Ground Zero Mosque Demonstrators

Madeline Brooks with comments on the YouTube inserts from BJ

Andy from the Blue Collar Corner kindly provided us with a video of our demonstration against the mosque.  (The Christian Action Network, who was also there, will release their footage later, when the film debuts.)

Thank you both, Andy and CAN, for covering this.

Click here: Blue Collar Corner Blog » Protesters Outside Ground Zero Mosque

As you will see, Andy’s approach was low-key and conversational, eliciting the thoughts and feelings of both demonstrators and mosque goers.  But he ended up more convinced than ever, he says, that the mosque should not be built.

We will have more such actions in the future.  Stay tuned.

For Our Freedom, Madeline Brooks; Chapter head of in Manhattan

Timothy McVeigh didn’t blow up the Murrah building in the name of Jesus Christ!

Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was a United States Army veteran and former security guard who was convicted of detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 6. It was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks[3] and is referred to as the Oklahoma City bombing. McVeigh, a militia movement sympathizer, sought revenge against the federal government for the Waco Siege, which had ended in the deaths of 76 people exactly two years earlier. He also hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered a tyrannical federal government. He was convicted of 11 federal offenses, sentenced to death and executed on June 11, 2001. Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier were also convicted as co-conspirators in the plot.

Not this Mosque- not by this Imam – not with his Sariah Law ideas not here. As an Imam he is a conservative theologian and not all his words come out to a level that westerners may like.  In 2004 at his mosque in New York, he said “The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets.”   He also gave the strong view that until there was a shift by western nations (lead by US) to change its views and support for dictators in the Middle-East, that there would be “an endless supply of angry young Muslim rebels prepared to die for their cause and there [is] no sign of the attacks ending unless there [is] a fundamental change in the world”  

But what about the Imam – the money (the billions and the secrecy, the Sharia Law and what is really behind this particular Mosque? Just as with many organized religions- the innocent worshipers are being used to further the cause of those in power who would use the worshipers as cover. But this religion uses its people to kill! This religion is the worse of them all and this religion is entirely too dangerous to allow to take hold in America.

Not this Mosque- not by this Imam – not with his Sharia Law ideas not here. The Cordoba Initiative is also running the “Shariah Index Project” which is attempting to rate Muslim nations on how it adheres to Shariah law. Shariah Law which does not comply with Our Constitution.

Cordoba means victory of Islam.

“Is symbolism a two-edged sword?  The project is supposed to be a symbol as much as a practical tool, enhancing and embracing inter-faith and west-Muslim dialogue.  That is a wonderful concept that I support, but it raises two questions for me.   

The first is that “Ground Zero” has been chosen as a symbol as well, a symbol that includes pain, emotion and it was thrust upon them.    Does it clash or does it enhance, support or work parallel with that symbol.   My point is – has that been worked out?  The public does not know this and that can only work to confuse matters more.  

The second is that as a symbol, the Cordoba Initiative is a prime target for other agendas and ideals because of its potency and placement.   It would be a fool who thinks that the radical, Islamist, anti-integrationist and foreign forces that have so well infiltrated the American Muslim community will not try and do the same to the Cordoba Initiative.   So the point here is what guarantees do we have that it will not?   The ideals set by Imam Rauf and the project is commendable and it cannot be attacked at all, but will it be the reality that is created when the doors are opened and not a few years later on?  The hijacking of the project would be a great score to radical Islamism and anti-Western ideologies, it would then become a symbol of terror and that perversely the attacks on September 11 was some form of victory. 

At present I do not support the Cordoba Initiative as the plans stand.  Why?  

I believe there has been not enough consultation, parallel symbolism correctly valued or coordinated and work to make the population of New York and America back the project.  

Additionally and in the long term more important, I see no guarantees that the infiltration of anti-Western, anti-integrationist and foreign influences will not take over the project at some point.  That would be a disaster.   I could only imagine how CAIR, who is tainted and anything other than representing Muslims in America, are licking their lips at the prospect of getting their hands on the Cordoba Initiative site.     

It would even be worth questioning if the location is a good one?   Taking away the intentional placement at the old WTC Site, the project is large enough to consider building it in another symbolic location, such as in the capital Washington DC. ”


One Response

  1. Dear Free Me Now,

    I thank you for quoting a large section out of my item about why I do not support the Cordoba Initiative. I appreciate that you have added it to the differing numbers of views expressed here.

    However, I would like to express that you have put in front of my item “Cordoba means victory in Islam”, that would be wrong and I do reject that the logic, inspiration or plan for Cordoba House is intended to symbolize some victory, particularly linked to 9/11. That certainly is not the intention and it is illogical. You have correctly posted the reasons why I object to the project and I should add that they are the only reasons.

    Donny vdH

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