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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Muslim Victory Monument Approved in NYC

"The US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end," said Muslim Cleric Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative and the major force behind the Mosque near the WTC. It is a great irony that the Park Place tribute to the terrorists will rise to the sky and be visible for miles, while the 911 Memorial will be completely underground except for the reflecting pools, which bear no outward evidence that they are anything but a water feature in an office building complex. It is almost beyond belief that the NYC status quo would approve an above ground tribute to the nineteen Muslims who killed 3000 Americans and at the same time accept the invisible, underground memorial crypt as a tribute for the innocent who died that day. Championed by Mayor Bloomberg, the ACLU, the Landmarks Commission and the District One board, the Cordoba Initiative is a slap in the face to the victims of 911. It is meant to be a victory monument signifying a Muslim conquest, not unlike the Dome of the Rock, which was erected over Solomon's Temple and Mount Herod as a sign of victory over Christians and Jews over 1400 years ago. The tradition continues.