The “Ground Zero” Mosque and Reality vs. Hype

It would appear Islam that has zero tolerance.  When Mecca allows a Cathedral, Temple, or even a simple chapel to be built, then I’ll consider their quests for “tolerance” to be valid.  All Islam has done throughout its history is conquer and oppress those that are non-Muslim.  I hear them talking, but their actions are drowning that out.

The mosque at “Ground Zero” is called the “Cordoba Project” for a reason.  It is a mosque of conquest and the required precursor to the eventual implementation of Shari’a law.  Study the history of the world’s great Mosques and what used to stand there before they were built*:

  • In 630, Muhammad led 10,000 Muslim soldiers into Mecca and turned the pagans’ most prominent spot, the Ka’aba, into the Masjid al-Haram Mosque.
  • In 634, Rightly Guided Caliph Umar conquered Syria and turned the Christians’ most prominent spot, the Church of Job, famous for being visited by Saint Silva in the fourth century, into the Mosque of Job.
  • In 637, Caliph Umar conquered Hebron and turned the second-most prominent spot in Judaism, the Cave of the Patriarchs, into the Ibrahimi Mosque. (This was repeated by Saladin in 1188.)
  • In 638, Muslim generals Amr ibn al-As and Khalid ibn al-Walid conquered Gaza and turned the prominent fifth-century Byzantine church into the Great Mosque of Gaza.
  • The Al-Aqsa Mosque built on Judaism's and Christianity's most sacred site of Solomon's Temple.

    Al-Aqsa Mosque

    In 638, Caliph Umar conquered Jerusalem. In 691, Caliph Al-Malik ordered the Dome of the Rock built on the most prominent spot in Judaism, the Temple Mount, followed by Caliph Al-Walid building the Al-Aqsa Mosque there in 705.

  • In 651, Muslims conquered Persia and turned Zoroastrian temples in Bukhara and Istakhr into mosques.
  • In 706, after Muslims took Damascus from the Byzantine Empire, Caliph Al-Walid turned the prominent Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist into the Umayyad Mosque.
  • In 710, Gen. Muhammad bin Qasim conquered Pakistan, defiled the prominent Sun Temple in Multan, which house the great idol “sanam,” and erected a mosque.
  • In 784, after the conquest of Spain, Emir Abd ar-Rahman turned the prominent Visigothic Christian Church of Saint Vincent into the Great Aljama Mosque of Cordoba.
  • After the conquest of Egypt, Caliphs al-Mamun (813-833) and al-Hakim (996–1021) turned prominent Coptic Christian churches and Jewish synagogues in Cairo into mosques.
  • In 831, Muslims conquered Palermo, Sicily, and Asad ibn al-Furat turned the prominent Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption into the Great Mosque of Bal’harm.
  • In 1193, Muslims conquered Delhi, India, and Qutbuddin Aibak turned the Red Citadel in Dhillika, the most prominent spot of the last Hindu rulers, into the Qutb Minar Mosque.
  • From 1250-1517, Mamluk Muslims controlled the Golan Heights and used the ancient Synagogue of Katzrin as a mosque.
  • In 1387, Turkish Muslims conquered Thessaloniki and turned the Katholikon Monastery and the Church of Aghia Sophia, which housed the relics of Saint Gregorios Palamas, into mosques, as Symeon of Thessaloniki recorded:

    “The greatest number of the buildings of the churches fell to them, of which the first was the Holy Church of the Savior. … These were trampled underfoot and the infidels rejoiced in them. … Most of the religious buildings in the city were despoiled, while altars were demolished and sacred things profaned.”

  • Hagia Sophia, an Eastern Orthodox church converted into a mosque

    Ayasofya Mosque

    On May 29, 1453, Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople and turned the great Byzantine church, Hagia Sophia, into the Ayasofya Mosque. The largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, the church’s four acres of gold mosaics were covered with whitewash and Qur’an verses.

  • In 1458, Sultan Mehmet II conquered Athens and turned the Greeks’ most prominent spot, the Parthenon on Acropolis hill, into a mosque. When Venetian Gen. Francesco Morosini drove the Muslims out in 1687, a cannonball hit the gunpowder stored in the mosque, blowing it up.
  • In the 15th century, Ottoman invaders turned Saint Clement’s Macedonian Orthodox Monastery in Plaosnik, Balkans, into the Imater Mosque.
  • From 1519-1858, Muslim Mughal rulers gained control of India and turned over 2,000 Hindu temples into mosques, including demolishing the Temple of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Rama, and replacing it with the Babri Mosque.
  • India’s Mughal Muslim ruler, Jahangir (1605-1627), wrote in Tujuk-i-Jahangiri:

    “At the city of Banaras [was] a temple. … I made it my plea for throwing down the temple … and on the spot, with the very same materials, I erected the great mosque.”

  • In 1543, Hayreddin Barbarossa’s 30,000 Muslim troops wintered in Toulon, France, and turned the prominent Toulon Cathedral into a mosque.
  • In 1570, under Sultan Selim II Khan, Muslims conquered Paphos, Cyprus, and Gov. Mehmet Bey Ebubkir turned the prominent Christian church into the Great Mosque of Paphos.
  • In 1571, Muslims invaded Famagusta, Cyprus, and turned Saint Nicolas Cathedral, a rare Gothic church, into the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and Saint Sophia Cathedral in Nicosia, constructed in 1228, into the Selimiye Mosque.
  • In 1588, Sultan Murat III turned the Eastern Orthodox Church of Saint John the Forerunner in Constantinople into the Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque.
  • In 1781, after having conquered the Old City of Acre, Ottoman Muslims turned the Roman Catholic church built by Crusaders into the Jezzar Ahmet Pasha Mosque, where a hair from Muhammad’s beard is preserved.
  • In 1923, Muslims expelled Greeks from Turkey and turned Orthodox churches into mosques.
  • In World War II, Nazis allied with Bosnians and turned the prominent Artists’ Gallery Museum in Zagreb, Croatia, into a mosque.
  • In the 1950s, Muslims expelled Jews from Arab lands and turned synagogues into mosques.
  • Algerian Muslims warred against French colonial rule till France pulled out in 1962, after which the Cathedral of St. Philippe was turned into the Ketchaoua Mosque. Violence against Jews caused 30,000 to flee and the Great Synagogue of Oran was turned into the Mosque Abdellah Ben Salem.
  • In 1974, Turkish Muslims invaded northern Cyprus, and prominent Greek Orthodox churches were turned into mosques.
  • In 1981, Muslim immigrants to the Netherlands converted Amsterdam’s historic Catholic Sint-Ignatiuskerk into the Fatih Mosque, and a synagogue in The Hague into the Aksa Mosque.

Have we forgotten?

This all from the so-called “religion of peace”

4 Responses to “The “Ground Zero” Mosque and Reality vs. Hype”

  1. And I quote:

    I am perplexed that so many people are against a mosque being built near Ground Zero. I think it should be the goal of every American to be tolerant. The mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.

    That is why I also propose that two gay nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque thereby promoting tolerance within the mosque. We could call the clubs “The Turban Cowboy” and “You Mecca Me So Hot”.

    Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork and have an open barbeque with spare ribs as its daily special. Across the street a very daring lingerie store called “Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret” with sexy mannequins in the window modelling the goods.

    Next door to the lingerie shop, there would be room for an Adult Toy Shop (Koranal Knowledge?), its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store, maybe call it “Morehammered” or in the New York vernacular, “Mo’ Hammered”?

  2. And again I quote:

    I recently applied for a building permit for a new house.

    It was going to be 100 ft tall and 400 ft wide with 9 turrets at various heights and windows all over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system. It would have parking for 200 cars and I was going to paint it snot green with pink trim.

    The City Council told me to go to hell.

    So I sent in the application again; but this time I called it a Mosque.

    ….. Work starts on Monday …..

  3. Normally, I’m not such a big stickler for preserving “sites”. Frankly, with all of the innocent deaths in the world in all of its history, most of the currently held real estate we occupy is on top of mass deaths and destruction.

    I think the best memorial for any deaths should be to rebuild what was once there, perhaps even better and bigger, to show whoever that was that destroyed it, did not win. The best way to honor the dead is to not make a shrine to them, but to instead make their deaths mean something by showing future generations that we didn’t cower over their deaths. Two giant towers should be their memorial.

    Which is why I believe that a decade of an empty hole in the ground is more disgraceful than worrying about a mosque two blocks away.

    However, I posted the article/collection of videos because this isn’t just someone wanting to build a mosque two blocks away. This is done as a disgrace to those murdered on 9/11. This is allowing the enemy to plant their flag of victory, and that too is a disgrace.

    Greg Gutfeld wants to open a gay bar next door and their official response was “we would hope the owners of the proposed bar would consider the sensitivities of those attending the mosque.” Now that is the epitome of hypocrisy if I ever saw it. Never mind the insensitivity it is to build a mosque next to a place so many consider sacred that represents the very people that killed them. That is insensitive. That is intolerant.

    The truth is, it has nothing to do with sensitivity and nothing to do with tolerance. This is a “victory mosque” plain and simple.

    There is no Shinto temple near Pearl Harbor, nor should there be. That would be insensitive. There are no Christian churches being built near former Nazi concentration camps. To do so would be insensitive to the Jewish people. When a convent was scheduled to be built next to one the Jewish people asked the Pope not to and he agreed, and apologized, that it would be insensitive and moved it to a different location. Why? Because he’s a decent human being.

    Not once, in the entire history of Islam has it ever considered the sensitivities of those near its Mosques. Mosques in conquered lands are supposed to be built on sacred sites as a sign of power. It is the ultimate in insensitivity.

    The Cordoba Project is just a complete and insensitive lie. Once again Islam, I can’t hear what you’re saying over your actions. I suspect Taqiyya here.

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