About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Danger Of Practicing Islam

I know the link to Pat Condell's video explaining why the Cordoba House Mosque should not be built near Ground Zero is making the rounds because so many people have sent it to me - thanks to all of you.  Pat Condell is a controversial British writer & internet personality so judge for yourself the content of the video to make sure it makes sense to you - as I always ask you to do with everything. 
Thanks also to Dan Henninger for providing the above map showing just how close the proposed mosque @ 45 Park Place is to the corner of Church & Liberty Streets where Carol & I attended a rally on September 10, 2005.  That rally was part of a larger effort called "Take Back The Memorial" that was organized a few months earlier because enemies of America & our freedom were pouring money into the so-called International Freedom Center (IFC) to build a memorial on this site that would have displayed many human atrocities (gulags & slavery just to list two) in history & would have diluted the portion of what happened on 9/11/01 to the basement (literally) of the displays.  One of the leaders of that effort was Canadian Socialist George Soros - a multi billionaire & major contributor to the far left wing activist group Moveon.org. 
The Cordoba House mosque is the latest affront to the Ground Zero area and how to honor & remember the people who went to work & were killed that morning in those buildings & those who risked & lost their lives trying to help save other people who they did not even know. 
So now @ a Ramadan dinner @ the White House BO tells Muslim guests he has come down on the side of building the mosque @ the location shown on the above map using the Constitution (a document he only follows when he can use it as a weapon against us) to say "...as president, I believe that Muslims  have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country."  But of course practicing their religion was exactly what Mohammed Atta & Marwan Al-Shehhi were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001.


  1. I wonder what would happen if a synagogue, say 14 stories tall, were to be built directly to the east, i.e. next door. That way, all of the Muslim prayers would have to pass through the synagogue to go to Mecca. That might sour them on building their shrine to 9-11 there. I am sure you could find millions of people willing to pitch in $5 or $10 for the cause...

  2. I think Pat Condell's video is frighteningly true, and we really do need to express our feelings about such an atrocity as a Mosque at Ground Zero. Dan H's map really got the situation into perspective, seeing the proposal in black and white. Thanks for sending both!

  3. I just learned tonight that the site that they plan to use comprises the Burlington Coat Factory Store that was actually part of the collateral damage during the attack when a section of the plane that hit one of the Towers broke off on impact and landed on the roof of the building and through two floors of it. I understand the store hadn't opened for the day's business yet so there was no one in it. Had it been a little later, even more people would have died I believe this makes the choice of this property very suspect in terms of the possible propaganda use. I wonder why this information has not been common knowledge up to now.

  4. The "Cordoba Initiative" would erect a $100 million mosque and Islamic Center near Ground Zero, where nearly 3,000 Americans were killed on 9/11 . Faisal Abdul Rauf, the project's face, says it's about interfaith tolerance. Cordoba, though, was the Caliphate that marked its 711 A.D. conquest of Spain by converting an ancient church into a huge mosque complex. Rauf, who urges America to be more Sharia compliant, wrote a 2004 book called What's right with Islam is what's right with America - except overseas, where it was provocatively titled A call to prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the heart of America Post 9/11.

    Sometimes called "stealth Jihad", Dawa is the aggressive promotion of Islam by which influential Islamists promise to "conquer " America. Rauf's book was reissued by two American arms of the Muslim Brotherhood: the Islamic Society of North America and the International Institute of Islamic Thought . Note that, the Brotherhood was at the center of our government's recent prosecution of a Charitable front, the Holy Land Foundation, for sending millions of dollars to Hamas. It identified ISNA (which housed and directly funded Holy Land) and IIIT as participants in its "grand Jihad" aimed at "destroying the Western Civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house"..

    The Ground Zero mosque is a very bad idea