I know there is emotion involved ... strong emotion...
I know the issues involved.
But believe me when I say that this "mosque" issue is a distraction... a grand and purposeful distraction from the real issues that we should be focusing on.
First off - I don't believe the claim of the protests against the construction of this project as being against Freedom of Religion - It is said that there are already over 200 mosques in New York. Why this "mosque" being considered here and now? Now that we are approaching mid-term elections... now that we are approaching the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Think about it.
Second - I do believe that this is intended to foment Islamophobia in this country to prepare us for a war with Iran. It is also going to be used in Arab countries to showcase Americans as bigots and hypocrites. It is being used as fodder for more war. War that is going to be used to "cull the herd" and help depopulate. War that will be used to make certain individuals very very rich.
Third - This is going to be used as political fodder for the November elections. Candidates are already being urged to take sides. It is being framed as the debate for/against freedom of religion, bigotry, property rights and whatever else they want to spin it as.
The Imam's organization (The American Society for Muslim Advancement -ASMA) says it's:
"a New-York based nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to elevate the discourse on Islam and foster environments in which Muslims thrive. We are dedicated to strengthening an authentic expression of Islam based on cultural and religious harmony through interfaith collaboration, youth and women’s empowerment, and arts and cultural exchange."Where were they on 9/12 /2001 - the day after the horrific event? Did ASMA condemn those that flew the planes into the buildings? What have they done to try and heal the gashing communal wound from that event since that time? Right now it seems like they are looking to poke a stick in the eye of America. I suggest this righteous Imam should take the $100 million or so that he expects to raise for this project and give it instead to the millions of Muslims around the world who are living in abject poverty as a result of their corrupt Sharia run governments and their lack of freedom.
That being said, I do not personally agree with the construction of this mosque/cultural center - or whatever it is they want to call it - in this area of New York. Just because one can do something doesn't mean that one should. Building this type of project - especially with the name Cordoba Initiative - is rubbing salt in a very open wound AND the fact is that everywhere there has been a so-called Muslim victory there has been a mosque or some sort of commemorative structure placed in close proximity. This would be viewed by many as a victory mosque.
But let's get beyond the rhetoric and claims of Islamophobia... look at the supporting foundations of this Imam's organization... The American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)
From the Imam's own website:
Our Supporters: U.S. Foundations
* Carnegie Corporation of New York
* Rockefeller Brothers
* Rockefeller Philanthropy
* Rockefeller Brothers Fund
* Global Fund for Women
* William & Mary Greve Foundation
* The Sister Fund
* The Russell Family Foundation
* Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Foundation
* Graham Charitable Foundation
* Deak Family Foundation
* Henry Luce Foundation
* The Elizabeth Foundation
* The Ms. Foundation
* Hunt Alternatives
The usual suspects - the Rockefellers and The Carnegies are funding/supporting this organization and its Imam that wants to build this Mosque just to divide and conquer and distract the people. They want to distract the people so instead of talking about our government going out of control, we're arguing about some Mosque/Cultural Center and the "evil" Muslims.
We're being played.
They don't want Americans to be focused on the tanking economy, or unemployment or the cost of war, or that the government trying to ban homegrown foods and take money from our retirement accounts. They don't want people to figure out that this economy is being destroyed on purpose.
This is a divide and conquer scheme and we really should not fall for it.
Let's just expose it for what it is.
A grand distraction and a purposefully divisive campaign.
NOTE: Cordoba. Muslims captured this Spanish city in 711. At the head of the Arab and Berber Muslim army was Mughith al-Rumi, a former slave.