Desperate to destroy me, hoping that if they do so they will be able to lie to the American people unimpeded, Zead Ramadan and the boys in the back room at Hamas-linked CAIR are pumping out the Big Lie that I am a modern-day Jim Jones — despite my lack of a cult, a cult following, designer sunglasses, and Kool-Aid. If anyone is offering the Kool-Aid, it is Hamas-linked CAIR and Ramadan himself, when he terms “ridiculous” the idea that the Ground Zero mega-mosque is a “victory mosque.”
Let’s do a quick survey. How many victory mosques are there in the Islamic world? How many mosques are either built on the cherished sites of conquered peoples, or converted from the houses of worship of the religions of those conquered peoples? Many thousands. The Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque stand on the site of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The Umayyad mosque in Damascus and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul were once great cathedrals. There are thousands of Hindu temples that were destroyed all over India, and mosques built on their sites. Zoroastrian temples in Persia were converted to mosques, as were churches and synagogues in the Middle East and North Africa. And in every one of these thousands of examples, the mosques were intended to be an expression of Islam’s victory and superiority over the religion of the conquered people.
Meanwhile, how many “mosques of reconciliation” have been built at the site of Islamic jihad attacks? How many mosques have gone up where these jihads took place, in order to reach out in peace to unbelievers, and offer them dialogue in an atmosphere of mutual respect? Why, none. Not a single one. Nowhere. Ever.
But if you don’t believe that the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero is going to be the first one of these reconciliation mosques, and that Muslims all over the world will understand it as such, and that it will stand for peaceful coexistance as equals with the kuffar, despite the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s support for Sharia, which denies equality of rights to non-Muslims, and despite the incredible contempt mosque leaders have shown for the sensitivities of 9/11 family members and others who see this mosque as anything but a gesture of healing and reconciliation, then you’re a bigot, a hater, a racist.
Drink your Kool-Aid, folks. Zead Ramadan of Hamas-linked CAIR is serving it on the house. Drink it up and go back for more.