America is surrendering in the war against radical Islam. This is the real meaning behind the decision to build a 13-story mosque and Mus- lim cultural center 600 feet from the site of ground zero. A New York City panel gave the green light Tuesday for the project – despite intense resistance from many families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Most New Yorkers and Americans do not want this mosque erected: It will be a symbolic monument to the triumph of Islamism in the United States.
Ground zero is more than where the World Trade Center came crashing down. It is not simply where an immense crime took place. Rather, it is the site of an act of war, hallowed ground that contains the blood of 3,000 human beings, mostly Americans, murdered on that fateful day. Like Pearl Harbor, it is a national shrine that should be dedicated to honor the memory of the victims – an eternal reminder of the atrocity perpetrated by Islamic fascism on U.S. soil.
What’s more, Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah wrote in the Ottawa Citizen this weekend, no one can really deny the motivations of its sponsors. New York City already has 30 mosques, so it hardly requires one at the place where Muslim extremists murdered almost 3,000 people — including a number of Muslims. Raza and Fatah wonder how the organizers would react to a Serbian Orthodox church on the ground where 8,000 Muslims got slaughtered in Srebrenica, and whether they would be defending property rights and the freedom of religious expression in that case.
But mostly, the two authors wonder where the mosque’s sponsors got their money:
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While debate rages over plans for an Islamic center in Lower Manhattan, the imam behind this project, Feisal Abdul Rauf, is not available to answer questions in New York. Since locating the absent Rauf last week in Malaysia, I have now discovered that he’s about to embark on a nearly month-long swing through the Middle East, with plans to visit Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar.
Not that I learned this from Rauf, whose Malaysian office staff told me by phone on Tuesday that “All media requests have to go through his office in New York.” Nor did his New York colleagues simply volunteer information about his imminent trip to the Middle East. It took a series of phone calls and questions to eke it out of them, starting with a vague reply from a staffer who then tried to backtrack with a message that, retroactively, her remark was “completely off the record.”
Since the earliest beginnings of the United States of America, our country again has the clearest voting choice in its history. In November 2010, we can begin to vote for bondage and slavery or freedom and liberty. We can choose to elect slave masters and overseers or partners in the restoration of our Republic.
We can vote for choices and options or give up our decision making to others. We can choose religious freedom or bow to the power elite forcing atheism, Islam or a combination of the two upon us. On 2 November, we will vote for the Marxist and Maoist totalitarians or Americans. But, in November even our prior free and unencumbered voting in the United States may be a patent challenge.
In a campaign speech Obama says his father served in WWII. Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was 5 years old when WWII started, and less than 9.5 years old when it ended.