New York Post: The imam behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero is a prominent member of a group that helped sponsor the pro-Palestinian activists who clashed violently with Israeli commandos at sea this week.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a key figure in Malaysian-based Perdana Global Peace Organization, according to its Website.
Perdana is the single biggest donor ($366,000) so far to the Free Gaza Movement, a key organizer of the six-ship flotilla that tried to break Israel's blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip Monday. [MORE]
This story does not surprise me in the least. Just the fact that Rauf wants to build the mosque near Ground Zero should have been the tip off. With all the places in New York City to build a mosque, especially neighborhoods that have a large Muslim population, Rauf wants to place it near Ground Zero.
I think the reason for the location is so that the mosque can serve as a symbol of Muslim victory over the west. The very name of the mosque is a reference to battle where Islam triumphed over the west. Given NYC officials’ high susceptibly to Political Correctness, it was pretty much guaranteed that the mosque was going to be approved. Now that this little bit of information about Rauf has come to light, watch New York City officials twist themselves like pretzels to justify their decision rather than rescind the approval.
I really wish that those folks, who make themselves slaves to the concept of tolerance, would at the very least seek tolerance in return. This one-way street tolerance game is getting quite stale.
Via: The New York Post
Via: Hot Air