Rally to Protest the Ground Zero Mosque Pamela Geller, Human Events
Since I wrote in HUMAN EVENTS on May 14 about the plans to build a giant
15-story mosque and Islamic Center next to Ground Zero, the deceptions
and Islamic supremacist intentions of the mosque organizers have become
more obvious. Yet Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York and the New York
political establishment refuse to listen to the will of the people.
why the Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) June 6 rally against the
proposed mega-mosque is so important. The Islamic supremacists must not
be allowed to do a victory dance on the hallowed burial ground of Ground
Zero. They must be exposed and shamed until they withdraw their plans
for the mosque.
Bloomberg framed it as a freedom of religion
issue: “I think it’s fair to say if somebody was going to try, on that
piece of property, to build a church or a synagogue, nobody would be
yelling and screaming. And the fact of the matter is that Muslims have a
right to do it, too…. What is great about America and particularly New
York is we welcome everybody, and if we are so afraid of something like
this, what does that say about us?… If you are religious, you do not
want the government picking religions, because what do you do the day
they don’t pick yours?”
While I agree that that the government should
keep its nose out of religion, also believe that if the mayor really
believes government should stay out of it, he shouldn’t publicly take
one side. But the mayor already has chosen sides, before plans for this
mosque became public.
SIOA has called on Bloomberg many times to
remove Omar Mohammedi, a lawyer tied to the Hamas-linked Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), from New York City’s Human Rights
Commission. Bloomberg keeps him on. And before Times Square jihad bomber
Faisal Shahzad was caught, Bloomberg offered his opinion: that the
would-be car bomber was probably a right-winger who was upset about
This is why I believe petitions to the mayor are a
waste of time. But the June 6 rally will show him that he is on the
wrong side of the will of the people because the people of New York know
that the mayor is wrong.
This mosque is not about freedom of
religion. It’s about insulting America and the victims of 9/11 and
establishing an international symbol for Islamic supremacism in New
York. The mega-mosque will be the rallying cry for the universal
caliphate—a shrine to jihad at the cherished site of Islamic conquest.
Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is an open proponent of
Sharia, Islamic law, a system that denies free speech and the legal
equality of all people.
Rauf has also lied about his intentions.
First he said that the planned Islamic Center at Ground Zero would
contain a mosque; then he claimed it wouldn’t; then he said it would
contain a “prayer space.” His wife Daisy Khan admitted that the “prayer
space” would be a mosque.
Why the lies? And there’s more.
Although he claims that the Ground Zero mosque will become a place for
dialogue with Jews and Christians, Rauf has told the Arabic press: “I
don’t believe in religious dialogue.” He has told the American media
that money for the mosque will come entirely from Muslims here. Then he
told the Arab media that funding for the mosque was coming from many
Muslim countries. Daisy Khan has insulted the victims of the 9/11 jihad
attacks and their families by saying that the mosque is intended to
“make something positive out of 9/11.”
SIOA is rallying this
Sunday, June 6 (and again on September 10), to call on the mosque
organizers to withdraw their plans of the Ground Zero mosque in the
interests of mutual understanding and mutual respect.
Read the whole thing and be at Ground Zero — we cannot stop a mega mosque at the burial ground of Ground Zero without you. Stand up for our fallen brothers and sisters.
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