Rally Against the Ground Zero Mosque

“No mosque at Ground Zero” was the rallying cry of the day as thousands of angry demonstrators gathered for a rally to oppose the proposed construction of a 13-story mosque just blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks. A palpable patriotism and zeal filled the air on Sunday afternoon, June 6th, as Zucotti Park at the corner of Church and Liberty Streets in lower Manhattan was filled to capacity. Rally attendees who came from as far as Chicago and Los Angeles held signs saying, “Ground Zero is a War Memorial – No Mega Mosque here,”  “You Can Build a Mosque at Ground Zero – When Can We Build a Synagogue in Mecca?”, “Pack Your Sharia and Get Out,” and “Mayor Bloomberg: This Mosque Has Radical Ties – and you still approve?” Hundreds of American flags blew in the summer breeze as speakers representing every walk of life condemned the notion of a mosque being erected near the site of the former World Trade Center’s twin towers.

The Cordoba Initiative, headed by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is the chief sponsor of the project that is to be called The Cordoba House, a name that refers to the city in Spain which, in the Middle Ages, was a center of Islamic culture and learning. Cordoba was also the seat of an Islamic caliphate in which Jews and Christians suffered under second-class dhimmi status and was the site of a large-scale pogrom, perpetrated by Muslims, in the year 1011.

The proposed mosque will be built at 45 Park Place, which is the site of a four story edifice built in 1857 and was a Burlington Coat retail store until 9/11, when part of the plane’s landing gear crashed through the roof. The building, which currently houses a mosque, will be razed to make room for the new structure. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission could conceivably thwart the intended project if they determine that the building has historic status. Elisabeth de Bourbon, a spokeswoman for the Landmarks Commission said a hearing is scheduled to take place on that very subject. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has weighed in on the issue and has expressed support for the project.

Imam Rauf insists that the $150 million project is meant to heal the wounds of 9/11. “We’ve approached the community because we want this to be an example of how we are cooperating with the members of the community, not only to provide services but also to build a discourse on how Muslims and non-Muslims can cooperate together to push back against the voice of extremism,” he said.

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, says there are more productive ways to fight Islamic extremism and has questions about the financing. According to reports, the building that occupies the site was purchased last year for $4.85 million in cash by Soho Properties, a real estate company run by Muslims. Imam Rauf, who is also the founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement was an investor in that transaction.

Dr. Jasser said that with such a financial commitment, there needs to be full disclosure about where the money is coming from. “There should be transparency about who those investors are; whether that money is coming from a domestic source or not, and if it’s coming from foreign interests we need to know, because I think that’s a liability, and it shows that there is another agenda rather than domestic security and tranquility,” he said.

Organized by such organizations as Stop the Islamization of America, Families of the 9/11 Victims, The New York City Firefighters, the Tea Party Activists of Brooklyn and Staten Island among other such groups, the rally goers stood in the scorching heat and listened to the impassioned words of the litany of speakers. “We’re not here today to condemn Muslims or Islam,” said Pamela Geller, executive director of Stop the Islamization of America, “but we are here today to condemn the kind of mosque that will teach the very same radical ideology that gave birth to the 9/11 attacks,” she intoned. “Building a mosque just several blocks away from Ground Zero is an insult and an affront to every single person that was killed on 9/11, to their families, to the first responders and every concerned American who cherishes liberty, democracy and freedom,” she continued.

“3000 pairs of eyes are looking down at us today,” declared James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Task Force who traveled to New York to speak at the rally. “We must stand together as a free people and tell the world that we will fight the imposition of Sharia law until our last breath. These evil, cowardly bastards who took the lives of those proud Americans on 9/11 will be remembered forever and this mosque which represents the triumph of Islamic fanaticism will not be built if we have anything to say,” he said. Mr. Lafferty received thunderous applause when he said, “The good people of the USA must also stand in solid unity with the Israel Defense Forces who are waging a war against Hamas terrorism as was evidenced several days ago when they intercepted a Turkish based flotilla of ships whose aim it was to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. It is the IDF who is on the front lines in the battle against Islamic radicalism and we must support them.”

Dr. Babu Suseelan, a Hindu human rights activist, told the crowd,

“We Hindus and Sikhs have a story to tell. Islamists killed 80 million of us since 700 AD and they continue to kill us. They destroyed 3000 glorious temples and built mosques over them. In the last 60 years, Islamists in Pakistan wiped out infidel Hindu and Sikh populations. At one time we represented 25% of the population and now we are less that 1%. Know this: The 9/11 mosque is not a symbol of understanding. It is a symbol of conquest. Imam Rauf is a master of Taqiyya, which is the use of deception to forward the agenda of Islam. What Faisal Shahzad failed to accomplish in Times Square on May 1st with overt jihad, Imam Rauf will succeed with stealth jihad.”

“Not here! Not now!” was the resounding theme of the speech delivered by Jay Townsend, the GOP candidate of the US Senate from New York who will be challenging the incumbent Charles Schumer in the upcoming November elections. “The wounds have not healed, Imam,” he said. “And we cannot so soon forget. The hatred that spawned this assault on our sensibilities is still taught in too many of your mosques and inscribed into too many of your prayer rugs. Not here, not now, until you have excised the hatred that is inscribed in the school books of your impressionable young. Not here, not now, until you are willing to say that Israel has the right to exist, that the people of Israel have a right to a life absent of fear of a nuclear armed tyrant who denies the Holocaust,” he declared.

Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and a co-organizer of the rally referenced a June 5th article in the New York Post that said, “The imam behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero is a prominent member of a group that helped sponsor the pro-Palestinian activists who clashed violently with Israeli commandos at sea this week. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a key figure in Malaysian-based Perdana Global Peace Organization, according to its website. Perdana is the single biggest donor ($366,000) so far to the Free Gaza Movement, a key organizer of the six-ship flotilla that tried to break Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip Monday.”

Members of the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam (HRCARI) also made their presence known at the rally through their visual depiction of the heinous murders committed by radical Islamists around the globe. “We are glad that the speakers here today drew a distinction between the Islamic faith and those who commit murder in the name of Allah. We work with Muslims and ex-Muslim dissidents who oppose the pernicious ideology of radical Islam and we are an inclusive alliance of people of all religions and nationalities who cherish freedom,” said Dr. Marvin Belsky, a retired internist.

Responding to the remarks of the “Dean” of the White House Press Corps, 89 year old Helen Thomas who told a reporter on May 27th, following a celebration of Jewish Heritage Day at the White House that, “the Jews should get the heck out of Palestine. The Palestinians are occupied by those who stole their land. They should go home to Poland and Germany, America, anywhere.” Dr. Belsky said, “Ms. Thomas is a disgrace to the White House Press Corps and she should have her press credentials revoked. She is a virulent anti-Semite that should be roundly condemned.”

Other speakers included: Anders Gravers of Stop the Islamization of Europe; Simon Deng, the Sudanese ex-slave and campaigner for human rights for Sudanese Christians; Richard Connerney, a philosophy professor at Pace University; Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian ex-Muslim and author of “Now They Call Me Infidel” and “Cruel and Unusual Punishment;” Nelly Braginskaya, a 9/11 family member who lost her son; Larry Savinkin, father of Vladimir Savinkin, 21 and president of the September 11th Family Group uniting 9/11 families from the Russian-American community; Dan Maloney, New York Director of the Gathering of Eagles organization and congressional candidate in District 4 in New York; Germano Rivera, who recovered remains on 9/11; Nabil Asaad and Dr. Esmat Zaklama, Coptic Christian human rights activists; Pamela Hall of SIOA-NY and a human rights activist; Herb London of the Hudson Institute and Beverly Carlson of the Band of Mothers, among others.

The rally organizers urged those in attendance today to continue their work against the mosque in their localities and they were exhorted to return for yet another rally in opposition to the mosque on September 10th. The rally concluded with the singing of “God Bless America.”

  • BS1977

    This demonstration was practically blacked out of the news. I saw nothing of it on the news tonight. I heard mention of it on the radio news…but scant coverage. This is a huge story…..but it is being "contained" by the PC libtard media. Thisis the first time this sort of demonstration has taken place and it is significant….people are frightened of Islam and see as a danger to our nation with good reason and solid evidence.

  • David

    I know I am not a US citizen, but I would like to stand with those who object to the building of this mosque.
    9/11 was a violent attack on the USA. The World Trade Centre was chosen for destruction, precisely because of what it symbolised. The attack was evil, all the more so because unlike Pearl Harbour, the WTC was not a military installation, and the victims were civilians.. pt. 1

    • AmericaFTW

      And what does that have to do with Islam, Mr. Bigot?

  • david

    (contd) I believe the move to construct a Mosque adjacent to the site of the World Trade Centre is not by chance, nor is it benign. It has symbolic currency. Hence, the penchant for Islamists to burn the US flag, and to stomp on it! I believe the building of a mosque, funded by dubious financiers, will not be an indication of American greatness of spirit, but of naivity and weakness.
    The US has been the champion of the free world. I greatly appreciate the historic contribution the US made to NZ's freedom. It's been a costly role for the US. I hate to see the US experiencing a crisis of confidence and commitment.
    Please don't send the wrong signals to the "haters and wreckers" in the world.
    If you do choose to approve the construction of a mosque, please ensure that the new building that replaces the Twin Towers will tower over any surrounding buildings. That too will send a message!
    Your's respectfully,

  • TommyBoy

    Who are the idiots who approved construction of the mosque? Does no one understand Islam? Do they not read history? Do they truly not realize what they are approving? This is incredible. We don't care if there is a pre-existing mosque nearby. This is ground zero. This is sacred ground. The site of an unprovoked attack on the US by Islamists who slaughtered almost 3,000 innocent souls in the name of Islam. And now they want to build a monument to Islam there? Good sense, decorum, would tell those who want to build the thing, that ground zero is not the place to build a huge mosque. So to hell with politically correct, multi-cultural thinking. This is nothing less than a land claim by Muslims and Islamists, to newly conquered territory, plain and simple. And the grand opening is scheduled for 9/11 next year? The gall of these people. Christians, Jews, all non-Muslims, ALL AMERICANS, must loudly protest this wrong and stop this abomination from being built.

    • an American

      Let's find out who is responsible and publish their names…The power of the internet is greater than any of the current one sided media outlets…

      • TommyBoy

        Great idea, post the names, yes, yes…. Get their phone numbers too.

    • AmericaFTW

      You cannot possibly be a patriotic American, as it clearly says in the Constitution for the right of the freedom of religion. The Muslims who are building the mosque are not in any way affiliated with terrorists. In fact, Mr. Rauf was appointed by former president Bush for negotiations between the Muslim world and the West. I will only agree to oppose this mosque if all churches near the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma are dismantled. Fair is fair. But you are obviously a hypocrite and would not agree to such a plan. No surprise. Oh, and as for the history of Islam, it is YOU who needs to read history, my ignorant bigot friend.

  • davarino

    The mosque near the WTC is a poke in the eye. Its an insult, not a symbol of cooperation, or reconciliation. Go ahead and build your building, then we'll let you build it again. We'll make sure there are plenty of jihadists in the building to send to allah when we do it.

    To the mob:
    If there is any illegal thing you have ever done, we would appreciate this one. This one you get a free pass on. Take their money to build it, then tear it down. I would rather have the mob run NYC than a bunch of jihadist moslims.

    wink : )

  • Tanstaafl

    Quran 9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."

    Should those words be taught at Ground Zero?

    "Is peace so sweet and life so dear, as to be purchased by chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me Liberty or Death1"

    • An American

      You all can Thanks your Senator Charles E. Schumer

    • AmericaFTW

      Another out of context verse, yes? Perhaps you should read the Qur'an from beginning to end, before you make accusations. I am sick of repeating this to you bigots.

  • al Kidya

    Oh, the irony of it all…"Cordoba was also the seat of an Islamic caliphate in which Jews and Christians suffered under second-class dhimmi status and was the site of a large-scale pogrom, perpetrated by Muslims, in the year 1011."
    1011 is exactly 1000 years ago.
    They are celebrating the return of the Ottoman empire.
    This time it won't just be Europe…it will be America, then the world.
    Islam will rise gain; OVER MY DEAD BODY!

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/ethanry ethanry

      No! Their dead bodies.

    • kalin

      …and the 10th year since 9/11

    • AmericaFTW

      An ignorant bigot, you are. Look up Maimonides. A famous Jewish philosopher. Where did he live? In Cordoba. If Jews and Christians were considered second-class citizens, then why did he have the right to philosophize? He even criticized Muhammad. Did they punish him in any way? No. It's called freedom of speech. And for the Dhimmi status thing? Most Muslim scholars agree that there is no distinction in status between a Muslim citizen and a non-Muslim Dhimmi. Plus, even IF they were second class citizens, at least they were allowed to LIVE. Unlike the Jews in the Christendom of Europe, as they have been persecuted hundreds of times by the Church. Islam was in no way tolerated in Europe, while Christianity has been for centuries in the Middle East. I think it's time you open up a book, buddy.

  • Saba

    The possibility of opening a mosque on ground zero is a clear attempt to show the US and the world the superiority of Islam over Judaism and Christianity. It is a symbolic statement to the world of Islam's domination over all religions. Those who voted for it are clearly ignorant, but what is most troubling is the media blackout on this very issue. Shame on those who voted for this.

  • http://www.crusaderknight.blogspot.com James Pawlak

    The partially approved plan to build a Mosque much-too-near the site of the "9/11' Muslim attack on New York's Twin Towers led me to some curious thoughts.
    1. Let them build that Mosque and rent out excess space to the American Nazi Party as that latter organization is so like Islam as to: Its hatred of Jews, Christians and everyone not a Muslim/NAZI; Its disdain for Western Civilization, democracy and any legal system other than its own; Its treatment of women as breeding stock; And, its insistence on violence as a way of life.
    2. Reflect on the number of Churches and other non-Muslim places of worship throughout the world and history destroyed by Muslims (Along with thousands of human victims) AND then let them build it and then use it's destruction (I suggest a thermobaric device) as a Karma-balancing or equity-providing act.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/yonjuro yonjuro

    The only proper place for saracens at Ground Zero should be UNDER it.

  • The Architect

    "Imam Rauf insists that the $150 million project is meant to heal the wounds of 9/11."

    Yes, by rubbing salt into them.

    " Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy,.."

    Islam and Democracy are mutually exclusive.

    This is a slap in the face to those who died on 9/11. It is not an outreach to the community. It is a symbol of the superiority of Islam over the infidels. It must not be built!

  • tim heekin

    Workers of New York Unite!!……union and non-union………refuse to work on this disgusting mosque (in Arabic mosque is 'masjid' meaning, "place of battle") near Ground Zero. Out of respect for your city, the victims of 9/11, your troops and Vets and your country. No workers, no mosque……………….(readers: please pass this on and post on any and all websites. We can stop this insult)

  • Stephen D.

    Curiouser and curiouser…even FOX didn't cover this. There are countless folks out there that have heard about the "horrible" attack made by the Israeli forces on a "peaceful humanitarian aid" ship. But not one of them has heard of this rally. How long before this P.C. crap has irreversable effects? I'd love for folks like the Mayor and John Brennan, the "anti-terrorist" Czar, who states that "Jihad is a legitimate tenant of Islam" have to sign on the line that for each issue they support, when a link is made to show a connection to some terrorist act, they pay the price; Time in jail, fines, etc. You know they'll just slink away like the worms they are.

  • Jaladhi

    Muslims believe in symbolism big time. Wherever they have invaded, India, Iran, Europe, Africa, Arabian peninsula, etc., their first priority has been to destroy the places of worship and build mosques over them. That is why they built, converted, Church of Constantinople, Temple Mount, churches in Spain, Babri masjid over Rama Temple, and thousands of other temples in India. And that is exactly what they want to do at Ground Zero – they are saying: "we attacked and defeated you Americans in your own homeland at this spot and now we are celebrating this victory by building this mosque as a symbol of the victory and as a monument to our 19 martyrs who made this possible. We use your own laws to make this possible and you can't do anything about it!!!"

    Obviously our stupid politicians and media are too stupid to understand this. I see a big problem for future of America if we don't wake up – we are being destroyed from within by our own people!!

  • Jon

    I think it's time we arm ourselves and force these muslim SOBs and the liberals who support them out of our country. I want an American jihad against all of these people. That's the only way this insurgence will stop and America had better wake up to that fact.

  • DeadReckoning

    A mosque at ground zero for a cathedriall in Mecca.

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    As soon as this mosque will be ready may it be destroyed by lightning.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Stephen_Brady Stephen_Brady

      I'd prefer several hundred pounds of C-4, but lightning would be a clear sign from God, wouldn't it!

  • http://www.lifeshaven.net Utopian

    New York City has traditionally stood as an American pillar of intellectual thought. But now it seems it has become nothing more than a hooker for the highest bidder. Money and money alone is the reason the cult of Islam has advanced in this game at ground zero: an objective not based on the brotherhood of man [which is anathema to Islam (surah 9:5)] but solely on self-righteous pride and Islam's tenet of 1st degree murder. Blessed be the true GOD who sees through all the rubbish of men in all their hypocrisy, and who will, one day, set the record straight!

  • BS1977

    Finally people are awake…..Islam means to conquer the non believers, converting or killing them. Throughout history mosques have been built on the grounds of churches, synagogues, temples and cathedrals. The Great Hagia Sophia, the grandest building on earth for four centuries, built by the early Christians in present day Istanbul, was taken over as a mosque with minarets added. Once a mosque is built, it is considered conquered land for all time….Idiot liberal politicians in the US want to be "nice and tolerant" to those who would gladly slaughter them…..The demonstrators in New York have the common sense to see a threat and call it for what it is. Stand with Israel against the barbarians and their leftist useful idiots.

  • USMCSniper

    Go to: http://www.libertiesalliance.org/2009/06/17/islam… A video about Islamisation in Britain, where churches are being converted into mosques.

  • Leo

    i am totally against the building of this site to but didn;t we (as New Yorkers) lost this one and they will build it? They had some hearings on this and it seemed that this neighborhood association or city commission with the endorsement of the "our Mayor" the mosque got full approval.

  • Eddie

    Yes, let's post the names of the weasels who approved this disgraceful symbol of murder to be built on such a special place. Also, lets see some lawsuits to stop this disrespect of such a hallow ground. That land, Ground Zero, is as special as Normandy or Iwo Jima…Don't let these murderers mock it with a symbols of their hateful cause.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    What an encouraging delight to read 100% agreement from readers on the atrocious decision by New York City fathers to approve this Trojan Horse of a Mosque. Yes, indeed, identify and publish all the names of the perpetrators and end their political careers! Publish a map of the other 200 mosques in the city and hassle the hell out of them. I predict civil unrest in Manhattan as not seen since the draft riots in the Civil War. We're all fed up and we won't take it anymore. Bring back Giuliani who sent that Arab packing when he offered $10 million and made the wrong remarks about 9/11. The spirit of '76 is coming back to life again. Islam misjudged Americans. They'll keep trying because they are weaned to, they are programmed to do us in, but we'll be their undoing. This proposed mosque will be Islam's Armageddon in America. An event no media will be able to ignore. Let's have more preparatory demonstrations.

    • TommyBoy

      I'm in total agreement with you, but this is frontpagemag.com, and we should all be in agreement. What we need to do is convince others to see what we see, when they refuse to see. THAT, is the challenge.

  • BS1977

    Check out Pamela Geller on Atlasshrug website. Check out the videos of the demonstation the liberal mass media so conveniently blacked out. Pam Geller is a voice for Americans and AMerican sovereignty of our land, our Constitution, our liberties and freedoms.

  • Michael

    Down with Islam!!!!!

  • Jokes on New York

    I would bet any amount of money that the people who approved this do not work or live near the new site! LOL……ultimtately the joke is on the people of New York…….those real smart cultured people on the east coast…lol


    As a union electrician I could certainly use the construction work, but ANY good American let alone union worker should refuse to be a part of any mosque construction and or any new work at all related to the murderous Islamic "religion" within 25 miles of Ground Zero. That is sacred ground, not at all unlike Pearl Harbor. If the Japanese had attacked because of a "religious" belief would you like to see a shrine there? How about Nazi schools and flags within site of WW2 concentration camps? Wake up New York and America, the war is RIGHT HERE-IN OUR COUNTRY! Bring the troops home and put them on our borders with shoot-to-kill orders on anyone trespassing on our soil. Don't forget to vote; it is your most precious right.

  • Grandma Eileen

    To allow a 13 story mosque to be built on the memorial site of Ground zero, is to allow the FINAL ACT OF DEFIANCE AND TRIUMPH by the jihadist killers, lording it over us on the very site where they attacked and murdered 3000 innocent people on 9/ll. How can we stand by and allow them to THUMB THEIR NOSE AT US, and DANCE ON THE GRAVES OF OUR DEAD, JUBILANT IN THEIR SYMBOLIC VICTORY! Do you think this SYMBOLIC VICTORY will be lost in the Islamic world? Absolutely not! It will only embolden the jihadist and encourage more such attacks. Just WHO approved such a betrayal of this hallowed ground? You New Yorkers, rise up and show these foolish, foolish officials, that their days are numbered! Publish every name and address of everyone who has betrayed us so the rest of America can express our outrage. Finally, throw these irresponsible traitors out of office, including your Mayor who is absolutely clueless! Sand firm. America supports you!

  • sophie

    I hear people say that if they had been alive during the Nazi's rise to power they surely would have been among those few who opposed the evil reich. They often express wonder how the German people could have been so easily fooled.

    Now the radical Islamists openly declare their intention to inflict the next Holocaust and the world allows itself to be conned again. It is cowardice — the silent complicitor.

  • Frank

    Our Muslim President Barack Hussein Obama did not attend the Memorial Day ceremony in Arlington. He will attend the opening of this damned mosque and give a speech praising all the Muslim contributions to America. We will lose our dear country if we do not fight for it. I said it before and will say it again. This cult of death known as Islam is a cancer that must be eradicated.

  • rob

    Were are the calls for muslims to be "sensitive" to the concerns of non-muslims in this situation? The fact is muslims have no concerns whatsoever for the sensitivities of non-muslims and the fact they name this place "Cordoba" shows the absolute contempt they have for non-muslims. Time to show these pigs the same considerations

  • Jason

    I finished watching a video of a young 13 yo girl being stoned to death because she refused to marry an older man her family arranged for her to marry. An ISLAMIC court passed the sentence under Sharia law. This was not Al-Qaeda or the Taliban, but everyday muslims following Sharia law! Muslims are historic barbarians, nothing has changed in their evilness.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/markosapostolos markosapostolos

    The Muslims are planning to invade the US from within. They got approval from the New York City Mayor "Michael Bloomberg" and the official New York community to build a large Islamic complex and Mosque over ground zero. This is to worship Muhamed and to insight hatred of Christians and Jews and to organize mass murder from within the US. Muslims are advancing a bit by bit they start small and spread like locusts. They hit and run. They use mosques in Israel to launch rocket attacks against civilians. They will use the Mosque to show their contempt to the victims of 9-11. Islam Holy Book "The Quran" in the Repentance Surah Verse 29 states: "Fight who do not believe in ALLAH AND HIS PROPHET FROM THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK "CHRISTIANS AND JEWS" UNTIL THEY PAY THE JIZIAH (MONEY TO RANSOM THEMSELVES) WITH WILLING SUBMISSION, AND FEEL THEMSELVES SUBDUED. Muslims are commanded to fight and kill Christians and Jews according to the Quran. So allow them to build the Mosque so that they teach more of them to go ahead and execute mass murder..WAKE UP AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • maggie

    I have never been so frightened in all my years on earth. Who are these evil politicians who would even consider such an insult to 9/11 and all the precious, innocent lives lost. WHERE IS JACK BAUER WHEN WE REALLY NEED HIM?

    • maggie

      I have never been so frightened in my life. Who are these sick, twisted polititians who would approve such an insult to 9/11 and all of its innocent victims? WHERE IS JACK BAUER WHEN WE REALLY NEED HIM?

  • Ryan from NYC

    A man of color committed a crime against my relative and thus no one of color may live on my street. Sound familiar…

    Those who do not live in Manhattan mind your own street

  • AmericaFTW

    You know, I'd love to reply to you idiotic bigots, but I really don't have the time. Bottom line is: The American Constitution clearly allows ALL religions of all faiths to practice their religion without discrimination. Not only are you morons discriminating, you don't even want to let them worship! So long, bigots!