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Posted on 08/04/2010 1:57:20 AM PDT by Scanian
Yesterday's unanimous vote by the city Landmarks Preservation Com mission cleared the last municipal impediment to construction of a 13-story mosque and community center just blocks from Ground Zero.
But important questions linger.
The vote, which denied landmark protection for a building that must be demolished to make way for the mosque, was hailed by Mayor Bloomberg and others as an affirmation of religious liberty of a peculiarly American sort.
As, of course, it was.
Just imagine the city fathers of, say, Riyadh so graciously clearing the way for construction of a 13-story cathedral in the Saudi capital.
Indeed, such a notion renders risible criticism of the sort leveled by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, among others, before the vote.
CAIR had denounced opponents of the projects as "bigots and extremists."
That's pretty rich, coming from an organization that in 2007 was named an unindicted co-conspirator in connection with a plot to support the terrorists of Hamas -- and that has seen several of its former officials and staffers convicted on terror-related charges.
Fact is, the project has drawn opposition from a lot of level-headed folks -- most particularly families of 9/11 victims.
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It’s going to be a fortress, a bunker, and an arsenal. As well as a recruiting center and listening post.
Some rich conservative needs to open up a honey-baked ham store across the street. Then someone else needs to open a training school for service dogs (including bomb-sniffing dogs) next door. Let the imam (who wants us to go to semi-Sharia law) deal with the real diversity in this country.
Any other ideas on what could be opened in the neighborhood?
Normally, Saudi Arabia foots the bill for mosque construction in the USA (at least for their sect of Islam). But it seems this is a whopper even as mosques go. How about we send invitations to, say, some churches, synagogues, and other non-Islamic religious bodies to put up more buildings in the area?
If this wasn’t a Bummer admin, I would expect the CIA to figure out how to bug the place while it was still in the permits stage. But I betcha Bummer is going to tell the CIA to sit on its hands and do nothing that would “offend” the Muslims.
Porcine blood, over and over and over again. Bacon strips and especially the Ramadan Ham.
How about a bevy of storefront churches?
Oh and the biggest pet store in the city. A whole block of puppies in the window.
How about a giant posture of the famous Mohammed cartoons on building across the street?
Great ideas, all! But, why do I think the permitting process won’t go so well for any business the offends the mooselimbs?????
In the Cold War era this would have described a Soviet embassy. The more things "change"...
How about renaming the street "Lepanto Blvd"? Clear away some buildings across the street to make into a park with captured GWOT war trophies? And a flagpole taller then the mosque to fly a gigantic American flag 24 hours a day.
If they list the names of those who died (as has been reported)it will only be as a detailed list of those who were killed by the heroic acts of brave Muslims.
It will not honor America, but will honor Islam.
If they want to build here, we must be able to build there!
Question to White House: When will you act like a real President of a Nation?
This mosque will be nothing other than a monument to the “victory” of Sept.11, 2001’
Also celebrates the victory of MONEY!
It's going to be a smoking pile of rubble, wreckage and ashes.
BruceS wrote: “Any other ideas on what could be opened in the neighborhood?”
..... a church, bible school, Christian Science reading room, BBQ restaurant, ballet studio, night club, pub, the possibilities are endless.
I also think that graffiti should be encouraged. Who knows what inspired tags might decorate the urban landscape.
I like the big US flag idea a lot as well.
Is the Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig still a popular pet up that way?
Barrels of bacon grease to prep the site.
“an affirmation of religious liberty” he says. This may make this liberal feel good, but it is wrong. This is not about a religion, but a world-domination movement cleverly disguised as a religion.
If one entertains the theory that Obama is a Saudi agent, it all makes sense, not just the mosque, but everything.
How about opening a gaping hole in the ground after it’s built.
Good on you guys for trying to raise the church back from the ashes.
I hope the daily calls to prayer raise the hackles and instill fear in all those who voted for this.
Typical superficial lib...forms definite opinions about things without ever scratching beneath the surface.
Hell, he might be a multiple agent: Saudi, KGB, Pakistan...who can tell about that secretive bastard?
The theme from “Bridge Over the River Kwai” keeps running through my head...
Manhattan had a lot of farms in the 17th and 18th centuries. Any chance we can find a map showing there was a farm raising pigs at the site? A find like that would just be too sweet!
Someone needs to put up a billboard of people jumping out of the WTC with their clothes on fire next to the heathen temple. Better yet, let Billy Bob’s of Dallas place a “Palace of Pulled Pork Platters” next to it. Imagine the wafting of BBQ drifting into the mosque. Love it, sniff it.
It appears that there was a large farn at the site. Now we have to find out about the pigs!
I think if churches,synagogues were planned there it would be found offensive and insetitive to muslims and not permitted