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  • 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,...
  • Giuliani: Imam behind NYC mosque plan puts ‘confrontation’ first

    09/12/2010 11:27:19 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2010 | Ben Geman
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday strongly criticized Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam seeking to build an Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero. “He seems by his actions to be more interested in confrontation than in healing,” Giuliani said on NBC’s "Meet the Press." The former mayor alleged that the plan is hurtful to the vast majority of family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Giuliani also said the imam has not been transparent about the project’s financing, and cited Rauf’s 2001 comment on CBS’s 60 Minutes that “United States...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 984 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.
  • Building on Faith (Imam Rauf - GZM) - (barf alert)

    09/08/2010 3:43:19 AM PDT · by onyx · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | By FEISAL ABDUL RAUF
    AS my flight approached America last weekend, my mind circled back to the furor that has broken out over plans to build Cordoba House, a community center in Lower Manhattan.I have been away from home for two months, speaking abroad about cooperation among people from different religions. Every day, including the past two weeks spent representing my country on a State Department tour in the Middle East, I have been struck by how the controversy has riveted the attention of Americans, as well as nearly everyone I met in my travels. We have all been awed by how inflamed and...
  • State Dept. Pressed for Imam Book Explanation

    09/03/2010 3:28:53 PM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/2/2010 | Emily Miller
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants the State Department to explain its use of taxpayer funds to purchase and distribute Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right With Islam. “Certainly Senate Foreign Relations Committee members will want some briefing from the State Department,” Andy Fisher, the spokesman for Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations told HUMAN EVENTS. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had no immediate reaction to the controversy. On the House side, Rep. Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), ranking Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, is “looking into...
  • Ground Zero Imam a Taxpayer-Subsidized Slumlord

    08/30/2010 4:58:51 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 30, 2010 | Connie Hair
    The elitist, media-generated grand illusion of the Ground Zero mosque imam has begun to collapse under scrutiny. New reports from The Record out of Hackensack, N.J., reveal Feisal Abdul Rauf, the would-be Ground Zero imam, owns taxpayer-subsidized apartment buildings in Hudson County where the tenants have made municipal health complaints including rat, roach and bedbug infestations, seeping toilets, leaks, urine-soaked hallways, no heat and no hot water. Despite millions of dollars in government subsidies, Rauf has trouble maintaining several small apartment buildings in North Bergen, Palisades Park and Union City. From the NewJersey.com report: Page after page of municipal health...
  • Feisal Abdul Rauf in 2006: US terrorism fostered Islamic terrorism!

    08/26/2010 2:26:32 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 3 replies
    At a forum in 2006, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf maintained that U.S. terrorism brought about Islamic terrorism: VIDEO
  • President Obama accused of 'theft' (Ground Zero mosque's imam levels charge against Barack)

    08/25/2010 11:28:06 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies
    WND ^ | August 25, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the controversial Islamic leader behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque, has claimed President Obama's historic address to Muslim world was "all taken" from Rauf's book. "If you examine this chapter you will find that the (Obama) speech in Cairo was all taken from this section," Rauf stated in a February recording. Rauf mistakenly referred to Obama as "Bush" but was clearly speaking about Obama's address to the Islamic world from Cairo, Egypt June 4, 2009. Speaking in a combination of Arabic and English, Rauf was describing chapter six of his 2004 book, "What's Right...
  • 9/11 Mosque Imam Wrote Much of the Guts of Obama's Historic Cairo Speech!

    08/24/2010 6:45:34 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 69 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-24-10 | WebToday
    WEBTODAY EXCLUSIVE (August 24, 2010)-- QUESTION: Who really was speaking on that historic day of June 4th 2009 in Cairo, Egypt? President Obama or the Imam of the proposed Ground Zero Mosque, Feisal Abdul Rauf? ANSWER: Feisal Abdul Rauf! Link to audio of Rauf's admission The Shoebat Foundation obtained this shocking audio recording of Rauf's own voice boasting in Arabic that Obama’s historic Cairo speech was provided by the Imam and the Cordova Initiative in what the Imam called “The Blue Print” which he said was the solution to the Islamic-American divide. Rauf claimed Chapter 6 of the Imam’s work...
  • 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...
  • Cashing In On Ground Zero

    08/23/2010 9:49:00 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08.24.10 | Claudia Rosett
    A test of tolerance, or a grating exercise in self-promotion? Among the prime planners of a $100 million Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero, it's not just Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf who is visiting the Middle East this summer at U.S. taxpayer expense. The State Department is also about to send Rauf's wife and Cordoba Initiative fellow director, Daisy Khan, on her own taxpayer-funded "public diplomacy" trip to the United Arab Emirates. ... The U.S. Embassy in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi has posted on its website an announcement of the impending visit by this husband-wife team. Rauf...
  • Ground Zero Imam Says U.S. Worse than al-Qaeda

    08/23/2010 11:59:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/23/2010 | Jason Mattera
    New audio has surfaced of the imam behind the controversial mosque near Ground Zero allegedly telling an audience overseas that the United States has been far more deadly 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," Feisal Abdul Rauf said at a 2005 lecture sponsored by the University of South Australia. After discussing the U.S.-led sanctions against Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Rauf went on to argue that America is to blame for its testy relationship with Islamic countries....
  • 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...
  • "Ground Zero Mosque" Imam: Controversy Is a "Sign of Success"

    08/23/2010 9:36:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    See BS ^ | 8/23/2010 | Stephanie Condon
    The imam leading the construction of the so-called "ground zero mosque" said Sunday that the controversy surrounding the planned cultural center is a "sign of success," the Associated Press reports. A heated debate continued Sunday over whether the proposed Islamic cultural center should be built a few blocks away from the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in New York City, both for and against the project. "The fact we are getting this kind of attention is a sign of success," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf reportedly said Sunday with respect to the project, addressing a gathering...
  • 'Ground Zero' imam on Mideast tour to make Islam 'Americanized'

    08/21/2010 11:31:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Post ^ | August 21, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE and CHARLES HURT
    The imam behind the plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero surfaced yesterday far from the controversy -- in Bahrain, where he's on a taxpayer-funded trip to the Middle East to spread good will. Appearing in public for the first time in weeks, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, speaking at a mosque near Bahrain's capital of Manama, said he wants to "Americanize" Islam -- but dodged questions about the uproar over his planned mosque and community center. This is Rauf's fourth US-sponsored trip to the region
  • 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...
  • Why Is Ground Zero Mosque Connection to Sharia Law Push Being Ignored?

    08/20/2010 9:46:37 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 17 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/20/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    With the shocking report by Christine Brim revealing that the folks involved in planning the Ground Zero Mosque are heading a major push to get Shariah law forced upon the United States, one has to wonder why this startling fact has not become the talk of the town among the Old Media and the chattering classes? One would think that this news would be a final nail the coffin of legitimacy that this GZ Mosque plan ever had. Brim asked an interesting question about the Ground Zero Mosque building's actual blueprints. What are the six currently unassigned floors going to...
  • Islamist group, MPAC, attended White House meeting to announce SCOTUS nominee

    05/15/2010 2:31:21 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies · 491+ views
    Creeping Sharia ^ | May 15,2010 | creeping sharia
    Why? Did the panderer in chief want to let the jihadists know that the Alabama shooting, the Ft. Hood massacre, the Christmas Day bombing, the subway and Times Square plots, and the many other attacks by Muslims on America won’t be held against them? Again from GMBDR – Obama surrounding himself with IslamistsMPAC Attends White House Meeting To Announce Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has announced that is participated in a White House meeting with President Obama and cabinet officials to announce the President’s nomination to the Supreme Court. According to the MPAC announcement: This...
  • AP Orders Staff: ‘Stop Using the Phrase “Ground Zero Mosque”’

    08/19/2010 3:59:41 PM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-19-10 | Alana Goodman
    In an unusual move, the Associated Press has publicly released an advisory memo to its reporters on how to cover of the Ground Zero mosque story - and the first rule is that journalists must immediately stop calling it the "Ground Zero mosque" story. "We should continue to avoid the phrase ‘Ground zero mosque' or ‘mosque at ground zero' on all platforms," reads the advisory, which was issued by the AP's Standards Center. Instead of the "Ground Zero mosque," AP recommends that reporters use the terms "mosque 2 blocks from WTC site," "Muslim (or Islamic) center near WTC site," "mosque...