The building to house the proposed Cordoba House - a.k.a. Ground Zero Mosque - sustained damage on 9/11 when landing gear and other debris from one of the hijacked jetliners struck its roof.
Ground Zero Mosque: Who's For, Who's Against - Harry Reid is against it, Sarah Palin is very against it, and Obama can’t seem to decide . . . a break down of where politicians stand on the issue.
Newt Weighs In
Newt Gingrich believes that the choice to build this structure so close to Ground Zero was a political decision designed to send a statement and thus must be viewed in that context, rather than simply in the context of whether a house of worship should be allowed to be built (there are over 100 mosques in New York City and over 1000 in the United States).
The construction of this 13-story building is, in fact, a statement of Islamic triumphalism rather than a message of religious tolerance. Consider:
The project's offensive name: the Cordoba Initiative is a reference to Cordoba, Spain, a Spanish city that was captured by a Muslim army and became the capital of Spain during its 500-year occupation by the Moors. The name Cordoba is still seen today by radical Islamists as a symbol of Islamic superiority.
The proposed date of completion - the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks - is a clear signal that the construction is supposed to be seen in connection with the attacks.
The project's backer, Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf:
- has stated that U.S. policies "were an accessory" to the attacks on 9/11 and that "Osama bin Laden is made in the USA."
- has also refused to repudiate Hezbollah, the terrorist organization behind the 1983 Beirut bombing that killed 243 U.S. Marines and continues to rain down missiles into Israel from its base in southern Lebanon.
- is an apologist for Shariah Law, the Islamic law that is used to justify the execution of homosexuals, honor killings, and death sentences carried out by stoning, which he claims is compliant with the U.S. Constitution.
Follow The Money:
The American Society of Muslim Advancement - backers of the Cordoba House - much of the financing is also coming from groups with known ties to radical Islamist and terrorist factions. Among these:
- The Perdana Global Peace Organization, best known for their participation in the summer’s “freedom flotilla” to Gaza.
- The former director of the Alavi Foundation, which is currently facing federal charges for a shady relationship with a known financier of weapons of mass destruction research in Iran.
Ground Zero is as significant to our Nation's identity as Arlington National Cemetery or the Gettysburg battlefield. The construction of a mosque in a building that sustained damage in the September 11th terror attacks is more than an affront to our sensibilities; the Cordoba Mosque project represents no less than an attempt to erect an al Qaeda Victory Monument right on the site of their greatest battlefield achievement. This is the equivalent to inserting a Shinto shrine right inside the Arizona Memorial, dedicated to the Japanese pilots who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This aerial photo of April 20, 2010, shows the New York city block, lower right, where the 13-story mosque is planned for construction two blocks north of the World Trade Center site, center left.
The fastest way I know to piss people off is to mess with religion - it's like pouring hot oil onto a blazing fire.
I guarantee you the Democrats & their willing minions in the left-leaning mainstream media wish this thing had never come up, and now that it's here they wish it would just go away . . . but it won't and we won't let it go away. . .
SEAN LINNANE SENDS