What is the purpose of the Mosque near Ground Zero. Is it, as Imam Rauf claims it to be, a “cultural community center” for improving interfaith dialogue? Or could it be what many believe to be a recruiting center for radical Islam? Or maybe it will follow what the history of Islam has shown, and simply be a shrine celebrating another radical Muslim victory in it’s war against the infidels; a Western Mecca of sorts.
Though there is no clear evidence as to what the purpose of this building is supposed to be, there is a large amount of evidence as to what it is not. It is not what Rauf claims it to be. It is not for “improving interfaith dialogue.” Understand this…Rauf is a radical Muslim and practitioner of taqiyya, the Islamic practice of using deception to advance their cause. While Rauf is talking to the western world about tolerance, acceptance, and interfaith dialogue; he has said to the Arab speaking world “I do not believe in religious dialogue.” He has proclaimed his support of Sharia law a number of times. The same Sharia law that drove the terrorists of 9/11 to carry out their actions. The same Sharia law that allows for the beating of wives into submission. The same Sharia law that calls for the execution of any Muslim who converts to another religion. The same Sharia law that has pushed itself into the legal system of some European countries, and has America in its sights. Does this sound like a man interested in “improving interfaith dialogue”? Imam Rauf was even presented with a petition to end the practice of executing Muslims who converted. He refused to sign it. He is even been less than open about where the money is coming from to finance this project. I wonder why?
Unfortunately, our own Constitution protects him and his endeavour. He has done nothing wrong, even though he does share the beliefs of those who want us dead. And what is even more scary, is that there are Americans who are okay with it. I am sure that none of those who support it have any direct connection to those who died in 9/11. The self-seeking attitude of the modern day American says “If it doesn’t affect me, what do I care?” Another comment that has been told to me concerning this is: “It’s not that I support it, it’s that Raub has every right to do what he’s doing.” Well, a wink is as good as a nod. And what happens when a future terrorist attack leads back to this very “cultural community center”? I recall what happened with the aftermath of 9/11; the huge outcry from the public that said “Why didn’t our government see this coming? How could they have missed this? Why didn’t they do anything?” And now, not even a decade after we had our nose bloodied, we see history repeating itself. But next time, they (as in those who didn’t speak out against this building) won’t be able to say “Why didn’t we do anything?” without incriminating themselve. That just shows the short-sightedness, and short memory, of many Americans.
But being a recruiting center may not be the main purpose, or even a purpose at all. Afterall, Rauf could build a mosque anywhere, and still be a recruiting center. It has been shown that mosques in America financed with Saudi money distribute educational and informational materials espousing radical Islam. So, if he simply wanted to build a recruiting center, there are a number of other sites that he could have chosen. It is quite possible that maybe he wants to build a mosque in honor of the “success” of 9/11. Throughout Muslim history, Islam has shown its supremist attitude. When Mohammed conquered Mecca, the Ka’bah was converted into the most holy place in Islam. When the Muslims conquered Jerusalem, they built their mosque on the very spot that the temple had stood. In Damascus, they destroyed the Christian church, St. John the Baptist, and built a mosque in its place. And there are many more accounts of this happening throughout the world. Why would America be immune to their subjugation? And what better way to add insult to injury than to build a holy place in the same place where their jihadist soldiers took the lives of thousands of “infidels”?
But, again, realizing that they are protected under our own Constitution to build there, there’s not much we can do. But, if Raub was truly wanting to foster polite and mature communication between the religions, this is only damaging his credibility. Tactfulness would be the formost thought on his mind. But its not. He doesn’t care about the feelings of New Yorkers, the survivors, the friends and relatives of those who died, or Americans in general. And that causes me a lot of concern for what his true motives are.
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