Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Tactics For The Ground Zero Mosque

If you're getting dizzy looking at the illustration to the left, wondering if it's an eye-deceiver, let me enlighten you. It is in fact the artist's rendering of the proposed Abbey Mills megamosque in London, close to the site of the London Olympics. Don't get mad at me, I'll tie it to the Ground Zero mosque below.

The controversial mosque/Islamic Center which is to be built within sight of Ground Zero doesn't look anything like the proposed London megamosque, and most of the stated reasons for their respective construction are quite different from each other. Those stated reasons are rarely in conformity with the true underlying purposes, but in each case, they share the lie that the purpose is to promote interfaith understanding with Muslim worship as a secondary purpose. Both style themselves as first and foremost educational centers. In London, the public has been far more successful in thwarting the construction than in New York City.

The proposed London megamosque is designed to accommodate 12,000 worshipers. The Ground Zero mosque is designed to accommodate 2,000 plus. The sheer size of the London megamosque was one reason why Londoners were more successful in blocking construction. Traffic problems, setbacks, height and footprint restrictions all made the job of the opponents easier. Meanwhile, in New York City, where the politically-correct idiots in City Hall keep raising the phony issue of the First Amendment, the mosque organizers have decided to avoid the confrontational issues that brought them so much negative publicity a year ago.

Whether it's called the Ground Zero mosque, the Cordoba Center, or the current Park51, the mosque has garnered immense opposition among even the most tolerant of New Yorkers. Few object to a mosque, and few are basically anti-Islam. The objection is to both the size and location-appropriateness of the building. Many have compared it to building a huge German WW II memorial adjacent to the Arc de Triomphe even now that France and Germany and been at peace with each other for over sixty-five years.

The Ground Zero developers have decided to try an entirely different approach. They now invite "community input" into the final design to fool the locals by feigning interest in what New Yorkers actually think. If you can get enough fools to "assist in the design," you might draw their attention away from the basic fact that most New Yorkers and most Americans don't want that mosque in that location, in any form.

The developers have also taken the radical imams behind the building of the mosque out of the public picture entirely. Instead, they have launched a website devoted entirely to praise of the "healing potential" of the edifice, requesting suggestions, and preaching tolerance. They likewise have linked to an allegedly independent website called PrayerSpace, that calls for input from Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Both sites claim Park51 will be a community center open to all, including a large interfaith space, library and public meeting rooms. The mosque, if they are to be believed, is a minor part of the proposed building.

The developers have now convinced themselves that they have been so successful in deflecting the anger and dismay of a gullible public that they have applied for a five million dollar federal grant designed to rebuild lower Manhattan in accordance with the intent of "community and cultural advancement" grants administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Project. In other words, they are asking for public funds to pay for development which would have been unnecessary if their friends and allies hadn't flown jumbo jets into the World Trade Center buildings. At the same time, the city authorities have denied building permits and grants for rebuilding the nearby Greek Orthodox church which was devastated from the fires and collapse of the Trade Center buildings.

Now for the similarities in true intent of the two large mosques. The "small prayer space" at Ground Zero which will be entirely Islamic and which comprises the main portion of the mosque itself is designed for over two thousand Muslim worshipers at a time. That makes the "prayer space" alone equal in size or larger than the worship areas of St. Patrick's cathedral, the largest religious building in New York City. St. Patrick's is also the largest gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the United States.

It goes without saying that the London megamosque which is designed to hold 12,000 worshipers would be the largest mosque in Europe, and would dwarf not only all the other religious buildings in London, but is so large it would compete with the buildings of Parliament. And that is the very point. The largest religious building that Olympics visitors would see on their way to the stadiums would be a Muslim mosque.

The largest religious building that visitors to New York City would see when visiting Ground Zero (and later the Freedom Tower) would be the Park51 "Islamic Center." It's pure in-your-face "my religion is superior to yours, and our grand mosques prove it." As with real estate developers generally, for Islamic zealots it's "location, location, location."

Succeeding in putting this Islamic Center 350 feet away from where 9-11 human remains were found is an intentional poke in the eye to Christians, Jews, secularists, the citizens of New York and the entire American nation. No matter how they try to dress up this pig, they are never going to convince most Americans (including me) that it's a cuddly puppy.

14 comments:

Tennessee Jed said...

I concur that these facilities are absolutely NOT being built for the purpose being stated by the builders. Even if it is not specifically a spiked football per se, there is little doubt in my mind that the whole purpose of Islam is to bring the world into conformance with Sharia Laws and under Islamic rule.

Anonymous said...

It is the pattern of Muslims worldwide to erect a mosque wherever they have made a political/geographical conquest. It's like a dog marking his territory.

T-Rav said...

I wonder how long this is going to last before they revert to their tactics of last year; i.e., hiding behind the First Amendment and calling opponents racists and anti-Muslim for disagreeing. Which I fear more than this approach, because everyone's afraid of being called a racist.

rlaWTX said...

while I know HOW we got to this point, do you ever just look around and wonder, "How the heck did we get here???"

those who should be the purveyors and protectors of western civilization have gone barking mad...

(and that's as close to a puppy as this gets)

AndrewPrice said...

This is another instance where you'd have to be an idiot not to know what the Muslims are up to. They tell you quite openly what these things are for, and to believe that they are lying about their attempt to a victory monument at the sight of their terror is insane.

LawHawkRFD said...

Tennessee: That is of course the ultimate goal. And each mosque in the heart of infidel territory is another marker along the road to submission.

LawHawkRFD said...

Anon: Perfectly put.

LawHawkRFD said...

T-Rav: They'll use whatever civilized western weapon we hand them to destroy us. If that doesn't work, they'll return to violence and terrorism. But in any event, as long as we retreat, they will advance.

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: That's an excellent summation of how I often feel lately. The Soviets decided that they would use our institutions against us, while at the same time keeping us off-balance with occasional outbreaks of armed conflict. They saw it as a long struggle of attrition--to break us down piece by piece rather than by all-out war. They ultimately failed. Let's hope we can outlast the Islamists. But I don't see the same flinty resolve among Americans today that I saw over the past generations. It worries me. It's death in small doses.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: How can something so obvious escape people? Auntie Bloomberg is right in the forefront of willful blindness. There are mosques all over New York City, some of them quite large. There is plenty of real estate available elsewhere to build an Islamic Center, if that's what they really want. But it isn't, and this is such a huge, debilitating insult to America that I'm appalled at the success of the enablers and fellow-travelers among the city officials, the leftists, and even the clergy. The hole may be filled, and the Freedom Tower may be beautiful, but that mosque will be a gaping wound forever.

Jocelyn said...

Lawhawk: I did not realize that about mosques. And due to your mini history lesson, putting the mosque near 9/11 grounds scares me even more. Makes it even more "in your face" statement after your explanation.

LawHawkRFD said...

Jocelyn: I'm not suggesting that they will start stockpiling arms in the basement of the Center, but I'm also not suggesting that they won't. Arms stashes have been found in the basements of several mosques throughout Europe and England, so it's certainly not an impossibility. And here, they have the extra leg-up with the First and Fourth Amendments. If they do start storing arms, we're going to have to rely on informants within the mosque. Still, I'm less worried about weapons in that particular mosque than I am about its psychological and political effect. If that mosque is actually completed, we are one step closer to submission (which is what "Islam" actually means).

BevfromNYC said...

The mosque...er...Community Center...er...Interfaith Center for the Understanding of All Religions that Matter Which Does Not Include Christianity, Judaism, and Any Religion except Islam. That name became to unweildy so they just went to Park51(Not to be confused with Studio 51. From all accounts will never get off the ground.

You will be happy to know that the Park51 organization has indeed acquiesced to the will of the people in that they agreed that the building would only be 5 stories or no taller than the present building. The building trade unions (God bless them) have guaranteed that nothing will be built by union hands. And in this overly unionized city, that translates to nothing will be demolished, hauled away, or built. We can only hope.

In addition,it has been reported that Park51 has not been able to raise any funds for the building at all.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: I'm very glad to hear all of that. I had heard that the overall size had been reduced, but I also heard that the reduction is pretty much everything except the worship area, which would still provide room for the 2,000 plus Muslim/non-interfaith worship area.

If the unions are successful in keeping the work from being done, I might actually have one good thing to say about them.

As for funding, getting the "interfaith suckers" and "moderate Muslims" to fund it would be a coup for them, but somehow I can't convince myself that full funding wouldn't suddenly appear from "anonymous sources."

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