My Wednesday column is up over at WND. Read it.
Media shocked Ground Zero mosqueteers are liars WND, December 12, 2012
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“It’s all pray and no play,” said the New York Post
on Sunday. “The Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero that opened
with great fanfare a year ago is now an empty space with no community
programs. And while the developers behind Park51 insisted for two years
that the project was more than a mosque, it now appears to be just that.
Dozens of worshipers gather at the site on Park Place Friday for prayer
services – but that’s the only activity in the building.”
The New York Post sounds surprised that the Ground Zero mosqueteers
turned out to be liars. I’m not. It’s the modus operandi of mega-mosque
builders. Sell it as one thing, but build a beachhead for Islamic
Aren’t you glad we defeated that mega-monster? Don’t fall for the
“they opened the mosque” – or the “community center” – lie. They were
always praying in the Burlington Coat Factory building that was
partially destroyed in the September 11 attacks, the same building that
houses “Park51″ now. Look at the story at my website AtlasShrugs.com back in December 2009,
when I first took up the fight. They were praying there then. It was
never about that. They pray everywhere. They pray in the streets at
Ground Zero – facing Mecca, of course. So what else is new?
What we were fighting was the 15-story mega-mosque they had planned
to build at Ground Zero. And we won. The rest is all propaganda.
And there has been plenty of propaganda. The New York Times kept pimping for the hustler
who is the “developer” of Park51, Sharif El-Gamal, long after we
exposed him as the fraud and two-bit gangster he is. El-Gamal thinks
that beating people up is a great “stress reliever.” He threatened Muslims who think that the triumphal mosque is offensive. He is a deadbeat who didn’t pay his taxes – to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars. He defaulted on not one bank loan, but evicted from his Soho properties offices. On top of all that, he lost in a series of lawsuits ConEd filed for back payment of rent. ConEd is trying to evict him.
The imam who had been closely associated with the project, Faisal Abdul Rauf, is another slick liar. As I revealed in August 2010,
he is not at all as “moderate” as the media are so desperate to portray
him. Speaking on July 12, 2005, at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial
Centre in Australia, Rauf delivered a few choice sound bites that belied
his moderate image and raised questions about what the mega-mosque
would really have stood for if it had gone up.
Here’s Rauf saying the U.S. is worse than al-Qaida:
“We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more
Muslim blood on its hands than al- Qaida has on its hands of innocent
non-Muslims. You may remember that the U.S.-led sanctions against Iraq
led to the death of over half a million Iraqi children. This has been
documented by the United Nations. And when Madeleine Albright, who has
become a friend of mine over the last couple of years, when she was
secretary of state and was asked whether this was worth it, said it was
No mention of the millions of victims of over a millennium of jihadi
wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilation and enslavement. No
mention of the recent slaughter by Muslims of Christians, Hindus, Jews,
non-believers in Indonesia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Somalia, Philippines,
Lebanon, Israel, Russia and China.
Rauf’s words manifested no candor, no criticism of Islam or Muslim –
in other words, none of the mutual respect and willingness to take
responsibility we might expect from such a celebrated “moderate.”
And on the question of expunging Islamic texts of the mandates for
violence and conquest that modern-day jihadists point to, Rauf said:
“Islam does not need a reformation.”
Rauf also praised the worst extremists and inciters to genocide. In
his address in Australia he said he had just come from a conference in
Jordan featuring “over 170 leading Muslim scholars from almost every
part of the Muslim world, including some of the most important names
like Sheikh Tantawi of Egypt, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, who is the chief mufti
of Egypt, the chief mufti of Jordan, the Sheikh Al-Qaradawi, who is a
very, very well-known Islamic jurist, highly regarded all over the
The late Sheikh Tantawi several years ago endorsed suicide attacks
against Israelis, as did Sheikh Qaradawi, who has praised Hitler and
prayed to Allah to destroy the Jews. Sheikh Gomaa has defended Islam’s
death penalty for apostasy and sanction for wife-beating, and has
endorsed the jihad terror group Hezbollah.
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