You remember when Rosa Parks took down the Twin Towers? Remember when she murdered 13 Americans at Fort Hood? Remember her Times Square bomb plot? Remember her Christmas underwear plot? Remember when she murdered a soldier at a Little Rock Army recruiting center? Remember her London bombings? Her Madrid bombings? Her Mumbai bombings? Her Beslan massacres? Her Bali bombings?
Ah, there I go again, eh? Painting Muslims with a broad brush. Muslims didn't do any of those things, you see. Even though their perpetrators were all Muslims acting by their own word in the name of Islam, there are other Muslims who condemn them, and so the ones who condemn them cannot be made to share the responsibility for all those crimes and acts of war. Right?
Sure. Except for the fact that the objective of all these acts of violence was to weaken Infidel polities so as to hasten the imposition of Sharia, and Rauf, imam of the Ground Zero mosque, is a proponent of Sharia. And not to mention also that many of these groups are linked to Hamas. So are they really an alternative to the jihadis? Or is their difference with them more about means than about ends?
"Muslim Leaders Stand by Islamic Center Near Ground Zero," by Anne Barnard for the New York Times, September 20 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Comparing the planners of the Muslim community center and mosque to be built two blocks from ground zero to Rosa Parks, leaders of numerous American Muslim organizations declared their strong support for the project on Monday, and said it should not move....
"We stand for the constitutional right of Muslims and Americans of all faiths to build houses of worship anywhere in our nation as allowed by local laws and regulations," said the statement read by Al-Amin Latif, president of the Majlis Ash-Shura of New York, also known as the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York, which represents 55 mosques and Muslim groups. "Also, we stand against the racism, hatred, religious intolerance and ethnic bigotry directed against Islam and American Muslims."...
"Ground zero is all of ours," said Nihad Awad, the executive director of the [Hamas-linked] Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Ground zero does not belong to a specific group of people or religion. Ground zero belongs to all Americans, and we all share the grief, we all share the healing." He said it was unfair to associate the planned community center or all Muslims with 9/11.
Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Washington-based [Muslim Brotherhood front] Muslim American Society Freedom, the civil rights branch of the Muslim American Society, compared those who want the project built elsewhere to those who he said told Rosa Parks: "We want you to move. You offend us being where you are. This is not the right place for you to be."