Skip to comments.Mosque going up in NYC building damaged on 9/11
Posted on 05/06/2010 3:26:46 PM PDT by rdl6989
NEW YORK (AP) - In a 13-story building, damaged by debris from the Sept. 11 airliners that brought down the World Trade Center and soon to become a mosque, some see the bridging of a cultural divide and an opportunity to serve a burgeoning, peaceful religious population. Others see a painful reminder of the religious extremism that killed their loved ones.
Two Muslim organizations have partnered to open the mosque and cultural center in lower Manhattan, saying the $100 million project will create a venue for mainstream Islam and a counterbalance to radicalism. It earned a key endorsement this week from influential community leaders.
But some 9/11 victims' families said they were angered that it would be built so close to where their relatives died.
"I don't like it," said Evelyn Pettigano, who lost a sister in the attacks, during a phone interview on Thursday. "I'm not prejudiced. ... It's too close to the area where our family members were murdered."
But the growing number of congregants at the only other nearby mosque, open only one day a week, created a need for an additional space for Muslim prayer in the neighborhood, said Daisy Khan, the executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and a board member of the Cordoba Initiative, the two organizations sponsoring the project.
The history associated with the building, a former Burlington Coat Factory store that closed after being damaged on 9/11, was a reason to pick it for the project, she said.
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I don’t understand how islam can be growing in this country. Don’t people watch the news anymore? Even the msm does not show anything good about it.
This is beyond the pale! How DARE they? HOW DARE THEY?
People are insane.
Who wants to join me in opening a live butcher shop next door specializing in pigs?
You probably have heard it...uhbama says it is the most "beautiful sound he has ever heard". Oh gag me.
(I wonder if muslim women are considered as dirty as breeding female dogs in America as they are in the middle east and therefore NOT allowed to pray with their husbands in the mosque proper, and must go to the womens' area in the basement. Anyone know if American female muslims are allowed to kneel down and pray alongside their husbands?)
Look at the Mosques in the world built on the ruins of Hindu,
Buddhist, Jewish and Christian houses of worship. Conquest is
part and parcel of Islam.
I was thinking a bbq ribs joint would be nice.
Background link here:
“Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque”
Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
Posted on December 16, 2009 11:28:23 AM PST by Steelfish
Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft
SNIPPET: “A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported:
An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques.
At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards away from where Osama Bin Ladens airborne Islamist bombers killed nearly 3000 people back in 2001.
The Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, told the New York Times which put the story on its front page Wednesday that he has assembled several million dollars to turn it into an Islamic center near the citys most hallowed piece of land that would stand as one of ground zeros more unexpected and striking neighbors.
The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it in cash, records show.”
Another slap in the face.
“The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it in cash, records show.
NYC needs to take some lessons from Italy!
A nightmare of epic proportions.
A mosque is a sign of conquest. Where the muslims have won a battle, they erect a mosque, or convert an existing conquered building into a mosque. Does this mean they’ve won the Battle of New York?
What’s next after the mosque? The Tomb of the Unknown Terrorist?
Any civilization that allows its enemies to celebrate its worst defeat on its own soil in this fashion is doomed.
No doubt Saudi oil money. No difference. Still courtesy of the American taxpayer.
Good luck getting permits from FDNY !
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