Saturday, August 21, 2010

Victory Mosque at Ground Zero

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These are a few of the names of Firefighters who died trying to save lives on September 11th 2001. The families of these heroes are now being labeled by America's media such as the New York Times and NBC as "bigots" and "Islamophobes" for objecting to the installation of a Victory Mosque on the grounds where their loved ones were viciously murdered. Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has lectured them and the nation that it is un-American to reject an Islamic mosque at the site. The Iman who is leading the construction of the Victory Mosque, Feisal Abdul Rauf, is a believer of Sharia law in America.

"We tend to forget ... the U.S. has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaida has ... of innocent non-Muslims." --Feisal Abdul Rauf, 2005.

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has called for an investigation of those who are opposed to the building of the Ground Zero Mosque.  Her investigation would include the families of the 9/11 heroes who lost their lives in defense of America. Speaker Pelosi told San Francisco's KCBS radio: "There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how ... this opposition to the mosque is being funded. How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about ..." However, calls to investigate the funding of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauffor and his $100 million Cordoba House Victory Monument have fallen upon deaf ears, as New York's Mayor Bloomberg has described such requests as "un-American."

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The image, New York City, is subject to copyright by Edna Barney. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by Kerfuffles.

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