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Mosque going up in NYC building damaged on 9/11
breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | CRISTIAN SALAZAR

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2disgusting4words; 911; asma; cordoba; cordobahouse; cordobainitiative; creepingsharia; creepingshariah; culturaljihad; groundzero; islam; jihad; muslimamericans; muslims; newyork; ny; nyc; september112001; stealthjihad; suicidal
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1 posted on 05/06/2010 3:26:46 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Cindy; Jet Jaguar; SunkenCiv

Ping.


2 posted on 05/06/2010 3:27:19 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

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.


3 posted on 05/06/2010 3:28:21 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: rdl6989

This is beyond the pale! How DARE they? HOW DARE THEY?


4 posted on 05/06/2010 3:29:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: DonaldC

Immigration.


5 posted on 05/06/2010 3:30:41 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

If they can make it there, they'll make it anywhere . . .



6 posted on 05/06/2010 3:31:11 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: rdl6989
Insult to injury.

People are insane.

7 posted on 05/06/2010 3:32:13 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: rdl6989

Who wants to join me in opening a live butcher shop next door specializing in pigs?


8 posted on 05/06/2010 3:33:20 PM PDT by ironwill (III - Molon Labe)
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To: DonaldC
I feel sorry for all of the NYC people that area who will have to hear that super ugly male voice that whines and sounds like someone whose tongue is flapping wildly against the roof of his mouth as he hums different sour notes daily at the muslim call to prayer is played over the loud speaker at the mosque.

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?)

9 posted on 05/06/2010 3:34:05 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: rdl6989

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.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 3:34:48 PM PDT by JimSEA ("A deeply, deeply troubled individual" per WJC)
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To: ironwill

I was thinking a bbq ribs joint would be nice.


11 posted on 05/06/2010 3:35:21 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989; All

Background link here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2408932/posts

“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 Laden’s 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 city’s most hallowed piece of land that would stand as one of ground zero’s more unexpected and striking neighbors.’’

The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it — in cash, records show.”


12 posted on 05/06/2010 3:35:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa; backhoe

ping


13 posted on 05/06/2010 3:36:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: rdl6989

Another slap in the face.


14 posted on 05/06/2010 3:37:49 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: Cindy

“The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it — in cash, records show.”

Stimulus money?


15 posted on 05/06/2010 3:38:41 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: rdl6989

NYC needs to take some lessons from Italy!


16 posted on 05/06/2010 3:39:31 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rdl6989

A nightmare of epic proportions.


17 posted on 05/06/2010 3:40:23 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: rdl6989

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.


18 posted on 05/06/2010 3:41:10 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Spok

No doubt Saudi oil money. No difference. Still courtesy of the American taxpayer.


19 posted on 05/06/2010 3:44:35 PM PDT by Emile ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- A. Huxley)
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To: rdl6989

Good luck getting permits from FDNY !


20 posted on 05/06/2010 3:46:18 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: rdl6989
...saying the $100 million project will create a venue for mainstream Islam and a counterbalance to radicalism.

Even if this is true (a dubious proposition), it is extremely poor taste and lack of consideration for the feelings of others to place a mosque at that location. It would actually be quite fitting, and show equal consideration, to open up a butcher shop next door (as if Bloomberg and the other Muslim apologists would allow that).

Compassionate people would not do this. That they do so is a testament to their lack of compassion (at best).

21 posted on 05/06/2010 3:50:30 PM PDT by Emile ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- A. Huxley)
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To: rdl6989
Rubbing the American peoples nose in it....last time I felt like this Pelosi had that shiite eatin’ grin and was carrying that over-sized gavel.
22 posted on 05/06/2010 3:50:41 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: rdl6989; Diana in Wisconsin; Jeff Chandler
"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."

To show you how brazen this enemy is and how craven our leaders are, here's the meaning of Cordoba to Muslim today:

Brief Europe: Muslims stopped from praying in mosque

Two Muslim tourists were arrested when they tried to pray inside Córdoba’s famous former mosque in Spain, breaking a ban imposed by the Roman Catholic Church. Half a dozen Austrian Muslims knelt to pray at the same time in the vast marble building, which was converted to a cathedral in the 13th century after Muslims were driven from Spain. The two men who were detained were part of a group of 118 Austrian Muslims on an organised tour for young European Muslims. All bought tourist tickets for a tour of the cathedral on Wednesday. The six who started to pray faced charges of disturbing public order when they appeared before a judge in Córdoba. The Great Mosque of Córdoba was converted into a Christian church in 1236 after King Ferdinand III of Castile recaptured the city from the Muslims. The building later became the modern-day Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

muslimnews.co.uk

Muslim colonists make claims to Christian lands in the name of Allah and tell the Dhimmis it's as a "counterbalance to radicalism."

For Americans to allow them to put this by "Ground Zero", would be like allowing the Japanese to build a Shinto shrine at Pearl Harbor during WWII.

23 posted on 05/06/2010 3:51:09 PM PDT by drpix
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To: rdl6989

Peaceful...

Yeah, that’s rich. Dare I say Orwellian?


24 posted on 05/06/2010 3:52:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: DonaldC

People love a winner.


25 posted on 05/06/2010 3:56:38 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: "...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...")
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To: Cindy

Yes, I remember the original story.
I tried to get some interest going in it,myself having
been involved in anti-Developer/Historic Preservation
issues, and could get none. I am still game , if you have any ideas for strategizing. I live near NYC, 20 miles from the GW Bridge.


26 posted on 05/06/2010 4:06:45 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: rdl6989
I get to NYC quite regularly and I usually get down to a major electronics store located minutes from Ground Zero.When this “mosque” opens I'll make it a point to stop by and spray paint images of that pervert,Mo Hammered,at the entrance.
27 posted on 05/06/2010 4:08:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: rdl6989

If New Yorkers accept this, I certainly won’t feel bad for them if/when they get nuked.


28 posted on 05/06/2010 4:08:56 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: rdl6989

Why do I think Our Leader (sic) will be the featured speaker at the grand opening?


29 posted on 05/06/2010 4:10:27 PM PDT by Realman30 (If 10% is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be enough for Uncle Sam.)
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To: Realman30

Dear Reader the Muslim-in-Thief will no doubt give the keynote address.


30 posted on 05/06/2010 4:12:42 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

They shouldn’t. Read my tagline.


31 posted on 05/06/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT by 353FMG (Islam -- America's road to destruction.)
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To: Republic
(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?)

Hey! Orthodox Jews separate men and women at worship (for the sake of modesty).

32 posted on 05/06/2010 4:20:24 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . Uqera'tem deror ba'aretz, lekhol yosheveyha . . .)
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To: rdl6989

They are everywhere.

A group made up of forty muslim families want to build a 12,000 sf mosque on Wilson Pike in Brentwood, TN. The guy who is fronting the project has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. I wonder where the money to build is coming from? Saudia Arabia, perhaps?


33 posted on 05/06/2010 4:21:31 PM PDT by Amazon7 (FR is my homepage.)
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To: rdl6989

Please, please, please, New York. Don’t let this happen.

I occasionally used to shop at that Burlington Coat Factory and when I saw that it had been destroyed by the Muslim attacks on 9/11, it seemed to me to be symbolic of the fact that they just wanted to destroy us, even the places where perfectly harmless, not even wealthy or well-employed, people like me shopped.

The place is very undistinguished, but to think that Islam is setting up its disgusting, foul, stinking shrine in that spot is horrendous.


34 posted on 05/06/2010 4:31:20 PM PDT by livius
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To: rdl6989; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks rdl6989.


35 posted on 05/06/2010 4:32:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Amazon7

I live in NE Florida. There are many unused rural black churches around here (the black population no longer goes to church or has died or moved away or is in jail) and the Muslims are buying them up and calling them mosques.


36 posted on 05/06/2010 4:33:43 PM PDT by livius
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To: rdl6989

I don’t blame that lady. She shouldn’t have to declare that she is not prejudiced either. It should NOT go there. It should NOT go there. What the hell is the matter with NYC anyway???


37 posted on 05/06/2010 4:34:48 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: Republic

If they can have a call to prayer...then let the bells of all the churches ring like they used to.


38 posted on 05/06/2010 4:35:32 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: drpix

I’m sure this is no big deal to the average New Yorker. You know- the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and all that.


39 posted on 05/06/2010 4:36:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: DonaldC

Higher birthrate than Christians - they will increase of their own accord, not through conversions


40 posted on 05/06/2010 4:36:29 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

“People are idiots.”
-T.C.


41 posted on 05/06/2010 4:37:22 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: rdl6989

And I’m sure the muzzies will claim it to be a holy site where so many infidels met their true fate.


42 posted on 05/06/2010 4:47:22 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
The blame for this can be laid right at the feet of leftist scum like Bloomberg and Schumer, et al. If New Yorkers don't call a halt to this, then they are entitled to no more complaints about 9/11. And if we had a real President in the White House, this would never have surfaced as an issue.

Talk about your gratuitous slap in the face...

43 posted on 05/06/2010 5:00:27 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: JimSEA
"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."

Bingo. I remember years ago watching news stories of the Taliban blowing up (I believe Buddhist) statues that had been built some 1,500 years ago. These people - and by these people, I mean Muslims - have no respect for ANYONE'S beliefs, other than their own.

44 posted on 05/06/2010 5:26:19 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

That whole religion is suicidal. Like a stupid child or Darwin candidate, they keep poking the bear with sharp sticks.


45 posted on 05/06/2010 5:29:40 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Great description.


46 posted on 05/06/2010 5:30:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: rdl6989

“”I was thinking a bbq ribs joint would be nice.””

Can you imagine the hullabaloo if that were even considered? Expect anyone who tries to get a permit for anything offensive to muslims to be given a very difficult time. But that’s not to say we can’t hope it will happen!!!!


47 posted on 05/06/2010 5:38:42 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: cubreporter

“”She shouldn’t have to declare that she is not prejudiced either””

I’m really tired of people following up their statements with “but I don’t have anything against them.” If that’s true, then they aren’t paying attention and are clueless. How could you NOT have anything against them after 9/11 and all the other terrorist acts around the world done in the name of their beloved (ahem) religion?


48 posted on 05/06/2010 5:43:29 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: rdl6989

Most New Yorkers could give a damn. Stuff like patriotism is passe’ and Islamophobia is for rednecks who watch Fox News.


49 posted on 05/06/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: rdl6989

it just never stops!


50 posted on 05/06/2010 5:45:22 PM PDT by RDTF
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