Imam Faisal Rauf spoke on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina this past Wednesday evening. His speech or talk was titled “American Citizenship: What the Ground Zero Mosque Means to Americans”. This is the full title of the speech he was delivering and not a single media outlet I could find reported it as such. They all listed the talk as just “American Citizenship”. Rauf spoke to a mainly student audience and he repeated the talk the next evening at the Duke Campus to yet another mainly academic crowd. For the UNC talk, he was paid $20,000 from ‘private and honorarium funds’. He chose his campus well, as we recall the students there are well indoctrinated Liberals who showed Tom Tancredo such a warm welcome back in 2009. I watched as a young man from the Daily Tarheel attempted to mingle with our group asking rather pointed and irrelevant questions, most of which were aimed at Tim Brown. It became apparent to all of us he was there to do a hit piece on Brown and was quickly given the cold shoulder.
Even fewer mentioned that an alternative talk (of which I attended) was being hosted by the Christian Action Network to remember the families and victims of 9/11 just a block away. Few of them mentioned where the counter-event was even being held and barely included CAN being the host. At that counter-meeting, the film “Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque” was watched. It was eye-opening, to say the least. If you have not heard of this film, you can watch the trailer here. I urge you to see it – if you can, order a copy. It is something every American should see. Following the movie there were a few words from various speakers. Their words rang true in every line and every syllable. One of the most important things I took away from that meeting was that I was not alone in my anger over this Victory Mosque and that my gut instinct, which tells me from the very core of my being, is right: This Mosque is a second attack and it is evil.
I have included information on here:
Martin Mawyer, the President of the Christian Action Network and producer of “Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega Mosque.”
Tim Brown, a retired New York City firefighter and first responder on 9/11. He is also the founder of The Bravest, an organization supporting the families of the fallen members of the New York Fire Department and is a leading critic of Park51.
Michael Burke, the brother of Captain Billy Burke, a New York City firefighter whose life was lost on 9/11. He will tell you the heroic story of his brother, who safely exited the World Trade Center and instead of choosing to return home to his family, re-entered the attacked building to save the lives of others.
Andy Sullivan, the founder of the 9/11 Hard Hat Pledge, a petition signed by construction workers pledging to never participate in the construction of the Ground Zero Mosque. He escaped the World Trade Center before it collapsed and worked for weeks with the bucket brigade to search for survivors and the remains of victims in the rubble.
Gadi Adelman, Counter terror expert, author and host of “America Akbar” radio show has studied terror and Islam for over 35 years. He has written extensively on the Ground Zero mosque as well as its founder Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf and his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He lectures and teaches to our law enforcement and has been outspoken on the threat of Sharia law and terrorism since returning to the United States from Israel in 1981.
Following the speakers, a candle-lit walk was taken from the meeting to the front of Hill Hall. We were met by numerous campus and Chapel Hill Police, who I think were expecting a larger or more volatile crowd than we presented. Silently, we stood in a semi-circle and if one were standing close enough to us, one could hear prayers being said and names being murmured as we remembered those who perished on 9/11. There were of course student ‘protesters’ lined up opposite us with signs that said things like ‘Bigots = traitors’ and ‘Stop bashing Islam’. Out of the corner of my eye I caught one student filming us from behind his sign and heard him say, with a laugh, ‘look at us filming the protesters who are in turn filming us.’ As I passed I replied “We are not protesting, we are remembering.” The kid laughed at me. I am pretty certain he was either nine or maybe even ten years old when 9/11 happened . I wonder what his parents would think about him laughing at people holding vigil for the fallen of that day. I know what I think of him – he’s one of many who are following the Pied Piper Rauf and live in utter ignorance of the reality of 9/11 and this mosque.
Enough press was given to Rauf about this talk at UNC and his slippery slope of veiled threats should we even question his motives in building the Victory mosque. His own words are subtle yet the proof lies in them: “”What we Muslims are going through today is analogous to what the Jewish community and the Catholic community went through a century ago, 70 years ago to 150 years ago, in terms of struggling for acceptance among the broader American community,” said Imam Rauf.” SERIOUSLY??
He claims the opposers of the mosque have changed the message about his Mosque project. Really? It would seem to me that it is HE who has changed the message. It went from being a mosque to being a community center to an interfaith community center to now a cultural center. Also, wasn’t it originally called Cordoba House in line with the backing group the Cordoba Initiative? Wasn’t that also the site in Cordoba, Spain where one of the largest Mosques in Europe stands as a victory symbol after the last major Muslim Caliphate? Why, yes. It is. Now it’s Park 51; a name the took on in order to draw attention away from the original name and be less conspicuous in public filings. When Muslims conquer a city or place of significance, they build a mosque as a symbol of that victory and a reminder to the non-believers (those that live enslaved that is) of who conquered them.
A little about The Imam. Rauf is Kuwaiti born and a U.S. Naturalized citizen. He is also very polished and adept in the use of al taqiyya. To those unfamiliar with that term, it means lying to the infidels under certain circumstances. Such situations are those that advance the cause Islam. This is often done while conducting ‘soft Jihad‘ (or Stealth Jihad or Dawa). and by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their weaknesses and defeat them from within. Rauf has been around a bit. Going on ‘muslim outreach’ tours in the Middle East on the taxpayer dime for the Obama administration and even during the Bush years as a ‘sensitivity trainer’ on Islam. When I read that I nearly fell out of my chair. This man has done nothing but warn us that if we don’t submit and accept ‘the religion of peace and tolerance’ that it will upset the Muslim world and we’ll have attacks on America again. Don’t even get me started on his support for HAMAS or that the second in command on the Victory mosque as a rap sheet longer than my arm and past ties to terrorists. Read Rauf’s profile here.
The attack on 9/11 did not end 10 years ago. It is alive and still here:
Groups to Check out and Stay Involved with regarding this Victory Mosque: