During the height of controversy over the Cordoba Initiative’s endeavors to erect a mosque near Ground Zero, the Obama administration refused to weigh in, insisting it was a local issue.
On Friday the 13th during Ramadan celebrations at the White House, Barack Obama announced his support for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s plans to build a mega mosque, 600-feet from the North Tower’s foot print at Ground Zero. Rauf is the president of the Cordoba Initiative.
A couple of weeks ago, when asked about the president’s position on the issue, WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had this to say, “This is rightly a matter for New York City and the local community to decide.”
Further pressing about President Obama’s stance to recognize sensitivity for the 9/11 victims resulted in further dodging and the canned “it’s a local issue” response.
As Obama’s press secretary was busy spinning the company line, the administration was in bed with the radical imam of the Cordoba Initiative. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tapped Rauf to go to the Middle East, a trip funded by the taxpayers, to foster “greater understanding” about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States.
The imam behind the proposed mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero stated he will turn to Arab and Muslim nations around the world to help finance the estimated $100 million project.
As one Washington Times editorial puts it, the U.S. underwrites fundraising tour for Islamic shrine at Ground Zero.
Yes, the Bush administration was also involved with Imam Rauf; the Obama administration is continuing those failed policies today.
Before the festivities of Ramadan moved President Obama to announce his support for the imam’s Initiative, the State Department posted a warm embrace for the Ground Zero mosque by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on its website, America.gov.
Many progressive officials, including the president, cite religious freedom as the basis of their support for the mosque near Ground Zero; ironically they express such support while ignoring the freedom suppressing tenets of Islamic Sharia law. Our framers never intended the Constitution to be a suicide pact.
Adherents of Sharia law have long built mosques on the most sacred sites of those they have conquered and why some opponents of Imam Rauf’s mosque refer to it as a Victory Mosque.
On 9/11/2001, the political ideology that is embedded within Islam manifested itself by attacking our nation, slaughtering nearly 3,000 innocents working and visiting in the World Trade Center (WTC).
Ignoring the political ideology attached to Islam, again, will be to our peril.
From the rubble of the WTC, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, president of the Cordoba Initiative, called for Islamic dawa and Sharia law, the title of his book boasts such calls to action.
Opposing the nefarious designs of the Cordoba Initiative is not an affront to the first amendment; it is a champion of those rights.
After President Obama’s endorsement of the Ground Zero mosque, leaders of Hamas weighed in with their endorsement as well, insisting Muslims “have to build” it there.
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