. "If I was speaking to the people who are protesting legitimately, I would try to convince them, if I could, that building the mosque takes a step toward eliminating this kind of thing from happening again," Allen said. "Preventing the mosque from being built is not a step in the right direction."