The man pushing the Ground Zero Victory Mosque, Imam Faisal Rauf, is supposed to be a “moderate” Muslim, right? We already knew that was bunk (if we were awake, that is), but he keeps getting deeper in it as more of his radical comments come to light.
Take this one for instance:
“We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non Muslims. You may remember that the US lead sanction against Iraq lead to the death of over half a million Iraqi children.”
Yes, the West has gone out of its way to bomb and kill innocent civilians. The overwhelming majority of all terrorism committed in the past 50 years has been by western terrorists. Wait, that would be Muslim terrorists who have committed the overwhelming majority of terrorism in the past 50 years. Sorry about that.
Yes, America had a bloodthirsty zeal to kill Iraqi children and civilians. Wait, that was the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein who gassed his own people, refused to abide by his own cease-fire agreement and 17 other UN sanctions, and who fired on U.S. and British warplanes who were protecting his own people from him over 200 times in the year prior to the 2003 invasion by the US. Sorry about that.
That historical revisionism stuff, while liberals and Muslims love it, isn’t what it used to be when there are too many inconvenient facts laying around.
Oh, remember what Dr. Laura Schlessinger said recently–illustrating a point about what some black people call each other–that brought a firestorm of criticism on her? Apparently it’s okay if a Muslim Imam says it:
“So men will say: women, you know, they’re emotional, ….. whatever, whatever, and women will say: men, they’re brutes, insensitive, etcetera, and you have the beginning of a gender conflict. If gender is not what distinguishes us we’ll look at skin colouring and say: niggers or whities, or whatever”
Yes, this is definitely a man of tolerance and peace, a man to open dialog and bring healing. That is, if you are properly obedient and submitted dhimmi. Sorry, I have no burning desire to be a dhimmi, nor do I want my free American children to be dhimmis.
I’ll take a pass on the Ground Zero Victory Mosque, as will most Americans, thank you very much.