If you care about your country, you need to watch this video from beginning to end. It captures a “rally” against the Park51 Islamic Community Center that has people so exercised. A man, described as a carpenter on his way to work at the Ground Zero construction site, who happens to be black, walks through the all-white crowd. He’s made the terrible mistake of walking to work while dark-complected and wearing an UnderArmor skull cap that looks something like those caps sometimes associated with imams — although the ubiquitous Under Armor logo is visible at all times. Watch – and listen – to what happens. Warning: there is some profanity.
This is getting really close to something bad. A couple of guys in the mob have enough presence of mind to restrain the most overtly physically threatening goobers. But, the police presence is less than formidable, and it’s easy to see how matters might have turned worse. It’s always risky to rely on the good judgement of mob leaders. Other news accounts said this was not an isolated encounter.
This profanes Ground Zero far more severely than any religious institution ever will. Those people waving those flags are a disgrace to them.
This, presumably, is what longtime commenter DonkeyRock, who, in his own words, “hates Islam,” meant by “nipping the fundamentalist flower in the bud” and noting “there are lots of possible extenuating circumstances that can be used to prevent the building from going up, first and foremost being protests and campaigns to expose any wrongdoing the owners may have done.”
Are you happy, DR? You’re on the side of the mob. Like Newt Gingrich and Richard Land, and, frankly, like Harry Reid and Howard Dean and too many other pathetic Democrats running from their shadows.
And guess what, people are already practicing Islam at that site this very day. So are you ready to go burn ’em out? That’s the next logical progression.
Bottom line: American muslims not only have every right that every other American enjoys, they have nothing to answer for, or at least nothing that compares to the terrorism and violence record of white Christians. All they’ve done in their time as Americans is form strong families, grow comparatively wealthy, and avoid crime. Look it up.
And this crafty fellow Rauf, the imam of the center, has hidden his seething hatred and terror tendencies so well that he was invited to a Manhattan synagogue to speak at a memorial service for Daniel Pearl, the Jewish reporter murdered in Pakistan in 2002.
Here’s what this hate monger had to say, among other things:
We are here to assert the Islamic conviction of the moral equivalency of our Abrahamic faiths. If to be a Jew means to say with all one’s heart, mind and soul Shma` Yisrael, Adonai Elohenu Adonai Ahad; hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One, not only today I am a Jew, I have always been one, Mr. Pearl.
If to be a Christian is to love the Lord our God with all of my heart, mind and soul, and to love for my fellow human being what I love for myself, then not only am I a Christian, but I have always been one Mr. Pearl.
And I am here to inform you, with the full authority of the Quranic texts and the practice of the Prophet Muhammad, that to say La ilaha illallah Muhammadun rasulullah is no different.
It expresses the same theological and ethical principles and values
DonkeyRock may say it’s all part of the plan. They’ll lull us to sleep until all the pieces are in place. Then the SuperMuslims will swoop down and make us all eat falafel. If so, it’s the same plan they’ve been pursuing in America for more than 100 years. They must be very patient.