Saturday, 24 July 2010

"No" To The Ground Zero Mosque

Protesters against the Ground Zero Mosque

In this article at the NY Post, "Behind the Mosque: Extremism at Ground Zero", explaining why we must say no to the Ground Zero mosque project, Andrew Bostom examines the jihadist connections of the man behind the controversy, Faisal Abdul Rauf. He also makes an important historical analogy which encapsulates the absurdity of even contemplating the building's construction on this sacred ground:

Wahhabism -- whether in the form promoted by Saudi money around the globe, or in the more openly nihilist brand embraced by terrorists -- is a totalitarian ideology comparable to Nazism or, closer still, the "state Shintoism" of imperial Japan. We would never have allowed a Shinto shrine at the site of the Pearl Harbor carnage -- especially one to serve as a recruiting station for Tokyo's militarists while World War II was still on.

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