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New Coalition Forms to Support Park51 (GZ Mosque) [New York Neighbors for American Values]
WNYC Radio ^ | August 25, 2010 | Arun Venugopal

Posted on 08/25/2010 6:14:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Groups backing Park51, the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near the World Trade Center site, have formed a coalition they're calling New York Neighbors for American Values.

The religious leaders, good government groups, civil libertarians and 9/11 family members in the coalition say they're concerned about religious intolerance that they say is plaguing the city and the nation.

The coalition held a news conference near City Hall on Wednesday to launch the group. Imam Abdul Baki of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York says opposition to Park51 just doesn't make sense. "Muslims have been praying in New York City for many, many years," he says. "We live here. We're part and parcel of the fabric of New York City. There's a mosque straight on Warren Street. There's a mosque straight on West Broadway."

Coalition member Donna O'Conner, who lost her pregnant daughter on 9/11, says opposition to the Park51 project is part of a frightening, nationwide trend. "We've already seen, across the country, anti-Muslim violence, rallies, protests against mosques," she says. "So this is not just a protest against the ground at Ground Zero."

Rabbi Arthur Waskow says he believes Muslims have a constitutional right to build a mosque wherever they please, and that anyone who follows the Bible has a biblical obligation to support them. "Why? Well, I could, of course, quote the Torah," Waskow says. "Love your neighbor as yourself. Don't do to your neighbors what you would find hateful if they did it to you."


TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 911; dhimmis; groundzeromosque; islam; mosque; muslims; newyork; wtc
"Love your neighbor as yourself. Don't do to your neighbors what you would find hateful if they did it to you."

Like beheading, dhimmitude, female genital mutilation, terrorism, stoning, burquas, etc, etc. Rabbi?

1 posted on 08/25/2010 6:14:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love the soul in them that is why we must oppose Islam as
incrementalism encroachment on our country in all ways..
please leave Islam and find the only path to God, His name is Jesus, he is not a prophet as Mohammad lied about, he is your souls saviour, Mohammad is a liar and thief, look at the countries Islam inhabits, NOT HERE!!!!


2 posted on 08/25/2010 6:19:52 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I still have a hard time understanding the mentality of these people. Are they incapable of grasping that their fellow Americans might find a mosque at this site inappropriate? It sounds like they are ready to go to the barricades to get this mosque built.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 6:24:19 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...all this despite the fact that a Park51 member killed a Muslim taxi-driver.... =.=


4 posted on 08/25/2010 6:28:53 PM PDT by cranked
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
People praying the Rosary halted the attack of the Moslems on Europe at Lepanto, so continue to pray the Rosary to halt the building of this mosque.

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5 posted on 08/25/2010 7:34:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lemee guess...all these coalition members have a center Left point of view, (probably NCC members) and wrap it up in the illusion they promote “American values.” Yeah right! When they’re stand up for Christians who are threatened with lawsuits for praying to Jesus Christ in public, then maybe I’ll take what they have to say seriously. Until then, don’t give me the “our country was based on religious tolerance” crap.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 7:48:13 PM PDT by stratman1969 (Regime Change Begins November 2, 2010)
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