In a stunning announcement that perfectly depicts the mindset that is prevalent among America’s ‘ruling class,’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, has called for a federal investigation into those who are opposing the construction of the mosque at Ground Zero.
The Speaker made the announcement on San Francisco’s KCBS.radio.
An audio of the radio interview captured Pelosi’s exact statement:
“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”
Even NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg–a staunch supporter of the mosque–quickly dismissed any such investigation as inappropriate.
Perhaps the Speaker could answer a few key questions directed at those who support the mosque.
1. A more appropriate course of action would be to investigate how the mosque is being funded, given evidence that taxpayer funds are being used for the project and overseas terrorist groups are connected to the mosque. Would you support such an investigation?
2. Are you aware that 70% of Americans, including the families of the victims of 9/11, are outraged that anyone would even consider building a shrine to extremist Islam at Ground Zero?
3. Are you sensitive to the fact that most Americans are highly offended that individuals in our government, such as Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, and others, have given their support to a project that has every indication of being a provocative slap in the face to those who lost their lives at the hands of Muslim extremists on 9/11, and that the mosque has all of the markings of a symbol of terrorist victory over America?
4. Why should citizens send you back to Washington in light of your blatant insensitivity and support for an imam with clear connections to Islamic terrorists?
Meanwhile, an article at Patriotic Resistance reports that Louisiana is on the cutting edge of stopping the gradual creep toward Sharia law in the U.S., which the 9/11 mosque imam has endorsed as his ultimate goal. Sharia law is the most extremist form of Islam–a legal system that imposes a very strict set of rules and laws on the public.
The article provides the following primer on Sharia law:
“Shariah covers all aspects of life, including criminal law, domestic law, statecraft and warfare (Jihad). Shariah encompa**** personal ethics and legal issues, religion and state governance, this world and the afterlife. Shariah is said to enforce the will of Allah, as opposed to the will of humans. Shariah regulates belief, speech and religious practice, criminal and legal matters, and other fields including finance and war. There is no such thing as a separate secular authority or secular law under doctrinal Shariah, since religion and state are not distinct, but are one.
“Shariah is a code which is best known for being the law of the land in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Sudan, three nations with some of the most horrible human rights records in the world. It is no coincidence that these three nations are also heavily involved in Jihadist terrorism.
“Shariah can be accurately described as reactionary, deliberately vague and, in its implementation, barbaric.”
In other words, Sharia cannot coexist with liberty.
Sharia also mandates the following:
• Violent jihad against non-Muslims to establish Islam’s rule worldwide (known as the caliphate).
• The killing of apostates from Islam.
• The killing of adulterers and h***sexuals.
• Severe discrimination against women. This includes persecution of women and execution by stoning of women who are suspected of adultery. Often these women are in reality victims of rape.
• Barbaric punishment (limb amputations, gouging out of eyes) for petty crimes such as theft.
• Severe discrimination against, and the subjugation of, non-Muslims.
• For those Muslims who cannot engage in physical jihad using force, shariah mandates that they support jihad financially—“Jihad with money.”
Various court cases from around the country expose the push toward Sharia law by Muslim extremists, but the state of Louisiana is on record as opposing it at every turn in order to protect citizens from oppressive foreign laws that would trump the Constitutional protections of free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and other personal liberties.
As a footnote to the 9/11 mosque story, news reports this morning indicate that the developers of the Ground Zero mosque may be willing to move the construction to another site. This same announcement was made earlier in the week but was quickly denied by mosque developers.
This time, however, a solution may be found that results in the mosque being built elsewhere. Time will tell.
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