September 13, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET
Donald Trump!

The mogul jumps into the
Islamic Community Center controversy.
He’s willing to put his money where his mouth is.
What would HE do with the site
near Ground Zero if he could buy it?


Dr. Phil on his campaign against
domestic violence – and why he’s
on a crusade against teen bullying.
Plus, he weighs in on Oprah’s final season!


Send us your questions!

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Ann Middleton   September 13th, 2010 7:12 pm ET

Dr. Phil, how did growing up in Texas and Oklahoma influence your view of the world?

Smith in Oregon   September 13th, 2010 7:37 pm ET

It's been widely reported that Donald Trump's interest in the old run down building some 2 blocks from the former Twin Towers location, next to a strip bar and some betting venues is nothing but a Public Relationship move. Simply a callous attempt to inject the Trump name into the News Media cycle being fanned into a frenzy over adding a Muslim Community Center to that area of New York City.

Donald Trump appears to be operating under the utter delusion of grandeur. I suspect Trump doesn't realize what a thin line he is walking on but if he misspeaks on this issue the Dubai bankers would likely lead a major walk away from Donald Trump projects now and in the future.

My suggestion to Donald Trump would be walk away from this no-win situation.

Angela Savage Austin   September 13th, 2010 7:41 pm ET

"in God We Trust" Why not be true to thyself America? Psalms 118:8-"It is better to trust in the Lord, than have confidence in man".

Why not build a circle of Faith circling ground zero,The First Family of Faith, including all religions, who worship in America, separate but equal, working in alignment, being the example " IN GOD WE TRUST" announcing, we the people, come together as one, in Faith to love, live, prosper,and worship,in peace calling on our higher power. Only one door to enter, one path to walk, to get to their place of worship.

ARE MYSELF...One Child's Cry

EVERYONE Inspired by scripture (St. John 19:11) re: 911
No one is spared the sentence of death given birth fromfear and hate.

The principalities of evil mothers many siblings. Hatred, fear, racism, terrorism, revenge and murder. They are principles of destruction, division, turmoil and confusion.

Let not hopelessness be the beacon of truth to call forth further destruction. Life is inevitable, when the fruits of love, forgiveness and mercy sprouts in the hearts of man-kind.

Be not the mirrored reflection of dismay that shadows our lives on a daily basis. Even the pettiest of cruelties can give birth to a horizon of insanity that harbors persecution and causes one to be distraught.

The beat of a distant drummer is just a heart beat away. The very core of Life that dwells in each of us is the eternal spirit of God Almighty.

A God who so loved the world, he gave his only Holy Son as sacrifice to burden our sins, so that we "all" may live.

This tragedy that the world must endure is yet "another" tremendous sacrifice. We must adhere to God's Will and embrace it so that all must live and let live.

Love God, love yourself, and love your brothers and sisters of this world. Rejoice in the precious gift of Life and celebrate our differences, cultivate our freedom of being one, under God, and we will surely prosper.

I cry out to each and every one of you in Love, Peace, and Harmony. With ALL MY HEART.

"Nothing more needs to be said."

Angela Savage Austin   September 13th, 2010 7:45 pm ET

Dr. Phil...Will you ever consider a show where children come together as a panel to debate their reasons to oppose or support violence behavior at any time. Some may find it necessary to prevent further attacks if they appear to be weak. Would like to hear it from the childrens mouth.

Amine   September 13th, 2010 8:17 pm ET

Mr Trump!

I understand, and as all muslim Americans, share the pain of the families who suffered the loss of loved ones on September 11, 2001. However, i do not agree with the argument that building an Islamic cultural center near ground zero is insensitive. Saying so suggests that Islam in general, and American muslims in particular, are responsible for the terrorist attacks. It is also therefore divisive because it puts American muslims in a position where they are not allowed to share their grief with the rest of the nation, a position where they have to prove their "innocence" when in fact they are also victims. Nor Islam neither American muslims are behind the attacks. America should stand as one nation in the face of the atrocities committed on that day! And saying that building an Islamic center near ground zero is insensitive is giving the perpetrators another victory by allowing them to successfully "hijack" the name of Islam.

Justin Urciuoli   September 13th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

This question is for Mr. Trump.

I am so excited for the season premiere of The Regular Apprentice in 3 days. I was wondering since the first 5 seasons of Regular Apprentice had the business lessons, will the business lessons be back for every episode including the premiere for this season? If you could please get this question answered that will be great. Thanks very much.

Joanne   September 13th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Dr Phil, what's the story w/the Dr Phil family?

Steven Gentleman   September 13th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Doctor Phil, have you ever felt the loving touch of a woman?

kay from houston   September 13th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Dr. Phil
I am a big fan of your show but it was taken off the air in houston. Why is that and when will it be back? How can i watch you? i'm missing my daily therapy!!! 🙂

Jay   September 13th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

My question for Dr. Phil.
Will Dr Phil sponsor talents in music from USA, who needs help?
If yes then how and what should one do?

beachbumsphotography   September 13th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Dr. Phil:

My question is as a survivor of severe domestic violence where my partner almost killed me in a drunken rage one night with no indication or warning that he would ever attempt to be physically violent with a person. As a Canadian, how do I raise awareness and attempt to get tougher sentencing for offenders in my country? Your show today was a touch to my heart and hit very close to home. Because sometimes there are no signs, what do you do in a situation such as that?

Bill - Upper NYS   September 13th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Dr Phil, I totally am in support of what you are doing because I saw it against my daughter, though not as bad as your guest. What I want to know is, are you planning next to try to stop domestic abuse of seniors (i.e. elderly parents or grandparents)? These poor people are so defenseless.

GS   September 13th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

What Dr. Phil described is correct. I am married to a soldier. When I tried to leave, it got worse. The Army enabled and assisted in the abuse. Everyone says there are programs. But they don't work. You have to get your own plan – make it long term. I am working on my education and trying to find a job but it costs money and there are not a lot of jobs. I am secluded and he controls the money. I will get out some day. I am just sad my kids are living with this. What we need financial support as we go to school and find a job. And the police, courts, DAs don't always help the way they say they do. Dr. Phil, I have called those national numbers but they just refer you to call another number. And emergency plans are great but don't you think that it is the long term plan that really counts? Where are the experts on this?

Janet Martin   September 13th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Dr. Phil –
Isn't it true that men can be victims of domestic abuse and that because of the stigma surrounding being a victim men just do not report it? Women seem able to receive appropriate help, shelter and care but men who are victims are out there struggling.

Gentry   September 13th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

to dr. Phil

what about domestic violence against a man,?

rick   September 13th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Dr. Phil.

You talked about abuse as taking many forms.

My x wife used to have to know exactly where I was and when I would be home...every moment.

I never saw this as abuse....but it bacame so bad that I divorced her. In that I felt I made a bad decision for years. Only now am I dealing with it.

Was the thing she was doing abuse?

Maria Molina   September 13th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Mr. Trump,

If you have a problem with the Islamic Cutural Center being built two blocks from ground zero, how do you justify building twin Trump Towers in Istanbul, Turkey – a country that is 99% Muslim. Are you not worried about a backlash against your Tower in Istanbul.

And why did you choose an Islamic country in Europe as your first site for a Tower in Europe? Why not choose Paris, London or Rome?

LanesShepherds   September 13th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Dr. Phil why do you speaks of domestic violence as if only men do it. What about the women who bully men as well as children?

john doe   September 13th, 2010 9:19 pm ET


Angela Savage Austin   September 13th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Dr. Phil...How are we as a society responsible for the children who are bullied because they believe they are worthless because they don't look a certain way, excel at the same ratein school, act like the majority sexually, morally, cussing, etc.,dressed differently and so on. We have allowed our children to be brainwashed to sacrifice or sell out their individuality....when they should celebrate that!

Charlie   September 13th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Dr. Phil,
Will you comment on a wife that is a total control freak, where nothing goes forward unless it is her idea. Where is the line that constitutes abuse?

Donna   September 13th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Why haven't you or anyone else come out against Eminem and Rhiana's song? How did that song even make it on the air today?

della lindquist   September 13th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

We are not at war with the nation of islam.

gary   September 13th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

I've been working in socail work my entire life-30 years. I find it appalling that Dr. Phil would air the intimate problems of these women for "ratings". How can he rationalize truly helping them when he is putting their problems out for all to see?

Faith   September 13th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Dr. Phil what about work place bullies? Any suggestions. I am dealing with that and it is tearing my life apart.

debbie   September 13th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

My daughter has been bullyed for 2 years at school and the teachers said she has to learn to deal with it and stand up but she is to shy so there is a new principal and she is looking into this if it still contiunes what should i do. like a told the school there should be no kind of bullying that words could be worse then a punch some of there answers are thats kids i keep track of what happens in her day. i just want to stop the bullying for her so she can enjoy her school years as good memories thanks

della lindquist   September 13th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

There are lots of pets at risk due to these controlling 'abusers'...many women don't leave due to their fear of the pets being hurt...animal violence is equal to human violence. control and abuse is equal.

david in ohio   September 13th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

Hello Dr. Phil, I tried to apply to be on your show but my application wasn't accepted. I applied under "talented but troubled," something like that. I sure could use your help. thank you, david

jimi   September 13th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Dr. Phil- When you make a sandwich at home, do you reach down past the first few slices to get to the really good bread?

Angela Savage Austin   September 13th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Why Mr. Trump are we as Americans being sensitive to Muslims and their faith...does that not in itself speaks volume about the prejudice and racism behind our sensitivity?

Mark Ledford   September 13th, 2010 9:25 pm ET


Do not allow any spiritual house of worship within a certain distance of the World Trade Center site and than you will not violate or discriminate against any religion. Simple

Diane M. Tokarz   September 13th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

I love you Donald Trump!
Thank God for you!
Thank you for stepping up for America and Americans!
Don't let them build the Mosque...keep fighting!

Candy Olsen   September 13th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I don't see why there is any discussion at all on this. It is an insult to Americans and especially to those who lost their lives on September 11th. With all the available land why there? Stand up you Americans and say NO.

Angela Savage Austin   September 13th, 2010 9:30 pm ET it fair to state that the klu, klux, klan and white supremists used the Holy Bible to justify murder and incite fear among all Americans who are not white, and still are protected by the Constitution to do our face? Should Americans who are not white see white people as terrorists because of them....that is what is happening with the judgement of Muslims. I am a Black Christian woman and I am insensitive to the fact that we are subjected to this home grown racism and terrorism.

latifah, ohio usa   September 13th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Question for donald trump. Instead of making american muslims like myself feel unwelcomed or scrutinized.... I served in 9/11 in the air force. A veteran by the way. Send assistance to our americans currently needing financial assistance in iran at the moment since you have so much money to throw around and want to help in some way.

Lon Fitzpatrick   September 13th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

I would suggest that Donald Trump spearhead a drive to create a joint house of worship rather than just a mosque. If we expanded the building and included a synagogue and a church as well as the mosque we would be showing the world the true nature of our Country. It would also serve as a wonderful convenient location for all religions to experience another religion.
If community dinners or other events were held and speakers invited from all faiths it would only bring the Country together.

Debbie   September 13th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Donald you're right .......
I like the orginal people on your show .

There's 26 million people out of a job as of today . These are the people who needs help .

Im a fan of Dr.Phil and Trump many different reasons.

dibo   September 13th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

speaking of bulliying on the playground, this feels like being bullied in our own back yard and having our noses rubbed in it! I believe in religious freedom, but really, this is nothing but asking for trouble and pouring salt in the open wound.

sana   September 13th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I just wanted to thank you for a great show. Yiu are just. I am a Moslem and I agreed with donald Trump. I hAD a wrong idea about him but after your interview I changed my mind. He is tryong to solve a problem so itr will not get bigger

Dilbar   September 13th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Please lets talk about difference between terrorist and Islam. (or any other religion)

What differens it would make if it will be 5 or 7 blocks away?

What about Muslims who died or lost loved ones during that attack?

This controversy looks like a spoiled child's next bad mood.

We all know that ALL the religions did kill millions of people during so many years, but are we really beeing intellegent enough by associating Religion with Terror Attack?

Karen   September 13th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

If Donald Trump fires them can't Dr. Phil consult them? Tag team reality show. Why hasn't anyone thought of this?

Charme Robarts   September 13th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I'm so grateful that you guys are shining the light on the sad situation of unemployment. I am a case worker for the poor. I field calls all day from people who are seeking help from my agency because they can't pay their bills. Many have been laid off, many are not receiving unemployment for various reasons, and many, many are disabled and living on small SSI checks. This summer's heat wave here in TX have left many unable to pay utility bills. Our funds are limited and I often have to say no, which is heartbreaking. All day long I hear these stories and I often wish that more people could know a little more about how hard life is for so many of our fellow Americans. Thanks for using your influence to raise consciousness about this. –Charme, Fort Worth TX

jimi   September 13th, 2010 9:41 pm ET


I'd be more impressed if your passion was focused on housing for the homeless. I have just the place for a construction site. Your golf course. It's perfect. Plenty of good land in a nice neighborhood; land that is currently being squandered on a mindless activity engaged in by white, well-to-do business criminals who use the game to get together so they can make deals to carve this country up a little finer among themselves.

Chagrined   September 13th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Many brave people, excluding Donald Trump's, fought, sacrificed and died for our Democracy and our Constitutional First Amendment freedoms, freedom of religion. If Donald Trump and other insidious ingrates who oppose the Islamic Community Center are too fragile for our Democracy and our Constitutional freedoms, they should find another country! Bon Voyage!
This Democracy was designed by Protestants and Deists who embraced religious freedom! Those ingrates who oppose the ICC display contempt for our First Amendment freedoms!
Mr. Trump should be reminded that in America we pay taxes for civility. If Mr. Trump doesn't want to pay taxes for civility, I suggest he move to Mexico! Bon Voyage!

Hugh McPhail   September 13th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Dr Phil where was your wife from

Ed Stephenson   September 13th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Larry: If there is so much opposition against building the Islamic mosque
how can the city issue a building permit?

Debbie   September 13th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

At least "The Donald " is telling the truth about OPEC , China , and many other countries. OPEC saying USA is stupid. Yes they're getting away with to much and Companies in USA , not worried except for there pocket book $$$$ . Boycott Oil Companies , products made in CHina and other countries.

USA companies needs to take a stand and get back what is ours ( businesses ) , Forget Nafta .

Ed Stephenson   September 13th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Hi Larry: If there is so much oposition against building the Islamic
mosque, how can the city issue a building permit?

Ted Landaiche   September 13th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

I definitely think Donald Trump should run for president. A great business
Man, should be able to run a great country. Thanks

william koon   September 13th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Lary brought this question up with Donald trump. This is my question. Why should the United States allow this Masque be built there around ground zero. Wasn't there a Greek Orthodox Church there, are they allow to rebuild there? if not, why? Isn't there close to hundred Masque around New York City, I may not the amount right. Why is the United States Goverment (Hilary Clinton) giving Imam a allowance to travel around the world to raise funds. If they want it let the pay for everything. Why does the goverment need to bleed the people of the United States. No people in the world give so much, than our people. Take care of us, and the rest will happen. The goverment loves to borrow money from the rest of the world and give it to everyone else, but there people (us,we, us citizens).

Nancy of NY   September 13th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Maria Molina the Europeans don't like Trump or trust him. Trump is not liked by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, of Dubai and sadly we have run out of money that's why Trump is mad.

Carol   September 13th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Why do the females get by with big lies in domestic violence? Our son is going thru hell because of her lies. There is no evidence just hot air. He has never hurt his son and now she is smashing my husband and me (our son's parents). We have been married for 46 years and our x daughter in law says we fight all the time and she says that my husband beats me all the time. All of that is a big lie but everybody is believing her.

Susan in Austin Texas   September 13th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

Thank you Donald Trump!
I am a publisher in Austin Texas and I can tell you that people who purchases my publications LOVE that my products are 100% made in the USA.
It is disgusting......
EVERYTHING is made in China. Go to Home Depot, try to purchase an American made tool!
I go to the store and look and put most everything back because I refuse to keep supporting China's sweat house economy.
When is American business owners going to wake up and bring the jobs back and help our own?
Farouk Shami did the right thing....brought his Chi hair products back to the USA

EV   September 13th, 2010 9:52 pm ET





Anthony Calloway   September 13th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

What Does Dr. Phil Think of the Mosque Near Ground Zero? Are the Muslims Being Discrimnated such as Blacks, HomoSexuals and Immigrants?

Mo from Big O   September 13th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Dr. Phil,
What do you think is the best way to rid Americans from the Islamophobia they acquired mainly due to 9/11? Are Americans going to be permanently Islamophobic?

Jane   September 13th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Thank you Donald Trump for your comments on China & OPEC. So true.

Vivian L. Loydd   September 13th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Dr. Phil, there is a poem in my book, Poetically Speaking, called Prejudice. I was born in Frostproof, Florida in the 50s and had to integrate to a school where I experienced prejudice for the first time.
Yes, it is still very real. I hope that you take the opportunity to read these poetic truths.

Allison   September 13th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Back in 2003 or 2004 you came out with your weightloss plan. I haven't heard anything about it since. Do you still stand behind it and believe its a good plan to follow for anyone trying to lose weight?

Monica   September 13th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I am latina (legal) and I do feel discrimination not only from american people, I feel it from my husband's mother, they are arabs, and his mam hates me, he doesn't say anything because he has to love and respect his mam ( he says) , I am just waiting to finish college to go back to my life, to My country and try to forget about this nightmare.

Kat Clark   September 13th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Wait a are saying all the dumb/bad things that are happening...IF the news media would NOT sensationalize these acts of the idiots, they would not be soooo important...for example the preacher who was going to burn the koran...if the news media would have left that alone NO ON E would have known!!! when the news media gets a hold of something, they beat it to death, ! Ridiculous!

Kat Clark   September 13th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Maybe all of us should send Donalds comment to our senators so we can make sure they get the message....never know,,,miigjt do some good.

Angela Savage Austin   September 13th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

Dr. Phil...can you imagine living in a country, your community, where you shop, pray, work, send your kids to school, and each day you are blessed to awake each morning...the rest of your day you, you live in fear of the unknown, in fear for your life, the lives of your loved ones, friends, neighbors, way of life. Americans got just a chip off the iceberg of that experience...and that was far more than anyone of us can accept to deal with ever again. We are truly blessed to live in this country...all of peace is required from all of us to keep it that way,,,and strive to make it even better. No good will come from the division of Americans on any level...for it is said..."great empires fell from within due to divide and conquer. I believe that God is calling on us to heal, and the only way we can is to put people first.

Kat Clark   September 13th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

I know I am too late, but wouod love to know if the apprentice is true or is the winner chosen before hand, such as when a quitter (Joan Rivers) became the winner....bothers me that someone who quit (and allowed to comeback!!) was chosen. Wonder what kind of message that send to young people??

Pete Taylor   September 13th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

uestions for Dr. Phil:
Are you going to ask these women the following questions on your show?
1. What they did to provoke the man?
2. How did they plush their buttons?
3. Was it ever suggested by their divorce attorney to file Domestic Violence Charges to enhance their divorce case?
4. Are you going to tell the men’s side of the case?

Cajazz76:24:8   September 13th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

Trumped 'the Donald'. With his never-ending hedonistic desire to sate his huge and ravenous ego, Trump pulls out his purported Mount Ararat size wallet (bank loan histories and credit scores) to ameliorate the Cordoba Center controversy in NYC. Immediately, he captures the attention of those who represent self, and are the facade for the third ' I ', who religiously follow opinion and think 'the Donald' is the Messiah of lower Manhattan. All 'the Donald' wanted was to interject his countenance features, with the prominent hair on top, to gain recognition in the 'face of controversy'...caj

rj   September 13th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

The Imam, the King and the Trump Card. Cash is KING.
We can work it OUT.

Peace is radical

Angela Savage Austin   September 13th, 2010 10:55 pm ET

Mr. Trump...I have a question for all Americans ..especially you.....who want to challenge Michael Moore about calling those who oppose the building of the Mosque bigots...well if a Christian White Supremist Group or the klu, klux, klan protected by the Constitution wanted to build a center in that same location based on their beliefs of the Bible, justifying racism, slavery and hatred, would the same opposing Americans families, who family members, friends and loved ones died there, rebel against the rights of the White Supremist groups or the klu, klux, klan right to do so because it is located near ground zero. I think not... Perhaps only those that are persecuted by them would oppose.. because they are American born tell me American who is being persecuted by the Muslims people or their Faith?...remember they are not the terroists you fear


Richard   September 13th, 2010 11:37 pm ET

Mr Larry King,

The majority of Americans speak only one language [Asia, Europe and Latin America speak a minimum of 2 or 3 languages] and seem to even struggle mastering just one language [English] hence naively they do not comprehend that the word Mosque is defined in the Dictionary as, "a place of worship" A place of worship can be built anywhere in the USA. Furthermore, Americans lack Religion, fear places of worship and are not wise sufficiently to visualize fast and build a Christian Church, a Buddhist Temple, Hindu Temple and a Jewish Synagogue at Ground Zero and then and only then can it truly be called Sacred Ground! So they complain, complain and complain due to illiteracy and failure to want to THINK! Ignorance suffocates.

Sofie   September 13th, 2010 11:47 pm ET

There is an interfaith centre in the Pentagon. It was dedicated on Sep 11, 2002, for all faiths, including Islam. Today, it was reported there was a mosque and another praying area in each tower at the WTC before 9/11. They say the second area was near the stairwell and that is where a lot of Muslims who worked at the WTC died. Does anyone know if this is accurate info? Also......

Is it possible that opposing this mosque so vehemently could be considered insulting to the victims on 9/11 who died at the Pentagon? I wonder how their families feel, knowing that when an interfaith centre was dedicated within the Pentagon, only 1 year after 9/11, everyone was quiet then but now they are outraged for the victims and their families with the building of an interfaith centre/mosque 2 blocks away.

I am not saying I agree or disagree with those of you on here who are so passionate in your opposition to this mosque, just would like your thoughts.
I am not saying I agree or disagree with those of you on here who oppose this so passionately, I would just like to know your thoughts.

Doug   September 14th, 2010 12:14 am ET

Why does what Dr. Phil focuse on emphasize women.....this stuff is happening to men also.....!!!!!

faye   September 14th, 2010 12:16 am ET

my husband has grabbed me by the boys beat him up and i left and came back 6 months later..the other day he slapped me ..first time in 3 years..i didn't do anything.i told him if it ever happened again i'm gone.should i leave now?

KIm   September 14th, 2010 12:17 am ET

CNN flashed today that Imam Rauf says everything is on the table for negoiations. Next we see Imam Rauf in an interview at the Council of Foreign Relations and Cooper's team has the video. Imam says,"Im deeply distressed over this great crisis and danger." Conditions for emotion affect in negoiation or sparking emotional fear with intimidating thoughts of terror ? Retribution ? Is it a bird ? Noooooo ! Is it a plane ? Yeahhhhh, and no crazy radical mixed up religious Islamic in it. The face of terrorism has no faith !
Michael Moore lost his baseball cap and struck out ! To make a point he says he thinks the Islamic center doesn't need to be near Ground 0 but on it.Then he tells Cooper ,no I wasn't serious but making a point. Wonder if two FBI agents,Gates,Clinton,Obama and the Pentagon will be calling Michael Moore ? Kinda thought Rev Jones was just making a point too and never intended to burn Qurans.
4.8 million and offered 25% profit but Hisham Elzanaty says it's worth 20 million ? It was sold last year and worth 20 million ? Sounds hoodlum ! Sell T-shirts to make up the difference and hand the money to Trump ? Political Cartoons of what an xenophobian looks like or maybe an Islamicphobian and have Hillary Clinton approve the design for world peace negoiations positive ? "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On "

Richard   September 14th, 2010 12:17 am ET

Even more under reported is female on male domestic violence.
Unfortunately prejudice against men is rampant and woman are automatically awarded children and salaries based on accusations alone.
In my case after being accused of domestic violence and losing my marriage, kids and savings fighting back, the Court finally awarded sole custody to me.
The damage to the family was compounded by the prejudice in the courts and society

karin   September 14th, 2010 12:18 am ET

last monday on labor day we had an incident here in calgary that i responded too via editorial in the local paper. a 12yr old girl responded in an internet site and hooked up with a 16yr old boy at the local school yard. while his friend were drunk inthe stadium bleachers he raped her. witnesses heard her screams, . but did nothing. I responded to the one witnesses that she shouldnlt feel gulit as she had no idea this would happen in broad daylight, let alone with all sort of kids around. Someone finally called the police. But she felt so bad, I wrote to her via the paper to not feel so gulity as a mother we are not wired to look for this behavior. I felt bad for all involved. I blamed the parents, the school and the city. Well it was, an emotional comment. THen I got a scathing remark from one of the teachers, that they were on holidays and shouldn't be blamed as its not their job. Should I fell badly for voicing my opinion?

Sasha   September 14th, 2010 12:19 am ET

Dr. Phil,

While it's not as common, spousal abuse of a husband exists as well. Unfortunately, it is less recognized and discussed. How will your campaign against domestic abuse help these men?

Anthony   September 14th, 2010 12:22 am ET

While I feel that protecting women from domestic violence is very important, how do we go about it so that women don't abuse those protections? It's estimated that 75% of "Order of Protection" petitions are actually false claims which result in men being removed from their homes, seperated from their children, etc just so the woman can get a leg up in a divorce. Even if the actual number was 10%. How many innocent mens lives are destroyed by this kind of abuse of the law? What can be done to prevent it?

Sofie   September 14th, 2010 12:26 am ET

There is an interfaith centre in the Pentagon. It was dedicated on Sep 11, 2002, for all faiths, including Islam. Today, it was reported there was a mosque and another praying area in each tower at the WTC before 9/11. They say the second area was near the stairwell and that is where a lot of Muslims who worked at the WTC died. Does anyone know if this is accurate info? Also......

Is it possible that opposing this mosque so vehemently could be considered insulting to the victims on 9/11 who died at the Pentagon? I wonder how their families feel, knowing that when an interfaith centre was dedicated within the Pentagon, only 1 year after 9/11, everyone was quiet then but now they are outraged for the victims and their families with the building of an interfaith centre/mosque 2 blocks away.

I am not saying I agree or disagree with those of you on here who are so passionate in your opposition to this mosque, just would like your thoughts.

DS   September 14th, 2010 12:29 am ET

Mr. King,

First let me start with I'm an American and I'm a Muslim, and I am in the military. I have lost friends, Muslims brothers, and Military brothers. I have been in the military for over 10 years. I have pledge to defend against enemies foreign and domestic. And that we have.

In the news I hear groups of people that need to learn about what we stand for as Americans. The more I hear them the more I am disgusted. I’m disgusted by the fact the lives of our Military Members that have been sacrificed and lost for what we call “freedom” seem to be for nothing. These freedoms come at a price and have for years. Let’s make it for something. Let us show the world we have our religious freedoms. We have our rights as Americans. Remember things are getting out of control in the world, lets not add to it.

Pat Walsh   September 14th, 2010 12:30 am ET

Donald Trump says that he does not need the publicity. If only he could control his compulsion to be self aggrandizing!
He is not helping the situation at all!
I think the Islamic center should go forward and we, as Americans should act like Americans.

Todd McClure   September 14th, 2010 12:35 am ET

I was wondering if Dr. Phil can comment on those women/wives that are the abuser. She was abusive to me mentally and emotionally during the marriage and has continued the verbal assault about me to my son since. As she continues this practice it now includes the step-father who adds his own fuel to the fire and supports her attitudes.
(i.e. – name calling, guilt, shame, as well as blaming me for making him the person he is today...whatever she thinks is wrong with him she tells him and me that it is my fault. The emotional damage she is doing to him is unacceptable but I don't know where to go from here to gain custody and get him out of this degrading situation...I heard that this is called Parent Alienation, but I know I need a professional's opinion. I am desperate in trying to find an answer...

if Dr. Phil is unable to comment on the air, I would like to know how, where, when I might be able to discuss this further...

thank you
Todd McClure
41 year old male, Houston, TX

Cathy   September 14th, 2010 12:35 am ET

My daughter just lost her four children to a man who abused her.This man hit her for years. she could not leave the home unless she performed a sex act of his choice. This man never worked, never paid a bill, never bought clothing for the children, no food no nothing.
They live in a small town. The judge who ruled in my daughters case is a personal family friend and would not excuse himself off the bench for this case. . Thousands of good mothers who have been abused in one way or another are losing there children to abuseive dad. and husbands.

rita   September 14th, 2010 12:38 am ET

what about parents who bully their own children? With threats of shooting them or stabbing them. Now she does that to her husband. Threatens him with bodily harm to his children, his ex wife and his parents, for the last 7 yrs. If he ever leaves her. How would you help him?

Max   September 14th, 2010 12:38 am ET

Donald Trumps comment and solution to the mosque and islamic center "to move them just a little farther away" sounds awfully familiar in respect to what we told Native Americans a while ago. How far is good for you Donald?

Marion Irwin   September 14th, 2010 12:41 am ET

Pls ask Dr. Phil.
How can I advise my son to be a father to his 1st child due in Nov. He is not with the girl , but the girl and I are friend. My son will not talk about the baby or even adment the child is his. Pls advise.

Amber   September 14th, 2010 12:41 am ET

Dr. Phil
Would you consider taking over the 4 o'clock spot when oprahs show comes to an end?

Marion Irwin   September 14th, 2010 12:43 am ET

I have a son who is 28 and will never forget how bad he was bully in school . The teacher knew and did nothing. This was a good Catolic school. I feel that I let him down.

Astrid   September 14th, 2010 12:46 am ET

I would like to ask Dr. Phil:
How do you help a man who thinks that because he is not hitting his wife and is taking care of their children that they are verbally abusing this women? That when they often use words like stupid, dumm and putting them down by using sarcasm which they excuse themselves saying that they were been funny,? Please tell these men that when they scream at their wives because they didn't do something they way it was supposed to be done, according to them, they are not only hurting each other but they are hurting their children who are cought in the middle of this screaming wars. The abuse is also escalating into rage, road rage with their children in the car, and once a man or woman looses control of his or her temper anything can happen.

Johnny 33405   September 14th, 2010 12:51 am ET

To Larry King, Dr. Phil and Donald Trump,
Wow. Three biggies on one show.
1) Hate to see ya go Larry. God Speed and such.
2) Dr. Phil, you are really a great and talented man and I out of many shows I have watched covering many difficult sunjects, I have personally have dissagreed a bit on one occasion. No matter what that is and when but will say it was a bout a couple having problems on your show. That is amazing and do not care about any contraversies regarding your reputation as obviously you are a Doctor in good standing with myself and many.
3) Donald Trump old boy. I love my Palm Beach County and despite your problems with the Flag flying at the old Mary Weather Post Mansion (Mar-a Lago) I, as a native love the fact you took it over and fixed er up. My mother used to drive myself and sisters by the Post mansion when it had the broken glass on walls and always spoke of it's history.
Cool stuff.

bhafid   September 14th, 2010 12:53 am ET

how far from ground zero you want that mosque to be built?are the american muslims a second category of citizens?where is our principles?I read your books MR.Donald and I remember you saying I am always there to make money even when you are golfing.what happened this time?I remember you talking about the marriage and your advice to one of your friend about the's hard to believe Mr.donald.I think if you really want to solve this matter,you can negociate behind to media and at least talk with more respect about that investor.

Sam   September 14th, 2010 12:56 am ET

Trump and the Burning Pastor from Florida is the classic example of how people who decide what is news making headlines,in reality these type have nothing more than an inflated ego and loud mouth. Responsible media needs to get a grip on who they give air time to,what it has becoming is nothing more than the devils work shop.We all know Trump wanted Larry Kings job and won't get it. What is the difference between Trump and Michael Maddock ? Larry I know you got taken by Maddock how do you protect your self from Trump? Trump is trying to generate money in the US and this is the best time to try and cash in. America is changing faster than all thought. Dubai is not impressed by Trump and neither are the Europeans. Sorry Trump your trumpet can only wake up the Pailen and her tea bag friends. I trust the Imam and not Trump.

HunterS   September 14th, 2010 12:58 am ET

Dr. Phil,
As a person who has lived with all kinds of people, thousands of different kinds actually from all over the world, when I feel common to all kinds of people, to some when I say something that may offend but my intent is I'm sharing inside knowledge from their kind and also trying to gain some comradeship that transcends race barriers and places me amongst them as one of them, why is it such an offense to be misunderstood?

Mel   September 14th, 2010 12:58 am ET

Why are American jobs over seas and when did the exodus of our American jobs BEGIN? Surely, it started about 2 years ago, right? Right after the President identified his tax cut plans?

Cajazz76:24:8   September 14th, 2010 1:26 am ET

It is simple to refute Trump's disposition of where or if to relocate the proposed Cordoba Project by simply letting all those know who oppose the site that they are bigots and part catalyst and cause to the destruction of the WTC. A small band of radical religious zealots did the actual destruction, but it was the decades of abuse toward Muslims that was the root cause. Is the U.S., in hindsight responsible? It didn't take hindsight to know that YES this nation is one of the major reasons for 9/11. Begin with May 15, 1948 and that which occurred before, the day of, the night of, the day after, and ever since and the answer is truly there...caj

MICHAEL THALHAMMER   September 14th, 2010 1:59 am ET

For years now I have been dealing with a troubled son, he is now 24 years of age and keeps in denile of the use of drugs or aochol problem. He has said in the past he wants help, but never follows through, his mother and him when he was younger where not close because she was not there most of the time, but that not the issue now, I feel if he continues on this destructive path he may take his life, which I think there needs to be some intervention. He has court case coming up for possition under 35 grams of a controlled substance, and tampering with a vehical which was his aunts auto but he didn't want to admitt it was he that took the auto so she turned in the damaged that was done to the auto to insurance, which caused a investigation and charges filed.
My question is how can I reach this young man to stay sober. When he sober he feels remorse and wants to be with he children, the children where born out of wed lock so he does not have custodity, but I told him to clear up these charges and proceed to ask for custody they are allready taking child support out for the children.
The whole side of this familly I married into at one time has a history of depression through out and self medicate with everything from heron to alcihol. He also has 1/2 brother who has taken his life several years ago and older 1/2 brother in prison an 1/2 brother who has been in prison a couple of years is out now trying striaghten his life out questionably. Out of the 4 siblings this is my only son I am the fatherof he is the youngest.
My question is I need help? Soon I am going to go to a meeting with
al-non. I can't deal with this destruction any more. HELP!!! Before another life is destoryed, I know this is just one of many that your bothered with, but the love for my only son brought me to write you.
My phone # is 314 971 0496 I want avoid more tradgity in this family. Can you help this loving father do something.
I live in Saint Charles county in Missouri 325South 3rd. St. 63301

Michael Thalhammer

Daz Patterson   September 14th, 2010 3:22 am ET

Hi Larry, we were watching you and Dr. Phil talking about domestic violence on your show tonight. We have made a movie about spousal abuse from a true story. Is there any way we can share that movie with your audiance or America. The movie is very intense but very real. The incidents you will see actually happened. The title of the movie is "For The Sake Of Love" My e=mail is Tele # 909 874-3411
Daz Patterson
PNP Entertainment

barbara davis   September 14th, 2010 3:40 am ET

why is domestic abuse always considered a "male" problem, i do realize they are the majority but in my sons case it is his wife who is the abuser, much more prevelent than documented because men are ashamed to admit it.. they are now going thru some programs set up by child protective services after i continually called them with complaints . she had 2 assaults against him in 2 months and another against a younger girl –all dropped by the police because of her gender and not "enough obvious damage". this girl is 22yrs old and i dont believe 10 classes of batterers intervention classes is a cure for this type of behavior. i have known her for several years and have witnessed her violence before and fear what could happen in the future if in depth counseling isnt done. my grandchildren are involved and i want to know if my concerns are valid.

Clara Kious   September 14th, 2010 3:46 am ET

Hello.I'm a Inupiat Woman from Barrow Alaska.I listen to everyone talk about this everyday and it's a mess.The first people in this country was the Natives.We were Stripped of our lands,our language and our freebom back in the Columbus Days.Their doing the same to the Islamic"s today. Who there going to do it to tomorrow?

Thank You,Clara K.Kious

Smith in Oregon   September 14th, 2010 4:07 am ET

Where is the News Media discussion about the TWO MOSQUES that were actually inside the Twin Towers when they were destroyed along with 60 Muslim employees working for company's inside the Twin Towers?

There wasn't any Christian Churches actually inside the Twin Towers but there were TWO MOSQUES. Yes there was a tiny epoistocal Christian Church on the trade tower grounds but not inside either of the twin towers. Seems Muslims have every right and reason for a Mosque near Ground Zero, not just a 'community center' as presently planned.

Byron L Jones   September 14th, 2010 5:06 am ET

Phil McGraw looks almost exactly like Hank Kingsley on the Larry Sanders Show.
Can Dr. Phil say "Hey, now........" on the air? lol

allan weatherall   September 14th, 2010 5:19 am ET

While many North Americans may be aware of the financial and environmental price we pay for a litre of gas or a barrel of oil, Sun Media columnist Ezra Levant argues that it is time we consider ethical factors as well. In his new book Ethical Oil, Levant exposes the hypocrisy of the West’s dealings with the reprehensible regimes from which we purchase the oil that sustains our lifestyle.

It’s a fact of life: if Americans don’t fill up their cars with Canadian gasoline, their gas is going to come from another oil-producing country. Even environmentally friendly cars like the Toyota Prius still need to get their gasoline from somewhere.

The oil sands have made democratic, peaceful Canada the number-one source of U.S. oil. But the rest of America’s international oil suppliers are pretty ugly. With few exceptions, the other countries on the top ten list are the world’s dictatorships, human rights abusers, and warmongers.

After Canada, Saudi Arabia is the biggest source of U.S. oil imports. Saudi Arabia is an Islamic feudal state named after the Saudi family that owns it — some seven thousand princes known for their lavish lifestyles and idleness. For those not lucky enough to be a member of the royal family, Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most repressive regimes, where the Qur’an is strictly enforced as the official constitution, where 6.4 million foreign workers are brutalized, and where political dissent is forbidden.

A major sponsor of world terrorism, Saudi Arabia is where Osama bin Laden made his money — and it’s also where 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers came from. Needless to say, a country that doesn’t value human life doesn’t care much about plants and animals either — environmentalism is the punchline to anti-American jokes in Saudi Arabia, not a pillar of its oil industry. This fascist theocracy shipped 551 million barrels of oil to the United States last year.

In third place is Mexico, nominally a democracy but a democracy with endemic human rights abuses and corruption. It sold barrels to the United States last year.

Venezuela, run by socialist strongman Hugo Chavez, is next, followed by corrupt Nigeria, strife-torn Iraq, undemocratic Angola, and torture-loving Algeria. The world’s nastiest regimes, like Iran and Sudan, can’t legally sell oil to the United States directly because of economic sanctions. But with major oil consumers like China and Japan taking up the slack, those sanctions are essentially meaningless. Moreover, for every barrel of oil that doesn’t come out of the oil sands, another barrel must come from somewhere else. The less oil that comes from Alberta, the better it is for every other exporter in the world, including Iran and Sudan.

The list of countries that export oil to the United States is a rogues’ gallery. But the rankings of the world’s oil reserves — a good predictor of where oil is going to come from in the future — is even worse. Out of the top ten countries with the largest reserves, Canada is the only liberal democracy, other than the fledgling democracy of Iraq. There’s no way to avoid the conclusion that oil comes from the world’s worst places, and there’s no reason to expect that to change.

It’s one thing to condemn Canada’s oil sands and to publish ugly photos of them. But for ethical oil consumers, unless there’s a better alternative, demonizing Canadian oil isn’t just useless — it can be counterproductive, by driving consumers into the hands of oil producers who are worse by every ethical measure.

That’s exactly what happened in February 2010, when an anti–oil sands lobby group called ForestEthics persuaded two retail giants to direct their suppliers to use non–oil sands oil.

Michael Besancon, senior vice-president of the fashionable supermarket chain Whole Foods, declared that “fuel that comes from tar sands refineries does not fit our values.”

According to ForestEthics, Whole Foods “eliminated tar sands-linked fuel at one of its distribution centres and committed ... to replace all fuel supplies connected with Canada’s tar sands.”

And Bed Bath & Beyond, another international retailer, “has agreed to make the tar sands an issue in the bidding process it follows for selecting transportation providers.”

OK, but given that two out of every three barrels of oil in the United States is imported, where should Bed Bath & Beyond insist its truckers buy their oil from? And is it even possible for truckers to know where fuel from a particular gas station comes from? If scoring political points against the oil sands is your goal, coming up with a practical answer to that question isn’t important. But if your goal is to genuinely buy morally superior oil, the question remains unanswered.

According to press reports, Whole Foods switched some of its oil purchases to Marathon Oil, a U.S.–based company. But while Marathon does indeed pump a lot of oil from the United States, it also owns a 20% stake in a major oil sands development — and it operates in dictatorships like Equatorial Guinea and Libya. Does that “fit” Whole Foods’ values?

It’s an important question to ask because critics of Canada’s oil sands complain that the oil isn’t just environmentally dirty but somehow has moral failures, that it is inherently evil. It’s an attempt to denormalize the oil sands, to make them so morally repugnant that any debate about them is over before it starts.

But if we were to stop oil sands development, as ForestEthics demands we do, where would the oil come from?

Canada would have enough oil for itself from conventional Canadian oil fields, but what about America?

Canada is one of the most hospitable places in the world to live, offering democracy, a stalwart commitment to the rule of law, and economic freedom. There is no torture, no slavery, no state-sanctioned rape, no murdered journalists. It’s the country that gave the world UN peacekeeping. No one in their right mind would suggest that in a comparison of countries around the world that Canada isn’t a leader in moral behaviour.

There is a reason that a quarter-million immigrants, from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, settle in Canada every year and hundreds of thousands more wish they could. Canadian values are the very embodiment of the thing we call ethics: the moral codes chosen freely by free people.

Like every other country, Canada can always improve its human rights record. But on every key measure, from women’s rights, to gay rights, to Aboriginal rights, to the sharing of the oil wealth equitably among workers, to environmental protection, Canada is hands down the most ethical major exporter of oil in the world.

And yet, today Canada finds itself being accused of severe immorality. A country that has been a leader in ethical leadership is suddenly cast as a “criminal” or “unethical” for the way it produces its energy. It lacks “moral vision and leadership.”

How can this be? Has the world been wrong about Canadian values all along? Was Canada’s ethical leadership on the world stage not the product of a humanitarian and liberal worldview but an accident just waiting to be spoiled by the corrupting influence of oil? Or is it possible that Canada’s approach to energy is being measured by an entirely different yardstick: an unconventional version of “morality” that weighs values entirely differently?

The accusations of those who fight Canada’s energy industry so fiercely are so out of sync with the reality of the Canada the world has known for centuries, so illogical, that it’s worth asking — actually, it’s critical to ask — whether there might be something else behind those attacks.

Because, as it turns out, there is.

Excerpted from Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands by Ezra Levant. Copyright 2010. Published by McClelland & Stewart Limited.

Saudi Arabia’s merciless justice

If Saudi Arabia didn’t exist, it would take a science-fiction writer in an apocalyptic mood to invent it. Saudi women are treated as the property of men, with fewer rights than children and only slightly more rights than animals. They are forbidden from driving cars; they cannot travel abroad without a man’s permission; and they can’t even have elective surgery without their master’s consent.

That doesn’t sound like Whole Foods’ values, does it?

Men have it better in Saudi Arabia, of course, but Allah help them if they’re gay, or even eccentric. An international group called Human Rights Watch has documented men being arrested and flogged for wearing women’s clothing. In a medieval theocracy like the Saudis,’ such heresy is a crime, the crime of “suspicious behaviour” and “imitating women.” And, according to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia executes gays simply for being gay. Amnesty has documented this barbaric punishment, carried out in full medieval style: a beheading and a crucifixion.

Even children are not spared Saudi Arabia’s merciless “justice.” Teenaged “criminals” are beheaded with swords in the public square; children as young as thirteen have been sentenced to more than one thousand lashes.

Question: How many press releases do you think ForestEthics has sent out about the ethics of Saudi oil? If you guessed zero, you’re right. Too bad — not only could Saudi Arabia’s endangered forests use the help, but its women and children could too.

Oscar   September 14th, 2010 6:10 am ET

I think the debate about whether to build an Islamic centre near ground zero will give the USA the opportunity to show compassion towards people who have been unfairly targeted as a result of 911. I think Americans will be applauded if they embrace this opportunity for change. Within each religious group you have your extremists who have perverted the holy texts. It's really time for people as a human race to stand together against terrorism. Look at what Nelson Mandela did. South Africans were also fearing war in 1994 but acts of compassion go a long way. Not all muslims are extremists and compassion and empathy are needed in order for positive change to occur. I hope the USA can be a leading force in this debate.

Ted   September 14th, 2010 8:45 am ET

Mr. Trump;

You of all people should know that the price of oil, gasoline, natural gas and other commodities are set at the Chicago Exchange and are driven by huge amount of monies invested by speculators.
They drive the price up, take their profits, go short, take their profits and start the whole procuder again and again.
Those speculators mostly are not arabs, but our own banks and hedge funds, so put the blame where it belongs.
In all cases, we the people pay the price of this unethical speculation with natural resources and food. A few gets filthy rich, (like you, Mr. Trump) but most of us a bit poorer.

Ted   September 14th, 2010 9:01 am ET

Those of you who still blame the moslems for the destruction of the WTC should visit You Tube and listen to:
Alan Hart interview on BBC,
Dancing Mossad agents watching the destruction,
and a few other very serious videos from different sources.
You will find that there is more to this than what meets the eye, most likely the arabs were just tools used by mighty interests.
Very interesting.

Jerjol   September 14th, 2010 12:02 pm ET

Good for you Donald.

I bet they wont accept your offer

I dont think they're bright enough

But at least you gave them a viable alternative, which proves in my mind that no matter how much money they are offered they would rather opt for causing the decension and hate that is currently happening.

BryanWolf   September 14th, 2010 3:09 pm ET

Michael Moore’s assessment and conclusion that the majority Americans are prejudice/bigoted because we do not want a Mosque built so close to Ground 0 is very inaccurate and disappointing. I have spoken to several people and have spent many hours self-reflecting on this issue. I wish Michael Moore would have spent more time investigating this issue before he stated this to many of the same Americans that have trusted in the accuracy of his investigative reporting. Here is what I do find to be true:
Out of the vast majority of Americans “who do not feel right about the project near G-0.” (AC. 360) There is a very small minority out of the majority that are indeed bigots and many of the minority will tell you with little or no regret that they are indeed bigots. To reinforce my point, our President would not be in office today and the Pasture would have had the same majority of Americans support him to burn the Qurans if his label on us was indeed true. That was not the case was it? However, what I have found is the reason for Americas increasing “Islamaphobia” is not out of bigotry but rather several learned historical and current learned facts taught to us from what we see and hear through the media.
We lost 3,000 plus Americans and others on 9-11 and 3,000 plus Americans in the Middle East. That is 6,000 plus Americans and others to date that have died for Islam freedom. Unfortunately, because several of the Islamic countries and communities harbor and do not fully stand against the “Extremists/Terrorists” we will keep loosing more and more Americans in a “unofficial war” (not declared by congress) that cannot be won just by us and other outside forces.
We learn from the news that “trusted” Islamic people turn on and shoot our soldiers. We are dying over there and going bankrupt in the billions to help the Islamic people gain their freedom from the ones they harbor and fear. Not to mention the fact, that we are destroying our own nation to “seemingly help” countries that do not even want us over there. But jump at the chance to yell in their streets “Death to America!”
The majority of Americans don’t want the Mosque built so close to G-0, not because of hate for good Muslims, but because we know the good ones live in fear of the Extremists/Terrorists and let them readily mingle in and live among them. We don’t “trust” that the new Mosque won’t be infiltrated and shared by the Terrorists as allowed in the Middle East. We just do not “trust” or want to give the Extremist/Terrorists the victory to over look the mass murder site at “G-0.” One example of being controlled by fear is the Imam who was on Larry King Live said, “He will not back down and build there regardless of how we feel because he fears the Extremists/Terrorists”.
In conclusion, whether or not strip clubs or gambling joints are there, it is still considered “Sacred” to the majority of Americans. The word “Sacred” as, “close to our hearts, revered, cherished, or needs protection from compromise” not the religious meaning (holly).

Nana Brown   September 14th, 2010 8:38 pm ET

If you lost your 26 year old brother you would know the pain I feel. Unfortunately this whole debit is a much larger story than we were made to believe. Alan Hart an experience television journalist of over 20 years of experience with BBC exposed a chilling story of who was behind the 911 attack but the Burning Pastor from Florida with his flock of 50 were uncovered.Surprise! surprise what does this tell us all who lost love ones. If this is not disrespect that what truly is? The Imam and the Rabbi's are aware of Alan Hart's coverage of 911. We need to build bridges now. Trump just jumped in to this story to pad his ego instead of telling us about his trial after bankruptcy. Oh dear the Arabs won't lend any more money to him do you wonder why ?

Nana Brown   September 14th, 2010 8:41 pm ET

If you lost your 26 year old brother you would know the pain I feel. Unfortunately this whole debit is a much larger story than we were made to believe. Alan Hart an experience television journalist of over 20 years of experience with BBC exposed a chilling story of who was behind the 911 attack but the Burning Pastor from Florida with his flock of 50 were uncovered.Surprise! surprise what does this tell us all who lost love ones? If this is not disrespect than what truly is? The Imam and the Rabbi's are aware of Alan Hart's coverage of 911. We need to build bridges now. Trump just jumped in to this story to pad his ego instead of telling us about his trial after bankruptcy. Oh dear the Arabs won't lend any money to him do you wonder why ?

Sandy   September 14th, 2010 9:01 pm ET

Trump is angered by the Arabs because they don't trust him. The Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai is no fool with money he was born in to wealth and uses his own money unlike Trump. Trump's "golden" image on trial after bankruptcy is not quite pretty what he is doing is looking for US investors.

Nana Brown   September 14th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Thank you Ted. Alan Hart's interview was covered up by the Burning Pastor of Florida rage of hate. Alan Hart can be seen on BBC & youtube.

Nena123   September 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I agree with Mr. Trump. It's insensitive to Americans right now for a Muslim mosque to be near Ground zero. Not because of their religion, but because of the feeling that is evoked from the extremists that call themselves Muslim. In the final sermon of Mohammed, He states "Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another". I don't believe any religion has bad intentions. Only people have bad intentions. But it's those people that destroy our peace and life. We need to be sensitive to those that have been victims and have had their life ripped apart by these extremists. The mosque, I believe, is being run by the "hippies of Islam" (quoted by Bill Maher on LKL). That's fine, great. Don't they realize how ignorant Americans really are? Unfortunately, we are a prideful nation that can't look past another person's beliefs. It's too soon to introduce a Muslim mosque for that reason alone...

Cajazz76:24:8   September 14th, 2010 11:24 pm ET

Nena 123

Quite do not get it! Your last sentence proudly states you have a bigoted profile..caj

Jennifer L.   September 15th, 2010 10:47 am ET

You know, for once it would be nice to see someone with money do something GOOD for America! All this controversy about Ground Zero is ridiculous. It doesn't matter what gets built there someone will always be offended! A country is suppose to do what's best for ALL it's people not just the people with the biggest pocket book. All these big American companies with millions and billions of dollars care more about what might be built and are willing to throw money around so that the "problem" goes away. Why don't you take your billions and give it to all those volunteer firefighters,emergency response workers and mourning families who aided the wounded and searched the debris! You like to flaunt all the money you have but you don't do anything with it. However, in Mr. Trumps defense, because let's face it he is the only big shot that will state an opinion and not feel bad about the PR surrounded by it, with all these actors making 20 million a film for the last 10 you realize you could feed a whole other country that you so graciously call "third world". These people need to start worrying about more important things like the declining state of your health care system, the fact that you unemployment rate is almost double digits, police force...I bet those Beverly hills people feel safe at night in their gated communities while other parts of the country have 1 police car patrolling the entire city! Americans need to realize that Muslims did not "attack" you!!! A group of CIA trained Muslim extremist did and by not allowing this mosque to be built you risk upsetting and insulting an entire community. America's image needs to be polished and maybe building this mosque will show that Muslim community and everyone else around the world that you are not against them, you are against the extremist who want to hurt ANYONE living in your country regardless of color, religion or the size of their pocket book.

Nena123   September 15th, 2010 11:16 am ET


You're not getting it. Or maybe I just didn't make myself clear. This isn't about any person's religion. It's about respecting feelings. Plain and simple. it's not about ego's or pride. it's about being sensitive to those who have had a great loss. How do you see my comment as bigoted? I'm not discriminating. I could care less if rock worshiping people who wear purple feather hats want to build a temple at ground zero...but if it were those same purple hat wearing people that had extremists that blew up the world trade centers, I would then disagree with them to open their temple at that location. I think we all need to vibrate at a higher spiritual level on this one and realize it's not about religion or discriminating, it's about being kind and having respect.

Cajazz76:24:8   September 15th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Nana 123

The situational awareness is that all Muslims are taking the heat for a rogue band of pious criminal extremists, whether they are American or not. We have too much invested into the freedoms at the tip of the spear. I am seeing the 1960's X 3., a hated president because of his color and his ancestral heritage and their religion. How can we be blind to the fact that 1.5 Muslims casualties were committed by the unhampered and undeniable ignorance of a former president's entourage (administration)? Very few in this nation of a Christian majority do not realize that they are the brothers and sisters through their belief system. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam originate from the core Abrahamic beliefs. Quran burning, what a farce and ignorant suggestion, since their bible is the same basic bible..bastardized the same as the Torah and Christian scriptures. We hear or read much about their punishments of Exodus 21:23-25..same in their bible with one exception. Some countries practice it today and I, having lived in the Middle East for a decade, had the unfortunate opportunity to witness it. In hindsight, it was rather sane, by comparison to our judicial system. Well, if my callouses are going to get a rest I'll have to shorten this. I was taken off guard by your last sentence because you said you thought it was too soon to build a Muslim mosque in the area of the down WTC. It should not matter..We all have certain ingrained biases, but when they are blatant violations of our constitution that is when so much more of our country becomes worthless, not to mention how many lives it took to get us this far. Take care Nana and thanks for the clarification and my sincere apologies for any misunderstanding...caj

Aparna Basera   September 16th, 2010 3:39 am ET

Dear Mr Trump.Your offer to buy the proposed cultural centre site is a great idea if the intention behind it is to diplomatically end a created situation.Help the muslim ego and save the American constitution debate.
Having said that, I think if you buy the place you would be building a multicultural research centre called "Triump Tower",where there will be scholars reading and correctly interpreting books of all religions so that next time all verses in all texts can be challenged in open debates for anyone who wants to make incorrect interpretations.Let it be an intellectual battle,no one gets killed. We can all go to work the next day.

Jerjol   September 16th, 2010 3:45 pm ET

In the final analysis.

There is proven fact that a man called Jesus, walked on this earth more than 2,000 years ago.

However, there is absolutely no proof that an entity called ALLAH ever even existed except in the teachings of Muhammed, who was nothing more than a muslim cleric expounding on the twelve virgins theory that a good muslim would be rewarded with those same 12 virgins if he followed the teachings of "NOT ALLAH, but MUHAMMED his disciple.

The problem here lies, JUST HOW MANY VIRGINSbdoes ALLAH have.

According to the christian bible there is mention of only one virgin, that's Jesus' mother Mary

doing a count of how many MARTYRS have committed suicide since the promise of the 12 virgins was made, there would have had to be nearly one billion virgins available for muslim men/women??? or ???

Can any true muslim answer that question for me "PLEASE"

It is said clearly by the Islamic Clerics that a muslim woman is nothing more than a chattel for muslim men.

I find it very hard to believe that a muslim man would be willing to commit suicide for a mere chattel.

\Please enlighten me.

Cajazz76:24:8   September 16th, 2010 11:11 pm ET


Are you sure of the number of virgins? It seems that sixteen vestal virgins are a nice round number, but what do I know, hiding in a whiter shade of pale shadow of my right temporal lobe...caj

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