Nearly 3,000 dead at Ground Zero. The landing gear from one of the 9/11 planes severely damaging the building he wants to tear down to build his mega-mosque. But those things don’t make the ground hallowed ground. Maybe only the presence of a nice big triumphal mosque will do that. Feisal Abdul Rauf continues to show his true Islamic supremacist colors: “Mosque site near Ground Zero not ‘hallowed’: imam,” from AFP, September 13 (thanks to all who sent this in):
NEW YORK (AFP) – The imam leading the controversial plan for an Islamic center near Ground Zero on Monday rejected arguments from 9/11 survivors that he was seeking to build on “hallowed” ground.
“It’s absolutely disingenuous… that that block is hallowed ground,” imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said, noting that the immediate area, a busy commercial district, contained a strip club….
Abdul Rauf, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank in New York, said that radicals had hijacked the debate and spread “deliberate misinformation and harmful stereotypes.”
“I regret that some have misunderstood our intentions. I am deeply distressed that in this heated political season some have exploited the issue for their own political agenda,” he said.
The imam refused to say whether he might move the center further from Ground Zero, as opponents demand, but indicated that he is considering this.
“We are exploring all options as we speak right now and we are working through what will be a solution, God willing, that will defuse this crisis,” Abdul Rauf said. “Everything’s on the table.”
Asked if suspending the project — which calls for a multi-faith community center with sporting and cultural facilities, as well as a mosque — was possible, he said: “Our advisors have been looking at every option, including that.”…
“Jews and Catholics, Irish and Italians, blacks and Hispanics — in time each group has overcome these challenges and our core values have been affirmed,” Abdul Rauf told the Council on Foreign Relations. “Now it is our turn as Muslims to drink from this cup.”
Yes, you remember all those Jewish, Catholic, Irish, Italian, black and Hispanic terror attacks. Everyone has had to drink from this cup.