April 23, 2014

Ground Zero Mosque: a “Rabat”, not a “Cultural Center”

This article was written by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, a Roman Catholic priest. Fr. John comments on Amir Taheri's article in today's New York Daily News. Fr. John uses different font styles in his analysis which makes reading his post a bit difficult. It is worth the time to go through it however. Source: What Does the Prayer Really Say? Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Some time ago, at the recommendation of the great Fr. Welzbacher of St. Paul, I read Andrew McCarthy’s The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.  It was an excellent preparation, or propaedeutic, for the controversy over the proposal to build the mosque complex at Ground Zero in Manhattan.  And, yes, I think 51 Park Place qualifies as "ground zero" in the sense that landing gear from one of the airplanes struck the building.  As I listened and read about the "Cordoba House" proposal something about it sounded familiar.  McCarthy described how militant Islamists … [Read more...]

Pols Clueless on Ground Zero Mosque

Nat Henthoff

Nat Henthoff is a "liberal" in the real sense of the term. He is strongly committed to the dignity of the individual, human rights, and constitutional freedom. He draws from the great tradition of Western democratic ideals; the recognition that human dignity and freedom are sacrosanct and the foundation of law and policy. Henthoff is a clear thinker, his principles are sound and coherent, and he maintains a fierce independence that has won the trust and respect of readers across the cultural divides, including mine. He represents what reasoned, tolerant, and honest discourse -- what liberalism used to be before it got hijacked by the radical left -- is all about. (Read the second to the last paragraph. That's how the man has conducted his professional career.) Source: Real Clear Politics The angry national debate over Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's intention to build a mosque two blocks north of the horror of 9/11 at Ground Zero has been further fueled by supporter Nancy Pelosi … [Read more...]