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The Insane Hysteria Over A Planned Mosque Near Ground Zero

by @ 8:42 pm on May 13, 2010. Filed under In The News, Islam, Politics, Religion, September 11th

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Plans to build a mosque and Islamic Community Center two blocks from the site of the former World Trade Center, have caused the anti-Muslim corner of the blogosphere to go just a little nuts:

New York (CNN) — Plans to build a mosque two blocks away from ground zero have set off an emotional debate among area residents and relatives of victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Cordoba House project calls for a 15-story community center including a mosque, performance art center, gym, swimming pool and other public spaces.

The project is a collaboration between the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, both of which work to improve relations with followers of the religion.

The two groups presented their vision to part of the Community Board of lower Manhattan on Wednesday night.

Ro Sheffe, a board member who attended the meeting, said the project did not need to get the board’s approval.

“They own the land, and their plans don’t have any zoning changes,” Sheffe said. “They came to us for our opinions and to let us know their plans. It was purely voluntary on their part.”

Despite that simple fact, though, some of the more virulent anti-Muslim elements on the right have turned this into a cause celebre.

Take, for example, Pam Geller:

This best demonstrates the territorial nature of Islam. This is Islamic domination and expansionism. The location is no accident. Just as Al-Aqsa was built on top of the Temple in Jerusalem. And what about the Hagia Sophia, the ancient cathedral of the church of Constantinople, one of the great buildings of the world, the grandest church in Christendom at that time and for 1000 years thereafter — and now a mosque? The Aya Sofya mosque — they didn’t change the name, just Islamified it.

How disgusting. The only Muslim center that should be built in the shadow of the World Trade Center is one devoted to expunging the Koran and all Islamic teachings of the prescribed violent jihad and all hateful texts and incitement to violence. The only center in the heart of the WTC should be devoted to a Vatican II for Islam. That is the only kind of Islamic center that would be appropriate, though it probably wouldn’t last two minutes without being bombed by devout Muslims.

And, of course, World Net Daily chimed in with it’s own version of paranoia disguised as news.

From my perspective, the answer to the question about whether or not the mosque should be build is simple — Do they own the property ? If they do, they should be free to do whatever they wish with it.

Too bad the right’s adherence to property rights is so selective.

3 Responses to “The Insane Hysteria Over A Planned Mosque Near Ground Zero”

  1. Dane says:

    The two worst parts of the political spectrum are the far right christians and the far left socialist who cover for the radical.muslims.I would like to read your thoughts on Holder not being able to admit that there is such a thing as radical Islam.

  2. Dane says:

    Yea your right

  3. Bruce Majors says:

    The problem with FOX News is that they are way too namby pamby. That pussy Greg Gutfeld wants to open a gay bar next to the Ground Zero mosque, when any real American Patriot would open a gay bath house instead!

    Special trial membership pass will be called the Hairy Reed.

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