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King: Imam behind Ground Zero-area mosque 'blackmailing' U.S. on project
The Hill ^ | 9/11/2010 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 09/12/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT by Qbert

The ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the imam behind the mosque project near Ground Zero of arm-twisting and "blackmailing" to push Park51 through.

"To me, it's almost as if he's blackmailing and threatening the United States that somehow if the mosque is not approved or people speak out against his mosque, you have to worry about being attacked by Islamic terrorists," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Fox Business Network on Friday.

King said that the Islamic center was being "put their to make a statement, not to build bridges, but to make a statement."

"We don't have to prove ourselves to anyone and certainly don't have to measure up to some standard set by an imam who said that the U.S. was a co-conspirator of 9/11," King said.

The imam sits down for his first Sunday interview on ABC's "This Week" this weekend.

“This is a house with multi-faith stakeholders, multi-faith partners, intended to work together towards building peace,” he said, according to excerpts released by ABC.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
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From the CNN Larry King show interview:

RAUF: "I am extremely concerned about sensitivity. But I also have a responsibility. If we move from that location, the story will be that the radicals (Rauf's term for GZM opponents-ed.) have taken over the discourse. The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack. And I’m less concerned about the radicals in America than I’m concerned about the radicals in the Muslim world...If we do move, it will strengthen the argument of the radicals to recruit, their ability to recruit, and their increasing aggression and violence against our country.”

Palin and many others on the right issued public statements asking Pastor Jones to 'stand down' on his Koran-burning plan. If there really is a possibility of Islamic terrorism committed in response to the mosque being moved, how come nobody is calling on the so-called 'moderate' Imam Rauf (and other GZM proponents) to take a public stand against the possibility of such violence?

1 posted on 09/12/2010 10:10:47 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Imam is no peacemaker. His lack of sensitivity is intentional provocation.

Rally from yesterday.

2 posted on 09/12/2010 10:18:38 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Qbert
I've been calling it blackmail from the get-go. And then The Donald had to step in and offer a “ransom”.

He may have just set a precedent for future blackmail schemes. Want a quick 25% profit on your property? Just announce the building of a Mosque on it. Slick.

3 posted on 09/12/2010 10:21:30 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: Qbert
" In Islam, every structure linked to the faith and its rituals has a precise function and character.
A mosque is a one-story gallery built around an atrium with a mihrab (a niche pointing to Mecca)
and one, or in the case of Shiites two, minarets.
This 13-story multifunctional structure couldn't be any of the above.
The groups fighting for the project know this; this is why they sometimes call it an Islamic cultural center.
But there is no such thing as an Islamic culture.
The Prophet imposed his rule on parts of Arabia through a series of ghazvas, or razzias (the origin of the English word "raid").

The ghazva was designed to terrorize the infidels, convince them that their civilization was doomed and force them to submit
to Islamic rule. Those who participated in the ghazva were known as the ghazis, or raiders.
After each ghazva, the Prophet ordered the creation of a rabat -- or a point of contact at the heart of the infidel territory raided.
The rabat consisted of an area for prayer, a section for the raiders to eat and rest and facilities to train and prepare
for future razzias. Later Muslim rulers used the tactic of ghazva to conquer territory in the Persian and Byzantine empires.
After each raid, they built a rabat to prepare for the next razzia.

It is no coincidence that Islamists routinely use the term ghazva to describe the 9/11 attacks against New York and Washington.
The terrorists who carried out the attack are referred to as ghazis or shahids (martyrs).
Thus, building a rabat close to Ground Zero would be in accordance with a tradition started by the Prophet.
To all those who believe and hope that the 9/11 ghazva would lead to the destruction of the American "Great Satan,"
this would be of great symbolic value."

4 posted on 09/12/2010 10:32:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: opentalk

“Imam is no peacemaker. His lack of sensitivity is intentional provocation.”

Exactly.


5 posted on 09/12/2010 10:32:51 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Just patterning himself off of a JJ shake down.


6 posted on 09/12/2010 10:41:45 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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Sounds like the Mafia. If you don’t do this, something bad might happen to you.


7 posted on 09/12/2010 10:43:54 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Qbert
Something must be wrong with me. I'm beginning to like Peter King.

Does he still support the IRA?

8 posted on 09/12/2010 10:44:32 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Shabbat Shabbaton hi' lakhem ve`inniytem 'et-nafshoteykhem; chuqqat `olam.)
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To: Qbert

Nice little country you got here. Would be a real shame if something happened to it... on account of this little Mosque location misunderstanding.

9 posted on 09/12/2010 10:54:58 AM PDT by Dagnabitt ("Obama" - Swahili for "Fail")
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To: Qbert
A person can never tell when Rauf is talking or if it is cut and run Paul. The only difference is Raul only says America contributed to 9/11. Cut and Run says it was ALL OUR FAULT.
10 posted on 09/12/2010 11:01:19 AM PDT by John D
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To: Qbert

Remember the movie The Great Escape?
Remember how the men moved dirt from the tunnels they were digging by releasing it in the yard through bags hidden in their pant legs?

I’ve often imagined the same scenario, only with citizens of New York releasing pig’s blood on the real estate in question.

But, then....it would be too secretive.


11 posted on 09/12/2010 11:05:15 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Qbert

Of course it’s blackmail, and the US left is a willing victim.


12 posted on 09/12/2010 11:08:17 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Mortrey

“Remember the movie The Great Escape?
Remember how the men moved dirt from the tunnels they were digging by releasing it in the yard through bags hidden in their pant legs?

I’ve often imagined the same scenario, only with citizens of New York releasing pig’s blood on the real estate in question.

But, then....it would be too secretive.”

Yep. (Love the movie, btw)


13 posted on 09/12/2010 11:26:24 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Why can’t pigs blood be sprayed from a helicopter over the top of the building and let some of it dribble down the sides. The chopper could be painted RED with no numbers, no writing just read.


14 posted on 09/12/2010 11:33:49 AM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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To: opentalk

They learn fast from old jesse jackson and al sharpton...extortion works well for them....


15 posted on 09/12/2010 11:36:38 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
They learn fast from old jesse jackson and al sharpton...extortion works well for them....

They hark back to the Muslim Barbary Pirates extorting money from the new United States.

16 posted on 09/12/2010 11:42:36 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Qbert

ping

An Imam “peacemaker” is an oxymore !

BTW i would remind christians, overall “liberal christians”, that Jesus never promised peace at any price and his very life shows that he never fled strong oppositions and confrontations....till he died.

That fake “peace” stuff and fake “tolerance” rethoric are actually used by liberals to silence oppositions and critics picturing them as hate speech or inrolerance or warmongering


17 posted on 09/12/2010 11:45:15 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Ulysse

“BTW i would remind christians, overall “liberal christians”, that Jesus never promised peace at any price and his very life shows that he never fled strong oppositions and confrontations....till he died.

That fake “peace” stuff and fake “tolerance” rethoric are actually used by liberals to silence oppositions and critics picturing them as hate speech or inrolerance or warmongering”

Excellent point.

People need to be reminded of this...on a daily basis!


18 posted on 09/12/2010 11:58:04 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

The Imam has been traveling to the Middle East hustling Saudi oil sheiks for big donations. Both he and the real estate broker who owns the building are in this for the money.


19 posted on 09/12/2010 12:31:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Qbert

Typical muslim savagism that liberals feel homey with.

Destroy the towers, make people poor and without a house, build a mosque as their new butt hole fest home.

Voila’ America’s future under surrender and liberalism toward evil cults.


20 posted on 09/12/2010 1:15:45 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

You got “In the Money” part of it right on.
On Morning Joe, Mika took a phone call from Donald Trump.

Trump explained that he offered the owner of the mosque building his cost plus 25% - which amounted to about 6.5 million.
The owner refused the offer. Trump is convinced the owner is playing this issue to get the highest offer he can. He’s in it for the bucks.

O’Donnell on the show tried to goad Trump into paying the owner $25 million, but Trump said he would never pay that weasel that kind of money.

Mika insisted that the mosque must be built there regardless of how much money is offered. It’s all about tolerance for her. She is clueless as ever. Trump told her that he likes the Mika on the phone much better than the Mika that comes across on the TV.

After the Beck gathering, Mika wondered aloud, “Who are these people ?” I almost have a trickle of empathy for her that she has never met one.

On occasion I dvr Morning Joe. I usually zip by 95% of it.


21 posted on 09/12/2010 1:58:15 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ( I miss Calvin Coolidge.)
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To: A'elian' nation
In New Jersey the imam has been ripping off taxpayers, business partners and tenants for decades. He is a plain and simple crook.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/082910_Imam_has_history_of_tenant_troubles.html

22 posted on 09/12/2010 9:14:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Ulysse
That fake “peace” stuff and fake “tolerance” rhetoric are actually used by liberals to silence oppositions and critics picturing them as hate speech or intolerance or warmongering”

And don't forget that a Hypocrite is the new HERETIC.

23 posted on 09/13/2010 11:48:55 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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