Skip to comments.Mosque to go up near New York's ground zero
Posted on 05/07/2010 12:53:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Plans to build a mosque two blocks away from ground zero have set off an emotional debate among area residents and relatives of victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Cordoba House project calls for a 15-story community center including a mosque, performance art center, gym, swimming pool and other public spaces.
The project is a collaboration between the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, both of which work to improve relations with followers of the religion.
The two groups presented their vision to part of the Community Board of lower Manhattan on Wednesday night.
Ro Sheffe, a board member who attended the meeting, said the project did not need to get the board's approval.
"They own the land, and their plans don't have any zoning changes," Sheffe said. "They came to us for our opinions and to let us know their plans. It was purely voluntary on their part."
The 12 members who were at the meeting voted unanimously to support the project. Community board members are appointed by the borough president and serve as advisers to the borough president and the mayor's office.
Daisy Khan, executive director of the Muslim society, described her vision of a center led by Muslims, but serving the community as a whole.
"It will have a real community feel, to celebrate the pluralism in the United States, as well as in the Islamic religion," Khan said. "It will also serve as a major platform for amplifying the silent voice of the majority of Muslims who have nothing to do with extremist ideologies. It will counter the extremist momentum."(continued)
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Why not allow a 15 story, all glass HQ for Global Hog Farmers United be located in the center of Mecca?
The majority of German Nazis never put a Jew in an Oven. Lets honor that portion of Nazis with along with these Muslims and put a swastika on the Empire State building.
Why not let the Neo-Nazis build a meeting hall inside..............
Sorry Neo Nazis are out of favor at this time.
They are not protected class of victims.
However if Neo Nazis would start recruiting muslims then Neo Nazis can build a meeting hall in Holocaust museum.
This is sarcasm for those that do not notice
What is this, “America we are in your face week”?
This has to be one of the greatest insults to America and Americans.
Pluralism in Islam? Like one must bow toward a middle eastern city when praying? Like claiming prayers are only efficacious when they are in Arabic...a middle eastern language? Like the "callers" to prayer copy even the speech impediment of the first caller from history...a middle easterner? Islam is not into pluralism...the very name means "submission"...and that submission is to a middle eastern death cult deity...not some faux pluralism.
"It will also serve as a major platform for amplifying the silent voice of the majority of Muslims who have nothing to do with extremist ideologies. It will counter the extremist momentum."
How about you start using that voice against islamic extremism before the building is built? Why does there have to be a mosque next to the site of the worst islamic terrorist attack site in order for muslims to speak out against terror?
Look at the bright side: Both Presidents Ahmadinejad and Obama will have a place to worship while in New York City.
NY deserves this.
Its a fitting testimony to liberals and their choice to side with terrorists.
I don't know what islam she is talking about....
Looking on brighter side I am glad I do not live anywhere near that plot.
Who wants to hear call to prayers 5 times a day from speakers on top of 13 story building.
Feb 27, 2008 ... Barack Obama: Muslim Call to Prayer “One of the Prettiest Sounds on Earth”
In any case, in this interview Obama chants the opening lines of the Adhan, the Muslim “Call to Prayer” in Arabic, with what Kristof says is a first class accent and then, Obama goes on to volunteer that this “Call” is “One of the Prettiest Sounds On Earth At Sunset.” Here is what this “Call to Prayer” Says:
âAllah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophetâ¦ â
it’s the 90% that give the other 10% a bad name
I advise everyone to watch Mumbai Terror documentary on HBO just to get more insight into their wretched evil
Pardon me while I PUKE!!!
so mooslims put a thumb in our eye by building a mosque near ground zero—more to spit in our face than praise Allah and their false prohet mohamed.
Just turn Mecca into glass.
Legal Immigrants, feel free to honor your culture and traditions so long as they are compatible with ours. Otherwise, assimilate, become an American or GET THE HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY.
Illegal Alien Criminals, GET THE HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY and fix your own.
A mosque near ground zero?
That’s just plain disgusting.
I suppose “we are all Muslims now” is going to be as catchy as what we are becoming—”good ‘Germans.’”
The towers came down and a big mosque goes up in their place. Why am I not surprised.
“What is this, America we are in your face week?
It is. The leftist traitors are pushing garbage in our faces to see what they can get away with.
And in this mosque they will plan to kill more americans...!!! sicking!!
Can’t help but wonder at what point do Americans say enough is enough. All I can do is shake my head.
Gotta have somewhere to store the weapons.
Voluntary, eh? Like strapping bombs on themselves.
"Impeach Obama Says Sister of Cole Sailor Killed in Terror Attacks
"The sister of Seaman James McDaniels, a sailor killed in the terror attack on the U.S.S. Cole wants President Barack Hussein Obama impeached
over his decision to withdraw charges against the al Qaeda mastermind of the attack."
"Mother of USS Cole Sailor Declines Obama-meet, Says "I Voted for the Wrong Person"
"After Obama dropped the charges against the suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole,
he asked the families of the victims in that tragedy to meet with him.
One mother refused, and now says,"I voted for the wrong person."
When you win a battle, you claim and mark the territory...
This is rubbing it in.
I don’t want to see another mosque go up in America. Why don’t the stupid mayor of NYC say no? If there were a protest against these plans I would join in!
Positive?! So them building a mosque 2 blocks away from ground zero is a positive thing that came out of 9/11? Let me get this straight. They want to take 9/11, a day when 3,000 Americans were killed by extremist Muslims, and use it to make people more accepting of Muslims. If they want to make people more accepting of Muslims, invoking 9/11 sure as heck isn't the way to do it.
Who is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf?
He’s chairman of the Cordoba Initiative
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: the guy who is running the Mosque near the old World Trade Center Building. He is the one that seems to be at the heart of the recent news about a large Mosque being built near the site of the old Twin Towers.
It’s their 1st amendment right. Freedom of Religion, and that means all religions. We might not have to like it, but they have every right to do it.
If nothing else, a good place for all the whackos to eat, sleep & crap.
What a disgrace.
If its built, my prediction is that it will be the object of continuous arson attempts by men who are retired military experts in the field.
That Muslims (and no doubt their Wahhabi Islam Saudi backers who have already founded 80% of the Mosques in America) would even consider this says all we need to know about Islam. They have not come to America to be Americans but to overtake America. They have zero respect for America or its institutions and we should have zero respect for them. Politicians - you’re either with us or against us. You’re either with us or with them. We the people find this and your pandering unacceptable. The question is, will we the people do something about it or keep voting the same traitors into office?
Go there. Leave bacon.
Feisal Abdul Rauf:
“The US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end,” says an Islamic cleric invited to Sydney by Premier Bob Carr.
Speaking from his New York mosque, Imam Feisal said the West had to understand the terrorists’ point of view.
In a move likely to cause controversy with church leaders, Imam Feisal said it was Christians who started mass attacks on civilians.
“The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets.”
I want to visit with a big bowl of free pork rinds. I’d walk around trying to give everyone a taste. Every now and then I would grind a rind into the carpet.
You could leave a slice of bacon on door knobs and toilet handles.
THis is all Saudi money. The same money that has ownership interest in News Corp (Fox News). The other TV networks are even worse. They all support you know who.
People keep enpowering their masters by paying for cable and sat TV. The NCAA, NFL, NBA, MBL support the regime as well.
Thank You for your photo essay. We all need those reminders on occasion. Please feel free to do so FREQUENTLY.
Really?! I would bet the residents of New York, Spain, London, Bombay, and most of Israel would disagree with you.
I have no tolerance for their intolerance.
Radical Islam is an insane murder cult; moderate Islam is its Trojan Horse in the West.
How lovely; NOT!
The followers of the religion of peace want to see the rest of us DEAD.
Ah, such slippery language. To this nutcase muslim, "innocent civilian" means only "innocent muslim civilian". All non-muslims are the enemy, and therefor not innocent.
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