Thursday, August 19, 2010

'No Islamic Community Center at Ground Zero'

Dear Jewish War Veterans of America

Here is my response to your statement opposing a mosque at Ground Zero:

I am from a Muslim family, and I humbly agree with these Jewish veterans. It would be inappropriate to have a Muslim centre near Ground Zero under the present circumstances.

Let there be an open inquiry, under the auspices of the General Assembly of the United Nations, to go into the official US government story about 9/11, with free and open examination of the claims of experts such as Prof David Ray Griffin, Prof Steven Jones, Christopher Bollyn, Richard Gage and others in the so-called 9/11 truth movement; and from the other side, any witnesses that the US government, the government of Israel or any of their friends and supporters would wish to put forward.

If the evidence clearly supports the US government claim, the world Muslim community should agree, as atonement, to knock down all mosques within one hundred miles of Ground Zero.

If, however, it turns out that 9/11 was clearly an inside job, under the leadership of Zionists and globalists, for the expansion of the American empire and for the destruction of Israel’s enemies, then it would be most appropriate, as Dr Kevin Barrett has proposed to President Obama, for a giant mosque to be constructed at Ground Zero itself.

Syed Zaidi
(retired professor of philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi, India)


~Aishah Schwartz said...

Park 51/'Ground Zero Mosque' - The Crux of the Matter

Bottom line? Business as usual; it's all about the money.


PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 19, 2010 – As an American Muslim citizen and activist, I wholeheartedly agree with and do not deny the right of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) and the Cordoba Initiative, who purchased the building at 51 Park Avenue for a reported 4.85M, to do with it as they like; in accordance with applicable laws.

However, given that it was known that this building was grazed by one of the jet liners that crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and that the information - being the potent symbolism that 'became a compelling rationale for the project' - was insufficient to cause the organizers to re-evaluate the choice of location for their Islamic cultural center and mosque, further substantiates the confrontational nature of the choice made when purchasing the property.

The estimated cost of constructing the 13-story project is reported to be upwards of $100M. What better way to garner support from donors than to incite them into contributing monetarily to the project by choosing a site that would inevitably become controversial - politically or otherwise - leading ultimately to mainstream media attention. Ka-ching. Free advertising.

At what cost?

Unnecessarily providing amunition for the islamophobes citing constitutional rights violations; alienating survivors and family members who lost loved ones on 9/11; and contributing to the exacerbation of divisions that already exist in the Muslim community that the organizers purport the project to is aimed at supporting?

What do you think was behind the President's comments about the wisdom in chosing 51 Park Avenue as the project's location? The writing was on the wall from day one. And the organizers knew it.

Bottom line? Business as usual; it's all about the money; and you can safely bet the U.S. government will be scrutinizing where every penny of the $100M comes from.

MWA Director Commends New York Governor in Step Toward Compromise on Ground Zero Mosque

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Aishah Schwartz, an American Muslim revert to Islam since April 2002, is founder and director of the 2006 established Washington, D.C.-based Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA) and a retired 17-year litigation legal assistant. She is also a published freelance non-fiction writer/journalist and internationally renown human rights activist with a focus on the rights of Muslim women and the plight of the Palestinian people affected by the Israeli imposed illegal embargo on Gaza.

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~Aishah Schwartz said...

Check this: Some Muslims question mosque near ground zero