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Plan for mosque near World Trade Center site moves ahead
New York Daily News ^ | May 6, 2010 | Joe Jackson

Posted on 05/08/2010 3:24:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

A proposal to build a mosque steps from Ground Zero received the support of a downtown committee despite some loved ones of 9/11 victims finding it offensive.

The 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center was unanimously endorsed by the 12-member Community Board 1's financial district committee.

The $100 million project, called the Cordoba House, is proposed for the old Burlington Coat Factory building at Park Place and Broadway, just two blocks from the World Trade Center site.

"I think it will be a wonderful asset to the community," said committee Chairman Ro Sheffe.

Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, who helped found the Cordoba Initiative following the 9/11 attacks, said the project is intended to foster better relations between the West and Muslims.

...Daisy Khan, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, said donations from prestigious groups such as the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund would pay for the construction.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; cordoba; cordobahouse; cordobainitiative; creepingsharia; creepingshariah; islamicjihad; mosque; neverforget; september112001; terrorism; worldtradecenter; wtc
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Unthinkable and unacceptable.
1 posted on 05/08/2010 3:24:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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said the project is intended to foster better relations between the West and Muslims.

I don't want better relations. I want you to either die or rot in your own sh!thole nations.
2 posted on 05/08/2010 3:25:44 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: La Enchiladita

Bloomberg and the city council and county commissioner(s) should be horse whipped. Liberals will ruin this country.

I truly believe it will take a Muslim terrorist attack which kills 10,000 or 100,000 or more to finally wake this country up, AND, even still, liberals will be blaming Bush or conservatives or Israel for the actual attack due to “Foreign Policy”. Useful idiots.


3 posted on 05/08/2010 3:27:15 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: La Enchiladita
donations from prestigious groups such as the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund would pay for the construction.

How many churches and synagogues have these foundations built? Any?

4 posted on 05/08/2010 3:27:19 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Who is financing this project? ...follow the money.


5 posted on 05/08/2010 3:27:48 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: La Enchiladita

The blood will be on Bloombooger’s hands.


6 posted on 05/08/2010 3:28:11 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: La Enchiladita

we are not winning this war.


7 posted on 05/08/2010 3:28:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: La Enchiladita

The mosque will be built before the new tower...


8 posted on 05/08/2010 3:28:45 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: La Enchiladita

This is a big slap in the face to Americans!


9 posted on 05/08/2010 3:30:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

The nation will never wake up. The world will NEVER wake up. These are the last days. Our only hope is a quick death.


10 posted on 05/08/2010 3:30:25 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: La Enchiladita

Muslims have a long history of building mosques on conquered lands.


11 posted on 05/08/2010 3:30:56 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Paine)
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To: GeronL
we are not winning this war.

Umm, we lost the cold war. I don't expect to win this one either.
12 posted on 05/08/2010 3:30:59 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: La Enchiladita

Unacceptable !!!
The religion of murder and indignation is not welcome in MY country, and especially near a Hallowed site where so many of our friends and relatives perished at the hands of muslims.


13 posted on 05/08/2010 3:31:23 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go.)
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To: Soothesayer

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I have a feeling that patriots will solve this problem.


14 posted on 05/08/2010 3:31:56 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Some terrorists leader said “we will tear down the White House and build a mosque”. Well something similar happened instead. They tore down the world trade centers and now the cowardly leftists slaves are building the mosque for them.


15 posted on 05/08/2010 3:32:18 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: La Enchiladita

13 story mosque?? What in the world. When I was on a tour group in Egypt, we visited a mosque and it was a building that was on floor with a bunch of rugs on the floor and some “alters”. It looked like a typical cathedral without the pews and the presence of God (lol).


16 posted on 05/08/2010 3:32:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: La Enchiladita

I’m lighting a cigarette with one hand and pumping gas with the other, I’ll have to read this later. /sarc.


17 posted on 05/08/2010 3:32:47 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: LibFreeOrDie
The mosque will be built before instead of the new tower...
18 posted on 05/08/2010 3:32:52 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: La Enchiladita

It is reprehensible that the religion of the men who murdered on 9-11 who used that faith which has a teaching to KILL THE INFIDEL is being allowed to build there. Where is the Cathedral for the Christian faith? Where is the chapel to celebrate the many CHRISTIANS who were MURDERED? What about the Synagogue for the Jews who were MURDERED?

Feel-Good frauds of the left acting on cheap emotion to make THEMSELVES FEEL GOOD. That’s what this disgusting thing is.


19 posted on 05/08/2010 3:33:16 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

and how did they conquer so many lands?

Maybe we should just look at technique...

Lets look at the power of allah through someone else’s eyes. It says a lot about the “religion” of peace.

Its worth of a front to back viewing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IstZSgniH8

and if you are interested in more....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zM_MzkLKPY


20 posted on 05/08/2010 3:35:29 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: La Enchiladita
Shrug. If NYC allows for this it clearly shows that far too many people there learned absolutely nothing not only from 9/11, but from the first WTC bombing, as well as the latest attack on Times Square.

It is almost like these morons are literally begging for another attack. Their minds are so open that not only have their brains fallen out, but someone has used the cavity as a toilet.

21 posted on 05/08/2010 3:36:29 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: La Enchiladita

I guess it was the only spot on the island of Manhattan that they could find to build a mosque.


22 posted on 05/08/2010 3:36:38 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: La Enchiladita

If they build it we will burn it down!!!


23 posted on 05/08/2010 3:37:05 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: himno hero

Of course infidels will not be allowed in the mosque.
But, Obama will probably be invited for it’s opening..just watch.


24 posted on 05/08/2010 3:38:17 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Soothesayer

The nation will never wake up. The world will NEVER wake up. These are the last days. Our only hope is a quick death.


I’m upset, too, but, pick your bible back up and get some hope and inspiration...morbidity is saddening.


25 posted on 05/08/2010 3:38:36 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Disgraceful. A real kick in the teeth of those who died that day.


26 posted on 05/08/2010 3:39:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: Oldexpat

mullah obama


27 posted on 05/08/2010 3:40:01 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: GeronL

this is not war. this is surrender and appeasement


28 posted on 05/08/2010 3:40:42 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: La Enchiladita

“Unthinkable and unacceptable.”

The ultimate in your face move by the moose limbs...I still don’t believe it will get finished, or if it does, that it will stand for very long...no, I am NOT threatening them...I’m just saying, it’s just toooooo much for the poor (for the most part) family members and survivors and many other people of NYC to bear.

This is the true definition of PC run amok.


29 posted on 05/08/2010 3:41:09 PM PDT by jessduntno ("My only apology is that it should have been larger." - David Obey, on his "stimulous package.")
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what’s the address? i’ll need to know where to relieve myself whenever i’m unfortunate enough to be in new york


30 posted on 05/08/2010 3:42:15 PM PDT by sten
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How about getting a half dozen pigs and slaughtering them on the grounds and spreading the blood around. I heard that it worked in a Houston suburb.


31 posted on 05/08/2010 3:47:52 PM PDT by SailormanCGA72
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i’m sure local residents will come up with plenty of creative ideas during construction

of course, that doesn’t mean i won’t accidentally drop a few strips of bacon in the lobby while asking to use the facilities


32 posted on 05/08/2010 3:50:21 PM PDT by sten
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To: La Enchiladita
This is akin to the Japs building a Shinto shrine in 1942, right next to where the battleship ARIZONA went down and entombed it's crew...
33 posted on 05/08/2010 3:51:44 PM PDT by Gritty (Within several years this world will submit to Islamic will - Khaled MashÂ’al, Hamas)
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To: La Enchiladita
100% endorsement - all members having received their 20 pieces of silver
34 posted on 05/08/2010 3:51:57 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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I still don’t believe it will get finished, or if it does, that it will stand for very long..

It doesn't take much to imagine some shoddier than usual labor--bad welds, missing rivets, does it?

35 posted on 05/08/2010 3:52:26 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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What's next?! If Mayor Scumberg and his cabal think it is OK in the name of tolerance and diversity, what's to stop Iran with this project as a token of goodwill to replace our outdated shrines?

ISLAMERICA COMING?


36 posted on 05/08/2010 3:53:04 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (OBAMA: Its hard to make a comeback when you have not been anywhere)
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Muslims have a long history of building mosques on conquered lands.

Why not offer the Chicoms US property from which they can launch their nukes? Its the same as allowing this death cult to build their terrorist training centers.

37 posted on 05/08/2010 3:53:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: La Enchiladita
In addition, I am so eternally grateful I do not live in or anywhere near NYC - or any other big city.

Civilization is crumbling around us - and, as always, cities are the least civilized of places.

38 posted on 05/08/2010 3:55:06 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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We get dumber and dumber every day.


39 posted on 05/08/2010 3:57:06 PM PDT by mulligan
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It doesn’t take much to imagine some shoddier than usual labor—bad welds, missing rivets, does it?”

No. Or some terrible wiring, Chinese Sheetrock or flammable materials in the walls...so many things could go wrong...the security would have to be enormous...although they won’t have to be worried about being defended by HS, which would assure a long life for the building (unless they decide to stack a bunch of women and children inside and become a “sect”) they will have to depend on dedicated and well trained terrorists like panty bomber guy and Times Square guy. Or the dopey looking Deputy Dawg Moose Limb baton wearing doofus at the polls guy. Game over.


40 posted on 05/08/2010 3:59:32 PM PDT by jessduntno ("My only apology is that it should have been larger." - David Obey, on his "stimulous package.")
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Daisy Khan, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, said donations from prestigious groups such as the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund would pay for the construction.

Anti-American foundations and anti-American funds are bankrolling this affront to America.


41 posted on 05/08/2010 4:01:11 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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If the trade unions said,’no way will our members build it,’will the thing still be built?


42 posted on 05/08/2010 4:01:43 PM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I think you figures are low It must be in the 250,000 range to wake them up


43 posted on 05/08/2010 4:03:21 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: randomhero97

“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached”


44 posted on 05/08/2010 4:03:48 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: BuffaloJack

if NYC lets it happen then they deserve Islam.


45 posted on 05/08/2010 4:05:35 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: Oldexpat

Hell it will be named after the SOAK


46 posted on 05/08/2010 4:05:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: La Enchiladita

Why do I get the feeling this issue isn’t over?


47 posted on 05/08/2010 4:13:19 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: La Enchiladita

I look on this as a slap in the face to the families whose loved ones perished in the world trade center.


48 posted on 05/08/2010 4:13:45 PM PDT by mom-7
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What's the difference between a building and a bomb? How many thousands of pounds of explosives will it contain? Who is to say this is not a mosque but an IED?

49 posted on 05/08/2010 4:15:20 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Soothesayer
The nation will never wake up. The world will NEVER wake up. These are the last days. Our only hope is a quick death.

Speak for yourself. You can let them walk all over and take your freedoms if you want but that is exactly what they want.
50 posted on 05/08/2010 4:15:29 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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