Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Think Outside The Mosque

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.


Facebook Comment said...

This comment was made on FaceBook and I re-posted it here.

"With our nation in ruins, economy teetering on collapse, UN taking over school systems across the country, and basic rights being stripped from us, we are focusing our energy on a Mosque in New York City?! Did we bother about the mosque I...n the pentagon that went in right after 9/11? It must not have been a convenient distraction at the time! We need to stop allowing the media to manipulate our emotions and start making informed decisions based on our own research! The shame of it is too many have no desire to find out the truth and are comfortable with the media feeding it to them!" - EZB

Michelle said...

Are you saying that you think there are people in the US government and other powerful US organizations that are conspiring to foment war in the Middle East? It sounds like you think they may be collaborating with people in Iran in particular? Did I get that right?

I'd like to hear more of your reasoning.

Also are you sure Iran is the target country? I'd be more inclined to think Israel is the target.

Judy Aron said...

Yes Michelle there are people and organizations that are setting up for war. War is profitable. War allows for fear and makes it easier for the government to restrict your freedom and control the population.
Remember that Rahm Emmanuel said they never let a crisis go to waste.

I think Iran is the target since they have been harping on it's development of nuclear capabilities and in fact the other Middle eastern nations are not so keen on this development for Iran so they may very well be helping orchestrate this.

Just my two cents.

Michelle said...

This is very interesting to me. I can completely see your point that some people profit from war and I can see that some people might want America to become more racist, not just against Arabs by the way, but as for actively working with Arab countries to create a war . . . wow.

Now that you have brought it up I will mull it over for a few weeks and with it in my radar, perhaps see more evidence.

I really enjoy your blog by the way.

Janet said...

I'm in agreement. Actually I think the mosque is not really all that newsworthy and definitely not worth a great deal of debate.

Our media, if not the government, is definitely working hard to portray Iran as a big bad guy. Israel wouldn't be worth going after in war. There's nothing there that would help us- and since we're one of their largest supporters- we'd just look more stupid than usual. I so wish our media would help us out a little here and work to make us look like a smart, competent nation and not like a group of hicks who run around shooting anything that moves.

I think you're absolutely correct that this mosque is being used purposely in a "divide and conquer" manner. It never ceases to amaze me how easily we (the American public, not us specifically) can be distracted by shiny things while we ignore the rotten center of our own society and government.

musemater said...

I agree with your 2 cents. Here's a good video link at the truthergirls youtube channel;
dealing with a lot of facts on this and a dose of common sense thinking.