Skip to comments.Ground Zero mosque Imam blames Sarah Palin for 'growing Islamophobia'
Posted on 09/12/2010 6:03:11 PM PDT by opentalk
The Muslim cleric behind plans to build a mosque close to the Ground Zero site has blamed politicians such as Sarah Palin for fuelling a "growing Islamophobia" that led to the burning of Korans on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The Reverend Terry Jones abandoned his "international burn a Koran day" in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday but there were isolated instances in Tennessee and New York of the Muslim holy book being set alight.
"What has happened is that..certain politicians decided that this project would be very useful for their political ambitions," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said, adding that this had prompted a "growing Islamophobia" in the US.
Imam Rauf's proposal for an Islamic Centre, containing a mosque, two blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, has become embroiled in controversy.
Mrs Palin was the first major national figure to get involved in what had been a localised dispute when she sent a Twitter message in July stating: "Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing."
Imam Rauf said Mrs Palin's intervention had been "disingenuous" and played a part of the issue being "hijacked by the radicals" over the summer.
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How ‘bout blaming the MUSLIMS and 9.11. Oh no correlation?
Palin is but just another one to blame, eh Rauf? How many more people you going to throw into the Islamaphobia-mix, you frakin idiot? =.=
We just don’t believe in Iman Uhbumma or ralf..poth are putrid and have Islam correoding their souls..
How much do you want to bet that Feisal Abdul Rauf is a registered democrat?
Sarah is much more tolerant than I am. America is learning more about islam and how dangerous it is. Sarah had nothing to do with my opinion.
According to another post here tonight, going back to Saudi Arabia while being gay and “befriending” a Jewish woman can also cause “Islamophobia”.
People are so afraid of a private citizen.
But shouldn’t they hire a lot more actors to stage fake anti-moslem violence?
Otherwise, how will they convince the public of complete falsehood?
Predictable. He fits right in there with the other Sarah haters.
Only the people who hate America as much as Muslims are NOT to blame, huh?
Appealing to Democrats I see.
Dunno, you tell me....... =.=
So he blames Palin for his own mistake! He should thank her for pointing out he needs to be more tolerant of other people's views (the vast majority of Americans).
Rauf has long been exposed.....the idiot is running out of lies and deceitful lies to spew.....reminds me of people who tell one lie and then have to tell a multitude of lies to cover the first original lie....sooner or later, the liar gets his lies all mixed up and twisted. =.=
I believe that Imam Feisal Skyhook Ra-OOF has finally jumped the shark.
Attacking Sarah Palin and thinking that will score him points!!?
I hate that word "Islamophobic" . A phobia is an irrational fear. Islam is a REAL fear. Now the word "Islamophallic" makes much more sense. It means the willing idiots who think they shall be beheaded last.
Oops, not exactly how it was meant to look .... So he blames Palin for his own mistake! He should thank her for pointing out he needs to be more tolerant of other people's views (the vast majority of Americans).
That’s a muslim for you. Nothing is ever their fault. To paraphrase Love Story, “Islam means never having to say you’re sorry.”
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