Why do we call it the “Ground Zero” Mosque, you ask? This is why:
This 72 virgins deal is not a Western construct. It is the real Islamic deal. What would happen if from Mecca or Medina, or from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, or if 90% of the world’s imams declared that if you engage in terrorist acts in the name of Islam you go to hell? What effect would that have? This is the opposite message being preached by Al-Qaida. What do you think would happen? This isn’t something raised in polite discourse about Islam. They instead prefer meaningless platitudes like not all Muslims are terrorists. Really? Gee, thanks for the heads up! The issue is not whether there are bad people in your group. Every group has bad people! But the way you asses the moral nature of a particular group is how does that group respond to the bad people within their group. The Ground Zero mosque iman favors sharia law in America and can’t condemn Hamas or terrorism because it is a “complex subject.” And this is the man who will lead American Islam in an interfaith dialogue? That is nausea-inducing to me.