The media frenzy to destroy good, decent Americans who oppose a 15-story mega-mosque on Ground Zero is rabid. Even for them. Despite red flags everywhere and the nationwide grief caused by this grotesque act of Islamic supremacism, why isn't the media doing its job, investigative journalism?
Instead, the morally ill media is in full-on operational smear machine mode in the raging war of ideas, the information battle space, the objective of which is to erect the Ground Zero mega mosque. Tolerance is a crime when applied to evil (Thomas Mann). Whilst the NY Times front page spins interfaith yarns into PR gold faster than Rumpelstiltskin and accords godlike status to Imam Feisal Rauf, new audio surfaces. Here are a couple of soundbites of tolerance:
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: "We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al Qaida has on its hands of innocent non Muslims. You may remember that the US-led sanctions against Iraq led to the death of over half a million Iraqi children. This has been documented by the United Nations. And when Madeleine Albright, who has become a friend of mine over the last couple of years, when she was Secretary of State and was asked whether this was worth it, said it was worth it.
No mention of the 270 million victims of over a millennium of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilation and enslavement. No mention of the recent slaughter by Muslims of Christians, Hindus, Jews, non-believers in Indonesia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Somalia, Philippines, Lebanon, Israel, Russia, China................ no candor, no criticism of Islam.
Imam Feisal: "The West needs to begin to see themselves through the eyes of the Arab and Muslim world, and when you do you will see the predicament that exists within the Muslim community."
On the question of reforming Islam and expunging the texts of the threat doctrine and mandated violence and conquest:
Imam Feisal: On the issue of the reformation, in terms of what is again intended by it, Islam does not need a reformation.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: "So men will say: women, you know, they're emotional, ..... whatever, whatever, and women will say: men, they're brutes, insensitive, etcetera, and you have the beginning of a gender conflict. If gender is not what distinguishes us we'll look at skin colouring and say: n#####s or whities, or whatever"
Reverend Al Sharpton was unavailable for comment. Too busy endorsing the Islamic supremacist mosque. Rest assured, the tolerant Imam Rauf will not suffer as Dr. Laura did (and she was making a "word" point, Rauf is using it.)
Imam Feisal: And when we observe terrorism, whether it was done by the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka or by al Qaida or whoever is behind the bombings in London or those in Madrid
Note, when he says about the London and Madrid bombings,that was five days after the London attacks and over a year after Madrid. It was common knowledge who the perps were at that time.
IMAM FEISAL ABDUL RAUF: That's a very common question. In fact, just about two months ago I was interviewed by Barbara Walters, who is doing a special on heaven and she's interviewed suicide bombers who are expecting the embraces of 72 virgins in paradise, and she asked me do women get the same privilege as well, and I answered her telling her: well, the Koran says you shall have whatever your heart desires
And the Imam is conspiracy theorist - 911 was an inside job:
How many of you have seen the documentary: Fahrenheit 911? The vast majority - at least half here. Do you remember the scene of the Iraqi woman whose house was bombed and she was just screaming, "What have they done." Now, I don't know, you don't know Arabic but in Arabic it was extremely powerful. Her house was gone. Her husband, I think, was killed. What wrong did he do? I found myself weeping when I watched that scene and I imagined myself if I were a 15-year old nephew of this deceased man, what would I have felt?
Collateral damage is a nice thing to put on a paper but when the collateral damage is your own uncle or cousin, what passions do these arouse? How do you negotiate? How do you tell people whose homes have been destroyed, whose lives have been destroyed, that this does not justify your actions of terrorism. It's hard. Yes, it is true that it does not justify the acts of bombing innocent civilians, that does not solve the problem, but after 50 years of, in many cases, oppression, of US support of authoritarian regimes that have violated human rights in the most heinous of ways, how else do people get attention?
IMAM FEISAL ABDUL RAUF: The broader community is in fact criticising and condemning actions of terrorism that are being done in the name of Islam. I just came from a conference in Jordan, Amman where there were over 170 leading Muslim scholars from almost every part of the Muslim world, including some of the most important names like Sheikh Tantawi of Egypt, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, who is the Chief Mufti of Egypt, the Chief Mufti of Jordan, the Sheikh Al-Qaradawi, who is a very very well known Islamic jurist, highly regarded all over the Muslim world.
Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi(more Atlas Qaradawhi coverage here)
Praising Hitler's antisemitism
Here are two rulings by Qaradawi. Like Imam Rauf he supports homicide bombers.
.The first is Qaradawi's endorsement of Palestinian suicide bombings. These attacks have been sanctioned by numerous clerics, but it was on Qaradawi's authority that the Palestinian Hamas began to deploy women to carry them out. The second is his strident condemnation of homosexuality, in which he has indicated his support for drastic "punishment." (here)
In July 2005, Ground Zero Imam Rauf gave a public lecture, presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre/UniSA International and The Migrant Resource Centre, entitled, What does it take to change the relationship between the West and the Muslim world? His remarks were devastating.
Scroll down for a glimpse (there is more to come) of Imam Feisal's rhetoric. Ugly, racist, anti-American, and anti-semitic all wrapped up in "inter-faith" propaganda from our man of peace, tolerance and the towering Ground Zero mega mosque looking down on the cemetery of 911.
Worse still, despite the damning evidence of Rauf's radical ties and words exposed over the last few weeks, his trip to the Middle East, paid for by the Obama State Department, goes forward full steam ahead, fully funded by you, the US infidel taxpayer.P.J. Crowley of the U.S. State Department continues to be steadfast in support of Rauf's Mideast tour. This is Rauf's fourth US-paid for trip to the region, according to the State Department.
Not only is the U.S. State Department unwavering in their support in spite of such controversy, they are invoking an unprecedented shroud of secrecy over the trip. When questioned about the content and message of Abdul-Rauf’s goodwill tour, U.S. State Department Spokesman Phillip Crowley curiously cited a 62 year-old law, erroneously claiming that the law shields Rauf’s message from the American public – at least by way of government web sites - as cited in this article published Tuesday by the editor of Family Security Matters. (more here)
"I think there is no place for this," said the Rev. Franklin Graham, who is the son of evangelist Billy Graham and opposes the Ground Zero mosque.
"Can you imagine if the State Department paid to send me on a trip anywhere? The separation of church and state -- the critics would have been howling."
US officials have said they instructed Rauf not to fund-raise for the mosque during his trip.
Rauf's wife, Daisy Khan, nixed talk of plans to move the project from the planned site two blocks from Ground Zero, despite a push for a "compromise" location by many New York officials, including Gov. Paterson.
"Dropping the plan is definitely not an option at all," she said, adding that organizers were consulting with American Muslim leaders on how to proceed.
"We know that we have the right to do this, but what is right for the larger community, or the larger good of the larger Muslim community?" she said.
So much for mutual respect, mutual understanding and tolerance.
Meanwhile, representatives of the mosque said they never planned to meet with Paterson over his offer to help find an alternative site -- flatly contradicting the governor's claim that a meeting had been set.
Not surprising when dealing with Islamic supremacists.
Here is Imam Feisal at a public lecture for the Bob Hawke Ministerial Centre in 2005 (scroll for the whole text). Here he blames America. America has Muslim blood on her hands.
1 . America has blood on its hands.
UPDATE: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of U.S. voters say they are now following news stories about the mosque planned near Ground Zero. That’s a 34-point jump from a month ago when only 51% said they were following the story.
Now 62% oppose the building of a mosque near where the World Trade Center stood in Lower Manhattan, compared to 54% in the previous survey.
...49% say the mosque issue is at least somewhat important in terms of how they will vote, with 27% who say it is Very Important.