“Within the context of our American constitution and our American cultural traditions, the effort to build a mosque adjacent to Ground Zero symbolizing political and military victory over America is a shocking and aggressive provocation.”
What’s truly shocking is how so many of those elected by the citizens to public office cower behind walls of platitudes extolling “tolerance” and “American values” while they unfurl and prepare to hoist the white flag of surrender. Nothing is so demonstrative of their unworthiness than to willfully ignore the significance of the Cordoba House project, from its location, to its sources of funding, to its very name. Imam Rauf, the frontman for the project, claims that he now regrets the choice of location, but that it must not now be halted lest it precipitate “violent backlash” from the practitioners of the religion of peace. “Our national security now hinges on this,” Rauf insisted. This is nothing more than the Islamic version of the old protection racket. The Cordoba House project must be stopped now.
Human Events Stop The Mosque At Ground Zero Petition:
“Throughout Islamic history, the placement of mosques has been an expression of conquest and superiority over non-Muslims. Muslims built the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock on the site of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem to assert Islam’s superiority over Judaism. Similarly, the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople was converted into a mosque to assert the superiority of Islam over Christianity. An estimated 2,000 mosques in India were built on the sites of Hindu temples for the same reason. Even the proposed name of the Ground Zero mosque, “Cordoba House,” is a clear historical reference to the Spanish city where a church was converted into a mosque after the city was conquered by a Muslim army.”
ACLJ – No Mosque At Ground Zero Petition:
“We are deeply disturbed by the decision to build an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero — the sacred site where Islamic terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans. Even more troubling is that this mosque is financially backed by an investor with reported ties to terrorism — reports indicate that Imam Rauf was one of the key financiers of the Gaza-bound flotilla that recently carried terrorists determined to attack Israel! As radical Islam continues its bold and deadly march to erase freedom from the face of the earth — we must determine who we will honor: America’s fallen 9/11 victims or the terrorists who attacked them? We stand with the ACLJ in strong opposition to this troubling move: Ground Zero is NOT the place to build a mosque. It is time to reject this wrong-headed plan once and for all, in honor of America’s 9/11 heroes.”