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  • Man behind proposed ground zero mosque speaks at UNC

    03/17/2011 4:22:36 AM PDT · by NCjim · 18 replies
    WRAL ^ | March 16, 2011
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — The man behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero in New York spoke at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday night. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf delivered the 2011 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship. During the lecture, he talked about the importance of Americans engaging with the Muslim community. He said the mosque is one way to help do that. "I'm committed to bridging relations between the country that I love and the religion that I love," Abdul Rauf said in front of a packed auditorium. Abdul Rauf, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was...
  • One Imam, Multiple Messages (What does Imam Rauf really believe? Here’s the truth beind the man...)

    09/13/2010 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/13/2010 | Ibn Warraq
    Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria has made some grave accusations against those who oppose the building of the Islamic center near Ground Zero, and has predicated his own approval of the project on the moderateness of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Zakaria wrote that Abdul Rauf “has said one or two things about American foreign policy that strike me as overly critical — but it’s stuff you could read on The Huffington Post any day.” Yes, indeed — you are likely to read similar “stuff” on the Huffington Post, since Rauf has written there. But how can that possibly constitute a...
  • Ground Zero mosque Imam blames Sarah Palin for 'growing Islamophobia'

    09/12/2010 6:03:11 PM PDT · by opentalk · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/12/2010 | Telegraph UK
    The Muslim cleric behind plans to build a mosque close to the Ground Zero site has blamed politicians such as Sarah Palin for fuelling a "growing Islamophobia" that led to the burning of Korans on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The Reverend Terry Jones abandoned his "international burn a Koran day" in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday but there were isolated instances in Tennessee and New York of the Muslim holy book being set alight. "What has happened is that..certain politicians decided that this project would be very useful for their political ambitions," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said,...
  • Say No to the Ground Zero Victory Mosque

    09/08/2010 4:24:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | September 8, 2010 | John Zmirak
    This weekend, my home town will be the site of an extraordinary event. Let me beg everyone who is able to make the pilgrimage to Ground Zero on the ninth anniversary of the Islamist mass-murder attack on our country. It is there that thousands of citizens will gather at 3 p.m. at Park Place (between Church and West Broadway) to register their outrage at the attempt by foreign-funded, terrorist-friendly Muslims to build a triumphalist mosque at the site of an Islamist slaughter, replacing a building that was damaged by one of the planes hijacked by 19 orthodox Muslims. (Nineteen...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 948 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • Burning The Quran

    09/09/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Hypocrisy: When the U.S. Army burned Bibles in Afghanistan, no one said a word. When churches burn around the world, crickets chirp. Burning Qurans in Florida is stupid and offensive, but so is the double standard. When President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, he asked that all images and symbols representing Jesus Christ be covered so as not to be in the frame of any videos or photos of the event. There were no reports of rioting. Nor did Christians riot when Christian U.S. Army soldiers attempted to hand out Bibles to Afghans in their...
  • 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam: America Killed More Innocents Than Al Qaeda

    08/24/2010 12:25:56 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published August 24, 2010
    The controversial imam at the center of the debate over the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero says his goal is to create coalitions across the religious divide, but during a 2005 conference in Australia, he said America may be worse than Al Qaeda. "We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than Al Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims," said Imam Fiesal Abdul Rauf... "You may remember that the U.S.-led sanctions against Iraq led to the death of over half a million Iraqi children. This has...
  • Ground Zero Imam Eyes Another Landmark

    08/24/2010 3:16:39 AM PDT · by Man50D · 10 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the soi-disant Cordoba Initiative, has gotten all the attention he deserves for his astonishingly insensitive attempt to build a 13-story mosque and community center at the site of Ground Zero. Rauf has largely escaped attention for his efforts to build a sawed-off version of the same on the grounds of the venerable and historically Christian Chautauqua Institution in western New York State. Although the resistance to Rauf at Chautauqua has not made the news, it is deeply felt, and it is coming from both Christians and Jews. As shall be seen, the forced feeding...
  • Wife of 'ground zero mosque' imam epitomizes Islam's modernizing voice

    08/23/2010 5:27:36 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/23/10 | By Ben Arnoldy, Staff writer
    One of the leaders of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero has spent years trying to amplify the voices of educated women within Islam. In this way, Daisy Khan epitomizes the so-called "moderate Muslim" and modernizing force from within Islam that some Americans are impatient to see. .... As I wrote at the time, their idea was "to ensure that women's perspectives on Islamic law become part of religious deliberation in the Muslim world – particularly on issues such as domestic violence, divorce, and inheritance." ... Khan explained to me the muftia effort, saying: "Islam is a...
  • Ground Zero Mosque IMAM: "US HAS MORE MUSLIM BLOOD ON ITS HANDS THAN AL QAIDA"

    08/23/2010 9:46:12 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 26 replies
    ATLAS EXCLUSIVE! GROUND ZERO MOSQUE IMAM FEISAL'S EXTREMISM EXPOSED: IN HIS OWN WORDS: "THE UNITED STATES HAS MORE MUSLIM BLOOD ON ITS HANDS THAN AL QAIDA," ELIMINATION OF ISRAEL, THE N-WORD, "FAHRENHEIT 91 The media frenzy to destroy good, decent Americans who oppose a 15-story mega-mosque on Ground Zero is rabid. Even for them. Despite red flags everywhere and the nationwide grief caused by this grotesque act of Islamic supremacism, why isn't the media doing its job, investigative journalism? Instead, the morally ill media is in full-on operational smear machine mode in the raging war of ideas, the information battle...
  • The document that should stop the Islamic “Victory Mosque”

    08/23/2010 7:51:52 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 23, 2010 | Doug Hagmann
    ...Among the golden nuggets of evidence produced during the trial of the United States vs. The Holy Land Foundation et al is a document that should end any ambiguity concerning the true intent of Feisal ABDUL-RAUF in his quest to construct an Islamic center at Park Place. In fact, it should be cause to reexamine all Islamic centers and mosques that fall within a certain criteria. Cataloged as “Exhibit 003-0085” by the U.S. federal government, a document translated from Arabic to English...details the objectives of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Feisal ABDUL RAUF is indeed an adherent and promoter of...
  • Hard Hats: No Mosque! No Mosque!

    08/20/2010 5:21:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Ground Zero Mosque: A grass-roots movement among construction workers and unions asks Cordoba mosque supporters: Who do you expect to build it? The same people who built the World Trade Center perhaps? In real estate, it's said the price of a property is based on three things — location, location, location. The price in blood and treasure America has paid for the gaping hole where the Twin Towers once stood is incalculable. The wounds are still fresh and the anger is still real, and it's something that supporters of the Cordoba mosque, named after a great Islamic victory over the...
  • US spending $16,000 for imam's Mideast tour [ As Nancy calls for Investigation of Mosque Critics]

    08/18/2010 5:41:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 18 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - American taxpayers will pay the imam behind plans for a mosque near the Manhattan site of the Sept. 11 attacks $3,000 in fees for a three-nation outreach trip to the Middle East that will cost roughly $16,000, the State Department said Wednesday. The department said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will get a daily $200 honorarium for the 15-day tour to Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which is intended to promote religious tolerance. Airfare is included, as well as the standard federal government per diem for expenses and lodging in each of the cities he will...
  • Islamic Center Backers Won't Rule Out Taking Funds from Saudi Arabia, Iran

    08/18/2010 1:54:15 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 18, 2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    The developers behind the Islamic center planned for a site near Ground Zero won't rule out accepting financing from the Mideast -- including from Saudi Arabia and Iran -- as they begin searching for $100 million needed to build the project. When asked if they would then turn to foreign donors, Sultan replied, "I can't comment on that." Pressed on whether the developers were willilng rule out accepting donations from the governments of Saudi Arabia or Iran, he repeated, "I can't comment on that." Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, the cultural organization behind the mosque is...
  • Ground Zero Imam Calls for Return to Most Radical Form of Islam in History

    08/17/2010 12:22:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    ironicsurrealism ^ | Aug 17 2010 | ironicsurrealism
    What so called “moderate” Muslims say to the western press and what they say to the Arabic press is often as opposite as night and day.Walid Shoebat Exposes 911 Mosque Imam Rauf GROUND ZERO IMAN CALLS FOR RETURN TO MOST RADICAL FORM OF ISLAM IN HISTORY! Proof: Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Arabic Language InterviewJust who is ‘moderate’ Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf? He’s no moderate at all. He’s the funder of the controversial Ground Zero Mosque in New York and a financier of the Turkish Flotilla, along with the Turkish government that funded the terrorist group IHH which has ties to al...
  • President Obama's Mosquerade

    08/16/2010 5:13:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 16, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    9/11 Mosque: At a Ramadan Iftar dinner at the White House, the president says building a mosque near Ground Zero is just a real estate deal. Of course, 9/11 was just a "man-caused disaster." So is his presidency. On Friday, President Obama endorsed the construction of a mosque within shouting distance of Ground Zero. On Sunday, Mahmoud al-Zahar, a co-founder of the terrorist group Hamas and the organization's chief in the Gaza Strip, did the same. "We have to build everywhere," al-Zahar said on "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on WABC radio in New York after Obama said it was okay...
  • Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center (Disputed)

    08/16/2010 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 189 replies · 3+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 8/16/10 | Shlomo Shamir
    After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site. ...
  • Hillary and the Ground Zero Mosque Imam...what's going on with the web site of Cordoba Initiative?

    08/15/2010 11:45:00 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/10 | Thomas Lifson
    It is time for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to step up to the plate and investigate Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, who is currently touring the Middle East at the expense of American Taxpayers as an envoy of her Department of State. Claudia Rossett, one of America's premier journalists, today reveals several disturbing facts that more than warrant an official investigation: ...what's going on with the web site of his Cordoba Initiative? Last week, after someone in his Malaysia office referred all questions back to his office in New York, the phone number and address of his office in Malaysia...
  • Ground Zero Mosque founder – Faisal Abdul Rauf in Arabic: "Our Goal is to Establish Shariah"

    08/13/2010 7:29:29 PM PDT · by xzins · 147 replies · 2+ views
    Fort Cordoba, ground zero NYC Mosque, will be the main Taqiyya Center and outpost in the USA and along with the new London England mega Mosque, at the Olympic site, will be the guiding lights for Dah’wa and “Aslim Tuslam”….. Watch this PJTV Interview by Roger Simon with Walid Shoebat on “NYC Ground Zero Mosque Founder Exposed…?” (Go to FR link) by Walid Shoebat, May 26, 2010 Little is known regarding the founder of the Ground Zero Mosque Faisal Abdul Rauf or his views on Islam. Many view him moderate and others connect him to his father’s affiliation to the...
  • US State Dept Sends Mosque Imam to Mideast

    08/10/2010 11:45:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2010 | Jake Gibson
    State Department officials on Monday confirmed Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, will soon be going on a trip of the Middle East and the U.S. government will be picking up the tab. The planned construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City has set off a contentious national debate over religious freedom in the U.S., drawing impassioned opposition from some families of 9/11 victims. Rauf has emerged as a controversial figure because of his refusal to acknowledge Hamas as a terrorist organization, which is how the U.S. government classifies the group....