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.

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Islamic charity in the third-world usually comes literally with a stick; the starving multitudes are lured by offered food yet to receive aide, one must already be a Muslim or enter that faith for the sustenance to keep coming. Forty-two percent of Pakistan’s population is illiterate and millions of dirt-poor children only survive by attending Middle East funded madrasses where they learn only one thing: the Koran. Another example among the thousands you can find online is goon squads in India are left to dole out substance in Muslims-dominant areas:

In Toba Tek Singh in Punjab, the local government forbids poor Christians from taking advantage of a meals service because of their faith. This is revealed by a survey Assist News Service, an agency of the Protestant community. Recently, the Punjab government decided to offer a free meal service called “dastar Khwan” for the poor, inviting entrepreneurs and philanthropists of every state to finance the project, built largely with public money. The authorities have opened canteens in different areas and villages in the province where every day from 13.00 to 15:00 lunch is served for poor people at a cost of only 9 cents. The initiative was a success all over the Punjab, but not in the district of Toba TAK Singh where many Christians were prevented from buying the meal token. … Ashiqi Masih, a poor man who is well known among Muslims for his Christian faith, decided instead to rebel against the discriminatory treatment. “I argued with the manager of the kiosk — he said — stressing that the government has never allowed discrimination against Christians. I said if this was their policy, why not put a sign on the stand saying: ‘Only for Muslims ?”. … In response to the accusations, a district spokesman says the government has no policy of discrimination toward Christians. “The citizens — he stated — have to resolve problems among themselves. The government only has the task of providing flour subsidies.”

In America, the Islamists must be a bit more subtle as the population here is better fed. Unless you are voting in Philadelphia or debating the Gospel at an Arab festival on a public street in Dearborn, our federal and local governments frown on thugs intimidating non-Democrats and non-believers. Here you need Islamic “fun-centers” to lure in the children.

Cordoba Initiative Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf indicated during recent Friday prayers that he looks forward to converting the children and grandchildren of those slaughtered on 9/11 to Islam. But in Manhattan, you need to go big to draw a crowd; you need what would be the largest mosque in America, it overlooking Ground Zero, and an imam heading it who claims to be a “bridge builder,” who blames 9/11 on “United States foreign policy” as “an accessory to the crime,” who will not condemn Hamas for its countless acts of butchery, and who claims to be a man of peace.

Is it religious bigotry to point out that Islam’s sharia law is discriminatory? Is it prejudicial to accurately state that by far most of the world’s Islamic charity goes to spreading Islam and feeds only the faithful? Is it discriminatory to accurately state Islamic charities have funded three-quarters of the 2,300 mosques in America, fund Pakistan’s madrassas, and support terrorism? Is it Islamophobic to correctly state that in Islamic-governed nations you find police beating unaccompanied women and courts that sentence to death, prison, or the lash women who are gang-raped if they were “immodestly” dressed and “invited” the crime?

To be fair, Imam Rauf only says he wants America to accept a little bit of discriminatory sharia law. He is content to wait ten, twenty, or however many years it takes for America to become a Muslim-dominant country. Evidently, everybody will initially be welcome in the Cordoba House pool, woman need not wear a burka bikini, no Muslims will be offended, and no one will be punished for inviting rape. All of Islam’s fun can be imposed on a non-believing minority at a later date.