Jun 5 2010

“JUST SAY NO”

Mosque at ground zero is simply wrong

The Cordoba House plan would build a 15-story community center including a mosque, swimming pool, performing art center, gym, and “other public spaces” at the ground zero site. The project is a collaboration between the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, both of which exist to “improve relations with followers of the religion”. Sounds reasonable, no? Well, no—not at the hallowed ground where 3,000 innocent people were murdered by a group of Jihadists representing a large minority of Muslims—yes a large minority although politically insensitive to say so.

I was in New York promoting my book Re-United States last week when a Muslim representative of the project was interviewed on the local New York ABC affiliate station. He said, and I paraphrase, “If Americans are to learn tolerance, what better way than a Mosque at ground zero”. With all due respect, it is not Americans who need a lesson of tolerance—it is Muslims the world over (very much including America) whose textbooks, state controlled media, Royalty, and leaders of all walks teach and promote hatred, intolerance, anti-Semitism, Shari’a dominion over all peoples, and not as rarely as many would have us believe; violence. There is no limit to the demands of so-called “moderate” Muslims here and abroad. In my estimation only a Muslim with extremist ideology (non-violent, perhaps-but extremist for sure) could ever support the building of a huge Mosque at the 9 / 11 site. It is the height of insensitivity. To non-violent Jiahdists, who share the same goal as their terrorist counterparts of worldwide Islam differing only in their methodology, absolutely anything and everything that advances Islam everywhere on earth is not just acceptable, it is mandated.

Any reaction by Americans to this audacious proposal other than indignity is politically correct appeasement to the point of madness. I beseech America to wake up. Blind tolerance of the pathologically intolerant is a path to self-destruction. Only when we the people finally re-unite and through our expectations force our pundits and politicians to demand that the silent majority of moderate Muslims join us in defeating the extremist ideology in their body politic, will we rid ourselves of this bane called radical Islam. Muslims will benefit from this exorcism at least as much as us infidels.  T0  invoke Nancy Reagan; “just say no”.