Several experts onÂ Islam, including theÂ Son of Hamas author, are opposed to the idea of building a “mega mosque” near Ground Zero because they say the motivation is political not reconciliation.
“Why was this particular site selected? Because the need for a $100 million mosque is so great? Because 45-47 Park Place is the only place left in Manhattan to put a mosque?” posed Mosab Hassan Yousef, author of the bestselling bookÂ Son of Hamas, on his blog Friday.
“No. Because it will make a powerful political and religious statement.”
Latest updates from Atlas Shrugs:
- Allahu Fubar: Daisy Khan sees the ‘divine hand’ at the mosque near Ground Zero
- New Legal Filings in NYC — Keep Mosque Out of Ground Zero
- End Times nigh: WaPo Faith blog runs another post against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero (JW)
- Yahoo News notices that “anti-mosque protests are on the rise,” but doesn’t say a word about Islamic supremacism taught in mosques (JW)
Another stab in the eye of America……….”Muslim Family Day” on September 12th.
Vile. Six Flags hosts the annual Muslim Brotherhood front, I.C.N.A., for Muslim Family Day onÂ September 12. “This event offers fun for the entire family and will also offer halal food stalls.”Â (more here)
Americans Against Hate chief Joe Kaufman said while the event itself may be insignificant, the sponsor is a worry
Ground Zero Mosque is a Political Statement (Christian Post)
NEW YORK (AP) â€”Â Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday announced his opposition to a planned mosque near ground zero, becoming the latest Republican leader to place the project on the national political stage.
In a statement posted on his website, Gingrich, a potential 2012 presidential contender, said flatly, “No mosque.” And he criticized Muslim leaders for suggesting the mosque’s opponents are religiously intolerant.
“The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over,” Gingrich wrote. “The proposed ‘Cordoba House’ overlooking the World Trade Center site â€“ where a group of jihadists killed over 3,000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks â€“ is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites.” Newt Gingrich comes out against Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero
The ‘Caliphate News Networx’ Supports the Islamic Supremacists Propaganda Efforts
Islamophobia must be recognized for what it is, a social cancer as unacceptable as anti-Semitism, a threat to the very fabric of our democratic, pluralistic way of life.
The line that distinguishes Islam from those who commit violence and terror in the name of Islam â€“ between the majority of mainstream Muslims and the acts of a minority of Muslim terrorists â€“ must be maintained.
Blurring these distinctions risks the adoption of foreign and domestic policies that promote a clash rather than co-existence of cultures and threaten the rights and civil liberties of Muslims.
John Esposito writes in response to the “Ground Zero mosque” controversy.