Skip to comments.How Fox Betrayed Petraeus
Posted on 08/23/2010 7:12:34 AM PDT by Cardhu
THE ground zero mosque, as you may well know by now, is not at ground zero. Its not a mosque but an Islamic cultural center containing a prayer room. Its not going to determine President Obamas political future or the elections of 2010 or 2012. Still, the battle that has broken out over this project in Lower Manhattan on the hallowed ground of a shuttered Burlington Coat Factory store one block from the New York Dolls Gentlemens Club will prove eventful all the same. And the consequences will be far more profound than any midterm election results or any of the grand debates now raging 24/7 over the parameters of tolerance, religious freedom, and the real estate gospel of location, location, location.
Heres whats been lost in all the screaming. The prime movers in the campaign against the ground zero mosque just happen to be among the last cheerleaders for Americas nine-year war in Afghanistan. The wrecking ball theyre wielding is not merely pounding Park51, as the project is known, but is demolishing Americas already frail support for that war, which is dedicated to nation-building in a nation whose most conspicuous asset besides opium is actual mosques.
So virulent is the Islamophobic hysteria of the neocon and Fox News right abetted by the useful idiocy of the Anti-Defamation League, Harry Reid and other cowed Democrats that it has also rendered Gen. David Petraeuss last-ditch counterinsurgency strategy for fighting the war inoperative. How do you win Muslim hearts and minds in Kandahar when you are calling Muslims every filthy name in the book in New York?
Youd think that American hawks invested in the Afghanistan surge would not act against their own professed interests. But they couldnt stop themselves from placing cynical domestic politics over country.
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Preposterously Rich propaganda.
At the very least, the name, Cordoba House, must be changed.
That is the first step in a good will gesture from the muslims.
It is the muslims who must show good faith for the actions of their fellow confreres, not the other way around.
Not “blocks away”.
Too close for comfort.
Based on that editorial, I suppose the NYT is now OK with a gun store being opened across from Columbine High School.
HEY BIAS CORRUPT NY TIMES, it is a MOSQUE as well as a community center which I might add there is no community to serve there and there is a mosque near there anyway.
Also why not ask can anyone go to this community center like the YMCA and if women non muslims can go and swim with men, can they work out there in what they want to wear etc.
Also this strip club , well no strippers killed thousands, so what if it was a coat store, so frigging what, why try and say that to just make this a non issue.
This will hurt your messiah , even down here I know a couple who have no said that because of this they will not vote for him.
He and his wife are also saying one thing to us and another to the muslims overseas in their language.
NY times the joke of the press
Oh so now the NYT is following the AP’s lead that it’s really not a “Ground Zero” mosque?
The puppeteers must have worked overtime this weekend
Ahh, the classic "keep telling a lie until it is accepted as the truth" trick.
jourNOlists have met and drawn their new lies to cover for islam and their messiah
There is a mosque 5 blocks away. There is UTTERLY no rational reason for a Mosque here. It is a form of "hate speech". It is sole purpose to inflame and divide.
If, as the sponsors of this monster claim, it is "to promote diversity and tolerance" then they would MOVE the thing because of the harshly negative reaction it provokes in the vast majority of people.
That they refuse to do that show it is NOT about "Diversity" but about the symbolic value of the location.
Or a Catholic Church and a Jewish Synagogue at that rock they call mecca. I'm sure that wouldn't get the muzzie panties in a twist, would it?
Misogynism in the name of religion doesn't fly here - nor do we want anything to do with these backward pukes and their form of "law"!
Here's Frank Rich's logic:
Islam is a religion of peace.
Our military is fighting against radical Islam.
Using our right to free speech protesting the mosque makes the members of this religion of peace angry.
The members of this religion of peace will respond to our exercising our right to self-determination by fighting our military...which is fighting against radical Islam.
Don't think you thought this one through, Frank.
Ok, but they want to play that caterwauling 5 times a day, oh but it is not a mosque. They are praying there now 5 times a day, oh but it is not a mosque.
The building was damaged by one of the planes in the 911 attack, but it is not at ground zero.
Leftism is a mental disorder. As usual, the Left suppants fact and reality with make believe wishful thinking. Thank God not all people are inflicted with Chamberlain's disease.
The mere fact that a large piece of one of the hijacked aircraft ended up crashing through the roof of the building makes it Ground Zero, period.
A huge difference between the beliefs of Christians and Muslims is that to Christians it’s a sin to tell a lie. Telling the truth is one of the fruits of the Spirit. OTHO, Muslims use lies as a pillar of their faith. They are taught from an early age that it’s perfectly acceptable to lie through your teeth if it advances your cause.
Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do. As my Mom was fond of saying “Actions speak louder than words!” Amen.
I don’t recall the specifics, but I do remember an example of their willingness to lie to further their goal. In this instance they called for negotiations with an enemy, agreed to a cease fire, and when the enemy showed up, under a white flag, they were slaughtered. I don’t need to know much more than that about the bastards to know that nothing they say can be trusted or believed.
I agree with you, “Too close for comfort.” The fact is regardless of what they call it, it would be a trophy mosque for them, and haters of America would flock to it just to know they were poking a finger in the eye of America and especially the 3,000 plus families who still grieve for loved ones murdered that day.
It’s not like we have to trust what Muslims say about their intent. There are numerous European countries that fell for their BS, and no amount of MFM spin can prevent us from seeing and understanding the consequences. And they are feeding us the same line of BS. We have no one to blame but ourselves if we call prey to it.
The battle lines are drawn, and even if the Left doesn’t comprehend the danger we’re in, it’s real,very real!