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  • A GOP 'moderate Muslim' -- or not

    01/10/2011 3:36:31 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2011 | PAUL SPERRY
    Suhail Khan, a major Republican sup porter of the Ground Zero mosque, has been lobbying GOP leaders on the Hill to back off their opposition. He's got their ear, mainly because he portrays himself as a moderate, patriotic Muslim. Yet newly surfaced videos contradict that. Khan, a Bush administration vet who sits on the board of the American Conservative Union, assures skeptics that "Park 51 community center" imam Feisal Rauf is a "moderate." Fears over the mosque are overblown, he insists, fomented by "anti-Muslim bigotry." In a recent letter to fellow Republicans, he warned the party was "alienating millions of...
  • To Mecca from Ground Zero

    09/15/2010 2:52:05 AM PDT · by Jack of all Trades · 18 replies
    My Paranoid Brain | 9/15/2010 | Me
    Has anyone else thought to check the direction of Mecca from Ground Zero? I used QiblaLocator. Funny how the Cordoba house lies almost on the line, ain't it? If you rerun it from somewhere within the former WTC1 site, the line goes exactly through the victory mosque. Must be a coincidence...
  • Dueling mosque rallies rage at Ground Zero

    09/12/2010 3:57:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 12, 2010 | AMBER SUTHERLAND, DOUGLAS MONTERO and SABRINA FORD
    Thousands of chanting, jeering protesters with dueling agendas converged on lower Manhattan yesterday in a bitter and sometimes violent clash over the planned Ground Zero mosque. Rival demonstrations over the Islamic center were kept apart by a phalanx of cops -- though there were flare-ups between the groups even as relatives of 9/11 victims mourned just a few blocks away. "I don't care if they build a mosque, but I don't want to hear their Islamic prayers wafting over the [Ground Zero] grave site . . . I saw the carnage of 9/11," fumed a retired firefighter who waved his...
  • Islam center's eerie echo of ancient terror

    09/10/2010 2:24:17 PM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies · 1+ views
    New Hork Post ^ | September 10, 2010 | Amir Taheri
    Should there be a mosque near Ground Zero? In fact, what is pro posed is not a mosque -- nor even an "Islamic cultural center." In Islam, every structure linked to the faith and its rituals has a precise function and character. A mosque is a one-story gallery built around an atrium with a mihrab (a niche pointing to Mecca) and one, or in the case of Shiites two, minarets. Other Islamic structures, such as harams, zawiyyahs, husseinyiahs and takiyahs, also obey strict architectural rules. Yet the building used for spreading the faith is known as Dar al-Tabligh, or House...
  • One block between Ground Zero mosque and human remains (map)

    09/11/2010 12:20:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 88 replies · 2+ views
    NYPost ^ | 9-10-10 | Tom Topousis, Philip Messing
    *snip* A map compiled by firefighters who sifted through the wreckage of lower Manhattan in the seven months after the attacks shows the gruesome discovery of human remains stretched as far as 1,135 feet from the middle of the trade center -- including remains found just a block from the mosque site. The map was obtained by The Post from sources after the Fire Department did not respond to requests to review it. It shows that remains were found just 348 feet to the south of the mosque site at 45 Park Place, on top of the massive post-office building...
  • 9/11 first responder files suit against Ground Zero mosque developers

    09/10/2010 4:42:14 AM PDT · by Liz · 24 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/9/10 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    A 9/11 first responder's $350M suit against the developers, calls the Ground Zero mosque a "nuisance," "a terror risk" and "an assault." The strongly worded suit, was brought by a former volunteer firefighter from Westchester with the assistance of Freedom Watch. It charges developer Feisal Abdul Rauf and the Park 51 company's "interests are tied to terrorism," and "believers in radical Islam and its jihad against American interests." The suit, calls the proposed center "a monument to the jihadist’s victory over American ideals, [and] a desecration of the terrible sacrifice made by those innocents attacked."
  • NY mosque investor declines Trump's buyout offer

    09/09/2010 2:57:00 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 65 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 09/09/2010 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Donald Trump's offer to buy an investor's stake where a mosque is planned near ground zero is falling flat.
  • 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.”
  • Paris Video Shows The Future of Ground Zero

    09/05/2010 6:16:10 AM PDT · by libstripper · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 5, 2010 | Stella Paul
    Let's cut to the chase, shall we? The mysterious Mideast patrons of the Ground Zero Mosque expect to get a lot of bang for their petrobucks -- $100 million worth, in fact. It's our job to figure out exactly what form that bang will take. We already know that the Victory Mosque of the Nineteen Martyrs will be the greatest symbol of Islamic conquest since 705 CE - the landmark year when the al-Aqsa Mosque was thrust over the obliterated remains of the First and Second Holy Temples of the Jews in Jerusalem.
  • BREAKING: Mosque Investor Was Terror Contributor

    09/02/2010 3:42:33 PM PDT · by jersey117 · 87 replies
    Fox 5 News ^ | 9/2/10 | BY CHARLES LEAF
    MYFOXNY.COM - Fox 5 News reported Thursday that one of the financial backers of the Islamic mosque and cultural center project in Lower Manhattan once contributed to a terror group, although the investor says the contribution was made because he thought he was giving money to a harmless charity.
  • Sowell: Oust Dems to Halt Obama Before 'Point of No Return'

    08/30/2010 3:17:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jim Meyers/Thomas Sowell
    Influential economist Thomas Sowell tells Newsmax that voters must oust Democrats from their majorities in Congress to stop the Obama administration from continuing to take the country toward the “point of no return.” Professor Sowell, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, also says it is “madness” to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire at the end of the, year as Obama and the Democrats appear intent on doing. Sowell is also a syndicated columnist and prolific author whose latest book is “Dismantling America: and Other Controversial Essays.” In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Sowell says he is...
  • Mosque big owes 224G tax (Sharif El-Gamal, same one busted for patronizing a prostitute)

    08/29/2010 5:48:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/29/10 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    The mosque developers are tax deadbeats. Sharif El-Gamal, the leading organizer behind the mosque and community center near Ground Zero, owes $224,270.77 in back property tax on the site, city records show. El-Gamal's company, 45 Park Place Partners, failed to pay its half-yearly bills in January and July, according to the city Finance Department. The delinquency is a possible violation of El-Gamal's lease with Con Edison, which owns half of the proposed building site on Park Place. El-Gamal owns the other half but must pay taxes on the entire parcel.
  • 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.
  • Thousands Attend Ground Zero Mosque Protest Rally (video)

    08/23/2010 2:23:58 AM PDT · by firebrand · 17 replies
    San Diego Examiner ^ | August 22, 2010 | Jerrie Dean
    Sunday, there was a demonstration over the proposed mosque to be built near ground zero in New York. Thousands of people rallied and lined the streets (see video below). The demonstrators were demanding that the mosque be moved father away from the site were 2,700 people died on Sept. 11, 2001.
  • They won't build it! Hardhats vow not to work on controversial mosque near Ground Zero

    08/20/2010 8:46:25 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 125 replies · 2+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | August 20, 2010 | BY Samuel Goldsmith
    A growing number of New York construction workers are vowing not to work on the mosque planned near Ground Zero. "It's a very touchy thing because they want to do this on sacred ground," said Dave Kaiser, 38, a blaster who is working to rebuild the World Trade Center site. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/20/2010-08-20_we_wont_build_it_hardhats_say_no_way_they_will_work_on_wtc_mosque.html#ixzz0xA2nGzNn
  • Anti-Islam Protest in U.S. Bolsters Extremists, Experts Say (NY Times Alert)

    08/20/2010 6:40:56 PM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, August 20, 2010 | Scott Shane
    Some counterterrorism experts say the anti-Muslim sentiment that has saturated the airwaves and blogs in the debate over plans for an Islamic center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan is playing into the hands of extremists by bolstering their claims that the United States is hostile to Islam. Opposition to the center by prominent politicians and other public figures in the United States has been covered extensively by the news media in Muslim countries. At a time of concern about radicalization of young Muslims in the West, it risks adding new fuel to Al Qaeda’s claim that Islam is under...
  • Islamic Center Leader Says No Moving From Site Near Ground Zero (Muslims prepare for victory lap)

    08/20/2010 11:33:01 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    abc ^ | 8/19/2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN and NED POTTER
    One of the leaders of the proposed Islamic center and mosque two blocks from ground zero in New York says it's too late to back out now. "There is too much at stake," said Daisy Khan, who, with her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is leading the project. "Constitutional rights, the development of the Muslims here, how the world is watching the United States. We tell people America upholds religious freedom. We should not compromise those values." Khan spoke to Sally Quinn of the Washington Post, who quoted her in a blog post. "We have to convince people that not...
  • The Separation of Islamophilia from State

    08/19/2010 3:31:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/19/2010 | George Neumayr
    By modern secularist standards, Barack Obama's boosterism for Islam violates the "separation between Church and state." Had George W. Bush held a rosary and modest fish dinner at the White House to mark the beginning of Lent, the ACLU left would have freaked out. But these same secularists didn't mind Barack's "Iftar dinner" last Friday night. That is, until he wimped out on his endorsement of the Ground Zero mosque. Now his dinner looks to them more like the production of Ishtar, as finger-to-the-wind Dems cravenly scramble for cover. The search is on for a "compromise." Perhaps the self-styled Solomonic...
  • Obama admits he's a Muslim (Youtube Video)

    08/19/2010 2:51:49 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/7/2009 | youtube
    Obama admits that he is a Muslim. Obama bowing before a Muslim king. Obama talking about his Muslim family. Obama quoting from the Koran.
  • AP to reporters: Refer to GZ mosque as 'NYC mosque' now

    08/19/2010 2:49:30 PM PDT · by paltz · 28 replies
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 8/19/10 | Kerry Picket
    The Associated Press sent an advisory out on Thursday telling its staff to stop referencing the controversial Cordoba House as the "Ground Zero Mosque." Instead, the AP wants their reporters to call it the "NYC Mosque." In an advisory the AP wrote: Colleagues, Here is some guidance on covering the NYC mosque story, with assists from Chad Roedemeier in the NYC bureau and Terry Hunt in Washington: 1. We should continue to avoid the phrase "ground zero mosque" or "mosque at ground zero" on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other...
  • Economist Poll Shows 17.5% Support for Ground Zero Mosque

    08/19/2010 8:30:00 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 17 replies
    Economist/ECR ^ | 19 Aug 10 | EC
    I have two quick thoughts here - 1. It's stunning to me that any President would support anything this unpopular less than 90 days from an election. Obama's showing just about the same level of disregard to his own party as he does Republicans. Maybe that old quote where Obama says he'll stand with the Muslims (Dreams of My Father?) was accurate. 2. It surprises me that even something as near-universally reviled as the Cordoba House project isn't enough to get Democrats to stand united against it - only 41% of Dems are against the project, while 28% are for...
  • Demand: stop calling it the "Ground Zero Mosque"

    08/19/2010 7:33:13 AM PDT · by mudblood · 32 replies
    Collective Wishes ^ | Aug 19, 2010 | Candle
    I am disgusted and appalled at the lack of respect for the new and glorious mosque that our peaceful friends, the Muslims of the world, are building in New York for us. Repeatedly I keep hearing it referred to as the "Ground Zero Mosque". This is an abomination under their holy, many-headed god "Allah". The number zero, in the Muslim world, is considered the lowest of all possible numbers, and therefore when Fox News and other right wing so-called "news" people refer to it as "ground zero", what they are doing is saying that a Muslim mosque is worth absolutely...
  • Free Republic Rocks Nancy Pelosi's World With Scoop on Threat to 9/11 Mosque Opponents

    08/18/2010 7:44:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 240 replies · 2+ views
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    Free Republic rocked Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) world by breaking the story about her menacing comments calling for the investigation of critics of the location of the Cordoba House mosque planned for the neighborhood of the World Trade Center site of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on New York City.Two San Francisco media outlets reported on Pelosi's press conference where she made the remarks, but neither one saw fit to report them. Fortunately one of those outlets, KCBS, posted an audio recording. The other, the San Francisco Chronicle, posted a video that had bad audio rendering the menacing comments...
  • Pelosi Trying to Intimidate 9/11 Families: N.Y. Rep. Peter King

    08/18/2010 12:13:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of trying to intimidate 9/11 families from expressing their criticism of the location of the Cordoba House mosque planned for construction in a building near the World Trade Center site that was severely damaged in the September 11, 2001, terror attack that killed nearly 3,000 people. King made his remarks on the Fox News Channel this morning (video courtesy Mediate):"I...see it as a threat by the Speaker to try to intimdate people who are speaking out against the location...
  • Massive Protest at Ground Zero on Sunday - August 22, 2010 - 10:30 am

    08/18/2010 11:20:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 95 replies
    TheBravest.com ^ | August 18, 2010
    TheBravest.com COALITION TO HONOR GROUND ZERO             http://stop911mosque.com Contact: stop911mosque@gmail.com   ALL OUT ON SUNDAY MORNING FOR MASSIVE PROTEST AT THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE SITE   TELL [Alleged] President Obama, HAMAS AND IMAM RAUF: NO SHARIAH ISLAMIC LAW AND JIHAD MOSQUES IN AMERICA!   MOTORCYCLISTS FROM ACROSS AMERICA, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS, VETERANS, THE 9/11 FAMILIES AND FIRST RESPONDERS, AND RESIDENTS OF THE GROUND ZERO NEIGHBORHOOD WILL UNITE TO PROTEST AT THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE SITE   PROTESTERS TO PUSH FOR ANSWERS:  IS THE STATE DEPT SENDING IMAM RAUF AROUND THE U.S. AND TO ISLAMIC COUNTRIES AS AN ENVOY?   WHO:  The Coalition to Honor...
  • 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...
  • AUDIO - Rep. Pelosi calls for investigation of WTC mosque opposition

    08/17/2010 10:49:25 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2010 | Kerry Picket
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She told San Francisco's KCBS radio: Link to audio
  • 'Nazi' Pelosi: Investigate Opposition to 9/11 Mosque

    08/17/2010 7:21:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 201 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Kristinn
    Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today called for an investigation of those opposing the mosque being planned for construction a block away from the site of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on New York City that toppled the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center complex in lower Manhatten and killed nearly 3000 people.Speaking to reporters in San Francisco, Pelosi at first deferred to New Yorkers on the mosque, calling it an "urban development question" for them to decide."I think everybody respects the right of people in our country to express their religious beliefs on...
  • Pelosi: New Yorkers Should Decide on Mosque (Says it's a "zoning issue")

    08/17/2010 6:33:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Drew Joseph
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today weighed in on the heated debate over the proposed Islamic community center in Manhattan, saying that New Yorkers should be left to decide on what she called a "zoning issue." Asked by The Chronicle what her position was on the community center, which includes a prayer space that some opponents are referring to as the "ground zero mosque," Pelosi, D-San Francisco, said that she is leaving the issue to her colleagues in New York. And when Doug Sovern of KCBS asked a follow-up question, Pelosi criticized those who are trying to use the issue for...
  • NY1 Exclusive: Developer Won't Budge on Mosque Location (Says It's "Nowhere Near" Ground Zero)

    08/17/2010 11:17:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 175 replies
    New York One ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Grace Rauh
    SNIP Sharif El-Gamal is the developer behind the plan to erect an Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site. Calls are mounting for him and the other backers to find a new home for their center, further away from the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks, but El-Gamal isn't budging. He is sticking with his plans to erect a 13-story center and prayer space in Lower Manhattan. He likens the project to a YMCA or Jewish Community Center, with programs open to all residents of all faiths. "A landmark, an iconic building that...
  • The Real Reason Mayor Bloomberg Supports the Mosque?

    08/16/2010 5:53:16 PM PDT · by kozanne · 30 replies
    Emerging Corruption ^ | August 16, 2010 | Ann "Babe" Huggett
    New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is currently on record excoriating opponents to the construction of the Islamic Cordoba Center mosque scheduled to begin construction on September 11, 2011 in Lower Manhattan. The proposed mosque’s site is two blocks from the former World Trade Center’s Twin Towers destroyed ten years previously on September 11, 2001 by Islamic jihadists. Bloomberg’s demands of religious tolerance from his city’s citizens is inconsistent in a city with 100 mosques already in operation but with a school system that will not acknowledge Christianity or Christmas, or even allow the repairs necessary for the Greek Orthodox...
  • A counter-proposal for the Mosque at Ground Zero

    08/16/2010 3:30:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies · 1+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 8/16/2010 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    I have been following the debate over the building of a mosque at Ground Zero in Manhattan. I have a counter proposal. Let us build a chapel dedicated to Sts. Nunilo and Alodia next to the mosque. Saints Nunilo and Alodia were a pair of 9th c. virgin martyrs in Huesca, Spain.  They were born to a Muslim father and Christian mother.  However, they chose their mother’s Christianity. And so during the Emirate of Abd ar-Rahman II it came to pass that in these little girls were first put in a brothel and then were executed as apostates according to...
  • NYC Mayor: 'Sad Day' If Mosque Plans Blocked (barf alert)

    08/16/2010 3:35:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it would be a "sad day for America" if opponents block plans for a mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in Manhattan. Bloomberg told a news conference Monday that the government should not interfere in people's religion. He said stopping the mosque and community center just because they are two blocks away from where "freedom was attacked" would mark a sad day for the country. The mayor and others who support the building of the center have said it will help bridge divisions between the West and the...
  • Breaking: (Terrorist Organization) Hamas sides with Obama, endorses mosque!

    08/16/2010 3:11:50 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 8/16/2010 | STAFF
    The angle here is that one of the criticisms of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the Islamic center, is that he refused to call Hamas a terrorist organiztion. And here's Hamas standing up for the Imam's mosque, in firm agreement with Obama. Hamas, Rauf, and Obama all agree: Build the mosque! In reality, of course, Obama did not "endorse" the Islamic center. Rauf is widely seen as a moderate, and he has condemned terrorism. And here's what Rauf actually said about Hamas: "I'm not a politician. I try to avoid the issues. The issue of terrorism is a...
  • Obama Okays Victory Mosque

    08/16/2010 8:28:50 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/16/10 | Joy Tiz
    Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero. Revolting, yes. Shocking, no. One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues. Reread his contemptible speech in Cairo, in which the president spouted flagrant falsehoods about the charms of Islam, while berating the United States for being a bit churlish about radical Muslim ideology after 9/11. Obama’s boss, George Soros, has always thought we made too much...
  • You've Lost America, Mr. President

    08/16/2010 6:18:12 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 16, 2010 | Arnold Ahlert
    I was "one incident too early." On November 5, 2009, I wrote this for JWR's "sister site", Political Mavens: "Barack Obama's presidency is effectively over. Strong words? Ask yourself this: what other president of the United States would have spent almost three minutes speaking at the Dept. of Interior before getting around to mentioning the fact that twelve soldiers had been killed, and thirty one wounded in a massacre at Fort Hood in Texas?" Alas, most Americans let this travesty slide down the memory hole. Thankfully, like he has with so many other unpopular positions, Barack Hussein Obama has "doubled...
  • Breaking: Hamas Sides With Obama, Endorses Mosque!

    08/16/2010 7:08:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, August 16, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    In case you were wondering where the right is headed today...The angle here is that one of the criticisms of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the Islamic center, is that he refused to call Hamas a terrorist organiztion. And here's Hamas standing up for the Imam's mosque, in firm agreement with Obama. Hamas, Rauf, and Obama all agree: Build the mosque! In reality, of course, Obama did not "endorse" the mosque. The Imam is widely seen as a moderate, and he has condemned terrorism.
  • Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It (now they're begging)

    08/16/2010 5:53:14 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 36 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 8/16/10 | Mark Halprin
    Yes, Republicans, you can take advantage of this heated circumstance, backed by the families of the 9/11 victims, in their most emotional return to the public stage since 2001. But please don't do it. There are a handful of good reasons to oppose allowing the Islamic center to be built so close to Ground Zero, particularly the family opposition and the availability of other, less raw locations. But what is happening now — the misinformation about the center and its supporters; the open declarations of war on Islam on talk radio, the Internet and other forums; the painful divisions propelled...
  • Why Is The Ground Zero Mosque Removing Web Pages & Changing It's Name?

    08/16/2010 1:07:00 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    The Jawa Report ^ | 08/16/10 | The Jawa Report
    Update date on Mad Mullah's Also Involved In Ground Zero Mosque? Creeping Sharia More deception and dishonesty from Imam Rauf. Claudia Rosett, as Thomas Lifson points out at American Thinker, is watching parts of the Feisal Rauf’s Ground Zero mosque website disappear before her very eyes. So where right now is Rauf? Still in Malaysia? Sipping tea with who-knows-whom in the Middle East? Jetting between Southeast Asia and the Gulf at U.S. taxpayer expense? And while he’s on these travels, what’s going on with the web site of his Cordoba Initiative? Last week, after someone in his Malaysia office referred...
  • The Mosque That cannot Be Ignored

    08/15/2010 5:01:54 PM PDT · by StatenIsland · 15 replies
    Staten Island Tea Party ^ | 8/15/10 | Frank Santarpia
    The Mosque That Cannot Be Ignored After six U.S. Marines fought their way to the peak of Mt. Suribachi in February of 1945, I doubt that there were any citizens of Tokyo who viewed the raising of the American flag over Iwo Jima as a form of "community outreach." To a man, they knew exactly what it represented. Triumphant armies have always planted their symbols and standards at the conclusion of battle, and I believe that even the most progressive elements of Japanese society must have averted their eyes - to avoid the pain of loss, and to avoid a...
  • Ground Zero mega-mosque will be seen "by many millions of Muslims as a victory

    08/15/2010 3:57:46 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 15, 2010 | Sam Harris
    Sam Harris: Ground Zero mega-mosque will be seen "by many millions of Muslims as a victory--and as a sign that the liberal values of the West are synonymous with decadence and cowardice" In "What Obama Got Wrong About the Mosque," August 13, Sam Harris breaks with the Leftist pro-Islamic supremacism lockstep that usually prevails at the Daily Beast and offers some common sense about the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero: Should a 15-story mosque and Islamic cultural center be built two blocks from the site of the worst jihadist atrocity in living memory? Put this way, the question nearly...
  • The Two Americas: Those For and Against the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/15/2010 3:32:11 PM PDT · by dselig · 53 replies
    YBH.com ^ | 8/15/10 AEST
    In the end, John Edwards was right. There are two Americas, though not based on Mr. Edward’s fairy tale of GOP rich and liberal poor. Those divisions of course exist, but the richest among us tend to belong to Mr. Edwards own party. The real dividing line in this country is: those that are for an Islamic Mosque and cultural center in the shadow of Ground Zero, and those that are against it. All polls show that the majority of this country falls into the latter category. Not surprisingly, President-out-of-touch Obama is for the mosque. From health care, to economic...
  • Republicans attack Obama over Muslim center comments (Hey Reuters, it's a mosque)

    08/15/2010 3:23:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/15/2010 | Reuters
    Republicans attacked President Barack Obama on Sunday for his comments on a controversial plan to build a Muslim cultural center in New York, saying he was "disconnected" from the nation in an election year. Obama waded into the debate on Friday when he appeared to offer his backing for the center called Cordoba House to be built two blocks from the "Ground Zero" site of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City. On Saturday, seeking to clarify his position, Obama said he supported the right of Muslims to build the center but would not comment on the "wisdom"...
  • Nadler: “No way' for government to block mosque

    08/15/2010 10:58:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 132 replies
    politico.com ^ | August 15, 2010 | James Hohmann
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic congressman who represents ground zero in New York, vigorously defended a group’s right to build a mosque near what was once the World Trade Center. “There’s no way for government to block this,” the liberal congressman said on CNN’s “State of the Union," reiterating a point he made in a statement on Saturday. Asked about polling that shows bipartisan opposition to the project, Nadler said public opinion shouldn’t matter and stressed his fundamental belief that government has no right or business to comment one way or another on an issue of this sort. “We do...
  • Barack Obama backtracks over Ground Zero mosque support

    08/15/2010 12:54:24 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 67 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 15, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama has backtracked over his enthusiastic support for the building of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York, saying he was "not commenting on the wisdom of making the decision". The decision to build an 15-storey Islamic centre in Manhattan, including a mosque, two blocks from the Ground Zero site of the September 11th terrorist attacks has incensed many Americans, with polls indicating that more than two-thirds oppose it. Speaking at an iftar dinner held at the White House on Friday to mark the breaking of the Ramadan fast, Mr Obama abandoned his administration's previous stance that...
  • Obama's Endorsement Of Mosque At Ground Zero An Insult To All Americans

    08/15/2010 12:17:16 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 15 replies
    America Talks ^ | 8/15/10 | David Zublick
    From the beginning, there has been speculation that Barack Obama has been an apologist for the Islamic world. His campaign rhetoric during the 2008 presidential campaign in which he indicated that he would sit down with leaders of Islamic nations such as Iran without precondition drew the ire of many who viewed him as soft on the war on terror. Then, once in office, the dynamics of our battle with the forces of Islamic extremism took an even darker turn when the terms used to describe the conflict were changed. No longer were we fighting a war on terror. We...
  • 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...
  • Backing right to build mosque not endorsement: Obama

    08/15/2010 11:48:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Indian ^ | August 15, 2010 | Arun Kumar
    President Barack Obama has clarified that his defence of Muslims’ right to build an Islamic complex near New York’s Ground Zero site of 9/11 attack, was not an endorsement of the controversial proposal. Speaking to reporters during a family vacation visit to Panama City, Florida, Obama reiterated the stand he took Friday night at a White House iftar dinner observing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion,” Obama was quoted as saying in various media reports. But he went on to explain...
  • SoHo Properties, Developer of Park51 Mosque Near Ground Zero, Willing to Talk About Moving

    08/15/2010 10:55:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Friday, August 13, 2010 | Glenn Blain
    Sponsors of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero are not slamming the door on Gov. Paterson's idea to build the center someplace else. "We are open to a conversation to find out more on what the governor has in mind," the center, Park51, said in a Twitter post yesterday. SNIP Mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal has said the group is interested in hearing from Paterson but added that "this has always been about serving lower Manhattan." He did not return calls and emails yesterday. SNIP
  • (The Muslim) Obama mosque retreat

    08/15/2010 5:35:08 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    ny post ^ | 8/15/2010 | ANNIE KARNI and GEORGETT ROBERTS
    President Obama carefully backpedaled on his support for building a mosque near Ground Zero, saying yesterday that he was merely defending the legal right to religious freedom -- but not giving the project his stamp of approval. "I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding," Obama said. "That's what our country is about. And I think it's very important, as difficult as some of these issues are, that we stay focused on who we are as a people and what our values are all about." The backtracking came as the president's approval...