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California GOP Senate challenger Carly Fiorina says the group planning to build an Islamic center near ground zero in New York should move it to another location.

She told reporters on Tuesday in Sacramento that the issue was not about religious freedom. Rather, she says it is about being sensitive to those who suffered in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

She encouraged those promoting the $100 million Islamic center to “find some place else where their objectives can be met.”

Debate over the planned mosque and Islamic center erupted after President Barack Obama spoke about it last week, saying it was a matter of religious freedom.

Fiorina’s opponent, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, told reporters earlier in the day in Los Angeles that the mosque was an issue to be decided locally.

KESQ News Team

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