Republican candidate attacks ‘victory mosque’ in campaign ad

A Republican House candidate claims in new ad that Muslims want to build a “victory mosque” near Ground Zero.

The building of an Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero has faded from the midterm campaign conversation over the past week, but here’s an ad that might change that. It’s the first offering from the campaign of Republican Renee Ellmers, who is challenging Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.), and the message is a provocative one.

“After the Muslims conquered Jerusalem and Cordoba and Constantinople, they built victory mosques,” the ad’s narrator says. “And now, they want to build a mosque by ground zero. Where does Bob Etheridge stand? He won’t say.”

The Hill, 21 September 2010