A Muslim Against the Ground Zero Mosque

It’s extremely rare that you’ll see a Muslim condemn anything done by another Muslim, up to and including acts of terrorism, so Raheel Raza’s recent column in the Ottowa Citizen is noteworthy for that reason alone.

But she also seems to recognize something a number of non-Muslims like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg don’t get:  the proposed mosque at Ground Zero in New York City is a deliberate poke in the eye of America.

From her recent article:

When we try to understand the reasoning behind building a mosque at the epicentre of the worst-ever attack on the U.S., we wonder why its proponents don’t build a monument to those who died in the attack?

New York currently boasts at least 30 mosques so it’s not as if there is pressing need to find space for worshippers. The fact we Muslims know the idea behind the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation to thumb our noses at the infidel.

I commend Raza for her honesty, even if she doesn’t accept where the teachings of her religion lead.  It is true that there are plenty of moderate Muslims across the world who aren’t interested in flying airplanes into skyscrapers or blowing up civilians for Allah, but ideas have consequences and Islam is at its doctrinal core a very aggressive, violent religion. That some Muslims are the equivalent of the “cultural Christian” (who identifies with Christianity but never allows the teachings of Christ to impact the way they live their lives) does nothing to change the fact that there are millions of Muslims who consider it their religious duty to slaughter resistant infidels.

Nevertheless, Raza is spot-on in her indictment of this deliberate attempt to insult Americans in New York City. She points out that there are many better ways to “reach out” and “bring people together” and “help the healing process” than this crass act.

Do they not understand that building a mosque at Ground Zero is equivalent to permitting a Serbian Orthodox church near the killing fields of Srebrenica where 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered?

It would be nice if some of America’s leaders like Bloomberg could follow her lead and get a clue.

8 Responses to “A Muslim Against the Ground Zero Mosque”

  1. She brings up a good point when she talks about the killing fields of Srebrenica where 8000 Muslim men and boys were massacred and slaughtered by Christian Serbs. If the Christians had then wanted to build a Church two blocks from these killing fields seven years later, would be the greatest insult to Muslims.

    The problem is how far away or at what distance from Ground Zero would people be okay with the Mosque being built. 3 blocks ? Ten ? No one will say. The reason is because many in both these religions don’t want the other to build at all. They don’t even want the other’s religion to exist.

    That battle is as old as religion itself.

  2. Pandering local and Federal government doesn’t want a clue. If a majority can stop gays from equal rights to marry in California, until that insult was overturned, why can’t a majority of New Yorkers and other American Citizens overturn this proposal? Especially when there are over 143 Mosques in NYC right now and this site is not needed to be a Muslim Community Center in that area, at all.

    The victims on 911 heard repeated over and over again by their captors, right before impact. “Allah Akbar!” God is great. If this center is permitted to open steps away from the crater made by those who thought slaughtering thousands of innocent people was the way to prove that God’s greatness, the memory of the dead and New Yorkers around the area will be forced to hear that same call to prayer mantra, repeated multiple times through out the day, so that it resonates to the memory of why the Twins no longer stand! As that herald to murder in the name of faith, reminds us for all time once the Muslim Community Center opens it’s door on the 10th Anniversary of that tragic day. A date decided on purpose, to make the biggest impact against America and in the name, yet again, of Islam’s supremacy. IF they can seed their way in against the will of the people with this, they’ll know that the governments in America, both local and the Federal, won’t stop them doing anything else they want because of our 1st priority to give freedom even to radical terrorist religions.
    We’ll be doomed, from the inside out.

    This mosque is nothing that can’t be stopped, by a few dozen drums of pigs blood and guts poured all over the proposed site. Muslims fear and superstitions worked against them when Islamic terrorists attacked the Philippines in the 30’s. And General Black Jack Pershings swine solution then, insured there wasn’t another Muslim terrorist attack anywhere in the world for over half a century.
    Revisionist history can save America, from the cult of terrorist personality that intends to destroy her, again! When the ancient Muslim warriors conquered Infidel lands in the past, the first thing they did was establish their Mosques within the churches and temples of the conquered. That way their conquest was entire. Commanding the bodies, the minds and then the spirits of their victims, by overtaking their places of worship, that last refuge they might attend so as to pray for salvation from their oppressors. And now, we have this happening in America, intending to send that same message of old.
    A tombstone casting a shadow over the crater Islam made to happen. The Muslim faith that destroyed thousands, standing taller than the rubble of ground zero.

    America Akbar!
    We can’t afford to forget that.

  3. Yes, the mosque is a poke in the eye to many Americans. Yes, the mosque offends and hurts families of 911 and yes others don’t want it built there for many other reasons. But since when does getting a poke in the eye or being offended trump one of our most cherished beliefs-Freedom of Religion.

    Americans can’t go running around and tell someone they truly have freedom to express their religion here , but only where it doesn’t offend us or poke us in the eye. Is like saying go ahead and express your religion, but just where we want you to. That is an anathema to what our country stands for.

    Amend the Constitution if we think that being offended or pokes in the eye
    are part of the 1st Amendment

  4. She is a “cafeteria”-Muslim or “moderate” Muslim who do not follow the evil teaching of the pedophile mass murder Muhammad and has no clue of Islam or makes taqiyyah (3:28, 5:51) lying to non-Muslims is allowed till “Judgement Day”