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Muslim Summit Planned Over Ground Zero Mosque

NEW YORK (AP) –A summit of Muslim organizations is planned for the weekend in New York City to address the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment linked to a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero.

It wasn’t clear whether the group will emerge with a firm endorsement of the proposed center. The meeting’s primary purpose was to talk about ways to combat religious bigotry.

Shaik Ubaid of the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York said he had a growing sense the that project was being embraced as a cause.

He said some American Muslims who initially reacted cautiously or with indifference to the center were now rallying around the plan because they felt their faith was under attack.

The meeting will take place as some supporters of the center are encouraging its backers to add prayer space for other religious groups.

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  1. mike says:

    I disagree on point 4 on what “TRUTH” is saying. ! I am Coptic Christian and how dare you use us as an example for your cause! In Egypt till today we are stuggling and are still killed. Google Christmas Massacre.. killing Coptics coming right out of Christmas mass!!. Over the centuries it is our faith that has kept us at this number.. not your tolerance. Just becasue islam grows by marrying ignorant people and MAKING them convert doesnt mean it is a true faith. In Egypt to stay Coptic in the 1500-1700 you had to pay a tax or you had to convert. So dont even think about using us as an excuse! GO REPENT and follow christ

  2. Chris says:

    Does anyone remember this much anti-muslim sentiment after 911? I don’t. I do remember a country coming together to stand as one against a common enemy. But now, this proposed mosque has caused nothing but animosity. It does not nor has it ever promoted tolerance or healing. It contradicts everything that is was said to stand for simply by disregarding a nation’s pain and loss to prove a point. Muslims have a perfect opportunity to prove how peaceful and moderate they are by just moving the location.Let them make the first step in the healing process.

  3. PROUD AGNOSTIC says:

    THESE MOOSLIMS NEED TO ENJOY A NICE HAM & SWISS ON A SEEDED KAISER ROLL WITH LETTUCE TOMATO & MAYO!IT MAY WANT TO MAKE TEM LIVE INSTEAD OF LOOKING TO KILL THEMSELVES FOR THE POS THAT WANT TO CONTROL THERE LIVES!!!!!!!!

  4. zaraisfullofit says:

    Hey Zara, it must be great fun to make up a (indian?) name and legitimize your lies that way. No mosque is ever going to force your husband to convert. This is just pure fiction.

    1. Rational says:

      I know an ex hindu family who was forced to convert to Islam because of their son marrying a muslm girl in Bay Area, California. Whenever I see a muslim, I feel sorry as he or his ancestors were forced on the tip of sword and now they have no choice because if they leave, they will not be alive as per their teachings!

  5. kalanismom says:

    https://www.aclj.org/Petition/Default.aspx?sc=3612&ac=1&r=gzmg&s=google&gclid=CPSzy8rJkaQCFSf3iAodfBLPIA

    Sing Petition and lets stop this disrespectful painful ambush they are starting!

  6. PONDFROG says:

    Dear Commenters,
    Before commenting on how you think they have a right or are peaceful, research and read about “taqiyya” and “kitman”. What they do in their beliefs is ingrained in the qur’an. Islam is a movement not a religion. READ and RESEARCH. BEWARE of sites that are muslim based since they practice taqiyya. Remember that islam is ‘always’ at war with the unbeliever/karif/infidel/. It is in the Qur’an, it is their DUTY to be at war with unbelievers. It is a movement to conquer ALL non believers.

  7. TRUTH says:

    FIRST OF ALL, LET ME TELL U MRS SO CALLED ” ZARA IMRAN ”

    I KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHICH RELIGION YOU BELONGS.

    FIRST OF ALL, NO ONE WILL OR EVER WILL FORCE YOUR SO CALLED ” HUBBY ” TO ISLAM.

    NEXT THINGS WHAT I SPOKE IS NOT A FAIRY TAILS . IT’S THE FACT WHICH WORLD IS LOOKING RIGHT NOW.

    90,000 CHRISTIANS AMERICAN AFTER ACCEPTED ISLAM AFTER 9 11, BY NOT LOOKING ISLAM AS EVIL OR RELIGION OF KILLING, BUT BY READING QURAN AND PROPHET WAY OF LIFE WHICH LEAD TO BEAUTY AND SALVATION.

    1. Nick says:

      HA! I love these camel turds. First they write nice nice words about peace, love et al. Than they can’t help but do a rabid dog response typical of mu-slimes who just had their lies illuminated.

      “I KNOW WHO YOU ARE” HA!

      The amazing thing is that the libturds at CBS still buys into these two-faced lies.

  8. Erica says:

    Please remove from your minds any mental constructs that you have formed about “Muslims” and “Islam” because your words will only cause cacophony. Your ideas are SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS, just as the terms ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ are. Respect people as you would like to be respected. Remember that there is no one in the United States who have not suffered any kind of bigotry. Every year is full of racial and ethnic discrimination. The Irish were the first ‘blacks’ because of their maltreatment in Britain. Blacks were not free directly after the Emancipation was passed. There WAS slavery in the north. No one has not gone untouched by hatred, and all because of ignorance because we choose to fail to understand one another! If this is the way our right of free speech is used, then what is it good for…

  9. Zara Imran says:

    “TRUTH” above is picking and choosing what he/she wants from the religion. I am a muslim woman who married a hindu and my husband experienced unspeakable amount of intolerance from the little “peaceful” mosque community here in the USA that I belonged to. My husband was told to convert or else….. (yes, threats of violence were not all that subtle). Of course I have never gone back to the mosque. What does TRUTH have to say? TRUTH is making up a fairy tale of Islam that does not exist

    1. Nick says:

      “Truth” is telling the Islamic version of “truth”. Which no one but a re. t@rded libturd believes. Notices, how they censored the Facts listed here on Islamic “actions” (not words, actions)?

      1. DanTe says:

        Here’s some cold hard FACTS. Not those various VERSIONS of truth these mu-slimes likes to excrete. By the way, I love how people have started to write MU-SLIMES.

        FACT: Everywhere where there are mu-Slimes, sh-!t happens.

        China — sh-!t happens
        (suicide bombers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

        India — sh-!t happens
        (mu-slimes burned 100s of hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

        Middle East — sh-!t happens
        (suicide bombers that kill little children)

        Russia — sh-!t happens
        (suicide bombers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

        South East Asia — sh-!t happens
        (mu-slime thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

        Europe — sh-!t happens
        (suicide bombers that kill little children)

        USA — 9/11 happened

        Goes to reason, no mu-slimes, no sh-!t.
        All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and than lie about how sorry we are.

        Islam. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio.

        And some bleeding heart imbecile here will post that it’s just a few individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But than conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide mu-slime jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9/11.

  10. TRUTH says:

    1. Islam means peace.

    Islam comes from the root word ‘salaam’, which means peace. It also means submitting one’s will to Allah (swt). Thus Islam is a religion of peace, which is acquired by submitting one’s will to the will of the Supreme Creator, Allah (swt).

    2. Opinion of historian De Lacy O’Leary.

    The best reply to the misconception that Islam was spread by the sword is given by the noted historian De Lacy O’Leary in the book ’Islam at the cross road’ (Page 8):

    ’History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myth that historians have ever repeated.’

    3. Muslims ruled Spain for 800 years.

    Muslims ruled Spain for about 800 years. The Muslims in Spain never used the sword to force the people to convert. Later the Christian Crusaders came to Spain and wiped out the Muslims. There was not a single Muslim in Spain who could openly give the adhan, that is the call for prayers.

    4. 14 million Arabs are Coptic Christians.

    Muslims were the lords of Arabia for 1400 years. For a few years the British ruled, and for a few years the French ruled. Overall, the Muslims ruled Arabia for 1400 years. Yet today, there are 14 million Arabs who are Coptic Christians i.e. Christians since generations. If the Muslims had used the sword there would not have been a single Arab who would have remained a Christian.

    5. More than 80% non-Muslims in India.

    The Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years. If they wanted, they had the power of converting each and every non-Muslim of India to Islam. Today more than 80% of the population of India are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Indians are bearing witness today that Islam was not spread by the sword.

    6. Indonesia and Malaysia.

    Indonesia is a country that has the maximum number of Muslims in the world. The majority of people in Malaysia are Muslims. May one ask, ’Which Muslim army went to Indonesia and Malaysia?’

    7. East Coast of Africa.

    Similarly, Islam has spread rapidly on the East Coast of Africa. One may again ask, if Islam was spread by the sword, ’Which Muslim army went to the East Coast of Africa?’

    8. Thomas Carlyle.

    The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book ’Heroes and Hero worship’, refers to this misconception about the spread of Islam: ’The sword indeed, but where will you get your sword? Every new opinion, at its starting is precisely in a minority of one. In one man’s head alone. There it dwells as yet. One man alone of the whole world believes it, there is one man against all men. That he takes a sword and try to propagate with that, will do little for him. You must get your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can.’

    9. No compulsion in religion.

    10. Sword of the Intellect.

    It is the sword of intellect. The sword that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Qur’an says in Surah Nahl, chapter 16 verse 125:

    ’Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord
    with wisdom and beautiful preaching;
    and argue with them in ways that are
    best and most gracious.’
    [Al-Qur’an 16:125]

    11. Increase in the world religions from 1934 to 1984.

    An article in Reader’s Digest ‘Almanac’, year book 1986, gave the statistics of the increase of percentage of the major religions of the world in half a century from 1934 to 1984. This article also appeared in ‘The Plain Truth’ magazine. At the top was Islam, which increased by 235%, and Christianity had increased only by 47%. May one ask, which war took place in this century which converted millions of people to Islam?

    12. Islam is the fastest growing religion in America and Europe.

    Today the fastest growing religion in America is Islam. The fastest growing religion in Europe in Islam. Which sword is forcing people in the West to accept Islam in such large numbers?

    IF Islam is the religion of killing, how come hundreds and thousands of Americans are accepting Islam. ??

    THE REASON IS THEY ARE LEARNED AND CIVILIZED MENS, UNLIKE YOU UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ZIO

    1. MIKE says:

      I disagree on point 4! I am Coptic Christian and how dare you use us as an example for your cause! In Egypt till today we are stuggling and are still killed. Google Christmas Massacre.. killing Coptics coming right out of Christmas mass!!. Over the centuries it is our faith that has kept us at this number.. not your tolerance. Just becasue islam grows by marrying ignorant people and MAKING them convert doesnt mean it is a true faith. In Egypt to stay Coptic in the 1500-1700 you had to pay a tax or you had to convert. gO PRAY AND REPENT… YOU ALL NEED IT

  11. TRUTH says:

    1. Islam means peace.

    Islam comes from the root word ‘salaam’, which means peace. It also means submitting one’s will to Allah (swt). Thus Islam is a religion of peace, which is acquired by submitting one’s will to the will of the Supreme Creator, Allah (swt).

    2. Opinion of historian De Lacy O’Leary.

    The best reply to the misconception that Islam was spread by the sword is given by the noted historian De Lacy O’Leary in the book ’Islam at the cross road’ (Page 8):

    ’History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myth that historians have ever repeated.’

    3. Muslims ruled Spain for 800 years.

    Muslims ruled Spain for about 800 years. The Muslims in Spain never used the sword to force the people to convert. Later the Christian Crusaders came to Spain and wiped out the Muslims. There was not a single Muslim in Spain who could openly give the adhan, that is the call for prayers.

    4. 14 million Arabs are Coptic Christians.

    Muslims were the lords of Arabia for 1400 years. For a few years the British ruled, and for a few years the French ruled. Overall, the Muslims ruled Arabia for 1400 years. Yet today, there are 14 million Arabs who are Coptic Christians i.e. Christians since generations. If the Muslims had used the sword there would not have been a single Arab who would have remained a Christian.

    5. More than 80% non-Muslims in India.

    The Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years. If they wanted, they had the power of converting each and every non-Muslim of India to Islam. Today more than 80% of the population of India are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Indians are bearing witness today that Islam was not spread by the sword.

    6. Indonesia and Malaysia.

    Indonesia is a country that has the maximum number of Muslims in the world. The majority of people in Malaysia are Muslims. May one ask, ’Which Muslim army went to Indonesia and Malaysia?’

    7. East Coast of Africa.

    Similarly, Islam has spread rapidly on the East Coast of Africa. One may again ask, if Islam was spread by the sword, ’Which Muslim army went to the East Coast of Africa?’

    8. Thomas Carlyle.

    The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book ’Heroes and Hero worship’, refers to this misconception about the spread of Islam: ’The sword indeed, but where will you get your sword? Every new opinion, at its starting is precisely in a minority of one. In one man’s head alone. There it dwells as yet. One man alone of the whole world believes it, there is one man against all men. That he takes a sword and try to propagate with that, will do little for him. You must get your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can.’

    9. No compulsion in religion.

    With which sword was Islam spread? Even if Muslims had it they could not use it to spread Islam because the Qur’an says in the following verse:

    ’Let there be no compulsion in religion:
    Truth stands out clear from error’
    [Al-Qur’an 2:256]

    10. Sword of the Intellect.

    It is the sword of intellect. The sword that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Qur’an says in Surah Nahl, chapter 16 verse 125:

    ’Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord
    with wisdom and beautiful preaching;
    and argue with them in ways that are
    best and most gracious.’
    [Al-Qur’an 16:125]

    11. Increase in the world religions from 1934 to 1984.

    An article in Reader’s Digest ‘Almanac’, year book 1986, gave the statistics of the increase of percentage of the major religions of the world in half a century from 1934 to 1984. This article also appeared in ‘The Plain Truth’ magazine. At the top was Islam, which increased by 235%, and Christianity had increased only by 47%. May one ask, which war took place in this century which converted millions of people to Islam?

    12. Islam is the fastest growing religion in America and Europe.

    Today the fastest growing religion in America is Islam. The fastest growing religion in Europe in Islam. Which sword is forcing people in the West to accept Islam in such large numbers?

    IF Islam is the religion of killing, how come hundreds and thousands of Americans are accepting Islam. ??

    THE REASON IS THEY ARE LEARNED AND CIVILIZED MENS, UNLIKE YOU UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ZIO

    1. A Sikh says:

      You are plain wrong on point 5 that Muslims did not force anybody in India to convert to Islam. Sikhism rose to stop Muslims to convert Hindus to Islam by force. Just go through history of North India from 16th – 18th century and you will find how barbaric the muslim rule was. People had to pay jaziya tax for following other faiths or convert to Islam. Sikh gurus sacrificed and there was big holocaust in India for not adopting Islam. Just go through history and you will realize how incruel is the religion of Islam compared to religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism where prophets sacrificed their lives than taking lives of others.

  12. TRUTH says:

    What Does Islam Say about Terrorism?

    The term “terrorism” does not exist in the Quran or the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. Islam is a religion of mercy, unity and most importantly peace with one’s self and others, to defend not to fight. Allah said in His Book the Quran:

    “God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes, that you should show them kindness and deal justly with them. God loves just dealers.” [Noble Quran 60:8]

    Its also mention in Quran ” if you kill a innocent life as if u have killed the whole humanity, if u safe a single life , as if u have safe the entire mankind”

    Prophet Muhammad’s Teachings (Sunnah)

    He prohibited Muslim soldiers from killing women, children and the elderly, or cut a palm tree, and he advised them, “do not betray, do not be excessive, do not kill a newborn child.”

    “There is a reward for kindness shown to every living animal or human.”

    The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “He will not enter Paradise whose neighbour is not secure from his wrongful conduct.” [Muslim:15]

    The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once told his wife: “Do not turn away a poor man..even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you…GOD will bring you near HIM on the Day of Resurrection.” [Al-Tirmidhi:1376]

    The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once told his wife: “Avoid Cruelty and injustice..and guard yourselves against miserliness, for this has ruined nations who lived before you.” [Riyadh-us-Salahin:203]

    In light of these and other Islamic texts, the act of inciting terror in the hearts of defenseless civilians, the wholesale destruction of buildings and properties, the bombing and maiming of innocent men, women, and children are all forbidden and detestable acts according to Islam and the Muslims. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majority have nothing to do with the violent events some have associated with Muslims. If an individual Muslim were to commit an act of terrorism, this person would be guilty of violating the laws of Islam.

    ’Let there be no compulsion in religion:
    Truth stands out clear from error’
    [Al-Qur’an 2:256]

  13. TK says:

    If this mosque gets approved it going to start a domino effect. What’s next, a terrorist camp in Oklahoma? These mu-slimes are realizing just how easy of a push-over us christians, us AMERICANS are becoming.

    I hope to God that if this mosque gets approved, the Grand Imperial Master of the Ku Klux Klan gets a place of worship approved right next door!!!

  14. John says:

    It takes a Brit to put into words what we should be saying.

    Wow…this is good.

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/06/pat-condell-on-ground-zero-mosque-is-it-possible-to-be-astonished-but-not-surprised.html

    Condell is a British stand-up comedian, but this video isn’t comic, it’s pure truth, and utterly brilliant.

  15. carter says:

    For me, a direct threat of terror here and world wide would be white America.

    1. teeks says:

      it is the southern baptists who sport the white hoods and burning crosses, you moron. And there are other christian groups they despise as well.

  16. Carter says:

    You say Islam is a disease and I say white are the cancer of the earth. You and everyone who thinks like you are idiots. You overlook the violations of white man and judge others in the same breath. The nerve of you idiots!!!

    1. Faith says:

      Agree 100%!

    2. teeks says:

      then please go back to native africa if you hate it here so much

  17. expat says:

    CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS?
    This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish And send it on to everyone. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are So quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities. Can a good Muslim be A good American?

    This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.
    The following is his reply:
    Theologically – no. . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia .

    Religiously – no.. . . Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah Except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)

    Scripturally – no. . . Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.

    Geographically – no . Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he Turns in prayer five times a day.

    Socially – no. . . Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make Friends with Christians or Jews .

    Politically – no.. . . Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual Leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America The great Satan.

    Domestically – no. .. . Because he is instructed to marry four Women and Beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34 )

    Intellectually – no. . Because he cannot accept the American
    Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

    Philosophically – no. . . . Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does Not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot
    Co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

    Spiritually – no.. . . Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to
    As Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99
    Excellent names.
    Therefore, after much study and deliberation…. Perhaps we should be Very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. – – – They obviously Cannot be both ‘good’ Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you wish it’s still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand
    This, the better it will be for our country and our future.

    The religious war is bigger than we know or understand. ….
    Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within.

  18. danny says:

    FACE IT HUMANS! ISLAM IS THE MOST CALCULATED PRE-PLANNED AND DIABOLIC EVIL THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!
    THE US AUTHORIZING THE MOSQUE AT THE GROUND ZERO WOULD BE THE GRAVEST MISTAKE THE NATION & ITS LEADERS COULD EVER COMMIT!
    THE ACT WOULD BE LIKE A LAST NAIN IN THE GREAT NATION’S TOMB!

    1. carter says:

      Well forgive me for thinking it would be those Christians sporting the white hoods and burning crosses. You idiot!!!!

  19. srk says:

    obama is a muslim

    1. Brad says:

      yea like Moa Tze Tung is a Hindu

    2. carter says:

      If Obama is a Muslim then every other white politian is a potential grand wizard.

  20. Erica says:

    Y’all are upset about a mosque being built near ground zero but you don’t complain about the mosque they have in the Pentagon. Have some religious tolerance.

  21. J.K.Rajendra says:

    I am J.K.Rajendra the son of the late king of india Jaferlini Rajendra. Look I become an American with my belife, which is a stone, a non living thing which I pray to him different names saying “Om jaie jagedi Shere” But all those time I have passed. I cried alot. I felt sorry for all indians for being FOOL & believe in a non living thing which is placed in my father’s palace. I became Muslim now I have peace of Mind. Read the holy QURAN before you open your nasty mouth…What goes around comes around…

    1. Maniam says:

      you were an opportunistic fool who were blind because of your materialistic needs, thats why you saw only a stone… You have a long way to go,
      May god bless you my son…and keep your bloody mouth shut!

  22. confucius says:

    Dude read your bible before commenting on others…
    Jesus says that he has come to destroy families by making family members hate each other. He has “come not to send peace, but a sword.” 10:34-36

    1. PONDFROG says:

      IF you are going to quote the Bible then finish it!!!! Mathew 10:32-33 In these passages Jesus is talking about people who ‘deny’ him. This is typical form of Taqiyya.

  23. Luz Vega-Hidalgo says:

    The protestors ask,” why are you building a mosque, here near ground Zero.?”The answer is because they have been in that spot for 23 years. How rediculous this protest. You want them to worship in an old mosque not in a new one.

  24. Aziz says:

    According to Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations): ‘Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth’ (Report in the San Ramon Valley Herald of a speech to California Muslims in July 1998; quoted by Daniel Pipes in CAIR: Moderate Friends of Terror, New York Post, April 22, 2002)

    The issue of the supremacy of Islam leads us back to the basics of the Islamic worldview, that is by seeing the world either as Dar al-Islam – the abode of Islam, or Dar al-Harb – the abode of war. All those countries and societies not dominated by Islamic supremacy are the abode of war and thus Jihad is justified.
    In India after making Pakistan and Bangladesh an islimic country, they are now fighting in Kashmir to make it a new islamic country on the map of world. In mosques and madrasas around the world, Islamic Imams preach about the need for the global expansion of Islam, and the strategy behind this expansion involves four phases that depend on the level of Islam’s penetration.

    Phase 1: When Islam starts to enter a region (e.g., most Canadian provinces and US states), it keeps a low profile. When required, it introduces itself as a religion of peace.

    Phase 2: When a critical mass of Muslims gathers, Islam demands recognition of the applicability of the Sharia law to the members of its community (e.g., Canadian province of Ontario and US state of Minnesota).

    Phase 3: When the Muslim population becomes a large minority, Islam demands incorporating elements of Sharia law into the host nation’s legal system (e.g., Germany). This demand appeals to and exploits the egalitarianism of Western democracies and is often supported by “rogue” elements from the Muslim community that engage in or threaten violence (e.g., France and UK).

    Phase 4: When the Muslim population becomes the majority and/or Islam gains control of a nation (e.g., Taliban in Afghanistan prior to 2001), Sharia law is imposed on the nation, which is then locked down against non-Islamic influences, principally Christianity. The ideal Islamic state is Saudi Arabia, where Sharia is the only law of the land and enforced without mercy.

    1. expat says:

      Correct and True!!!

  25. Joe D says:

    I would like to build a Christian Church in Tehran. Do you think that’s possible?

    1. doomsday says:

      Do you think the Pope will allow a mosque to be built in the Vitican City?

    2. D. says:

      No, because unlike the United States, Iran has an official religion. But why bother with facts when you’re determined to be a moron?

    3. joeshmo says:

      yes I do, in fact, I’ve been to a church in Tehran

    4. Jules says:

      Small point: there’s a Christian cathedral in the centre of Tehran. Oh well, who cares about facts?…

  26. skk says:

    Why must the Muslims choose this spot and nowhere else after killing 3-4,000 innicent people of all faith? Thy should not even think of having a mosque here in the frirst place. This what you call PEACE loving religion???
    How stupid the Americans be to allow this.

  27. Hamid says:

    If, after reading this, you agree with it, please pass it on to others.
    Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, LIE IN WAIT, and ambush them using EVERY STRATAGEM OF WAR.”

    Ishaq:587 “Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. WE WILL FIGHT UNTIL YOU TURN TO ISLAM, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether WE DESTROY ANCIENT HOLDINGS or NEWLY GOTTEN GAINS. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace.”

    That about says it…

    For every one nice verse in the Qur’an, Sira, Ta’rikh, and Hadith there 5-6 verses like these…Mulsims do not pick an choose which Quran scripture they want to believe in. These are the words of Muhammad..period!…Muslims either believe it or they themselves are infidels.

    This isn’t about racism or tolerance…come on! This is a religion of sword and blood. America…we are our own worst enemy..
    “their faith is under attack” — our lives are under attack.
    Go build one of these “Hate Centers” in hell where you belong…….!!!!!

    1. jamerson says:

      Last time I checked, the bible tells to kill nonbelievers and followers of other religions-

      Death to Followers of Other Religions
      Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed. (Exodus 22:19 NAB)

      Kill Nonbelievers
      They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)

      now what huh???

      1. expat says:

        Islam, like all religions is a dirty little mind altering drugs consumed by radical Fascist control freaks. Religions remind me of my ex-wife, buddy…it is either her way or the highway. A dictatorship!!!!!

    2. redbull says:

      eat me!!!

  28. Fatima says:

    In their mosque they teach that is alright to sexual assault 9 year old years when they consumate their rights to their 9 year old bride that was sealed to them when they were 7. When they consumate that marriage, they are violating these young kids and they don’t even have a gynecologist to be there for vaginal repair, bladder or rectal repair work. They have to put up with this assault as they grown into womanhood many needing repair work that American women only need after having babies.

  29. Dennis Jing says:

    I think its impossible to say that this “mosque” is a slap in the face to New Yorkers and Americans WITHOUT associating terrorism with Islam. Look, this cultural center is supposed to be a symbol of hope, faith, unity, and respect but Al-Qaeda stands for completely different virtues.

  30. sakh says:

    What religion recruits killers and terrorists in their place of worship, then sends them off to foreign
    training grounds to become proficient at mass murder? I know of only one. They are taught to kill in the
    name of God, but this is not the law of God who commanded “thou shall not kill” – it is the law of
    Mohammed who commanded “kill them all who will not convert.”

    1. Hans says:

      why are there muslim terrorists in the first place…becus they are being oppressed and their sovereignty raped by the American army eg in Iraq, Afghanistan…..you face the consequences

  31. ali says:

    In fact, Islam’s enemy is human freedom. As the Ayatollah Khomeini once put it, “People cannot be made obedient except with the sword.” Islam’s overriding goal is to impose itself, thus preventing the individual from discovering a different meaning for their own lives.

    Muslim apologists are constantly telling Westerners that the solution to the violence is greater understanding and tolerance for Islam. But isn’t it the killers and their supporters who need lessons in tolerance and understanding… not their victims?

    Some Muslims may say that Muhammad preached love for people of other religions, but there is not a single verse in the Qur’an that commands this. Yet there are 493 verses that either tell Muslims to kill unbelievers or that remind the faithful of Allah’s hatred for those outside the faith and their awaiting torture in Hell. Non-Muslims are referred to as the “vilest of animals” in Islam’s holiest book.

    If peace is defined as being free to live one’s life as one pleases and allowing others to do the same, then Islam is as far from peaceful as it can possibly be. Where it dominates, there is systematic discrimination and oppression of those of other faiths. Where Muslims are in minority, there is rebellion, terror, petulance and disloyalty – a never-ending jihad to bring about the rule of Islam, as Muhammad commanded.

  32. syndee jensen says:

    I am so dumbfounded at the insensitivity to even SUGGEST a mosque ANYWHERE near ground zero in the faces of families that lost loved ones on 9/11. Did you forget how our heroes sifted through dust and debris finding body parts scattered everywhere even of small children from the daycare?
    It does not take a genius to know why they would build so close. It is not about peace or it would have STOPPED the minute they knew it was so controversial to the people .They can build anywhere in this whole big USA but they chose there, It is not about religious rights. It is about WHAT IS RIGHT. All I ever need to know about Islam, I learned on 9/11.

    1. Faith says:

      How the hell is it muslims fault!! why does everyone associate september 11 to islam. Islam condemns whoever did such a horrid thing, it doesn’t ASK muslims to do terrorist acts. Muslims died that day, innocents died. It was a tragic day for EVERYONE. Whoever did it were not true muslims. Islam preaches peace through and through.
      If a christian terrorist was behind 9/11, and they wanted to build a church near ground zero, would there be any problems? Nope. It would be overlooked. i dont understand why everyone is condemning the group because of some rotten individuals.

      1. PONDFROG says:

        Faith, Islam does not preach peace. Research the words ‘taqiyya and kitman’. It is their religion to lie to any unbeliever to further their faith. It is written in their Qur’an to fight KARIF’S to the death until they convert to islam. Islam is NOT a religion but a movement to conquer. The more you understand the better. RESEARCH AND READ.

      2. Nick says:

        So all those mu-slimes in NYC and worldwide dancing in the streets with glee as people burn alive on 9/11 was just a coincidence?

        You have got to be born stupid. Nobody can possibly be working that hard at being that stupid. It’s just too much work.

      3. PONDFROG says:

        Muslims die everyday for martyrdom. And muslims rejoice in the streets for martyrdom. It is muslims fault because muslims DID IT!!

      4. Phuck Islam says:

        You are an idiot and have obviously not read the toilet paper book koran.
        Line after line in the book calls for burning and killing “non believers” of Allah, the Pagan moon god.
        now, please shut the hell up or die, either way, you’re stupid.

  33. muzib says:

    What about other religions?

    What about them?

    Are they producing videos showing people chanting from the Bible before cutting someone’s head off? Do they have a global network of alleged sociopaths praising the virtues of Jesus, Moses, or Buddha at a high pitch as they commit horrible atrocities, with about 1 out of 3 ‘peaceful’ members approving? Does each have some sort of “sex-for-murder” clause that promises 72 virgins to entice disciples into killing themselves while killing others?

    All religions are not the same, and there is something very, very different about Islam which compels the astonishing level of violence and the distinct apathy of the broader community that sustains it.

    Beginning with Muhammad, Muslims have killed a great many people over the years in order to distinguish their religion from others. It is not fair to the victims that their own religion be demeaned merely because modern apologists now see value in trying to pretend that other religions are no different from Islam when it comes to the worst aspects.

    Islam is the only religion accountable for the crimes of Islam.
    Go build one of these “Hate Centers” in hell where you belong…….!!!!!

  34. proud agnostic says:

    AFTER THERE ARE CHURCHES AND SYNOUGOUGES IN MECCA WE CAN TALK ABOUT BIGOTRY IN THIS COUNTRY!

  35. nazib says:

    “their faith is under attack” — our lives are under attack.
    Go build one of these “Hate Centers” in hell where you belong…….!!!!!

    1. Mallu09 says:

      Dont know why Muslims are not accountable for the actions of their brothers who maim and destroy non-believers – how come they never apologize or rally against these INFIDELS.

      1. Amy says:

        Don’t know why Christians aren’t held accountable for the actions of their brothers who maim and destroy non-believers. How come they never have to apologize for the hate they promote

  36. Vijay Ramijapahn says:

    It’s a great shame on our country to forget those lost at the WTC on 9/11/2001.
    Our legislators would not support health care funding for those who became ill cleaning up the mountains of debris.
    Adding insult to this injury, this group fails to see the disgrace of placing a religious institution that will empower the fundamentalists who perpetrated the murders where they took place.

    I understand that peaceful Muslims want a place to worship and teach their faith to their children.
    What I do not understand is why the want to stick a needle in the eye of those who suffered by building it at the site.
    Clearly they are, at the very least, insensitive to others.

    1. Gary says:

      . When the native Americans saw the European ships arrive they did not know the storm that was coming their way, that their way of life was coming to and end. Now the grand children of those Europeans are witnessing a new arrival on these shores…what goes around comes around.

    2. David Solomon says:

      From your name I understand that you are Indian. So go to india & say our country. Which country are you talking about. Sala Kuta….

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