The Mayor of New York backs the fifteen-story mega-mosque that is slated to be built near Ground Zero. He said Friday: “I think it’s fair to say if somebody was going to try, on that piece of property, to build a church or a synagogue, nobody would be yelling and screaming. And the fact of the matter is that Muslims have a right to do it, too.” The Mayor is wrong. This mosque is not about freedom of religion. It’s about Islamic supremacism.
This why the Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) June 6th rally against the proposed mega-mosque is so important. The Islamic supremacists must be shamed into withdrawing and not doing a victory dance on the hallowed burial ground of Ground Zero.
Bloomberg also said: “What is great about America and particularly New York is we welcome everybody, and if we are so afraid of something like this, what does that say about us?…If you are religious, you do not want the government picking religions, because what do you do the day they don’t pick yours?”
While I agree that that the government should keep its big fat nose out of religion (separation of mosque and state), I do not agree that the Mayor should publicly take one side if he really believes government should stay out of it. It’s why I believe petitions to the Mayor are a waste of time. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has on his New York City Human Rights Commission Omar Mohammedi, the former President of the New York chapter of the unindicted co-conspirator, Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood front, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Terror lawyer Mohammedi represents a number of organizations that are the defendants in a 9/11 lawsuit for the murder of 3000 innocent people. One of the organizations he is working for is the World Assembly for Muslim Youth (WAMY), a Saudi-based group with offices around the globe that publishes incendiary materials against Jews and openly supports Hamas and violent jihad.
Mohammedi has also served as attorney for the Flying Imams, the six imams who were removed from a US Airways flight after passengers complained that they were acting suspiciously. Mohammedi’s lawsuit claimed that when they were removed from the plane, the imams suffered “fear, depression, mental pain and financial injury.” Mohammedi also initially filed suit against the passengers who complained, which would have had a chilling effect on anyone reporting suspicious behavior by Muslims in airports — although that part of the suit was dropped after Republicans in Congress passed legislation to protect the passengers.
SIOA has many times called on Bloomberg to remove Mohammedi from the Human Rights Commission. Yet he still serves. So we know what side of the jihad Bloomberg comes down on. And remember also that before Times Square jihad bomber Faisal Shahzad was caught, Bloomberg offered his opinion: that the would-be car bomber was probably a right-winger who was upset about Obamacare.
So what can be done about the mosque? Many people are holding out hope that New York city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will stop the mosque, since to build it would require that a building that dates from 1857 would have to be torn down. But don’t count on that. The Mayor controls the landmarks commission.
In a dangerous and increasingly common trend, politicians are ignoring their constituents. All of the New York politicians who have constituents in the area where the mosque is to be built are in lockstep with the Islamic supremacists, as I witnessed at the Community Board meeting Tuesday night, where the Board approved the mosque over the vehement objections of most of the people at the meeting.
The mega-mosque’s organizer, Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, should withdraw the proposal for the mosque at Ground Zero. It is hurting too many families and patriotic Americans. The war against the West is still being waged. The mega-mosque will be the rallying cry for the universal caliphate — a shrine to jihad at the cherished site of Islamic conquest.
The righteous, decent and tolerant thing to do would be for Imam Faisal and his wife Daisy Khan, a chief advocate of the mosque project, to withdraw their plans for the mosque in the interest of “mutual understanding” and “mutual respect.”
But that won’t happen. And so our protest on June 6th will.