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May 18, 2010

Calling a Spade …

In light of developing news that a second Cordoba Project mosque will be built near the WTC battle grounds I came across this interesting op-ed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach at HuffPo. At the heart of his essay –rather than caving into double standards (which we all know is what is happening) lets call a spade a spade … if Muslims dare associate themselves with the wisdom and justice of the Judeo-Christian tradition:

Tempers are heating up in the New York City area over the plans by the American Society for Muslim Advancement and another Islamic group known as the Cordoba Initiative to build a $100 million, 13-story, Islamic cultural center and mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero. And if that were not inflammatory enough, the plan is to inaugurate the new center on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Another provocative aspect is the fact that the majority of the money will allegedly come from the Saudis. Furthermore, the Imam who helped found the Cordoba initiative after 9/11, Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, is on record as telling CNN, right after the 9/11 attacks, “U.S. policies were an accessory to the crime that happened. We (the U.S.) have been an accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world. Osama bin Laden was made in the USA.” …

… I have a simple, elegant, and deeply moral solution. Let the Islamic Cultural Center be built. Let the mosque be included. But, the Muslim organizations building it should commit right now to making the principal focus of the building a museum depicting the rise of Islamic extremism, its hate-based agenda, and how it is an abomination to Islam. The museum would feature exhibits showing the major fomenters of Islamic hatred worldwide and the cultural and religious factors that have gained them so wide a following. It would have exhibitions on some of the terrible atrocities committed by these Islamic fundamentalists, focusing specifically on the slaughter at Ground Zero on 9/11. The Islamic Center would have a major exhibition on the evil of Osama bin Laden, detailing his crimes against humanity and the number of innocent people he has killed. Most importantly, the museum would repudiate these haters by showing how their actions are an abomination to authentic Islamic teaching and how every G-d-fearing Muslim has a responsibility to spit them out. …

(read the full op-ed here)

Unless, of course, if Muslims have something else in mind when they invoke ‘Cordoba’ …


1 Comment »

  1. What’s more disturbing, the Cordoba Project, or the self-dhimmification found in the Huffpo comments section? Really hard to tell.

    Comment by Jesusland — May 18, 2010 @ 09:26

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