Permanent Prohibition of the Proposed “Cordoba II” Mosque at Ground Zero 19 August 2010 On 12 September 1683, the King
of Poland John III Sobieski led the Polish-Austrian-German forces that successfully stopped the advance of Islam in Europe and crushed the Turkish Ottoman Empire in Vienna. Following the battle, Sobieski paraphrased Julius Caesar's famous quote by saying “veni, vidi, Deus vicit” – “I came, I saw, God conquered.” Nearly three hundred twenty-seven years later since the execution of the Turkish Ottoman leader Kara Mustafa Pasha on 25 December 1683, what have we learned regarding the course of history replete with examples of this unrelenting enemy? Human nature is predictable as the warnings from the annals of history are too often ignored at the peril of humanity. Consequently, this enemy was not permanently defeated, as the Islamic jihadist forces of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem aligned with Adolf Hitler in designing the Final Solution. Today, Europe is an example of the destructive forces of Islamic dhimmitude, the imposition of sharia law at various levels in European governments and the erosion of fundamental civil liberties celebrated by Western Civilization. The Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders continues to issue warnings to Dutch citizens, members of the European Parliament, international leaders and the United States Congress. The spirit of this same Islamic jihadist enemy is on United States soil in 2010 while creeping sharia and libel lawfare go largely unchecked and undetected by our federal and state governments. In three weeks, the United States commemorates the 9th anniversary of 11 September 2001. Tragically, no completed memorial exists at Ground Zero for the innocent men, women and children murdered in cold blood by an enemy entrenched on the soil of the United States. Our present reality is the current administration of Barack Hussein Obama showing solidarity with the internationally recognized terrorist organization Hamas, a front for the Muslim Brotherhood, to support a Muslim Brotherhood sanctioned mosque near the hallowed site of Ground Zero in New York City. United States Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is calling for an active investigation of the financing of groups across the country comprised of patriotic, God fearing, freedom loving, Constitution supporting, law abiding citizens who stand in opposition to this mosque at Ground Zero. The policy positions of Obama and Pelosi are most alarming given the multiple terrorist attacks and attempted attacks by radical Islamic jihadists in the United States since the beginning of 2009. Instead of our government safeguarding the United States from the advance of the international terrorist organization Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, the administration of Barack Hussein Obama and the State Department are using taxpayer dollars to send the Muslim Brotherhood linked Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of this proposed mosque on a trip abroad to spread blatant lies regarding modus operandi of Islam in the United States. Whatever happened to stopping radical Islamic jihadist terrorist networks from expanding in the United States? What is not to be understood properly framing the issue that the advance of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States must be terminated without further delay?? What is not to be
understood properly framing the issue that the potential relocation of this house of hatred fails to address and solve the problem of a vicious enemy hell bent on destroying the United States?? When an Illinois Republican candidate for United States Senate, recently said the mosque should simply be moved to another location, the enemy has gained a stronghold in a culture of political correctness that has besieged even our nation’s lawmakers. Relocation of the mosque fails to identify the problems with the mosque in the first place and the underlying threat to our national security. From the US Government Exhibit 003-0085; 3:04-CR-240-G; US v. Holy Land Foundation, et al, the modus operandi of the Muslim Brotherhood is clearly defined as the following: “The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” Seriously, what do our members of government not understand regarding the deadly goals of the Muslim Brotherhood? In an interview with 60 Minutes on 30 September 2001, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf stated, “I wouldn't say that the United States deserved what happened, but United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.” And this is who Barack Hussein Obama and the State Department choose to send abroad at the expense of taxpayers and the victims’ families of 11 September 2001?? This proposed mosque whose planners named after the famous Cordoba Mosque in Europe is sanctioned by the Muslim Brotherhood. Individuals who know history realize the Cordoba Mosque in Andalusia, Spain was built on the site of the Christian Visigothic church of St. Vincent. This occurred after the Muslim conquest of Spain. Hence, the current plans for this proposed mosque in New York City supported by Barack Hussein Obama and the terrorist organization Hamas represent a most decisive ideological conflict of our time, an affront and assault on the freedoms and liberties we champion in the United States. Islam mandates the imposition of Sharia law in systems where sharia law does not exist. In his address to the Nation on Troop Surge in Iraq on 10 January 2007, President George W. Bush stated that “On September the 11th, 2001, we saw what a refuge for extremists on the other side of the world could bring to the streets of our own cities.” Subsequently, Barack Hussein Obama sides with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas in supporting the “Cordoba II” mosque at Ground Zero, and agrees in principle through his support of this mosque and this imam with the modus operandi of the Muslim Brotherhood which declares their clear intention to destroy our way of life in the United States. The clear solution regarding the proposed plans and location for this “Cordoba II” mosque is simple. The mosque must not ever be built at or near the site of Ground Zero in New York City. In fact, the “Cordoba II” mosque should have a permanent prohibition with no chance for being rebuilt in any location in the United States. This is not intolerance. This is a fight to preserve the freedoms and liberties we cherish in the United States and the Western World. This is a direct confrontation with the insidious forces of the international terrorist organization Muslim
Brotherhood here on United States soil, an organization that has sponsored and sanctioned terror against all non Muslims in the international community. Properly framing the issue, Islam has not been hijacked as the progressive left and majority of academics incorrectly and falsely claim. The text of the Qu’ran passages range from less violent to most violent from the beginning to the last chapter. Where in the Christian Bible or the Jewish Torah and Tanakh do we see the promotion of such violence? In Islam the Gate of Ijtihad allows for no further questioning regarding the teachings of the Qu’ran. Islam has proven to be sociological paradigm fueled by hatred of humankind with no respect for the sanctity of life, dignity of individuals and freedoms accorded equally to both men and women, especially non Muslims, religious minorities in Islamic countries. Where are the so called moderate Muslim imams condemning the barbaric ideology of Islamic sharia law and the modus operandi of the Muslim Brotherhood? Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has firmly stated that there is no such thing as moderate Islam. The Qu’ran of Islam does not allow for a pick and choose ideology. Islam is replete with examples through history representing itself as a pathology of hatred and deception. When will our lawmakers in Washington, DC learn that political correctness is deadly? In a few weeks, we will pause to reflect on the lives of the 2,996 innocent men, women and children who were tragically taken from us on September 11, 2001. As we remember the 9th anniversary of the events that forever changed our country on September 11, 2001, critical challenges remain in the war on terrorism in the international community. We must stop at all costs the advance of the Muslim Brotherhood here on the soil of the United States. Let us not forget the words of President Ronald Reagan: “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.”
Will we succeed in time in turning the tide in our Republic?
Eric Voogd is a proactive member of the Chicago Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition and American Israel Chamber of Commerce. He has spent nearly a decade working with the Israel Lobby between Chicago and Washington, DC. His family's relatives in the Netherlands were recognized by Yad Vashem in 1979 for rescuing Jewish families during the Holocaust. As a fourteen year old, he had a firsthand encounter with terrorism in Jerusalem during the start of the first intifiada. He is a public speaker and frequent guest on national and international radio programs. He is able to be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter at amyisraelchai48.