Its name has been changed from Cordoba House to “Park 51”.
Its purpose has morphed from a place for Muslims to worship to a “community center” “Like a YMCA” where people of all faiths would supposedly meet.
And though the planners chose the site because of its proximity to Ground Zero, now they and their supporters say it is “blocks away.”
Watch this video.
Do you see the building in the background? It’s the Burlington Coat Factory. Does that look “blocks away” to you? It is covered in dust and ashes, a rescue worker is standing in front of it.
Now look at this map:
348 FEET. That’s how close the nearest remains were found. It is possible there are more remains even closer that may be disturbed when/if construction begins around the Burlington Coat Factory site.
Today we remember what happened nine years ago. We remembered all those who were lost. We remember all who have died in the years since fighting for our freedom and security. And remember who it is we are fighting. They are terrorists. They accomplish their purposes by pretending to be what they are not; by lying to everyone around them. They hate us simply because we are Americans.
On CNN last week, Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf told Americans:
If we do move [the community center to another location],” Rauf continued, “it will strengthen the argument of the radicals to recruit, their ability to recruit, and their increasing aggression and violence against our country.”
“If this is not handled correctly, this crisis could become much bigger than the Danish cartoon crisis, which resulted in attacks on Danish embassies in various parts of the Muslim world,” Rauf said later. “…. If we don’t handle this crisis correctly it could become something which could really become very, very, very dangerous indeed.”
Definiton of a Terrorist: Somebody using violence for political purposes: somebody who uses violence, especially bombing, kidnapping, and assassination, to intimidate others, often for political purposes
Tell me again how “moderate” Mr. Rauf is. How his purpose in building this supposed community center is “peaceful” and meant to “unite” us. Seeing is believing. All I see are lies, obfuscations, threats and intimidations. Never Forget – what happened nine years ago today, and who was behind it.