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Who Is Imam Abdul Rauf

Joy Tiz says the vetting of Flim Flam Imam and million dollar slumlord continues with no cooperation from the moribund mainstream media.  Nonie Darwish, who escaped from Islam,  has exhumed some off the record remarks by the Victory Mosque imam that will never find their way into dinosaur media reports. 

 

The interview  from June 20th, 2006 unmasks Rauf’s long range goals for the United States.  The great Bridge Builder’s game plan includes creating an Islamic State without borders, which Rauf believes would exist today if not for Western interference.

      

The Ground Zero mosque imam also discusses some of his other objectives which include: (1) manipulating U.S. foreign policy, (2) advocating  for Hamas and (3) getting "power" on his side to push back the opposing "interests."  In one part of the "post-interview," he also boasts that he advised and influenced former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and that he has a blurb on the back of one of her books.

Rauf’s real feelings about 9/11 don’t exactly line up with his image as the Great Moderate:

      

9/11 was a watershed, was a major catalytic force in, in catalyzing the attention towards the issue of Islam, its presence in the West.

Once he was off mic, Rauf opened up about his advise and influence role with former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.  When it comes to protecting the interests of the U.S., Albright has been one of the weaker links in the chain.

 

Albright’s toady, Strobe Talbott earned himself "Special Unofficial Contact" status with Russian intelligence during the Clinton administration, right under Albright’s nose;  an honor Talbott shares with such luminaries as Raul Castro.  Albright actually had to be told by the FBI to stop giving information to Talbott.  Talbott may also have been a poor choice to send to Russia with George Soros.  After Talbott and Soros looted the place, the taxpayers were out $100 billion. 

 

Rauf would like us to be a bit nicer to Hamas.

       

How America should really engage with them [Hamas]…Helping her [Madeline Albright] understand the role of religion.  She supported a Jewish State in the Middle East; why not support an Islamic State?

This is exactly the kind of moral equivalence liberals eagerly embrace.

 

It would appear that the mainstream press is taking orders from Rauf as well.

      

If the entertainment media, the news media, was broadcasted in print, describe and speak about the issues in a different way it can help change perceptions profoundly, because it’s the media, which helps shape perceptions to a great degree.

Darwish sums up Rauf’s agenda quite adroitly.

      

Faisal Rauf is the typical double-faced Islamist who speaks from both sides of his mouth. Even his book has one "nice" title in English to fool the West, while in Arabic it advocates Sharia from Ground Zero.  While claiming that his mission is non-political, just community building, his interview not only exposes him but more importantly exposes Islam's goals and the fact that "moderate" Islam can work in perfect harmony and in conjunction with radical Islam.

Darwish also reminds us that our current State Department is hardly an improvement over the one run by the bungling Albright:

      

Imam Rauf is dangerous, but what is more dangerous is our State Department which has been facilitating the agenda of a clearly megalomaniacal stealth jihadist.

Ground Zero Imam Threatens America

In an interview last night with CNN’s Soledad O'Brien, the slimy Ground Zero Imam, Abdul Rauf, threatened violence against America and Americans if the Islamic victory mosque is not built at Ground Zero.

Rauf, a supporter of the Iranian revolution, says the reason he can’t move the Islamic center now is because of national security concerns, saying parts of the Muslim world would be violently inflamed at the news of the center’s relocation.
    

"The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack… (there’s) the danger of the radicals in the Muslim world to our national security, to the national security of our troops," he said.

"If we do move," Rauf continued, "it will strengthen the argument of the radicals to recruit, their ability to recruit, and their increasing aggression and violence against our country."

"If this is not handled correctly, this crisis could become much bigger than the Danish cartoon crisis, which resulted in attacks on Danish embassies in various parts of the Muslim world," Rauf said later. "…. If we don't handle this crisis correctly it could become something which could really become very, very, very dangerous indeed."

    
That's Islam.  Don't do what they want, and they'll kill you.  Do what they don't want, and they'll kill you.

And the concept that it's only "radical Muslims" that we have to fear is absolute nonsense.  It wasn't "radical Muslims" that engaged in worldwide, violent rioting after the "Danish cartoon crisis."  It was your average "Muzzie in the street."

It wasn't terrorists dancing in the streets on 9/11.  It was your average "Muzzie in the street."


And it won't be terrorists rioting if this guy burns a Quran.  It will be your average "Muzzie in the street."

The notion that only a "radical fringe" of Muzzies are extremists is total and absolute bullsh!t.  Islam, by definition, by its scripture, by its law (sharia), and by its practice, is inherently hostile to the U.S. Constitutional principles of human liberty?

In this interview, Rauf says that Islam means peace.  That's a lie (al-taqiyya).  Islam means "submit."  In truth, the Qur’an not only calls Muslims to submit to Allah, it also commands them to subdue people of other religions until they are in a full state of submission to Islamic rule.  This has inspired the aggressive history of Islam and its success in conquering other cultures.

Upon subduing a people, Muslims build a "victory mosque."  One of the most famous victory mosques is the Cordoba mosque, or the Mezquita.  It was built by the Umayyad Moors on the site of a Visigothic Christian church.

And what does Rauf, a principal in the Shari'ah Index Project, call his Ground Zero victory mosque?

Cordoba House . . .

Related:  U.S. military destroys soldier's Bibles

Related:  Obama warns planned Koran burning is boosting al-Qaeda

Looks like Obama got the memo.
Gingrich: Obama Must Nix Ground Zero Mosque
NewsMax.com says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Barack Obama should speak as bluntly to the Islamists planning a mosque near the Sept. 11 attack site as he has to the minister threatening to burn the Quran.

The Republican told ABC's "Good Morning America" he believes "it's wrong to burn the Quran, and it's wrong to build the mosque at Ground Zero, and both should be stopped."

He said Americans want an even-handed approach to the controversy, but are ready to tell Obama: "Why don't you be just as blunt with the iman, and tell him, 'Don't do it.'"  Obama demanded that the Rev. Terry Jones cancel his plan to carry out a Quran-burning protest.

Never gonna happen.  Obama's all for it.
Pastor Slams "Lying Imam"
Jim Hoft says it’s on!

Pastor Terry Jones told reporters tonight that his planned bonfire is back on after he was "lied to" by a local imam.  Jones said the imam told him the Ground Zero Victory Mosque would be moved… even though it is not being moved.

The torching will continue.  The AP reports:
    

An anti-Islamic preacher backed off and then threatened to reconsider burning the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, angrily accusing a Muslim leader of lying to him Thursday with a promise to move an Islamic center and mosque away from New York’s ground zero.  The imam planning the center denied there was ever such a deal.

The Rev. Terry Jones generated an international firestorm with his plan to burn the Quran on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and he has been under intense pressure to give it up.  Barack Obama urged him to listen to "those better angels" and give up his "stunt," saying it would endanger U.S. troops and give Islamic terrorists a recruiting tool.  Defense Secretary Robert Gates took the extraordinary step of calling Jones personally.

Standing outside his 50-member Pentecostal church, the Dove Outreach Center, alongside Imam Muhammad Musri, the president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, Jones said he relented when Musri assured him that the New York mosque will be moved.

Musri, however, said after the news conference that the agreement was only for him and Jones to travel to New York and meet Saturday with the imam overseeing plans to build a mosque near ground zero.

Hours later, Jones said Musri "clearly, clearly lied to us."

    
Don’t expect this story to go away for at least another 48 hours.

Related:  Obama Speaks Out Against Burning Koran… But Supports Ground Zero Victory Mosque

Related:  Call Off the Suicide Bombers… Pastor Cancels His Koranic Bonfire

Related:  Citing Quran-Burning Threat, Islamic Body Wants U.N. to Outlaw "Offenses Against Religion"


Lying to infidels is perfectly OK with Muslims if it advances Islam.  It even has a name -- taqiyya -- the Quran encourages it.
One Khilafah -- One World


    
Shelomo Alfassa says the black & white flag is the flag of Islamic victory -- so Mr. Mayor, don't tell me they don't want jihad on America!

One is the Islamic Khilafah (state) and one is the flag of jihad.

This black flag with the Shahada in white on it is the Rayah, the flag of the Jihad in Islam.  Not the banner of single group claiming for Jihad but the banner of the Jihad.  The flag is Black and the Shahada always remains in white.  Every Muslim fighting in Jihad will hold this flag.

They are coming (video).

Related:  The "Pro-Mosque" Protest at Ground Zero
Mosquerade
Web Today blog asks, what is really behind the Ground Zero "Community Center?"

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has advertised the controversial Ground Zero mosque as an Islamic outreach to the community, a cultural center open and intended to unify all religions.  Today, he still stands by that assertion, even as his proposed mosque continues to exact the opposite effect before it’s even built.

Now, harsh critics, such as Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, William Murray, are presented with even more perplexing information in the form of Sharif El-Gamal (photo), the mysterious developer behind the mosque.

Reportedly a waiter by profession who suddenly "came into" the kind of money to spearhead a $100 million project like this, El-Gamal also has, not just a run-in with the law in his checkered past, but a proverbial rap sheet that includes assault, drunk driving and enough disorderly conducts to inspire a TV reality show.  Not to mention he owes $227,000 in unpaid real estate taxes, compounded daily.

All this, and the organizers behind the mosque refuse to disclose the funding sources for the project.

In his day-to-day, what Murray finds most troubling about this already infamous mosque project is the double standard it represents on behalf of its supporters, including Mayor Bloomberg, who tout its construction as a case study in America’s exercise of religious freedom, in spite of the international target on the back of Christianity.

"The developers of the Ground Zero mosque refuse to even admit to the violence against Christianity in the name of Islam, much less condemn it," says Murray.  "Halfway through the so-called 'holy month' of Ramadan there were more than 100 attacks by Muslims on civilian targets with more than 400 dead and thousands injured.  How can it be claimed that the Ground Zero mosque is a tribute to tolerance and peace?"
Ground Zero Imam Blackmailing America
Bridget Johnson is reporting that the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the imam behind the mosque project near Ground Zero of arm-twisting and "blackmailing" to push Park51, the Islamic victory mosque, through.

"To me, it's almost as if he's blackmailing and threatening the United States that somehow if the mosque is not approved or people speak out against his mosque, you have to worry about being attacked by Islamic terrorists," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Fox Business Network on Friday.

King said that the Islamic center was being "put their to make a statement, not to build bridges, but to make a statement."

"We don't have to prove ourselves to anyone and certainly don't have to measure up to some standard set by an imam who said that the U.S. was a co-conspirator of 9/11," King said.
    
  
    
This guy is evil -- just check out those eyes -- same as this guy -- he knows exactly what he is doing -- and it isn't building bridges.
Obama Defends Ground Zero Mosque
Jim Geraghty says he's had Obama’s press conference on for the past hour or so, and much of the talk has been predictable -- we inherited economic problems, we never said we would solve it overnight, we never said the health-care bill would solve every problem immediately, blah, blah, blah.

Wendell Goler of Fox News asked Obama whether the mosque should be built at the site, two blocks from Ground Zero.

Obama’s answer meandered like the Mississippi River, but eventually he made it clear: he has no objection to the Ground Zero Mosque.
    

"If we say that their religion is somehow offensive . . . what are we saying to them?  I’ve got Muslims fighting in the uniform of the armed services of the United States.  They’re putting their lives on the line for us. . . . There is no us and them. There is only us."

    
That’s actually the best answer I’ve heard from a mosque defender.  On CNN, they’re noting that this was Obama’s most passionate answer.

It’s a compelling answer, but in the end I’m unconvinced.  I would say to that Muslim serving in the Armed Forces, "First, thank you for what you do.  Every American ought to honor your service.  But on this proposal, I don’t want a self-proclaimed Official Mosque of Ground Zero any more than I want a self-proclaimed Official Church of Ground Zero or Official Synagogue or other institutions of faith.  The events of 9/11 are too big, and too deeply meaningful to too many people, to be shoehorned into one sect’s interpretation, even if it turns out to be a good one.  This is separate from questions of the Imam’s . . . well, good faith, no pun intended; his viewpoint seems to be that no amount of intense public opposition, distrust, and resentment will deter him from his mission of promoting unity, trust, and healing.  No matter how counterproductive his actions get, he never seems to be willing to reconsider what he’s doing."
    
Imam Puts Confrontation First
Ben Geman is reporting that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani strongly criticized Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam seeking to build an Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero.  Giuliani said on NBC’s "Meet the Press."
    

"He seems by his actions to be more interested in confrontation than in healing."

    
The former mayor alleged that the plan is hurtful to the vast majority of family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Giuliani also said the imam has not been transparent about the project’s financing, and cited Rauf’s 2001 comment on CBS’s 60 Minutes that "United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened."

Giuliani also compared the imam to Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who had threatened to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11 but backed off in recent days, saying:
    

"The imam has a right to put the mosque there. Freedom of religion gives him that right. The minister has the right to burn the Quran. The same amendment to the constitution gives him that right."

"In either case common sense and a real dedication to healing that these men of god would theoretically have would tell you not to do it because you are hurting too many people."

    
In the 2001 interview, Rauf said, "We have been an accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world.  In fact, in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA."

Rauf addressed the nine-year-old "accessory" comment -- which he says has been taken out of context -- in an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live that aired last week.

"I was describing the fact that United States had actually worked with the Taliban, cooperated with the Mujahadin.  The Mujahadin were VIPs in the Reagan White House administration.  And Osama bin Laden was something that we -- the United States cooperated with in fighting the Soviet Union," he said in the Sept. 8, 2010 interview, according to a CNN transcript.

Related:  Rauf will be given a forum this morning by the "one-worlders" at the Council of Foreign Relations.

Related:  Figures -- ObamaMedia Compares Anti-Victory Mosque Sentiment to Japanese Internment Camps
Ground Zero Is NOT Hallowed Ground
Real Clear Politics has a video in which the Islamic victory mosque's, Imam Rauf, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations, says:

"It is absolutely disingenuous to call this hallowed ground," referring to the Ground Zero site.

It is two blocks from ground zero, but the site of a proposed mosque and Islamic center shouldn't be seen as "hallowed ground" in a neighborhood that also contains a strip club and a betting parlor, the cleric leading the effort said Monday.

Making an ardent case for the compatibility of Islam and American values, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf reiterated that he is searching for a solution to the furor the project has created.  But he left unanswered exactly what he had in mind.

And, once again, the radical imam thanked Barack Obama for his support on the victory mosque.

Related:  Meet Imam Rauf’s Partner, Faiz Khan -- He's A 9/11 Truther

Related:  Faiz Khan signed the 9-11 Truth.org petition

Related:  NJ Town Files Suit Against Rat/Roach Slumlord Imam Feisal Raul of Ground Zero Mosque Infamy
Rauf Is For Sharia
Now this is a surprise!  Not!

LogansWarning reports what Imam Rauf had to say about Sharia to the Jordanian newspaper al-Ghad.
    

"People asked me right after the 9/11 attacks as to why do movements with political agendas carry [Islamic] religious names?  Why call it 'Muslim Brotherhood' or 'Hezbollah (Party of Allah)' or 'Hamas' or 'Islamic Resistance Movement'?  I answer them this -- that the trend towards Islamic law and justice begins in religious movements, because secularism has failed to deliver what the Muslim wants, which is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. . . .The only law that the Muslim needs exists already in the Koran and the Hadith."

    
Related:  Shariah a danger to U.S., security pros say

Related:  Rauf Lecture Reveals Radicalism


Rauf is a principal in the Shari'ah Index Project, and is an evil, lying jihadi.

There is no "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in Islam.  Islam is all-controlling and barbaric.
Muslim Summit Planned Over NYC Islamic Center
David Caruso says a proposed Islamic center near ground zero [sic] is slowly being embraced by some Muslims who initially were indifferent about the plan, partly in response to a sense that their faith is under attack.

Sweetness & Light adds -- You see, it’s the protesters fault.

A summit of U.S. Muslim organizations is scheduled to begin Sunday in New York City to address both the project and a rise in anti-Muslim sentiments and rhetoric that has accompanied the nationwide debate over the project.

At least the AP has stopped pretending that there has been an uptick in violence against the Mohammedans.

It has yet to be seen whether the groups will emerge with a firm stand on the proposed community center, dubbed Park51…

But the AP has high hopes.

The primary purpose of the meeting is to talk about ways to combat religious bigotry…

Hilarious.  This from a the most bigoted "religion" in the history of the world.

Groups scheduled to participate in the summit include the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Muslim Alliance of North America and the Council on American-Islamic Relations…

In other words, it’s just the usual terrorist enabling suspects. We have posted links to their backgrounds from Discover The Networks numerous times.

Suffice to say, most of these people should be behind bars, rather than preaching to us.
Islamists Compare Ground Zero Mosque To Rosa Parks
Jihad Watch asks, do you remember when Rosa Parks took down the Twin Towers?  Remember when she murdered 13 Americans at Fort Hood?  Remember her Times Square bomb plot?  Remember her Christmas underwear plot?  Remember when she murdered a soldier at a Little Rock Army recruiting center?  Remember her London bombings?  Her Madrid bombings?  Her Mumbai bombings?  Her Beslan massacres?  Her Bali bombings?

Ah, there I go again, eh?  Painting Muslims with a broad brush.  Muslims didn't do any of those things, you see.  Even though their perpetrators were all Muslims acting by their own word in the name of Islam, there are other Muslims who condemn them, and so the ones who condemn them cannot be made to share the responsibility for all those crimes and acts of war.  Right?

Sure.  Except for the fact that the objective of all these acts of violence was to weaken Infidel polities so as to hasten the imposition of Sharia, and Rauf, imam of the Ground Zero mosque, is a proponent of Sharia.  And not to mention also that many of these groups are linked to Hamas.  So are they really an alternative to the jihadis?  Or is their difference with them more about means than about ends?

Anne Barnard, writing for The New York Times, disseminates Islamist propaganda in her essay, "Muslim Leaders Stand by Islamic Center Near Ground Zero"
    

Comparing the planners of the Muslim community center and mosque to be built two blocks from ground zero to Rosa Parks, leaders of numerous American Muslim organizations declared their strong support for the project on Monday, and said it should not move....

"We stand for the constitutional right of Muslims and Americans of all faiths to build houses of worship anywhere in our nation as allowed by local laws and regulations," said the statement read by Al-Amin Latif, president of the Majlis Ash-Shura of New York, also known as the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York, which represents 55 mosques and Muslim groups.  "Also, we stand against the racism, hatred, religious intolerance and ethnic bigotry directed against Islam and American Muslims."...

"Ground zero is all of ours," said Nihad Awad, the executive director of the [Hamas-linked]
Council on American-Islamic Relations.  "Ground zero does not belong to a specific group of people or religion.  Ground zero belongs to all Americans, and we all share the grief, we all share the healing."  He said it was unfair to associate the planned community center or all Muslims with 9/11.

Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Washington-based [Muslim Brotherhood front] Muslim American Society Freedom, the civil rights branch of the Muslim American Society , compared those who want the project built elsewhere to those who he said told Rosa Parks: "We want you to move.  You offend us being where you are.  This is not the right place for you to be."

    

Bizarroland Of The Bully Mosque Bigs
Michael Goodwin says to mark this moment: The battle over the Ground Zero mosque has passed through the looking glass and into the wonderland of insanity.

Surprise, surprise, the "summit" of national and local Muslim organizations early this week turned into a rally-around-the-mosque gathering.  While that was predictable, the logic justifying the move is as scrambled as the landscape Alice discovered behind the mirror.

It is now the "extremists" opposed to the mosque who are the reason why it must be built, according to the Muslim supporters.  At least one of whom, not incidentally, is a big supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah.

Growing out of the fetid swamps of moral equivalence, where extremism is in the eye of the beholder, the gathering illustrates how a preposterous sense of victimization is now the driving force behind the mosque.  The initial vow that the facility would help heal the breach of 9/11 has vanished.

Instead of the interfaith bridge, developers and supporters delivered a superhighway of grievance and false claims of discrimination.  In a flash, the mosque has gone from a plan to assertions of legal right and absolute moral authority.

To merely question it is to be a bigot.  It must be built or the whole country will be labeled anti-Islam.  And you know what that means -- kaboom!

They threaten violence, and we're accused of being intolerant.

In fairness, we can't blame this switcheroo only on the shady cast of slumlords and tax scofflaws behind the project.  Mayor Bloomberg and then Obama showed them the way by foolishly inflating a fairly routine land-use controversy into a historic test of American values.

As I have noted, they were half-right -- the development is a test.  But it is a test of Islamic values, and so far, they are being revealed as seriously deficient in matters of tolerance and manners.  Those who claim to be representatives of Islam are acting in a bullying way to their downtown neighbors and, especially, the 9/11 families.  They have created enormous bad blood, and are fueling a growing mistrust of Islam.

They are the villains of the piece.

Continue reading here . . .
Email From A Moderate Muslim
From: Malik Bawwab
Date: Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 2:44 PM
Subject: Coalition to Honor Ground Zero Contact: We Own You!!!
To: Webmaster

From:
Malik Bawwab
malik_bawwab@hotmail.com

Message:

My name is Malik Bawwab and I am an Arab Muslim!  And we will build our Victory Mosque wherever we want to build it!  And there is nothing any of you damn infidels can do about it!  We will even build it on top of your grave!  You can cry all you want and complain like little babies, but WE OWN YOU!!!  And all my Arab brothers and sisters spit on your grave!!!

Sent from (ip address): 128.208.125.114
(D-128-208-125-114.dhcp4.washington.edu)

And, it looks like this guy is an American.  He's a member of the "Crew" team.  And notice that he refers to the mosque as a  "Victory" mosque.
         
Adding insult to injury, it is probable that the government is paying for a good piece of this guy's education at the very liberal University of Washington.
Ground Zero Mosque Enters Alice In Wonderland Terrority
Michael Goodwin says mark the moment: The battle over the Ground Zero mosque has passed through the looking glass and into the wonderland of insanity.

Surprise, surprise, the "summit" of national and local Muslim organizations early this week turned into a rally-around-the-mosque gathering.  While that was predictable, the logic justifying the move is as scrambled as the landscape Alice discovered behind the mirror.  It is now the "extremists" opposed to the mosque who are the reason why it must be built, according to the Muslim supporters.  At least one of whom, not incidentally, is a big supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah.

Growing out of the fetid swamps of moral equivalence, where extremism is in the eye of the beholder, the gathering illustrates how a preposterous sense of victimization is now the driving force behind the mosque.  The initial vow that the facility would help heal the breach of 9/11 has vanished.  Instead of the interfaith bridge, developers and supporters delivered a superhighway of grievance and false claims of discrimination.  In a flash, the mosque has gone from a plan to assertions of legal right and absolute moral authority.

To merely question it is to be a bigot.  It must be built or the whole country will be labeled anti-Islam.  And you know what that means -- kaboom! -- they threaten violence, and we're accused of being intolerant.

In fairness, we can't blame this switcheroo only on the shady cast of slumlords and tax scofflaws behind the project.  Bloomberg and then Obama showed them the way by foolishly inflating a fairly routine land-use controversy into a historic test of American values.  As I have noted, they were half-right -- the development is a test.  But it is a test of Islamic values, and so far, they are being revealed as seriously deficient in matters of tolerance and manners.  Those who claim to be representatives of Islam are acting in a bullying way to their downtown neighbors and, especially, the 9/11 families.  They have created enormous bad blood, and are fueling a growing mistrust of Islam.

They are the villains of the piece.

Meanwhile, America's commitment to freedom of religion is quietly attested to by the 1,000 or more mosques around the nation.  And, despite a generational war with Islamic fanatics who have killed nearly 10,000 Americans and continuously try to launch more terror attacks, the United States continues to welcome with open arms Muslims from around the globe [a big mistake IMO -- more Muslims equal more voting power -- more Muslim politicians -- hello sharia].

As for the claims of harassment and violence against Muslims here, it's a jihadist fantasy.  Yet it has become the rallying cry for mosque supporters and an excuse for increasingly open expressions of anti-Americanism.  As former British Prime Minister Tony Blair argues, the false narrative that Islam is under attack, which fuels the terrorists, is being adopted by so-called "moderate" Muslims as well.  The victimization card offers them a defense for their silence about terrorists, and helps create the conditions for the homegrown cells popping up throughout the Western world.

And you thought the mosque was just a mosque.  Think again.  The stakes are rising day by day.
Imam Unmoved By Saudi Criticism Of NYC Mosque
The imam co-leading a drive to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center politely brushed aside a suggestion by one of his past benefactors Thursday that the project be moved to a different spot.

"While we respect the points of view of other interested observers, we plan to build the community center in this location because we have been part of Lower Manhattan for decades and we want to better serve the needs of our neighbors of all faith traditions," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press.

Rauf was responding to a request for comment on remarks by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest men, who told a magazine based in the United Arab Emirates that he was against putting the center and mosque close to ground zero.

In interview excerpts published Thursday by Arabian Business, Prince Alwaleed urged the center's backers not to "agitate the wound" caused by the 9/11 attacks by building so close to ground zero.

"The wound is still there.  Just because the wound is healing you can't say, 'Let's just go back to where we were pre-9/11,'" he said.

Continue reading here . . .

Rauf is on jihad, he doesn't care what some Saudi Prince says.
Ground Zero Mosque Developers Want Tax Dollars
The New York Post is reporting that the developers behind the proposed Islamic victory mosque have applied for about $5 million in federal grant money set aside for redeveloping downtown Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a new report.

The application was submitted as a "community and cultural enhancement" grant, which is a program run by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corp.

Developer Sharif El-Gamal discussed the grant proposal in recent closed-door meetings, according to The Daily Beast.

The revelation that the developers have asked for this grant could reignite outrage about the mosque's proposed location.

"If Imam Feisal and his retinue want know why they're not trusted, here's yet another reason," Irshad Manji, author of "The Trouble with Islam" and director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU, told The Daily Beast.  "The New Yorkers I speak with have questions about Park51.  Requesting money from public coffers without engaging the public shows a staggering lack of empathy -- especially from a man who says he's all about dialogue."

The site of the proposed mosque and cultural center, two blocks from the Trade Center, already has seen frequent protests.  National figures including Sarah Palin have spoken out against it.

Some have called the project an exercise in triumphalism, intended to plant Islam's flag at the scene of the attacks and deliberately provoke Americans.

Rauf told "60 Minutes" in September that to reduce fears that terror organizations would contribute to the project, he'll ask US officials to approve the sources of funding.

Unfreakin' believable!  What gall!  Anybody want to bet AGAINST these guys getting the money?  I don't.  That idiot Bloomberg will undoubtedly sign the check himself.
Naked Hypocrisy
JihadWatch.org says that everything the Ground Zero mosque organizers have done gives the lie to their claim to be fostering harmony by building the mosque.

A terrific New York Post editorial pulls no punches about the naked hypocrisy of the organizers of the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero.

"No mosque money," from the New York Post, December 6:
    

[...] On its face, the use of federal funds for this project would be the height of irony. Picture it: an Islamic center hard by Ground Zero -- the very site where Islamists struck Americans on 9/11 -- built in part with post-9/11 money from . . . Americans.


Heck, if you're going to rub your victims' noses in the dirt, why not use their money to do it?

Could there be any more reason to oppose this project? [...]

Those who back the mosque, like Mayor Bloomberg, argue that supporting it is necessary to show tolerance for Islam and a commitment to constitutional freedoms of religion and speech.

But the mosque debate has never been about that.  Rather, it's been about the intent of the project -- ostensibly, to foster greater understanding of Islam and improve ties between cultures.

Fact is, everything its backers have done to ram this project through -- from siting it near Ground Zero to this latest attempt to use 9/11 funds for, among other things, Arabic courses -- gives the lie to that goal.

If these folks get even one dime of US taxpayer funding, Americans will be taken for fools -- yet again....

    
Barack Obama's 911 Mosque Solution Is Suicidal


  

We only have to look at WW I and WW II to see where appeasement got us.  Yet Obama bows to Muslim leaders and supports the 911 Mosque.

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