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New York Times Pimps for Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Update: September 20, 2010: The co-writer of another front page partisan article on the Ground Zero Mosque, Sharaf Mowjood, was “trained” by Imam Rauf as reported here: GROUND ZERO MOSQUE IMAM CLAIMS CREDIT FOR TRAINING NY TIMES REPORTER (read the NYT article here)

The front page of Sunday’s edition of The New York Times pays homage to the controversial Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who heads the proposed Ground Zero Mosque. Only this fish-wrap, calling itself a newspaper could be so blatantly obvious in it’s leftist sympathies.

The article entitled, “Complicated Balancing Act for Imam in Mosque Furor”, by Anne Bernard is a heavy dose of PR in 33 paragraphs. Naturally the Times edits out the facts on this self described “peacemaker”, who apparently wants reconciliation between America and Middle Eastern Muslims.

On Friday, Feisal Abdul Rauf, center, greeted worshipers after the midday prayers at a mosque in Muharraq, Bahrain. (Hasan Jamali/AP)

Left out is the fact that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a key figure in the Malaysian-based Perdana Global Peace Organization, which is a group that helped sponsor the pro-Palestinian activists who clashed violently with Israeli commandos at sea in June. In a live interview broadcast on WABC with Aaron Klein, Rauf was asked if he agrees with the State Department’s designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization.

The Imam dodged answering the question and will not admit his support for Hamas or his dislike of Israel. This Iman, in English, states he wants a dialog between cultures and religions, but in Arabic says he wants to see Sharia Law in all Democracies. (Ground Zero Imam: ‘I Don’t Believe in Religious Dialogue’)

In 2001 in an interview on 60 Minutes by Ed Bradley, Rauf blames the United States for the World Trade Center attacks, “I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened, but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.”

Outspoken Deborah Burlingame, the sister of the American Airlines pilot whose hijacked plane struck the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 said, “I think it goes to show he is not the man he represents himself to be. We have two Imam Raufs,” she said. “We have the anti-Israel, anti-democratic imam, and we have the smiling, soft-spoken moderate Muslim who says ‘Why can’t we all get along?’ “

Those on the left, including President Obama and New York Mayor Bloomberg, argue that this is about religious freedom as protected by the U.S. Constitution and use this as a way to call everyone else opposed to the mosque’s location as bigots and Islamophobes. WRONG!

Call it a “Cultural Center” or what ever you want, but in fact it will be a mosque – a “Victory Mosque”,  just hundreds of feet from Ground Zero, which is hallowed ground to the victims and their families and every American. The September 11th attack was the day that radical Muslims brought terrorism to America and we should never forget that.

If this proponent of cultural and religious dialog is honest, which I highly doubt, than Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his Cordoba Iniative, can out of extreme respect for the sensitivity of Ground Zero and all of it’s innocent victims, find a more suitable location.

If he were a real man, he would donate the building and create a center apologising to America for all the hatred and intolerance by radical Muslim teachings and indoctrination.

Posted: 1530PST


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  1. cmblake6 permalink
    Monday, September 6, 2010 4:07 am

    Somehow, I think they’ll have a hard time finding insurance.

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