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Jewish group opposes ground zero mosque
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Published: 02.08.10, 08:03
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1. Good going, ADL! Sharia is not interfaith harmony!
Daniel ,   Los Angeles, USA   (08.02.10)
Nor is sharia the same as religious freedom. Sharia is jihad for Islamist supremicism!!! J-Street dhimmis can lick Ahmadinijad's boots. NO 9-11 MOSQUE ON SACRED GROUND ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Imam Feisal is a good Muslim, i have spoke to him ,
BENJAMIN ,   singapore   (08.02.10)
i am aware of the TRAUMA suffered by the Muslims of his Mosque just down the lane......Imam Faisal is a MODERN THINKER of our time and he is a Moderate Muslim. I have been to Cardoba and I met many Arab Saudi tycoons who have good faith on this project. It is time we SUPPORT the MUSLIM OF NY and may we be friends SUBJECT TO ONE EXCEPTION- IF THE MULSIMS TERRORISE WE WILL FINISH THEM ! AGAIN JUST TO QUALIFY MY STATEMENTS- FEISAL IS A CLASSY MUSLIM I KNOW ! AS A JEW I SUPPORT HIS PROJECT !
3. To Mr Foxman, your ignorance is excused
Cynic #2   (08.02.10)
It seems Mr. Foxman knows nothing about history. This Islamic center is called CORDOBA. Cordoba is in Andalucia, spain. Cordoba represents the zenith of Jewish Moslem coexistenace and tolerance during the 800 years of Islamic rule in Spain know as the Golden Era. But then again Mr. Foxman, you are blinded by your bigotry and racism. You are excused!
4. In this case
Sean ,   Montreal, Quebec   (08.02.10)
The supposed "civil rights group" which represents 1.5% of the population should have its anti goyem fears ignored. Unless of course, the Americans think the Jewish paradigm for getting along with one's Moslem neighbours should be followed.
5. Opposition to mosque
Xena   (08.02.10)
The ADL is quite right to speak out against the proposed mosque, and as usual J Street has it got it completely wrong -.this has nothing to do with defending the freedom of a religious minority. Building a mosque at that specific location only adds insult to injury. Has New York City gone mad? Have they already forgotten who danced with joy at the destruction of the Twin Towers and the killing of thousands of people? Mayor Bloomberg is a fool if he really believes that the proposed Islamic centre will work to promote tolerance and co-existence. Does Islam promote freedom, human rights, tolerance, love of humanity? Think again. As to those who attack the ADL, it is obvious that they did not do their homework, or are so blind as not to see what is staring them straight in the eye. Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf Rauf denied that Muslims perpetrated 9/11. And, who is financing this project? Rauf said that he paid $4.85 million for the property -in cash. That’s a lot of cash. Who else? So far, it has been reported that money will come from unidentified sources in Saudi Arabia and Muslim Malaysia. Need one say more? Yes, just one more thing. The centre is to be called Cordoba House. Cordoba was the capital of the Caliphate in Spain during the Muslim occupation. When Mayor Bloomberg said "What is great about America and particularly New York is we welcome everybody, and if we are so afraid of something like this, what does that say about us?" I would say (1) there is something very fishy about the funding and real purpose behind the centre and (2) you don’t know much about history, or Islam for that matter and (3) yes, be afraid – things are not always what they appear to be.
6. The mosque celebrates 9/11.
Terry ,   Eilat - Israel   (08.02.10)
That's the real symbolism. They might as well name it the Osama Bin Laden Mosque.
7. Israelis have no business in the matter. house of glass?
jj   (08.02.10)
BENJAMIN ,   SINGAPORE   (08.02.10)
9. Pity
BB ,   Haifa,IL   (08.02.10)
Pity Foxman doesnt apply the same logic about the settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem and about house demolitions. " it is not a question of rights but about what is right"
10. So it's true, the ADL is Jewish-dominated
Waltter Lebowski ,   Israel   (08.02.10)
11. Just IF
andre lajst ,   tel aviv   (08.02.10)
They can build a mosque in gound zero just when they will permit to construct a sinagoge in mecca. Give a break , allowing this its like to build a memorial to hitler in a german concentration camp. Shame on those islamic leaders that call world peace with those provocation.
12. It will never happen
They aren't going to build a mosque where ARAB terrorists killed over 3,000 people - they are stupid in the US, but not that stupid.
13. #12, I hope you are right
Linichka ,   Gdynia, Poland   (08.02.10)
but political correctness has dimmed the brains of even thinking Americans! This Bloomberg is a good case in point. Let them build their wretched mosque somewhere else.
14. You are RACIST BIGOTS !!!... 9/11 victimhood
ANT ,   UK   (08.02.10)
9/11 victimhood is not exclusive to Christians neither was the Nazi crimes exclusive to Jews. I rest my case, Here is a Partial List of Muslim 9/11 Victims: Samad Afridi Ashraf Ahmad Shabbir Ahmad (45 years old; Windows on the World; leaves wife and 3 children) Umar Ahmad Azam Ahsan Ahmed Ali Tariq Amanullah (40 years old; Fiduciary Trust Co.; ICNA website team member; leaves wife and 2 children) Touri Bolourchi (69 years old; United Airlines #175; a retired nurse from Tehran) Salauddin Ahmad Chaudhury Abdul K. Chowdhury (30 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald) Mohammad S. Chowdhury (39 years old; Windows on the World; leaves wife and child born 2 days after the attack) Jamal Legesse Desantis Ramzi Attallah Douani (35 years old; Marsh & McLennan) SaleemUllah Farooqi Syed Fatha (54 years old; Pitney Bowes) Osman Gani Mohammad Hamdani (50 years old) Salman Hamdani (NYPD Cadet) Aisha Harris (21 years old; General Telecom) Shakila Hoque (Marsh & McLennan) Nabid Hossain Shahzad Hussain Talat Hussain Mohammad Shah Jahan (Marsh & McLennan) Yasmeen Jamal Mohammed Jawarta (MAS security) Arslan Khan Khakwani Asim Khan Ataullah Khan Ayub Khan Qasim Ali Khan Sarah Khan (32 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald) Taimour Khan (29 years old; Karr Futures) Yasmeen Khan Zahida Khan Badruddin Lakhani Omar Malick Nurul Hoque Miah (36 years old) Mubarak Mohammad (23 years old) Boyie Mohammed (Carr Futures) Raza Mujtaba Omar Namoos Mujeb Qazi Tarranum Rahim Ehtesham U. Raja (28 years old) Ameenia Rasool (33 years old) Naveed Rehman Yusuf Saad Rahma Salie & unborn child (28 years old; American Airlines #11; wife of Michael Theodoridis; 7 months pregnant) Shoman Samad Asad Samir Khalid Shahid (25 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald; engaged to be married in November) Mohammed Shajahan (44 years old; Marsh & McLennan) Naseema Simjee (Franklin Resources Inc.'s Fiduciary Trust) Jamil Swaati Sanober Syed Robert Elias Talhami (40 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald) Michael Theodoridis (32 years old; American Airlines #11; husband of Rahma Salie) W. Wahid
15. #14 You miss the point
David ,   Boston, USA   (08.02.10)
Many different religions were represented in the list of the 3,000 dead. Instead of building an ostentatious mosque near the site of 9/11 why not build an interfaith building were all the victims friends and relatives can pray. To me a mosque would send the wrong message to the moslem extremists. They will not conquer the USA with their violence.
16. we know jews did 9/11
dagan   (08.02.10)
ask larry silverstein he admitted it and jew media blacked it out
17. #14 - 500 jews were killed on 9/11
yuval ,   krayot, Israel   (08.02.10)
you'll get very far with your knowledge
18. :: #14 - The memorial at the 9/11 site honors all victims
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (08.02.10)
This is sufficient. There is no need for Islam and only Islam to have a separate site to honor the Muslim Arab terrorists that caused 9/11. What is racist or bigoted about that?
19. Carmelite nuns?
Lisa   (08.02.10)
OMG- Mr. Foxman- mentioning nuns in the same breath you are despicable- what have they done to you? or the Jews? That is the problem with selfproclaimed saviors and do-gooders- they haven't a clue about history - it is emotions and babble. I do not want to see a mosque on ground Zero, and no church of any denomination either-be it Christian or whatever...and no synagogue either. put up a simple monument and a park where people can sit and reflect on the cruelty and stupidity of mankind- leave God out of it.
20. I want this mosque to express my faith. Christians and Jews
Mohammed el kha ,   New York usa   (08.02.10)
Can. I should be able to also. I am American Muslim and I fully support this
21. 9/11
avi ,   haifa   (08.02.10)
there is need for islam to remember that the terrorists that caused 9/11 were members of this denomination. how would a mosque do that?
22. #16 - And Larry Silverstein is....who?
William ,   Israel   (08.02.10)
The leaders of the Jews? Hmmm, so Larry Silverstein's claim is more heavily weighed than the video of the terrorists themselves, the testimony of Bin Laden who claimed the atrocity, and Saudi Arabia's admission that most of them were Saudi citizens. Well, if it helps your failing case, believe away.
23. #20 - it's about location, not type of building
William ,   Israel   (08.02.10)
If the roles were reversed - Jews or Christians that committed 9/11, neither would ever consider doing what the Muslims are doing with this mosque. Go build it 5 blocks down the street. The location is the issue here, not the purpose of the building. Christians and Jews who build community centers have them open to ALL denominations. Anyone can become part of the JCC and use their facilities, and not be pressured into accepting Judaism. Same with people who visit the YMCA. No one even speaks of Christian values there...just community. No mosque or Islamic community center has ever been built and offered to the community in the same way.
24. #5 - notice J-Street didn't speak until ADL did?
William ,   Israel   (08.02.10)
Calling J-Street a "Jewish organization" is patently false. J-Street didn't have an opinion until the ADL said something, and the ADL has a long history of weighing in on matters of discrimination, through an objective lens. J-Street does not care unless there's Jew-bashing to be had.
25. #3 - How is Foxman racist? He didn't protest it fully.
William ,   Israel   (08.02.10)
Foxman simply brought up a very real point that every proper, healthy society must address. Foxman never protested the mosque or its purpose. He only questioned its location because of the sensibilities and need for healing of the victims of 9/11. If anything, this incident only shows the rabid racism of Muslims who care nothing about the sensibilities of the many families AND New Yorkers, just to follow their own demands. One thing you should learn about history, Cynic#2 - despite the pinnacle of co-existence at Cordoba, it was radical Muslims that invaded Andalucia and destroyed that co-existence - slaughtering Jews, burning buildings, forcing conversions, and torturing any Muslim who believed in co-existence over supremacy of Islam. What was the driving force of these early terrorists? It was strict adherence to Islam - the same taught by the Wahabis of Saudi Arabia...the same exported with the money of Saudi Arabia.
26. #9 - Foxman cannot over-ride the Law
William ,   Israel   (08.02.10)
And this includes Intl Law. The houses demolished were built illegally. Doesn't matter if the owners could or could not get a permit. The fact remains, the law was broken. Don't forget, many Jewish homes were also demolished, though that seems ok for you. Settlements in Jerusalem? You mean the same neighborhoods that Jews were ethnically cleansed from in 1948? Help me, here BB - isn't "ethnic cleansing" a war crime and violation of human rights? After all - the Jewish owners of homes there was proven, and by siding with the illegal Arab occupants, you're essentially asking for an Aparthied-situation. Wasn't that considered a human rights violation too?
27. Facts
Daniel   (08.02.10)
Hey scaremongers and bigots, get your facts straight. It's a community center with a mosque in it. No minaret, no loudspeaker call to prayers. It's not "on" ground zero, it's two blocks away, not in sight of or along the route to the WTC site. So what if you can't build a church in Mecca - the U.S. is BETTER than Saudi Arabia. Just because that backwards country lacks freedom of religion there is no reason to abridge the freedoms America is justifiably proud of. You don't like the community center? You're free not to go there. ADL has turned into Arab Discrimination League.
28. to #20 but jews and chritians don't build
ghostq   (08.03.10)
in memorial places worship institudes, Muslims thinks they allowed everything in their host countries, you immigrated to countries, you should respect the lokal customs and memory of chritians and jews who do not which for other religion who killed hteir love ones to be in a place many of their relatives were murdered. go back to the ME, Muslims makes trouble everywhere they go.
29. Mosque inNYC
Henry Federman ,   Tillson NY USA   (08.03.10)
Why doesn't anybody mention that one of the leader of this mosque was in one of the ship that tried to break the Israeli blockade and was interviewed on CBS news and accused the USA to be guilty of the 9/11 attack.
30. ADL always made me proud to be Jewish!!!
Eric L ,   Chicago, USA   (08.03.10)
The ADL is about Justice, not PC BS (directed toward the libelous J-Street and Ben Ami)....How elegant the moral truth can be: 'if it is really about healing, that is the wrong place!!'
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