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  • 'Ground Zero Mosque' Clears Legal Hurdle to Build

    07/13/2011 5:01:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies · 3+ views ^ | July 13, 2011 | RESHMA KIRPALANI
    The backers of the controversial "Ground Zero Mosque" have won a court fight clearing the way for them to build the mosque and community center complex two blocks from the site of the 9/11 terror attack. In a decision on Friday that was made public today, New York State Supreme Justice Paul Feinman dismissed a lawsuit by former firefighter Timothy Brown who argued that New York City was wrong to allow the destruction of a 150-year-old building to make way for the Islamic center.
  • GOP Expected to Be Even More Anti-Muslim for 2012 Election (Barf Alert)

    03/11/2011 5:00:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Care2 ^ | March 11, 2011 | Robin Marty
    It seems like it was just weeks ago that the most important question to be asked in any senate debate was where the candidate stood on the issue of the Park51 "Ground Zero Mosque." Many of us signed in relief when the 2010 campaign was over, happy to see what we hoped would be a break in the Muslim-bashing that became a cornerstone of so many Republican candidacies. Sadly, it appears that it will be back again with a vengeance as we look ahead to 2012. Via CNN: In the run-up to last November's elections, Republicans including Palin and Gingrich...
  • The Terror Behind an Imam’s Mask [new 9/11 Mosque Iman]

    01/19/2011 4:36:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 1-19-11 | Jamie Glazov
    The Ground Zero Mosque developers should have really taken the time to take Public Relations 101 in some college somewhere — before they tried to sell this Cordoba House idea (oh wait it’s called “Park51” now) to the American public. Now that Imam Rauf has been exposed for the terror-loving stealth jihadist that he is, the strategists behind this sick charade have moved him to the side (because, we are told, he is going on a “tour”) and have replaced him as the poster boy for the jihadist victory mosque with Imam Abdullah Adhami. And who, pray tell, is this...
  • Unethical: Bloomberg/Rauf Collusion

    12/24/2010 8:09:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    They're emailing each other? The New York Daily News reported Thursday that "Mayor Bloomberg's top deputies went to great lengths to help those trying to build a mosque at Ground Zero - even drafting a letter to the community board for them, newly released documents show. City Hall on Thursday released a flurry of emails between its brass and Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam pushing to build a mosque near the sensitive site, and his supporters." It's worse than we imagined. The release of these documents, emails and various exchanges between Mayor Bloomberg's office and the radical Imam Rauf and...
  • Obama: Not Moses, Merely Elmer Gantry

    09/29/2010 5:33:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 29, 2010 | Monty Peleriin
    The abject failure of the Obama administration is painfully obvious. Herman Cain described the situation: Millions of voters have come to realize that this presidency lacks leadership, direction, decisiveness, economic urgency and, most of all, solutions. This combination of deficiencies has produced a more than uninspired citizenry, except for the most loyal and misled supporters of the president. While many recognize the failure, few are aware of the potential dangers ahead
  • Thousands Chant No Mosque Here On 9/11

    09/12/2010 7:04:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | September 12, 2010 | Guy Benson
    Nine years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, thousands of Americans gathered near Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan on Saturday, raising their voices in protest against a proposed Islamic Mosque and community center just blocks from where the World Trade Center towers fell. The rally, coordinated by Pamela Geller of the Atlas Shrugged blog, and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, featured repeated denunciations of the plan and exhortations to relocate the mosque. The crowd and speakers often took aim at American politicians whove voiced support for the plan, such as New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and President...
  • 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...
  • Gay Bar May Open Next to Ground Zero Mosque

    08/13/2010 4:45:28 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 76 replies · 1+ views ^ | Aug 13, 2010 | Stephen Rosch
    Conservative Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has recently announced that he is planning on opening a gay bar two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City. That would put it right next door to the planned Cordoba Mosque. Gutfeld hosts the Fox News show “Red Eye” and is known as being a satirist. But this time, he claims to be serious. He has apparently looked into the space and has already obtained investors.
  • The Taboo of the Intellectuals

    08/12/2010 9:43:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 12, 2010 | Cliff May
    The controversy over plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan has taken an odd twist. On one side are those making arguments in opposition to the project, along with those who merely have questions they would like answered so they can decide for themselves whether this project will honor the victims of 9/11 – or mock them. On the other side are those who support the project wholeheartedly and who respond to both arguments and questions by saying: Shut up. Most prominent among the second group is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It would be one...
  • 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...
  • This is not a Mosque

    08/03/2010 8:05:07 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 42 replies · 14+ views
    cordoba initiative org ^ | Today | Jessduntno
    Cordoba Initiative wins battle to go ahead with Mosque. Their Chairman (film clip) says "this is not a Mosque." Also says "we gave water to the firemen on 9/11." Cordoba opposed landmark status for the five-story building because it would like to build a taller, modern building. "It's not minarets," said Oz Sultan, spokesperson for the Cordoba Initiative, the organization behind the planned center that says it is "committed to promoting positive interaction between the Muslim world and the West." Sultan described a mock-up of the proposed center as consistent with the latest architecture found in New York City. New...
  • NY Parish Declines to Sell Property to Muslim Group

    07/23/2010 9:30:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/23/10
    NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – A Roman Catholic parish in New York City on Thursday voted against selling one of its properties to a Muslim organization that planned to erect a mosque there, yielding to local residents' opposition. The Staten Island parish's decision against the sale of its abandoned convent to the Muslim American Society comes as a another proposed mosque faces criticism for being located too close to the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in Manhattan. The Rev. Keith Fennessy, leader of the Saint Margaret Mary parish on the borough of Staten Island, had chosen in June...
  • 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...
  • NYC mayor: Investigating mosque is un-American

    07/12/2010 12:42:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies · 3+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 12, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it would be un-American to investigate a mosque that is planned for construction near where the World Trade Center once stood. Bloomberg was asked Monday about GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio's demands last week that Democratic rival Andrew Cuomo investigate the mosque being developed near the Sept. 11 attack site.
  • The Mad Rush to Build the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque

    07/09/2010 3:54:15 PM PDT · by NCjim · 105 replies
    Big Peace ^ | July 9, 2010
    New York politicians are bending over backwards and violating protocol to build a mega mosque at Ground Zero. In warped speed they are ramming it through, removing every obstacle to expedite the process and erect a triumphal mosque at Ground Zero in time for it to meet its stated opening date, the tenth anniversary of September 11. Why? Would they do this for a church? A synagogue? This is an outrage. Wednesday night, on less than a week and a half’s notice (at a time when most people who care are not even around), the Lower Manhattan Community Board 1...
  • Kill the Ground Zero Mosque TV Ad!

    07/09/2010 3:24:18 PM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 7-9-10 | James
    Video: A mosque is about to be erected on the hallowed acreage of lower Manhattan's Ground Zero. Where we Americans weep, they rejoice and intend to erect a shrine to the 9/11 terrorists they hail as martyrs.