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June 1, 2010

Andy McCarthy on Opposing the Ground-Zero Mosque

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam

After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board voted last Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and cultural center near ground zero. One board member was so clueless and naive as to call it "a seed of peace," and said that the board members believe that the building of the mosque just two blocks away from where thousands of Americans were killed by Muslim terrorists, "is a significant step in the Muslim community to counteract the hate and fanaticism in the minority of the community."

The vote was 29-to-1 in favor of the plan, with 10 abstentions. The move by the Manhattan Community Board 1, while not necessary for the building's owners to move forward with the project, is seen as key to obtaining residents' support.
The dhimmis on the community board are clearly oblivious to the real intent of the Islamists, and have done nothing less than meekly hand radical Islam a huge victory in what amounts to a giant step toward their goal of conquering America and slowly turning us into a shariah society.

As Andy McCarthy writes, referring to his new book "The Grand Jihad" (emphasis added):

When we launched The Grand Jihad last week, one of the first interviews I did was with my buddy Steve Malzberg. It was fitting because the top news story of the day was the community board vote to approve the erection, over the ruins of the Twin Towers, of a mosque named after the Caliphate that conquered Spain and ruled it, often brutally, for over half a millennium. It would be a major advance in what the Muslim Brotherhood has called its "grand jihad" to "sabotage" the United States from within -- exploiting, among other things, Western freedoms and the co-opting of the legacy media by Islamism's Leftist allies.

It was fitting to be talking with Steve because he was front and center the last time public opinion had to be roused in opposition to would-be Islamist triumph in lower Manhattan. That was the Obama administration gambit to give Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 plotters a civilian trial in federal court down on Pearl Street. When an impressive throng of protesters descended on the courthouse despite terrible rain and wind on a dreary December day, it was Steve who officiated over the two-hour demonstration. Especially impressive was the depth of dissent in New York, a city as blue as they come ... except, apparently, when its self-interest and security are so clearly at stake.

That dissent was enough to forestall the trial, but it will have to be even more energetic to stop the mosque -- whose construction would be a classic instance of supremacist Islamists building their icons over those of the non-Muslims they mean to vanquish. As I explain in the book, this is not a case of me drawing an inference from the facts we can observe, although those facts are obvious enough. Leading Islamists -- not just terrorists but Muslims who adhere to very mainstream Brotherhood ideology -- insist that they will "conquer America" and turn it slowly into a shariah society.

Let there be no doubt - the board members that approved the Ground Zero mosque have timidly allowed the Islamists to lure them into a trap - one that unless reversed, will result in the Islamists accomplishing yet another step in their overall objective to do, as McCarthy notes, slowly turn America into a shariah society..And they will have done so with the help of naive, liberal, self-important, nudniks like those on the community board - full of multiculturalist platitudes and self-righteous moralizing, that just approved the mosque.

Posted by Richard at June 1, 2010 8:19 AM

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