Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hitting A Saur Spot

We can excuse dinosaurs for acting like they have walnut-sized brains...but we think it's only fair to expect more from politicians and the mainstream media.

We could link to dozens of news stories today which spotlight the increasingly heated rhetoric between those in favor of the Ground Zero mosque, those who are against it, and those people like Barack Hussein Obama who have no opinion about either the mosque or 9/11.

But what we couldn't find were any stories about how the Cordoba House project is actually helping the healing begin.

Instead, the tensions between Islam and America are predictably being ramped up to new levels. Which, unless they have walnut-sized brains, is clearly the intent of the mosque-builders.


Emmentaler Limburger said...

While we're on the subject of "healing", I read yesterday in the Toronto Globe and Mail how Ban Ki-Moon and others are bemoaning the slow flow of aid to Pakistan and are befuddled over why Haiti quickly received so much privately raised aid, but they're having great difficulty in raising even a few tens of thousands for Pakistan. Let me help:

• To the best of my ability, Haiti is not suspected of funding terrorist cells. This could simply be because Haiti cannot AFFORD to fund terrorist cells - but that does not interfere with the basic fact that they have never been implicated in doing so.

• Haiti has never been suspected of harboring 0sama Bin Laden. Again, this does not mean that they wouldn't; just that they've never been implicated in doing so.

• To refresh everyone's memories, it was male muslim extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 who brought 9-11 to our shores. It is typically male muslim extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 who kidnap non-muslims and behead them. Pakistan is chock full of these particular nuts. I have never encountered any news items about male voodoo extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 doing the same, nor is Haiti known for having many muslims, let along harboring nut-job muslim extremists bent on world domination vis-a-vis world destruction.

In the same article, I read that they are upset regarding the lack of media coverage of the situation on the ground in Pakistan. Might I bring their attention to the point just above, and bring the point further home by stating the name "Daniel Pearl". Crimony! These people even behead their OWN journalists (Atwar Bahjat). Well, duh, geniuses! Ban Ki-Moon can send UN journalists in to cover the event, thank you very much - no matter how much aid these people receive, they are never satisfied and continue to vilify the west. So now you recommend we provide them with a batch of hostages to boot?

I am not a monster, and my heart does go out to the real people who are suffering through this disaster; however, I am aghast that a people so bent on eradicating the west and all that it stands for has the temerity to berate us for not rushing to their aid to ensure they can continue in their war against us.

So, based on this, I guess I can see how these people would think that building their mosque on ground zero is a healing act. Nothing else that froths up from their foamy thoughts makes sense within most rational cultures, either.

Anonymous said...

9-11 was an act of war. A letter writer in yesterday's WSJ (who was born in Iraq and fled with family) summed up the Cordoba initiative quite well. It is "...building up one group on the cemetary of another."

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

The Cordoba initiative is Islam's version of Obama's "I won".

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Readers- All very good comments, and all express sentiments with which we strongly agree.

alan markus said...

Looks like Nancy Pelosi has weighed in on this - it's a "local issue", keep your nose out of it. (kind of like that Arizona Immigration Law "local issue", I guess). This over at TheOtherMcCain:

Nancy Pelosi: Don't Investigate Ground Zero Mosque, Investigate Opponents

Better watch out, Stilton, somebody might want to investigate who's giving you the big bucks to produce these kinds of posts.

Front Woodsman said...

Much easier to paste this than to try to be half as eloquent on the subject myself:
Note: had to edit this heavily, due to 4,096 character limit.

When Rights Make Wrongs
By Ralph Peters

Well-meaning Westerners are quick to point out that jihad doesn't have to be violent. That's true. Jihad expands Islam's domain by any means available.
The 13-story mosque complex to be built a home-run's length from Ground Zero is jihad--not a gesture to promote inter-faith tolerance.
Is the establishment media correct that the two-thirds of Americans opposed to a mega-mosque complex at that site are bigots? Or is willful insensitivity-even gloating-at play on the side of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, the Cordoba Initiative's point-man on this project?
Far more than a First Amendment issue, this is a question of wise judgment, of good citizenship, of calculated insult and deep emotion.
Social peace requires reciprocity. Each day, each one of us chooses not to do many things that would be legal but offensive to those around us. Even in our permissive society, restraint keeps the peace.
Imam Rauf is not being a good citizen. He is not "building bridges," but exploiting the arrogance of our cultural elite toward their fellow citizens. He is an exuberantly divisive figure, not a healer.
The glaring failure of our media has been their unwillingness to question the Cordoba Initiative with the same rigor they apply to the mosque's opponents: Who will fund the mosque complex? Why should so grandiose a project be built so far from the center of mass of New York's Muslim communities? Why scorn out of hand Governor Patterson's remarkably generous offer of free state land elsewhere in New York City?
The key to unlocking the Cordoba Initiative's secrets may lie in the funding. Why should Imam Rauf-so vocal in other regards-play coy about who will pay the center's bills (estimated at a minimum of a $100 million)?
The money probably will come, directly or indirectly, from Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf states. If that's the case, it suggests divisive purposes. From Africa through Asia, I've seen Wahhabi "charity" at work. Invariably, the Saudi purpose in funding religious schools and mosques abroad (including in the US) has been to prevent Muslims from integrating into majority non-Muslim societies.
What if the purpose of the Cordoba Center is to provoke, to alienate non-Muslim and Muslim Americans from one another? That certainly would explain Imam Rauf's intransigence when it comes to insisting that his chosen site is the only acceptable site.
Even the use of the name "Cordoba" is brilliantly cynical. To Atlantis-will-rise-again! Leftists, medieval Cordoba, in Spain, is a fairy-tale example of Muslims, Christians and Jews living together amicably in a social compact called the convivencia.

What's left out of the fable is that Christian and Jews were distinctly second-class members of society heavily taxed for their faiths and subject to the whims of Muslim rulers. After a brief cultural flowering, Cordoba's rulers for centuries were Islamist fanatics from North Africa.

One cannot help but suspect that Imam Rauf and his backers are mocking us, gleefully turning our Constitution against us, and exploiting a media terrified of being accused of bigotry.

Last, but not least, this Ground-Zero mosque complex would be a symbol-not of reconciliation and tolerance, but of the greatest triumph of violent jihad in three centuries: 9/11.

Islam's ghazis-religious warriors--have always understood symbols. That's why the hijackers struck the Twin Towers, not a housing project. This mega-mosque complex will be interpreted by hardline fanatics as a monument to their 9/11 "victory."
Imam Rauf and his backers have every legal right to build their extravagant Islamic center within the lethal radius of Ground Zero. But the rest of us have the right to question why they insist on doing so.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

alan- I'd like to comment on your post, but I'm packing my bags to run from the authorities before they can force me to reveal who's been paying me off to pretend that I still care about those who were murdered in 9/11 attacks.

Front Woodsman- Thanks for whittling the article down to the point it would fit. That's important reading.

Front Woodsman said...

Link to video by an ex-terrorist explaining the true purposeof the Mosque as presented by the Imam himself to Islamic audiences around the world...on the State Department's dime, of course. As a nation we are soooooooooooo stupid!

Anonymous said...

A few questions about the proposed Cordoba Community Center. What community is it designed to serve? Who will be allowed to enter its doors? Will the entire facility be muslim-only or only the mosque? Since mosques are EXCLUSIVE centers of worship, how does this facility propose to demonstrate its own tolerance for and inclusiveness of others? Same goes for the future swimming pool. Aren't muslim women prohibited from wearing bathing suits and must be fully clothed on the beach? Does anyone think they will allow Christian or Jewish women (regardless of bathing attire) swimming along side muslim men? This project has as many unanswered questions as Obama Care. Why is it that we are condemned as bigots for expressing our constitutional right to speak against its construction?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Anonymous- So many great questions, so few answers...

alan markus said...

I'm wondering if the chairs will be upholstered in soft, Corinthian leather:
1975 Chrysler Cordoba

Anonymous said...

I guess women could wear bathing caps in the swimming pool to hide their sex rays.

Front Woodsman said...

speaking of our dear alleged president, anybody else wondering why we never see him with American flags in the background, when most past presidents routinely had their meeting/speechifying rooms hung with lots of those old fashioned symbols that were so comforting for most of us? Different fashion sense, or more of that disdain for all things American that seems to be his only noticeable feature.