UPDATE: Mosque At Ground Zero: “Building Over A Christian Cemetery”
“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!!” (says the spousal unit in code in front of the little boy.)
Only in America where the Constitution protects numerous freedoms, including speech and religion, can a mosque be two freakin’ blocks from Ground Zero. Yep; AYFKM? I cannot wait to hear what Atlas has to say about this…
Islamic mosque built at NYC Ground Zero
Muslim business leader: ‘This has hand of the divine written over it’
A new Islamic mosque will open its doors just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah on Sept. 11, 2001 – and its leading imam, who conducts sensitivity training sessions for the FBI, has reportedly blamed Christians for starting mass attacks on civilians.
The five-story building at Park Place, just two blocks north of the former World Trade Center site, was the site of a Burlington Coat Factory. But a plane’s landing-gear assembly crashed through the roof on the day 19 Muslim terrorists hijacked the airliners and flew them into the Twin Towers in 2001.
Now Muslim worshippers currently occupy the building, and they plan to turn it into a major Islamic cultural center.
“The men and women stand up, raise their hands on either side of their head, murmur ‘Allahu akhbar,’ bow and kneel again,” reports Spiegel Online.
“Only in New York City is this possible,” Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, or ASMA, told the magazine. Khan is the wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of ASMA.
They have leased the new prayer space as an overflow building for another mosque, Masjid al-Farah, at 245 West Broadway in TriBeCa, where Rauf is the spiritual leader.
The building – vacant since that fateful day when time stood still as millions of Americans grieved the loss of loved ones, friends, family members, co-workers and strangers – was purchased in July by real-estate company Soho Properties, a business run by Muslims. Rauf was an investor in that transaction.
Just down the street, the Museum of Jewish Heritage honors victims of the Holocaust, and St. Peter’s Church, New York’s oldest Catholic house of worship, is located around the corner.
Rauf has announced his plans to turn the building into a complete Islamic cultural center, with a mosque, a museum, “merchandising options,” and room for seminars to reconcile religions, “to counteract the backlash against Muslims in general, ” Speigel reports. The project may cost as much as $150 million.
Rauf told the New York Times purchasing the building “where a piece of the wreckage fell sends the opposite statement to what happened on 9/11.”
“It was almost obvious that something like this had to arise from the ashes of 9/11,” Khan told Spiegel. “In some way, this has the hand of the divine written over it. It’s almost as if God wanted to be involved.”
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Of course NY can’t say no, cause they’d be sued. Prepare people, there will be more of these mosques just like in Europe. Hmm, what can we do?
I’m sticking with what I always do, live and let live until someone steps on my toes. This is America and the Constitution affords everybody the same chance. If someone does something to screw that up for themselves, it’s their own fault. We may not like the fact that this mosque is right there, and it shows incredible bad taste, but I understand (not necessarily believe) what the imam is trying to do and the Constitution allows him to do it. So Hele Mai until he screws it up.
I have changed my mind since I understand the psychology behind building this POS on top of christians. F*** EM! DON’T YOU DARE! The CALL TO PRAYER ON TOP OF DEAD AMERICANS. I DON’T FRAKKIN’ THINK SO.
This is mostly likely one of those issues that is being thrown at us to cause more emotional pain, charging the seals, having trials in New York. For me I have reached the point that these no longer shock or upset me. Just another way to try to get us to look away of the bigger picture. Nice try but no cigar.
I have been married to a shiate muslim man for 28 years, have lived in the middle east for 9 years (2 working in the U.A.E and 7 in Beirut, Lebanon). I am an American raised Christian and never coverted to Islam. I have lived in Dearborn MI for the last 15 years. I can promise you the building of a mosque is not to bring us all together, quite the contrary. It will be a symbol of victory for Islam, literally a slap in our face. While there are peaceful Muslims, Islam is not a religion of peace. If you know the history before and after the birth of Islam, you will see that is the case. Don’t be fooled by political correctness as it is a death sentence!!!!
Let me get this straight. You’ve successfully been with a MUSLIM for 28 years and yet you’ve still been able to develop such a burning hatred for his religion? How is that even possible? Most people can’t even survive 2-3 year marriages with SLIGHT religious differences. I call bullshit. I’m not a big fan of Islam either, but at least make your bullshit believable next time.
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