Islam

No Mosque; America’s Ruling Class never ‘got’ 9/11

Top leaders of the America-based Muslim Brotherhood all knew in advance what was coming.

Bob Tyrrell is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. He opposes the Cordoba Initiative’s plan to build a towering ’51 Park Place’ at Ground Zero [aka Park51]. While Mr. Tyrrell points out the stark perspectives, there is something missing from this whole debate:

The Country Class or the Country Party has come down against the mosque, and it goes far beyond New Yorkers. It embraces Americans from all over. They oppose the mosque and their opposition is growing. On the other side, the Ruling Class’s spokesman is not surprisingly Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, though he could be from Chicago or Boston or Washington, D.C. Apropos of the mosque, he says: “What is great about America, and particularly New York, is we welcome everybody, and if we are so afraid of something like this, what does it say about us?” First of all, we do not welcome everybody, not drugs lords, not Nazis, not Islamofascists. Secondly, we are not “so afraid of something like this.” Rather, we recognize it as an affront to the fallen and to the Nation. Ad arguendo, the affront might not be intended by those wishing to put up the mosque, but it will be recognized by others throughout the world as an affront. Possibly it will be recognized as a sign of the triumph of Islam over non-believers. It ought not to go up.

The Muslim Brotherhood executed its preplanned name change of it from ‘Cordoba House’ and ‘mosque’ to ’51 Park Place’ and ‘no mosque’ after they witnessed here America’s reaction to 9/11. Take a look at this excerpt from this American Spectator commentary by John Tabin:

Showing respect and tolerance for minorities is a bedrock value of Western liberalism. The problem that Goldberg and those who think like him are eliding is that the relevant constituency of young Muslim men who may be inclined toward radicalism do not necessarily share the values of Western liberalism. Remember Osama bin Laden’s theory of the political impact of 9/11:

When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse… I heard someone on Islamic radio who owns a school in America say: “We don’t have time to keep up with the demands of those who are asking about Islamic books to learn about Islam.” This event made people think (about true Islam) which benefited Islam greatly.

The notion that the 9/11 attacks improved the standing of Islam in the minds of Americans is, of course, preposterous. But bin Laden’s misunderstanding of American political culture mirrors a pervasive misunderstanding of Arab political culture. The “strong horse” concept really is an important factor in Arab politics, where political legitimacy is all too often won by demonstrating the ability to kill.

Post-9/11, America both attacked al Qaeda abroad and investigated here (while consulting with the Muslim Brotherhood) a mass-murder that had been launched from within.

Our Country gets that a Cordoba House mosque and Islamic “cultural center” would plant al Qaeda’s battle flag at the scene of their greatest victory. Conversely, the clueless Ruling Class sees no harm in promoting, as freedom-of-faith, 51 Park Place to soon become the destination in lower Manhattan, the place to see and be seen at while downtown.

Tolerating a 15-story Islamist threat overlooking hallowed Ground Zero is un-American

After reading this New York Post report, we hope New York’s Mayor is merely confused: “Michael Bloomberg said it would be unAmerican to investigate the mosque [sic] that is planned for construction near where the World Trade Center once stood.”

We do not ask for an investigation without cause.

The Cordoba Initiative received its largest donation, $576,312, from Qatar, just prior to the purchase of the Burlington Coat Factory:

[On May 17, 2010], representatives of 9/11 [Families for a Safe & Strong America] met with Sharif El-Gamal, owner and CEO of Soho Properties, the corporation that purchased the two buildings where the mosque will be built at 43-45 Park Place, and asked him to name the investors in the mosque project. Mr. El-Gamal refused, citing the advice of his attorneys, stating that “this is private property” and that “we can build this ‘as of right.’” The property was purchased with $4.85 million in cash.

In Arabic, Imam Rauf changed his story as to where that $4.85 million came from. Barring a full and fair accounting of the money to buy and build the Cordoba House, it should be audited and investigated by legal authorities.

That is not all that is wrong with Mayor Bloomberg’s word: un-American. It is misdirected.

We believe in freedom of faith; all have an unalienable right to believe or not believe in something beyond earthly mortality. Imam Rauf often has said of the Cordoba House, “It is not a mosque.” So, what is true? Rauf admits that there would be a place within those walls for the faithful to pray and it falls within what Muslims define as a mosque. His religion, whether we believe in it or not, is not why we object.

It is Imam Rauf who suggests that political Islam, more specifically sharia law, should rule all nations. Our Nation was founded in liberty; we should never stand silent while a discriminatory ideology is promoted. And we should not “tolerate” its promotion under guise of religion overlooking hallowed ground where genocide was committed and brave American heroes fell.

Rauf has openly admitted he will use that site and “the World Trade Center rubble” for “da’wah,” the call to non-believers to Islam. If he was totally honest, Imam Rauf would admit that da’wah is an offer we can not refuse for if we do, the jihad is authorized.

America need not tolerate a 15-story threat two blocks away from where we paid so dear a price for not heeding the warnings from Islamists. We should never accede to their demands to submit — not at Ground Zero or anywhere else.

Cuomo doesn’t know sharia; Ground Zero imam preaches intolerant Islamic law

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the following in response to yesterday’s press conference conducted by Rick Lazio, his potential opposition in the coming election for governor in New York state:

“If there is a criminal case, then there is a criminal case. But, if this is: I don’t like this religion, and I don’t like this religion on this block. Or: I don’t like this religion in this city. Then I agree with Mayor Bloomberg. Then I agree with the community board that approved the mosque. What are we about, if not religious freedom? What is the country about if not religious freedom? What is this state about if not religious freedom? Well, religious freedom except I don’t like this religion. But then, there might be another government, and they won’t like Catholicism, or they won’t like Judaism, or they won’t like Christianity, then what?”

Andrew Cuomo possesses a deeply troubling lack of information; Rauf is motivated by the same intolerance that spurred Mohammed Atta and his co-conspirators to slam commercial airliners into buildings.

At Ground Zero, in his Cordoba House “cultural center” and mosque, Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf would “peacefully” preach an end to religious tolerance in America and the end of our free society. Mr. Cuomo and others blindly pawn this off as a “freedom-of-faith” issue yet Rauf wants our Nation — in less than a generation — to be ruled by Islamic sharia law. Debra Burlingame explained yesterday what Rauf advocates:

“The practices which countenance and support wife beating, which would call for the execution of homosexuals, which would call for the ostracizing or the execution of apostates. [Imam Rauf] is a bit like mercury on the subject of sharia, a little hard to pin down in a conversation. But the fact of the matter is he has written extensively on this subject, particularly in the Middle East and Malaysia where he has offices.

“Malaysia is a country that is a Muslim-dominant pluralistic society that is a Muslim-dominant country where they have sharia law and sharia law is imposed on all Muslims. He would impose that system of governance here. That is very important to me because we just celebrated the 4th of July, our Independence, where the Founders of this country created something which had never existed before in the history of any human interaction, and that is consent of the governed, the powers of the government are derived from the people. Under sharia, the powers of the rulers are derived from the divine Allah. And that is what this man wants to bring to this country.

“His book ‘What’s Right About Islam’ was published in Malaysia under the title ‘A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Da’wah in the Heart of America Post-9/11?. Da’wah is proselytization. He means to use that site. And he has said so, we want to “leverage,” that’s his word, “We want to leverage our location and proximity” to that site to bring people to Islam. And he talks about a tipping point; ten years to have a no-going-back Muslim presence fully integrated into our society and a twenty-year tipping point where you have a Muslim-dominant America. That’s what he wants to do on the backs of 3,000 people who died in the name of Islam and religious intolerance. He would use their memory and that scared ground … to usher in a system of government that I know my brother and [Tim Brown’s firefighter] colleagues would find appalling.

“And I urge you as members of this media to ask this Imam, “What about the secular Muslims who come to this country to flee sharia?” This is the country of last resort where peaceful, secular Muslims will have no place else to go.”

Congress must defend 9/11’s sacred ground and expose the Islamist imams

Office of the Honorable John Boehner
United States Congressman, 8th Congressional District (Ohio)

Office of the Honorable Mitch McConnell
United States Senator, Kentucky

June 21, 2010
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Dear Congressman Boehner and Senator McConnell,

Thank you in advance for your time. I would like to ask if you will review and share with your congressional colleagues the following information which includes, but is not limited to, a collection of quotes and documented activities pertaining to a number of Islamic preachers (Imams) in America.

It is important to know that for them, being truthful to Americans would place their agenda in jeopardy; and when confronted, their strategy is to maintain that their words have been “taken out of context,” to dismiss critics as fringe groups who irrationally fear Islam, and to throw out accusations of “anti-Muslim bigotry” and “intolerance”.

They falsely play victim and have no legitimate defense; for it is their prejudices, religious intolerance, and ideological dogma that can threaten safety and civil society.

When the audience is the American public, these particular ideologists will speak of peace, dialogue and inclusiveness. When they are in front of their co-religionists, the conversation changes.

American Jihad: unchecked, ‘moderate’ U.S. Muslim Brotherhood will kill you later

After speaking with ‘The Grand Jihad’ author Andrew C. McCarthy last night, Freedom Radio answered the preeminent post-9/11 question: where are the moderate Muslims? The mainstream media parades one myth after another on TV, talk radio, online, and in the newspapers. America is not fooled. The reason why we keep asking that question is there are no moderate Muslims.

Are we doomed? No. Yet we better first rip the microphone away from the vast, deeply entrenched, and blood-thirsty Muslim Brotherhood’s greater jihad operation — aka CAIR, MAS, ISNA, NAIT, MSA, IIIT, and FCNA — that currently controls the voice of Islam in America.

Here is my 10-minute take, last night on Freedom Radio with Pat. It starts with the last 30 seconds of ‘We Con the World’ and ends with 30 seconds of a ‘moderate’ con man revealing the U.S. Brotherhood’s true intentions, on December 22, 2000, in Washington, D.C. In between those clips, I submit that there is a non-violent way to defeat this growing internal threat to liberty.

You can see some evidence of what I assert here at 911FamiliesForAmerica.org and, better than I could ever present it, read ‘The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.’