Allen West Hosts “Islamophobic” Anti-Ground Zero Mosque Event

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


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Rep. Allen West isn’t being deterred by accusations of “Islamophobia,” and will be hosting a screening of the Christian Action Network’s film, “Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mosque” in Congress on September 7. The event kicks off a screening tour in New York City public parks around the tenth anniversary of 9/11 that is sure to rile up the deniers of the Islamist threat.

The event is being held on the morning of September 7 from 11:30 am to 1:00 PM in Room B-339 of the Rayburn Congressional Office Building, thanks to Rep. Allen West. It is generating significant media coverage and controversy, as is the Christian Action Network’s tour in New York City against the Ground Zero Mosque that begins later that night. West and some of the other participants have been labeled as “Islamophobes” in the Center for American Progress’s “Fear Inc.” report, which specifically mentions this event as evidence of the alleged growing anti-Muslim bigotry in the country.

Rep. West is listed in the report as part of the “Islamophobia echo chamber.” He is called a “loyal foot soldier in the misguided campaign against Sharia.” A Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations recently wrote him a letter asking him to end his relationships with Islamophobic activists. He wrote a one-sentence response: “I am writing to you with regard [to] your recent letter: ‘NUTS!’”

It was an appropriate response given CAIR’s extremist affiliations. Tellingly, one of the authors of the letter is Hassan Shibly, who I interviewed extensively after learning that he was a frequent guest speaker at schools in New York. He defends Hezbollah, supports 9/11 conspiracy theories, and made other very concerning statements.

West is being criticized for his hosting of the film screening in Congress. On FOX News Channel’s  The Five, liberal pundit Bob Beckel called West “a politician who knows a good story and how to get in front of the cameras.” He then shockingly said, “We all understand 9/11, but you got to get over this in New York, the rest of us are being affected by it.” He is also being criticized by Americans Against Islamophobia and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Martin Mawyer, President of the Christian Action Network, will be speaking at the event. His organization previously released “Homegrown Jihad: Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.,” described in “Fear Inc.” as “inflammatory.” Of course, not a single bit of the compelling evidence in the film and covered here at FrontPage Magazine is addressed.

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  • Chezwick_mac

    West is not perfect, but he shines in comparison to most politicians, both in his ability to articulate…and in the moral and practical content of his words. If middle America can find its bearings and divorce itself from the left coasts, this man will be President some day.

    • effemall

      He needs to become president in 2012.

    • taxpayer

      Col. West is a true American Patriot. If Patrick Henry had not said, "As for me, give me Liberty or give me death", Col. West would have. And we have Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and some others waiting in the wings for the right time to run for President.

      • Chezwick_mac

        I personally think Marco Rubio is the logical VP choice for the GOP next year, regardless of who wins the nomination.

        Why? Because…

        1) He'll energize the base

        2) He'll help bring in a larger portion of the Hispanic vote

        3) He'll bring in the state of Florida, indispensable for a Republican victory next November

        The only downside is that his Senate seat will then be up for grabs.

    • Shash

      There isn't a politician out there that can even hold his jock-strap. far from an invertebrate Mr. West !

  • PatriotX

    You know what, I’m so tired of people like you critizing this man. I’m so tired of blacks complaining about stereotypes and then the first thing they do when the see a conservative black man is put him down because he doesn’t fit the bill of a stereotype. Blacks, if they really care about blacks, need to support this man. He doesn’t have have his head in anyone’s butt. And if you want to talk about slavery, the Arab-African slave trade that coincidently took place shortly after the birth of Islam in the middle-east makes the trans-atlantic slave trade seem almost pleasant. 400 years, ha ha ha, try 1100 years of brutatlity that would make the Nazi’s cover their eyes. We, as black people, we as a nation need to quit playing victim and wake up.

    • DeucePrez

      Apparently, you've never heard of the term "negro"…..

      Black skin doesn't necessarily mean Black.

      But you're partially correct. West has his head up his own arse!

  • PatriotX

    A ‘phobia” is an irrational fear of something. There is nothing irrational about fearing what Islam can do this nation’s future, society, our kids futures, our very souls…etc. Sucking up to the idea of shariah law and ideas that the Islamists have in store for our country is what’s irrational.

    • effemall

      Phobia is a misnomer in the case of many of us. Find the Greek or Latin word for contempt and link that to Islam and you'll have a more accurate description of our feelings.

    • Anamah

      And rationally you can find despicable their acceptation to say lies to convince others. It's called Takiya… imagine! Parents challenging their child: look Mohamed this is the last time you are telling Ali the truth, or you are going to have a good punch on your nose!!!

      • Anamah

        By the way, almost forgot West is one the best thing we have made with 2010 election. Finally the soporific Wasserman Schultz has found her limit. He is so wonderful!!!

    • Reese

      EXACTLY! Thank you. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com and http://www.atlasshrugs.com shed truth and light on the SYSTEM of Islam. It is not just a religion, it is an economic, military, social, political iron-fisted, murderous system that's goal is to force everyone on the planet to bow and submit to Islam or be tortured and murdered. The word Islam means "submit". It is not irrational to fear that!!!! The Islamosupremecists need to stop denigrating and discriminating against those who have a right to be afraid of the system of Islam.

  • PatriotX

    Here’s a riddle I’ve been trying to figure out for while. Everysince I can remember I’ve heard the political left constantly moan and groan about “seperation of church and state”, yet everytime I look at TV, listen to the radio or casual conversation, you here one of these individuals behind the idea of some of these Islamists practicing shariah law within the borders of the U.S. Now, these are the very people who constantly complain about Christians and how we try to limit their freedoms and the constitution (which I personally don’t think they give a rat’s snotball about untily they want to push for gays in the military or protect the rights of a criminal). Let fill you in on something. Without Christianity, THERE WOULD NOT BE A CONSTITUTION OR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS A.K.A. “INALIENABLE RIGHTS”!!!!! WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK THEY CAME FROM….ISLAM” I don’t think that “islamaphobia” is the problem at hand in the United States. A “phobia” of good sense it what we seem to have or a phobia of the plain ol truth. Quit knocking God and Christianity!!!! It’s like watching a silly monkey sitting high up in a tree picking at the branch that’s keeping him from falling to his death!!!!

    • Conservalover

      "everytime I look at TV, listen to the radio or casual conversation, you here one of these individuals behind the idea of some of these Islamists practicing shariah law within the borders of the U.S."

      Really? EVERY time? You need to get out more.

    • MarkRich

      Here's the deal. Leftists HATE the Judeo-Christian God more than Islam or its threats or anarchists or Keynesian economics or any other pernicious ideology. Many are at heart cowards and the thought of dying for anything is anathema to them. They tend toward pacifism and yet live in a land wherein the rights they enjoy were bought for with the blood of those they despise. Some are so vehement in their hatred of that God that they would sit in the guilliotine and be satisfied if they knew a Christian or Jew was gettin it to. In a word many are scum.

  • StephenD

    They live by the axiom "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." They'll continue to live by this until it is too late. Although the Way of Islam is ultimately in contradiction to our constitutional way of governing the "Left" see them as an ally in their fight to "change" America. I say it is their attempt to destroy America but I digress. For now, the allegiance of the Left and Islam is a match made in Hell. It is one of convenience only and as soon as Islam is done with these "useful idiots" on the left they will destroy them. Just look at Iran. The Socialists help the Ayatollah and then he had them killed when he came into his own. We've GOT to resist both of these movements. Because, quit frankly, I wouldn't know who to cheer for if and when they're all that's left.

  • Marty

    islamophobia is not a bad word, nor should it be considered an insult. It does not mean hatred of muslims, but loathing and fear of islam and for good reason. islam seeks to slaughter and enslave non-muslims to make the world safe for the message from the pedophile mohammad, a genocidal sociopath who created the world's first and most durable totalitarian society. islam is opposed to democracy, individual freedom, and western civilization. We should all be islamophobes.

    • DeucePrez

      Nice try….ignoring the true meaning of Islamaphobia and supplanting it with your own.

      If you fear radicalization & terrorism, ok. But you're focusing your efforts on the wrong group and that's according to F.B.I. data!!

      • Abelard

        Better BY FAR to be an "Islamophobe" as you put it (but I know what that ideology REALLY is about – my ancestors suffered under it for several centuries!!!) than a Vidkun Quisling to your own country or people (and yes, even the American government has been corrupted by money and the efforts of Commies like DeucePrez)!!!

  • cheese_burger

    "“Fear Inc.” report, which specifically mentions this event as evidence of the alleged growing anti-Muslim bigotry in the country. "

    Hating Muslims and their filthy religion is not bigotry, it is sanity. Muslims deserve to be treated EXACTLY the way the Koran, Sira and Hadith state that non-Muslims should be treated, by Muslims… sort of a reverse-Sharia. So, to any Muslims reading this, I offer you three choices… convert, submit, or die.

    Come on over to our side. Or would you rather stick with Islam, because it permits you to molest 6 year old girls, and rape them when they turn nine?

    • DeucePrez

      Do tell us what the Muslims want to do with an enemy in battle…. I'm sure that the U.S. military is shooting with paint balls right now….

      You're truly a lying Islamaphobe! I won't even waste time addressing all of your posted lies.

      We've already converted (to Islam), submitted (our wills to do the will of Allah/God) and ALL of us will eventually die. So, what are you REALLY babbling about??

      • cheese_burger

        Having read Koran, Sira and Hadith daily, over the last 10 years, I am well aware of which parts of the Koran have been abrogated, and the truly Evil nature of Islam, the Religion of Pedophilia.

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        Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, the Shia Grand Ayatollah, 1979-89 said in his official statements:

        "A man can quench his sexual lusts with a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. Sodomizing the baby is halal (allowed by sharia). If the man penetrates and damages the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however, does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister. It is better for a girl to marry when her menstruation starts, and at her husband's house rather than her father's home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven."

        Khomeini, "Tahrirolvasyleh" fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom, Iran, 1990

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        He who reveres and worships a Pedophile, as the Perfect Example for All Time, is a Pedophile.

        Again, for the record:

        Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, the Shia Grand Ayatollah, 1979-89 said in his official statements:

        "A man can quench his sexual lusts with a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. Sodomizing the baby is halal (allowed by sharia).

        So tell us… when you are sodomizing babies, how old do you prefer the babies be?

  • pinnie99

    Im tired of Islam Im sick of hearing ABOUT WAHT THEY WANT TO DO TO AMERICANS .I AM SICK OF IT!! If thats islamaphobia….so what.I think its a healty and wise <fear of barbarians that have an ideology that repulses me! They repulse me! Their lifestyle repulses me.Their rehtoric begs for conflict.I do not tolerate being threatened by Islam freaks any more than I tolerate a "criminal" of any race color or ideology.! there is something wrong with people that wnt to live in this country,suck up all or goodwill,and then stand up and mock r Nation? So yes,.Im an Islamaphob and proud of it.Any questions.?

    • Conservalover

      If you're so tired of it, you might want to avoid this site…they're kinda…"obsessed" might be too mild a word.

    • DeucePrez

      More ignorance.

      "Islam….THEY WANT TO DO AMERICANS." Tell that you're not THAT STUPID!! Islam is not a "they"! It's a religion, you clueless idiot!!

      Yeah…I have one question for you: are you mentally impaired or just plain stupid?

  • fiddler

    Coining the phrase "islamophobia" is attempt to grab the moral highground by creating a label with which to blugeon enemies. It is what the Left constantly does, just like with "birther". Then you have Chris Matthews et. al in the "objective" media doing their formal chant, just more professionally than the rable on the street who do it. The place to challenge is the media. We need to say it loud and often that they are BIASed and are committing journalistic malpractice.

    • DeucePrez

      No.

      Coining the term (not "phrase" which is 2 or more terms) Islamaphobia simply names the mental sickness plaguing those who have or spread an inordinate fear of Islam and/or anything related to it.

      Period.

      And of course you'd speak out against anyone who'd support the rights of charitable, law-abiding, hard-working, tax-paying American citizens who choose to practice the faith of Islam.

      • cheese_burger

        First, the term Islamophobia is just more taquiia… part of the Great Islamic lie, as in 'War is Deceit'.

        Of course, to all of us genuine Human Beings, who refuse to bow down to the beast Islam, Islamophobe is a badge of honour. The word 'Islamophobe' was invented by the Muslim Brotherhood as a propaganda tool, and does not exist in the medical profession.

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        "Now here's a point you might deeply consider: The neologism "Islamophobia" did not simply emerge ex nihilo. It was invented, deliberately, by a Muslim Brotherhood front organization, the International Institute for Islamic Thought, which is based in Northern Virginia. If that name dimly rings a bell, it should: I've mentioned it before, and it's particularly important because it was co-founded by Anwar Ibrahim–the hero of Moderate Islam who is now trotting around the globe comparing his plight to that of Aung San Suu Kyi.

        Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a former member of the IIIT who has renounced the group in disgust, was an eyewitness to the creation of the word. "This loathsome term," he writes,

        is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics."

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        Second, there can be no such thing as a 'charitable, law-abiding, hard-working, tax-paying American citizens who choose to practice the faith of Islam'. Such a creature simply cannot exist, because the Koran FORBIDS it.

        Which part of (Qur'an 9:88) "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war." do you NOT UNDERSTAND, or are you just practicing taqyiia and Kitman, the Great Islamic Lie, with the phrase "law abiding", when the law you are referring to is Sharia Law… you know, the 'Law' that permits Islamic Monsters to commit Mufa'Khathat… the sexual molestation of infant girls, and to lie, cheat, steal and murder, all in the name of Allah… the Beast Islam?

  • MRobs

    Glad to see someone in our government has the guts to stand up to the koranimals. Go Allen West. I would love to have the opportunity to vote for him in a presidential election.

  • ameer_r2

    Eat your garbage like pigs in the sty and all that comes out of your mouths is what has gone into it from the Zionist inspired professional defenders of Israeli murderers and settlers who dispossess Palestinians claiming G_d's authority. Like vultures you thrive on carrion and insulting Islam and His Holy Prophet and you can look forward to burning in the deepest part of hell that you have kindled by your nonsense and vicious propaganda

    • Indioviejo

      Now Ameer, please let us know what you think! Your emotional tirade is self defeating and infantile. Is that what you want us to think about you and Islamics?

    • jake

      Hey ameer, blow it out your swine-like arse you dirty little vermin.

    • Dispozadaburka

      LAMED ALEPH VAV
      RESH YUD YUD
      AYIN LAMED MEM

      AMEER, Your SOUL knows what these words mean…

    • Reese
    • marie

      You people are trying to build a shrine to the low lives that killed 3000 people. Go build it in your country. You are in our country you follow our laws we do NOT follow yours. I hope they build a sausage factory right next to it.

    • IndyIsDave

      Your prophet was a deranged pedophile who ripped off Judaism and Christianity. Dela with it A-Smear!

  • Ghostwriter

    People like ameer_r2 are among the varied reasons why Islam has very little respect in America.

  • vlparker

    Kudos to West and the rest of these patriots. Islam is evil.

  • joe

    Hey ameer….you're an idiot….and so is mohamed…the baby raping pedophile that you worship…Do you rape little girls too?? Probably…..
    allah suck….islam sucks….mohammed sucks and you suck…..This is my country you freakin moron and i'll take down as many of you baby rapers as I can….aqnd smile doing it….I've already sent some of your brothers to their death and I enjoyed every second of it and seeing the pink mist when my bullets hit….I only regret that I didn't kill more of them….

  • xlent

    I am Islamoknowbia. I Know islam, I know jihad, I know taqiyya, I know it is the most hateful, dangerous thing on the planet. I am not afraid of it because I know it. I know the world would be a much better place without it. Knowledge is strength.

    • cheese_burger

      Heh! Islamoknowbia… excellent! This word should get a lot of use. Knowledge is Power. thanks.

  • Hamid

    Right Ameer – the 'Holy Prophet'? You don't happen to mean the 53 year old illiterate desert raider who married a nine year old girl do you? Not mentioning his 11 other wives. Is that the same one who flew on a 'Burak' – a winged horse with the face of a woman and the tail of a peacock – to the Temple Mount inJerusalem??? And the same one who wanted and saw to it that 800 Jews were slaughtered in front of him ? Was that the same guy? And this incredible journey is what you use to make an Islamic claim on Jerusalem with?

  • BIG IRISH

    Way to go Alan West!!!!!!…..damn islam.

  • BIG IRISH

    another thought….."holy" koran…"noble" koran…..can we spell oxymoronic?…as in moronic…of course I dont suppose there will be many muslims who understand this as they are mostly illiterate…from a Canadian brother to my American brothers and sisters…GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  • Reese

    Thank you, Allen West, for speaking sensible truth. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com and http://www.atlasshrugs.com shed truth and light on the SYSTEM of Islam. It is not just a religion, it is an economic, military, social, political iron-fisted, murderous system that's goal is to force everyone on the planet to bow and submit to Islam or be tortured and murdered. The word Islam means "submit". It is not irrational to fear that!!!! The Islamosupremecists need to stop denigrating and discriminating against those who have a right to be afraid of the system of Islam. The "progressive, liberal" media is to blame for spreading this censorship of my right to fear something that will hurt me and my children. Calling people who rightly fear the system of Islam "Islamophobes" is censorship just like Hitler did not allow anyone to speak out against him or Nazism. Nazism and Islam come from the same pit with the same author. Nazis and Islamics were together in WWII working to destroy Jews.

  • Reese

    God gives us fear for a reason…so that when we are facing something that will hurt us, we will protect ourselves and keep it away from us. The same reason He gives us the ability to feel pain. So we will know when we are being hurt and get away from what is hurting us. It is right to fear Islam because Islam intends and exists to hurt people and keep them in bondage and kill.

    The Big Lie: Muslims, Jerusalem, and Archaeology: PART 1
    The Arab onslaught to erase the Jewish people's historical connection with the Temple Mount. http://www.aish.com/jw/me/68495827.html

    The Big Lie: Muslims, Jerusalem, and Archaeology: PART 2
    Millennia of artifacts with Hebrew inscriptions prove the Jewish presence. http://www.aish.com/jw/me/69739402.html

    Biblical Archaeology: Bringing the Bible to Life
    Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible. http://www.aish.com/ci/sam/48969466.html

    Biblical Archaeology: Egyptology in the Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible)
    Contrary to popular Egyptologist belief, the Torah does contain numerous hints of contemporary life in ancient Egypt. http://www.aish.com/ci/sam/48967121.html

  • DownWithIslam

    Allen West is our next president. Allen West 2012! I hope he runs. He has my vote. We need more like him in Washington and less scaredy cat moslem butt-kissers.

  • Wesley69

    Congressman West sees the threat of Islam for what it is. He sees the threat of Sharia Law for what it is. He is a courageous man, who doesn't worry about the niceities of political correctness. KEEP IT UP, SIR!

  • popseal

    The Cordoba mosque project is a replay of the Cordoba "victory" mosque built in Spain so long ago. Only willfully blind idiots, traitors, cowards, and Islamist sympathizers can be for the Ground Zero insult now in controversy. It has nothing to do with religious freedom, as those sympathizing idiots and cowards would have us believe. I'll follow West anywhere in regards to the Islamic problem!

  • lewwaters

    "Misguided campaign against Sharia?" Where does Sharia coincide with our constitution? We cannot have two separate sets of laws in America. If Muslims wish to live with Sharia, may I kindly suggest they move to Saudi Arabia or Iran? It's long past time our government sponsored and passed "Separation of Mosque and State" legislation as well.

  • lizzy

    Bury a pif or several dozen where they wanna build their hell house – worked in spain when moslems wanted a mosque and they local people didn't – they buried a pig, made sure it was known far and wide and lo and behold, the hell house was stopped, as they won't build on pig soiled ground

    • John TH

      Poor pigs! They don't deserve this… but it is a sure way.

  • lizzy

    Bury a pig or several dozen where they wanna build their hell house – worked in spain when moslems wanted a mosque and they local people didn't – they buried a pig

  • DeucePrez

    If you want to call them Muslims, they clearly didn't act Islamic that dreadful day!

  • BayouCoyote

    I don't call them moslems. They're koranimals.

    That's all they will ever be.

    That's what islam does to a normal person. It turns them into a koranimal that wants every non-believer dead.

  • John TH

    YES, WEST HAS ALL THE QUALITIES, INTELLIGENCE, AND CAPABILITIES OF A GREAT LEADER… AND THAT IS WHAT WE NEED… BADLY.
    Infidel 4 Ever change your name to Imbecile 4 Ever