Back on December 8th, I posted about the mosque being built at ground zero, and entitled the post "Giving Thanks," because that's how I saw it. A giant mosque planted on the site of Islamic destruction is their way of ….giving thanks. Sort of a giant victory lap. Any decent American, Muslim or otherwise, wouldn't dream of such an insult. It's a stab in eye of America. What's wrong with these people? Have they no heart? No soul?
And the New York Times (where I first discovered the story) grandstanding and showboating the monstrosity was particularly sad.
This is territorial. This is Islamic domination and expansionism. The location is no accident. Just as Al-Aqsa was built on top of the Temple in Jerusalem. And what about the Hagia Sophia, the ancient cathedral of the church of Constantinople, one of the great buildings of the world, the grandest church in Christendom at that time and for
1000 years thereafter — and now a mosque? The Aya
Sofya mosque — they didn't change the name, just Islamified it.
There is a great new site on this hellish victory for the global jihad: Mosques at ground Zero. I hope this group means to fight. I will join that coalition.
Read your history. (You can skip Howard Zinn, Edward Said and Noam
Chomsky, no revisionist rewrites will do) since “renewal” for Islam will surely
intend to claim our sacred burial ground as their land of conquest via
Such crushing submission in the wake of the largest and most devastating attack on America in pursuit of Islam's mandated goals is unspeakable. What a blow. This is not political correctness or sensitivity (surely it is insensitive to Americans); it is imposition of a soft sharia.
Clearly a more appropriate 'Islamic center' would be one devoted to expunging the koran of its violent texts that inspire and prescribe such acts in the name of allah and islamic supremacism. That is the only kind of Islamic center that would be appropriate, though it probably wouldn't last two minutes without being bombed by devout Muslims. Sort of like Zuhdi Jasser (the great non-believers' delusional hope) who was thrown out of his mosque because what he extols is not Islam.
Yousef Ibrahim was as enraged as I was and wrote about the question of the funding…..
identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps
away from where the World Trade Center once stood — to turn it into
potentially one of the largest New York City mosques.
At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already
serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for
a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards away from where Osama
Bin Laden’s airborne Islamist bombers killed nearly 3000 people back in
The Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, told the New York Times — which put
the story on its front page Wednesday — that he has assembled several
million dollars to turn it into ‘’an Islamic center near the city’s
most hallowed piece of land that would stand as one of ground zero’s
more unexpected and striking neighbors.’’
The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it — in cash,
records show. With 50,000 square feet of air rights and enough
financing, he plans an ambitious project of $150 million, he said, akin
to the Chautauqua Institution, the 92 Street Y or the Jewish Community
The origins of such monies are unexplained; neither are the
countries or entity advancing such huge donations. Most US mosques,
including many in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx are funded directly or
indirectly by Saudi Arabia the country to which 15 of the 19 hijackers
who bombed the World TradeCenter belonged. The UAE, Qatar and Iran are
other major sponsors across the USA.
The money trail is an important question that must be answered by
the Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with more than a bland comment by one of
his spokesmen, Andrew Brent, who quipped to the Times, “If it’s legal,
the building owners have a right to do what they want.”
At the moment, the location is not designated a mosque, but rather
an overflow prayer space for another mosque, Al Farah, at 245 West
Broadway in TriBeCa, where Imam Feisal is the spiritual leader. Call
this creeping annexation. On 9/11, the Burlington building, with 80
employees in its basement, is where a piece of a plane plunged through
the roof, from either Flight 11 or Flight 175 crashing into the south
tower at 9:03 a.m..
One of the investors for future oncoming funds is listed as the
Cordoba Initiative, defined as an ‘’interfaith group’’ – and founded by
Imam Feisal. Cordoba is the name militant Muslims often invoke when
they recall the glory of Muslim empire in the centuries they occupied
As a former New York Times and Wall Street Journal correspondent,
and as a New York Sun columnist who covered Islamic Fundamentalism
extensively overseas and in the USA, I find the facts oddly lacking.
The story as reported fails to answer, and avoid asking, so many
The source of money matters as a significant part of the hundreds of
mosques being built and already erected in this country double up as
cultural Islamic centers for distributing literature– Islamist
propaganda in fact—from Bay Ridge Brooklyn to Detroit, and for
schooling growing Muslim minorities. They house Imams of unknown origin
and education, many of whom do not speak a word of English but preach
in Arabic and Urdu — radical messages, it often turns out.
As a reporter familiar with the Arab communities of the USA, I doubt
the faithful fork out all that money for mega mosques, and if they did,
the mayor’s office should prove it, not merely accept someone’s say so.
It is an established fact that a significant percentage of the mosques
built in the USA in the past two decades are receiving a
disproportionate amount of their funds not only from the Saudis, but
also the UAE, Qatar and Iran — all problematic Islamists activist
nations. The government just discontinued work on a major
Iranian-funded mosque and center in New York City, which had operated
under the radar since the days of the good old Shah of Iran under the
auspices of the Pahlavi Foundation, and has beenowned since 1979 by the
Mullahs of Iran.
The context here is that 15 of the 19 perpetrators of the attacks —
on the very site where this new mosque shall rise — came from Saudi
We saw how, in the case of Major Nidal Hasan of Ft. Hood, it turned
out that three of the original participants in 9/11 had listened to the
same preacher Major Hasan listened to: a man with a radical violent
Islamic website now operating out of Yemen to radicalize American
Muslims. In such a context,knowing more about the Imam overseeing a
potential multimillion mosque at the World Trade Center site is
essential to the story. Nearly 3,000 people were deliberately killed
there – and the New York Times is papering over what is about to be
built on the site in a nice, beatific pseudo-profile of the
Imamoverseeing the mosque? Limiting access to this Imam to some nice
quotes, showing him nattily dressed in a suit, and describing him
merely as a Sufi, is vacuous, crafted and couched in public relations
spin to obscure rather than explain. ‘’What happened that day was not
Islam’’ is all that the Times quotes the Imam saying — a rather lame
comment given the enormity of his ambition and the iconic status of
where he wants to put his mosque.
The mayor’s office should tell us more.
Read it all. Bloomberg is a vile coward.
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