Daisy Khan quoting John Lennon. By Gd, they think we are stupid. Notice how she no longer calls it "Cordoba Initiative" but park51 -- now that we know that Cordoba is symbolic of Islamic conquest over the West. One would wonder why the Muslim leadership would want to call this
Cordoba, site of the caliphate of
In the book Anti-Semitism: myth and hate from antiquity to the present, Frederick Schweitzer and Marvin Perry point out that the rosy view of Muslim Spain has been used since 1948 as "an Arab-Islamist weapon in what is primarily an ideological and political struggle against Israel." This misuse of history ignores "a catalog of lesser-known hatred and massacres," including the pogroms in Cordoba in 1011 and Granada in 1066 -- both perpetrated by Muslims.
"An Iberian and Roman city in ancient times, in the Middle Ages it was capital of the Islamic caliphate which conquered and occupied Spain for nearly 800 years. During this time Cordoba was one of the largest cities in the world whose name continues to represent a symbol of Islamic conquest to many faithful Muslims around the world."
Her remarks are insulting and contemptuous, lecturing us on healing when she and Imam Rauf have shown debased callousness towards the pain their mega mosque and Islamic training/education center has caused.
If it was about peace and love and moderation, the Imam and Khan would be vocal and active in ridding Islam of the violent ideology that inspires jihad.