Saudi Prince Walid bin Talal is one of the biggest shareholders of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, owner of rabidly anti-"Ground Zero Mosque" Fox News. He's also a Muslim. Which side of the Prince's identity will win, do you think?
"I have been associated with this mosque in New York, but frankly speaking, I have nothing to do with it," he said in an interview. "I'm not for putting that mosque there."
Prince Walid offered a two-pronged explanation for why he was opposed to the project: he said out of respect for Islam, it does not belong at the proposed location because of its proximity to a strip club; and out of deference to the families of 9/11 victims who might feel antagonized, the Islamic center should not be near ground zero.
[NYT. Pic: AP]