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Anthony Weiner Breaks Silence On 'Ground Zero Mosque'

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In a letter released to the New York Times, Weiner also writes that "I hope that as this issue is considered going forward, there is a process where those other great hallmarks of democracy are respected -- transparency and tolerance of all view points."

He adds: "That process can allow fair questions to be raised."

The full letter can be read here.

As we've documented, many New York Democrats have been somewhat elusive when it comes to speaking out about the controversial construction plans.