In an ugly sidelight to an ugly day, in the run-up to 9/11 the Wall Street Journal published this vicious little libel from the Ground Zero mosque and stealth Islamic supremacist Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf. In “A Call to All Religious Moderates,” September 9 (thanks to Paul), Rauf says this:
When I launched my effort last year to build an Islamic Community Center in Lower Manhattan as part of reconciliation after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the vitriol hurled against me and Islam was overwhelming. Islam is evil, our critics said. The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim.
Of course, neither I nor anyone I worked with in the resistance to the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero ever said that. Rauf is lying, and I challenge him to substantiate his claim with a statement from me or any other prominent leader of the resistance to the mosque. But he can’t, because none of us ever said anything like that.
And that leads to a larger question: why is the Wall Street Journal giving this dishonest man space? When the lie was spreading around the mainstream media that I was somehow responsible for the Norway shootings because the shooter quoted me (along with John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, and others, who for a never-explained reason were not held responsible the way I was, although I never advocated violence any more than they did), I couldn’t get the Journal or any other mainstream media outlet that published the lie to publish a rebuttal. And now the Journal adds on another lie from Rauf. The masters of those dhimmis at the Wall Street Journal must be very pleased with their service.