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  • Ground Zero Victory Mosque Imam Issues Threat: If You Don’t Build It “They Will Attack”

    09/09/2010 12:51:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 213 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Ground Zero Victory Mosque Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf issued a threat to America in his interview with CNN this week. The radical imam warned that if America did not get down on its knees and allow the victory mosque to be built on the bones of dead Americans that… “They will attack.”
  • WH: No further comment from Obama on NYC mosque

    08/24/2010 2:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/24/10 | Staff
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — The White House says President Barack Obama will have no further comment on the mosque near Ground Zero in New York and the administration will not get involved in talks about relocating the controversial facility. Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton was asked about the issue Tuesday at a White House press briefing. He replied, "No, and no" to the questions of whether Obama would weigh in further, or whether the White House would have a role in discussions about moving the mosque.
  • 'Ground Zero Mosque' Will Only Matter in Republican Primaries (Lamestream Media Spin)

    08/23/2010 2:28:50 PM PDT · by dselig · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 50 minutes ago
    As soon as President Obama endorsed the Muslim community's right to build an Islamic Cultural Center two blocks from Ground Zero, the political speculation mill started churning. Republican operatives crowed about how Obama was taking a position that only a minority of Americans hold. Others shook their heads in disbelief at how Obama apparently just doesn't understand the real Americans in the Heartland who know better than New Yorkers what should be built in New York. Democrats murmured to each other that this would cost them congressional seats A week later, as the political fallout from the "Ground Zero Mosque"...
  • 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....
  • Anti-Semitic Incident at Ground Zero Mosque Counter Protest

    08/23/2010 9:33:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies ^ | August 23, 2010 | Daniel Halper
    At Sunday's Ground Zero mosque protest, I spoke to one guy who had been with the counter-protesters, Joey “Boots” Bassolino, immediately after the police pulled him out from the crowd. What happened, I asked? “There was a guy standing up, a Pakistani guy, who had identified himself as a Pakistani, and he said: ‘We’re not going to sit there and back these Zionist Jews,’” Bassolino recounted, still clearly a little shaken up. “And I’m like, whoa, wait a minute. What’s up with the racism? And they’re like, ‘what’s racist about that?’” The guy behind Bassolino yelled “f*** you,” reached forward,...
  • Pelosi Tells America to Shut Up on Ground Zero Mosque

    08/19/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | August 19, 2010 | Chris Battle
    Nancy Pelosi had some choice words for the American public yesterday: Shut up. If you’ve got an opinion about the N.Y. mosque controversy, better keep it to yourself or you could end up under investigation in the House Star Chamber. Pelosi says she wants to know how opposition to the mosque is being “ginned up.” She wants to know who’s funding this anger. She wants to know what the hell is wrong with the 61 percent of Americans who evidently disagree with her views. (Her disingenuous view being that this is a “zoning issue” only and all the national controversy...
  • AP Orders Staff: ‘Stop Using the Phrase “Ground Zero Mosque”’

    08/19/2010 1:26:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies · 2+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/19/10 | Alana Goodman
    <p>AP Orders Staff: ‘Stop Using the Phrase “Ground Zero Mosque”’ By Alana Goodman Created 08/19/2010 - 16:10 In an unusual move, the Associated Press has publicly released an advisory memo [1] 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.</p>
  • Muslim and Arab Republicans Take Issue With G.O.P. on Mosque

    08/18/2010 1:35:22 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 73 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 17, 2010 | Bernie Becker
    A half-dozen Republicans have signed a letter criticizing the way some members of their party have responded to the proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan. The letter – whose six signers include officials from both the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations — takes issue with Republicans who have called the proposed location of the center insensitive. The letter also says that, while the signers want the G.O.P. to be successful in the midterm elections, “we cannot support victory at the expense of the U.S. Constitution or the Arab and Muslim community in America.”
  • Pelosi Clarifies Call for Look at Funding of Anti-Mosque Critics (Still wants investigation)

    08/18/2010 9:51:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 142 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    SNIP It was a bit unclear what she was referring to, and now her office sends over a statement from her clarifying what she meant and sort of standing by what she said: "The freedom of religion is a Constitutional right. Where a place of worship is located is a local decision. "I support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance that 'We agree with the ADL that there is a need for transparency about who is funding the effort to build this Islamic center. At the same time, we should also ask who is funding the attacks against the...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Not Worried About Nuanced POTUS Stance On Mosque (Obama's Victory Mosque)

    08/16/2010 11:46:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/16/10 | CELESTE KATZ
    Mayor Bloomberg brushed aside a question about whether President Obama has tried to backpedal on his comments about building a mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero, comes the report from our invaluable Erin Einhorn: First, President Obama took some heat for the speech he made last week that included what sounded like a defense of the Park51 project. Then he took some more heat for saying that he was commenting more generally on religious tolerance, not the "wisdom" of the location. Tempest in a teapot, Mayor Bloomberg said today. "You know, you try to read nuances into different...
  • Mosque Developer Open To Paterson Proposal (Not Really)

    08/11/2010 11:30:17 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 14 replies
    New York 1 ^ | 8/11/10 | Staff Writer
    The developer of the controversial mosque in Lower Manhattan says he is open to Governor David Paterson's offer to help find another site for the project. Paterson is volunteering another site on state owned property for the Islamic Center H says there needs to be greater dialogue to try and soothe everyone's fears. (anip) "While we ahve a tremendous amount of respect for our governor, and we are always interested in hearing what our leaders have to say, and what their ideas and proposals are. But this has always been about serving Lower Manhattan," said proposed mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal....
  • The Daily Show - a Lobby Group for the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/11/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT · by 240B · 24 replies
    FR Vanity ^ | today | 240B
    For the last week or so, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart has presented relentless coverage of the Ground Zero Mosque issue. All of the coverage was in favor of the Mosque. Comedy Central are even pleadingly presenting the Muslim generated straw-man arguments. CC insists that it is not a mosque, it is a 'cultural center' (yeah right) and Muslims are good honest people and only Al Quiada is bad. We know that the Left uses, so called, 'comedy', to say what they really believe and to attack people personally in the most vulgar way possible. The Daily Show is...
  • Jewish activists support ground zero mosque

    08/10/2010 12:05:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 75 replies
    ynetnews ^ | August 9, 2010 | Associated Press
    A group of Jewish activists and community leaders support a planned mosque near the ground zero site of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, and said opponents, including America's leading Jewish civil rights group, are perpetuating misunderstandings about Islam. Rabbi Arthur Waskow, of the Philadelphia-based Shalom Center, joined about 30 other religious leaders and Jewish activists Thursday at the spot where the Cordoba Initiative hopes to build an Islamic center that will include a mosque, an athletic center, a culinary school and art studios. Waskow says the mosque will help people learn more about Islam. "Whenever there has been bloodshed...
  • Bloomberg: I Don’t Care Where Mosque $ Comes From

    08/06/2010 11:20:00 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 49 replies
    The Fox Nation ^ | August 04, 2010 | The Fox Nation
    Mayor Bloomberg said he doesn't know where the planners of the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero will get the money to build -- and he doesn't care. "People say, well, you know, 'Do they have the money? Can they raise the money? Where does it come from?' " the mayor said Friday on his WOR-AM radio show with John Gambling. "I don't know, and government shouldn't -- do you really want every time they pass the basket in your church and you throw a buck in, they run over and say, 'Okay, now, you know, where...
  • WTC Mosque, Meet the Auschwitz Nuns

    08/03/2010 9:50:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies · 26+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8-3-10 | William McGurn
    With every passing day, the dispute over the planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero grows more acrimonious. These feelings will probably only get worse today, when the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission is expected to remove another hurdle by ruling against landmark status for the undistinguished old building the center will replace. So maybe it's time to look beyond the lawyers and landmark preservation commissions and regulatory agencies. When we do, it will be hard to find a better example than the grace and wisdom Pope John Paul II exhibited during a similar clash involving another hallowed site on...
  • Only Muslims should decide whether to build Ground Zero mosque

    07/30/2010 8:12:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies · 5+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | July 30, 2010 | McKay Coppins
    When I first began reading about the controversy surrounding a proposed Mosque being built near Ground Zero in New York City, I was completely mystified: We live in America! In 2010! Are we seriously debating whether a mainstream religion should have the right to build a house of worship? I was even more bewildered when I read that 52 percent of New Yorkers were opposed to the construction of the Mosque, with 31 percent in favor and 17 percent undecided. Filled with moral outrage, I posted an angry Facebook status with a link to an article about conservative politicians capitalizing...
  • Center says 'No' to 'Shariah Beachhead' at Ground Zero

    07/22/2010 2:29:33 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 110 replies · 2+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | July 22, 2010 | Frank Gaffney
    The Center for Security Policy today unveiled a powerful 1-minute video opposing the construction of a 13-story, $100 million mega-mosque near the hallowed ground of the World Trade Center. The Twin Towers were destroyed on 9/11 by adherents to the barbaric, supremacist and totalitarian program authoritative Islam calls "Shariah." And the imam who is promoting this mosque has publicly declared that he seeks to "bring Shariah to America." As the ad makes clear, Shariah's followers have long built mosques on the most sacred sites of those they have conquered - for example, on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, at Constantinople/Istanbul's St. Sophia...
  • Say Yes to a National Muslim Holiday (Absolutely not)

    07/19/2010 6:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | July 19, 2010 | Allen Hunt
    Imam Khalid Latif, a chaplain for New York University and the New York Police Department, recently appeared on CNN. He suggested that the New York public schools should close for at least two important Muslim holidays each year. I could not agree more. Latif suggests that American Muslims are trying to develop their own contemporary identity as the religion of peace and tolerance. In his view, closing schools for major Muslim holidays would help that process since an Americanized modern and moderate Islam would benefit all Americans. However, I would alter Latif's suggestion slightly. We should treat the various Muslim...
  • Four Reasons There Shouldn't Be a Mosque at Ground Zero

    06/15/2010 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 455+ views ^ | June 15, 2010 | John Hawkins
    There's a time and a place for everything. For example, there may be nothing wrong with building a museum of Japanese military history, but would the place for that be Pearl Harbor? How about our First Amendment right to speak out -- that's important, isn't it? So does that mean it's supposed to be okay for the God hates f*gs crackpots to protest at funerals? How about burning an American flag? Know how the US Flag Code suggests you get rid of a flag? The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem...
  • Tempers Flare at Meeting on “Muslim American Society” Plans for Staten Island Mosque – Video

    06/11/2010 6:48:43 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 349+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report out of New York on a meeting of citizens where tempers flared as they discussed a former convent on Staten Island being bought by the Muslim American Society in order to build a mosque there. At issue particularly is that one of the Muslim American Society members involved in the Staten Island project has been seen in a video from 10 years ago raising his arms in support of Hamas at a rally. Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer was at the meeting and asked the man – Madi Bray – if he would denounce Hamas, which...