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He waits until now (So close to 9-11) to tell the world that he plans to move foward with the mosque?



9/7/10 11:41 PM EDT Updated: 9/8/10 9:20 AM EDT

In his first words in weeks about the controversy surrounding his planned mosque and Islamic center near ground zero in weeks, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the project's religious anchor, said he's moving ahead with building two blocks north of the site of the devastation in lower Manhattan.

Rauf made the comments in a New York Times op-ed piece that went online late Tuesday night, the first time he's said what his intentions are since the debate went national in the wake of a speech by President Obama and since offers to find a new location were made by New York Gov. David Paterson.


Asked by tnmomofive at 10:39 AM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well said, Lifo. 

    Imam Raouf Exposed Video...

    Five Factors of Islamic Cordoba initiative

    Push the Islamic agenda through foreign policy
    2. Push the Islamic agenda through communications
    3. Push the Islamic agenda through the educational systems in America
    4. Bring to the forefront Intra-Islamic issues 
    5. Influence America's arts and culture centers


    Answer by agentwanda at 9:16 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I thought that believers of Christ loved people of all religions? Wasn't that his message?

    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 12:30 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I am not surprised. There was never any real thought to NOT building it there. Why would there be? The location and the building is a coup, just read some history. I am sad for the people of NY, most especially those who lost loved ones on 9/11.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:33 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • It's actually "copyright" and "copyrighted," bandgeek. As in ownership rights.

    As to the question at hand... it is wrong to ban the construction of a building that's within code just because you don't like the people building it. I don't care what the faith is. I wouldn't care if it was a strip club. I wouldn't care if it was a witch's coven. I wouldn't care if the High Dragon of the KKK chose to build there. As long as he's following the laws and the codes, he CANNOT BE TOUCHED.

    Our laws apply for all or they are no good for ANY.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:14 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • 9/11 isn't a Christian owned day. It isn't trade marked or copywriter. It effected the lives of Americans of all kinds, and they shouldn't have to pretend that they don't have a right to remember or honor that day as well as the rest of us. Muslims died, too, and they have the right to make their stand, too. Its ridiculous the people who act as though they should be held responsible or they're in anyway accountable for the 9/11 attacks, that just because we were attacked by Muslim extremists our own Muslims somehow have to apologize for it or have it effect their own freedoms or abilities to live as they please.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:39 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • To quote GB, " we have to be the better people." It applies to every non self -defense situation, everyday- It's what real adults are asked to do, and it's how my Christian Church encourages its congregation to respond. This is not a self defense situation, no matter how many try to color/paint/define/ it that way.


    Answer by Sisteract at 11:46 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • bump

    Answer by san78 at 11:46 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • *copywrited, sorry, lol

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:46 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • tnmomofive

    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 10:46 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Says he's 'convinced' it is the 'right thing' to do for MANY reasons..

    but of course it is ...sarcasm

    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 10:47 AM on Sep. 8, 2010