UPDATE: The Park Place monument to Islamic terror apparently won’t be the only one in Manhattan:
As controversy surrounds the construction of a 13-story mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, FOX News has learned that an effort to place a second mosque close to the hallowed site in New York City is in its advanced stages.
The Masjid Mosque has raised $8.5 million and is seeking an additional $2.5 million to begin construction. While it apparently has not settled on a final location, it has told donors it plans to build very close to where 3,000 people were killed in the September 11 terror attacks.
In fact, the website appealing for donations boldly states that it plans to “build the ‘House of Allah’ next to the World Trade Center. Help us raise the flag of ‘LA ILLAH ILLA ALLAH’ in downtown Manhattan.”
One source said he believed the planners are considering a five-story building on 23 Park Place, closer to Ground Zero than the 13-story mosque the Cordoba Initiative is planning to build. But a tax record search shows that 23 Park Place is in private hands and has not changed owners since 2008.
Unlike the massive $100 million Cordoba House mosque, the Masjid Mosque is small – and it is no stranger to the neighborhood. Since 1970 it had been located at 12 Warren Street, about four blocks north of the World Trade Center, in a neat but nondescript industrial space that once housed a printing shop. It lost its lease in 2008 when the building was sold, and it was evicted from its second-floor prayer space on May 25 of that year. Since then it has been operating out a cramped basement space in a nearby building at 20 Warren Street.
Michael Bloomberg, in the meantime, just stands around with his thumb up his ass and makes asinine comments about, “somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something”.
The downtown community has mixed feelings about plans for an Islamic center near Ground Zero, but Community Board 1 approved the plan Wednesday night.
The old Burlington Coat Factory building on Park Place has sat shuttered and empty since the landing gear from a hijacked plane crashed through the roof on 9/11.
Now, a Muslim group hopes to build a mosque and cultural center there, replacing what they see as the worst of Islam with the best.
“We have a vision that is opposite the vision of the extremists,” said Daisy Khan, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, the group behind the center. “We want to be a driving force for the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.”
Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee embraced the center’s message of tolerance and voted unanimously Wednesday night to support the project.
“Finally we can get that ugly space taken care of,” said Pat Moore, a member of the committee who lives nearby.
But other members of the community, who did not attend Wednesday’s meeting, want the mosque to find a different home.
“It doesn’t belong down here,” said Rosemary Cain, whose firefighter son was killed on 9/11. “It makes me sick to think the city would allow such a thing.”
While Cain acknowledged that “not every person who is Muslim is a terrorist,” she thinks the Muslim community as a whole never sufficiently declaimed the attacks.
John Schmidt, 29, a construction worker who is rebuilding the World Trade Center, also got angry when he heard about the plans.
“No way,” he said. “Muslims bombed the towers. Why would they put a mosque next to the Freedom Tower?”
The Cordoba Initiative supposedly wants to “improve muslim-West relations”. Hey Khan, you want to “improve” muslim-West relations? Leave the country. Your Islam is diametrically opposed to Western culture and values. Your terrorist activities are incorporated into your religion, as proscribed by Mohammad in his 7th Century screed. Building a mosque anywhere in the U.S., especially within range of the 9/11 attack sites, is a slap in the face of America.
I don’t like the idea of Jap tourists at Pearl Harbor or muslim visitors to Ground Zero in NYC. It’s the perpetrator returning to the scene of the crime.
By the way, the name “Cordoba” isn’t a coincidence. It refers to the Cordoba region of Spain. After muslims conquered Spain 711AD-1492AD) they took the Christian Visigothic church of St. Vincent and turned it into a mosque. The Ground Zero mosque will symbolize a muslim conquest.
The premise of Islam leaves no room for tolerance of any other religion. Islam by nature, is a violent, misogynist, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic philosophy. We do not have to be inclusive of a brutal religious sect that declared war against the West in 692 AD, and has a goal of a world Caliphate. Tell you what Khan and friends, when Saudi Arabia allows a church to be built in Riyadh, you might have some credence. Until then: Allah u Fuckbar.
And to the assclowns in the NYC Community Board who approved this shit: Take a good look at your skyline. See anything missing?