Wednesday, August 11, 2010


By Bob Ward

Faisel Rauf, a Muslim imam, wants to build a combination mosque and Muslim community center on a site in what would be in the shadow of the World Trade Center had the twin towers not been destroyed by Islamic terrorists. He has the support of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other assorted liberals dazzled by talk of tolerance, cross-cultural understanding and other liberal fantasies.

But cutting thorough all the liberal boiler plates it is clear that this proposed mosque is nothing but a 13-story, multimillion dollar gloat and a naked attempt to promote Islam where Muslims had shed infidel blood. On Sept. 11, 2001, the Jihadists scored a major hit against the U.S. In a single stroke they murdered close to 3,000 of us and now they want to perform an end-zone dance to rub our noses in it.

The imam made his take on Sept. 11 clear when he said on “60 Minutes” just a few weeks later, "I wouldn't say that the United States deserved what happened but United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened." So he “wouldn’t say” that America’s chickens came home to roost in the manner of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but he came very close.

And now, the Obama administration, which never hesitates to accommodate Muslim interests at the expense of the U.S., is paying for this imam to travel to Saudi Arabia, presumably to raise the necessary funds to build the mosque.

In addition to being an insult to the thousands who died in the Sept. 11 attack and their families, building the mosque is one more not-so-small step in promoting the Muslim presence and influence in American life. This is in no way comparable to the other ethnic groups who came here, made America their home, adopted our way of life and became Americans. Muslims, like Faisel Rauf, want us to adopt their way of life and Shariah law – which is contrary to nearly every Constitutional principle. That is part of the mosque package, part of what the Sept. 11 Jihadists were seeking to bring about through their Jihad.

This would be an excellent and appropriate occasion for organized labor to demonstrate its clout and its patriotism by refusing to work on this affront to our nation and our values. The same goes for vendors of building equipment and supplies. The free market could still have the last word on the repugnant project.

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