President Barack Hussein Obama issued a strongly worded statement this past Friday night supporting the proposed new mosque near Ground Zero.
So now, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar has backed the building of the Muslim Center and mosque. Because, he says, Muslims have the right to worship wherever they want and build their houses of worship wherever they want, just like "Christians build their churches and Israelis build their holy places."
Yes, Hamas, that Islamic organization controlling Gaza, still firing Kassam rockets into southern Israel and which was classified by the United States as a terrorist group, remember them? Al-Zahar went on to say this (emphasis mine). Pay attention.
"[Hamas] is representing the vast majority of the Arabic and Islamic world, especially the Islamic side” and that American Muslims, like all others, are united in a common cause."Let us review: Hamas, according to its senior leader al-Zahar, is endorsing the building of the Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, as a necessity for Muslims. And because Hamas represents the majority of Muslims, it is thus speaking for that majority, which are all united in a common cause.
My fellow Americans, Jewish and non-Jewish alike--do you have any idea what that common cause might be? If you know anything about Islamic history vis a vis world history, you should know that it is the spreading of Islam throughout the world by any means possible, including quiet, ostensibly peaceful infiltration into non-Islamic societies and acting as a fifth column--in addition to the obvious method of conducting outright war--whose sole purpose is to conquer and destroy those societies and replace them with Islam.
The Muslims also have a history of destroying others' religious sites, whether having been conquered, or not--often building their own over them. Do any of you remember the Buddhas of Bamiyan in central Afghanistan? They were in existence for 1700 years, until they were blown up by the Taliban in 2001. The Taliban leader at the time, Mullah Mohammed Omar issued an edict ordering the destruction of all non-Islamic statues. Over the Cave of Machpelah in Hevron, the second Holiest Jewish site which is the burial place of the Jewish Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, they built the Ibrahimi Mosque after the Muslim conquest in the 7th century. Over the ruins of the Beit Hamikdash, the Jewish Holy Temple, they built the Dome of the Rock. After the Islamic conquest of Damascus, they built the Ummayyad Mosque over the Christian Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, which had existed since the time of Constantine I.
It is one thing to believe that your religion is the only one, the right one, or the only path to truth; it is quite another to force others upon penalty of death to convert to yours, or to destroy others' holy sites or statues.
The historian Dr. Steven Carol, a Middle East expert, confirms this: that the Muslims' view of building an Islamic religious building is not quite the same as ours. Rather, their view is, that buildling an Islamic religious center is an affirmation of their own superiority over non-Muslims. It is a symbol of Islamic hegemony. (Emphasis mine):
Arab-Muslim conquerors have a penchant for destroying other people’s religious shrines and many times building their own on the ruins. It was, and remains, Islam’s way of saying, ‘We have defeated you, we rule you, and our god–Allah– is greater than your god.’ As I have pointed out, with numerous examples, in my book: Middle East Rules of Thumb: Understanding the Complexities of the Middle East, this has been a long established historic practice.There has been a great backlash at Mr. Obama's forceful statements approving the building of the Islamic center mosque in lower Manhattan, and rightly so. Our president seems to support the Muslims' "right to build everywhere," and in doing so, trampling on the rights and sensitivities of those impacted by the atrocity committed at Ground Zero, by Muslims.
It just makes no sense. Whose president is he? The American people's, or the Muslims and the terrorists? I think we're all beginning to wonder...