Conclusion: Speak the truth!
The so-called “Cordoba Initiative”, the planned Mosque at the location near Ground Zero, is an attempt by Islamists to construct a triumphalist Islamic victory monument to celebrate the massacre of nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001, by 19 soldiers of Islamism. This project should be viewed in the context of who the players are, and Islamist history and conduct. That is why I have attempted in this series to give a short course on these subjects. Its planners and promoters have various linkages with terror groups, and the main promoter, Imam Rauf, refuses to acknowledge that Hamas is a terror group. The New York City officials who have thus far consented to this project are a malodorous pile of spineless, politically correct liberals.
If the building of this Mosque and Islamic center is permitted to go forward at this location, it will undoubtedly be used to promote and spread sharia in America, as most other Mosques in this country have been used. I don’t like it, but I have confidence that our system of laws and liberty can withstand this debate, and one day defeat Islamist ideology, so long as we do not let them use our own constitution and institutions to destroy us. However, there is a major difference between this proposed Mosque and the hundreds of other Mosques in our country: This Mosque, if built at this location, will be a loud signal to all of Islam that Islamism has triumphed, that America is weak, that Islam is invincible, and that will encourage our enemies to further terror, war and violence against us.
There is no real issue of the First Amendment freedom of religion here: Local government has the constitutional authority to regulate the building and location of churches, synagogues, and Mosques under zoning laws, and there are already over 45 Mosques in the New York City area in which Moslems are free to worship if they so choose. The liberals who are arguing that the Moslems have the First Amendment constitutional right to build this Islamic Victory Center at this location are the very same people who argue that Christian Nativity scenes are not constitutionally permissible in any public location or in public schools. So much for the free exercise of religion.
Playing the “Bigot Card”
Liberal supporters of the Mosque wasted no time in calling those Americans who oppose it (70% of all Americans, according to polls) bigots. You know, it’s like playing the race card, only since Moslems aren’t a race, a new liberal catchword had to be found to be used in this situation, and hence we are now all “bigots”. And we are accused of prejudice. I am not “prejudiced” against the Islamists. Prejudice means to pre-judge, that is, to form an opinion prior to having the information needed to form the opinion. I have all the information that I need to form an opinion of the Islamists. I have studied them, their actions, their history, what they themselves say, and the Koran. My opinion is that this ideology is one that advocates, creates, and spews hatred and death, and has the end goal in mind of killing me, you, our children, our parents, and any other infidel who refuses to submit to the Prophet. Now, I just don’t like that one bit. This opinion is based on real facts and history, i.e. the truth.
This does not mean that I have this same opinion of every person who is a Moslem; most are innocuous and not terrorists. Unfortunately, this majority has not taken the action needed to stop their terroristic fellow followers of the Prophet, nor have they refuted the verses in their Koran and other writings that support Jihad and its concomitant terrorism. Well at least they haven’t for the first 1,400 years of Islam, but maybe it can still happen. Let’s not sugar coat this to be politically correct, speak the truth!
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