Straight from the Federal Department of Insult to Injury:
The government is defending a project to build a mosque near ground zero. The impending erection of this building has naturally been casing a lot of controversy. This is, first of all, no ordinary mosque. According to Andrea Peyser of the New York Post, the Cordoba House, as it will be called, is to be a “Muslim house of worship, topped by a 13-story cultural center with a swimming pool, in a building damaged by the fuselage of a jet flown by extremists into the World Trade Center.
The opening date shall live in infamy: Sept. 11, 2011. The 10th anniversary of the day a hole was punched in the city’s heart.”
Now, we all know the NWO likes to get in your face, but isn’t this going a little too far?
A lot of the controversy has centered around whether those behind the project should be allowed to go ahead with their plans, given that everythng surrounding them is so highly offensive in light of what happened at the site on 9/11/2001. Some say they should have as much right to religious freedom as anyone else. Others say they should build their center somewhere else, out of common courtesy if nothing else. Comparisons to building a Japanese cultural center in Pearl Harbor have been drawn.
Citizens opposing the project tried to stop it by attempting to have the site declared as a landmark, but this was turned down by a NYC panel.
The American Center for Law & Justice in Washington then attempted to file a law suit to challenge the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission’s decision not to grant landmark status to the 1857 Italianate building that is currently on the site.
“This issue has nothing to do with religious freedom,” said Brett Joshpe, a lawyer for ACLJ. “Given what the (planned new) building represents, the placement of the project at that location is inappropriate and inflammatory.”
New York Gov. David Paterson offered to provide the mosque builders with state property if they would just move their project away from Ground Zero, but this offer was rejected.
It seems that despite protest from citizens and even local government, the Cordoba Institute has some friends in high places. New York Congressman Peter King called for an investigation into the project’s funding in an apparent attempt to discover just who these friends are.
According to CNS News:
“The group is headed by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. On Sept. 30, 2001, two weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Fiesal told CBS’ “60 Minutes,” “I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened. But the United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.”
Is the Cordoba Institute saying that the US government was in some way responsible for 9/11? Are they sympathizing with those who did it? Doesn’t this make their source of funding all the more relevant?
NYC Mayor Bloomberg says the mosques funding is none of the government’s business.
Surely, it is the government’s business, if they are funding it, though- isn’t it? Even indirectly? As it turns out, on August 18, 2010, the New York Post reported that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam behind the project, was set to embark on a multi-country trip to the Middle East that was to be:
“funded by the State Department – raising concerns that taxpayers may be helping him with the controversial project’s $100 million fund-raising goal.”
He clearly has the backing and support of the government at the federal level. The federal government wants a 13-story mosque/cultural center to be erected at Ground Zero! What does that tell you? Who’s in your face now?
The NY Post article goes on to say that the Federal government has stipulated that Rauf is not permitted to engage in fundraising while on his trip, but they add that
” he also will collect money from Muslim and Arab nations around the world — raising the possibility his goodwill mission could help him build contacts in oil-rich states. ”
I call inside job.