Two Muslim organizations are moving forward with plans to build a giant mosque near Ground Zero. A 13-story building damaged by debris on 9/11 will be refurbished to become The "Cordoba House" mosque. The plans are prompting outrage in the blogosphere, but the emotional reaction appears to be ignored by the New York City administration.
Most Americans with any sense of history should feel outraged at the Chutzpah and the hubris demonstrated by Muslims who claim that “The time for a center like this has come because Islam is an American religion," and that "We need to take the 9/11 tragedy and turn it into something very positive.” (I need to complete the sentence. Here is the next part)—Like building a memorial on Ground Zero to the “brave” martyrs who sacrificed themselves for Allah by flying those airplanes into the WTC).
This new mosque is nothing more than a flag, an icon planted by the victorious army at the heart of their defeated enemy’s headquarters. It’s a symbol--you (enemies of Islam) have been subjugated…
When are we going to wake up?
Throughout history and starting with Muhammad, Muslims converted other defeated religions’ places of worship into mosques. They transformed that particular practice into a tradition by letting their defeated enemies digest the fact that Islam has supplanted their former religion and their former culture. This practice began with the pagan pantheon of the Ka'aba, in Mecca, then continued with thousands of churches and synagogues. One of the earliest and most famous examples was in Damascus, where in the year 705, Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik took the church of St. John from the Christians and had it rebuilt as a mosque, which is now known as Umayyad Mosque. In 1453, they converted the famous Hagia Sophia cathedral in Constantinople into a mosque, immediately after capturing the city and changing its name to Istanbul. To make the buildings fit for a mosque, the Turks destroyed the icons, plundering their precious plating in the process, and defaced the frescoes.
Perhaps one of the most outrageous acts of hubris took place in Jerusalem where Caliph Umar laid the foundation for two mosques—Al-Aqsa and Dome of the Rock—on the Temple Mount, the most sacred site in Judaism. This particular location is the place of the ancient Jewish temple, a place falsely claimed by the Muslims as their pre-historic capital (although it has never been mentioned in the Koran).
There are thousands of more examples that are worth mentioning, but we’ll save that for another day. Nevertheless, we cannot ignore or overlook the impending tragedy of the “Cordoba House" mosque. We still have a voice. We still have a chance. This outrageous monument of Islamic hubris must not take place next to Ground Zero. America has not been defeated. We should not become Islam’s Dhimmis. We should object, object, and object, until the mayor of the greatest city on Earth puts on his hearing aid, takes notice, then puts a stop to this irrational plan.
Islam is Under Attack!...?
This is the official motivation for Shazhad’s attempted bombing of the Time Square area.
Unfortunately, this is not true… I wish it were!
Islam is not under attack. Nevertheless, we are under attack by Islam. Regrettably, our present government (including previous governments) keeps denying it. Our politicians may not realize it, but you can’t win if you don’t know who your enemy is…
It does not matter what we do, how nice we are, what we say to appease these sick-minded Islamic nuts. Their brain has been washed with the Hate detergent. It is impossible to set their minds on the truth, to have them reason logically. The only way to clean up the grease that clouds their thinking is to do exactly what they claim we already do—we must fight Islam. Let them be right. Let them be right.
A politically incorrect character (an FBI agent) in my book--72 Virgins, (www.aviperry.org) could not help it when responding to a law-abiding naïve character. He said, “Unfortunately 99% of all Muslims give a bad name to the rest…” Although his statement could be regarded as an exaggeration, he did make the point. (or shall I say, I made the point through him :o)).
Our politicians will have to seek the proper consequences from these late developments. We can’t do or say anything to make these Islamic Fanatics love us. They hate our freedom, our way of life, our liberated women, our democracy, our bacon and eggs in the morning, our music. But they love our money, and more than anything, they love to hate us. This fuel propels them to their power. They thrive on their loathing. Without it, they have nothing. Nothing! They are the true face of Islam.
They claim they kill FOR Allah. If that is so, then the only conclusion I can come up with—Allah is NOT God. Allah is The Angel of Death.
It happened again. A car bomb parked at the heart of the busy city on the busiest day of the week went off but failed to produce the intended blast. It was pure luck. Many lives were spared, potential property damage and long-term psychological harm were averted. It went down as a warning shot, a learning experience, a prelude to what’s coming next when Mother Luck is out to lunch.
Have we learned the lesson? Have we implemented the logical steps required to ward off a looming terrorists-triggered disaster?
My answer is—only partially. There are still plenty of cracks requiring solid wrappings before we can feel safe and secure. Americans, at times, seem like a bunch of kids whose inference is bounded by the exact replica of what they’ve experienced. We must start thinking outside the box. We must employ more imagination. If a terrorist used his shoes to hide a bomb, then it does not mean that shoes are the only hiding place for a body bomb. Why didn’t we think of underwear until it cropped up? Are we always one step behind the terrorists?
The next terrorist attempt may not be in the form of a Nisan SUV car bomb. It could be a different car, a suicide bomber inside a bus, a theater, a shopping mall or a school. It may take place on a subway car, in a tunnel, on a bridge, inside a stadium, inairport lobbies ahead of the security checks, or any place where crowds are gathering. The fact that it has not happened yet, is not proof that it won’t. It could be executed in a much more professional fashion. It may even involve poison gas (like the one in my book--72 Virgins). The terrorists do not lack imagination; they learn from their mistakes; they improve. Their second attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 is the best indication of their learning ability and developed imagination.
In my book, 72 Virgins—Countdown to a Terror Attack, I described the terrorists’ mindset. I demonstrated how they work, how they think, how they talk, how they pick their targets and why. Although it’s fiction, it borrows from the real world we live in. I do hope that those responsible for our security as well as the public at large, read the story, learn and implement preventive measures.
America should learn from the Israeli experience. That particular theater operates on several dimensions.
***The first one is education. The Israeli public is naturally alert and suspicious. Any package left unattended in a public place is immediately reported to the authorities who treat it like a potential bomb. Schoolchildren learn to practice this form of conduct starting at pre-school.
***The second one is profiling. When you watch an Arab looking person wearing a coat on a hot summer day, walking nervously, looking for some undefined spot, chances are he or she hide an explosives-filled suicide belt under their coat.
***The third one is security checkpoints. Those are not limited to government buildings. They are spread around wherever there is a potential opportunity for a terrorist to blow up on his way to heaven. These checkpoints are part of the scene on the way to the airport, at the entrance to high profile restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, and other gathering places. They operate on the assumption that Mother Luck is out on her Lunch Break.
New York City is a great place and therefore a great target for a terrorist attack. It’s not the only one. A small town in the Midwest may not possess the aura of Manhattan, nevertheless it’s an easy target, and therefore, a potential for a terrorists’ attack.
We will not be safe until we understand that we are not safe. We will not be safe until we expand our field of vision to include potential scenarios that have not yet materialized. We will not be safe until we educate the greater public, including our schoolchildren, to be on the watch for potential attacks. And if we implement caution and stronger preventive measure, chances are that luck will not be the only reason why we have not yet experienced the devastating catastrophe that is so normal all throughout the Muslim world of today.