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  • Reagan Republican Honors Ground Zero Mosque Imam

    07/06/2014 6:30:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    President Ronald Reagan’s former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane recently honored Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, tainting his former boss’s legacy in so doing. Making matters worse is that Abubaker Y. Ahmed Al Shingieti, the Vice President of the organization that hosted the event was for years a high ranking henchman in Sudan’s terrorist regime and is today a stealth jihadist who leads a Muslim Brotherhood front group. Last year, it was reported that McFarlane may have illegally represented the government of Sudan and that the FBI seized documents in a raid of his apartment. One of the...
  • 9/11 plane's landing gear found wedged 'by Ground Zero Mosque'

    04/26/2013 7:09:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 27, 2013
    A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between the infamous "Ground Zero Mosque" and another New York building. The part includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said. The twisted, rusted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. The piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting a lower Manhattan Islamic community centre on behalf of the building's owner. The spokesman said the inspectors...
  • Founder of Ground Zero Mosque 'spent more than $3 MILLION on lavish trips, luxury sports cars..

    02/05/2013 9:12:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    The founder of the controversial Ground Zero Mosque allegedly spent more than $3 million that had been donated to charity to fund a first-class lifestyle that involved 'lavish trips, luxury sports cars and personal real estate.' Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was slapped with a $20 million lawsuit by, Robert Leslie Deak, a major backer to his nonprofit who alleges the wild spending in the papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. Rauf's charity, the Cordoba Initiative, received $3 million from the Malaysian as well as another $167,000 from private donors. That money was meant to counter anti-Islamic sentiment but instead went...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 02NOV12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • 'Ground Zero Mosque' Clears Legal Hurdle to Build

    07/18/2011 10:42:59 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 93 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2011
    The backers of the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque” have won a court fight clearing the way for them to build the mosque and community center complex two blocks from the site of the 9/11 terror attack. In a decision on Friday that was made public today, New York State Supreme Justice Paul Feinman dismissed a lawsuit by former firefighter Timothy Brown who argued that New York City was wrong to allow the destruction of a 150-year-old building to make way for the Islamic center. The ex-firefighter who was among those who responded to the terror attack on the World Trade...
  • Human Rights Activists Rally in Support of Rep. Peter King

    03/07/2011 6:43:08 PM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 3/7/2011 | Fern Sidman
    ... Beth Gilinsky of the Liberty Alliance told those present at the rally, "as Americans are murdered here and abroad by Islamic radicals, Imam Rauf tries to turn the facts upside down, and blames the United States for Islamist violence and hatred. He says that 'US policies were an accessory to the crime of 9/11.' He claims that Muslims are targets of widespread discrimination, hate speech and physical attacks. Meanwhile, the imams are working overtime to make Sharia law look benign. Indeed, Imam Rauf claims that 'the American political structure is already sharia compliant'." ...
  • New Ground Zero Mosque Imam (Another wolf in sheep's clothing...)

    01/26/2011 6:22:52 AM PST · by yoe · 3 replies
    Patriot Action ^ | January 19, 2011 | Joseph Klein
    ( Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf) is out as the religious face of the Park 51/Cordoba House mega mosque community center complex proposed to be built near Ground Zero. Rauf became too radioactive for the project's developers, so he was pushed aside. Despite efforts by some apologists to defend this faux 'moderate, the evidence of his true (stealth jihad agenda) was overwhelming. Therefore, to keep moving ahead with their Ground Zero mosque project, the developers turned to Shaykh Abdallah Adhami as Rauf's replacement. This is just like rubbing more salt into the wound. All that the new imam represents is a...
  • AP Exclusive: New al-Qaida leader knows US well

    08/06/2010 8:16:09 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 6, 2010 | Curt Anderson
    MIAMI – A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks. Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, has taken over a position once held by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Miami-based FBI counterterrorism agent Brian LeBlanc (said). That puts him in regular contact with al-Qaida's senior leadership, including Osama bin Laden... Shukrijumah and two others were part of an "external operations council" that designed and approved...
  • New imam named for NYC Islamic center

    01/14/2011 8:56:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 1/14/11 | David B Caruso
    The organization planning to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center said the imam who has been the public face of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, will be playing a reduced role in the facility. The nonprofit group Park51 announced Friday that it had named a new imam to help lead religious programing so that Rauf could focus on other initiatives. (snip) The group named another New York City imam, Abdullah Adhami, as its senior adviser. Adhami was born in Washington, D.C., and earned an architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He has already...
  • Mike's mosque myopia

    12/29/2010 3:00:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2010 | Editorial
    As long as Mayor Mike is in the dock, let us also note that when it comes to building a mosque near Ground Zero, he has from the start stood behind the First Amendment -- sort of. That is, he likes the part that gives Muslims the right to build a house of worship just about anywhere they want. But the part guaranteeing a separation between religion and government? Not so much. That much became obvious last week with the release of e-mails demonstrating that City Hall did much more than offer the mosque's organizers routine help. In fact, it...
  • Unethical: Bloomberg/Rauf Collusion

    12/24/2010 8:09:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    They're emailing each other? The New York Daily News reported Thursday that "Mayor Bloomberg's top deputies went to great lengths to help those trying to build a mosque at Ground Zero - even drafting a letter to the community board for them, newly released documents show. City Hall on Thursday released a flurry of emails between its brass and Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam pushing to build a mosque near the sensitive site, and his supporters." It's worse than we imagined. The release of these documents, emails and various exchanges between Mayor Bloomberg's office and the radical Imam Rauf and...
  • Origion of main "truthers" hate propaganda is by Arab Muslims (CounterPunch)

    10/21/2010 12:15:04 AM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies
    Hosting Co. Pilosoft Inc 55 Broad St New York, NY 10004-2501 (212) 425-5443 IP Address: 69.31.42.66 The 4 other Sites Hosted on this IP Address are: leb.net (Traffic rank) 406,955 1,650 vmac.org (Traffic rank) 642,890 733 aljadid.com (Traffic rank) 827,909 612 glas.org (Traffic rank) 864,296 Leb.net and Aljadid are Arab Muslim! Leb.net encompasses also the 'The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - New York City Chapter' within its list of links. Quite hypocritic while defaming Anerica and rewriting 911.Source:here> and Google.com for Pilosoft Co.
  • Imam Rauf, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar: the truth is offensive

    10/18/2010 10:41:27 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-18-10 | DrJohn
    The truth is offensive. It's the new liberal dementia. Marwan al-Shehhi Fayez Banihammad Mohand al-Shehri Hamza al-Ghamdi Ahmed al-Ghamdi Hani Hanjour Khalid al-Mihdhar Majed Moqed Nawaf al-Hazmi Salem al-Hazmi Ziad Jarrah Ahmed al-Haznawi Ahmed al-Nami Saeed al-Ghamdi Mohamed Atta Waleed al-Shehri Wail al-Shehri Abdulaziz al-Omari Satam al-Suqami The above have one thing in common, and it is indisputable. For the purpose of promoting his new book, Bill O'Reilly appeared on The View recently. Predictably, the visit got heated, especially as regards the Ground Zero Mosque. When O'Reilly made the statement "Muslims killed us On 9/11" the two biggest idiots...
  • King: Imam behind Ground Zero-area mosque 'blackmailing' U.S. on project

    09/12/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/2010 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the imam behind the mosque project near Ground Zero of arm-twisting and "blackmailing" to push Park51 through. "To me, it's almost as if he's blackmailing and threatening the United States that somehow if the mosque is not approved or people speak out against his mosque, you have to worry about being attacked by Islamic terrorists," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Fox Business Network on Friday. King said that the Islamic center was being "put their to make a statement, not to build bridges, but...
  • "Healing" Imam Rauf of Ground Zero Mega Mosque Latest Outreach: Sues 911 First Responder...

    10/13/2010 4:05:07 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    "Healing" Imam Rauf of Ground Zero Mega Mosque Latest Outreach: Sues 911 First Responder Who was Trapped in the "Rubble" For "Bigotry" More of radical Imam Rauf's special brand of "healing and outreach." Vincent Forras spoke at our June 6th Rally against the Ground Zero mega mosque here and here. Forras was one of the first firefighters who answered the call on the day of the bloodiest, most heinous attack ever on American soil by Muslim terrorists. Forras was buried under the rubble for hours. Imam Rauf's book title, remember, was "A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center...
  • No need for private body guards, tax payers footing the bill for Raufs' security

    10/04/2010 12:35:15 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 5 replies
    The wife of Ground Zero mosque developer, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, says she and her husband are receiving death threats, the AP reported today: "For the record, my life is under threat," Daisy Khan said Sunday during a town hall debate on Islam broadcast on ABC's "This Week" news program. Khan said her husband's life also is under threat but, "We do not walk around with bodyguards because we love this country." It goes without saying that any U.S. citizen who issues death threats to another individual deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law. However, there...
  • Ground Zero mosque melee; investors split over move and control, mainstream media plays ball

    09/29/2010 7:34:23 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 1 replies
    Stop the 9/11 Mosque ^ | September 29, 2010 | the Editors
    Hisham Elzanaty, the majority owner of the former Burlington Coat Factory, apparently is looking to use his controlling interest in the property to both force a sale of it and to move the planned mosque to an existing building further away from Ground Zero. Yet the story within the story is the stark evidence that mainstream media outlets are either blatantly in the tank for a mosque overlooking Ground Zero or ignorant of the facts with which to do credible reporting. Either way, the news divisions of the mainstream have not done their homework on Sharif El-Gamal, Imam Rauf, or...
  • Are We in the Ninth Year of a Ten-Year Hudna?

    09/26/2010 6:44:19 PM PDT · by MarylousAmerica · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-26-10 | Marylou Barry
    A chill ran through me this month when I realized that September 2010 might be more than just another anniversary of the 2001 savagery. According to Islamic law, 2010 could be the start of the ninth year of a ten-year hudna. So what is a "hudna," and what is so special about the ninth year of an Islamic terror standoff? A "hudna" is a temporary peace entered into by an Islamic force when it is weaker than its enemy. Its purpose is to buy the Islamic side time to rearm and regroup. But don't think of it as a ceasefire...
  • The Islamic States of America?

    09/23/2004 6:30:51 AM PDT · by old-ager · 13 replies · 2,082+ views
    DanielPipes.org, Front Page Magazine ^ | Sep. 23, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Home PageArticlesSpoken BooksBook ReviewsWeblog ArchiveOther LanguagesMiddle East ForumBiographyJoinMailing ListAboutthis site Search for: 187 readers online now Printer-friendly version   Email this article to a friend The Islamic States of America?by Daniel PipesFrontPageMagazine.com September 23, 2004 The hardest thing for Westerners to understand is not that a war with militant Islam is underway but that the nature of the enemy's ultimate goal. That goal is to apply the Islamic law (the Shari‘a) globally. In U.S. terms, it intends to replace the Constitution with the Qur'an.This aspiration is so remote and far-fetched to many non-Muslims, it elicits more guffaws than apprehension....
  • Rauf Unplugged!

    09/22/2010 10:56:24 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 4 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 9/22/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 The vetting of Flim Flam Imam and million dollar slumlord continues with no cooperation from the moribund mainstream media. Nonie Darwish, who escaped from Islam, has exhumed some off the record remarks by the Victory Mosque imam that will never find their way into dinosaur media reports. The interview from June 20th, 2006 unmasks Rauf’s long range goals for the United States. The great Bridge Builder’s game plan includes creating an Islamic State without borders, which Rauf believes would exist today if not for Western interference. "The Ground Zero mosque imam also discusses some of his other...
  • Christians tried for breaking Ramadan fast

    09/21/2010 10:54:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    afp ^ | September 21, 2010
    Two Algerian Christians have been tried for breaking Ramadan fasting rules, with hundreds of people protesting outside the courtroom against judicial authorities. Hocine Hocini, 44, and Salem Fellak, 34, were arrested on August 13 on the building site where they worked in the northern region of Kabylie after they were spotted eating lunch. The pair admit to eating but insist it happened in a discreet place. Muslims are not allowed to eat during daylight hours during the Ramadan holy month. In Algeria breaking the fast can be punished with three months in jail. The ministry of religious affairs says there...
  • The Scam Artist at the Ground Zero Mosque

    09/22/2010 8:32:40 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 21 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 22, 2010 | Rael Jean Isaac
    While there has been much emotion and argument over the proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, it has largely swirled over issues that miss the nature and significance of the issues involved. Thus we hear endless variations on the theme “How can a moderate imam whose stated goal is to promote healing in the wake of 9/11 be so insensitive to the feelings of those who lost those they loved at the hands of Islamic fanatics?” But, as the public is slowly learning, Imam Rauf is no moderate and bridge-building is not his agenda. The project with which Rauf...
  • Ground Zero Imam Exposed Off-Mic--reveals “game plan” for achieving an Islamic State without borders

    09/22/2010 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 107 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 22, 2010 | Nonie Darwish
    “Bridge builder” Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf, the Muslim cleric behind plans for the Ground Zero mosque, has now been exposed as a man of shrewd cunning and as a calculating stealth jihadist who supports the creation of an Islamic State, “The Ummah,” right here in America. An interview has surfaced in which, after being assured that it has ended, Imam Rauf speaks “off-the-record” and reveals some intriguing plans and views that he has regarding America and the world. The interview, given on June 20th, 2006, sees Rauf speaking about his “game plan” for achieving an Islamic State without borders, which...
  • Imam Feisal’s New Jersey No-Show: “A Man of Peace.”

    09/18/2010 10:37:30 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 1 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 17, 201 | Claudia Rosett
    It gets ever more intriguing to watch the unfolding priorities of the imam behind the Ground Zero mosque project, Feisal Abdul Rauf. Having returned to New York this month after a summer spent largely incommunicado in Malaysia and the Middle East, Rauf over the past fortnight has found time to appear on CNN and ABC TV, speak at the Council on Foreign Relations and write an op-ed for the New York Times, all in service of touting his vision of a $100 million-plus high-rise Islamic complex near Ground Zero (including, as we have all heard by now, a swimming pool, basketball court, auditorium, cooking school, and mosque). But Rauf...
  • Ibn Warraq: The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf (See comment# 1 for Part I's thread.)

    09/16/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 14, 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    The Two Faces of Feisal RaufWhat's wrong with What's Right With Islam. This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one here.The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of...
  • The Flim Flam Imam

    09/16/2010 8:13:04 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 1 replies · 1+ views
    joytiz.com ^ | 9/16/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 It would seem that the left has vetted their favorite religious figure with the same diligence they used on their presidential candidate. Faisal Abdul Rauf, leader of the Victory Mosque movement has a long history of fraud and chicanery. Pamela Geller explores Rauf’s resume: "He has been exposed as a rat and vermin slumlord whose tenants live without basic services like hot water. He scammed New Jersey politicians and got taxpayer dollars for rehabilitation of his infested, dilapidated buildings in Union City and Palisades Park, but still his victimized tenants live in squalor." At last finding a...
  • Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf is a no-show in New Jersey court

    09/15/2010 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/15/10 | Tom Topousis
    While the Imam behind plans for a mosque near Ground Zero was jetting around the globe and advocating for his Downtown project, a pair of dilapidated apartment buildings he owns in New Jersey fell into such disrepair that cops have to stand watch in the event of a fire. The fire watch, at taxpayer expense, was revealed during a court hearing today when Union City lawyers asked to have two buildings owned by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf placed into receivership so that rent s could be used to fix dozens of violations, including inoperable alarms and sprinklers. Rauf skipped today’s
  • Ground Zero imam's NJ buildings 'firetraps'

    09/16/2010 4:12:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 16, 2010 | TOM TOPOUSIS
    While the imam behind the planned mosque near Ground Zero was jetting around the globe touting his project, a pair of dilapidated apartment buildings he owns in New Jersey fell into such disrepair that cops have to stand watch in the event of a fire. The fire watch, at taxpayer expense, was revealed during a court hearing yesterday where Union City lawyers asked to have two buildings owned by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf placed into receivership so that rents could be used to fix dozens of violations, including inoperable alarms and sprinklers. Judge Thomas Olivieri gave Rauf's attorney, Tomas Espinosa,...
  • The imam behind the New York mosque enjoys his megaphone

    09/15/2010 2:06:40 PM PDT · by sinanju · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | Monday, September 13, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    It's difficult to think of somebody who has done more harm to the causes he purports to represent than Feisal Abdul Rauf -- the so-called Ground Zero Imam. He claims he wishes to improve the standing of Muslims in the United States, to build understanding between religions, and to enhance the reputation of America in the Muslim world. But in the weeks since he -- unintentionally, he says -- set off an international conflagration over his plans to build an Islamic center near the scene of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in New York, he has set back all three...
  • Imam at center of Islamic center controversy named in lawsuit

    09/14/2010 3:43:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 14, 2010 | Laura Batchelor
    The imam at the center of the controversy surrounding a proposed Islamic center near ground zero is now the defendant in a law suit, according the paperwork filed today at Hudson County Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges Feisal Abdul Rauf's company, Sage Development, which owns two buildings in Union City, New Jersey, failed to properly maintain the buildings and apartments. One building contains 32 residential units and the second contains 16 units, according to the lawsuit. "From 1996 to 2010, the city responded to no less than 30 complaints from tenants predicated upon various health and safety concerns, including lack...
  • Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf Tells Jordanian Newspaper he is for Sharia Law

    09/14/2010 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 13 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | September 14Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    I continually see the media calling the Imam of the proposed Ground Zero Mosque a “moderate”. But the truth is that no Muslim who supports Sharia is a moderate, because Sharia calls for the domination of non-Muslims. Here is what the Imam had to say about Sharia to the Jordanian newspaper al-Ghad.
  • Imam Rauf Supports the Destruction of Israel

    09/14/2010 9:21:13 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    World Threats ^ | 9/13/2010 | Ryan Mauro
    Newly discovered statements by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the Ground Zero mosque project, show he supports the destruction of Israel. His supporters may hold him up as a moderate, but he has spoken out in favor of a “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and he sees peace agreements with Israel as a means to that end.
  • N.J. town files lawsuit against imam behind controversial mosque near Ground Zero

    A lawsuit filed by Union City charges that the landlord of two apartment buildings has repeatedly failed to address complaints by tenants and orders by the city on issues ranging from moldy bathrooms to fire hazards. Landlord-tenant disputes are nothing new, even those with municipalities entering the fray. Except in this case, city officials say the landlord is Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the controversial proposal to develop an Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero. The suit, filed today in state Superior Court in Jersey City, identifies Rauf as the sole officer of Sage Development LLC, a...
  • Rauf on the Ropes

    09/14/2010 6:30:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    City Journal ^ | 09/13/10 | Judith Miller
    Rauf on the Ropes An Islamic community center at Ground Zero seems increasingly unlikely. 13 September 2010 The white flag hasn’t reached the top of the flagpole yet, but Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf all but surrendered on Monday morning in his battle to build a Muslim interfaith community center with a prayer room two blocks from Ground Zero. At an unusual meeting Monday morning at the Council on Foreign Relations in midtown Manhattan, Rauf said that he wanted to find a “solution” to the furious imbroglio over the planned center, which opponents say is inappropriate, insensitive to the memory of...
  • The Imam reconsiders

    09/14/2010 3:27:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14, 2010 | Editorial
    Feisal Abdul Rauf now says he is "looking at every option" to "resolve [the] crisis" caused by his proposal to build a mosque and Islamic center in the shadow of Ground Zero. "Everything is on the table," Rauf told the Council on Foreign Relations, adding that he is "focused on solving it, and solving it in the way that will create the best possible outcome for all." But Rauf was decidedly vague about precisely what options he's talking about -- even as he underscored what he insisted was the importance of building his project at its current proposed location, two...
  • Meet Imam Rauf’s Partner, Faiz Khan, 9/11 Truther

    09/13/2010 6:05:19 PM PDT · by granite · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/13/2010 | By Andy McCarthy
    Faiz Khan, a physician who claims to have been a first responder after the September 11 attacks, is a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth and is on the advisory board of the Muslims for 9/11 Truth. In an essay on the Alliance’s website, he argued that “the prime factor for the success of the criminal mission known as 9/11 did not come from the quarter known as ‘militant Islam’ although the phenomenon known as ‘militant Islamic networks’ may have played a partial role, or even a less than partial role – perhaps the role of patsy...
  • What The Imam Said (Straight From The Horse’s Mouth)

    09/13/2010 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | September 13, 2010 | annem040359
    Believe me, I have seen it all. What is going on here, with this Ground Zero mosque Imam? One day he says the “GZ mosque” MUST BE BUILT, otherwise there will be more attacks coming from Islamic jihadists from the Middle East or even homegrown ones here. Good golly, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, now you say you are looking at other options, as of this morning. Here is his interview with ABC’s Christine Amanpur on ABC’s Sunday morning show, “This Week” Exclusive. It all seems like a song and dance act from the get-go. This comes the morning after the...
  • Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    09/13/2010 9:23:01 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press/Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    NEW YORK – The imam leading the effort to build an Islamic center and mosque near the World Trade Center site said Monday that a resolution to the raging debate over its location is being examined. "We are exploring all options as we speak right now, and we are working to what will be a solution, God willing, that will resolve this crisis, defuse it and not create any unforeseen or untoward circumstances that we do not want to see happen," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said during a question-and-answer session following a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations. He...
  • On September 11th

    09/13/2010 8:05:07 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleConservative · 2 replies
    BarbarafromHarlem.com ^ | 9/12/2010 | BarbarafromHarlem
    Hi, All - Please check out Barbara from Harlem's latest on-line broadcast. She attended the rally on Saturday, September 11th, and she shares her thoughts on it and the controversy surrounding the proposed mosque near Ground Zero on her site. Please check it out today! Thank you.
  • Muslim cleric's mantra--Since Sept. 11, imam has frequently denounced America

    09/13/2010 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2010 | Joel Mowbray
    Inflaming an already heated debate, the imam behind the proposed Ground Zero Mosque claimed in a CNN interview Wednesday that moving the site of his project would be a victory for "the radicals." Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's statement was steeped in irony, though, as the dangerous narrative he predicts would result from moving the mosque - that "Islam is under attack" from the U.S. - is precisely the story line he has put forth himself multiple times since Sept. 11, 2001. What should trouble all Americans is that those comments echo the most powerful motivation for young Muslims who embrace...
  • America:Slapped in the Face by the Velvet Glove of terrorism

    09/13/2010 8:00:00 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 6 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/13/10 | Alaphiah
    With a voice and delivery as smooth as black velvet Imam Faisel Abdul Rauf is a yellow happy face button pinned on the Muslim Salwar Kameez, the long blousy suit of radical Islam. Proving that there are no moderates in Islam but only these who present a happy face for terrorists and fanatics who would just as soon kill so-called moderates as they would kill non-Muslims if “moderates” get in their way and do not serve these fanatics’ purposes as Imam Rauf does. Imam Rauf is the sole reason that we have a Ground Zero controversy. It was his idea...
  • Imam: NYC mosque site is not 'hallowed ground'

    09/13/2010 7:26:31 AM PDT · by freespirited · 74 replies · 2+ views
    KOLD ^ | 09/13/10 | Jennifer Peltz
    The imam leading the effort to build an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero says there is a "misperception" that the proposed site is sacred ground. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said Monday that the location where the center would be built, two blocks from the World Trade Center, has a strip joint and betting parlors nearby. He says it's "absolutely disingenuous" to suggest that it is "hallowed ground." He also says the location is important, because it will serve as a platform where the voice of moderate Muslims can be amplified. Rauf make his remarks before the Council...
  • One Imam, Multiple Messages (What does Imam Rauf really believe? Here’s the truth beind the man...)

    09/13/2010 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/13/2010 | Ibn Warraq
    Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria has made some grave accusations against those who oppose the building of the Islamic center near Ground Zero, and has predicated his own approval of the project on the moderateness of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Zakaria wrote that Abdul Rauf “has said one or two things about American foreign policy that strike me as overly critical — but it’s stuff you could read on The Huffington Post any day.” Yes, indeed — you are likely to read similar “stuff” on the Huffington Post, since Rauf has written there. But how can that possibly constitute a...
  • Ground Zero imam: Debate hijacked by radicals

    09/13/2010 3:22:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 12, 2010 | NEWSCORE
    Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, a partner in the project to build an Islamic center and mosque two blocks north of the former World Trade Center site, said today that debate surrounding the project has been “hijacked by radicals” on both sides. Speaking with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s “This Week,” Rauf said media attention has inflamed and distorted the debate, and that the debate is being watched carefully by the Muslim world. “The discourse is being watched very closely, and if we make the wrong move it will only strengthen the radicals,” he said. If the proposed center was moved, Rauf...
  • Imam Rauf to the USA: “Silence! I Kill You?”

    09/12/2010 9:19:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2010 | Doug Giles
    Imam Feisal Rauf, fresh from his Middle East “Good Will Tour,” where he went to spread the message of inter-faith love, unicorns and candy canes (and not to raise money to build an insulting victory mosque at Ground Zero to speed U.S. domination) appeared on Larry King Live last Wednesday night and said something that seemed sorta … kinda … well, threatening—which was peculiar given his “world healer” status, his Mr. Rogers persona, his affinity for Justin Bieber, his Benny Hinn wardrobe and his religion’s peaceful, easy feelin’. For those who missed it, Feisal Rauf, whose name according to CAIR...
  • Ground Zero mosque Imam blames Sarah Palin for 'growing Islamophobia'

    09/12/2010 6:03:11 PM PDT · by opentalk · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/12/2010 | Telegraph UK
    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,...
  • Moving NY mosque would boost Islamic extremism, imam warns

    09/12/2010 1:17:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/10 | Maxim Kniazkov
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Islamic cleric behind plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York warned Sunday that retreating on the project would only strengthen the hand of the Muslim extremists. But imam Feisal Abdul Rauf did not commit to keeping the Islamic cultural center at its current site, two blocks from where Al-Qaeda hijackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center. "The decisions that I will make -- that we will make -- will be predicated on what is best for everybody," he told ABC's "This Week" program. Thousands marched through New York on Saturday's ninth...
  • MOSQUERADE: What Is Really Behind the Ground Zero ‘Community Center’?

    09/11/2010 12:39:51 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 8 replies
    WebToday ^ | 9-11-10 | WebToday
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has advertised the controversial Ground Zero mosque as an Islamic outreach to the community, a cultural center open and intended to unify all religions. Today, he still stands by that assertion, even as his proposed mosque continues to exact the opposite effect before it’s even built. Now, harsh critics, such as Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, William Murray, are presented with even more perplexing information in the form of Sharif El-Gamal (pictured), the mysterious developer behind the mosque. Reportedly a waiter by profession who suddenly “came into” the kind of money to spearhead a $100...
  • Who Cares What They Think?

    09/11/2010 8:41:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 33 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-11-10 | Wordsmith
    From Rauf's Larry King Live interview, some critics are taking issue with the following statement: The imam of the mosque conceded Wednesday he would have changed sites if he knew how controversial it would become - but he now believes a switch would anger the radical Muslim world. "If we don't do this right, anger will explode in the Muslim world," said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on CNN's "Larry King Live." Before the Koran-burning controversy inflamed the Muslim world and during Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf journey through the Middle East on a State Department-funded trip to relay, of all things,...
  • Islamophobia and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

    09/11/2010 7:53:44 AM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 7 replies
    RightWingBob.com ^ | 09/10/2010 | RWB
    The interview with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on CNN the other night was instructive. I had no idea how almost fully in agreement he was with the critics of the Ground Zero Mosque. If you read the transcript you'll see that his argument in favor of keeping the mosque in the planned location is "national security." Basically, if it is moved, he maintains that many in the "Muslim world" will decide that "Islam is under attack," and therefore they will be more inclined towards violence against Americans. His argument against the burning of Korans by that pastor in Florida is...