By Frank Rich of the New York Post
ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. Last Sunday the site was Lower Manhattan, where they jeered the “ground zero mosque.” This weekend, the scene shifted to Washington, where the avatars of oppressed white Tea Party America, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, were slated to “reclaim the civil rights movement” (Beck’s words) on the same spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had his dream exactly 47 years earlier.
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It was a fucked up day 9 years ago today. America was in tears, and anger became its fuel. We wanted Terrorists!!! Therefore, we attacked Iraq. Anyways, not about that. It’s more about What can we do so we don’t have another 9/11? What, run around the world and attack the terrorist’s on their soil, before they attack us on ours? Or perhaps, we can fix our image. The American image. We’ve allowed Corporations, dirty tyrannical Politicians, and Money run around the world for decades to create an image of America that has pissed off some people. It will take us decades to correct it. When shall we start?
From Jumping in Pools:
As you know by now, there is a proposal to build a Mosque just two blocks away from the ruins of Ground Zero. While the majority of Muslims are not radical, the Twin Towers and three thousand men, women, and children were murdered in the name of Islam. Is a Mosque, by itself, offensive to the memories of the fallen? Perhaps, but I believe, through simple common sense, that the Manhattan Islamic house of worship is being proposed with an ulterior motive.
Let me begin this with statement: I do not believe those in favor of the Mosque are in favor of terrorism, per se. Are they proposing the Mosque to laud 9/11 over New Yorkers? I doubt that as well. However, there seems to be fishy things going on underneath the surface.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man who is the driving force behind the Mosque, has an odd/shady background, which Hot Air reported on here. Mr. Rauf is associated with Mahathir Mohamad, an outspoken 9/11 truther and anti-Semite. Mahathir Mohamad said, quote, “There is strong evidence that the attacks were staged. If they can make Avatar, they can make anything.” With these connections to the Mosque, it is understandable to be weary of such a project. Continue reading