GADI ADELMAN

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Government Control of The Masses?

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Government Control of The Masses?After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that the funding of the opponents of Ground Zero Mosque should be examined, some may wonder: is this still America?

 

On March 23, 2010 Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), defended ObamaCare on WJR’s Paul W. Smith radio show out of Detroit. In response to a question posed by Smith, Dingell stated:

“Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.”

“Control the people”, sounds like something out the former USSR, does it not? Well, get ready Comrades as it only gets better.

As you all know by now, on August 13 Obama hosted an Iftar dinner at the White House in celebration of the Muslim holiday Ramadan in which he said:

“But let me be clear. As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.”

Now, of course the very next day Obama attempted to back pedal and clarify his words by saying:

“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding.”

Funny, I thought he was pretty “clear” that both as a citizen and as president it was fine that a mosque be built at Ground Zero. But I guess, along with the greater percentage of the public, I misunderstood.

I need not discuss the backlash caused by that statement as it has been the topic of every news station, newspaper and magazine that I have seen since. I had even chosen last week not to write about it since everyone and their grandmother was doing such a fine job covering it.

Then last Tuesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighed in with her two cents:

“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded, how is this being ginned up?”


Then, following in the footsteps of her boss, she also attempted to clarify her statements early the next day:

“I support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance, that ‘We agree with the ADL that there is a need for transparency about who is funding the effort to build this Islamic center,’” according to Pelosi’s statement, quoting the Alliance’s position. “’At the same time, we should also ask who is funding the attacks against the construction of the center.”

But even with her “so called” clarification she still is asking “who is funding the attacks against the construction of the center.”

Have we reached the point in this country that now, even when average citizens voice their opinion, if someone in the government or administration doesn’t like it we get threatened with strong arm scare tactics?  Is that not an attempt to “Control the masses”?

Pelosi now claims she was not referring to an “inquiry”. Then what the hell does it mean when one of the most powerful people in this country says “looking into how this opposition to the mosque being funded”?

Debra Burlingame, the co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America issued a response the day after the Speaker made her comments that sums up how the 9/11 family members feel:

“For the last four months, 9/11 families, first responders, survivors and concerned citizens have been asking where developers are getting funding for a $100-million dollar mosque and Islamic center planned for Ground Zero. The imam who is heading the project has refused to identify the source of the $5 million cash that was used to purchase the building, and told an Arab newspaper that he will get funding for the project from Arab and Muslim countries. Given the imam’s statements, that America was “an accessory to the crime” on 9/11, that “Osama Bin Laden was made in the U.S.A.” as well as his repeated refusal to condemn Hamas, we believe he has an obligation to come clean to the public on his financial sources. Our concern has been amplified by news that the imam’s worldwide “Shariah Index Project” is being funded by the Malaysian government, and that he is a principal figure in the Perdana Global Peace Project, the number one funder of the Gaza Flotilla, a violent attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Today we learn that instead of taking our concerns seriously, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi suggested that the opponents of the Ground Zero mosque should be investigated. This comment is clearly intended to intimidate those of us who are speaking out to preserve the sanctity of Ground Zero, where more than 20,000 human remains have been recovered, 1,845 in the last five years. We can assure Ms. Pelosi that whatever funds we have spent to get our message out, they pale in comparison to the price we have personally paid since that day, and continue to pay as a result of the mosque project. The vast majority of the American people support us. They lived through September 11 with us, and they know, as we do, that this not a “local issue.” What happened on 9/11 affected all Americans.”

I know Debra Burlingame, we have spoken many times and she has been a guest on my radio show. She, like every other 9/11 family member had a part of her die that day and no one, no one can ever even put that in to a monetary figure.

Every person I know, excluding radio and television pundits that has spoken out against this mosque has done so using their own personal time, sweat and money, maybe Pelosi would like to look at my checkbook as well?

With all the staffers, advisors and experts that our representatives and the president have you think just one of them might have bothered to look at some opinion polls?

CNN: 68% of Registered Voters Oppose Mosque At Ground Zero

TIME: 61% of respondents oppose the construction of the Park51/Cordoba House project

Marist: Strong Majority in NYC Oppose GZ Mosque; Mayors #’s Plummet

Siena: 61% of NYC Residents Oppose Ground Zero Mosque

Rasmussen: Only 20% Support Ground Zero Mosque

TIME: More than 70% feel proceeding with the plan would be an insult to the victims of the attacks on 9/11

It would seem to me Mrs. Speaker that this is not “ginned up” and no one is making “a concerted effort to make this a political issue”. If you would bother to listen to the constituents and look at the numbers you would see that ALL groups heavily oppose this mosque regardless of their political viewpoints.

According to The Hill:

“A majority of all political groups polled oppose the mosque. Forty-three percent of Democrats support it and 54 percent say they are opposed. Eighty-two percent of Republicans are against the mosque, as opposed to just 17 percent who support it. A whopping 70 percent of independents are against the mosque, compared to 24 percent who support it.”

I guess the overwhelming majority of us had better get out our bank statements for big brother now, since we all seem to be in this conspiracy together.  

Not one thing that I have ever heard or read by anyone on this issue has ever said that Muslims do not have the right to build or pray where they choose. No one has ever questioned the Constitutional right of religion regardless of the faith. What we have all said, just like I wrote about back in May, is where is the funding coming from given Imam Rauf’s terror ties?  

And if, this is a big if, if, Imam Rauf says he wants to build bridges and is so into healing maybe he should consider that putting a mosque that close in proximity to Ground Zero has nothing to do with his rights, it is just that it is not right.

Maybe those in power should stop talking about looking into how the opposition to the mosque is being funded and start a real inquiry into the finances of the man with the terror ties, Imam Rauf.
Maybe they should use their political clout and help the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only house of worship that was destroyed when the towers fell. Now the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has accused New York officials of stalling the reconstruction while the mosque near Ground Zero moves ahead.

According to FoxNews.com, assistant to the archbishop, Father Alex Karloutsos stated:

“We have people that are saying why isn't our church being rebuilt and why is there ... such concern for people of the mosque”? "Religious freedom" would allow a place of worship for any denomination to be built, but accused officials with the Port Authority of making no effort to help move the congregation's project along.”

Of course this Church was there prior to 9/11, it would make too much sense to help have that rebuilt.

I wonder… If a Greek Orthodox had hijacked a plane and flown it into the towers, would they now have a better chance of having the church rebuilt? I’m just sayin’.

Comments (10)
  • Ronald Hoehn  - Mr

    Zoning laws are always adjusted to suit the temperament of each community...including preventing insensitive business locations....it is defrauding the public to FORCE compliance to the will of something this distasteful upon a country that used to value its citizens will.

    Surrender and comply has too often been the declaration of the progressives for their inconsistent belief in what makes America great.

    Surrender and comply proves the Government under Liberal / progressives has reached epidemic proportions of egomania and opposition to American idealism proving that once in power, the powerful all resort to a type of elitism once attributed to religious zealots.

    These progressives have become abusive, deceptive and darn right totalitarian like they believe this is the fascists states of America..soon to become the NO STATES rights federal forced compliant republic.

  • Roger A Lessard  - Where is going to?

    Where is our country going to? What kind of a place will this country be for our children when we live this place? We need to voice our opinion on everything this so called government on it's actions with out due cause. You don't need to ask me were what her face's name? O yes Nance Pelosi (sound foreign ) is she really an American? Well no matter what she has to say, we are American's and we are questioning you Pelosi. Do you have an Alliance posion under ground to try to take over the coutry. You and you crones should be put under an microscope and watch you every move. :angry-red: :angry-red:

  • Chrissy

    Gadi, you've done it again! Another terrific article that speaks to the heart and soul of every American. What has happened to this beautiful country of ours?

  • reese

    Good points...and I'm waiting for my big check from the anti-mosque squad to pay me..they're late.

  • EMA  - The great "unwashed"

    So - once again we're flummoxed! Howcum no one seems to listen to the majority? How many polls have to be taken to ensure that the media and our wonderful elected pols see that the "common folk" DO NOT WANT this mosque to be built near Ground Zero?!
    I fully agree that Freedom of Religion is one of America's finest amendments, however, this subject is not about Freedom of Religion, it is knowledge of SENSITIVITY!!!!! How can this point be made more strongly? We don't want this structure there!
    Keep plugging away, Gadi - maybe someday someone will listen! :0

  • lisa ann  - when it hits home

    I wonder how she and the rest of them would have felt if the planes would have hit congress or her personal home? Would she or they want a mosque built next door? Or if they had seen those towers fall close up with people jumping or burning to death...or if they had lost a loved one. Peace and love? Should they circumcise hr before they rape and then stone her? Because if she was in one of their lands, they would probably do it.

  • desert eagle  - it's the public fault

    you people of America stop crying and start doing... the Muslim was able to take over the government because of you cry babies Americans you cry for a change you got one :angry-red: know you need to get your fat ass up and fix it :0 you all made a huge mistake voting for the Muslim so only you can fix what you did,
    this Muslim needs to get out of the WH he is building a private army in Venezuela he is illegal Muslim and Nancy Pelosi is in bed with the Muslim, public enemy #1

  • Tim Irving  - Actually that isn't true.

    You made the statement that not one person has argued the constitutionality of the issue. I stand before you and say,"I did".

    Aug.19th 2010 4:11pm

    For some reason, we have equated denominational churches with God. Whereas, most churches believe in God, it is in the best interest of church and state that these churches should be run separate from the Government mechanism. However, the ...principals of God should never be excluded from the principals of our Government. Hence, “In God We Trust”.

    Recently there has been public outrage over a mosque that is to be built at ground zero in New York. There has been a calling for mass demonstrations by several different religious organizations on June 6th, 2010.


    Most Muslims are exceptionally gracious and peace-loving people. And Islam has many elements of peacefulness in it. However, anyone who wants to commit violence has perfect justification for doing so from the Quran. While violence in the Quran is sometimes for self-defense; at other times it is open-ended.

    Many passages in the Quran exhort Muslims to hate or kill or terrorize infidels (non-Muslims) wherever they find them. See Suras 2:190-193, 2:216, 2:244, 3:56, 3:151, 4:56, 4:74, 4:76, 4:89, 4:91, 4:95, 4:104, 5:51, 5:32-38, 7:96-99, 8:12-14, 8:39, 8:60, 8:65, 9:5, 9:14, 9:23-30, 9:38-41, 9:111, 9:123, 22:18-22, 25:52, 47:4, 47:35, 48:16, 48:29, 61:4, and 66:8-10. For those who don’t know what an infidel is, it’s simply a non- believer.

    Well, in the early 1400’s, during the great Christian crusade, English Christian crusaders would chant in the streets, “To kill an infidel is the path to heaven”. Now that the shoe is on the other foot many of us are quick to point the finger, put your hands down.

    The church is not Lawless :

    This case is a classic example on how an individual (even a conservative) doesn’t always fall on the right side of the Constitution. However, when one doesn’t take both the good and the bad, there in comes a liberal point of view (not pointing a finger, just saying). I will use myself as an example:

    When I first read about this case I immediately became angry. The first thought that came to mind was the raising of the flag. The raising of the flag depicts victory for American Marines when raising the American flag at the summit of Mt. Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima. That moment in American History has become an enduring image of bravery and heroism.

    That being said; one can look at the Mosque being placed at ground zero in the same light. I could stand and argue that it directly looks as if the Muslim community is mounting a flag on the battlefield of America. It's a monument to reflect their assault on this country.

    However, there is in fact a seperation of church and state. No form of government can deny any religious organization of the rights afforded to another without due process of law. There would have to be some sort of zone law or city restriction which would deem the mosque unsuitable for that particular plot of land.

    And although I personally view it as a direct assault on legal ethics, the same could be argued for any attempts to stop such a building from being constructed. This brings to hand a very controversial argument. One based on constitutional principles.

    This is why we must follow the letter of the law; when we deviate from the constitution, we work toward the destruction of its fundamental principles. The constitution is not always going to fall in my corner. It isn’t always going to get me what I want. However, it will afford me the protection to voice my opinion and express my religious beliefs.

    What I mean by that is this.. If I got my wish, and the construction of the Mosque was denied, that would set a president. Therefore, when I want to build my church that borders an American Muslim community, they have a case before them (stare decisis) that now says that I cannot.

  • Bonnie

    UM... For the record WHOM are you referring to when you say YOU PEOPLE STOP CRYING? For your information "DUMMY" I knew he was a scumbag moslem from the first time I persoanlly inverstigated him. I knew he was not an American citizen and I also new he was trouble before alot of people knew about him. he Tea Paty people exposed him right off the bat. I am one of the original (first) Tea Party members DUMMY!!!!!!! Us your brain befor you speak next time. Who's side you on anyway?

  • Lisa Hartke  - Queen Pelosi Admonishes The People

    When I first heard Pelosi's comment about wanting to find out who was behind the funding of the opposition to the Mosque I couldn't help but shake my head and laugh out loud! How can someone be so out of touch with "her people" as to think that an overwhelming majority want something and she acts like it's coming out of left field. It shows that she has completely lost touch with the people she represents and if now is not the time for her to go then we are one complacent Country and we deserve what is being done to it. This article was very well articulated. The Imam that is behind this Mosque is the problem and I would like to know his stance on Sharia law. The world should denounce Shariah or shut up for any in humane thing they think America has done around the world because Sharia is Barbaric and they say nothing!

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