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Ground Zero Mosque Imam: No, This Isnít a Mosque, Itís an Islamic YMCAÖ
Weasel Zippers ^ | August 14, 2010, at 1:29 PM | "ZIP"

Posted on 09/01/2010 10:40:44 PM PDT by pillut48

"...Imam Rauf’s project is better known here now as the “Ground Zero mosque,” after the term for the World Trade Center site. Families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and conservative politicians have mounted an emotional campaign to block it, claiming that locating it only two blocks north of the site was a provocation.

“We repeatedly say we are neither a mosque nor within Ground Zero, but they just shout back ‘Ground Zero mosque,’ ‘Ground Zero mosque,’” Imam Rauf, 61, told Reuters in an interview. The planned building will have a prayer room for Muslims, he said, but it would only be a small part of the 13-story complex.

Imam Rauf said the YMCA, which began in London in 1844 as Christian center for young working men and quickly spread to the United States and other countries, had long worked to promote understanding across religious, ethnic and social dividing lines in modern societies. Now called simply “the Y,” its facilities across the United States offer exercise classes, education and community activities.

“We are trying to establish something that follows the YMCA concept but is not a church or a synagogue or, in this case, a mosque,” he said by telephone from Kuala Lumpur, where he is visiting. “We are taking that concept and adapting it to our time and the fact that we’re Muslims. It’s basically a Muslim Y.”

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To: Frank_2001

LOL


21 posted on 09/02/2010 12:38:22 AM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: taxcutisapayraise
Haven't there been a couple of articles about Muslim homosexual pedophilia in "real" news lately?

Let's stick to reality here. The objections to a Ground Zero mosque have nothing to do with homosexuality or pedophilia, at least from anything I've heard or read.

IF it can be proven that the religion of Islam advocates death to infidels, and its followers are called Muslims, then the logical conclusion is that Muslims think non-believers should be killed. The only alternative is not to be a Muslim.

22 posted on 09/02/2010 1:13:11 AM PDT by IIntense
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To: taxcutisapayraise
Haven't there been a couple of articles about Muslim homosexual pedophilia in "real" news lately?

Let's stick to reality here. The objections to a Ground Zero mosque have nothing to do with homosexuality or pedophilia, at least from anything I've heard or read.

IF it can be proven that the religion of Islam advocates death to infidels, and its followers are called Muslims, then the logical conclusion is that Muslims think non-believers should be killed. The only alternative is not to be a Muslim.

23 posted on 09/02/2010 1:13:40 AM PDT by IIntense
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To: taxcutisapayraise
Haven't there been a couple of articles about Muslim homosexual pedophilia in "real" news lately?

Let's stick to reality here. The objections to a Ground Zero mosque have nothing to do with homosexuality or pedophilia, at least from anything I've heard or read.

IF it can be proven that the religion of Islam advocates death to infidels, and its followers are called Muslims, then the logical conclusion is that Muslims think non-believers should be killed. The only alternative is not to be a Muslim.

24 posted on 09/02/2010 1:13:52 AM PDT by IIntense
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To: pillut48

Right. What’s it need a freakin’ IMAM for then???


25 posted on 09/02/2010 7:36:06 AM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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