Zakaria: Not Allowing The WTC Mosque Is Like Not Allowing Crosses To Be Built
The mask is coming off: Â when it comes to Islam, Â the son of an imam is losing it……
Abe FoxmanÂ and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith (ADL) also publicly opposed the Cordoba Initiative project, but subsequently drew criticism from many religious freedom advocates, interfaith groups, and civil rights organizations. The award-winningÂ CNN and Newsweek Magazine journalistÂ Fareed ZakariaÂ felt compelled to return a prestigious human rights award, and a generous honorarium, that he had previously received from the ADL.Â However, the Cordoba Initiative project received support fromÂ New York CityÂ MayorÂ Michael BloombergÂ and numerous prominent New Yorkers, including music producerRussell Simmons.
A study done byÂ American UniversityÂ indicates that there is a growing national trend of opposition to the building and expansion of mosques and Islamic centers throughout America. MahdiÂ Bray, Executive Director of MAS Freedom, stated that, “There is a well-financed campaign Â (?) in our country to demonize the American Muslim community.Â However, freedom of religious expression is protected by the Constitution of the United States.Â Our freedoms are not negotiable and second class citizenship for American Muslims is not an option.” (Dhimmitude for non Muslims in Islamic countries Â is Â to be perpetuated)
BrayÂ further stated that, “To those who would exploit fear and ignorance, we respond with faith over fear and justice for all. During this blessed month ofÂ Ramadan, we will continue to strive and focus on that which is good and noble within ourselves, our neighbors, and our nation.” Â CAIR Press Release
* google Mahdi Bray on Jihad Watch and see what comes up!
The right answer:
“Permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America, let alone the monstrosity planned for Ground Zero. This is for one simple reason: each Islamic mosque is dedicated to the overthrow of the American government. Each one is a potential jihadist recruitment and training center, and determined to implement the ‘Grand Jihad’ of which Andy McCarthy has written.
“Because of this subversive ideology, Muslims cannot claim religious freedom protections under the First Amendment. They are currently using First Amendment freedoms to make plans to destroy the First Amendment altogether. There is no such thing as freedom of religion in Islam, and it is sheer and utter folly for Americans to delude themselves into thinking otherwise.” – AFA radio host Bryan Fischer.
Presented as far fetched ~ but the freedom of religion is an agreement to practise one’s beliefs within the law. It is right that Muslims are not free to practise their religion as freely as they would like ~ or as they do in the Islamic world ~ as this would infringe upon the rights of others. For example Ramandan will begin today or tomorrow for many Muslims around the world. But for those who do not abstain from food and liquids during the day will in the majority of Muslim nations be arrested ~ charged with the crime of offending Islamic law. Many Muslims have made it clear in the west ~ that they wish to govern or be governed by Islamic laws. Which would mean a return to the bad old days ~ of religious repression in the west/ in Europe. Something Muslims don’t seem to fully grasp ~ that is how much the restriction on freedoms by the church ~ forms a part of the western psyche. The Inquisition. The Islamic world is in full Inquisition mode at the moment. And for a growing number the mosque will represent an effort to drag the west back into it.
It is also worth mentioning ~ it is extremely difficult ~ if not impossible in some places to build and operate churches or other non-Muslim places of worship in the Islamic world. All while Muslims take full advantage of rights laws to build mosques in the west. This will need to be addressed ~ if we are to have an honest discussion about Islam.