Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Not All Muslims Support Building A Mosque At Ground Zero

Building a mosque at ground zero is an affront to all those who lost their lives on 9/11 (and thereafter, as a result of 9/11) and all their loved ones. And regardless of the reasons and so-called good intentions for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to build a mosque where so many innocent Americans lost their lives through an act of Islamic terrorism, not all Muslims believe it's a good thing.

M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a Syrian/American, and former US Navy lieutenant commander thinks not. In an op-ed in the New York Post he explains why ground zero is not an appropriate place to build

an ostentatious $100 million, 13-story Muslim community center including a gym, a swimming pool, a performance-arts facility and a mosque.
As a man whose parents moved here from Syria, and who helped construct local Muslim community-built mosques in the various towns they lived, he's concerned that some of the funding for the mosque at ground zero is possibly being provided by foreign Islamists, and whatever those ramifications are, could be troubling.

I am an American Muslim dedicated to defeating the ideology that fuels global Islamist terror -- political Islam. And I don't see such a "center" actually fighting terrorism or being a very "positive" addition near Ground Zero, no matter how well intentioned.

To put it bluntly, Ground Zero is the one place in America where Muslims should think less about teaching Islam and "our good side" and more about being American and fulfilling our responsibilities to confront the ideology of our enemies.

Jasser is one of those rare few who appreciate that they are Americans who happen to be Muslim and looks at things from that perspective.

This is not about the building of a mosque or a religious facility. It is not about religious freedom. This is about a deep, soulful understanding of what happened to our country on 9/11.

When Americans are attacked, they come together as one, under one flag, under one law against a common enemy that we are not afraid to identify. Religious freedom is central to our nation - and that is why the location of this project is so misguided. Ground Zero is purely about being American. It can never be about being Muslim.

The World Trade Center site represents Ground Zero in America's war against radical Islamists who seek to destroy the American way of life. It is not ground zero of a cultural exchange.

We American Muslims cannot merely passively avoid Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots. We need to ask ourselves: Are we Americans who happen to be Muslim or Muslims blindly demanding to be American?

This is one of the rare few who realize that radical Islam is just as much a threat to them as it is to the rest of us.

On Sept. 12, 2001, I was first an American. When those planes hit the World Trade Center, they hit at the core of my being as an American. The attack on my faith by the terrorists was secondary to their attack on my homeland.

We need to focus our efforts more transparently on teaching Muslim youth that the American concepts of liberty and freedom are preferable to sharia and the Islamic state. American Muslims represent the best opportunity to fight Islamist radicalization not because we understand Islam but because we have experienced and understood what American liberty provides to the Muslim experience.

Americans must always remember the horrors of 9/11 and must be vigilant in not allowing political Islam to wear down the principles that built our country.

We need more like Jasser to speak up.

To read the entire op-ed click here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Prostitution And Jihad: The Double Life Of Anwar al-Awlaki

It looks like Anwar Al-Awlaki, spiritual advisor to a slew of jihadists from Nidal Hassan to the Detroit underwear bomber Abdulmuttalab, was a naughty boy prior to inspiring jihad in others.

According to a report on Fox news, the feds just released a mug shot of al-Awlaki for soliciting prostitution in the mid 1990s while he was Imam of the Rabat Mosque in San Diego. Yes, our holy man Anwar was preaching the virtuous Islamic life during the day and hitting the pros at night. He apparently was also arrested for the same thing in Virginia more than 4 years later. Because of a plea agreement he was never prosecuted, although he did perform some community service, given a small fine and forced to get tested for HIV.

As Fox news reporter Catherine Herridge questions, what took so long for this information to be released, particularly in light of the fact that the man is such an inspiration to so many?

Who knows if he's getting any in Yemen, but I'm sure he's probably finding a way. Old habits die hard.

What a hypocrite!
To see the video click here.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Anti-Semite Helen Thomas Retires After Telling Israelis To "Get The Hell Out Of Palestine" and "Go Home"

High profile, geriatric Washington journalist, Helen Thomas, retired after her incredibly insensitive, tacky comments about Israel. What led to her so-called 'retirement' was her response to a reporter's question about Israel. Asked if she had any comments on Israel, she aggressively responded with "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine". After the reporter asked if she had any better comment, Thomas proceeded to cackle like the Wicked Witch of the West and told him to remember that "these people are occupied and it's their land." Asked where they should they go she told the reporter that they should all go home. Poland and Germany and the U.S. or wherever.

After pressure and condemnation from many including the White House Press Corps, the Lebanese American Christian announced her retirement, and issued a statement of apology on her website
“I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”
It's obvious she does not deeply regret her comments, and that this is merely a means of saving face. Sadly, many people feel the same way. All you have to do is look at some of the vile comments in response to the above video, on youtube. One called for the need for another Hitler. The Palestinians have done a brilliant job of snowballing a great majority of the people in the world, and those people are too stupid to see the through the lies.