We took another look at the local masjids (there is more than one in lower Manhattan) and the murderous devastation at Ground Zero that was caused by Muslim terrorists.
It seems good sense and sensitivity are missing as these masjids compete to build larger and larger mosques at Ground Zero; in a city that remains under assault by Islamists (most recently the Times Square bomber)
And more on this from a Fox News report at Atlas Shrugs :
Smaller Mosque Near Ground Zero by Ed Barnes – FOXNews.comAs controversy surrounds the construction of a 13-story mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, FOX News has learned that an effort to place a second mosque close to the hallowed site in New York City is in its advanced stages.
As controversy surrounds the construction of a 13-story mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, FOX News has learned that an effort to place a second mosque close to the hallowed site in New York City is in its advanced stages.
The Masjid Mosque has raised $8.5 million and is seeking an additional $2.5 million to begin construction. While it apparently has not settled on a final location, it has told donors it plans to build very close to where 3,000 people were killed in the September 11 terror attacks.
In fact, the website appealing for donations boldly states that it plans to “build the ‘House of Allah’ next to the World Trade Center. Help us raise the flag of ‘LA ILLAH ILLA ALLAH’ in downtown Manhattan.”
One source said he believed the planners are considering a five-story building on 23 Park Place, closer to Ground Zero than the 13-story mosque the Cordoba Initiative is planning to build. But a tax record search shows that 23 Park Place is in private hands and has not changed owners since 2008.
Unlike the massive $100 million Cordoba House mosque, the Masjid Mosque is small – and it is no stranger to the neighborhood. Since 1970 it had been located at 12 Warren Street, about four blocks north of the World Trade Center, in a neat but nondescript industrial space that once housed a printing shop. It lost its lease in 2008 when the building was sold, and it was evicted from its second-floor prayer space on May 25 of that year. Since then it has been operating out a cramped basement space in a nearby building at 20 Warren Street.
On Friday evenings the mosque, which is popular with street vendors and taxi drivers, becomes so crowded that worshipers spill onto nearby sidewalks to pray in what has come to be a community event.
NMAGZ had reported previously (on Jan 28, 2010) on these local Ground Zero masjids: Looking for Masjids in Lower Manhattan:at No Mosques at Ground Zero
23 Park Place (gold building is east of the “Ground Zero ” Mosque)
20 Warren Street (A half block from City Hall. Grey door says masjid)
245 West Broadway (the masjid “spill-over'”that is housed in the Burlington Coat Factory at 51 Park Pl)
Here’s a complete slide show of the masjids and their environs ( bars, restaurants and city hall as well as Ground Zero)Vodpod videos no longer available.
NMAGZ: Now what??
The sting of death remains strong so perhaps this over-reach at Ground Zero by the competing masjids was just what New York needed to rise up and say, NO MORE.
Go build your giant mosques elsewhere; NOT a Ground Zero!
UPDATE: …as the Story grows….at the NY Post>>
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