President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed a controversial plan to build a mosque and Islamic center just blocks from ground zero in Manhattan, despite the strong objections of conservatives, the ADL and those who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 attacks.IT’S AMERICA’S TURN TO BE OFFENDED
“Ground zero is, indeed, hallowed ground,” Obama said at a White House dinner celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. “But let me be clear: As a citizen and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.”-- Abby Phillip (source)
We are told that the world is offended because of America. We have a president who has travelled around the world apologizing for America. Now at an Islamic dinner held at the White House celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan the president openly hailed the building of a Mosque at ground zero despite the affront that such a Mosque would be to the American people.
However, let it be known from this day forth that offense runs both ways. Just as the world can be offended because of America, America can be offended because of acts of terrorism against it from the only religion that has openly declared jihad on the United States, Islam.
Yes, we are a tolerant people even toward those who consider themselves our enemies, presently there are over 2,000 Mosque in the United States of America. In addition, it is estimated there are approximately 2.8 million Muslims in the United States of America that practice Islam (see source)
Islamic Mosques are here and Muslims practice their faith here because America, unlike all Muslim countries around the world, is tolerant of all religious faiths. Actually, America is tolerant to a fault because it is even tolerant of that religion which has declared war on America. Moreover, let’s all be clear Islam has declared war on the United States of America twice. Once in 1996 and again in 1998. (see previous post)
America doesn’t need a lecture from a president of questionable allegiance about our traditions and Constitutional principles. Most of us know them better than he. We don’t have to be reminded about Islam’s role in the world. We see Islam’s abuses and intolerance of women, Christians and Jews every day. (see 1:28min video)
We don’t need Barry Hussein Obama to tell us that Islam has a right to build a Mosque near ground zero. We all know that Islam is attempting to use our very own Constitution against us in order to place a memento near ground zero to commemorate the 3,000 American Infidels that they killed in the name of their god on September 11, 2001. Let me be clear, it is no coincidence that Muslims scheduled the opening of the “Ground Zero” Mosque on September 11, 2011. This is “In yo Face” Jihad.
Mr. President, this is not a question of American denying a group religious freedom, even to suggest that is a blatant attempt to mischaracterize this insult to the 3,000 dead Americans at ground zero. On the contrary, Islam is practiced freely in America as evidenced by the over 2,000 Mosque presently here and the nearly 3 million Muslims that practice their faith in America.
This is a question of whether a religion that has declared Jihad on the United States will farther insist on offending U.S. citizens by insisting that they build an “Islamic Head Stone” over the graves of 3,000 dead Americans.
I AM OFFENDED AT THE THOUGHT OF AN “ISLAMIC HEAD STONE” OVER THE GRAVES OF 3,000 DEAD AMERICANS!
Here’s a thought, Americans take tremendous efforts attempting to avoid offending others. Those efforts are reflected in our laws as well as our customs. It is time for others to do the same.
It is time for Islam to do the same. It is time for Muslims to note that building a Mosque, an “Islamic Head Stone”, at ground zero is offensive to Americans and in the tradition of a country that is sensitive to others concerns Muslims should not only hear our concern but they should attempt to avoid the affront to Americans’ sensibilities that this particular Mosque will cause.
I know, that is what Americans would do. What will Muslim do?