The Community Board for New York City’s financial district last week unanimously approved the construction of a 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center right across from Ground Zero.
One might think that the Muslim community might be capable of some sensitivity, considering what a sensitive bunch they are about everything. Every time there is a jihad attack (which is happening with increasing frequency), they start wailing about Muslim sensitivities, and lecturing us about imaginary affronts and insults.
What could be more insulting and humiliating than a monster mosque in the shadow of the World Trade Center buildings that were brought down by an Islamic jihad attack?
Worse still, the design for the Ground Zero Mosque is a mockery of the World Trade Center building design. Islamic jihadists took down those buildings when they attacked and murdered 3,000 people in an act of conquest and Islamic supremacism. What better way to mark your territory than to plant a giant mosque on the still-barren land of the World Trade Center?
Any decent American, Muslim or otherwise, wouldn’t dream of such an insult. It’s a stab in eye of America.
Joan Brown Campbell, director of the Department of Religion at the Chautauqua
Institution in upstate New York and former general secretary of the National Council of Churches, admitted that a mosque at Ground Zero could anger infidels. But it was worth it, she said: “Building so close is owning the tragedy.”
This best demonstrates the territorial nature of Islam. The very idea of building a mosque at Ground Zero is a manifestation of Islamic domination and expansionism.
The location is no accident. Just as it was no accident that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was built on top of the Temple in Jerusalem. And what about the Hagia Sophia, the ancient cathedral of the church of Constantinople, which was the grandest church in Christendom at the time it was built in the 6th century and for 1,000 years thereafter? It was converted to a mosque in 1453 when the Muslims conquered Constantinople. Now it is a museum, but Islamic prayers are allowed in it while Christian prayers are not. It is now, of course, the Aya Sofya mosque—they didn’t change the name, just Islamified it.
The only Muslim center that should be built in the shadow of the World Trade Center is one that is devoted to expunging the Koran and all Islamic teachings of the violent jihad that they prescribe, as well as all hateful texts and incitement to violence. The only center in the heart of the World Trade Center should be devoted to a Vatican II for Islam—an initiative for genuine reform. That is the only kind of Islamic center that would be appropriate at Ground Zero, although it probably wouldn’t last two minutes before it would be bombed by devout Muslims.
Some people are on to them. Rosemary Cain, mother of a firefighter who was killed on 9/11, said that the 9/11 Mosque was a “slap in the face. I think it’s despicable. That’s sacred ground. How could anybody give them permission to build a mosque there? It tarnishes the area.”
Jim Riches, whose firefighter son Jim died on 9/11, said: “I realize it’s not all of them, but I don’t want to have to go down to a memorial where my son died on 9/11 and look at a mosque. If you ask me, it’s a religion of hate.”
Such crushing submission in the wake of the largest and most devastating attack on America in pursuit of Islam’s mandated goals is unspeakable. This is not political correctness or sensitivity—surely it is insensitive to Americans. It is imposition of a soft sharia.
Journalist Yousef Ibrahim wrote that the group behind the mosque has “unknown sponsors.” Who is paying for this mosque? Is it really locals with deep pockets? The mosque leaders should open their books for full inspection.
In the meantime, free Americans are not taking this lying down. Stop Islamization of America, the new group I have started with bestselling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer, is planning a rallies at Ground Zero on D-Day, June 6, and again on September 10 to say: No 9/11 Mosque!
Join us. Stand up for those who were murdered by Islamic jihad on 9/11. We can’t undo 9/11. But we can stop the jihadis from marking their territory.