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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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.
“Giuliani Says Mosque ‘Divisive’”
No kidding, Julie?
I think what I like best about Rudy is that after the 2008 Presidential nomination, Rudy found out that his views on economic and defense issues are shared by most Republicans and his views on social issues are not, but instead of going Charlie Crist on us and sucking up to Democrats as a independent, he keeps his mouth shut on social issues and is always there to support conservatives on the issues we have in common with him. And his Republican National Committee keynote speech introducing Sarah Palin was dynamite, too.
Rudy’s too out of the mainstream for us to accept him as a national conservative candidate, but he’s a good asset on issues like this - not exactly one of us, but a reliable and valuable ally.
Which is most likely why the Muslim extremists waited until he was out of office to put this project in the light.
Giuliani is no coward, whatever else he may be.
Notice he uses a spokesman so there is no audio of him opposing it.
"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.Returning the check of that jihadist sphincter from Shariahland should have put G's face on Mount Rushmore. :') Thanks GOP_Lady.
I have my problems with Rudy, but is there any doubt he would have been a better president than McCain.A President McCain would have been no different or better than our current Imam-In-Chief. At least in the long run. And on some issues (amnesty), maybe even the short run.
A President Giuliani would have been substantially different and hugely better than our current Imam-In-Chief. On some issues (especially fiscal ones) he would have been as good as we could expect from any of the candidates running for the Republican nomination in 2008... maybe even the best.
But he never had a chance. Not with the poor electoral strategy he choose early in the campaign. His failure is his own fault... and our loss.
Having read the Constitution front to back many times I have yet to find the clause that says I have a Constitutional right not to be offended. If the Muslims have the Constitutional right to build on their site - as Giuliani says - then any talk about 'sensitivity' or 'consideration' is nothing but crap, and any appeal to it is a waste of time.
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