Ground Zero mosque Feisal Abdul Rauf: Brothers…
I’m trying to Islamize America…eh no, wait, there’s a journo here,
What I’m really meant is that I’m trying to Americanize Islam
The fund raising tour of the Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf hits Bahrain with both feet running as the Western media and the locals wondering where in the hell he is. Most likely he’s busy telling his fellow Muslims what a great guy Obama is and that the Ground Zero mosque project is going full steam ahead, and that, inshallah, funds will be forthcoming, wink, nod, wink wink. KGS
Ground Zero imam plays hide & sheik
Lift the veil of secrecy!
People in the Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain fumed yesterday that the cleric behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque toured their country under tight wraps as part of a State Department-organized goodwill tour of the Middle East.
“This man comes from America to speak with us, but we can’t find him,” said Fatah Mardine, 27, in the capital city of Manama.
“Why must he be so secretive? It makes me think that his visit is just for show, which makes me angry.”
After a brief public appearance on Friday in which Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf preached about finding a way to “Americanize” Islam, he and his entourage have been under lock and key, with a tightly guarded itinerary that has locals scratching their heads.
And Abdul Yaseen said he had no idea what Rauf meant in his remarks to Associated Press Television News.
“I think Americans need to pay more attention and spend more time listening to the teachings of Islam, instead of getting their opinions on our religion from movies,” he said.
Many Bahrainis believe that despite the current controversy over the planned mosque and cultural center on Park Place, two blocks from Ground Zero — the project will eventually help foster a better understanding between the two cultures.
“It will do a good change to mix the religions between Arabs and the United States,” reasoned Houssam Banna.
“It’s a nice idea to have this contact between Americans and Muslims after September 11.”
NOTE: Yeah..riiiiiiight, Americans are really going to be endeared to Islam after the Muslims choose 9/11 hallowed ground for their mega mosque. Oh yes, this is going to fuel a lot of angst between the average American and the Muslim world, you can count on that.
It’s now immaterial whether NYC construction workers mount a victorious campaign against the building of the mosque which forces the planning board choose another site, the damage has been done, and serves as the best recruitment for the counterjihad one could have hoped for.