Imam Rauf, currently on a U.S. government sponsored and paid for Middle East “outreach” trip, has yet to step forward and state his position on the terrorist group Hamas. Could this be because “leaders” such as President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg have given him all of the cover that he needs?
Or is it because he would be unable to truthfully answer the question without revealing the fact that he is a supporter?
So Just Who Is The Imam Rauf?
That Would All Depend On Who The Targets Are I Suppose
Let’s first go under the assumption (which is of course a stretch) that the sole purpose of the Ground Zero or Cordoba House mosque is what Imam Rauf says; bridge building and outreach to the community. For anyone who has read some prior articles written here such as,
Cordoba House mosque and Obama flim-flam
Ground Zero mosque in New York City: Smile to our faces and curse us in their hearts (Video)
Ground Zero mosque: If only common people were as smart as the liberal elite they would understand
you would have the general idea that I believe the proposed building of the mosque goes well beyond the solely benevolent purposes that are claimed. That said, what of the fact that the Imam Rauf’s views on Hamas cannot be determined, primarily because he will not state them?
Imam Rauf, Hamas and Israel
Forgetting about the other areas under question such as where and from who the funding for the construction of Cordoba House is going to come from, is it not somehow troubling that this messenger of peace and goodwill cannot, or will not acknowledge the charter of Hamas?
Is it therefore, in the Imam’s eyes, acceptable to conduct terrorist acts on Israel, although you say you do not support terrorist acts in the United States or elsewhere in the world? How are the two differentiated. What about Jews in the United States that support Israel? Are they fair game?
I will leave you with one paragraph from an opinion piece titled Rauf’s Double Standard on Terror, and would recommend that anyone with an interest in the proposed mosque click on the link and read it in its entirety. Just some food for thought.
“…Feisal Abdul Rauf, a self-styled champion of moderate Islam, was recently asked whether he thinks Hamas is a terrorist organization. “The issue of terrorism is a very complex question,” he replied. When pressed, he insisted that “I will not allow anybody to put me in a position where I am seen by any party in the world as an adversary or as an enemy…”