Skip to comments.Imam: Palin on mosque was 'disingenuous'; controversy exploited
Posted on 09/12/2010 10:13:36 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The imam behind a mosque project near Ground Zero said in an interview that "certain politicians" were exploiting the controversy.
The imam behind a mosque project near Ground Zero said in an interview aired Sunday that "certain politicians" were exploiting the controversy.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told ABC's "This Week" that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's assertion that that mosque was an unnecessary provocation was "disingenuous."
"The discourse has been hijacked by radicals on both sides," he said, adding that protesters in the U.S. and protests in the Muslim world "feed off each other."
When asked whether he would consider relocating the mosque, the imam said, "The decisions that I will make will be predicated on what is best for everybody."
He said if he had known such controversy would be sparked by the plans he never would have done it. He said his main concern with moving it now is sending the message to the Muslim world that Islam was under attack in America, thus fueling radicalism.
"It is an extremely important consideration," he said. The imam said that he wasn't making any such threats, but that he is "a man of peace."
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Maybe the FBI should pay him a “visit” /s
No, a lying, hustling Muslim instigator with $9K put back is disingenuous.
“He said if he had known such controversy would be sparked by the plans he never would have done it. He said his main concern with moving it now is sending the message to the Muslim world that Islam was under attack in America, thus fueling radicalism.”
“Imam is just a pawn in the game of life.”
That this faker refuses to do so shows this is all about the symbolic nature of the location and nothing else.
Hell, this Muzzie issued a clear threat himself this past week...
He doesn't think that THAT is a provocation?
This imam’s past statements show just what disingenuous means. This man is an enemy to this country and this mosque has all the markings of being nothing but the radical Islam that dominates the religion. You can’t get past the fact that this man has made provocative statements and to tie any sort of opposition to this mosque to being responsible because, once again, the radical dominants are threatening and will be violent proves the point. Always making excuses for the murder and mayhem.
I just love to watch the cockroaches scurry when the truth is revealed.
Interesting choice of words there, Imam.
He complains about Sarah Palin's statements and then goes on to say that it was his bad judgment that started the whole controversy. No Ground Zero mosque plan no words from Sarah. What part doesn't he get?
Palin was one of the first prominent leaders on the right to take a stand against the Quran burning. Her reasoning under the First Amendment- ‘just because you can doesn’t mean you *should*’, was the same consistent reason that she gave for opposing the GZM under the circumstances.
Imam Rauf, OTOH, issued a veiled threat of violence if he didn’t get his way on the issue (in addition to using the same term ‘radical’ to define 70% of the American public as Islamic terrorists)...
Who’s being disingenuous here?
Spout all the rubbish you want, mr imam.
It won’t change the fact that truth is your eternal enemy.
It’s not true just because I say it. This is proven by the fact that, like the socialists, you can never come out and say what you really think.
There’s only one side which can speak its mind. Think about it.
And why exactly do we need a Mosque on Ground Zero?
Pray for America
LOL. The _resident replies to her and now this idiot imam.
Tell that Sarah is not the most important voice of all?
A Muslim, whose faith specifically authorizes lying, complains about Palin being “disingenuous”?
The irony is thick enough to walk on.
Islam Delenda Est - because Islam forces us to do it to them.
The decision will be made by the moneymen behind the project. ...probably Saudis.
Like Rush always says "living rent free in their heads"!!
The FBI under the guidance of THIS regime will never pay any visits to the instigators of the stealth campaign to turn this nation’s courts into an extension of Shar’ia law.
Don’t you understand, people, this war against Islamic jihad has been LOST, not on the battlefields far from home, but right here in the once most powerful city of the once most powerful country in the world.
Not to sound defeat, but rather an alarm - We must give all the assist that is needed to generate the will to make a stand and repulse these purveyors of a perverted scheme of combined theocracy and enslavement. There is, in fact, no such thing as “too late” to reverse even the most wrong-headed of direction, but to pull ourselves out of the ditch on the one side, only to hurl off the cliff on the other side, is not a good way to evade or overcome the continuing obstacles in our path. It just costs more.
A LOT more.
Perhaps if we were not on the WRONG path to begin with....
“He said his main concern with moving it now is sending the message to the Muslim world that Islam was under attack in America, thus fueling radicalism.”
Come on, he is the one who is disingenuous.
There is nothing in this entire hemisphere fueling their radicalism. Their violence is entirely internal. Nothing we do or don’t do (short of total submission to them) will stop their attacks on us. Never submit. Never forget.
When the iman states, if the GZM is not built, islam
will attack, then the truth becomes clear.
Do not build it, islam will attack.
Build it, islam emboldened, islam attacks
None can satisfy islam, in any way, other than by
submission. Thus submit and die, submit not and die.
islam offers sane people insanity.
No wonder this religion must be spread by threats and violence.
There can be NO DEAL with those who are insane.
islam is insanity times ten.
I am Praying for America.. This is what Obamasama wants..It seems to me he wants civil strife... He has been feedin the fire for almost two years.. He is just looking for something to call off the elections with.. I know that sounds conspiritorial but if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck... Well we all know the answer.
The Imama and Mullah Obama have ensured the Democrats will get completely trashed in the election.
There will not be any discussion after the Congress forbids the Obama Mosque at Ground Zero.
That is funny if Sarah runs we lose.. That is the hard facts. I love Sarah but the Media destroyed the woman and her family... Just like they did to Newt.
Why is the media so quick to give credence to the enemy? Could it be they are also the enemy? Go with God, Sharah Palin!
THAT is what I call... light at the end of the tunnel.
Does that mean you would support whomever the media supports? Actually, whomever the media supports should be black listed by voters! Haven’t we learned our lesson yet?
It is time the American people begin to think for themselves ora have they all been too dumbed down by their FEDucation to do that!???? !
She looks so right behind that desk! :)
And she is so capable of cleaning that house!
How can you say the media destroyed Sarah Palin? She has been under constant attack by them and yet, she is stronger than ever. Sarah Palin has been dominating the political debate. Pay attention! :-)
I’ll go with my conclusions based on the facts. If Palin runs, she will win.
I learned everything about Islam on 9/11. Period.
Any Congressgritter that supports this needs out.
I am at the point that I can’t have a civil conversation with any liberal. I want to bash their front teeth in.
By the time this puke is done with this admin he will have accomplished his goal to wreck America.
When was the last time he said “God bless America”?
We all have our issues with Newt, but his latest comments were SPOT ON.
"If you do not approve Sharia Law in all states there will be violence. . . ."
I'm a Palin supporter, read and love her book, and hope I have the chance to vote for her for President in 2012. That said ... have ANY prominent leaders on the right taken a stand FOR Quran burning?
I agreed with Palin at first -- that "just because you can doesn't mean you should." However, analyizing it more deeply, I have concluded that a kind of well-meaning, innocent disingenuousness is at play in that sentiment.
The Imam doesn't want to build the mosque at GZ "just because he can." He wants to build it to send a message to Islam that says, "Islam has achieved an important foothold in America at the very site of a great and bloody attack by us."
Americans didn't want to burn Korans "just because they could." They wanted to burn Korans because it was a civil, peaceful, non-violent and powerfully symbolic way to communicate to Islam: Not on our watch. Burning paper, burning symbols, is civil. Burning live people, sawing the heads off of living, breathing Jews and Christians, flying loaded passenger jets into occupied office towers, exploding suicide bombs in public places, is uncivil. It is also BARBARIC. I've read hysterical posts by FReepers who equate the peaceful, lawful, legal, symbolic burning of Korans with the barbaric acts of Muslims, and I see that they are being as disingenuous as the Imams.
Palin SHOULD have come out and said, "Better to burn paper Korans in peaceful, legal, symbolic protest than to burn live Muslims on the street. Islam might want to take a hint and do likewise when dealing with non-Muslims." Talk about the Golden Rule and loving your enemies, as per Christ's instruction? Burning Korans, mere paper, instead of flesh-and-blood Muslims IS honoring BOTH of those Christian commandments. Would that Islam had opted to burn mere cloth and paper in the form of bibles and flags instead of wholesale bloodshed and violence against Jews, Christians, and America.
Palin's understandable attempt to be "civil" backfired, and I am not surprised.
The media have tired to destroy her and the media continue to try to destroy her, but she's still standing and she's stonger then ever.
I'm not saying that she doesn't have her work cut out for her, but if she can articulate her thoughts and ideas in the debates only half as well as she writes on FaceBook, then she should sail to the GOP nomination and to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC.
Sarah Palin is NOT Tina Fey dumb, and that crap won't work this time.
I sure wish she'd dump her glasses from time to time, if only to put that Tina Fey hag out of business.
Here's a pic of Sarah without glasses, getting her hair done in April of this year. What do you think? She looks very young without glasses. Maybe that's another reason she wears them.
LOL. Yes, on both counts...LOL.
Hell no, I did not support MClame, and that is what the media wanted. I voted Sarah... But to make it clear there is so much hate for her,that it worries me... I go on yahoo comments alot and the viral hate for Sarah and the things they say about her and her family make me sick... I just worry for her... Obamas is going to be backed into a corner and have millions of people that will blindly do what ever they feel or what he says... And things for any republicans will be very dangerous... Now oth if it was Sarah and Michelle they libs would have heads exploding all over the country..
“I’m a Palin supporter, read and love her book, and hope I have the chance to vote for her for President in 2012. That said ... have ANY prominent leaders on the right taken a stand FOR Quran burning?...”
But you’re taking your views of what “should” have been done and imputing those views to Palin, and then calling her ‘disingenuous’ in the process for something she never said...
And my general point on this was a larger one: prominent leaders on the right acted in hopes of convincing somebody not to do something because of the possibility that it could lead to innocent deaths; Rauf, OTOH, could be called upon to make a legitimate attempt to warn radical Islamists not to attack if the GZM is moved. He has made no such statement- instead he acts as if there is nothing that can be done to stop them from attacking.
What next if we follow Rauf’s line of reasoning? We better immediately allow Sharia law to be imposed upon on us...because if we don’t, they will attack...?
Wow. Even the Iman are discussing Palin. She really is a force. This is good. It just gives more credibility to her thoughts on the Mosque.
If he doesn’t like the politics here he’s welcome to return to his homeland: Kuwait.
Nice picture. It looks much more elegant that the current Oval Office. Did you add the beauty or is this a picture of one of the former Presidents. Either way, I believe that Sarah just may be President and I am warming up to the idea big time.
The problem with taking anything this Imam says seriously is that there is no moral imperative to tell the truth in Islam. As a matter of fact, they are encouraged by their false prophet to lie if it is felt an advantage can be gained by so doing. It’s not until Islam has gained the upper hand that the truth is revealed.
They did the same exact thing to the Christians in Lebannon who opened wide their doors to these murderers in 1970. The leftist Christians who marched in the streets with the Islamists for Muslim acceptance were among those getting their throats cut just a few years later.
This is a very dangerous game.
It was a well-meant argument on Palin's part, and appealed to me at first as well. But it was disingenuous with regard to burning Korans as well as the buildilng of the mosque at GZ: neither represented forces doing it "just because they could." They were doing it to send concise, pointed messages as powerfully as possible.
The idea of not communicating intention to defend, on American soil, freedom on American soil for fear of "the possiblity that it could lead to innocent deaths" is pure cowardice, plain and simple. It is cowardice so convincingly disguised as prudence that many conservatives don't see through the disguise. Not yet, anyway.
GOOD to see you! Actually, I “borrowed” the pic from 2ndDivisionVet...lol, so I don’t know where he acquired it.
I just thought it fit this article, since that awful imam blamed her, (fine with me) just like the _resident often replies to her. She sure knows how to pull the Marxist’s chain. LOL. I’m not sure of her chances, but I know she’s a genuine, good and decent person and patriot. I pray for her.
Blessings, dear FRiend!
That's a two-way street, and there are more of us, we have most of the firearms and the vast majority of the hunting, outdoors, shooting sports, military, reserves, veterans and law enforcement communities. To quote President Bush: "Bring it on!"
They are moore afraid of her than hate her. We must remember that that faction wants the country to go Communist. Unfortunately, so does the globalist shadow government. I will stick with Sarah until the end. It is time Republicans stop abandoning gtheir princples and DO THE RIGHT THING. Please pray for the Palin’s safety.