Imam Rauf said he hoped to build a bridge between communities, but he seems to have created deeper divisions. What is this “bridge” he wanted to build?
This has been a bad week for many. Leading up to today, I, like everyone, have only thought about the pain and death and scars that 9/11 has left behind. This past Monday I buried a dear friend who was only 24 and still had his whole life ahead of him. A bad week indeed.
We have an Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf who just returned from a trip throughout the Middle East on our taxpayer dime (actually more like $16,000.00) who says he is “building bridges”, yet in reality he wants to build a mosque. Okay, so it is 2 blocks from Ground zero, who cares?
71% of the people in this country don’t want it there, but who cares? Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t care, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t care, President Obama doesn’t care and the list of those that don’t care goes on. 71% of the population that do care evidently no longer matters, as long as those in power don’t.
Imam Rauf has been shown to have ties to extremists, but no one cares.
He stated to the Sydney Morning Herald “The US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end”. He also said in that same interview “there was an endless supply of angry young Muslim rebels prepared to die for their cause and there was no sign of the attacks ending unless there was a fundamental change in the world.” And no one in the establishment cares.
What “fundamental change in the world” would that be, Imam? A sharia-compliant, Islam-ruled world?
On September 30, 2001, just 19 days after 9/11, the “bridge building” Imam said that America was an accessory to the attacks during an interview with 60 Minutes. He actually stated “I wouldn't say that the United States deserved what happened," The Bridge maker elaborated, "but United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.” And yet, no one influential cares.
In 2005, Mr. Bridge Rauf had the audacity to say
“We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al Qaida has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims. You may remember that the US-led sanctions against Iraq led to the death of over half a million Iraqi children.”
And yes, no one cares.
“Half a million Iraqi Children”? Where does that number come from Mr. Bridge builder, Al-Jazeera?
Then just days ago on Larry King live, while building more bridges like only this schmuck can, he says, “If we move from that location, the story will be the radicals have taken over the discourse, the headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack.” He went on to build some more with “Our national security now hinges on how we negotiate this, how we speak about it.”
But the favorite statement of all has to be the main span of his bridge “Moving the project to another location would strengthen Islamist radicals' ability to recruit followers and will likely increase violence against Americans.” Wow, really? And this, no one cares about either? Sounds to me like a backhanded threat of terrorism.
Mr. Golden Gate then told O'Brien “had I known [the controversy] would happen we certainly would never have done this." Asked if he meant he would not have picked the location, the bridgeman said, "we would not have done something that would create more divisiveness.”
Hmmm. I wonder how you could prove that, I mean really show that’s how you feel. I have a novel idea, make that same statement something like this “we would not have done something that would create more divisiveness and because of what has happened, in order to build bridges, we have decided to not build at Ground Zero”. But, then again that wouldn’t follow your ideology of Islamic dominance now would it?
That wouldn’t be building those bridges towards a Sharia complaint America as you stated you want in your own book “What's Right With Islam”-released in Malaysia as, “A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Da'wah From the Heart of America Post-9/11” would it? But, who cares?
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that so many would be so silent. When I first came back to the U.S. in 1981 and watched the chat rooms of Muslims in places like Paltalk.com no one believed me when I warned them. Now, 30 years later, the things they used to say in private they are admitting in interviews and on stating openly on TV and you know what? No one cares.
Dearborn, Michigan has turned into Dearborn Arabia with people being arrested for, well, nothing except for WWC (Walking While Christian). This past week Pastor Mark Holick was arrested in Kansas when he visited the Wichita Islamic Society to speak about the gospel and to distribute religious tracts. But hey, no one cares.
Women are being beaten and killed here in America in so called “Honor Killings” while the murders plead Muslim and yep, you guessed it, no one cares.
Our current Administration has literally changed our National Security Strategy removing words such as “Radical Islam,”” terrorism” and “Jihadist” and even gone so far as to say “we are no longer at war with terrorists.” But, what the hell, no one cares.
We are truly at a turning point in this country, one that people much older than I have even said; they “have never seen anything like this before.” Do you care? Do you really care? Each and every week people on this website and others give hundreds if not thousands of examples of the truth about Islam and what have you done about it?
We still have a chance. Write, call and visit your Representatives, see if they care. If they don’t, fire them the next time they are up for election by voting them out. Tell your friends, your family, your co-workers and help put this country back to where it once was.
Alternatively, you could be silent and help build the real “bridge to nowhere”.
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