"In Central Indiana, strong opinions emerged Saturday over President Barack Obama's defense of Muslims' freedom to build an Islamic complex near Ground Zero in New York City," McLeery writes. I've made no bones about my opposition to it. I believe the selection of this particular site so close to the site of the former World Trade Center that the engines of one of the planes flown into the buildings by Islamic extremsists landed on the rooftop of the building is only being erected there as a symbol of Islam's efforts to conquer and convert America to an Islamic republic. One of Indianapolis' most popular radio talk show hosts, Greg Garrison, who is also a prominent attorney, has spoken in opposition to it as well as McLeery writes:
Obama "makes it ever so painfully clear that he has a spiritual soft spot for Islam," Greg Garrison, a local radio talk show host, said from his home in Hamilton County. "It's one of many things that impedes him and disables him from being able to represent the United States of America. This is a Judeo-Christian country, and the problem the left has is that they're not comfortable with that."Any student of history should know the true nature of Islam. It is not just a mere religion; it is an ideology not unlike communism. The goal of those who practice this faith is not to simply co-exist and practice their religion along side other religious faiths. Muslims have always and continue to seek to conquer, convert and destroy any persons of differing religious faiths. Unfortunately, too many Christians and Jews in this country and the western world have been completely bamboozled by people of the faith who try to tell us it is a religion of peace and that most Muslims are moderates. McLeery gives us a perfect example of that view in his story today. "The more you incorporate them into the community, the less likely it is that they will become radicalized or engage in criminal activity," Joe Wohlhieter, 27-year-old public relations specialist told McLeery. "This place will be more than a mosque. It will be a community center for Muslim youth in lower Manhattan."
The president had not yet made his comments when Garrison was last on the air on WIBC-FM (93.1), but he expects the story to be a hot topic among listeners this week.
Garrison agreed that the Islamic group has the legal right to build a mosque on its own property -- but he hopes U.S. citizens will exert pressure aimed at influencing Muslim leaders to find a different location.
"Religious freedom is one thing, but that is a thumb in the eye of America and an insult and indignation to all those who died in the (World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001)," Garrison said. "He (Obama) has to know that."
Tom Rose, a former publisher of the Jerusalem Post understands too well what Islam is all about. "There is nothing religious about this location," said Tom Rose, 48, a devout Jew. "It's an act of political triumphalism." "It is in effect a victory mosque" celebrating the deaths of 3,000 people in the Sept. 11 attacks." There is much truth to what Rose is saying. Notwithstanding the mainstream media's attempt to portray the imam behind the Ground Zero mosque as a moderate, he is not. Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the mosque's construction, actually blamed U.S. foreign policy for the attacks on 9/11. In a book he has written, he openly advocates for Sharia law, which would strip Americans of many freedoms we enjoy under our constitutional republic, including the freedom of speech and basic fairness in criminal proceedings. He unabashedly supports the Islamic terrorist group Hamas. Unbelievably, our own State Department is employing Rauf as an emissary for our country to the Middle East. During these taxpayer-paid missions, he is raising funds for the construction of the mosque at Ground Zero.
Ironically, freedom of religion or religious toleration is the hat on which Muslims hang their hat every time to respond to criticism of its religion and their efforts to promote the Islamization of America. Yet at the same time, they are advocating dawa and jihad on our country. Robert Spencer, an expert on Islamic studies explains the meaning of dawa and jihad:
“Dawa is Islamic proselytizing and in Islamic law dawa precedes jihad. You call the nonbelievers to Islam. And if they refuse to accept it, then you initiate a jihad against them. But the whole goal of both dawa and jihad is to impose Islamic law or sharia upon the nonbelievers as a political system, not as a religious one.”
My friend and fellow blogger, Debbie Schlussel, gives a perfect example of how Islam is creeping into every fabric of our lives here in America. In Dearborn, Michigan, where a large Muslim population lives, a public high school actually schedules its football practice around the celebration of Ramadan. As she points out, the ACLU steps in whenever a public school tries to endorse Christianity or Judaism through prayer at official school functions, but ignores it when religious endorsement of Islam is made by a public school. In Dearborn, football practice is scheduled at midnight to accommodate Ramadan and team members, including non-Mulsims, are forced to accept Muslim prayers and the ACLU is nowhere to be found. When Muslims speak of religious freedom, they really mean they want to be free to impose their religious views on us. And we see this all around.
The efforts to build the mosque at Ground Zero is called the Cordoba Initiative, which has a special meaning to Muslims. The name Cordoba was chosen because it was once a great city in Spain during a period when Muslims conquered and ruled that part of the world. Spain's rich cultural identity was lost almost entirely during the tyrranical rule of Islam. As historians know, there was no tolerance or harmony exhibited towards non-Muslims during 800 years of Islamic rule in Spain. "What is irrefutable is that living under Islam, the non-Muslim population was always mandated to submit to Islam, accept discriminatory laws, and make payment of a mandatory Quranic tax imposed upon every non-Muslim," writes Shelomo Alfassa at Isreal Jewish News.
As the old saying goes, those who fail to learn from the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it. If Americans are foolish enough to believe the spread of Islam in the U.S. is entirely a peaceful, religious mission, then we will suffer the same horrific fate that has befallen other parts of the world ravaged by this intolerant and violent ideology. Quite simply, our U.S. Constitution is entirely incompatible with their political ideology. This isn't a debate about religion. It is a debate about protecting basic individual freedoms.