Skip to comments.Giuliani Says Mosque 'Divisive'
Posted on 08/19/2010 8:09:39 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is characterizing the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero as "divisive," saying Thursday that the organizers' plans are breeding hate rather than healing wounds.
"All this is doing is creating more division, more anger, more hatred," Mr. Giuliani said during an interview on NBC's "Today" show.
"The reality is that right now, if you are a healer, you do not go forward with this project. If you're a warrior you do," declared Mr. Giuliani, the New York official most closely associated with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
The remarks put him squarely at odds with his successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the proposed mosque's most outspoken advocate.
Mr. Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney and a Republican candidate for president in 2008, said the organizers have "every right" to build the center two blocks from the site of the fallen Twin Towers.
"The question is, should they build it?" he said. "Are they displaying the sensitivity they claim by building it?"
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it is not near it is on ground zero.
does he come out and say no it should not be built?
Great to hear him speak out on this, he was terrific on O’Reilly tonight.
BY THE WAY, WHERE IS THAT COWARD FROM A FAMILY OF COWARDS MYTH FLIP SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY ON THE OBAMA HOPE AND CHANGE VICTORY MOSQUE?
He also took direct aim at the imam behind the center, Feisal Abdul Rauf, accusing him of "selling sensitivity" and questioning whether his motives are genuine.
The former mayor praised Democratic Gov. David Paterson for proposing to meet with the project's organizers in hopes of finding an alternative location in Lower Manhattan that would be less controversial."
... to put it mildly.
Romney takes pass from red media on mowusk, eats chicken without skin.
It is truly disgusting to see the same anti-american media who were eagerly hoping a loony right wing Christian would shoot something up so they could pounce on American Christians. Leap to the defense of our enemys in the name of religious freedom. Disgusting.
Cool it, Rome.
NOW they’re interested in religious freedom.
Giuliani continues in the tradition of Republican New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (1933-45). One play from LaGuardia's playbook was to find the enemy's weak spot and drive a sledgehammer into it. Giuliani does it with the faint sound of regret. It's like watching a master assassin at work with the stiletto.
The former mayor praised Democratic Gov. David Paterson for proposing to meet with the project's organizers in hopes of finding an alternative location in Lower Manhattan that would be less controversial.
Another patented LaGuardia play. Pick an enemy, praise him, put him on the spot, and separate him from the rest of his herd. Paterson now has to tap-dance his way out of Giuliani's embrace. This is a death sentence in New York City's liberal Democratic organization, where Giuliani is considered the spawn of Satan -- almost as much as the arch-devil Reagan.
It's fun watching the pros at work.
He is ALWAYS terrific.....
I just hope if the mosque gets built, that a few homos are stoned to death, and they start honor killing... Yeah baby, Islam, its a religion of peaces,, of deab people.
Sure. They are trying to give cover to Obama the magnificient. I think Rev. Wright should come out of the basement and defend his flock member.
I’d love to see that.
Yep. He’s common sense and to the point.
He calls it as it is.
There is no reason for it to be divisive!
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. Larger than that though, it is a political system, 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 Sharia rules are to consume whatever government there is wherever it goes.
It is political, and its goal is 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. He is doing nothing to protect America as per his oath. Also, as a Muslim, he knows this, he know far better, he knows sharia, but is looking to deceive America.
For all interested...Wanna learn more?
Lets keep America, America!
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, he knows sharia, but is looking to deceive America.
You are welcome.
And you are correct! :-)
I have a gut feeling that “divisiveness” is exactly what the enemy wants to do to America.
It is using every means to do just that.
Divide and conquer.
Unfortunately, he heavily serves the NAMBLA crowd.
Mitt usually has something to say a month or more after an event. It’s early now. He’s waiting for research reports, poll testing.. before he makes a vague, platitudinous speak
DUH, I meant Hannity
Oh, I was going to catch the replay of O’Reilly to see if he was on that show as well.
Romney seems as tone-deaf on these ad-hoc news stories as Palin seems to pick the right ones to weigh in on.
Finally somebody's properly framed the debate: the muzzies are insensitive, not us. If we're a little bit touchy over the place where 2500 of our people were massacred, who can blame us?
RINO Giuliani, "alighting upon the obvious, with a sense of surprise."
Leave it to the Democrats to side with a religion founded by a child-molesting, mass murdering misogynist.
His more incisive remarks were about Sharia law: How can they scream “freedom of religion” and then ignore our fundamental freedom from interference by government in religious matters by proposing religious law? A total contradiction.
I have my problems with Rudy, but is there any doubt he would have been a better president than McCain.
What’s Rudy’s view on Bloomberg “ending” term limits? Rudy was a better mayor, IMHO, despite his RINO tendencies and despite his “drag queen” moment. Rudy would be mayor right now, if he ended up getting rid of term limits, instead of Bloomberg doing so. What a shame!
How can they scream freedom of religion and then ignore our fundamental freedom from interference by government in religious matters by proposing religious law? A total contradiction.
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The truly sad thing is that, only a few years ago, this would have been obvious to all.
Wouldn’t want him as President, but he was a hell of a mayor, and on stuff like this, he’s great. And he’s using the liberals’ favorite words—things like “divisive”—against them. It’s great to watch.
This has sent me a clear message about Islam. This mosque is not about worshiping and honoring God. Its about creating division. It demonstrates to me that Islam is about division.
Yay for Giuliani. Finally someone has figured out how to frame the debate and use the liberals’ own terms and ideals against them.
It’s more than divisive, it’s out of the question.
Not "incisive" at all:
"They" don't believe in "freedom of religion" and never proclaim that statement. In fact, they oppose all religion except Islam. Ever hear, "there is no God, but Allah"?
Actually, here is what Romney has said about the mosque through his spokesman: Governor Romney opposes the construction of the mosque at Ground Zero. The wishes of the families of the deceased and the potential for extremists to use the mosque for global recruiting and propaganda compel rejection of this site.
Pretty strong position.
On threads of this nature, I make it a point of never using an uppercase “I” or “M” when typing Islam or Muslim. To do so would be to render respect to a cult that doesn’t deserve it. Others may continue to do otherwise but that is my practice. That cult will NEVER get any of my respect.
Before anyone calls me on it, I posted my #48 on my iPhone. It must have defaulted to uppercase for those two words I specified. I did not use uppercase for them myself. I never have and never will.
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No kidding, Julie?