It would be a mortal mistake for America to allow the Ground Zero mosque to be built. Like it or not, this mosque will serve as an iconic symbol of Islamic victory. It will be seen by Islamic jihadists around the world as a humiliating defeat dealt to American infidels by Islam.
Islam, in a serious sense, is a religion of great deception. Imam Feisal and his Islamic gang, the American Society of Muslim Advancement (ASMA), are no exceptions. Many Westerners appear to have a monumental confusion about the real purpose of this mosque. Because of a lack of knowledge in Islamic history, they are unable to understand exactly why Muslims are planning to erect it just a few yards from the 9/11 site.
Mayor Bloomberg, the downtown community, and the American Left have no idea why Islamists are so insistent upon erecting this Islamic flag over the ruins of the WTC and over the graves of 3,000 innocent dead Americans. They hardly understand the significance of the name “Cordoba House,” which Imam Feisal initially selected for the mosque. Ancient Muslims once invaded and occupied the Spanish city of Cordoba. They built a mosque over the rubble of a Catholic church as a symbol of their triumph over Spanish infidels. A mosque over the ruins of the WTC would likewise be a clear victory over American infidels.
This has been the practice and tradition recorded in ancient Islamic history. The Islamic Prophet and his disciples all did the same whenever they invaded and defeated any non-Muslim nation. The first thing they did was erect a mosque. Islamic Caliph Omar invaded and occupied Jerusalem and immediately erected the al-Aqsa Mosque (Dome of Rock) over the rubble of the Jewish Temple Mount of Solomon. Imam Feisal and his ASMA want to do much the same thing.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, head of the ASMA, is utterly deceiving New Yorkers by his Islamic tactics of lies and deception. He is lying only to achieve Islamic dominance. Allah duly permits Muslims to "lie and deceive" all infidels in order to spreading Islam, the only religion accepted by Allah for all mankind (Qur'an-3:85).
It is most important to focus on one very pertinent aspect of this controversy. This conniving Imam has declared that the Ground Zero mosque construction will be completed by 2011—meaning this Islamic victory flag would be raised much before the completion of the rest of the planned Ground Zero monument complex. If that ever becomes a reality, the entire Muslim world will be rejoicing as the ultimate winner. The Cordoba mosque, symbolizing the victorious Islamic flag, will have been hoisted over the ruins of the iconic WTC, which was destroyed by the Islamic soldiers of Allah.
Imam Feisal's 2004 book was titled, in Arabic, “The Call From the WTC Rubble: Islamic Da’wah From the Heart of America Post-9/11.” The title suggests Rauf is humiliating or denigrating the loss of American life by referring to the scene as “rubble.” By using the Islamic word Da’wah (call) he is intending to use the 9/11 mosque as a springboard for proselytizing Islam to America. However, the English title of the same book is “What’s Right with America is What’s Right with Islam.” This is exactly the kind of technique of Islamic deception used by all so-called moderate Muslims used only to fool Westerners.
Here are some of the most important implications of this mosque:
1. A mosque near the WTC destruction will give electrifying propaganda and triumphant victory to all Muslims of the world, and it will surely embolden the very jihadi-spirit and fanaticism of al-Qaeda in all other Islamic terrorist centers around the world.
2. Recruits for jihadi terrorists in the Muslim and non-Muslim world will rampantly increase. Also, this mosque will become a Islamic proselytizing center, and a breeding ground which will spread “stealth jihad” in America.
3. This mosque will act as a “Grand Mosque” at the heart of infidel America. It will be a 21st century Trojan horse from which Sharia law (Islamic draconian law) will spread with a speed of epidemic proportions -- in America, as well as elsewhere in the Western world.
4. The American “war on terror,” which has lasted ten long years, cost trillions of dollars, and sacrificed tens of thousands of lives, will be a total loss. Victory of al-Qaeda jihadists will be declared throughout the entirety of the Muslim world.
Imam Feisal is perpetrating Islamic deception with the bogus claim of promoting "interfaith tolerance." Islam is one of the most intolerant religions in the world. It does not recognize any other religion on earth. Hence, interfaith relations between Islam and other religions are a pure farce. That Islam "is a religion of peace” is the boldest lie one can hear repeated. Gullible Muslims can be peaceful, but Islam is a viciously violent religion. Radical Islamists (pure Muslims) are some of the most intolerant people on earth. The Qur'an is replete with Allah’s clarion call to kill all non-Muslims. Readers can find the truth about Qur'an right here.
The Islamic God (Allah) does not like or accept any other religions but Islam (see Qu'ran verses: 3:85, 3:19, 48:7, 14, and 25:2); the Qu'ran repeatedly curses all non-Muslims (see: 3:61, 8:55, 2:191, 9:123, 3:28, 47:4); Allah asks believers not to take any unbelievers, including any Christians or Jews, as friends (verses: 4:140, 5:57, 18:106, 10:99, 8:55, 98:6). How can there be any interfaith tolerance between Muslims and non-Muslims?
The ostensive “interfaith meetings and congregations” are an Islamic trick invented after 9/11 as part of "stealth jihad," which strives to conceal and protect soldiers of the holy war. This is, in fact, a historical technique of Islamic war widely practiced by the Prophet of Islam in the 7th century to fool pagans. The Prophet of Islam said: “war is a deception.” Present day Islamists also use the same technique of deception practiced by the Prophet Muhammad. When Muslims are arrested for terrorism, or hatching a terrorist plot, some cunning Islamist Mullahs quickly come forward and repeat: “Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. The Qur'an never allows killing any innocent humans. Islam is a religion of peace.” Muslims, in general, will most always deny that any true Muslim-sponsored terrorism exists in the world. This is simply an act of hiding the real face of Islam. It is only to fool the Western media and the useful and gullible.
The Prophet of Islam did exactly the same thing in the 7th century when he came to Medina after having clashed with the pagans majority in Mecca. He also tried to fool all the affluent Jewish tribes in Medina and nearby areas by tantalizing them with a peace-pact. It was only to buy time while he gathered support from the poor vagabond Bedouins, luring them with spoils of war. He eventually gathered enough strength to attacked the Jewish tribes with full force. He also assassinated many of his opponents by these deceptive techniques. Within 10 years, the Prophet of Islam fought almost eighty offensive wars, plundered widely, killed or drove out all non-Muslim men, and enslaved women and children.
Please consider the duplicitousness of Imam Feisal’s motives and his dishonesty. Allah forbade Muslims to pray for any dead non-Muslim (Qur'an-9:84). Yet, here the Ground Zero imams are trumpeting the so-called “interfaith tolerance” of Islam with living non-Muslims. What a dreadful mockery and deception by this imam. These Islamists are engaging in stealth jihad and are trying to fool their host nation with their ridiculous interfaith nonsense. This will only be true as long as Muslims remain a small minority. The moment they grow at least 5-10% of the population, they will expose the real face of Islam.
The ulterior motive of this modern day jihad is to convert and bring all of mankind under Islam, the “only true religion of Allah.” That is the main reason why Islamic terrorists are continuously getting a silent nod of consent from millions of gullible Muslims and hypocritical Islamists like our Imam Feisal.
As per the Qur'an's teachings (Qur'an: 98:6), Muslims consider the Western lifestyle immoral, unclean, and unethical, and they cannot emulate the Western lifestyle simply because of their belief in Islam. Instead, these Muslims living in Western host nations solemnly do expect and wish that sooner or later, Islamic Sharia law will be established and all Western infidels will start emulating the lifestyle of Muslims; hence fulfilling Allah’s wish to bring the entire Earth under the fold of Islam, the one true religion.
Why such a large mosque in downtown New York City?
Was there a sudden influx of Muslims in Manhattan? Will Imam Feisal and his ASMA agree to build a synagogue, a church, and a Hindu temple alongside this mosque—so that people of all four major religions can have a real chance at interfaith dialogue? Why doesn't Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam, allow religions other than Islam to practice within its borders? Could Imam Feisal answer these questions?
Knowing the enemy is very crucial.
After almost ten years of the war on terror, the West is still struggling with the real identity and the real face of their greatest enemy. To maintain political correctness, they just cannot name the enemy with clarity. Proponents of American political correctness do not know that these Islamic jihadists are fighting many fronts in order to subdue American infidels and to fulfill their holy wish of converting America into an Islamic nation. I am afraid irresponsible political correctness may allow this to happen soon.
Misguided political appeasement, liberal myopia, naiveté, and reluctance to understand Islamic deception are all helping Islamists like Imam Feisal A. Rauf to utterly fool American politicians very easily.
Case in point: U.S. President Barak Obama’s recent endorsement of the Ground Zero mosque is highly insensitive. It is a suicidal mistake by the president of the free world. Nobody in America is asking to prohibit the practice of Islam. Hence, it was quite irrelevant for Obama to state: “Muslims have the right to practice their religion.” This is sheer ignorance and naiveté on the part of the U.S. president, to say the least. President Barack Obama should ask his own conscience why Muslims need a mosque near Ground Zero over the sea of blood-stains left behind by almost 3,000 innocent Americans killed by Islamic terrorists. I wonder if President Obama would also endorse a Japanese “Kama Kazi interfaith” monument near Pearl Harbor, or a “Nazi interfaith” monument in London or Paris.
Muslims around the world who deplore the West and blame the "Great Satan” (America) in particular for almost anything bad, will take this mosque as a symbol of Islamic victory over the Western infidels. In the midst of such sacred territory, there will be a constant reminder that those who despise our way of life and everything this republic stands for can also use our hard-earned democratic freedom and rights against us.
President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg’s sheer pathetic ignorance regarding the Islamic mindset is reflected in their monumentally erroneous decision to endorse the Ground Zero mosque. Such a mosque would be a painful reminder to all New Yorkers who would passed it. Around the world, radical Muslims and gullible Muslims will remember the heroic victory of 9/11 jihadists. What a painful defeat and utter disgrace for the Western infidels.
Dr. Syed Kamran Mirza is the author of Roots of Islamic Terrorism and co-author of Beyond Jihad and Leaving Islam--Apostates Speak Out. See Jamie Glazov’s interview with him here.