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August 26, 2010

Taking A Look At Europe's Mosque Wars

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam

mosque-erdogan-quote1-thumb.jpgLooking at what's been going on in Europe we find that American's problems with mosques isn't so unique as the liberals would like us to believe:

As Americans debate the appropriateness of building a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, similar discussions have been taking place in towns and cities across Europe, where the spread of Islam is far more advanced than it is in the United States. Although Muslims and their supporters in Europe usually frame the issue of mosque construction within the context of granting religious freedom to minorities, most, if not all, of the more controversial European mosque projects are motivated by politics at least as much as by religion.

There currently are an estimated 6,000 mosques in Europe. Many of them are housed in makeshift structures such as small shops, basements, offices, garages and rented rooms. But as the Muslim population in Europe increases by more than one million people per year, Muslims across the continent are becoming increasingly more assertive in their demands to build high-profile mosques that clearly are meant to challenge the European status quo.

Critics say the construction of mosques is part of a strategy for the Islamization of Europe. They point to comments by Muslim leaders like Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has bragged: "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers." Erdogan has also told Turkish immigrants in Germany that "assimilation is a crime against humanity."

Although Europe's postmodern political elites, especially on the left, have encouraged the rise of Islam in Europe, often in a deliberate attempt to undermine the influence of Judeo-Christian values on the continent, growing numbers of ordinary Europeans are saying that the social experiment called multiculturalism has gone too far. Voters in countries ranging from Austria to Spain, and many places in between, have been pushing back against the unfettered expansion of Islam in Europe. Many Europeans are especially angry at the refusal of younger Muslims to integrate into their host countries. In some European countries, opponents of the construction of new mosques have achieved limited successes. But for the most part, the construction of new mosques in Europe continues apace.

[...] In Poland, a group affiliated with the radical Muslim Brotherhood has announced plans to build a mega mosque in Warsaw. The so-called Center for Islamic Culture in Poland is designed to accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. At 12 meters high, the mosque will be accompanied by a minaret of 18 meters. Opponents of the mosque say they oppose "a mosque built with Saudi money when it's illegal to have a Bible or cross in Saudi Arabia." They have unsuccessfully petitioned the mayor of Warsaw for "an immediate halt to the work." In Krakow, residents are debating the proposed construction of the Al-Fan Islamic Cultural Center. Opponents say there are not enough Muslims in the city to justify the construction of a large Muslim cultural center.

Continue reading: Europe's Mosque Wars

Americans would do well to listen to the lessons from Europe, and realize that others have traveled the mosque road before and have come to realize what Islam is up to, and they are fighting back - as we should also. It's not a question of right to build, it's a question of Islam's agenda ...

... Like many in the Muslim Brotherhood movement, Rauf has used "interfaith dialogue" as a useful cover for obscuring his true purposes -- realizing "a perfect shariah nation" here. This is generally most successful among religious leaders of other faiths who have no notion of what shariah is, let alone that they are being exploited to help insinuate it into the United States.

As to "scolding his own religion," shariah is a product of the "Dark Ages" and it condemns all those who are subjected to its dictates to living largely in such primitive and brutal times. Look at Saudi Arabia, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and the Taliban-controlled areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

... and the survival of Western civilization. And as for the proposed mosque just 2 blocks from Ground Zero, questioning the developer(s) agenda is as valid as questioning their wisdom of putting it there. Americans have good reasons to oppose it as they do, and every right to make their voices be heard.

To get a feel for how important it is to let your voice be heard and fight back against the Islamization of America, readers would do well to do a little Fact Checking the Ground Zero Mosque Agenda.

Related: Why is the Ground Zero mosque removing web pages, and changing its name?

Posted by Richard at August 26, 2010 7:23 AM

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