The Ground Zero Imam – Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf; The Wrong Man, The Wrong Mosque, The Wrong Place, The Wrong Time…

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf  – Bridge Builder or Defender of the Islamic Faith – Extremists and Non-extremist alike

The Main Stream Media is at it again … blindly supporting Obama’s twisted logic ….

How many times have you heard the various Main Stream Media Pundits parrot the following statement, “Everyone agrees there is a “Constitutional Right” to build a Mosque at Ground Zero…

[If you are not familiar with the “Ground Zero memorial Park see: Rise of Freedom: Bringing Life to Ground Zero – First Trees for Ground Zero Memorial Park Start Journey ]

Being a bit of a Constitutional buff, I’d think someone in the MSM would ask the Constitutional Law Instructor in Chief where that “right” is enumerated in our Constitution. (That is correct, he was never a “Professor” – the correct term for his position was “lecturer”).

St Nicholas Church Moments Before Collapse OF WTC

Look it up for yourself, there is no such guarantee in the Constitution. Not even if the “church” owns the property as the President suggested and if the “church” meets and follows all local laws and ordinances.

If there were a Constitutional Right to build a house of worship, one might think that it would apply to all “houses of worship” equally … wouldn’t you … then again this is the Obama Administration and this Administration has a set of rules it applies like no other Administration in the history of the United States. 

 St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 

 Let me introduce you to the Parish of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, located at 155 Cedar Street, in New York City. St Nicholas Church was founded in 1919 when 5 Greek families bought a local Tavern and it’s property to establish the St. Nicholas Parish. The families paid $25,000 for the property; a vast sum of money in 1919. The Parish served the local community continuously from 1919 until 9/11/2001 when, after the attack on the WTC, Tower #2 collapsed on the Church and obliterated it. 

http://directionstoorthodoxy.org/n/st_nicholas_orthodox_church_destroyed_at_ground_zero_is_still_at.html         

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/06/no-church-at-ground-zero-yet-faith-and-hope-persist/

With this “magical” Constitutional right invoked for the Mosque, I’m confused as to why St. Nicholas hasn’t been “granted permission” to rebuild. Why do they need “permission” …. I thought it was a Constitutional right … http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/17/ground-zero-church-archdiocese-says-officials-forgot/

This isn’t a “new” church … it was an existing Church …a Church with an 80 year history of serving the local community before 9/11.

The Constitutional Right 

What are they talking about … some mythical “freedom to build a house of  worship” … there is no such thing.   

We are a Country of “limited rights” – we have “freedom of religion” , but you can’t stand and pray on the steps of the Supreme Court building … we have “Freedom of Speech” but you can’t sing the National Anthem on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial … “Freedom of Religion” but you can’t hold a prayer vigil in front of an abortion clinic … “Freedom of Religion”, but you can only take one wife at a time, doesn’t matter what your religion states… “Freedom of Speech”, but you can’t shout “fire” in a crowded movie theatre … we are a Country of limited rights …

Have you tried putting up a public Christmas display or singing a “Christmas Carol” at City Hall during Christmas Holiday?

Ground Zero Photo Map - Click To Enlarge - WTC 7 Top Center - Mosque is 1 block up W Broadway from Barclay

The Memorial Park at Ground Zero 

The “memorial park” at ground zero is a “public cemetery’…  despite what the press may be trying to sell you … significant restrictions are imposed on structures and businesses around cemeteries … The Mosque will broadcast the “Muslim call to prayer” from speakers  5 times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year …  a substantial burden to place on non-Muslims who wish to “worship” or “pay their respects” at Ground Zero … a Mosque can be located anywhere … Islamic terrorists created Ground Zero and Ground Zero cannot be moved …

Islamic call to prayer

The adhān (Arabic: ‎ Azan/Ezan is the Islamic call to prayer, recited by the muezzin. The root of the word is “to permit”, and another derivative of this word is “ear”.

Adhan is called out by the muezzin in the mosque, sometimes from a minaret, five times a day, summoning Muslims for mandatory  (fard) prayers (salah).

Map: Path Taken By Landing Gear Which Crashed Through the Roof Of Building To Be Replaced By Mosque - 1 Block From Ground Zero

The main purpose behind the loud pronouncement of adhan five times a day in every mosque is to make available to everyone an easily intelligible summary of Islamic belief. It is intended to bring to the mind of every believer and non-believer the substance of Islamic beliefs, or its spiritual ideology. Loudspeakers are sometimes installed on minarets for the purpose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adhan 

The Islamic call to prayer is an act of proselytizing … an act of recruitment … an act or attempt to convert as a proselyte … the “call to prayer” is designed to do just that … it is the specific intent of “the call” …

The United States has a proud history of allowing religious groups to proselytize … or recruit, however, the right to do so stops at the door of  another religions’ house of worship and at the front gate of any Memorial Garden … but I wouldn’t suggest you hold your breath waiting for the Obama Administration to send out the DOJ to enforce these restrictions on the proposed Mosque … just as I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the DOJ to ask about the delay in granting St. Nicholas Church the right to rebuild …  

Sunni

    Transliteration Translation
    Allahu Akbar God is the greatest/most great
    Ash-had an la ilaha illa llah I testify that there is no deity except for God
    Ash-hadu anna Muħammadan rasulullah I testify that Muhammad is a Messenger of God
    Hayya ‘ala-salatt Make haste towards the prayer
    Hayya ‘ala ‘l-falah Make haste towards success (reward)
    Al-salatu khayru min an-nawm Prayer is better than sleep
    Allāhu akbar God is the greatest!
    La ilaha illallah There is no deity except for God

Shi’a

Transliteration Translation
Allahu Akbar The God is greater than any description
Ash-hadu allā ilāha illaha illa llāh I testify that there is no deity except for The God
Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan-rasūlu llāh I testify that Muhammad is a Messenger of The God
Ash-hadu anna Aliya wali-ul-lah I testify witness that Ali is the vice regent of God
Hayya ‘alas-salāt Make haste towards the prayer
Hayya ‘alal-falāh Make haste towards the worship
Hayya- al Khair al amal Make haste towards the best thing
Allah-u Akbar The God is the greatest!
Lā ilāha illallāh There is no deity except for The God

A beautiful video of the “Call to Prayer” – 8 minutes long – but no matter the beauty, no matter the reverence – no matter the sincerity – it is simply impermissible to subject those non Muslim’s “praying” or “paying their respects” at the Ground Zero Memorial Garden to the intrusive announcement and proselytizing of the Muslim call to prayer – 5 times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year … especially in light of the fact that these are the very same words that preceded the deaths of the loved ones entombed at Ground Zero… The Mosque can be located anywhere … despite our best efforts we can’t locate all the bodies …. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/25/nyregion/nyregionspecial3/25remains.html?_r=1  

The main purpose behind the loud pronouncement …  It is intended to bring to the mind of every believer and non-believer the substance of Islamic beliefs, or its spiritual ideology.

Final Transmissions from AAL Flight 11 Boston to Los Angeles:  

8:31:04   Flight makes contact with Boston control center.
8:37:08   Controller asks pilots to look for a lost American Airlines plane: “Do you have traffic look at uh your twelve to one o’clock at about uh ten miles south bound to see if you can see an american seventy six seven out there please.”
UAL175 “Affirmative we have him uh he looks uh about twenty yeah about twenty nine twenty eight thousand.“
Controller: “United 175 turn five turn thirty degrees to the right I (want to) keep you away from this traffic.”
8:41:32                   Cockpit: “We figured we’d wait to go to your center, we heard a suspicious transmission on our depature out of Boston. Someone keyed the mike and said ‘everyone stay in your seats’.”
Cockpit: “it cut out.”
Flight transmits “Did you copy that?” (Controller on land line).
Flight turns toward the southwest, with ATC clearance.
8:46:18   Transponder signal no longer received.
8:53:23   Controller: “ . . . we may have a hijack, we have some problems over here right now.”
9:00:02   Last radar reading is observed at an altitude of 18,000 feet as the flight is descending at a ground speed of 480 knots.
9:01   Allahu Akbar
9:03   Plane crashes into south tower of World Trade Center.

Excerpts from flight 91 Flight Recorder: The New York Times, April 12, 2006 By David Stout 

“Ladies and gentlemen: here the captain,” a heavily accented voice begins over a constant crackle. “Please sit down, keep remaining seating. We have a bomb on board, so sit.”

“No more! No more!” someone says in the background. “No, no, no, no…”

“In the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most compassionate,” a hijacker says early on.

“No, no, no, no…” someone says moments later.

“Go ahead, lie down. Lie down. Down, down, down.”

“No more,” someone says seconds later. “Please, please, please, ” someone says. “Please, please, don’t hurt me.”

“I don’t want to die,” says one person, apparently a woman.

“No, no. Down, down, down, down, down, down,” another voice says.

“No, no, please.”

Moments later, about six minutes after the plane was seized, a hijacker says in Arabic, “Everything is fine. I finished.”

“Yes,” someone replies in Arabic.

While it may never be certain what that exchange hinted, a chilling possibility was offered on Tuesday, when information was offered about the nearly 40 telephone calls that Flight 93 passengers attempted during the ordeal. Not all calls went through. One that did was from Marion Britton, a passenger, to a friend. Ms. Britton told her the plane had been hijacked.

“Don’t worry,” the friend consoled. “They’ll probably take you to another country.”

“Two passengers have had their throats cut,” Ms. Britton replied.

The chant “Allah is the greatest!” is uttered nine times in Arabic, moments later, the jet crashes …

At 9:35, a woman prosecutors identified as a flight attendant begs for her life.

“I don’t want to die,” she pleads.

“No, no, down, down,” a hijacker responds.

“I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die,” she repeats.

Loud female cries then are heard on the tape.

“Everything is fine. I finished,” a hijacker says in Arabic…

Inside the cockpit the hijackers decide to crash the plane. “Pull it down. Pull it down,” an Arabic voice says. The jetliner heads downward and rolls.

“Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest!” one of the hijackers shouts over and over again.

Tell me again Imam, whose hands are covered in blood …

http://www.mishalov.com/wtc-flight-93-transcript.html

11/05/2009 Major Nidal Hassanmurders 13 at Ft. Hood in Killeen Texas – Hasan reportedly jumped onto a desk and shouted: Allahu Akbar, before firing more than 100 rounds at soldiers processing through cubicles in the center, and on a crowd gathered for a college graduation ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. in a nearby theater .  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Hood_shooting

 

Japanese Officer Beheads Prisoner WWII

Islam – Muslim Jihad / Japan – Shinto Militarism

 A deeper, more thorough understanding of Jihadism, can be obtained if one studies the religious pragmatism of Japan and the utilization of the Shinto religion by Japan’s “militarists” between the 17th and 19th centuries. http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,474092-2,00.html

To the Jihadist, the Prophet Mohammed’s words directs one’s actions … In Japan, the “Prophet” was the Japanese Emperor. In Japan the Emperor was God’s representative on earth …

In Japan, the “faithful” preceded the Emperor shouting “Banzai”, “Banzai”, “Banzai” …. “Banzai” being a “prayer” that the Emperor live and reign 10,000 years … later “heroic imperial soldiers met their deaths crying “Tenno banzai” – “10,000 lives for the Tenno.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_thousand_years 

I don’t believe the Japanese were promised virgins in the next life…         

Al-Shebab Beheads 7 "Christian Spies"

Not so long ago every American recognized the term “Banzai” as the term uttered by our Japanese foes in World War II as they launched suicidal charges against our land troops or crashed their planes on the decks of our Navy ships … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinto  suicide attacks by military personnel against military targets … not attacks against unarmed civilians …

At the end of World War II, the Shinto religion lost its status as the “official” religion of Japan; however, the Shinto religion remained Japan’s largest. The Shinto religion is recognized in the United States and there are “Shinto Temples” located across the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Shinto_shrines_in_the_United_States

No one would ever suggest that it would be appropriate to locate a Shinto Shrine, never mind that some mythical “Constitutional Right” existed to establish a “Shinto Shrine” on the shores of Pearl Harbor where the chant of “Banzai, Banzai, Banzai” would echo across the waters on a daily basis; the waters where so many American serviceman remain entombed.

The Constitution – When Religious Beliefs Collide

I want you to stop and imagine for a moment that the “Bosnian Killing Fields”, where 8,000 Muslims were murdered in cold blood, were located in upstate New York instead of Srebrenica. Next imagine that a Christian Group announced plans to build a Community Center and Church on the “Killing Fields”, you know, to help build bridges between the ‘groups” and that loud speakers would adorn the “Center” and broadcast the “Rosary” across the fields, five times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year …. Who would be protesting that exercise of “Freedom of Religion” …. the permits to build would be denied outright, and the denial would be applauded not protested …. 

Criminal Investigators Unearth Mass Grave In Bosnia

 

The Genocide In Dafur, Sudan – A Decade of Genocide By Islamic Extremists

Read this excerpt from 10/10/2006…

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Two years have passed since then-Secretary of State Colin Powell reported to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that genocide was being committed in Darfur, Sudan. Samuel Totten awakes in the middle of the night sometimes and remembers the accounts of rape, torture and slayings that he documented while spending two weeks in 2004 at refugee camps in neighboring Chad.

Despite Powell’s assessment, the international community has done little to stop the killing and brutalization or help the people of Darfur, Totten lamented. Government of Sudan troops and Arab militia known as Janjaweed attacked village after village of black Africanshttp://dailyheadlines.uark.edu/9402.htm

Since 2003, the genocidal conflict in Darfur has devastated millions of non-combatant civilians and resulted in the death of at least 200,000 people. As of 2010, Sudan continues to direct its troops and proxy Janjaweed militias to systematically destroy the livelihoods of Darfuris by bombing and burning villages, looting economic resources, and murdering, raping, and torturing non-combatant civilians.

http://www.genocideintervention.net/educate/darfur

Imam  Feisal Abdul Rauf  – Bridge Builder or Defender of the Islamic Faith – Extremists and Non-extremist alike

 April 2, 2010 in The American Muslim …. oh my, the Imam won’t even admit that genocide has taken place or is taking place in Dafur … no mention of Muslim extremists … wow, what a middle of the road type of guy …. I’m sure the people of Sudan would be impressed… sounds like the type of guy that would hesitate before condemning the terrorist organization HAMAS … Remember the date 04/02/2010 … you’ll read it again shortly …

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/rethinking_sudan_problems_remain_but_there_are_opportunities_for_the_us-sud/

(For a PDF Version Visit: The Ground Zero Mosque – Obama’s Twisted Logic – Facts From Fiction – Photo Maps/Photos/Maps )

… and consider this  from March 26, 2010

Cordoba Initiative Unveils New Push in Sudan

Organization to Focus on Elections, US-Sudan Relations and Other Challenges and Opportunities

NEW YORK – The Cordoba Initiative (CI), a leading global civil society organization promoting understanding between the Muslim world and the West, announced on Monday a major new initiative to help improve relations between the US and Sudan. “There is now an opportunity for the US and Sudan to fundamentally change their relationship,” said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Chairman of CI. “This will help each nation achieve its goals. It is also a way to build goodwill between the West and the Muslim world. http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/cordoba_initiative_unveils_new_push_in_sudan/

(For a PDF Version Visit: The Ground Zero Mosque – Obama’s Twisted Logic – Facts From Fiction – Photo Maps/Photos/Maps )

The Imam should stop the political BS and admit that the genocide is taking place … The Nazi’s denied the genocide in WWII, the Bosnian’s denied the genocide until the mass graves were uncovered  (some even continued to deny the genocide after forensic analysis of the graves were completed) …. the genocide in Sudan will not stop until the Sudanese Government and its “defenders” and “supporters”, Imam Rauf included, admit that the genocide is taking place and demand that it stop … the best way to “create goodwill” is to stop the raping, torturing and murdering of black African villagers in their own villages… the first step to “goodwill” is to stop the atrocities, not deny their existence… 

The Crisis in Dafur – Islamic Racism – The North/South Divide

The New York Times (15 May 2004) said that many of the racist attitudes traditionally directed toward slaves have been redirected to the sedentary non-Arab  racist ideology plays an important part of the Genocide, the sharp distinctions between Arabs and Africans in the racially mixed Darfur region had not been drawn (as much) until the ideology of pan-Arabism that came out of the Libya made itself felt. Some of the nomadic sheiks of the region came to see themselves as the avatars of Arabism, the authentic representatives of their Bedouin origins. They foisted a racial label on a farming people whose way of life they simultaneously disdained and felt threatened by. Blacks in Sudan are seen as inferior to the Arabs, the racism, racial sentiments against non-Arabs have been used & manipulated by the central government. The Christian Science Monitor asserts that racism is at root of Sudan’s Darfur crisis, that reluctance to call it genocide perpetuates hypocrisy in Afro-Arab relations, “Arab militias is the racist, fundamentalist, and undemocratic Sudanese state”  those who call themselves Arabs point to Arab ancestors who arrived as traders both before and after the arrival of Islam, and who gradually converted local Sudanese to the Islamic faith. president Nimeiry of Sudan, said in 1969: “Sudan is the basis of the Arab thrust into the heart of Black Africa, the Arab civilizing mission.” This genocide has been described as an example of Arab racism at its worst.

The Arab Gathering, a shadowy Nazi type brotherhood deeply embedded in the Bashir regime, preaches a doctrine of Arab supremacy and a Sudan “cleansed” of non-Arabs.  Der Spiegel wrote that the Sudanese regime uses tribal conflicts and Arab racism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darfur_conflict

Reread Imam Rauf’s “letters”, then reread the comments made by the NYT, the Christian Science Monitor and Der Spiegel … are they even referring to the same “conflict”… the same “Sudan” ….

 “Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing” …  a tale from Aesop, the Greek, 600 years before the birth of the Christ and 1200 years before the birth of the Prophet Mohammed…  

Janjaweeds

The Janjaweed, a militia armed by the Sudanese government, are pastoral Arab tribesmen who have long despised the black African farmers who practice settled agriculture. They are described as “a grotesque mixture of the mafia and the Ku Klux Klan”, a journalist on CNN says. “These guys have a racist ideology that sees the Arab population as the supreme population that would like to see the subjugation of non-Arab peoples. They’re criminal racketeers that have been supported very directly by the government to wage the war against the people of Darfur.”, from PBS: “blatant racism and a political ideology known as “Arab supremacism” also fuel the Janjaweed’s agenda.” who “are cleaning the land of non-Arabs.”, the BBC: “Arab militias of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against non-Arab locals.”, the US State Department in 2005 report on Sudan’s Human Rights Practices : “The government continued to support the largely Arab nomad janjaweed militia”and that Darfurians were “threatened with death, and subjected to racial epithets during attacks.”, the attackers “call non-Arab Africans “abid” or slave, and zurga, which means Black, but is used as a racial slur.” There were reports (See: The Guardian 20 Jul, 2004) of Arab women singers complicit in rape, “While African women in Darfur were being raped by the Janjaweed militiamen, Arab women stood nearby and sang for joy.”   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darfur_conflict

Imam Rauf, let us forget about “building goodwill”, let us get down to “brass tacks” … call the evil acts what they are … “evil”. Call the “evil speech” what it is, “evil”, and call for an end to the evil now …… don’t hesitate, don’t parse your words, don’t try to shift the blame … a moderate man does not turn a blind eye to evil … there is nothing moderate about denying evil nor is there moderation in defending the evil actions of others because they share your faith …

Now Imam, that isn’t what you do … in every instance you place blame outside the pale of Islamic barbarism … the barbaric attack on the World Trade Center, the barbarism of genocide in Dafur, Sudan… different people, different continents … same barbarism ….

Tell me Imam about the blood on the hands of the poor African villagers in Dafur, just how did they offend Islam … by being alive?

Genocide Arrest Warrant Poster - Sudanese President

Central Park Rally - Save Dafur - Stop Genocide Now

From Amnesty International

Support the International Criminal Court: Justice Now for the Women and Girls of Darfur

Thousands of girls and women have been raped and subjected to other forms of sexual violence in Darfur. Inquiries by the Prosecutor of the ICC identified “high numbers of…mass rapes and other forms of extremely serious gender violence”, and a U.N. Commission of Inquiry found that these abuses amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. However, authorities in Sudan have refused to comply with ICC requests or otherwise allow the Court to conduct investigations in Darfur.

http://www.amnestyusa.org/violence-against-women/shield-the-women-of-darfur/stop-violence-against-women/page.do?id=1108325 

 

April 02, 2010

(The same date as the Imam’s letter in The American Muslim – What a stark contrast. The U.N. is about to announce the withdrawal of the “Dafur Peace Keepers” and all Imam Rauf can say is, ““There is now an opportunity for the US and Sudan to fundamentally change their relationship”.  From a historical context, the Imams statement reminds me of Adolf Hitler speaking to Neville Chamberlin before German Troops marched into the Sudeten Land. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neville_Chamberlain

Next week, the UN Secretary-General’s report on the future of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) peacekeeping force in Eastern Chad will be released, outlining the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops in the Chad-Sudan border region (Dafur) visited by PHR researchers in 2008. The report  “Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women”, released by PHR in June 2009, outlined urgent human rights issues in Eastern Chad, including food insecurity, camp infrastructure, access to health and psychosocial care, and security for refugee families. Among the disturbing findings of our investigation was a 50% rate of rape or sexual assault reported by women interviewed by the PHR medical team.

http://blogfordarfur.org/archives/tag/violence-against-women

Darfuri women live ‘nightmare,’ Harvard-backed study says

(CNN) — An American human rights group documenting widespread sexual violence against Darfuri women in Sudan and Chad has called for “vigorous prosecution of rape as a war crime.”

Physicians for Human Rights, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, issued a report Sunday “documenting the scope and long-term impact of rape and other sexual violence” experienced by women who fled the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur and now live as refugees in neighboring Chad.

The report — titled “Nowhere To Turn: Failure To Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women” — is based on interviews with 88 female refugees living in Chad’s Farchana refugee camp. The study was done with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/05/31/darfur.rape.study/index.html

[If you are not familiar with the “Ground Zero memorial Park see: Rise of Freedom: Bringing Life to Ground Zero – First Trees for Ground Zero Memorial Park Start Journey ]

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