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Ground Zero mosque Imam blames Sarah Palin for 'growing Islamophobia'
Telegraph UK ^ | 9/12/2010 | Telegraph UK

Posted on 09/12/2010 6:03:11 PM PDT by opentalk

The Muslim cleric behind plans to build a mosque close to the Ground Zero site has blamed politicians such as Sarah Palin for fuelling a "growing Islamophobia" that led to the burning of Korans on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

The Reverend Terry Jones abandoned his "international burn a Koran day" in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday but there were isolated instances in Tennessee and New York of the Muslim holy book being set alight.

"What has happened is that..certain politicians decided that this project would be very useful for their political ambitions," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said, adding that this had prompted a "growing Islamophobia" in the US.

Imam Rauf's proposal for an Islamic Centre, containing a mosque, two blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, has become embroiled in controversy.

Mrs Palin was the first major national figure to get involved in what had been a localised dispute when she sent a Twitter message in July stating: "Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing."

Imam Rauf said Mrs Palin's intervention had been "disingenuous" and played a part of the issue being "hijacked by the radicals" over the summer.

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1 posted on 09/12/2010 6:03:14 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

How ‘bout blaming the MUSLIMS and 9.11. Oh no correlation?


2 posted on 09/12/2010 6:04:31 PM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: opentalk

Palin is but just another one to blame, eh Rauf? How many more people you going to throw into the Islamaphobia-mix, you frakin idiot? =.=


3 posted on 09/12/2010 6:04:52 PM PDT by cranked
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To: opentalk

We just don’t believe in Iman Uhbumma or ralf..poth are putrid and have Islam correoding their souls..


4 posted on 09/12/2010 6:05:15 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: opentalk

How much do you want to bet that Feisal Abdul Rauf is a registered democrat?


5 posted on 09/12/2010 6:05:35 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: opentalk

Sarah is much more tolerant than I am. America is learning more about islam and how dangerous it is. Sarah had nothing to do with my opinion.


6 posted on 09/12/2010 6:06:31 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: opentalk

According to another post here tonight, going back to Saudi Arabia while being gay and “befriending” a Jewish woman can also cause “Islamophobia”.


7 posted on 09/12/2010 6:07:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't you dare try to use MY Constitution to protect and defend MY enemies!)
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To: opentalk

People are so afraid of a private citizen.


8 posted on 09/12/2010 6:07:38 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: opentalk

But shouldn’t they hire a lot more actors to stage fake anti-moslem violence?

Otherwise, how will they convince the public of complete falsehood?


9 posted on 09/12/2010 6:09:07 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: opentalk

Predictable. He fits right in there with the other Sarah haters.


10 posted on 09/12/2010 6:09:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: cranked

Only the people who hate America as much as Muslims are NOT to blame, huh?


11 posted on 09/12/2010 6:10:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: opentalk

Appealing to Democrats I see.


12 posted on 09/12/2010 6:13:27 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Dunno, you tell me....... =.=


13 posted on 09/12/2010 6:13:36 PM PDT by cranked
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To: cranked
His talk of Peacemaker is very disingenuous — he is being exposed.
14 posted on 09/12/2010 6:14:29 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Imam Rauf said that he would not have proposed his Islamic Centre had he anticipated the furore that has resulted. "I would never have done it."

So he blames Palin for his own mistake! He should thank her for pointing out he needs to be more tolerant of other people's views (the vast majority of Americans).

15 posted on 09/12/2010 6:16:20 PM PDT by militanttoby
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To: opentalk

Rauf has long been exposed.....the idiot is running out of lies and deceitful lies to spew.....reminds me of people who tell one lie and then have to tell a multitude of lies to cover the first original lie....sooner or later, the liar gets his lies all mixed up and twisted. =.=


16 posted on 09/12/2010 6:16:35 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Cicero

I believe that Imam Feisal Skyhook Ra-OOF has finally jumped the shark.

Attacking Sarah Palin and thinking that will score him points!!?

Heeheeheeheeheehee.......

;^)


17 posted on 09/12/2010 6:16:39 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: opentalk
madmo

I hate that word "Islamophobic" . A phobia is an irrational fear. Islam is a REAL fear. Now the word "Islamophallic" makes much more sense. It means the willing idiots who think they shall be beheaded last.

18 posted on 09/12/2010 6:16:47 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: opentalk
Imam Rauf said that he would not have proposed his Islamic Centre had he anticipated the furore that has resulted. "I would never have done it."

Oops, not exactly how it was meant to look .... So he blames Palin for his own mistake! He should thank her for pointing out he needs to be more tolerant of other people's views (the vast majority of Americans).

19 posted on 09/12/2010 6:17:09 PM PDT by militanttoby
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To: opentalk

That’s a muslim for you. Nothing is ever their fault. To paraphrase Love Story, “Islam means never having to say you’re sorry.”


20 posted on 09/12/2010 6:18:09 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Instead of building a grand mosque at Ground Zero, let's build a Ground Zero at their Grand Mosque.)
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To: opentalk
Pretty good indicator that obama and the dems are in cahoots with this imammaf**ker...he's become part of the the orchestrated attack on obama's biggest fear - Sarah Palin.

There are plenty of people saying a lot worse things about islam than Sarah, but this sultan of succotash has singled her out, thereby putting himself in the "attack Palin" gang.

Just leave those libs alone long enough, and they will 'out' themselves.
21 posted on 09/12/2010 6:18:09 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: opentalk

Imam Rauf, oh boo frickin hoo. You’re afraid of Sarah Palin now? The good Imam is trying to win favor with his leftist supporters - he must be getting desperate.

Palin has had nothing to do with this whole mess in NY...but if I were Sarah I’d take the Imams comments as a badge of honor...


22 posted on 09/12/2010 6:18:25 PM PDT by khnyny
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Reasons for Islamophobia:

1) Islamics who strap bombs to their bodies and use these devices on buses, in shopping malls, in marketplaces, in and out of the Muslim world.

2) The stoning of women for such crimes as being raped, and treating women as property.

3) The imprisoning or hanging of homosexuals, or those suspected of being homosexuals.

4) The crime of being Christian, of owning a bible, which can result in a death sentence in some Muslim countries.

5) Oh, yeah, the piloting of four airplanes full of innocent civilians into the twin towers, the pentagon and into the landscape of Virginia. The bombing of the planes around the world, the taking of passenger ships. And the shooting of fellow soldiers.

I can not imagine a single person on the whole of the planet who would develop Islamophobia from any statement from an American politician. You yourselves are to blame for it, and I’m personally tired of hearing the whining.

Just imagine, Mr. Little Iman, if one of your terrorist recruiting stations/temples decided to burn bibles. Think they could do it, or would it be cancelled because of some radical threat from those who are supposedly not representative of the religion? It could happen each and every day, and no one would come by and explode, killing dozens, on the sidewalk.

Yet just the simple threat of doing it to a Quran is a worldwide news story, with violent protests in Islamic nations and threats of suicide bombers to stop it.

Oooh, yeah, it’s /all/ Sarah Palin who is behind this. Not your death cult of a so called religion which glorifies pedophilia, slavery, and violence towards all other religions.

Grow up.


23 posted on 09/12/2010 6:19:49 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: opentalk

The Son of a Bitch can blame me if he wants. After the destruction of 9-11 and the praise received fron the Moslem Countries, it is my duty to stand up. F-em and his oil soaked camel.


24 posted on 09/12/2010 6:20:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: opentalk

Hmmmm. Today I had lunch with someone that was in the Trade Center when it was destroyed. Don’t think it’s Palin you muzscum.


25 posted on 09/12/2010 6:22:44 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: opentalk

Maybe Obama will have a “Halal Food Summit” with Palin and the Imam, because he and the Imam have acted stupidly. Hair Plugs Biden’s attendence is optional.


26 posted on 09/12/2010 6:23:15 PM PDT by militanttoby
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To: opentalk

One would be a fool not to fear a totalitarian, exclusivist, absolutist, and violent cult that says “convert, become a 2nd class citizen, or die”.

Islamophobia is a good thing.

Islam must be reformed by Muslims. Failing that, it must be purged from the west, or freedom and liberty will cease to exist.


27 posted on 09/12/2010 6:25:24 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: opentalk

He's just pissed 'cause around here we're smart enough NOT to cover this up with a blanket...

28 posted on 09/12/2010 6:25:39 PM PDT by sayfer bullets ("...and if it stops moving, subsidize it." - RR)
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To: opentalk

Stupid ass Imam, I’m shocked he didn’t blame Sarah Palin for our messed up economy.


29 posted on 09/12/2010 6:26:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: opentalk

Totalitarian/collectivist birds of a feather...

...chirp taqiyya talking points together.


30 posted on 09/12/2010 6:26:59 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: ecomcon
Islam must be reformed by Muslims. Failing that, it must be purged from the west, or freedom and liberty will cease to exist.

Truer words were never spoken.

31 posted on 09/12/2010 6:29:06 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: opentalk
Well, heck, you gotta blame somebody.

Sure couldn't have anything to do with that little 1400-year spree of killing, burning, looting, destroying civilizations, cutting off heads; or in more recent years, spontaneously exploding Achmeds in the village square.

32 posted on 09/12/2010 6:30:27 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: opentalk

Oh, my, that is such a hate-filled Tweet from Palin. /s It is so obvious that this sleazy imam gets the Rat talking points.


33 posted on 09/12/2010 6:30:33 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: opentalk

Uh, oh. This isn’t going to sit very well with Todd! :-O

And I’d love to see this ‘disingenuous’ ‘holy man’ who wants to
‘heal the divide’ between muslims and non-muslims issue a fatwa on the Palins—may God keep them safe from harm!

(And the fact that they are proficient with guns won’t hurt either...)


34 posted on 09/12/2010 6:30:33 PM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: opentalk

These benighted characters have their heads stuck so far up their *sses, they can wear their turbans for scarves.

“Growing Islamophibia” is due exclusively - as in ONLY - to the insane violence and homicidal mania of these loud-mouthed jackals.


35 posted on 09/12/2010 6:31:35 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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The problems with the koran burning and the WTC Mosque

In all this argument of recent days, the most important fact of the matter has been obvious from the start, but is rarely spoken of by the media or the public.

Regarding the Florida koran burning, has anyone stepped back and listened to what people are saying in detail? The first thing a person will hear is how that Pastor has the Constitutional right to do what he is doing.

The next series of statements, however, are always the majority of statements made in these conversations, namely: It is the wrong thing to do, it is inciteful, it is a cult in Florida, muslims will hate us, it will endanger the troops, and, most importantly for this conversation: we are not at war against a religion, but extremists of that religion.

This is important because of the islamic world’s reaction to this Florida Pastor; namely, that the islamic world immediately protested the planned koran burning by condemning the entire country of the United States and marched and chanted promoting our deaths to cries of “DEATH TO AMERICA!”

The response by virtually all American politicians has been an apologetic tone, one where they immediately call for the koran burning to stop, observations that it IS inciteful and that the threats to Americans at home and American Troops abroad are not acceptable and that the safety of the American public are paramount in this case.

Their tone has been to cower in fear at these threats. Not one politician has stepped forward and exclaimed, “Islam is not being attacked by an entire country or an entire religion, Islam is only being attacked by a radical. Islam needs to remember we are not all against Islam and threats to our safety are wrong and inciteful and hate filled.”

Not one. They cower to the islamic world, refuse to hold them to the same standard of behavior as they insist from their own people, refuse to insist that the Pastor in Florida is an anomaly and that the United States is no threat to islam.

What they did was bow in submission to the sensitivities of the islamic world and deny the Florida Pastor his civil rights to speak out like an American.

The islamic world will not notice. They will riot anyways. It is identical to the cartoonists in Denmark. All it took was one cartoonist to make a cartoon of Muhammad and the entire islamic world was in the streets and threatening to kill anyone who makes a cartoon of Muhammad.

Theo Van Gogh made a movie about this islamic submission in Holland, and they killed him for making the movie.

The Florida Koran burning case is quite similar to the Ground Zero mosque case with some significant differences. In Florida, the Pastor must stop his koran burning or there will be violence across the globe, and in fact, even if he does stop, there will be violence across the globe due to him stating he wanted to burn korans. In New York City, the Imam who wants to build a mosque 2 blocks away from Ground Zero, he said on CNN that if we move the mosque or deny it’s construction, there will be violence across the globe.

In both cases, if we do not submit to islamic sensitivities, there will be violence across the globe, in fact, even if we do submit to islamic sensitivities, there will most likely be violence anyways due to the fact that we spoke of those things.

Free speech is threatened in Florida, and a new twist is happening in New York City, something that Israel has seen does not work, and that is LAND FOR PEACE.

The Ground Zero mosque is about LAND FOR PEACE. If we give islam the land to make a mosque, there will be peace. If we do not give islam the land, there will be violence.

Think this through people. In both of these cases, neither has anything to do with the original concerns people expressed. It is solely about whether we submit to islamic sensitivities or have violence.

It is about Islamic blackmail of the United States.

James Bancroft USMC 1977-1981


36 posted on 09/12/2010 6:31:35 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: opentalk
The Muslim cleric behind plans to build a mosque close to the Ground Zero site has blamed politicians such as Sarah Palin for fuelling a "growing Islamophobia" that led to the burning of Korans on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

This statement is utter nonsense! I wonder if this Muslim cleric has evidence to support his assertion? I wonder if he knows what "Islamophobia" means? He is reading from the Democrat playbook -- name calling and blaming someone else!

37 posted on 09/12/2010 6:32:30 PM PDT by olezip
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This leaves me with absolutely no doubt that the DNC are this nutjobs handlers.
38 posted on 09/12/2010 6:32:56 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: opentalk
That's rich. Sarah Palin will pick up millions of $$$ for her Sarah PAC from this announcement. Hope the major news media jump right on it. The History Channel finally did something right by showing the horrors of 9/11 and I believe many people have had their eyes newly opened.
39 posted on 09/12/2010 6:34:46 PM PDT by pepperdog (The Primaries are where we defeat the RINOs!)
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To: FrankR
Pretty good indicator that obama and the dems are in cahoots with this imammaf**ker...he's become part of the the orchestrated attack on obama's biggest fear - Sarah Palin.

Good point. He loses credibility the more he talks. He is also connected with the state department and CFR.

40 posted on 09/12/2010 6:36:05 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

I wonder exactly when these mosque plans were revealed and publicized. It’s an election year. A good time to argue that the issue is not really a valid issue but is simply getting politicized by everyone. Just saying.


41 posted on 09/12/2010 6:38:16 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: opentalk

How about blaming the murdering bast**** that started this mass murder around the world....which goes way back when Muhammed decided to kill all the christians and jews...and conquer the world. Now where have we heard that before.


42 posted on 09/12/2010 6:39:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Islam means never having to say you’re sorry.”

That's a good one!

I've never seen a group more interested in any excuse to be outraged, to seethe, to scream and demonstrate in the streets...sheesh...

Too bad they can't do something positive with all that energy but I think they're by and large just too stupid.

43 posted on 09/12/2010 6:39:28 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: RaceBannon

bttt!


44 posted on 09/12/2010 6:40:54 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: opentalk

I am sure this was payback to O for his support for the mosque.

Wow - a private citizen frightens the dems sooooo much.


45 posted on 09/12/2010 6:41:39 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: opentalk
"I am your overlord Christian peasent"


46 posted on 09/12/2010 6:44:25 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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To: opentalk

Hello.The President of The United States of America came out in favor of the ground Zero mosque and up set everyone.President Brarack Obama said he was in favor of the mosque .That up set a lot of people.


47 posted on 09/12/2010 6:46:38 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: GinaLolaB
someone check and see if osama has had face altering surgery
48 posted on 09/12/2010 6:46:56 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: All

If this article is accurate; then Imam Rauf you are today’s STUCK ON STUPID award winner.


49 posted on 09/12/2010 6:47:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: opentalk

Somebody oughta send him a mirror...C.O.D...


50 posted on 09/12/2010 6:47:51 PM PDT by mo
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