July 22nd, 2010
02:40 PM ET

Facebook investigating deletion of Palin post on Ground Zero mosque

Social networking giant Facebook said Thursday that it is investigating the deletion of a post by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin that sounded off about plans for a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.

Facebook is looking into "this incident to determine why and how the content in question was removed," spokesman Andrew Noyes said in a statement provided to CNN.

Palin re-posted the Facebook "note" Thursday morning. In the re-posted version, Palin responds to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg who was, in turn, responding to earlier comments by Palin about the planned mosque.

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Filed under: 'Ground zero mosque' • Islam • Muslim • Politics

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  1. ddkg

    who cares? she's an idiot!

    August 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  2. Almondo

    I could mention that muslims did not have access to super thermite or the ability to deliver it to all 3 buildings enmasse... but what would be the point right?

    The question is really not one of right or wrong but one power and money versus other power and money.

    Is it in poor taste? Probably.

    Is it hostile? That depends on if you care.

    Would it be such a big deal if it was a synagogue, LDS temple? No.

    If it was a huge white stone Sarah Palin approved church for gringos would it be an issue? I think not.

    You see, there is bias here, like it or not.

    Are the people associated with building the mosque related to or funded by the 'terrorists'? Very unlikely.

    As we head toward 10 years later, my assessment based on the evidence is that the whole thing was a false flag operation, as in despicable rich Americans killing innocent not-rich Americans for the insurance money.

    As you refer to the muslims who claim victory as extremists, I view the real perpetrators as identified by the evidence as extremists.

    For the record, I am a white, excommunicated ex-catholic who thinks whining about building of a mosque is just that, whining.

    I would support the obstruction of building the mosque as long as we knock down and ban any Catholic churches within 10 blocks of ground zero because they could and frequently do have pedophile priests.

    So are we done with the ethics probes of Sarah yet, or will she now divert Alaskan state resources to fight this mosque?

    That is the question you should ask yourself.

    July 24, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  3. David

    What is wrong about this massive building project is how it will be perceived in the Muslim world, and its builders know this full well. It will be heralded as the triumph of Islam over America. The people funding this 100 million project know exactly what message they are sending to the world's 1.5 billion Muslims, and they are deliberately erecting this symbol as close as they possibly can to ground zero to communicate it loud and clear. Indeed, these very same people, if they could put this symbol over ground zero itself, they would do it in a heartbeat. That is what is offensive about this to anyone who understands the Islamic way of thinking.

    July 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
    • Chris

      Well said.
      The problem with erecting this mosque at ground zero is not it's presence itself, but rather the message that will be extracted from its presence by the Mullahs and Imams that are already spewing extremist rhetoric. They will be able to portray the Mosque to their flock as not merely a place of worship, but also as a shrine commemorating the martyrdom of the "heroic mujahideen" that decided the way to economic equality for their people was thru the slaughter of thousands of innocents and the waging of a psychological war of terror on the majority of the worlds populace.
      For those extremists, ground zero is the place of their greatest "victory" over the infidels. Providing them with a holy place to practice their faith(even knowing that 99% of the muslims visiting that mosque are equally appalled by their behaviour) at that site seems to me to be a poor choice.

      July 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  4. Sanjacobo

    Let's make a deal: Let's ask all Imam's from all countries to publically decry suicide bombings and the killing of innocent civiliams. Let's ask all top ranking clerics from all Muslim sects to ban the teaching and indoctrination of suicide bombings. Once we have solidarity among them, then let's build a mosque thanking them for their gracious gift to humanity to outlaw this barbaric, horrific practice. Building a mosque at that point would be appropriate.

    Building a mosque at greound zero without asking anything in return would be like awarding a new home to the criminal who brutally shot your brother in cold blood. For democracy to respect Islam, Islam must respect democracy.

    July 22, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
    • Loving Christian

      Yes, well said, Sanjacobo. Until the moslems make it clear that they are not supporting those terrorists nor agreeing the Qoran's verses that they used as their main reason to launch the attack, the moslems don't deserve a mosque, not on ground zero! IT IS A SIMPLE MATH. Who were most of the victims? Christians! Who were the terrorists? Moslems, all of them! Who deserves a house of worship as a loving memory to their lost families? The Christians, not otherwise! It has nothing to do with hatred.

      August 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  5. sealchan

    JEM, if you are right, then most Americans are no more intelligent than the NAACP who quickly judged without even bothering to investigate adequately the context of the video released of Sherrod giving an anti-racism speech. Those terrorists were no more Muslim than Christian extremists who use bombs to kill so-called "baby killers". As many have posted, Muslims died trying to save people who were victims of that attack.

    With Palin out there continuing to draw crowds I guess the case is closed against many American's intelligence. How will we ever progress beyond the hatred of psychos if we can't differentiate psychos from believers?

    July 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
    • David Johnson

      Yes, well said. I salute you, sir!

      July 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  6. JEM

    It does not take a Rocket Scientist to figure out why most Americans, Christian or non Christian, would not want a Mosque at Ground Zero. All of the murders who hijacked the planes that drove into the twin tower were of MUSLIM FAITH, DAH. Yes we Americans tolerate all religions, but we must draw the line somewhere in letting them walk all over us. AMEN

    July 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
    • David Johnson

      We allowed a religious nut to gun down a doctor who was attending a church service. We didn't hold all Catholics responsible for this. We still allow them to build churches and their priests to attack children.

      July 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm |
  7. Dr. X

    Is this the true BURNING BUSH

    July 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
    • Bob

      Good one!

      July 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  8. Dr. X

    It Violated Facebooks' Nazi user rules of violation.

    July 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
    • Bob

      That would be Obama then, he is the one who is closer since he loves socialism.

      July 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
    • Rohan

      eyo bobby, you're prolly saying this just cuz you want to sleep with palin. what she's saying makes no sense.

      July 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  9. Tom

    Hey Bob – Palin speaks........ Isn't that enough to make you ill ???

    July 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
    • Bob

      Tom, No sir, not at all. I listen to what she says, not what a bunch of yahoos at MSNBC think of her. I happen to agree with her views. I agree she has a few problems but no one is perfect, except for the obama lovers who think he is the chosen one, what a laugh. She needs to speak her own way and not fall into the trap of trying to say only what others want to hear. I agree she may have limited experiance but she has more than the "Community Organizer" has.

      July 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
    • David Johnson


      The Republican Party is a racist organization. The Tea Bagger wing, has embraced Rand Paul as their Grand Wizzard. Rand Paul would allow businesses to refuse service to non-whites. Sharron Angle would abolish Social Security and Medicare. The Republican Party is the party of rich, white men.

      July 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  10. Non-Cool Aide Drinker

    People do realize that Muslims died in the attack on towers too, right?
    I guess people from Alaska don't. That's sad to be that out of touch with reality.
    And to use such a tragic day for America as a marketing ploy to generate opinion poles about you – that's just down right disgusting and both sides do it all the time!
    Both sides can keep their cool-aide – and mark me a weirdo – it's better than being normal any day!

    July 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
  11. Joseph P

    In what way is the mosque disrespectful to the families of 9/11 victims?

    July 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
    • Bob

      Because it was muslims that did 911 and to have muslims that close is salt in the wound.

      July 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
    • David Johnson

      @Joseph P

      You said, "In what way is the mosque disrespectful to the families of 9/11 victims?"

      We proclaimed that the Muslim radicals were responsible for 9/11. We have stated many times that we don't hold all Muslims responsible for the attack.

      In no way is allowing the mosque disrespectful. In fact it might go a long way to showing the world's Muslims that we don't hate them. Wouldn't that be smart?

      July 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
    • Bryan2010

      Radical Muslims will never come to appreciate or tolerate our liberal ways. We could build one mosque in every US city and they would still try to kill us and any other innocent person (Muslim or not) who got in the way. Allowing this Ground Zero mosque will invite other intrusions on our way of life. Don't liberals understand that sharia law is unequivocally incompatible with the American way of life? Google "sharia law in America" and see for yourself. Are liberals really under the impression that if we are nice to terrorists, that they will stop hating us (like Matthew Modine suggests with Osama)? Peace, love and dope go only so far!

      July 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  12. David Johnson

    I bet idiot Palin accdently deleted it herself.

    Aren't you glad she isn't answering the White House phone at 3:00 AM?

    She could accidently delete Russia.

    July 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
    • Mar

      Haha, that gave me a good laugh 🙂

      July 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm |
    • Bob

      Your an idiot if you think Sarah Palin or anyone actualy posts anything, they have aids for that. She would be better than obamanation has been as prez. She speaks the truth and people can't handle that.

      July 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
    • Frogist

      LOL @ David Johnson. But if she deleted Russia, what would she see out of her window in Alaska?! Oh noes Sarah dun it agin... *canned laughter*

      July 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
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