The Mosque At Ground Zero – Peaceful Islam, Indeed

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Mosque on Water

Mosque on the Water at Jeddah, Saudia Arabia (src: llmarry - via Wikipedia)

Another popular item in the news these days is the Ground Zero Mosque. Certainly, you’ve heard about it.

You haven’t? Then you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, or just avoid the news like the plague. Let me bring you up to speed.

An Arab-American Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, has paid over $4.8 Million for a plot of land near Ground Zero in Manhattan, upon which he plans to build a Muslim “community center.” Rauf has a golden reputation among supporters of Islam. (Just read about him here.) The community center is estimated to cost $100 Million.

It’s a community center, right? That’s not a mosque! What’s the problem? Rauf himself says it’s not a mosque (NY Daily News), and he must know what he’s talking about. (That’s the man in his own words! Doesn’t he sound pious?) It just includes a space for Muslim prayer. Completely innocuous. Problem: Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, says the center will include a mosque for up to 1,500 worshipers (ABC News).

I don’t know about you, but I think the idea of a mosque being built right next to where the World Trade Center once stood is beyond a slap in the face; it’s an open call to culture war. Of course, the liberal media completely misses the point (Newsweek). It’s just bigotry that we don’t want a mosque there. Bigotry! Never mind many of the families of 9/11 victims feel betrayed and incensed. What do they matter? They’re just stupid, American racists (I’m sure they’re all white). Like anyone who doesn’t buy the Obama agenda or the creeping sharia taking over the Western World.

But, for the sake of argument, let’s say Newsweek is right. Let’s say this is a completely peaceful gesture by a leading supporter of Muslim-American unity, and that anyone who is against it is an godless atheist (incidentally, why is “atheist” a good thing when liberals use it of themselves, but a negative when they use it of anyone else?).

Then, of course, it would be completely shameful of me to mention:

  • In his 2004 book, “What’s Right With Islam,” Rauf states that the US is “sharia compliant.” Sharia is, of course, Islamic law. Rauf writes: “For America to score even higher on the ‘Islamic’ or ‘Sharia’ compliance scale, America would need to do two things: invite the voices of all religions to join the dialogue in shaping the nation’s practical life, and allow religious communities more leeway to judge among themselves according to their own laws.” Emphasis mine. (Source: Fox News – Hannity) Basically, Rauf would like Muslims to be able to govern themselves, apart from our courts and our legal system. Sorry, not going to happen. First amendment, anyone? Oh yeah. That’s right. Separation of church and state only applies to Christianity in Obamamerica. Silly me.
  • In Malaysia, “What’s Right With Islam” had an alternate title: A Call to Prayer from the WTC Rubble: Islamic Da’wah from the Heart of America Post 911.
  • Rauf has close ties to Malaysia. He even has offices there.
  • Some claim Da’wah, a call to a proselytizing of Islam, directly precedes Jihad.
  • Rauf largely blames the US for the 9/11 attacks and says “…Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.” (
  • Oh, did I say Rauf wants only Muslims to follow Sharia? Not quite. “In December 2007 Rauf promoted What’s Right with Islam at a Malaysia gathering of Hizb ut Tahrir, which seeks to impose sharia on the United States and other countries worldwide.” (
  • Rauf’s father has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Among its values, the MB is: “dedicated to eliminating and destroying western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house.” (Source: Fox News – Hannity)
  • Rauf’s mosque/non-mosque will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of … 9/11. (Source: New York Post)
Kaaba at Night

Is this the future of America? Not if I have anything to say about it!

So, now that the “peaceful” intentions of Feisal Abdul Rauf have been, ahem, explored, what about Islam itself?

If you believe the novel “The Kite Runner,” Afghanistan used to be a fairly moderate country, until the Taliban took over. Now, it’s a mad house.

In fact, every place Islam takes hold – peacefully – radical Islam is soon to follow. Women are subjugated. The native culture is disrespected and Sharia is slowly implemented.

Here are some recent examples:

  • In 2008, UK police apologized to a Muslim group after they complained that a postcard advertising a new non-emergency number was offensive to Muslims. Problem? It showed a puppy.
  • A student group, headed by a Muslim, protested Trinity University for use of “In the Year of our Lord” on its diplomas. Trinity is a private, Christian-founded University. (Source: Big Journalism)
  • Just today, Muslims opened fire on a grocery store in Russia, because it sold liquor. (Source: Bare Naked Islam)
  • On May 20th, Muslims worldwide protested “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day,” despite the fact the day was itself a protest of the threats of violence against the media worldwide who didn’t subjugate their freedoms of speech and the press to the beliefs of Islam. (Source: Everybody on the Internet)
  • Oh, heck. Just read Creeping Sharia.

Liberals balk at the idea that America is a Christian country. Fine. Have it your way. But why do Obama and our federal government seek to make peace with a religion that is: killing our citizens and our soldiers, and seeking to take over the world with its Dark Age beliefs?

No Sharia in the USA. Not now, not ever! Say “No!” to the Ground Zero Mosque.


UPDATE: Friday, May 28th:

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Contact the office of Mayor Bloomberg.

12 Responses to “The Mosque At Ground Zero – Peaceful Islam, Indeed”
  1. Joseph Veca says:

    Chris, what you are seeing going on in NYC is he progressive left are playing an ongoing “Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend” game with Islam.

    Judeo-Christian morals and ethics (the foundation of the US Constitution) are at odds with the Progressive lefts ideology so they will take any ally who also an opponent of Jews and Christians. The Progressive left is siding with Islam because Islam is the traditional enemy of both Judaism and Christianity, so they think they can kill two birds with one stone.

    What people don’t understand about Islam, is the fact this mosque isn’t to promote peace. It is to celebrate the fact the Jihadists made a successful attack on the WTC. That has been their mode of operation for since the inception of Islam by Mohammad (Yimach Shmo – may his name and memory be obliterated). They did something similar in Jerusalem which the Muslims co-opted in to Islam in 636 C.E. by constructing the Dome of the Rock, over the ruins of what was originally the Jewish Second Temple to god that had been destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 C.E. Another example of such co-option is Constantinople where the Hagia Sophia was converted into the Selimiye Mosque by the Muslim Turks in 1453 C.E.

    The reason for this is because most of the west is not familiar with Taqiyya, which translates as Religious Deception. Due to the state of war that exists between dar al-Islam(House of Islam) and dar al-harb (House of War[i.e. any non-Muslims]), reuses de guerre, i.e., systematic lying to the infidel, must be considered part and parcel of Islamic tactics. The parroting by Muslim organizations throughout dar al-harb that “Islam is a religion of peace,” or that the origins of Muslim violence lie in the unbalanced psyches of particular individual “fanatics,” must be considered as disinformation intended to induce the infidel world to let down its guard. Of course, individual Muslims may genuinely regard their religion as “peaceful” — but only insofar as they are ignorant of its true teachings, or in the sense of the Egyptian theorist Sayyid Qutb, who posited in his Islam and Universal Peace that true peace would prevail in the world just as soon as Islam had conquered it.

    The core of this can be found in the following Surah:

    If you fear treachery from any of your allies, you may fairly retaliate by breaking off your treaty with them.” (Surah 8:51)

    The Progressive Left is known for dumping allies if it is politically expedient or they no longer have use for them. Muslims may be a few sandwiches shy of a picnic in the mental stability department, but stupid they are not. Unfortunately, this unholy alliance will not go well for the Progressive left, because they think they can control the Muslims (are working with the Progressives because it suits their purpose) through appeasement, not going to happen, the Muslims will turn on the Progressive Left like a rabid pit bull on speed, if you want a historical paralleled; look up Chamberlain and Hitler.

    • chrisisright says:

      Wow. That is a comment full of detail and substance. I’m not sure I agree with all of it (but then, you seem much more versed in this subject than I, so I don’t necessarily disagree either), but your main point is well taken.

      Thank you so much, Joseph. Lots to think about, and some more personal research to do!

  2. OTHREE11 says:

    Awesome article Chris! And great comment by Mr Veca I like to use the analogy of a hand in a glove. We all see the glove but the hand inside is what guides,bends the glove.

    Pretty soon the Islamic hand will discard the Progressive glove & make it’s move. Silver lining is WE will be getting rid of ‘two birds with one stone’. The left will be relegated into the ash bin of history for allowing the wolf into the barn & we will finally fight this Islamic scourge with fury & beat them back into their damn caves.

  3. educlaytion says:

    Interesting. I just wrote about this mosque and have been trying to figure out what the average person thinks about this controversy and groundbreaking on Sept. 11 2011! I’m hearing “slap in the face” or worse quite a bit.

    • chrisisright says:

      I read your post. It was interesting, but completely ignored all the motivations of the group building the mosque. You’re incorrect that all objections beyond the one you yourself share are emotionally based. I’ve outlined logical and pertinent objections above.

      It’s interesting that, in your article, you use a Shinto/Pearl Harbor analogy. You do realize Shinto was outlawed in Japan after WWII?

      Also, both of us failed to mention the center is going to be named the Cordoba center. What is the significance of the word Cordoba as it relates to Islam?

      • Joseph Veca says:

        Cordoba, is a city in southern Spain; center of Moorish (i.e. Muslim) culture. Does that answer you question as to the significance of the name?

        but according to

        The imam behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero is a prominent member of a group that helped sponsor the pro-Palestinian activists who clashed violently with Israeli commandos at sea this week.

        Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a key figure in Malaysian-based Perdana Global Peace Organization, according to its Website.

        Perdana is the single biggest donor ($366,000) so far to the Free Gaza Movement, a key organizer of the six-ship flotilla that tried to break Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip Monday.

        • chrisisright says:

          Joseph: You always leave the best comments!

          My question about Cordoba was actually rhetorical, but thank you for answering. If I’m recalling my history correctly, Cordoba was the site of the first European mosque and was the site from which Islam was to spread and take over Europe.

          Since this post, the Flotilla incident has happened and I read everything you did about Rauf’s involvement with FGM. Thank you for pointing it out here! It’s vital to the discussion.

  4. chrisisright says:

    Incidentally, there were protests of the Ground Zero Mosque on 6/6/2010, which coincided with the anniversary of D-Day.

    Two Egyptian men were threatened by identifiable Tea Party members, who told them to “get out” and that they “weren’t wanted here.” Problem? Those men were there to protest the mosque, not support it. Further problem? Even if they had been there to support it, acting threateningly is unacceptable, especially during such a high-profile event. Further problem? The two men were Coptic Christians.

    Actions like these make the Tea Party seem like the racists the left is trying to make us out to be. We don’t like the mosque because of the hatred and oppression which it represents. Let’s not act out in the same way.

  5. Steve Ward says:

    Basically, Rauf would like Muslims to be able to govern themselves, apart from our courts and our legal system. Sorry, not going to happen. First amendment, anyone? Oh yeah. That’s right. Separation of church and state only applies to Christianity in Obamamerica. Silly me.

    I don`t understand your point here.

    • chrisisright says:

      It was more of a snarky comment, but the gist is this: anytime Christianity is mentioned in society, especially in connection with the government or any public organization, people cry separation of church and state. Yet, it seems like Islam is being wildly accepted. I’m imagining a near future where Rauf has his way, and there is a joining of the State and the religion of Islam.

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