In a 2004 lecture on his book What's Right With Islam, Feisal Abdul Rauf discusses how Sharia law is very similar to the founding principles of America.
The book title in America was What's Right with Islam is What's Right with America, but in Malaysia and the Muslim world the title was A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of post 9/11 America.
Consider that for a moment. From the "rubble" -- one could hardly call the human remains of 3,000 slaughtered people "rubble." It is void of humanity or remorse. Worse still, from the pile of human remains, "Islamic Dawah in post 911 America." Da‘wah means literally "issuing a summons" or "making an invitation," being the active participle of a verb meaning variously "to summon, to invite."
So here again, not only is Rauf's honesty in question, but his motives. The title of his book, his desire of sharia compliance makes plain his motive. His book title in Arabic and the deception of the English title is Islamic propaganda worthy of Goebbels.
More deception here, via PJM: On March 24, 2010, Abdul Rauf is quoted in an article in Arabic for the website Rights4All entitled “The Most Prominent Imam in New York: ‘I Do Not Believe in Religious Dialogue.’”[...]
In the article, the imam said the following of the “religious dialogue” and “interweaving into the mainstream society” that he so solemnly seems to advocate in the Daily News and elsewhere:
This phrase is inaccurate. Religious dialogue as customarily understood is a set of events with discussions in large hotels that result in nothing. Religions do not dialogue and dialogue is not present in the attitudes of the followers, regardless of being Muslim or Christian. The image of Muslims in the West is complex which needs to be remedied.
[..] More recently — in fact on May 26, one day after his Daily News column –
Abdul Rauf appeared on the popular Islamic website Hadiyul-Islam with even more disturbing opinions. That’s the same website where, ironically enough, a fatwa was simultaneously being issued forbidding a Muslim to sell land to a Christian, because the Christian wanted to build a church on it.
In his interview on Hadiyul-Islam by Sa’da Abdul Maksoud, Abdul Rauf was asked his views on Shariah (Islamic religious law) and the Islamic state. He responded:
Throughout my discussions with contemporary Muslim theologians, it is clear an Islamic state can be established in more then just a single form or mold. It can be established through a kingdom or a democracy. The important issue is to establish the general fundamentals of Shariah that are required to govern. It is known that there are sets of standards that are accepted by [Muslim] scholars to organize the relationships between government and the governed. [emphasis added]
The "Cordoba" House (Cordoba symbolic of Islamic victory over the West) is clearly a triumphal mosque. It is Rauf's flag of conquest from the "rubble" of the most heinous Islamic attack on the USA. The Caliphate of Cordoba, Mecca on the Hudson.
UPDATE: Chip's sagacious observation in the comment section;
I've been trying to explain this elsewhere. The symbolism of the Dome of the Landing Gear is obvious to anyone in the so-called Muslim world (Earth to us). That is, the ones who don't see the Jewish Conspiracy (aka the common Islamic worldview) behind the mosque.
The idea is to establish a giant and unprecedented modern mosque with all the benefits of a spa and club to attract new converts to Islam. The capacity is to encourage New Yorkers to revert (their term) to Islam. Capacity suggests a bright future for Islam in the US.