I have waited until now to make any comments on the proposed "ground zero" mosque. Now that this is all the rage in political discussion I suppose I will state my peace. Let me begin by stating what should be obvious to any true Constitution believing American. Legally, there is nothing the government can or should do to prevent the mosque from being built. That is a dangerous precedent to set, and an area the government cannot be allowed to tamper with.
With that being said, the debate here is more on the motives of the man building the mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. The fact that this man refuses to condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization and has been quoted as saying that America is an "accessory" to 9/11 is disturbing, to say the least. However, arguably the most disturbing statements from this Imam are centered around his belief that our nation must become Shariah compliant. These are not exactly statements from a man who recently claimed to be the "anti-terrorist" and therefore all Americans should be concerned with this mans motives.
It is time we stop turning a blind eye to the moves being made in our nation by muslim leaders. It is time we stop allowing them to claim their religion is a "religion of peace." Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf recently stated, "Our purpose is to interweave America’s Muslim population into the mainstream society." I am here to state again the majority American opinion on this, regardless of the politically incorrect nature of it. MR. ABDUL RAUF...WE DO NOT WANT YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM TO BE INTERWEAVED INTO OUR SOCIETY!!! Your Shariah belief system and crude prehistoric political system disguised as a religion could never mesh with our society and culture of FREEDOM!!
WE DO NOT ACCEPT the beating of women in our country!!!
WE DO NOT ACCEPT the forcing of women to cover their entire bodies in shame!!
WE DO NOT ACCEPT pedophiles and/or the marrying of seven year old girls by men!!
WE DO NOT BELIEVE a woman's testimony is worth half that of a man!!
WE DO NOT ACCEPT a man to have four wives in our country!!
WE DO NOT BELIEVE a woman should be stoned to death for the mere accusation of adultery!!
WE DO NOT FORBID our women to go out of the home alone in this nation!!
WE DO NOT REQUIRE a minimum of four witnesses for a woman to claim she has been raped!!
WE DO NOT ALLOW the mutilation of a female's sexual organs in our country!!
WE DO NOT CONDONE lying in our nation, not even for the furthering of religion!!
WE DO NOT ALLOW religion in this nation to force all to believe it or pay a tax!!
Many of the proponents of this mosque building effort claim that this is our chance to show what our nation stands for, that we stand for freedom and tolerance and that this is our opportunity to reach out and show our muslim brothers that we do not hate them.
Let me ask this question. We aren't the ones who murdered 3,000 innocent civilians on 9/11, nor are we the group who have conducted countless terrorist attacks since the 1970's on non-muslims worldwide. Why is it our duty to reach out and show muslims that we do not hate them when they have shown quite clearly that they, and their Koran's writings clearly demonstrate that they do hate, and will not tolerate us? I say if they truly are a "religion of peace" as they love to claim from one side of their mouths, then let them come forward and reach out to us!! Let them demonstrate that they will tolerate us and conform to our laws and our Constitution. Otherwise LEAVE!! Keep your infiltration concentrated on Europe. We can all witness the havoc your religion is causing in other European nations that have taken this "tolerant" approach to your religion. We do not need that trouble in America and I pray we wake up before it is too late.