The Imam, The Congressman & the Cordoba Center
In August I had sent Congressman Peters(D) MI-9 a letter requesting his position on the Cordoba Center in NYC. This was done shortly after President Obama proclaimed on National Television that “Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.” It was never a matter of a Constitutional Right, it was a matter of “is it right” to build a ‘Conquest Temple’ at the very heart of the worst attack on this nation in over 60 years.
Just recently I received a response over my concerns from Congressman Peters and within his response he stated this:
“The group backing the proposal is known as the Cordoba Initiative, an organization which promotes religious and cultural understanding between Muslims and the West. One of the project’s leaders, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is a New Yorker who for years has led a mosque located twelve blocks from the former World Trade Center site, and is regarded as a moderate Islamic voice …. Ultimately, my hope is that the people of New York City find a way to work together to honor the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11th, while preserving the ideal of religious freedom that enshrined in our Constitution.”
Pam Geller has been working tirelessly researching the cleric Feisal Abdel Rauf and uncovered an ‘off-mic’ interview with the cleric speaking of his ‘game plan’. Front Page Magazine broke the story giving Ms. Geller a wider audience for her revelations of this ‘moderate voice’ as claimed by Rep. Gary Peters.
- Revelation 1: “9/11 was a watershed, was a major catalytic force in, in catalyzing the attention towards the issue of Islam, it’s presence in the West.”
- Revelation 2: “If the entertainment media, the news media, was broadcasted in print, describe and speak about the issues in a different way it can help change perceptions profoundly, because it’s the media, which helps shape perceptions to a great degree. So if we have strategic action plays, designed plays, in the area of foreign policy, in the area of healing the divide, and then you unpack and give up Israel. You then have to have your offensive coaching stuff, your offensive coach and defensive coach and your head coach, we have to have our Palestinian coach, etc.”
- Revelation 3: “I am the head coach of this strategic initiative and the President of the United States, or the President of Malaysia, or the President of England, is like a player you want to bring in for particular plays. We look at it as American football, you want to gain yardage.”
This is breath taking ignorance for my Congressman to state this and gives me pause as to why Congress isn’t investigating this Imam rather than supporting him. It was recently revealed in Bob Woodwards book “Obama Wars” that the President had stated this nation could ‘absorb’ another terrorist attack. With the approval of building this ‘Center’ from our President and our Legislators, they are approving a “creation of an Islamic State, “The Ummah,” right here in America”