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August 20, 2010

Hardhats vow not to work on Ground Zero mosque

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There won’t be a Ground Zero mosque.  As I have stated before, if the West as we know it has any chance of surviving it’ll be thanks to the working classes.  They will be its salvation.  They generally don’t go to college and have therefore largely escaped exposure to the worst effects of the Secular Progressive contagion.

A growing number of New York construction workers are vowing not to work on the mosque planned near Ground Zero.  “It’s a very touchy thing because they want to do this on sacred ground,” said Dave Kaiser, 38, a blaster who is working to rebuild the World Trade Center site.

“I wouldn’t work there, especially after I found out about what the imam said about U.S. policy being responsible for 9/11,” Kaiser said.  The grass-roots movement is gaining momentum on the Internet. One construction worker created the “Hard Hat Pledge” on his blog and asked others to vow not to work on the project if it stays on Park Place.

“Thousands of people are signing up from all over the country,” said creator Andy Sullivan, a construction worker from Brooklyn. “People who sell glass, steel, lumber, insurance. They are all refusing to do work if they build there.”

“Hopefully, this will be a tool to get them to move it,” he said. “I got a problem with this ostentatious building looming over Ground Zero.”  A planned 13-story community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, Park51 has exploded into a national debate.

Louis Coletti, president of the Building Trades Employers’ Association, said unions have not yet taken a “formal position” on Park51, but he understands why members would be hesitant to work there.  “It’s a very difficult dilemma for the contractors and the organized labor force because we are experiencing such high levels of unemployment,” he said. “Yet at the same time, this is a very sacred sight to the union guys.”

“There were construction workers killed on 9/11 and many more who got horribly sick cleaning up Ground Zero,” Coletti said. “It’s very emotional.”  L.V. Spina, a Manhattan construction worker who created anti-mosque stickers that some workers are slapping on their hardhats, said he would “rather pick cans and bottles out of trash cans” than build the Islamic center near Ground Zero.

“But if they moved it somewhere else, we would put up a prime building for these people,” he said. “Hell, you could do it next to my house in Rockaway Beach, I would be fine with it. But I’m not fine with it where blood has been spilled.” Spina, who sells 9/11 apparel on his website, said he’s printed thousands of stickers and plans to produce thousands more.

2 Comments »

  1. I salute the integrity of laborers and builders who are willing to forego revenue on principle. And I oppose building that mosque there because, sooner or later, some embittered counter-terrorist will bomb it and then more innocent civilians will suffer. Yet my position is that both sides are using the wrong arguments.

    We should not be asking “should they build there?” but “what kind of Muslims are they?” If they are Sadat’s Muslims, welcome them. If they are Saudi Arabia’s or Bin-Laden’s Muslims, toss ’em to the bottom of Mount Kilauea and let lava greet them.

    Comment by Vivek Golikeri — August 21, 2010 @ 18:59

  2. “If they moved it somewhere else…”

    There’s a mosque already, three blocks from the WTC. There’s a mosque in the Pentagon. Don’t notice any of these traitors to national security telling the US Military they got to get the mosque out of the Pentagon so Muslims in the military can’t worship there. Of course, telling the US Marines that some of their number aren’t allowed freedom of religion because the keyboard brigade think some US Marines aren’t “real Americans”, is likely to get you an asskicking, which is, I guess, why you guys are bravely attacking a community center in Manhattan instead.

    The community center will be open to everyone. While hicks from “all over the country” may not get it, a 14-storey building does not stand out in lower Manhattan. Rather the reverse….

    Comment by Jesurgislac — August 25, 2010 @ 01:22


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