Never mind the fact that New Yorkers are virulently against the idea.…bad ideas always win out when diversity is on the line, because there’s nothing more alluring to a liberal, than to think that they are smarter and more tolerant than the rest of us.
The Islamists, however, aren’t interested in diversity. They are interested in supremacy, as Wafa Sultan pointed out, here:
“It is crucial to study the supremacist ideology of Islam and to recognize, for example, that the building of a mosque especially at Ground Zero is viewed by Muslims as a decisive victory over the infidels in Islam’s march to establish its ultimate goal: the submission of all others to Islam and to Sharia Law.”
After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board voted late Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and cultural center near ground zero.
“It’s a seed of peace,” board member Rob Townley said. “We believe that this is a significant step in the Muslim community to counteract the hate and fanaticism in the minority of the community.”
The vote was 29-to-1 in favor of the plan, with 10 abstentions. The move by the Manhattan Community Board 1, while not necessary for the building’s owners to move forward with the project, is seen as key to obtaining residents’ support.
The meeting was unruly, with project opponents jeering at speakers and yelling comments such as “You’re building over a Christian cemetery!” while holding signs that read, “Show respect for 3000,” referring to those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Many said they were not opposed to a mosque — just not one that’s two blocks from ground zero.
Pamela Geller was there, and spoke. Video, and pictures here.
Pamela says: “Every time someone spoke against the monster mosque, this lovely black priest blew …………..the shofar. It was fabulous”.
Robert Spencer has more on the meeting at Jihad Watch.
Feisal Abdul Rauf, a New York imam, expects us to believe that jihad warfare was started by the West and can only be ended by the West. He is therefore either concealing or ignorant of the fact that violent jihad is a developed tradition within Islam and found in core Islamic texts (including but not limited to the Qur’an, as well as Hadith and books of Islamic jurisprudence). In those it has nothing to do with the behavior of infidels. It only has to do with the fact that they are infidels.
The US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end, says an Islamic cleric invited to Sydney by Premier Bob Carr.New York-based Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who impressed Mr Carr at an international conference last year, arrives in Sydney today for two weeks of meetings and public talks.
Speaking from his New York mosque, Imam Feisal said the West had to understand the terrorists’ point of view.
In a move likely to cause controversy with church leaders, Imam Feisal said it was Christians who started mass attacks on civilians.
“The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets.”
As if WWII was a Christian crusade, or something. This is the guy who’s in charge of the giant $100 million mosque whoops! Islamic center.
Imam Feisal, who argues for a Western style of Islam that promotes democracy and tolerance, said there could be little progress until the US acknowledged backing dictators and the US President gave an “America Culpa” speech to the Muslim world.
And what do you know, we now have a President who engages in mea culpas for American sins every chance he gets, including a big one directed specifically to the Muslim world.
There have been three terror attacks on American soil since that speech.
Still waiting for that progress. Maybe a mosque on Ground Zero is what they consider progress.
Well, that’s good to know. I thought that the board vote meant that it was a done deal.
at Bread Upon the Waters: NYC Community Board Okays Ground Zero Mosque Plans