Semi-talented Canadian singer Justin Bieber has run afoul of the so-called Ground Zero mosque foes. He supposedly made comments about the mosque - actually, a community center with a prayer room - that aroused the ire of Andy Sullivan of the 9/11 Hard Hat pledge, who has launched a Bieber boycott.
Problem is, no one can find the interview in Tiger Beat, only this post on CelebJihad:
In an interview with Tiger Beat, the pop sensation stressed that freedom of religion is what makes America great, and went on to say that those who oppose the Mosque are motivated by bigotry.
“Muslims should be allowed to build a mosque anywhere they want,” the singer said. “Coming from Canada, I’m not used to this level of intolerance, eh.”
Bieber went on to say that Muslims are “super cool,” Christians are “lame-o-rama,” and that the mosque will help “start a dialogue” with all religions about which Justin Bieber song is the most awesome.
Seems like the Bieber interview is a hoax, and maybe Sullivan's boycotting the wrong person.
A Facebook page pronoting the mosque boycott has all of 493 followers. You go, Andy!
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