In “Obama Backs Ground Zero Mosque at Ramadan Celebration”¨” in Human Events, August 14, Pamela Geller explains why Obama is all wrong about the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero:
President Obama came out Friday evening in favor of the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at the hallowed ground of the 9/11 attack.
Obama told the ummah (at an Iftar dinner on the third night of Ramadan) that he supports a triumphal mosque on the cherished site where Islamic jihadists attacked.
If you had any doubt who Obama stood with on 9/11, there can be no doubt in our minds now.
Right after the 9/11 attacks, Obama blamed America, just like the Islamic supremacist Ground Zero mega-mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
Then-state Sen. Obama said: “We should also examine the foreign policies of the U.S. to make sure that we occupy the moral high ground in these conflicts. In particular, we have to examine some of the root causes of this terrorist activity.”
I believe he planned his announcement on the mosque all along. He waited until Ramadan. Symbolic.
He has now turned our Ground Zero protest on 911 into a mega-event. The very idea of a 15-story mega-mosque on that hallowed ground is indecent, offensive and outrageous.
If the Ground Zero mosque Imam Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan really wanted to “reach out” and “heal,” they would give the $120 million that they’re using to build this mosque to the first responders who are suffering from exposure to the toxic environment at Ground Zero after Muslim terrorists brought down the World Trade Center and slaughtered 3,000 Americans.
Is the President incapable of common decency?
At the Ramadan dinner, Obama echoed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in claiming that the mosque had to go at Ground Zero because of America’s principle of religious liberty, saying: “Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable.”
But Obama must know that this is not about religious liberty. No one has suggested abridging the 1st Amendment to stop the mosque, and to oppose the Ground Zero mosque is not to oppose the 1st Amendment. There are hundreds of mosques in New York, thousands in America.
This is not a religious issue. This is a national security issue. And an issue of national dignity and respect for those who were murdered at that site in the name of Islam….