Ground Zero Mosque Opens for Business

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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On September 21 at 6:30 PM, the Ground Zero Mosque will open its doors to show a photo exhibit in its community space. Park51 is hoping to discourage its opponents by declaring an early victory in spite of its recent embarrassments and setbacks. This grand opening does not mean that the fight is over. The project still has a long way to go until completion.

The exhibit, called “NYChildren,” will showcase the work of Danny Goldfield, who photographed children in the city originating from 171 countries around the world. About $70,000 was raised in less than two months for the temporary community space through KickStarter.com. Over 700 invitations have been distributed for the grand opening, and visitors to Park51’s website are registering to attend now. The exhibit will be up for three months. The site will be open Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm beginning on Thursday.

The photo exhibit is not the Ground Zero Mosque’s only attraction. It will have various classes including yoga and Brazilian martial arts, discussion groups, arts programs and, of course, a section for Muslim prayer services. Religious services have been held in the old Burlington Coat factory since 2009. The planned prayer space will accomodate over 2,000 attendees, rivaling St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Park51 claims the site is a cultural center, not a mosque, because it will eventually have a gymnasium, swimming pool, art galleries, and other non-religious facilities.

“It is ridiculous that Park51 tries to say this is anything but a mosque. Churches have gyms, classes and other facilities as part of their buildings, and they could never get away with saying it is anything but a church,” Martin Mawyer, president of the Christian Action Network, told FrontPage.

His organization held a screening tour of the organization’s film, “Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mosque,” in New York City public parks around the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Congressman Allen West also hosted a screening of the film in Congress on September 7, prompting Rep. Keith Ellison to promote another event on “Islamophobia.”

Park51 recently had a setback when an application for a $5 million federal grant was rejected. If the group had its way, taxpayer money would have paid for the Ground Zero Mosque’s “domestic violence prevention, Arabic and other foreign language classes, programs and services for homeless veterans, two multi-cultural art exhibits and immigration services.” Park51 is also far from its original fundraising goal of $100 million. In 2011, it raised $7.5 million and it hopes to raise $15 million next year.

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  • fsdgfdg

    'If the group had its way, taxpayer money would have paid for the Ground Zero Mosque’s “domestic violence prevention, Arabic and other foreign language classes, programs and services for homeless veterans, two multi-cultural art exhibits and immigration services.”'

    PREVENTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!? PROGRAMS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS!? THIS TIME THE MUSLIMS HAVE GONE TO FAR!!!!!!! THIS ISN'T THE AMERICA I KNOW!!! STEALTH JIHAD!!!!!!

    • tagalog

      I wonder how much money the mosque at Ground Zero will devote to homeless veterans of the War on Terror.

    • GypsyTyger

      I find it the height of irony that the most visible symbol of radical islam in the United States hosts programs to deal with domestic violence.

    • Marcus

      FREEDOM OF RELIGION ASSCLOWN! You can't discriminate against Muslims if you are an American…don't you read your constitution? WTF is wrong with you people, are you Nazis? You don't sound like Americans if you try to bar Muslims from building Mosques in America!

      • polaris

        ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION ASSCLOWN! It is a totalitarian, oppressive, destructive ideology with a religious component. Inform yourself about islam before talking about it, idiot. These people are not nazis, but you are stupid, very very stupid.

    • kate dyson

      yes absolutely despicable…imagine supporting the prevention of domestic violence and services for homeless veterans… next thing they'll be advocating for children and the elderly…

  • mlcblog

    How can we get it out of here?

    • kafir4life

      Pork BBQ.

    • ladadstest

      First let them build it. Then seize it for reparations.

    • Joe

      Easy – crash an airplane into it.

      • Boston

        I hear there's having a course teaching students how to fly airplanes into buildings anyways. Part 2 of the course will be on grenade belts and suicide bombing.

    • troy

      Burn it down. With the America hating moozies in it.

    • Findalis

      A few quarts of Pig's Blood should do it.

  • Chezwick_mac

    Heart-breaking. A complete and utter failure of cognition.

  • PatriotX

    What’s next? Let’s erect a Hitler statue overlooking the Jewish community in New York! What’s the problem? It would be in bad taste, understandable? Oh…..wait a minute, let’s build a model of a plantation next to the NAACP Administration building? Would that make me a racist? Yea……you’re right, probably not a good idea. The black community wouldn’t be to happy with that move, me, being black myself well…..I could certainly understand. Hey!!!……..why not a swastika enscribed on the tombstones at a veterans cemetary? Yea….probably not a good idea at all, besides it’s what alot of them fought against for crying out loud. How about……adding a Christian fellowship annex to Mecca and announce it to the Muslim community in New York? No……well, why not…., it might incite a riot? Well….certainly the Muslim community would’nt be against multiculturalism, being that they seem to want to use this term when they try to impose shariah law…..say it ain’t so.

    Now, I hope that those that read this get the point and realize that as proposterous an insult as all those examples were it is just as if not more of an insult to go ahead with this project. Those that would look at it otherwise and call this mosque anything short of an insult with the arguement “it’s not a victory mosque and everyone has a right to practice their beliefs….”, I want you to suggest some of the ideas I mentioned above and observe the reactions you get then, once your released from the emergency room……give it some deep thought.

    “It’s just a recreation center”, PLEASE!!!!!!, I may have been born in the morning but it wasn’t yesterday morning. NYC has over 6,720 square miles of metro area and you mean to tell me that their was no other place to build it.

    The time is now to stand as a nation or get used to submitting to Islamic rule as a nation.

    • Sylvie7

      Muslim propaganda has been wildly successful, particularly because they exploit American rights and sensitivities. Today most "nice" people don't like to be thought of as racists. But I'll tell you if "islamophobic" means fear of Islam, I guess I'm one of those, because their terrorism, treatment of women, and minorities scare me. Non Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca; American troops stationed in Saudi Arabia, couldn't display Christmas trees or decorations, as they sat there waiting to defend the Saudis. At the height of Civil Rights protesting in the US there wasn't any where near the level of violent attacks some Muslims indulge in. I live not far from a mosque, and I never think about the mosque's being there. Park 51 is something altogether different.

      • Fred Dawes

        I am not Nice and hate my enemies in todays world that is a racists statement.

      • jacob

        With all due respect, Sylvie7, their success is due to our foolishly
        sticking to the stupid "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS" they so successfully
        use to at the end, bury us and if doubting it, watch how our "President"
        apologized to the Muslim world at the Cairo conference for American
        misdeeds to them, his genuflexing to the Keeper of the Faith, the Saudi
        king, the debt we have with ISLAM for our independence war and some
        other beauties this "Christian" still has up his sleeve.
        However, if, as somebody pointed out recently, my fear of being beheaded because of my beliefs makes me an ISLAMOPHOBE, I proudly confess to it

        I don't believe in "MODERATE" practicing Muslims, such as those dancing
        and giving out candy in the streets of QUEENS while people were jumping
        to their deaths from the WTC on 9/11 and moreover, as we definitely need
        this kind of immigation like a hole in the head
        PERIOD

      • xavier

        'Non Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca; American troops stationed in Saudi Arabia, couldn't display Christmas trees or decorations, as they sat there waiting to defend the Saudis.' – I agree, in the same way that non-muslims cannot openly practice their faith in Saudi Arabia BUT when you see, saudi wahhabis funded a mosque to be built in Rome right next to the Vatican which is ridiculous. Muslims speak of and always takes out the multicultural card but they wont and they will never tolerate another culture because it is their perpetual duty to subjugate non-islamic cultures. Islam is a racist, sexist, genocidal, superiority complex-infected death cult. they can never be more sensitive about other peoples religion and it is depressing to see a 'cultural center' built on the premises of the worst muslim terrorist attack. This is the fault of idiotic liberal thinking about multiculturalism. They are letting the wolves in for a free dinner.

    • Emma Davidson

      They are being helped by the guy in the White House because he is one of them. This idea of building the mosque on the same site where they killed thousands of Americans is nothing but a slap on the face of the American people. We have to unite against this assault. We have to protest. We have to call our lawmakers and tell them not to allow it. Muslims are ordered by the writings in the koran to kill infidels. Who is an infidel? Anyone who does not practice their sick cult. That means they consider all people outside their faith? an enemy and they are instructed to kill us. They feel very secure now. Remember, November 2012 we have to vote for a Christian, not muslims in the White House. Do you know how many muslims are in very important positions in the White House, besides the guy at the top? A lot, including the woman that writes the speeches. Check it out.

    • http://www.stopIslamaphobia.blogspot.com DeucePrez

      PatriotX:

      Claiming to be Black and showing no tolerance in the same breath is an oxymoron, considering how Blacks were (and still are) treated in the U.S. Also, your claim of being Black and posting such a stupid comment won't shield you from the befitting adjectives of idiotic bigot!!

    • nyarab

      im not a nazi or a terrorist. if I want to pray when I'm in lower manhattan, then thats exactly what I will do. No matter the amount of hate and ignorance you spew, logic and decency will always prevail.

  • kafir4life

    Is that what that was?? I thought they were having a pork-off. It wasn't? It was a terrorist meeting? A meeting of moon god worshippers, who find that pedophiic madman a positive role model? Who enjoy reading the terror guide the most unholy and un-noble koran that was shat from the anal orifce of said madman mohamat the pig faced "prophet"? Did they have any good head bangers there? Any allahu bumps? Any burkee clad men and women? Questions, questions….

    allahu snackbar!!

    • johnnywoods

      I like your sentiment kafir.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    Where are you, New Yorkers? Aren't you ashamed? Why does nobody fear YOUR riots?! Can't you bring there a pile of pig heads and walk your dogs?! Can't you bring portable shredders and shred korans non-stop?! Or just tear-off the pages old way.

    Here are convenient posters: http://www.resonoelusono.com/Islam/

    Print and display them. Stop being dhimmies! Spoil a bit that celebration of "inclusiveness" and show them the direction to Mecca…

    • Zam

      I believe a lot of New Yorkers think their hands are tied. They can't do anything because government and society will accuse them of RACISM if they even sneeze within 1 mile of anything even remotely muslim. With this in mind, we can't blame the New Yorkers. You see, in the United States, your basic muslim qualifies as a minority. Consequently, as such, government and society must be "sensitive-to-their-needs" and handle them with tender loving care. Even if such muslims are wearing head scarves or towels and/or are terrorists, government and society must still roll out the red carpet and give them anything and everything they want simply because they are a minority. Anything less, would OFFEND the muslims.

    • Zam

      Understand, when muslims, who are a minority, become OFFENDED, it will be bad because all the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world will come out of the woodwork and scream RACISM into the waiting microphones of the "Government-Media Complex". So, in the end, the muslims get to continue doing what they do best–wearing head scarves and towels and going to their friendly neighborhood mosques and planning terrorism on the United States simply because they are a minority and cannot be OFFENDED in any way, shape, or form. Yes, this is a scam, but, this situation was over before it even began.

  • null

    disgusting

  • oldtimer

    I hope no US construction workers wil work on this building. If know will work, it won't get built.

  • oldtimer

    I hope no construction workers will work on this building. If no one will work, it won't get built.

    • Seelsrants

      It's NYC and you can bet a Jewish owned construction firm would take the job in a second. Remember that the JCRC stood side by side with New York's Jewish Mayor Bloomberg defending the right to build the mosque there. Rabbi Schneier, the East Hampton publicity loving guy, also defended the mosque and Raof as well. Dhimmi status is alive and kicking for these cowardly Jews.

      • jacob

        SEELSRANTS :

        God bless you for calling an ace an ace and a spade a spade…! ! !
        Rest assured there will be a Jewish construction company who will undertake
        the building of this monstrosity (or perhaps the American company who does
        all the building for the Saudis and which is still to hire a single Jew, except
        perhaps for that piece of work CASPAR WEINBERGER) ??
        May Mayor BLOOMBERG be damned and that other Rabbi as well…
        Shame I don't have their email address, to bombard them with my wishes as
        written in Psalm 109

        • seelsrants

          Use this email and ask it to be forwarded to Schneier (the man of 4 divorces!):
          office@thehamptonsynagogue.org
          To be honest I am a Jew and it pains me to see that there are those that have failed to learn any lesson from WWII. The secular German Jews refused to accept the notion that people could hate them just BECAUSE they were Jews. Being secular made no difference at all. These NYC liberal Jews believe that being tolerant of an intolerant religion will make that religion tolerant. Oh the hubris of such obtuse liberal nose in the sky Jews.

        • Raymond in DC

          Caspar Weinberger wasn't Jewish, though he had Jewish roots.

  • StephenD

    Just watch the charges start flying. "Islamophobia!" As soon as anyone of prominence speaks out they are labeled as such. This used to be the death blow to any public figure. Some are toughing through such diatribe and coming out the other side stronger from it. I see the likes of Allan West and Newt Gingrich for instance. Telling it like it is only makes real Americans hold them in higher esteem. Others see this and are less hesitant to speak out for what is right. It only takes a few to start the pendulum swinging back in the right direction. We should do all we can to encourage such speech and actions as theirs.

  • myohmy

    No matter what they call it, never support any muslim by spending or donating any money to them, never buy anything from them, never give a muslim a job, never teach a muslim how to earn money, never help a muslim do anything other than leave our lands on their way back to dar al islam. Think of islam as a modern day Trojan horse. They pose as being part of this wonderful, peaceful religion that will assimilate into our culture and bring the "benefits" of multiculturalism to us. Sure. If you believe that you're completely dumbed down and ready for conversion/enslavement/slaughter. It's all in their quran. Don't believe what they say, believe what they do.

    • http://www.stopIslamaphobia.blogspot.com DeucePrez

      To the ignoramuses: there are MANY cultures in the U.S.; not just one monolithic culture. You bigots are a trip….always talking ABOUT the U.S. Constitution, but don't truly know what it states. "Freedom of religion" doesn't apply to "freedom to practice Christianity ONLY"!! It applies to all religions, one of them being Islam!!

      • SailAway

        And you cannot separate common sense from nonsense. You are what is called a useful idiot. And you and those like you are the reason this country is falling apart. The reason that while we are being attacked from without by an irrational and fanatical enemy simultaneously the leftist fifth column destroys us from within.

        The U.S. Constitution limits what the U.S. Congress can do, it does not require us to commit national suicide in order to satisfy your political correctness. I guess you have no problem with the rejection of permit for the Greek Orthodox to rebuild their church at its original Ground Zero site while Mayor Doomberg and others pull out the red carpet for the jihadis?

        There is no constitutional protection allowing them to force the building of their Conquest Mosque at that particular site. Your brain is wound so tight with political correctnesss that you cannot see what is in plain sight. The islamists want our way of life to end. They are determined to destroy our nation and all of us in it. Do you seriously think you will escape their holocaust because of your utterly stupid and irrational leftist beliefs? I suppose you also believe that it is okay for them to use the mosques to harbor terrorists and their weapons and trot out the same argument you trot out about a constitutional right?

        If there is evidence that a mosque leader is breaking the law, the U.S. Constitution does not bar law enforcement from entering that mosque and making arrests and confiscating the weapons. If you believe such a protection exists then you, sir, are the idiot. Since you are such a champion of the U.S Constitution, what is your position on unrestricted gun ownership by U.S. citizens?

        If people like you don't wake up, this country is doomed. We need to be actively ferreting out these jihadis and deporting their violent arses.

  • mrbean

    Pat Condell on the mosque. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjS0Novt3X4

  • Fred Dawes

    Oh well what can i say? totally insane. The next Goal is to get more and more muslim monkeys in political power after that stop to put non muslims in prisons for talking out against the Islam, after that start mass execution of all infldels who get out of line.

  • Margaret

    IT BEARS REPEATING: WE ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS CAN STILL NOT REBUILD ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH, DESTROYED ON 9/11.

    No place near ground zero for Christians to pray.

    • trickyblain

      Why not? Who's preventing you from building, let alone praying, near ground zero?

      • pagegl

        NY Port Authority.

        • trickyblain

          The NY Port Authority can prevent people from praying near groud zero?

          And the church has the right to build on it's own. It was even offered up to $60 mill to do so, according to the NYPA.

          I'd like to see it happen.

          • pagegl

            It would be nice to see the church rebuilt. But there seems to be a lot of 'he said/she said' going on… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/23/ground-z…. It appears the NYPA has control or final say on what gets built in the general area.

  • jacob

    I will vote and finance the GROUND ZERO mosque project the day the first Christian
    church or synagogue is buit next to the KAABA….
    Not before….

    Now tell it to the whole Rotten Apple, Mayor Bloomberg, his Commission and the
    Jews who won't cancel their subscriptions to the cesspool their 2nd. Bible, the
    New York Times became in order to hasten its dissappearance, unless
    GESTAPOWITZ Soros comes to its rescue

    • Marcus

      Your such a moron, your comparing an American trade center with a holy site for 1.5 billion people? Are you insane? When did your brain fall out and poop fall in? You people talk just like Nazis.

  • Marty

    Welcome to dhimmitude, endorsed by pathetic public officials who don't understand islam or the fact that wetern civilization is at war with it. We can be confident that sharia law will be applied within the islamic center since its occupants will consider themselves to be safely removed from the guarantees of individual freedom provided by the United States Constitution. When the outrage of sharia begins, we will be told that we should be more sensitive to the nonsense that caters to and endorses a doctrine that is attractive only to pedophiles, sadists, and genocidal sociopaths.

    • Marcus

      Hillarious right wing morons…You think your at war with 1.5 billion people? Your at war with less then 1% of 1.5 billion people. They are also at war with the rest of the 1.5 billion people who happen to be Muslims. Your hate mongering is scary and would make Hitler proud.

      • SHO

        Unfortunately people hate when they don't understand.

  • Martel64

    WHICH WAY, WESTERN MAN?

  • jod

    I'm surprised some New Yorker hasn't desecrated the ground with pork blood yet.

    • kafir4life

      That you know of……And who says it had to be a New Yorker?

    • Marcus

      You do understand that Jews don't eat pork either? The reason Muslims don't eat pork is because of Deuteronomy 14:8? My God, when did our country become poop for brains?

    • Yellow Rose of Texas

      Ground up fried pork rinds make a great dust that is easliy dropped along a sidewalk and then tracked into buildings…just saying…… less messy than blood and real easily to get.

  • Jim

    The Myth of the majority moderate Muslim in Britain by "Pew Global Attitude Project"

    Public opinion in Britain is mostly favourable towards Muslims,

    but the feeling is not requited by British Muslims,
    who are among the most embittered in the western world,

    The poll does not mention if embittered means non moderate

    The British public seems unaware of Muslim attitudes.
    Too much censor ship in England maybe?

  • howdeydoodey

    yeah, this is such a big deal, never mind the 3 wars and the recession, let's get angry as hell about a cultural center opening its doors.

    • JoC

      This article is about the "Cultural Center". That is the topic we are discussing here. If you don't like it go post somewhere else.

      In fact this whole site in one way or another is conected to Radical Islam…

    • Vermont Yid

      It's not a cultural center, you idiot. It's a meeting place for the islamist fifth column.

  • Jim

    Who defines who is a moderate Muslim. Our media often labels as moderates those amongst the Muslims who have a proven track record of pro violent extremism. It seems they could care less about checking the record. It is as if they have a compulsion to call all Muslims moderates while they label all fundamentalist Christian as the real menace.. In fact, there are Jews who label orthodox Jews as extremists . Not only that, they label the entire country of Israel as Nazi.

    I wonder ,is mayor Bloomberg really a Muslim. He can't seem to acknowledge that many of the Muslims who are building the Victory Mosque have a proven track record as pro violent extremists . What is his great compulsion to redact the truth then turn around and use the slanderous term Islamophobe against those who warn against the violent factions with in Muslims.

    No one fears Islam they fear violent organizations who operate under the name of Islam.
    There is every thing praise worthy about being a violent Jihadophobe.
    I think I am a Bloombergophobe because of his willingness to welcome violent people into his big tent.

  • Zam

    I believe a lot of New Yorkers think their hands are tied. They can't do anything because government and society will accuse them of RACISM if they even sneeze within 1 mile of anything even remotely muslim. With this in mind, we can't blame the New Yorkers. You see, in the United States, your basic muslim qualifies as a minority. Consequently, as such, government and society must be "sensitive-to-their-needs" and handle them with tender loving care. Even if such muslims are wearing head scarves or towels and/or are terrorists, government and society must still roll out the red carpet and give them anything and everything they want simply because they are a minority. Anything less, would OFFEND the muslims.

  • Zam

    Understand, when muslims, who are a minority, become OFFENDED, it will be bad because all the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world will come out of the woodwork and scream RACISM into the waiting microphones of the "Government-Media Complex". So, in the end, the muslims get to continue doing what they do best–wearing head scarves and towels and going to their friendly neighborhood mosques and planning terrorism on the United States simply because they are a minority and cannot be OFFENDED in any way, shape, or form. Yes, this is a scam, but, this situation was over before it even began.

    • kafir4life

      Hey….If I've ever offended any muslims…….I've gotten over it.

  • xlent

    The devils toe in the door

  • Seamystic

    Stop all the nonsense World Wide as well as in New York. We must eventually declare TOTAL WAR against Islam and their supporters of the Left. Both are based on hate philosophies, against Democracy and its Freedoms. Our children will never forget us for, the destruction of Democracy in our era.
    Sign the "Ban Islam" petition at: http://www.petitiononline.com/MYSTIC/petition.htm

    GUARDIANS OF DEMOCRACY, ARISE!

    • fadsg

      "We must eventually declare TOTAL WAR against Islam and their supporters of the Left. Both are based on hate philosophies…"

      …wut

  • KKKK

    i am stunned that this has occured. what haeppened to the Great resistance to this project? why is no-one reporting this? this is ashame. i am stunned that this would occur. i am horried that Obama supported it, and even more that it got through despite intense persure. God bless us sall. we must demolse this structure…soon.

  • Linda Rivera

    What makes the agony and suffering of our cherished 3,000 far worse – a deep wound that can NEVER be healed – is the building of a 9/11 victory mosque at sacred Ground Zero to honor Islam at the place where our beloved 3,000 were slaughtered without mercy by the followers of Islam.

    We can never forget that in America and countries around the world, some Muslims celebrated 9/11. And that THOUSANDS of inhuman Palestinian Authority Muslims celebrated with great joy the murders of our 3,000. PA Muslims danced in the streets, passed out candies and fired into the air.

    The same monsters who demand a Muslim state inside tiny, vulnerable Israel. A Muslim terror state implant and a victory mosque at Ground Zero is the greatest betrayal of all.

    Dear brothers and sisters, we will never forget you. We will continue protesting against the mosque and holding up protest signs in the street. It is the least we can do for you. We love you. Rest in eternal peace.

  • Robert

    I do resent the term Islamophobia, a phobia is a fear or dislike, neither of which in my opinon is correct. I am not afraid of nor fear Islam, I just look at it as a stupid excuse for inhumanity to man. Think the non-Muslems should erect a statue to Charles Martell across the street to Park 51, maybe standing next to Kubla Kahn.

  • Janin

    I find all these comments to be quite interesting..smh. sounds like some folks need a lesson in respecting other peoples religious beliefs. i could have swore that is one of the reasons the constitution was written.

    • Chiggles

      You are absolutely correct. And those folks are Muslims.

      • Janin

        I dnt understand what you mean …Muslims didnt disrespect anyones religion.

        • kafir4life

          muslims don't respect ANY religion.

    • tanstaafl

      Islam is not a religion. Unless you believe that killing infidels is a holy act.

  • artemis133

    Taqiyya. Google it.

    This mosque shouldn't be built near Ground Zero. Period.

  • effemall

    FPM It will never be built because its owner, the ex-waiter, con artist, petty crook and taqiyya expert will end up in debtor's prison first. Nevertheless, the existing building needs to be removed and I suggest that every reader who owns a model plane join the others for a good old fashioned WW II bombing raid. Small incendiary devices attached to model planes flown into the present building will take it down – maybe not as dramatically as the towers but down just the same. And if we fill the adjacent streets with Christians and Jews praying and Atheists singing, the NYFD will have a perfect excuse for not being able to get to the building. Have the kids bring wieners and marshmallows for the wienie roast, too.

  • Marcus

    You are a moron. :)

    • OFrederiksen

      Wauw, what an astonishing and convincing argumentation, Marcus.
      I think i'll convert, yes, I must, I'm convinced by your welformulated teaching.
      What a lesson, Hallelujah

  • Yellow Rose of Texas

    And that little Greek Orthodox Church destroyed on 9/11 had their land confiscated and are forbidden to rebuild in the area. Who says NYC is playing favorites with the moslims???

    I DO!!

    And I would bet those Greek church members do as well.

  • nonignorant

    All of you need to stop being ignorant and go find a job to keep your ignorant selves busy. Stop hating on people who are different from others. I am glad the Mosque is opening up, it shows how amazing this country is and what is stands for FREEDOM.

    • jackson

      Imagine that you are hosting a party in your home for all of your neighbors. Your neighbors come from all over the world, and represent every race, color and creed on the planet. While some people mingle with everyone, some others stand quiet and mostly alone. No matter. Everybody tolerates one another, and everybody does what they can to get along. A late arrival, however, is arguing with the way some of your guests dress, the woman in particular; this late arrival does not like the food, or that alcohol is available. This late arrival is openly antagonistic and is insulting your guests religion and political affiliations. In short, this late arrival is making everybody very uncomfortable. As the host and home owner, do you not have the right to toss this late arrival out on his ass?

      • nonignorant

        Once again you're being ignorant, you think you know muslims but you don't. I can tell you I didn't when I was being fed the lies that FOX news spews every single day. Jackson and all the other idiots out there, take some time to read and maybe then you will realize that the only thing you are doing is creating a barrier between fellow AMERICANS. It's no wonder our country is in such a bad position, it's because the idiotic people that believe anything that is being said by a "reputable" news agency. Seriously just stop… all of you need to educate yourselves. Let's represent America the way it was suppose to be represented, by well educated sound reasoning individuals.

  • V. Piz Off

    Historically, muslims build a mosque on sites/areas/countries that they CONQUER–congrats, USA and NY, that's exactly what these jackasses have done–way to go. Absolutely shameful. What a great idea, reward these low life oxygen thieves for killing thousands of Americans—who had the audacity to get up and go to work (unlike the backward ass/welfare state that is most middle eastern Islamic countries). Maybe we should treat this place as good as they treated our twin towers. Satan is alive and well and he IS Islam. Better wake up, USA.

  • Eleen Hendy

    WELCOME TO THE MONEY RULE CAPITALISTIC AMERICA! OBAMA SAID IT RIGHT "WE ARE NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN NATION, WE ARE A NATION THAT CAN BE BOUGHT IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY…IF YOU HAVE MONEY YOU CAN ERECT ANYTHING HERE, BUDDHA, MUHAMMAD OR EVEN HITLER; IT IS A FREE COUNTRY. VALUE AND IDENTITY DO NOT MATTER, IT IS BUSINESS, DON'T YOU GET IT? BLOOMBERG IS NOT CONCERN ABOUT SENTIMENT OR FEELING OF THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED SUCH BRUTAL DEATH IN 9/11 ……I AM SURE HE RATHER PREFER THE MOSQUE BE BUILT SOME WHERE ELSE BUT HEY WHY HAVE NOT ANY AMERICAN ORGANIZATION COME UP WITH THE MONEY AND BOUGHT PARK 51 INSTEAD OF THE MUSLIM FANATIC? IT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE UNITED AND ORGANIZED WHILE WE ARE NOT! WAKE UP AND START LIVING OUT WHAT YOU BELIEVE AND NOT JUST MOAN AND BITCH AND COMPLAINT THAT WHY BLOOMBERG ALLOWED THIS OR THAT. TO HAPPEN..WAKE UP AMERICA, WE ARE THE REASON FOR OUR DOWNFALL, BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM GOD, WE HAVE LOOKED TO MEN FOR ANSWER AND WE IN OUR HALF DRUNK HALF WAKE STATE OF FAITH EMBRACING EVERY KIND OF TEACHINGS AND DOCTRINE INTO OUR HOMES, SCHOOLS AND EVEN CHURCHES AND WHEN GOD'S PROTECTION IS TAKEN AWAY FROM US AND WHEN THE ENEMY COMES IN TO ATTACK US LIKE WE HAVE no one to defend us…instead of turning to God and repented of our sins, we turned to men again and again and blaming those in authority for our calamity…wake up children of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Look up to the Hill, where does our help come from? Our help comes from the one who made heaven and Earth; He who loved Esau, Ishmael he loved also. If our country is a clean house that honors God, no enemy can come near and touch even our hair. together we all have turned away and have lost our ground…let's pick up our sack cloth and turn back to the father's house, let's us stop blaming our older brother for our own down fall while there is still opportunity. when our house is in order, even the enemy will know how to show respect and make peace with us!

  • JAY

    Thanks to all of you who know the one true God . Yeshua, Jesus. Oh how satan hates His Great and glorious Name. This nation ,the people , needs to tell these idiots with a loud voice, "We don't want your stinking false god."

  • onegodinfo

    u people r lost to what America is about any more (freedom) its ok if it is for u but not for them which 1 of u own the usa or belong here none is the answer the only people that owns this place is dead by all of ur hands u want to talk about terrorist just look in the mirror or better yet go ask the native people u so call Indians but not from India u lost evil people ever1 has a right not just u u robbers of life and freedom u should all just shut up and read ur history books on how this place was started 911 is nothing to how this place was started so 2 wrongs don’t make a right