Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quote of the Day


"I guarantee you if a Jewish group had proposed building a synagogue or if a Christian group had proposed a mega-church or cathedral in the middle of one of the large Muslim neighborhoods in New York, local officials would have found a way to deny the permits. But when it comes to the demands of Islamists local officials, possibly concerned about their heads, have allowed this plan to go forward.

The project’s supporters claim that a mosque rising from the ashes of Ground Zero simply demonstrates America’s great tolerance. I believe they are na├»ve. The mosque will be known as the Cordoba House, and the historical significance of that name cannot be ignored. The Cordoba mosque in Spain was built in the 8th century on the foundation of the church of St. Vincent to signify Islam’s conquest of Spain.

Building mosques on the sacred ground of conquered lands is an Islamic tradition – consider the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. A 15-story, $100 million mosque at Ground Zero would send an unmistakable message to the Muslim world that America is weak, decadent and will eventually be claimed for Allah."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families