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Friday, August 13, 2010

Obama Supports Building Mosque Near Ground Zero

Here is a Part of an Article from Politico explaining that President Obama is a supporter of the Mosque being built near Ground Zero:

"By ABBY PHILLIP | 8/13/10

President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed a controversial plan to build a mosque and Islamic center just blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan, despite the strong objections of conservatives, civic groups and those who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks.

“Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground,” according to prepared remarks Obama was to deliver at a White House dinner celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. “But let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. 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.”

“This is America,” Obama said.

Having steered clear of the controversy for weeks, Obama took on opposition to the mosque directly — a move that many other Democratic lawmakers had been hesitant to do in the face of highly emotional appeals against its construction. But polls indicate the issue could be a high-voltage third rail for politicians who support the project: a recent CNN poll found that 68 percent of those surveyed did not approve of building a mosque so close to where the World Trade Center towers fell, killing more than 2,000 people.

In recent weeks, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had deflected questions on the issue, insisting it is “a matter for New York City and the local community to decide.” But Obama had been criticized for being slow to weigh in on the controversy, especially in light of his past statements in support of religious freedom and tolerance for Muslims in the United States.

In his speech Friday, Obama called for sensitivity with respect to developing in lower Manhattan, but cautioned against drawing comparisons between mainstream Islam and the ruthlessly violent ideology of al Queda, which he said is a “gross distortion” of the faith.

“Our capacity to show not merely tolerance, but respect to those who are different from us – a way of life that stands in stark contrast to the nihilism of those who attacked us on that September morning, and who continue to plot against us today,” he said.

Earlier this week, in a statement recognizing the onset of the Muslim holy month, Obama said that the rituals of Ramadan “remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

The event is this White House’s second annual recognition of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, with a traditional iftar dinner—a communal event that traditionally marks the breaking of the fast at sundown."

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Anonymous said...

All of a sudden we have a Constitution he never paid any attention to it before why now????? I think I know why....mmm mmm mmm

Zotta's Perspective said...

President Barack Hussein Obama empathizes with Muslims. When he was an Illinois State Senator he said we should have empathy for the 9/11 attackers because ... "it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair." He was justifying the act committed by the jihadists. Now, he has made it official that he is in favor of the Ground Zero Mosque. I say, No to Ground Zero Mosque.

On September 11, 2001, violent radical jihadists attacked America. Now, there is a call to build a mosque at Ground Zero in New York with the support of several misguided Statists. The building of the mosque is nothing more than a provocation and would be a symbol to the world of their conquest of 9/11. We are not necessarily at war with Islam; however, Islam is at war with us.

New York Governor David Paterson offered the developer of the controversial Ground Zero mosque a compromise for the proposed Islamic community center and mosque with suitable state property that is farther away from the site. The offer was rejected.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the mosque at Ground Zero refuses to admit that Hamas is a terrorist organization, that U.S. policies encourage people to become jihadists, and that U.S. was an accessory to 9/11. He also believes the U.S. should become more Sharia compliant.

Rauf calls himself a bridge-builder, yet he is unwilling to compromise on the building site. He is more of a provocateur than a bridge-builder. Therefore, you must question what his true intentions are. Remember, it is all right to lie to the infidel to promote Islam.

Instead of finding out where the funding is coming from or questioning Imam Rauf’s beliefs, President Barack Hussein Obama rewards him with an appointment to the State Department to be a mediator between the United States and the Muslims in the Middle East. Rauf will be paid by the United States to travel to the Middle East on a religious outreach program. P.J.Crowley of the State Department said, Rauf would not be allowed to raise funds for the proposed center during the trip. Yeah, RIGHT.

This mosque should not be built there. It is an "in your face" to the American people.

King Bloomberg defends the building of the mosque on first amendment grounds of religious freedom. Too bad, he forgets there is more than the first amendment, such as the second amendment, which he opposes. He has denounced calls to look into the group's funding. Why? Which makes you wonder why he is in support of the mosque, what is in it for him?

After all, he is King because he coerced the New York legislators to make an exception to the term limit law so he could spend over $100 million to remain the Mayor of New York.

King Bloomberg, along with all the other Statists are wrong in their support and endorsement of the mosque being built at “Ground Zero.” Islam is not just a religion; it is a religious system, a political system and a military system. The goal is World Islam. The Muslim Brotherhood calls for a “Civilization-Jihadist Process,” in which they would destroy the Western civilization from within. Radical Muslims believe Americans are infidels; and the infidels will have to convert to Islam, be enslaved or be killed. They state, we do not want to democratize Islam, we want to Islamize democracy. That is what we want. Look at what has been happening in Germany, Great Britain and France.

The United States is a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles and we tolerate other religions like Islam. In the Christian faith, it is a sin to commit murder and you can go to Hell. In Islam, if you kill the infidel and die in the action you are martyred and promised paradise and 72 Virgins. We do not want to become a Muslim nation and put under Sharia law and Honor Killings. That is why we must remain vigilant to protect our freedom.

Greg Zotta
Republican Candidate for Mo. Senate 22