No Mosques At Ground Zero

CNN Profiles Sharif El-Gamal, GZ Mosque Developer & Terror Ties

Excerpt from article at Weekly Standard:

“Nearly every statement El-Gamal made in this video can be rebutted.

Asked by CNN’s Deborah Feyerick why there is no provision for a Buddhist, Jewish, or Christian prayer space within the planned structure, El-Gamal says “this [Islamic cultural center] is a need that exists,” then insists “there is a need – it’s supply and demand – the community wants this.”

But El-Gamal is clearly wrong.  Manhattan Island has eight functioning mosques affiliated with Sunni and Shia Islam.  Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and New Jersey have dozens more.   Many are also called “Islamic Centers” or “Islamic Cultural Centers.” ”

Another excerpt: ” Imam Rauf himself told 60 Minutes soon after 9/11, “I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened, but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.”

If Sharif El-Gamal truly wants to establish a place for moderate Islam, it would be more appropriate for him to use his assets and influence to change the leadership of some of the region’s Wahhabi-controlled “Islamic Centers,” like the notorious Westbury Mosque on Long Island, a hotbed of radical Islam with which Imam Rauf is linked.”

Complete article here


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I’m with Congressional Candidate George Demos on this issue. REBUILD the church that was at Ground Zero, not a mosque! He says it all on the recent press release on his website. In the spirit of healing… no mosque.

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