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  • 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.
  • And Now This: NYC Mosque And Greg Gutfeld’s Gay Bar Get The Taiwanese CGI Treatment

    08/26/2010 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | August 26, 2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    I guess this was inevitable. The proposed Lower Manhattan mosque has received the Taiwanese CGI video treatment. (snip) In the meantime, take a little breather with the Taiwanese version, complete with Burkini Blanket Bingo, President Barack Hussein Obama, Greg’s Ground Zero Gay Bar, and the cabbie stabber. These Taiwanese people work fast!
  • Pat Condell on Ground Zero mosque: "Is it possible to be astonished, but not surprised?"

    08/26/2010 2:06:12 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 4, 2010 | Pat Condell
    The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America. ( See Video at Link)
  • No More Keys for You: President Junks Democrats’ Limo for GZ Mosque (Author Knew BHO at Occidental)

    08/26/2010 5:06:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Stump Report ^ | John C. Drew Ph.D.
    I’m been driving around this week with a burning question in my mind: Why would President Obama support a Ground Zero Mosque (GZM) when it is opposed by 2/3rds of the American people? Given the unpopularity of this mosque, it is as if the driver of the Democrat party’s new limo has just steered it into a junk yard crushing machine. I think the simplest answer is that Obama was being loyal to his Muslim-American base…not to African-Americans…not to his Democrat party…and not to the American people. I have found some supporting evidence for this thesis in an article in...
  • Imitation Going Beyond Flattery

    08/27/2010 10:35:34 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 27, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but it can erode credibility, particularly if the imitators are old enough to know better. “The cleric who wants to build a mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero claims that ideas from his book were incorporated into President Obama’s landmark Cairo address to the Muslim world last year by one of the drafters of the speech,” Patrick Goodenough reported on CNSNews.com. “Feisal Abdul Rauf made the remarks during two media interviews in Egypt last February.” “I am not going to hide from you that one of those who participated in writing...
  • 'Misinformation' behind mislabel as Muslim: Obama

    08/29/2010 7:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | August 29, 2010
    US President Barack Obama blamed a "network of misinformation" for keeping alive persistent rumors that he is Muslim, but he shrugged off the misconception as being out of his control. "There is a mechanism, a network of misinformation, that in a new media era can get churned out there constantly," Obama said in an interview with NBC television. He said the recurring controversy was something he will not allow himself to spend too much time on, however. "I'm not going to be worrying too much about whatever rumors are floating out there," Obama said. "If I spend all my time...
  • Hating your countrymen is the new patriotism

    08/29/2010 10:43:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The San Francisco Examiner ^ | August 29, 2010 | Matthew Sheffield
    In political debates, liberals often accuse conservatives of saying that liberals hate America. This was particularly common as the left in this country began turning firmly against the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. Dissenting from the policies of the ruling Republicans, according to the left, was not just a political opinion, it was really an act of patriotism. With Barack Obama as president, that line of argument has gone the way of the dodo on questions of foreign policy but the attitude behind it is manifesting itself in the debate over the propriety of the proposed Islamic cultural center/mosque near...
  • President Obama Stands by Ground Zero Mosque Support – Video

    08/30/2010 7:01:18 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of President Obama defending his remarks at a Ramadan Dinner that supported the building of a mosque near Ground Zero. Obama said he stands by those remarks, and bristled at the suggestion that he tried to walk those remarks back the following day.
  • Nutty Nancy Pelosi's crazed call for a probe

    08/20/2010 3:06:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 20, 2010 | Editorial
    * I cannot believe that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for an investigation in funding of the mosque opponents ("Pelosi's Poison," Editorial, Aug. 19). If anyone started a political firestorm, it was President Obama -- who, when addressing a Muslim group, said that the mosque should be built as a matter of religious freedom. Then he backtracked the next day, when he realized the uproar that this caused. Will Pelosi also investigate her Senate counterpart, Harry Reid, who said it should not be built?
  • Reasoning With Radicals

    08/20/2010 11:27:38 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 10 replies
    Rancor News ^ | August 16th 2010 | Tyson Bam
    Reasoning With Radicals The New York Times featured an opinion article praising Obama and his understanding of Constitutional Law. It certainly beat the stuffing out of that straw man. No one with any sense thinks Muslims don't have the right to build a mosque on private property. As many commentators and the President have pointed out, the controversy is over the “wisdom” of placing the community center so close to where many lost their lives to radicals in the name of Islam. I don't think the placement a wise choice. If the purpose of the community center is to open...
  • Which Islam Will Prevail in America?

    08/21/2010 9:33:24 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    The real battle for religious freedom lurks beneath the Ground Zero mosque controversy. It is sadly ironic that our public debate presents the mosque proponents as the partisans of liberty: That includes everyone from imam Feisal Rauf, the project’s sharia-touting sponsor, to President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg, and the rest of the Islamist-smitten Left, to the GOP’s own anti-anti-terrorist wing. Yet, wittingly or not, when they champion this mosque and its sponsors, it is the agenda of an alien and authoritarian Islam that they champion — an Islam against which many American Muslims chafe. When it comes to liberty, no one...
  • How Fox Betrayed Petraeus

    08/23/2010 7:12:34 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 21st 2010 | Frank Rich
    THE “ground zero mosque,” as you may well know by now, is not at ground zero. It’s not a mosque but an Islamic cultural center containing a prayer room. It’s not going to determine President Obama’s political future or the elections of 2010 or 2012. Still, the battle that has broken out over this project in Lower Manhattan — on the “hallowed ground” of a shuttered Burlington Coat Factory store one block from the New York Dolls Gentlemen’s Club — will prove eventful all the same. And the consequences will be far more profound than any midterm election results or...
  • Imam and Obama should defend the mosque

    08/24/2010 9:04:04 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2010; 11:06 AM ET | By Doug Guthrie
    ... Both Imam Rauf and President Obama have earned the right to weigh in as leaders on the building of a cultural center and place of worship near Ground Zero; and they both have a responsibility to do so. President Obama is the leader of the nation that is currently engaged in two wars that followed in the wake of the tragic events of 9/11. It is crucial that this nation's Commander-in-Chief continually remind this nation that those wars are against institutions and organizations that had a hand in the attacks of 9/11, not against Muslims. As President Obama has...
  • Good Grief: GZ Imam’s Wife Now Being Sent on Taxpayer Funded Trip to Middle East to Trash America…

    08/24/2010 9:54:26 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | August 24, 2010
    Yup, the same woman who just said America is “beyond Islamophobic” is being sent by the Obama regime’s State Department to give her views on Muslim life in the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates…Yes, fresh from denouncing America on national television as a place rife with “hate of Muslims,” a place so Islamophobic that “it’s beyond Islamophobia,” Daisy Khan, co-planner of the Ground Zero mosque project, will soon be hopping a plane at taxpayer expense, courtesy of the State Department, to jet from New York to the United Arab Emirates and deliver to the Emiratis her views about Muslim...
  • What the Kings of the Earth Have Done...Psalm 2

    What the Kings of the earth have done…Psalm 2 Posted on August 24, 2010 by billrandles Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-2) Watching the way President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg and other assorted Religious , media and political leaders took their stand with those seeking to install a Mosque on the site of the worst mass murder of American citizens in history, has been instructive. About 80 percent...
  • No More "Ground Zero Mosque" Comments from Obama

    08/24/2010 5:07:57 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/24/10
    The White House says President 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 ..."No, and no" to the questions of whether Mr. Obama would weigh in further, or whether the White House would have a role in discussions about moving the mosque. Mr. Obama has said that he supports the right of Muslims to build the community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero. He's also said he won't weigh in on the...
  • 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...
  • What the Kings Of the Earth Have Done...Psalm 2

    08/24/2010 10:21:48 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 18 replies
    08-24-10 | Bill Randles
    What the Kings of the earth have done…Psalm 2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-2) Watching the way President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg and other assorted Religious , media and political leaders took their stand with those seeking to install a Mosque on the site of the worst mass murder of American citizens in history, has been instructive. About 80 percent of the American people think it is...
  • Wargotz Calls for "Ground Zero" to be a National Historic Site

    08/27/2010 6:09:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    PR-USA.net ^ | August 20, 2010
    Today, Eric Wargotz M.D., a candidate for the United States Senate, called on Congress and the President to immediately make "Ground Zero" a National Historic Site. This new proposal from Commissioner Wargotz comes on the heels of President Obama's remarks supporting a mosque being built at "Ground Zero" in New York City. "Ground Zero is a sacred site. For a mosque to be created at "Ground Zero" is a travesty and must be stopped. The families of those killed on September 11th should not be forced to endure the hardship a mosque at that location would create." Wargotz said. The...
  • Video: Demo Congressman Russ Carnahan Runs Away From Ground Zero Mosque Question

    08/28/2010 3:55:06 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 6 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Bluegrass Pundit
    St. Louis blogger, Sharp Elbows, videotaped an effort to get Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan on record about his position on the Ground Zero mosque during a Town hall meeting with veterans in his home district. Carnanhan repeatedly ignores his constituent and finally leaves the building and heads for parking lot and has vehicle at a fast pace. I think from Caranahan's non-answer, we might safely assume he joins President Obama in supporting the Ground Zero mosque construction. The video can be seen here.
  • Ground Zero Mosque vs Baghdad Christian Church?

    08/29/2010 5:46:25 AM PDT · by mattstat · 2 replies
    Its proposed location isn’t precisely “ground zero” and it isn’t exactly a mosque. Its meant to be a few blocks away and is designated a “cultural center.” Sharif El-Gamal wants to tear down a building that was permanently damaged in the in-the-name-of-Islam mass-murder attack of 9/11, and on the site he wants to build a not-quite-a-mosque center for Muslims to, we can suppose, culturally and peacefully associate. The equivalent to this would be if evangelist Pat Robertson were to trudge into Irag—following in Mr Obama’s now victorious footsteps—and propose building a Christian church just around the corner from Saddam’s Baghdad...
  • Why can't Barack Obama tell the world about American tolerance?

    08/28/2010 11:05:58 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 25 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 28, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    It took a Manhattan taxi driver called Ahmed Sharif to speak out for America, which is being vilified as bigoted and Islamophobic because of the controversy generated by opposition to the so-called "Ground Zero mosque". The United States was his dream country, he enthused, and he loved New York City. "I feel like I belong here. This is the city actually [for] all colours, races, religion, everyone. We live here side by side peacefully." Which was a pretty noble sentiment coming from a man whose throat had been slashed by a drunken, deranged passenger who had inquired whether he was...
  • U.S. government funds mosque renovation and rehabilitation around the world

    08/24/2010 7:10:56 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 08/24/2010 | Caroline May
    While much attention has been focused on questions surrounding the Ground Zero mosque and the appropriateness of the State Department funding Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s trip to the Middle East, little attention has been given to the fact that U.S. taxpayer money is funding mosque development around the world. Just a cursory search of the term “mosque” on the State Department’s list of “projects” reveals 26 examples of federal funds going to fund construction, renovation, and rehabilitation of various mosques abroad. The benefiting countries include Bulgaria, Pakistan, Mali, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Benin, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Egypt, Tunisia, the Maldives,...
  • Supporters of the Ground Zero Mosque Don't Get It

    08/22/2010 10:23:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 08/22/10 | reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama and New York officials don't understand that for many Americans, especially New Yorkers, building a mosque near Ground Zero is the equivalent of waving a Confederate flag at a Dr. Martin Luther King anniversary ceremony. I have no interest in visiting a mosque because I'm not a Muslim. I wouldn't wave a Confederate flag because my great grandfather who was a sergeant in the 72nd Indiana Regiment in the Civil War might turn over in his grave. I have nothing against those who wave the Confederate Battle flag (or Rebel flag) that Confederate soldiers carried when they...
  • Mosque lady builds bridges by calling 70% of U.S. bigots

    08/22/2010 10:57:30 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    dailycaller. ^ | 08/23/10 | Jim Treacher
    Daisy Khan is one of the brainiacs behind the Ground Zero Mosque the Burlington Landing-Gear Receptacle That Place in Lower Manhattan Everybody Is Talking About. She also has perhaps the most confusingly evocative name ever. This morning, she appeared on This Week with Christiane Amanpour. Displaying the cool impartiality and journalistic rigor that are making viewers everywhere call for the return of Jake Tapper, Amanpour asked Khan if America is Islamophobic: “This is like a metastasized anti-Semitism, that’s what we feel right now,” Khan said. “It’s not even Islamophobia, it’s beyond Islamophobia; it’s hate of Muslims. And we are deeply...
  • Fact Checking the Ground Zero Mosque Agenda

    08/23/2010 2:12:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 8/23/2010 | Frank Gaffney
    Stop the presses! This just in: The Associated Press “standards center” has issued a “staff advisory” on covering what is to be known from here on out as “the New York City mosque.” From now on, the AP “staff” – and, therefore, everybody who still actually reads newspapers that still actually use the wire service’s copy – is supposed to conform to what amounts to the Muslim Brotherhood narrative about the Islamic cultural center formerly known as the “Ground Zero mosque.”AP’s Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production, Tom Kent, sent this “guidance” out to his colleagues [last Thursday], with...
  • The Christian Martyrs of Córdoba

    08/23/2010 2:50:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Newsreal Blog ^ | 8/22/2010 | Lisa Graas
    New York City imam Feisal Abdul Rauf claims that the proposed mosque at Ground Zero is an attempt by the Muslim community to “build bridges“. It is named after Cordoba in southern Spain, a city where between the eighth and 12th centuries, Muslims, Jews and Christians intermingled freely. In fact, during the 10th century under the Moorish caliphate, Cordoba became a major global city and boasted the world’s biggest library. Is the imam telling the truth? Catholic history indicates a different picture. According to our records, things started out rather bad under Muslim rule, by today’s standards, and went downhill...
  • The Truth about Obama's Muslim 'Faith'

    08/23/2010 3:27:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    Now that Barack Obama has decided to be for the Ground Zero mosque before being implicitly against it (perhaps), discussion about his faith has once again reached a fever pitch. To many, his stance proves he's a Muslim, with a recent poll showing that almost 20 percent of Americans hold that opinion; to others, it just reflects a desire to be faithful to the Constitution (now, that would be change). The truth, however, is a bit more nuanced. Obama is not religiously Muslim. Culturally, though...well, that's a different matter altogether. In reality, calling Obama a "Muslim" gives him too much...
  • Obama’s Teachable Mosque Moment

    08/23/2010 5:17:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 8-23-10 | Jamie Glazov/Victor Davis Hanson
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author, most recently, of The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.FP: Victor Davis Hanson, welcome to Frontpage Interview.I would like to talk to you today about the proposed mega-mosque next to Ground Zero and how Obama is handling it.First, what do you make of the controversy surrounding the mosque in general?Hanson: Thanks Jamie. Almost everything about the controversy is disingenuous. Mr Rauf, the Kuwaiti born, Western educated physicist, and self-described Sufi cleric, heretofore has had a...
  • Time for the Left to Curb Its Corrosive Contempt

    08/23/2010 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2010 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Over the past few weeks, we have heard plenty about the bigotry of the American people. The recent debate about an imam’s plans to locate a large mosque at Ground Zero has highlighted, as never before, the liberal elite’s utter contempt for the sensibilities of regular Americans. From the President on down, those in favor of the mosque’s construction at Ground Zero have characterized the opponents as ruled only by emotion – especially animus toward all Muslims. So outrageous were some of the aspersions cast on mosque opponents that even liberal former DNC Chair Howard Dean was moved to point...
  • How to Answer Liberals Who Scream “First Amendment Rights” for the Ground Zero Mosque (Vanity)

    08/24/2010 6:04:28 AM PDT · by CitizenM · 47 replies · 1+ views
    8/24/10 | self
    When arguing against those who support building the Islamic mosque in close proximity to where the Twin Towers fell - engulfed in flames and dust from the Jihadist attack - because Liberals feel it is the Constitutional right of Muslims to build it: Just employ the “KISS” (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle. Just give them the facts: - New York City has more than 100 mosques. - There are over 2,000 mosques in the United States. - Other NYC property to build the Cordoba mosque has been offered, free of charge to the planners. - No one is denying them,...
  • 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...
  • Building Mosques on Sacred Sites of Defeated Enemies a Symbol of Conquest

    08/23/2010 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 21 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | August 23, 2010 | Gabriel Scheinmann
    The real issue behind the controversy that has erupted over plans to build a 15-story cultural center, mosque and madrassa a few yards from Ground Zero is not only about the mysterious funding behind the Cordoba Center initiative, or whether or not its founders and backers have malign intentions. It is primarily about understanding how Muslims across the world, in particular Islamists, would view the conversion of the site of the greatest Muslim attack on U.S. soil into a Muslim house of worship. Given the long history of mosque-building following Muslim military victories, the building of the Cordoba House on...
  • 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...
  • Hidden Purpose of Ground Zero Mosque Exposed?

    08/23/2010 9:53:02 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | August 23, 2010 | Gina Miller
    Thanks to the hard work and research of Christine Brim of the Center for Security Policy, along with her team, we now have an alarming report that further exposes the hidden and likely motivations behind the developers of the Ground Zero mosque. Many of us have been trying to warn you that these Ground Zero mosque people are not who they portray themselves to be. And now, in the first article of what will be a three-part series published on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace website, [http://bigpeace.com/cbrim/2010/08/17/ground-zero-mosques-hidden-websites-follow-the-shariah/] Brim reveals a shadowy plan going back to 2006 (and surely before that) which...
  • Many More Now Following Mosque Controversy – And Don’t Like It

    08/23/2010 10:04:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 23, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    A lot more voters are paying attention to the plans to build a mosque near the Ground Zero site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, and they don’t like the idea. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of U.S. voters say they are now following news stories about the mosque planned near Ground Zero. That’s a 34-point jump from a month ago when only 51% said they were following the story.
  • Many More Now Following Mosque Controversy – And Don’t Like It (62 percent oppose)

    08/23/2010 10:06:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 8/23/2010 | Rasmussen
    A lot more voters are paying attention to the plans to build a mosque near the Ground Zero site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, and they don’t like the idea. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of U.S. voters say they are now following news stories about the mosque planned near Ground Zero. That’s a 34-point jump from a month ago when only 51% said they were following the story. The new finding includes 58% who are following the story very closely, up from 22% in mid-July. Now 62% oppose the building...
  • BREAKING: Cordoba GZM's Imam Rauf on a Hush-Hush Taxpayer-Subsidized ME Tour

    08/23/2010 10:13:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 23, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    JUST LOOK at how close the disengenuous 5th-columnists of the Obama Administration are to the "moderate" Imam behind the Ground-Zero mosque... like try paying him with our tax dollars to go on a Middle East tour on behalf of the US! 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...
  • Figures. Support For Ground Zero Mosque Plummets After Obama Weighs In

    08/23/2010 11:21:40 AM PDT · by Justaham · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-23-10 | Jim Hoft
    77% of mainstream Americans oppose the Ground Zero Victory Mosque. But, Barack Obama thinks it’s a nifty idea. (LA Times) More Americans than ever are opposed to the Ground Zero Victory Mosque now that President Obama weighed in on the controversy. 77% of mainstream voters are opposed to the mosque while 68% of the political class are in favor of building the victory mosque. Rasmussen reported: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of U.S. voters say they are now following news stories about the mosque planned near Ground Zero. That’s a 34-point jump from a month...
  • 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....
  • Why Is 'Outspoken' Hollywood Silent On Plans to Build Mosque Near Ground Zero?

    08/23/2010 2:04:13 PM PDT · by dselig · 24 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/23/10 | Hollie McKay
    When it comes to controversial issues such as same sex marriage, global warming, and fighting Arizona's immigration laws, Hollywood has never held back in advancing their opinions. However, in the wake of President Obama’s announcement that Muslims have the “right” to build up a mosque near New York’s 9/11 Ground Zero, the typically outspoken entertainment industry is staying strangely silent. A couple of celebrities such as Kevin Nealon and Russell Simmons, posted links to the story on their Twitter accounts, but withheld any personal judgments. Kirk Douglas wrote on his MySpace page that he was “confused” about the mosque plans...
  • '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"...
  • Iman Thanks Obama

    08/23/2010 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2010 | Richard Sisk
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf used his taxpayer-funded Mideast tour yesterday to praise President Obama’s qualified support for the mosque near Ground Zero. “I am grateful to President Barack Obama and all those who expressed support for our project,” Abdul Rauf said at a dinner for student leaders in the Gulf state of Bahrain. the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain reported. Obama fueled the debate over the mosque with a White House speech defending the right to build the project, but hedged by saying he wouldn’t comment on the “wisdom” of its location. Abdul Rauf also wryly noted that “We are...
  • Who was that mosqued man? Shhh…

    08/23/2010 4:37:30 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8/23/2010 | Robert Knight
    Conservatives take note: When the Washington Post tells you to back off something, it's time to turn up the heat. On August 14, the Post carried one of its "helping conservatives find themselves" articles, "GOP leaders urge caution on pushing mosque issue: Backlash at polls feared." Translation: This issue is killing Mr. Obama and his fellow liberals, so kindly shut up. The proposed Manhattan mosque is a keg o' dynamite. It has blown up apathetic Americans' benign illusions about Mr. Obama: "They're going to build what? Where? And he's okay with that?" For months, the nation has watched plans proceed...
  • Obama’S Man Behind The Mosque – His Changing Website, Alliances And Accusations Against America

    08/23/2010 4:43:30 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    Noisyroom.net ^ | 8-23-2010 | AJ
    President Obama voiced his support for Imam Rauf’s Ground Zero mosque/community center. With 70% of Americans in opposition to the location of Imam Rauf’s project, let’s take a closer look to consider why they’re opposed. Oh… and by the way… did you know that while Mayor Bloomberg tells us we shouldn’t question where Imam Rauf is raising the money for his mosque/community center, the Mayor forgot that last year in New York, federal prosecutors seized a mosque and a skyscraper controlled by the Islamic State of Iran’s Alavi Foundation? More on that later… Imam Rauf named the Ground Zero mosque/community...
  • Thanks For All the Help, Barack

    08/23/2010 5:13:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 23, 2010 | John Hinderaker
    Many Democrats are fuming over President Obama's lack of political skill, as seen most recently in his bungled intervention in the Ground Zero Mosque debate. One consequence of Obama's mis-step is that an astonishing 85 percent of voters are now following the controversy over the Islamic center, with 58 percent saying they are following the story "very closely." That's trouble for the Democrats, as the number who oppose construction of the mosque is up to 62 percent. Once again, we see a sharp divide between what Scott Rasmussen calls "mainstream voters"--77 percent oppose the mosque--and Rasmussen's "political class"--68 percent favor...
  • Daisy Kahn: The mosque Will Be Built And By The Way … You’re All Muslim Haters

    08/23/2010 5:15:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | August 23, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Well, ok then. Opoosed to the mosque, you are now beyond Islamophobic … you are haters, purveyors of hate, hateful Islamophobic, racists. And just because you have made a big stink out of this … we are going ahead and building the mosque, which isn’t really a mosque, which is what we called it last year, its a cultural center. You know swimming pools and a theatre and day care and … over there, you know, around the corner, in the back, there’s a prayer room. Oh brother.
  • Obama’s Divine Right of Kings & The Ground Zero Mosque

    08/23/2010 6:47:36 PM PDT · by ImpeachHoBama · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, August 22, 2010 | Kelly O'Connell
    When Barack stated Muslims had a right to build a Mosque on Twin Tower scorched earth, he accidentally revisited a key American Revolutionary debate: Does a king have a divine right from God to act as he pleases? Or, were the Founders correct claiming a Natural Law existed over all human decisions, judging each act? This question is the topic of this essay, and will include appearances by the Founding Fathers and favorite writer Locke, versus Karl Marx and Mohammad. In the Ground Zero Mosque case, Obama presumes his decisions are correct by themselves, outside of any other authority. But...
  • Obama is trying to pull a ‘Rev. Wright’ to save the Blue Dogs?

    08/23/2010 8:17:38 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 10 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 23rd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Embracing the Ground Zero mosque? The vacationer-in-chief is puzzling the world. Why is all this self-destructive behavior from Barack Obama? Here is an idea: maybe it is about giving a chance to democrats in conservative districts to distance themselves from the President without offending the liberal base. Remember Rev. Wright? The radical pastor’s sermons were about to cost candidate Obama the democratic primary in 2008. Then something interesting happened. Rev Wright scheduled appearance in the National press-club... The pastor stood up in front of the cameras and made sure the judges from the mainstream media give him the ‘insanity...
  • At this rate, it could be President Hillary Clinton in 2012 (Squish had "good relationship" w/her)

    08/23/2010 10:16:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    New Jersey Newsroom ^ | August 23, 2010 | Alan J. Steinberg
    President Barack Obama is a man whose political fortunes have imploded. The national political rock star of 2008 has become the Democratic political albatross of 2010. Democratic candidates in the 2010 gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, and House of Representatives elections are running away from him, not with him. Obama's approval rating reaches new lows every day, due to worsening economic conditions and a foreign policy of appeasement of hostile nations and downgrading of alliances with loyal friends. On the two leading 2010 "values" controversies, to wit, the Arizona immigration law and the Cordoba Ground Zero mosque initiative, the President is definitely...