When opposition to constructing the Ground Zero Mosque was blunted by promises that its builders would construct Park51 Cultural Center instead, protesters were finally shamed into silence (or ignored) and the construction began.
Now, two years later, one word best sums up the cultural center -- and that word is mosque.
In other words, in what appears to have been a classic bait and switch, the builders put aside their original plans to build a 16 story mega-mosque in order to keep things civil. And then, in the guise of a cultural center, they simply built a smaller facility they're using as a mosque.
As the New York Post puts it: "While the developers of Park51 insisted for two years that the project was more than a mosque, it now appears to be just that. [As] dozens of worshipers gather at Park Place Friday for prayer services."
Moreover, such prayer "is the only activity in the building."
What does this mean? This means that those who intended to put a mosque as close to the ruins of the worst terrorist attack ever to take place on American soil have succeeded. There is a mosque at Ground Zero, and to make things even worse, it is a located in a building -- the Burlington Coat Factory -- that was badly damaged during the 9/11 attacks.
I don't know if this was intentionally done as part of the stealth jihad that's slowly but methodically progressing into and throughout the United States. But one thing's for sure: they said they were building a cultural center, and so far we've got a mosque.