Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mosque at Ground Zero

Today our local leftist newspaper, the St. Petersburg Times, claimed that the Mosque at Ground Zero is “two long blocks away” from Ground Zero, relying on a report from the Washington Post – which as everyone knows is always 100% correct about everything.

What amazes me is how the leftists in this country have taken up the cause of a culture that threatens to bring us back to the dark ages and how they have completely distorted the facts.

What follows is a letter I wrote to the Times and which, no doubt, will be ignored.

Mosque at Ground Zero
First, for more than 25 years I worked in the Woolworth Building which is next to the World Trade Center and the proposed Mosque (previously Syms and after that the Burlington Coat ). I walked from the PATH station to the Woolworth Building daily and it took me less than a minute. The statement that the Mosque is “two long blocks” away is false: they are two normal city blocks away. Further, the Trade Center was clearly visible from the Burlington Coat Factory store. There are no “long” blocks in that area of downtown Manhattan and I suggest that the St. Petersburg Times would be better off checking facts on its own rather than relying on the Washington Post.

Second, one question that is not addressed is why isn’t St. Nicholas Church, the ONLY church destroyed on 9/11 and across from Ground Zero, getting the same fast track treatment as the Mosque? St. Nicholas existed for many years. Yet the Port Authority and politicians in favor of the Ground Zero mosque have done nothing to help St. Nicholas. Up until now the church has not gotten cooperation from the Port Authority. In fact, former Governor Pataki was recently quoted as saying that he did not understand why the Port Authority has put roadblocks in the way of reconstruction of the church.

Shouldn’t the arguments about religious freedom apply to St. Nicholas, a church with a presence at Ground Zero? Why aren’t liberal politicians, Obama, and the St. Petersburg Times expressing outrage about the treatment St. Nicholas is getting?

From Jim P., a Real Conservative

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1 comment:

trencherbone said...

The Victory Mosque affair has seriously damaged the image of The Religion of Peace™ in the eyes of ordinary Americans. We can consequently expect a lavish petrodollar-funded campaign of taqiyya (lying about Islam to the infidels) in the MSM, in an attempt to lull the public back to sleep.

So, as a high priority to immunize the American people against the coming onslaught of Islamic propaganda, could bloggers please familiarize their readership with the techniques of lying, deception, feigned moderation, guilt-inducement, diversionary tactics, twisted logic and half-truths embodied in the Islamic practice of taqiyya.