The five-story building at Park Place, just two blocks north of the former World Trade Center site, was the site of a Burlington Coat Factory. But a plane’s landing-gear assembly crashed through the roof on the day 19 Muslim terrorists hijacked the airliners and flew them into the Twin Towers in 2001.
I suppose if the owners are NOT Wahhabists and have nothing to do with the Iran, Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, then, I’d have no problem with it. Apparently, though, the Saudis have a major stake in it. I’m opposed to that.
I like this suggestion:
I have a simple, elegant, and deeply moral solution. Let the Islamic Cultural Center be built. Let the mosque be included. But, the Muslim organizations building it should commit right now to making the principal focus of the building a museum depicting the rise of Islamic extremism, its hate-based agenda, and how it is an abomination to Islam. The museum would feature exhibits showing the major fomenters of Islamic hatred worldwide and the cultural and religious factors that have gained them so wide a following. It would have exhibitions on some of the terrible atrocities committed by these Islamic fundamentalists, focusing specifically on the slaughter at Ground Zero on 9/11. The Islamic Center would have a major exhibition on the evil of Osama bin Laden, detailing his crimes against humanity and the number of innocent people he has killed. Most importantly, the museum would repudiate these haters by showing how their actions are an abomination to authentic Islamic teaching and how every G-d-fearing Muslim has a responsibility to spit them out.
I would have absolutely no problem with that. I’d travel to see that and support it. THAT will not happen, though. The Saudis will not allow it. Barack Obama, like every President since FDR, will appease the Saudis on this issue. This mosque will be created and eventually, it will be used to preach against all that we hold dear. This! Mere steps away from Ground Zero.
The Saudis along with their support for and proliferation of Wahhibism should be ended. I fully advocate a Nuclear option for Wahhabism, the Nejd, Riyadh and any Saudi Royalty strong hold.
The Democratic Nations of the World will eventually need to face the fact that we are financing our worst enemy in the Saudi Kingdom. The Saudis are, by far, a greater danger than Iran. It’s not even close. The Saudis don’t need a Nuke to hurt us. They have millions of fanatics who are hell bent on bringing the West and Democracy down. They also have our deliberate obtuseness in the face of the threat that they pose as well as our greed. These are powerful tools that can and are used against us.
In any case, building a mosque so near ground zero and opening it on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 seems on the face of it to be extremely incongruous. But! That’s America in a nutshell. Liberty and Freedom.
We have Muslims here who are actually part of America and love it here. Those persons should not suffer due to the lunacy of insane men and our stupidity in supporting the Saudi funded and proliferated evil that is Wahhabism.