Here’s an interesting piece that displays the level of ignorance and mediocrity that has become the hallmark of modern news journalism. The media believes in the positive hype about the Rauf in spite of the facts that speak differently, and so the tone of the article takes to dismissing criticisms while presenting Rauf in the best light possible. The fundamustard couldn’t be more happy, the media eats out of his hands like little lap dogs.
NOTE: While Rauf and others like him talk of integration, (like Tariq Ramadan) please be reminded that it only goes one way, towards appeasing Islamic sensibilities. When their numbers reach critical mass, the sheer amount of their numbers will change that society forever. The implementation of sharia is the sole motivating goal of these mohammedans, and one needs only to glance at the historical record to see what has become of other civilizations once they’ve achieved political power. It won’t be any different this time around either, perhaps even quicker than it times past, since the majority of the politicians and the media are eager to accommodate them.
H/T Scottish Infidel
Feisal Rauf: Will that be draft or a bottle?
Ground Zero imam gives Scotland his recipe for successful multiculturalism
by Vicky Allan 28 Aug 2011
AMERICA’S most controversial imam – the man at the centre of the storm over plans for the “Ground Zero Mosque” in New York last year – flew into Edinburgh yesterday to tell the Festival of Spirituality and Peace that greater integration between Islam and the West depends on the incorporation of Sharia law into the legal systems of the UK and the United States as well as Muslims adopting the culture of their host countries.
[TT: It’s a lie, there is no intention of adopting the host culture, they reject it]
Many see Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as an Islamic moderate even though he has been vilified in the US press as an apologist for radical Muslims. In an interview with the Sunday Herald, Rauf said he believes the world is in the grip of a “dangerous myth” and “self-fulfilling prophecy” that “Islam and the West are at war. But the real battleground is not between Islam and the West, but between the wise, fair-minded people of all faith traditions and the extremists.”
[TT: The West is at war with Islam, in the battle of ideologies, Western values against the ones prized by the warlord desert founder of Islam. Besides, the Koran divides up the world into the House of Islam and the House of War, they know that they’re at war and make no bones about it amongst themselves, it’s just the non-Muslim that has to get with it.]
Although he is a pro-US imam who has argued that America is the embodiment of Islam’s ideal society, Rauf became a hate figure in the US over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. The plan offended relatives of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and led to a US pastor proposing a “Burn a Koran day”.
[TT: He’s a pro-Islam liar first, everything else in his ideology floes from that. Do take note, anyone protesting their own subjugation, is to the media at large, ‘a hate monger.’]
Rauf says that when the project – a community centre containing a mosque – was announced on the front page of the New York Times [in December 2009] there was no reaction. But six months later, it was picked up by conservatives like Sarah Palin and became one of the most divisive subjects in US society. Rauf later said: “If I had known this would happen, cause this kind of pain, I wouldn’t have done it.”
[TT: The issue was picked up much earlier than that by the blogosphere, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, Gates of Vienna and a host of other blogs, including this blog, was blowing the horn on the Ground Zero mosque.]
Was he naïve? “What surprised me is that I’ve been in the United States for 46 years and I think of it as having a very strong concept of separation of church and society, and yet a house of worship was used in a political campaign,” Rauf said.
[TT: In spite of his living in the US for 46 years, he still doesn’t understand the US Constitution, as well as lying about the reasons why the building of that mosque upset people and gave rise to a louder, wider debate, even to the level of national politics. It was an offense to the people who lost loved ones on 9/11 for a mosque to be built on the hallowed ground where so many lost their lives at the hands of 19 pious Muslims.]
But most of his work is about dousing fires rather than fanning them. He often talks about the interweaving of Muslim and Western culture. Multi-culturalism, he believes, is the way forward, and the state we are globally shifting towards. America, he points out, has been more successful at this than Europe.
[TT: Again this A-hole (that’s what he is) misunderstands the US civil society that’s built upon the understanding of E Pluribus Unum, out of many is one. The melting pot is the direct opposite of divisive multiculturalism, something that should never be allowed to bear its deceased fruit upon US shores. This A-hole would like nothing better for the US to become a balkanized free for all, which would lead to the destruction of that constitutional democracy, something of which he knows nothing about, nor wants to know anything about. He’s a statist, he couldn’t care less.]
NOTE: Once again Michael Coren on Feisal Rauf and sharia law: