Anywhere But Here

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Plans to build a mosque and Islamic center just 200 meters from the former site of the World Trade Center where 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are not merely inappropriate, they are an outrage.

This isn’t about some sort of reconciliation between Muslims and their New York neighbors, it’s the equivalent of plunging a dagger into the very heart of America. If the Muslim community had any sense of compassion for the feelings of their fellow Americans, they’d find someplace else to build their mosque. Instead, they choose a site that forever serves as a reminder of that fatal blow against the American people.

Incredibly, the proposed $100 million development is located at the site of the former Burlington Coat Factory in Lower Manhattan, which closed after the landing gear from one of the 9/11 planes hit the building. It is about 200 meters from World Trade Center, where 3,000 people died in the terrorist attack.

Do the members of the Muslim community have any idea of how the American people feel about the site of that cowardly attack on the World Trade Center buildings? Do they not understand that the site itself stands as an indictment of the perfidy of the 9/11 sneak attack and is the least appropriate site for a Muslim religious complex that will stand as a stark reminder of that attack and the people behind it?

The proposed mosque will be part of what is known as the Cordoba House project, a 13-story Muslim community center planned to include a theater and sports facilities, including a swimming pool.

I agree with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin who asked “peace-seeking Muslims, to try to understand that a Ground Zero mosque is unnecessary provocation; it stabs hearts.”

That fact failed to impress Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who is reported to have said “there is controversy and there are parties that have a political agenda and want to intimidate the American people against the mosque project which has not yet begun.” He singled out Republican Congressman Peter King, whose opinion, he said, “should not be considered because his ideas are extreme.”

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  • suzanne

    Any American who is not against this is brain dead!

    • Richard Weinberg

      Wrong Suzanne! Any American who is not against this is, at best, a muslim terrorist sympathizer and, most definitely, is an enemy of the U.S.A.

      Here's a plan B: How about if we let them build it and then when it's full of our enemies, it's blown up? What say you to that?

  • marat1

    Sadly, most Americans still look at Islam as a "religion," rather than the expansionist , supremacist totalitarian ideology it really is. If this mosque is built, Americans will deserve their future enslavement. It is pathetic that Americans, en masse, cannot stop the bureaucrats who have nodded their approval to "heal" the victims. Are they kidding? Meanwhile, the current "president" bows to the Saudi King after refusing to wear a simple American flag lapel pin (as if the act is jingoistic). It would be incredibly ironic if the Saudis wake up one morning in the not too distant future and turn on their televisions to discover that several American planes have been flown into the Cordoba Project's mega mosque and have left the building in smoldering ashes. The lack of sensitivity of the Muslims with this proposal is unbelievable enough (unless you understand their very calculated plan)…but for New York City officials to give their blessings to this project and bringing yet untold greater grief to the surviving victims and the families of the thousands of dead, cannot be fathomed. Once again, it seems more important to APPEASE Islam than for Americans to assert their right to unconditionally decide what will and will not be allowed in their society. Lambs to the slaughter…

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Not only do I not agree with the building of the 9/11 Mega Mosque apparently to memorialize the 9/11 terrorist attacks in infamy, but I also don’t believe that Islam should be accorded protection under the first amendment.

    I mean Islam in stark contrast to faith-based religions is a religion of submission, where the freedom of conscience, one of the hallmarks of being an American, is forbidden. In fact, the word Islam in Arabic means: to submit, and the word Muslim in Arabic means: one who submits.

    However, because Islam is a religion of submission as opposed to faith-based religions, a Muslim, unlike adherents of faith-based religions, can’t pick and choose what it is he or she will adhere to and what it is he or she will reject, as in Islam that is called shirk, and shirk in Islam is punished under the pain of death. Likewise, once a Muslim always a Muslim, as again unlike with faith-based religions, a Muslim can’t decide to leave Islam, because that is also punished by death. Indeed, people who assume that Islam is like other religious faiths and that Muslims are like other faith-based adherents are making a very naïve mistake.

    Therefore, because Islam is a religion of submission that forbids the freedom of conscience as opposed to faith-based religions, I don’t believe it should be accorded the same protections as faith-based religions under the first amendment of the constitution. Not only that but I’m damn sure it wasn’t the intention of the founders to protect a religion of submission that forbids the freedom of conscience.

    Furthermore, on top of being a religion of submission in stark contrast to faith-based religions, Islam is also a very radical form of totalitarianism that seeks world domination. Hence, where in the first amendment is protection accorded to a radical form of totalitarianism? Nowhere!

    Thus, Islam is not protected under the first amendment of the constitution because it is a religion of submission that forbids the freedom of conscience and also because it is a very radical form of totalitarianism that seeks world domination, and therefore it should be outlawed because the constitution isn’t a suicide pact.

  • Beverley

    It is called IN YOUR FACE!!! So watch out for us.

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  • JasonPappas

    The backers of the mosque say it is to educate people on the true peaceful nature of Islam.

    If that's so the mosque is needed in Waziristan, Somalia, Yeman, Gaza, and Medina.

    Obviously they are full if it! It's a symbol of conquest. It's a propaganda tool. It's pure taqqiya.

  • ConnectTheDots2006

    Anywhere but here — here being the United States. We should prohibit any further expansion of ROPMA(religion of peace my as*) in this country, much less on hallowed ground.

    I guarantee: if construction of this mosque progresses, it will never see the light of day. Any New York construction worker with cajones will not work on it — I guess they'll bring in the illegal aliens! Other, furious Americans (like me) will see that it is never built.

    First, we delay it in court.
    Second, we legally attack all the financial contributors and the builders of the mosque. Frivilious lawsuit after lawsuit.
    Third, we blockade any attempts to build it — prevent building materials from being sold or delivered to them, destroy their construction equipment, picket the site, harass the workers.

    This is NOT Christianity vs. ROPMA. This is western civilization fighting to survive. If they get this mosque in the heart of The Big Apple, it's over. We may as well all bend over and bow toward Mecca.

  • Al Barrs

    Would we have let Germany or Japan religious churches/shrines build one in Washington, DC in 1944, or Russia in 1960? I don’t think so…

    I totally agree, 9/11 ground zero is a sacred place and no place to allow a mosque to be built, since all 19 of the terrorists that participated in the attack on innocent and unaware people were Muslim Islamists. No Mosque should be approved to be built in the USA whose promoters are know terrorists, terrorists supporters or radical Muslims themselves, particularly by radical Islamists who should be deported or put on trial for his conspiratory and support efforts for terrorist organizations. If something must be built there make it a museum dedicated to the firemen who responded and to those who died, including the over 3,000 innocents from countries all over the World.

  • Mel

    I totally agree that this mosque should not be built on ground zero. That will be proof to all radical terrorists the world over that terrorism and stealth jihad works. It will be seen as victory of Islam over American freedom; a clear sign that Allah has blessed the work of Osama Bin Laden and violent Islam. If those pushing the mosque really want to build a memorial to the victims of 9-11, and a bridge of inter-cultural understanding, then let them build it in downtown Mecca where it can stand as a beacon of tolerance to all the world's Muslims.

  • Mach1Duck

    Islam needs to be taken off of the list for exemption as a religion, it is a political party and needs to be taxed.

  • Jack

    My suggestion? If this outrage is allowed to go forward, then it's time to build a collosal monument to the Crusades, complete with 100-foot high bronze statues of Charles Martel, Pope Urban II, and Richard the Lion Hearted…right next to The Dome of the Rock, on Temple Mount, in Jerusalem. How would the Mohammedans like that?

  • BS77

    A mosque is a "fortress won in battle" and the land it sits on becomes Islamic territory for all time. This proposed mosque will be a GLOATING CENTER for the 9/11 "victory"…remember the cheering mobs handing out candy in the Middle East??? Wicked shrouded idiots cheering the deaths of 3000?? New York liberals are the stupidest, most idiotic fools on earth…to permit this…unbelievable. FDNY…your sacrifices will never be forgotten by us…..DO NOT PERMIT THIS OUTRAGE. If you want to see an excellent microcosm of this "faith" do not fail to see THE STONING OF SORAYA M…….do not miss this film….

  • Fred

    Very unfortunate the NY city officials have not studied Islam's Sharia Law, instead they listen to some imam praising Islam as peaceful ( what a bunch of crap.). Islam's Sharia Law is the opposite of democracy and its goal is to destroy our values and convert America to Islam one way or another. There is no legal basis to allow the building of this mosque unless you are blind to what Islam is about.. This is a win win for Sharia law and a tragedy for America.

  • BS77

    Frontpage readers….implore Hon. Mayor Bloomberg to stop this project… is a security problem…..a safety problem…..At the very least it is a provocative and dangerous to public well being….The era of mega tolerance and passive permissiveness for all and everything has come to an end. It ended on 9/11. FDNY, PDNY….your sacrifices will NOT BE FORGOTTEN. Do not allow the desecration of this place .

  • Fiddler

    Picketters from all over the US should bring banners with pictures of the twin towers falling and the plattered remains of our brothers and sisters on the PAVEMENT, to show we have DEFINITELY NOT FOGOTTEN! Forgive this? Never! When has Islam at large EVER shown ANY contrition for this atrocity? This is a spit in the eye and a ha, ha, ha to the American people who they want to display as gullible idots. Mayor Bloomberg ought to be ridden out of town on a rail. Maybe he ought to be forced to hear the stories of the bereaved (oh well that's ancient history right, WRONG). I can still remember liberals wringing their hands at fire engines displaying the American Flag in the aftermath. Culture warriors arise. Repudiate Olbermann, Couric, Matthews and all the rest of their worthless ilk.

  • USMCSniper

    When the Moors conquered Spain in 711, the first thing they did after destroying most of Cordora was build the Great Mosque of Cordora symbolizing Islam's foothold in Europe. The Cordoba Initiative is an organization behind the Great Mosque at ground zero in New York City whose very name makes reference to what was, 1,000 years ago, one of the world’s most advanced cities, Cordoba, Al-Andalus (Spain). This was a city that was politically and religiously dominated by Islam, and a city that was conquered by jihad (holy war). This is exactly what it means to Muslims as it was with the Moors in Spain.

  • Havoc

    Suggestion: Build it in Mecca. Then we can get 'em all with one shot.

  • Ghostwriter

    I too,am against the mosque near Ground Zero. Not only is it offensive to many Americans but also that is puts salt in the wounds of the 9/11 families. They can build their mosque anywhere. Anywhere but near Ground Zero.

  • Dan

    Never, ever should this be allowed. Well said, it is not a religion, it is a system to conquer and oppress-Let Bloomberg know, he will be known as the Jewish mayor who allowed this travesty.
    All of the offered solutions are great and should be implemented, sooner rather than later.

  • JasonPappas

    I blame Bush. It was Bush who whitewashed Islam when he said "Islam means peace" shortly after 9/11. He continued to praise Islam and included Moslem leaders (who usually had connections to Hamas) to the White House during religious gatherings. Now after 8 years most people are conditioned to defend Islam as "just another religion." He made it possible to elect an man name Barak Hussein Obama. He made the mosque possible.

    Sure the alternative candidates were worse but that doesn't reduce my criticism of the man who made "Islam means peace" the joke of the decade. Sorry folks but Bush failed us.

  • Aliko

    I can think of more projects 'needed' like this one:

    1. A memorial for Kamikaze pilots in Pearl Harbor?
    2. A memorial for the Manhattan project employees in Nagasaki or Hiroshima?
    3. A memorial for the Nazi SS soldiers in Auschwitz?

  • BS77

    Ask Mayor Bloomberg how many synagogues, Buddhist temples or Catholic churches there are in Saudi Arabia? None. Why are we supposed to bend over backwards to accomdate this mosque when they will NEVER permit other religions on their soil? LIberals are idiots. Kow towing, submitting, passively accepting, appeasing……hard to comprehend this liberal ideology….it is a mental disorder, as Michael Savage said.

  • BS77

    This is a provocation and a test…they are probing our weaknesses and seeing what they can get away with…pushing pushing pushing their agenda through lies, false promises, propaganda all the while relying on the stupidity and apathy of the ultra permissive liberals who are afraid to offend even those who would destroy them and the rest of western civilization. A huge mosque just steps from Ground Zero? Had this been in 2002, it would have been unthinkable….now the liberals are rolling over without a murmur of disapproval.

  • BS77

    I still cannot believe this is happening. This is like Orwell or Kafka….Please see the film The Stoning of Soraya M………

  • Stewart

    Surely this is the line in the sand.

    Islam is an evil cult. It should be prohibited by US law. If it isn't the Mussos will be banning then stoning Christians within three generations. Europe will legalise stoning as a capital punishment within 50 years. Welcome to hell America.

  • Moderate47

    Personally, I'm for spreading Christianity in Afghanistan and Iraq. Church's have been and should be an integral part of our thriving economy. The only way we can really win these wars is to give them the same opportunity to succeed as we have. Christianity brings business together for the common good where as Islamic fundamentalist thrive on poverty.

    So should the Mosque be allowed? Not within view of the memorial. But if they should be allowed to worship in Manhattan close enough to the memorial site of 9/11 to cause havoc, then that would give them too much recognition on our claims to having to right to worship and thus making a mockery of our heritage and the sensitivity of that tragic moment in our history.

    Would the Mosque create economic value as the example I gave about Christian church's in Afghanistan?

    The answer is no and it is because I believe the mosque in question is just a political maneuver to incite provocation — no good could come out of this.

  • DickTheTruth


    Think it can't be done? Read on:
    Religious Tax Exemptions vs. Government Policies
    Most people are aware that a church or religious organization can lose their tax exempt status for engaging in partisan political activity, like endorsing a political candidate. What many aren't aware of, though, is that the same can happen for promoting or engaging in things contrary to government policy. Tax exemption is a privilege, not a right.
    Tax Exempt Churches: Religious Freedom vs Tax Exemptions & Tax Deductions

    Islam totally rejects separation of church and state. What could b e more "contrary" to government policy than that?

  • Jim S.

    They know exactly what they are doing. It's a slap in the face and Bloomberg should be run out of town on a rail. This is disgraceful!