SIOA Condemns Obama's Blessing of Ground Zero Mega-Mosque
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The human rights organization Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) strongly condemns Barack Obama's blessing of the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque to be built at the hallowed ground of the September 11, 2001 jihad terror attack.
SIOA founder and executive director Pamela Geller
said in a statement that Obama "has, in effect, sided with the Islamic
jihadists and told the ummah (at an Iftar dinner on the third night of Ramadan)
that he believes in and supports what will be understood in the Islamic
world as a triumphal mosque on a site of Islamic conquest."
noted that in coming out in favor of the mosque, Obama confused the
issue by framing it as one of religious liberty, when no opponent of the
mosque is calling for restrictions on anyone's religious freedom;
ignored the historical record showing that thousands of mosques have
been built over the cherished sites of conquered peoples (notably the
Dome of the Rock on the site of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem); and also ignored the clear evidence of the mosque backers' duplicity and refusal to condemn the jihad terrorist group Hamas.
must know," said Geller, "that this is not about religious liberty. No
one has suggested abridging the First Amendment to stop the mosque, and
to oppose the Ground Zero mosque is not to oppose the First Amendment.
There are hundreds of mosques in New York,
thousands in America. This is not a religious issue. This is an issue
of national dignity and respect for those who were murdered at that site
in the name of Islam. Mutual respect is a two way street."
the West," Geller continued, "are constantly being told to be sensitive
to Islamic sensibilities regarding images of Muhammad and so-called
'blasphemy.' We are told that criticism of jihad violence is 'hate
speech.' But where is the reciprocity? Where is the Muslim compassion
for the grief and the pain of not just the 9/11 families but of all
Americans? Every American was a target that day; the 9/11 families took
the hit for us."
The Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI) and SIOA will be hosting a rally against the Ground Zero mega-mosque on September 11 at 2pm at Park Place, between Church Street and West Broadway.
confirmed list of speakers includes 9/11 family members; former U. S.
Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton; the Dutch Parliamentarian and freedom fighter Geert
Wilders; Gary Berntsen, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York; Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, which has filed suit to stop the Ground Zero mega-mosque; Michael Grimm, a candidate for Congress from New York's 13th district and a 9/11 first responder; and journalist Andrew Breitbart.
the rally are Geller, the popular blogger and columnist who publishes
the acclaimed AtlasShrugs.com blog; and SIOA associate director Robert Spencer, the bestselling author and director of JihadWatch.org. Geller is the author (with Spencer) of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton), published by Simon & Schuster.
Free citizens are coming from all over the U.S. to attend the rally. Join the largest Caravan in America coming cross-country to the 9/11 Rally.
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religious liberty, and the freedom of speech against Islamic supremacist
intimidation and attempts to bring elements of Sharia to the United States.
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