No Mosques At Ground Zero


UPDATE (5-06-10)PLANS FOR GROUND ZERO MOSQUE MOVE AHEAD!!
May 6, 2010, 11:39 pm
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A rendering of the mosque presented to Manhattan's Community Board 1  Financial District Committee. Siegel for News

A rendering of the mosque presented to Manhattan’s Community Board 1 Financial
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THE OUTRAGE CONTINUES, as Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the Cordoba Initiative, talks about his proposal to convert the now-shuttered Burlington Coat Factory on Park Place, two blocks from Ground Zero, into a mosque.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the Cordoba Initiative, talks  about his proposal to convert the now-shuttered Burlington Coat Factory  on Park Place, two blocks from Ground Zero, into a mosque.

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NMGZ: It’s been a while since there’s been anything to report on the “Ground Zero” Mosque. We, of course, knew the silence did not  mean the proposed mosque had been forgotten; not a chance. Their intention was to sneak it through, and so they did. “There’s nothing like it,” said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, adding that facilities will be open to all New Yorkers.” Ya think? This ” D’wah Center”  will cast a rude shadow over Ground Zero.  SHAME on you, Mayor Bloomberg!

And take note, they call it: Cordoba House… “Córdoba is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain….  in the Middle Ages it was a capital of an Islamic caliphate “.

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Plan for mosque near World Trade Center site moves ahead

BY Joe Jackson and Bill Hutchinson
DAILY NEWS WRITERS

NY Daily News

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 6:53 PM

A proposal to build a mosque steps from Ground Zero received the support of a downtown committee despite some loved ones of 9/11 victims finding it offensive.

The 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center was unanimously endorsed by the 12-member Community Board 1’s financial district committee.

The $100 million project, called the Cordoba House, is proposed for the old Burlington Coat Factory building at Park Place and Broadway, just two blocks from the World Trade Center site.

“I think it will be a wonderful asset to the community,” said committee Chairman Ro Sheffe.

Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, who helped found the Cordoba Initiative following the 9/11 attacks, said the project is intended to foster better relations between the West and Muslims.

He said the glass-and-steel building would include a 500-seat performing arts venue, a swimming pool and a basketball court. “There’s nothing like it,” said Rauf, adding that facilities will be open to all New Yorkers.

Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and a member of the Cordoba Initiative’s board, said donations are being sought to pay for the construction.

Khan said the project has received little opposition.

“Whatever concerns anybody has, we have to make sure to educate them that we are an asset to the community,” Khan said.

Khan said her group hopes construction on the project will begin by the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Once built, 1,000 to 2,000 Muslims are expected to pray at the mosque every Friday, she said.

No one at last night’s meeting protested the project. But some 9/11 families said they found the proposal offensive because the terrorists who launched the attacks were Muslim.

“I realize it’s not all of them, but I don’t want to have to go down to a memorial where my son died on 9/11 and look at a mosque,” said retired FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Riches – whose son Jim, a firefighter, was killed on 9/11.

“If you ask me, it’s a religion of hate,” said Riches, who did not attend last night’s meeting.

Rosemary Cain of Massapequa, L.I., whose son, Firefighter George Cain, 35, was killed in the 2001 attacks, called the project a “slap in the face.”

“I think it’s despicable. That’s sacred ground,” said Cain, who also did not attend the meeting.

“How could anybody give them permission to build a mosque there? It tarnishes the area.”

Check our files here at http://nomosquesatgroundzero.wordpress.com for more back ground on the Imam and the Muslim history of the area.

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According to the NY Post, a vote by the full board will be held later this month. WRITE, CALL:  LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!

Contact info :

Cordoba House

Sharif El-Gamal, Soho Properties, Chairman & CEO

45 Park Place
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Cordoba Initiative, Founder
Daisy Khan, American Society for Muslim Advancement Executive Director, Board Member of Cordoba Initiative

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Members of all CB1 committee
Email: man01@cb.nyc.gov
Telephone: (212) 442-5050
Fax: (212) 442-5055

Address:
49-51 Chambers Street Room 715
New York, NY 10007-1209

Staff
Noah Pfefferblit, District Manager
Michael Levine, Director of Planning and Land Use
Yume Kitasei, Community Liaison
Lucy Acevedo, Community Coordinator

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[…] "No Mosque at Ground Zero" wrote: NMGZ: It's been a while since there's been anything to report on the "Ground Zero" Mosque. We, of course, knew that the silence  did not mean the proposed mosque had been forgotten; not a chance.  There intention was to sneak it through. "There's nothing like it," said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, adding that facilities will be open to all New Yorkers." Ya think? This " D'wah Center"  will cast a rude shadow over Ground Zero reminding everyone of those murdered on 9-11.  SHAME on you, Mayor Bloomberg! […]

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[…] "No Mosque at Ground Zero" wrote: NMGZ: It's been a while since there's been anything to report on the "Ground Zero" Mosque. We, of course, knew that the silence  did not mean the proposed mosque had been forgotten; not a chance.  There intention was to sneak it through. "There's nothing like it," said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, adding that facilities will be open to all New Yorkers." Ya think? This " D'wah Center"  will cast a rude shadow over Ground Zero reminding everyone of those murdered on 9-11.  SHAME on you, Mayor Bloomberg! […]

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[…] "No Mosque at Ground Zero" wrote: NMGZ: It's been a while since there's been anything to report on the "Ground Zero" Mosque. We, of course, knew that the silence  did not mean the proposed mosque had been forgotten; not a chance.  There intention was to sneak it through. "There's nothing like it," said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, adding that facilities will be open to all New Yorkers." Ya think? This " D'wah Center"  will cast a rude shadow over Ground Zero reminding everyone of those murdered on 9-11.  SHAME on you, Mayor Bloomberg! […]

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Now they want to build a Mosque at Ground Zero in NY..Why don’t we just give them the country?
I wonder what Obama will do and say about this? Time will tell but everyone should start now to learn to speak Spanish and Arabic..Or what ever they speak.
They said that they would take America without a shot being fired, seems like it is coming true..No Mosque.

Comment by Keithmj

So sad! How can New York accept this. I don’t live there and now I won’t visit it either! The Muslims know how to get to other citizens — MONEY — that’s all it takes. You know the old saying… they can’t take it with them when they die..,

Comment by Malinda

You are kidding me? What an insult in the face of the families that lost their loved ones. I have no resentment for those who practice the Muslim religion peacefully. The men responsible for this horrible act were anything but that. NY please do not allow this to happen.

Comment by Suzy Tucker

It just their way to show the world that Islam has controlled the United States. “Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, who helped found the Cordoba Initiative following the 9/11 attacks, said the project is intended to foster better relations between the West and Muslims.” My ass….better relations?? I live in Indonesia and just to say, that moslems here destroys alot of churches…with no reason!! Well, usa, if you approved this, it just another way to say that ‘YOU LOSE’

Comment by mickey

People bashing Islam & all Muslims have a hatred eager in their hearts, you
can see the Islamophobic comments every time something has to do with Muslims comes out…
Islam & Muslims exist in this world too.. deal with it!
If you think they should NOT live.. then why should you ?

Comment by Muslim and Proud

Muslim and proud: .Perhaps you are unaware that these murderous assaults came from Islamists, but they did. And we we ARE dealing with it..

Comment by neveragain911

muslims also have a hatred eager in their hearts,just ask the guys that did the 9/11 job

Comment by anita

Muslim and Proud: Typical when cornered – cry victim! IF you believe in and follow the Koran you are called to oppress women, kill anyone who does not believe as you and destroy the west – doesn’t wash with me – this is an insult to America.

Comment by George III

Muslim & Proud: These comments are not “Islamaphobic” and most of these people are not trying to bash Muslims; I, like many people I know, are all for freedom of religion, bc that is what America is all about, freedom, but to put something like a mosque up that close to Groud Zero is just insensitive. The majority of Americans are don’t go out and bash other people’s religions, even if they don’t agree with their own beliefs. There are just as many Muslims who bash other people’s religions as there are people who bash theirs. It just feels like they are adding insult to injury with this “project”. I definitely think it is the right of the Muslims to put up a mosque like that, just as it is for Christians to put up a church, just not that close to an area of great controversy. Put yourself in the shoes of most other non-Muslim Americans….woudln’t you feel the same?

P.S. Anita May – I completely agree

Comment by NikkySixx

When Saudi Arabia allows Christians to even CARRY A BIBLE IN PUBLIC or wear a cross (Let alone build a church in their country) I’ll approve of this insane project…

Comment by fedup

Thank you for deleting my comment:
I did not disrespect any religion, groups nor anyone.
but you have proven my point sir and take care.

Comment by Muslim and Proud

Your comment was not deleted…

Comment by neveragain911

I’m not a racist but I don’t think it’d be a good idea to have a mosque near ground zero. I think it’s a smack in the face for the American people who lost kin on that day. It’s bad enough 9/11 happened. We don’t want another 9/11. There’s other locations to build one. Please reconsider and think of the hardships Americans are goin’ through

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if they want to foster better relations with the US,why don’t they open the doors of the middle east to other faiths?and to the committee,that agreed on this,when the next attacks occur(because it will surely happen)hope you guys will be around to build another mosque on that site,Times square perhaps?

Comment by anita

I DON`T THINK THAT THE IDEA OF BUILDING A MOSQUE IS GOOD TO ANY CHRISTIAN FAMILY LOST LOVE ONE IN THIS PLACE THEY CAN BUILD ANY WHERE ELSE THEY WANT. AND WE DON`T WANT TO PLAY WITH ANY ONE FEELINGS .THIS PLACE IS WHERE MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS SLEEP CALM PLEASE LET ALL RESPECT THE FEELINGS AND JUST BUILD A SIGN WITH THEIR NAMES TO BE AS A MEMORIAL AND REMEMBRANCER OF THEM .

Comment by wagih saad

We need to organize and resist. There is time to build momentum on this and stop the opening of this mosque. The outrage is there, but we need to tap into it and focus in into effective action. Anyone interested? E-mail me.

Comment by Charles the Hammer

Establishing this facility, at this location, should be weighed heavily by the organizers and the City’s political bodies. Imagine Israelis establishing similar prayer centers and Centers for Judaic Studies at the sites of destruction in the West Bank or Gaza in an effort to “bridge the understanding” ? As a former WTC worker, a NY resident and someone who is an open-minded individual, I feel this proposal is a spit in the face of the non-muslim population of New Yorkers, its a terrible way to implement an innocently-seeming idea. This is the thing that should not be.
Want to build and convert sites into “bridges of understanding”? There’s plenty of real estate development opportunities elsewhere in the country. The site of the September the 11th tragedy is absolutely NOT the place for a muslim prayer center where, allegedly, “everyone will be welcome”.

Comment by WTC worker

How can a mosque and islamic cultural center be open for everybody? They must really mean ‘Open to everybody for dawah’. How about when cultural norms for everyone clash with islamic culture? I wonder if muslim women will be allowed in the mosque or will they have a seperate room out of the way? Will the swimming pool be open to mixed bathing? Will the art center show non islamic art/ performance? How about a play about the cartoon controversy… would that get a showing?
How can it foster better relations between muslims and non muslims… why by converting non muslims to islam of course! Will they refuse donations from Wahabbi saudi Arabia, who will then promote Jihad in the mosque? The kind of Jihad that brought down the towers… Protest the mosque and vote these idiots out first chance you get.

Comment by Nyn

NO MOSQUE at the World Trade Center site!!
It is an INSULT to Americans to even consider putting up a mosque at the site of so much death caused by Muslim Fundamentalist! I read somewhere that one of the supporters of this nonsense said that “Islam is America’s religion, and therefore we should build the mosque”. EXCUSE ME?? ISLAM is not America’s religon! We are a nation “under God”……..not Allah!!!
I think we can clearly live without this so called ‘religion of peace’!!

Comment by Marie

@ Muslim and proud of it
Yes, we are dealing with it.. And we will DEAL deep, and we will DEAL hard.. You’ve got another thing coming! Your Islam will soon be chased out..

Comment by Born In The USA

Wtf! Daisy Khan says. The project will go ahead because “Islam is an American religion”.
I read somewhere that the Mosque is a green signal to build. It seems there can be no opposition because ‘they own the land’ and no one has the rights to oppose. There is no board meeting to approve it. Is that true?

Comment by Born In The USA

There is a Community Board Meeting at 6 PM on May 25. More info is posted on this site. BE THERE if you can!!

Comment by neveragain911

ARE YOU KIDDING ME! THAT IS SUCH AN INSULT TO THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST LOVE ONES! I HOPE IF THIS HAPPENS EVERYONE MOVES TO CANADA.

Comment by wayne hemingway

How will Obama react? He will probably attend the dedication.

Comment by Sally

Politicians from the President down to the Mayors are giving this country away. Don’t they understand that the Muslims, radical or NOT want to take over the world. We ARE AT WAR WITH THEM. Open your eyes. Pretty soon, we will all be bowing to the north and paying for being non-muslims. I hope I am with the LORD before that happens. This is a shame. We need Politicians with guts and not afraid to stand up to the Government..

Comment by Tony

and I thought we in the UK where taking it up the arse by the Muslim fascists. You idiots! understand that this is a temple of victory to celebrate one of islams greatest days and there honored heros. this should pretty much finish things off for America

Comment by james

To put a symbol of what these cowards planned the murder of over 3000 americans is at the least REPUGNANT.

Comment by ROB ROY

If the people behind this mosque were truly full of love and fellowship for their fellow man, as they claim to be, then the thought of building a mosque at Ground Zero would never have even entered their minds. If this mosque is built, we have lost America, and it will be like killing all the victims of 9/11 again.

Comment by Jane

The idea of building of a mosque at Ground Zero sounds like an internet hoax. Please don’t allow it to happen.

Comment by Deb Isti

I understand America is a country with full freedom of religion. Placing a Mosque / Islam Community Center that close to ground zero is disrespecting each and every innocent person who died there. Yeah free country – put it somewhere else though. Don’t disrespect the dead, respect their memories and the lives they gave without having the option to survive.

Comment by Nicole

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Maybe we could have an exchange program with Mecca and build a Baptist Church near the Kabaa! Oh wait, no, can’t do that under penalty of death….

Comment by Will

Freedom of religion yes but the muslim faith really isn’t a religion to me, sharia laws is what they obey and nothing else. sharia law is a ideology and it is dangerous, if you don’t obey it they will kill you like the terrorists are doing now. muslims can’t think for themselves their lives are governed but the leaders of their sect. They want the freedom to take over New York like they have taken over Paris. I would say to give them their religious freedom to build the mosque if they want, if it was a religion but it’s not, no matter what others say.

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