A Mosque at New York’s “Ground Zero”

Today, a New York City panel voted unanimously to reject landmark status for a building in downtown Manhattan, paving the way for its demolition — and for the construction of a 13-story, $100 million mosque near the World Trade Center site.

The Constitution of the United States (COTUS), that double-edged sword of sometimes loosely guaranteed freedoms, is used as the panel’s footing to vote unanimously for the building of the Muslim mosque.

This is a case where the COTUS works against the will of the people and for the spirit of the COTUS as defined by the vision of the document’s architects who wrote it over 200 years ago. The COTUS works to enforce separation of church (Islamic religion) and state (NYC city gov’t ). Mission accomplished.

That said, there comes a time when the definition of religion, in this case Islam, has to be closely examined and judged on its merits and its socially redeeming values to determine whether it truly qualifies as a religion in the classic sense and not a political ideology wrapped up in religious doctrine. In this case of Islam, I see it in the latter category worthy of it being outlawed. Yes, I am on a very slippery slope, here.

Looking at it another way, the combined effect of the portion of the COTUS which applies in this case, the well established liberalism in this country and the toleration of an opposing political body which has consistently proven over time to be an enemy of democracy and whose Imams have declared a Jihad for the destruction of the West, will evolve toward the eventual destruction of this country.

To think that my great-great-grand kids may have to face Mecca 4 times a day and engage in forced prayer sickens me.

  1. I’ll die before I’d bow to Mecca and a god I personally view as an anti-god. A god who offers no non-violent road to guaranteed salvation. A god who forces worship at the end of a sword.

    I prefer a God who gave the gift of free-will to His creation. Who, while punishing the sinful, offers a free path to guaranteed salvation. The price, a simple request, not the sacrifice of one’s own life in the act of taking the lives of god’s enemies.

    I prefer a God who only condemns those who knowingly reject Him. Not one who leaves his own followers wondering if they will be consumed by a vengeful and unforgiving God. At least that is my reading of the Koran.

    As for this Mosque, it is being built as an undeclared trophy/monument to an Islamic attack against America. No other logical interpretation passes the cough test. Nihad Awad, executive director of CAIR, told Fox News that that the Islamic faith has “nothing to do with 9/11.” How could he say that with a straight face? I saw no video but I’ll bet there was a smirk or halting delivery.

    Am I anti-Islamic? Not as it pertains to individuals, but as it pertains to the religion as a whole, not yes, but hell yes. Just as most Americans would be anti-Jewish or anti-Christian had either of these religions declared war on America and had believers killed 3000 Americans in the name of their religion.

    I know that’s politically incorrect, but it is disingenuous to pretend Islamic leaders in Mecca and throughout the Middle East, the home of Islam, did not approve of the attacks on 9/11/01. Anyone like me who was reading Arab newspapers in September 2001 knows the Islamic world was literally dancing in the streets. Of coarse not one US news outlet reported on that.

    Now IDIOTS in the US want to pretend it never happened or the Mosque is “unrelated.” Un-fing-believable!

  2. I did a little digging yesterday after recalling that back in October of last year and amid protests against it, Obama passed the so-called “hate crimes bill”. I also remembered how Eric Holder described the nature of the bill:

    As WND reported, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted a homosexual activist who is attacked following a Christian minister’s sermon about homosexuality would be protected by the proposed federal law, but a minister attacked by a homosexual wouldn’t be.


    Now, I’m not rocket scientist and I’m certainly not the sharpest pair of pliers in this box of crayons, and ignoring the context on sexuality and instead focusing on the issue of religion-inspired speech spawning acts of violence directed against a population not sharing views of that religion, it would appear this bill would be a very nice tool to be used to defeat the plans to build the mosque and more importantly, outlaw Islam in America.

    I believe Americans need to stop looking at Islam as a religion and start looking at it as a political system. It has its own laws outside of civil law of its host country called sharia law. It’s over arching goal is to usurp local and national government with the intent of replacing it with their own.

    Most important, it would be child’s play to show how Islam and their imams, especially the imam who will not describe Hamas as a terrorist organization and who will be presiding over the Mosque in question, are consistent in their message to not only destroy Israel but also the West, meaning mostly America.

    Now, again, I’m not the brightest hammer in the swimming pool, but if that’s not describing a hate crime, then sit me down and shut me up.

    • pausleal
    • August 6th, 2010

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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