Skip to comments.NYC Mayor: 'Sad Day' If Mosque Plans Blocked (barf alert)
Posted on 08/16/2010 3:35:56 PM PDT by markomalley
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it would be a "sad day for America" if opponents block plans for a mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in Manhattan.
Bloomberg told a news conference Monday that the government should not interfere in people's religion. He said stopping the mosque and community center just because they are two blocks away from where "freedom was attacked" would mark a sad day for the country.
The mayor and others who support the building of the center have said it will help bridge divisions between the West and the Muslim world.
Opposition Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama for comments he made supporting the right of developers to carry through with the controversial plan.
Senator John Cornyn said Sunday it is "unwise" to build a mosque near the site where more than 2,600 Americans were killed. He described Mr. Obama as "disconnected from the mainstream of America" for what he said is the president's support of the center's construction.
On Saturday, Mr. Obama said he supports the "right" of Muslims to build a place of worship and community center on private property in New York City, but that he would not comment on the "wisdom" of doing so.
Republican Representative Peter King, who opposes the center's planned location, accused Mr. Obama Sunday of changing his position on the project. King said the project's sponsors are "pouring salt" into what he called Americans' "raw wound" from the attacks.
Opinion polls by CNN/Opinion Research indicate that 68 percent of Americans oppose building a mosque less than one kilometer from the site where al-Qaida hijackers crashed two passenger planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Many Americans say putting a mosque so close to the site would be disrespectful to those killed.
The prayer room would be part of a $100 million Islamic center featuring a 500-seat auditorium, sports facilities, theater and restaurant, and would be open to all visitors.
In March 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to negotiate with Tripoli’s envoy to London, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman (or Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). Upon inquiring “concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury”, the ambassador replied:
It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every muslim who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.
In over two hundred years things haven’t changed only now they have enablers like Bloomberg to help them!
I tell ya he’s got somethin’ really BIG in it for himself! There’s no doubt about it!
And those who fail to learn from history... Could it be that this is Bloomie’s idea of currying favor with the sheiks and emirs in the Mideast so his news service can gain a foothold there? Hey, business is business, right?
Some BIG Saudi money has found its way to Bloomberg's coffers.
What a frikken worm to sell out his country for cash!
A sad day for Saudi America!
Most people do not recognize that what happens in a mosque is sedition. Pure and simple. Islam is not just a religion, it is a cult, it is its own government, its judicial...is in its sharia, and its military (jihadis) all rolled into one with one intent ...and that is to rule wherever they take root. It is a invasive, systemic infection looking to take over the host once it has quantum.
This is not just a religion, but something that cloaks itself in those terms so it should not be given the same treatment contemplated under the first amendment. The Korans rules are to consume whatever government there is wherever it goes. To supplant and replace.
The sooner America learns this , the better.
Obama? Obama and Company? Should be tried for treason in this issue for promoting the establishment of a foreign government on our soils. As a Muslim, he knows this but is looking to deceive America.
Silly Bloomberg needs to know that he is an endangered species.
Sooo all you N.Y.ers glad ya let this hose bag trick ya in to giving him another term?
Bingo, but where o where are REAL reporters?!
All those who defend the Mosque are traitors.
If those responsible for building this gave 2 sh^ts about bridging divisions between the West and the Muslim world, they would never have suggested building it there in the first place.
UP YOUR $SS BLOOMBOY
No, this site is NOT two blocks away. It is, in fact, an integral part of GROUND ZERO and should be treated as such.
There are body parts that came flying into that structure, and on the grounds around it.
Because it's inconceivable that the proponents don't know the history of the site, we are all forced to admit that this is a plan for an Islamofascist triumphal victory tower.
Get stuffed, Bloomberg.
It will be a happy day when New Yorkers come to their senses and oust the blooming idiot
Bloomie's company has had a presence in Dubai for a decade.
I know it's impossible to read or see every article posted here, but thankfully this one was easy for me to find.
May Bloomberg be judged by the denizens of any victory mosque built on that land, and may he be found wanting. And then later bowing in front, waiting for the scimitar to come down.
“The mayor and others who support the building of the center have said it will help bridge divisions between the West and the Muslim world”
And therein lies the problem: Bloomin’ Idiot is delusional
It’s sad that Bloomberg is a gay lizard.
It was a sad day when Bloomberg and his co-conspirators overruled the will of the people (who’d spoken firmly TWICE) and with a stroke of the pen allowed themselves illegal third terms in office.
Was it a sad day when there could be no nativity scene on public property.
No prayers in schools.......was that sad Mr. Blooming-idiot.
Prayers at graduation?
It will help bridge divisions between the Muslim world and his pocketbook.
This was on Aug. 10.
His ratings are plummeting.
NYC is waking up.
Mayor Michael Bloombergs Approval Rating Drops Below 50 Percent, Poll Says August 10, 2010
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approval rating is at its lowest since 2005, according to a new poll.
CITY HALL Mayor Michael Bloombergs approval rating has fallen below 50 percent for the first time since 2005, according to a new survey.
The Marist Poll found that just 49 percent of New Yorkers think Bloomberg is doing a good or excellent job in office, down from 56 percent in April. Bloomberg’s approval rating last dipped below 50 percent in June 2005, according to Marist.
Chief executives often find third terms difficult, and the current economic climate is not making it any easier for Bloomberg, Lee M. Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said in a statement. Right now, New York City voters are divided about the job the mayor is doing.
Thirty-three percent of New York voters think Bloomberg is doing a fair job, 16 percent said he is doing poorly and two percent were uncertain.
Manhattan voters were the most supportive of Bloomberg, with 56 percent saying he is doing a good or excellent job. But thats still less than the 62 percent who approved of him back in April.
Support for Bloomberg held steady among Republicans over the past few months but dropped among Democrats and unaffiliated voters, Marist found.
Nearly half of those surveyed also said the city is moving in the wrong direction.
Stu Loeser, spokesman for the mayor, said Bloomberg is not afraid to make unpopular decisions based on his principles.
The mayor has always done what he thinks is right, including cutting programs people like instead of letting the city go into default and standing up for Constitutional rights even if it’s not popular,” Loeser said in a statement. “In the long run, New Yorkers respect that he doesn’t put his finger in the wind to see what to do.
Despite the low approval rating, just 5 percent of voters called Bloomberg one of the citys worst mayors. Twelve percent said he would be remembered as one of the citys best mayors and another 34 percent said he would leave a positive legacy.
Bloomberg hasnt announced any presidential plans once he leaves office at the end of 2013, but nearly 70 percent of New Yorkers dont want him to run for the White House, Marist found.
As for who should succeed Bloomberg, voters are expressing a strong opinion about what they dont want.
Sixty-four percent of voters do not want former Gov. Eliot Spitzer to run for mayor, and 56 percent said they do not want Diana Taylor, Bloombergs longtime companion, to run for his office.
Marist spoke to 696 registered voters between July 28 and Aug. 5. The results have a 4 percent margin for error. The Manhattan results encompass 140 registered voters, with an error margin of 8.5 percent.
sad day for you maybe bloomeee but not for the rest of us.
The muslims, stone cold sober strategists they are, took our temples of capitalism and brought them down in one thunderous, historic attack. The Twin Towers along with the White House, Pentagon and Capitol Buildings were the cornerstone of our greatness. They tried to get them all in one fateful attack. And we still play pity patty with these snake bastards.
Pull back 30,000 feet from the timeline of history and see what has been accomplished. The muslims accomplished through terrorism what the Germans and Japanese could not accomplish with millions of soldiers. They took the fight to us and knocked us back on our heels.
They didn't until the dumba$$ American people elected a muslim, marxist POS as their president...not mine, but their's. ......and yet the mayor of the socialist cesspool ny city (lower case on purpose)...sides with those muslim pigs anuses..... There is indeed two America's.....
Of course that's it! Bloomie sold out long ago!
I’m sitting here smoking my cigarette on a quiet night envisioning bloomberg as a gay lizard! Too too funny!
He’s a snake. A rich snake, but a snake, nonetheless.
Is it just delusion...or is it addiction (literally) to whatever brain chemical is produced by the prospect of wealth?
Whatever it is, it is by any measure of behavior...nutz!
Since I know you can clarify this matter, I humbly beseech...
Most Manhattanites don't give a sh-t about the Mosque. Its better than another Dunkin Donuts or Duane Reade anyway (not that that's saying much).
Time to start to demand Bloomberg’s resignation, and if he refuses, recall and/or impeachment. And if that doesn’t work...
the NYC centric media keeps saying bloomberg will run independent for president.
NYC delusion state of mind.
Nope. He lives at home on fifth and 79th (17 east 79th.) He purchased the brownstone next door. Call it an offer the owner couldn’t refuse.
I wish Bloomberg would try to crash rama-lama-ding-dong celebrations and then comment to us on tolerance and religious freedom. How much did this sellout get from the Saudis?
I think we should accommodate them and send as many possible to paradise.
Nope. He has a townhouse in the east 80s.