Jay Townsend is the candidate for NY Senate who appeared at our protest against the Islamic supremacist mega mosque at Ground Zero. Watch his speech here. He has written a letter, an appeal to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, asking him to reconsider the 911 mega mosque that, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll, a majority of New Yorkers oppose. They oppose plans to build the mosque and Islamic Center overlooking Ground Zero.
Needless to say, Rauf showed his utter contempt for the will of the majority of New Yorkers, and never responded to the Senatorial candidate's letter.
Back on June 28th, SIOA Appealed to Cordoba Initiative to Drop Ground Zero Mosque Project In the Name of Mutual Respect and Understanding (Yahoo news).
Our appeal to Rauf and his wife, Daisy, was summarily ignored. Rauf speaks of "mutual understanding," "tolerance" and "respect," and yet he shows none. He is a supremacist and a racist. In a radio interview with Aaron Klein, he refused to denounce Hamas, a genocidal organization. He speaks of building bridges, on the backs of dead Americans, in seems, and in the case of Hamas, dead Jews. He talks out of two sides of his mouth. He speaks of tolerance, and yet in his book, he advocates for sharia, a radically intolerant system of Islamic law.
The imam, at Friday prayers two weeks ago, said he didn't understand the hostility of the opposition to the monster mosque, especially since our "children and our grandchildren would be Muslim."
Nothing here is what they pretend it to be.
Read Townsend's letter. Bravo!
This is the kind of political leadership we need against Ellsworth Toohey tools like Chuck Schumer. Dump Chuck. Has Chuck still not commented on his support for Elena Kagan, the nazi national socialist worshiper?
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
475 Riverside Drive - Suite 248
I write to you today, on behalf of millions of my fellow New Yorkers and many more Americans across the nation, to ask that you stop the building of the Islamic Center and mosque in the proximity of Ground Zero.
I ask that you step forward and honestly embrace the tradition of tolerance you talk of and that you listen to and respect the voices of those whose pain is rooted in the terrible events of September 11th, 2001. As you know, this past Sunday, thousands of New Yorkers gathered to protest building the Islamic Center and mosque so close to this hallowed and historic ground.
I joined my fellow New Yorkers on Sunday and delivered a very simple message - “Not here. Not now.”
You are certainly aware that many Americans who lost innocent loved ones in this heinous attack on American soil now stand fervently opposed to your plan. Their grief – and the grief of our nation - will certainly not be healed on the tenth anniversary of September 11th through the opening of your proposed Islamic Center. We cannot soon forget the bloodshed that happened on that date in the name of the Islamic faith. I ask that you demonstrate courage and leadership – as a professed man of faith – and stand in solidarity with the families of the victims, to honor the memory of those who died here, and to respect the heroism of the first responders who risked their lives, and those who gave their lives, in order to save those assaulted by terrorists.
You have a rare and unique opportunity to reject the perversion of faith, anti-Americanism and twisted symbolism demonstrated by those who turned airliners into deadly missiles aimed at the workplaces of innocent and freedom loving people.
I ask you – with respect – will you seek to stop the plan to move forward with the building of Islamic Center?
Great liberties – especially religious liberty - are accompanied by great responsibilities. No one seeks to limit your religious liberty or the religious liberty of those of the Muslim faith. However, in a truly civil society, there is a responsibility each of us bears to respect the grief, sorrow and symbolism that impacts those who have already suffered. To act otherwise is to reject the great American tradition and instinct for empathy – and the lack of empathy for the memories and sufferings of our fellow New Yorkers and Americans impacted by September 11th, 2001 represents the height of cruelty.
I look forward to your reply to my question. I believe that your insistence on moving forward with this project warrants an open dialogue with all citizens of New York and America.
Candidate for U.S. Senate