Skip to comments.Ground Zero mosque Imam blames Sarah Palin for 'growing Islamophobia'
Posted on 09/12/2010 6:03:11 PM PDT by opentalk
The Muslim cleric behind plans to build a mosque close to the Ground Zero site has blamed politicians such as Sarah Palin for fuelling a "growing Islamophobia" that led to the burning of Korans on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The Reverend Terry Jones abandoned his "international burn a Koran day" in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday but there were isolated instances in Tennessee and New York of the Muslim holy book being set alight.
"What has happened is that..certain politicians decided that this project would be very useful for their political ambitions," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said, adding that this had prompted a "growing Islamophobia" in the US.
Imam Rauf's proposal for an Islamic Centre, containing a mosque, two blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, has become embroiled in controversy.
Mrs Palin was the first major national figure to get involved in what had been a localised dispute when she sent a Twitter message in July stating: "Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing."
Imam Rauf said Mrs Palin's intervention had been "disingenuous" and played a part of the issue being "hijacked by the radicals" over the summer.
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How ‘bout blaming the MUSLIMS and 9.11. Oh no correlation?
Palin is but just another one to blame, eh Rauf? How many more people you going to throw into the Islamaphobia-mix, you frakin idiot? =.=
We just don’t believe in Iman Uhbumma or ralf..poth are putrid and have Islam correoding their souls..
How much do you want to bet that Feisal Abdul Rauf is a registered democrat?
Sarah is much more tolerant than I am. America is learning more about islam and how dangerous it is. Sarah had nothing to do with my opinion.
According to another post here tonight, going back to Saudi Arabia while being gay and “befriending” a Jewish woman can also cause “Islamophobia”.
People are so afraid of a private citizen.
But shouldn’t they hire a lot more actors to stage fake anti-moslem violence?
Otherwise, how will they convince the public of complete falsehood?
Predictable. He fits right in there with the other Sarah haters.
Only the people who hate America as much as Muslims are NOT to blame, huh?
Appealing to Democrats I see.
Dunno, you tell me....... =.=
So he blames Palin for his own mistake! He should thank her for pointing out he needs to be more tolerant of other people's views (the vast majority of Americans).
Rauf has long been exposed.....the idiot is running out of lies and deceitful lies to spew.....reminds me of people who tell one lie and then have to tell a multitude of lies to cover the first original lie....sooner or later, the liar gets his lies all mixed up and twisted. =.=
I believe that Imam Feisal Skyhook Ra-OOF has finally jumped the shark.
Attacking Sarah Palin and thinking that will score him points!!?
I hate that word "Islamophobic" . A phobia is an irrational fear. Islam is a REAL fear. Now the word "Islamophallic" makes much more sense. It means the willing idiots who think they shall be beheaded last.
Oops, not exactly how it was meant to look .... So he blames Palin for his own mistake! He should thank her for pointing out he needs to be more tolerant of other people's views (the vast majority of Americans).
That’s a muslim for you. Nothing is ever their fault. To paraphrase Love Story, “Islam means never having to say you’re sorry.”
Imam Rauf, oh boo frickin hoo. You’re afraid of Sarah Palin now? The good Imam is trying to win favor with his leftist supporters - he must be getting desperate.
Palin has had nothing to do with this whole mess in NY...but if I were Sarah I’d take the Imams comments as a badge of honor...
Reasons for Islamophobia:
1) Islamics who strap bombs to their bodies and use these devices on buses, in shopping malls, in marketplaces, in and out of the Muslim world.
2) The stoning of women for such crimes as being raped, and treating women as property.
3) The imprisoning or hanging of homosexuals, or those suspected of being homosexuals.
4) The crime of being Christian, of owning a bible, which can result in a death sentence in some Muslim countries.
5) Oh, yeah, the piloting of four airplanes full of innocent civilians into the twin towers, the pentagon and into the landscape of Virginia. The bombing of the planes around the world, the taking of passenger ships. And the shooting of fellow soldiers.
I can not imagine a single person on the whole of the planet who would develop Islamophobia from any statement from an American politician. You yourselves are to blame for it, and I’m personally tired of hearing the whining.
Just imagine, Mr. Little Iman, if one of your terrorist recruiting stations/temples decided to burn bibles. Think they could do it, or would it be cancelled because of some radical threat from those who are supposedly not representative of the religion? It could happen each and every day, and no one would come by and explode, killing dozens, on the sidewalk.
Yet just the simple threat of doing it to a Quran is a worldwide news story, with violent protests in Islamic nations and threats of suicide bombers to stop it.
Oooh, yeah, it’s /all/ Sarah Palin who is behind this. Not your death cult of a so called religion which glorifies pedophilia, slavery, and violence towards all other religions.
The Son of a Bitch can blame me if he wants. After the destruction of 9-11 and the praise received fron the Moslem Countries, it is my duty to stand up. F-em and his oil soaked camel.
Hmmmm. Today I had lunch with someone that was in the Trade Center when it was destroyed. Don’t think it’s Palin you muzscum.
Maybe Obama will have a “Halal Food Summit” with Palin and the Imam, because he and the Imam have acted stupidly. Hair Plugs Biden’s attendence is optional.
One would be a fool not to fear a totalitarian, exclusivist, absolutist, and violent cult that says “convert, become a 2nd class citizen, or die”.
Islamophobia is a good thing.
Islam must be reformed by Muslims. Failing that, it must be purged from the west, or freedom and liberty will cease to exist.
He's just pissed 'cause around here we're smart enough NOT to cover this up with a blanket...
Stupid ass Imam, I’m shocked he didn’t blame Sarah Palin for our messed up economy.
Totalitarian/collectivist birds of a feather...
...chirp taqiyya talking points together.
Truer words were never spoken.
Sure couldn't have anything to do with that little 1400-year spree of killing, burning, looting, destroying civilizations, cutting off heads; or in more recent years, spontaneously exploding Achmeds in the village square.
Oh, my, that is such a hate-filled Tweet from Palin. /s It is so obvious that this sleazy imam gets the Rat talking points.
Uh, oh. This isn’t going to sit very well with Todd! :-O
And I’d love to see this ‘disingenuous’ ‘holy man’ who wants to
‘heal the divide’ between muslims and non-muslims issue a fatwa on the Palins—may God keep them safe from harm!
(And the fact that they are proficient with guns won’t hurt either...)
These benighted characters have their heads stuck so far up their *sses, they can wear their turbans for scarves.
“Growing Islamophibia” is due exclusively - as in ONLY - to the insane violence and homicidal mania of these loud-mouthed jackals.
The problems with the koran burning and the WTC Mosque
In all this argument of recent days, the most important fact of the matter has been obvious from the start, but is rarely spoken of by the media or the public.
Regarding the Florida koran burning, has anyone stepped back and listened to what people are saying in detail? The first thing a person will hear is how that Pastor has the Constitutional right to do what he is doing.
The next series of statements, however, are always the majority of statements made in these conversations, namely: It is the wrong thing to do, it is inciteful, it is a cult in Florida, muslims will hate us, it will endanger the troops, and, most importantly for this conversation: we are not at war against a religion, but extremists of that religion.
This is important because of the islamic world’s reaction to this Florida Pastor; namely, that the islamic world immediately protested the planned koran burning by condemning the entire country of the United States and marched and chanted promoting our deaths to cries of “DEATH TO AMERICA!”
The response by virtually all American politicians has been an apologetic tone, one where they immediately call for the koran burning to stop, observations that it IS inciteful and that the threats to Americans at home and American Troops abroad are not acceptable and that the safety of the American public are paramount in this case.
Their tone has been to cower in fear at these threats. Not one politician has stepped forward and exclaimed, “Islam is not being attacked by an entire country or an entire religion, Islam is only being attacked by a radical. Islam needs to remember we are not all against Islam and threats to our safety are wrong and inciteful and hate filled.”
Not one. They cower to the islamic world, refuse to hold them to the same standard of behavior as they insist from their own people, refuse to insist that the Pastor in Florida is an anomaly and that the United States is no threat to islam.
What they did was bow in submission to the sensitivities of the islamic world and deny the Florida Pastor his civil rights to speak out like an American.
The islamic world will not notice. They will riot anyways. It is identical to the cartoonists in Denmark. All it took was one cartoonist to make a cartoon of Muhammad and the entire islamic world was in the streets and threatening to kill anyone who makes a cartoon of Muhammad.
Theo Van Gogh made a movie about this islamic submission in Holland, and they killed him for making the movie.
The Florida Koran burning case is quite similar to the Ground Zero mosque case with some significant differences. In Florida, the Pastor must stop his koran burning or there will be violence across the globe, and in fact, even if he does stop, there will be violence across the globe due to him stating he wanted to burn korans. In New York City, the Imam who wants to build a mosque 2 blocks away from Ground Zero, he said on CNN that if we move the mosque or deny it’s construction, there will be violence across the globe.
In both cases, if we do not submit to islamic sensitivities, there will be violence across the globe, in fact, even if we do submit to islamic sensitivities, there will most likely be violence anyways due to the fact that we spoke of those things.
Free speech is threatened in Florida, and a new twist is happening in New York City, something that Israel has seen does not work, and that is LAND FOR PEACE.
The Ground Zero mosque is about LAND FOR PEACE. If we give islam the land to make a mosque, there will be peace. If we do not give islam the land, there will be violence.
Think this through people. In both of these cases, neither has anything to do with the original concerns people expressed. It is solely about whether we submit to islamic sensitivities or have violence.
It is about Islamic blackmail of the United States.
James Bancroft USMC 1977-1981
This statement is utter nonsense! I wonder if this Muslim cleric has evidence to support his assertion? I wonder if he knows what "Islamophobia" means? He is reading from the Democrat playbook -- name calling and blaming someone else!
Good point. He loses credibility the more he talks. He is also connected with the state department and CFR.
I wonder exactly when these mosque plans were revealed and publicized. It’s an election year. A good time to argue that the issue is not really a valid issue but is simply getting politicized by everyone. Just saying.
How about blaming the murdering bast**** that started this mass murder around the world....which goes way back when Muhammed decided to kill all the christians and jews...and conquer the world. Now where have we heard that before.
That's a good one!
I've never seen a group more interested in any excuse to be outraged, to seethe, to scream and demonstrate in the streets...sheesh...
Too bad they can't do something positive with all that energy but I think they're by and large just too stupid.
I am sure this was payback to O for his support for the mosque.
Wow - a private citizen frightens the dems sooooo much.
Hello.The President of The United States of America came out in favor of the ground Zero mosque and up set everyone.President Brarack Obama said he was in favor of the mosque .That up set a lot of people.
If this article is accurate; then Imam Rauf you are today’s STUCK ON STUPID award winner.
Somebody oughta send him a mirror...C.O.D...