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Thursday, September 9, 2010


This is getting more and more bizarre. We learned today that the pastor of Dove World Outreach Center, Terry Jones backed down on his pledge to burn Qur'ans on the 9th anniversary of 9/11. He did so while claiming that what he got in return was a pledge from Feisal Abdul Rauf to move the Ground Zero mosque. That claim is now in dispute. However, what is not in question is that Jones was meeting with a Hamas supporting Imam named Muhammad Musri, head of the Islamic Center of Central Florida when his phone rang.

Indications are it was a call from Washington, D.C. and that it was Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the other end, calling to dissuade Jones from burning the Qur'ans. Perhaps most perplexing is that FBI agents visited Jones while Musri apparently got a pass.

A video appearing on Big Peace on August 30th, implicated Imam Musri in fundraising for Hamas. My questions are these:

1.) Why was Musri the Muslim representative designated as the person to talk with Jones?
2.) Why did Jones agree to meet with Musri at all?
3.) How close are the ties between Musri and Feisal Abdul Rauf?

According to Musri in the video exchange with a local Fox reporter, both he and Jones are traveling to New York to meet with Rauf; what could go wrong there?

Here is the video of Musri being interviewed by a local reporter via Breitbart:


This could be a sign that the mosque protestors are winning the battle but they should absolutely not let up. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is probably telling the truth about one thing here. I don't think he expected the consistent pressure from mosque opponents. He likely did think there would be some initial resistance but that it would fade in this insane news cycle we're living in. He was wrong about that. Not only has the controversy grown but it has revealed some quite embarrassing things about the funding of this mosque; one of the men funding it contributed to the Holy Land Foundation in 1999.

Now, Rauf is expressing regret not for being insensitive but for the controversy the mosque has caused. Via the New York Post:
The imam behind the planned mosque near Ground Zero said Wednesday if he knew how controversial the Islamic center project would be, he "never would have done this."

Speaking in his first U.S. television interview, on CNN's "Larry King Live," Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf also said the issue had been politicized, adding, "some politicians have decided to use this for political purposes."
"It goes against the fundamental American principle of separation of church and state," he said.

"When we politicize religion it is dangerous."
How dare he. Islam itself is a political form of government with a religious component. The hypocrisy of that statement may trump that of Hillary Clinton, who supports burning the American flag but has a problem with burning Qur'ans.

If Rauf backs down, I guarantee the following will happen. He will play up the victim card by implying that those racist Islamophobes got their way and Rauf now has nowhere to go. Make no mistake. If Rauf decides not to move forward, it's because he's been found out and he's scared of where this all might lead. However, he will also pretend to take the high road by doing so, all the while demonizing as intolerant those who oppose construction of his mosque.

h/t to Free Republic


I never knew a video of a painting could be so powerful. John McNaughton is an artist who obviously sympathizes with the Tea Party movement. This painting is simply phenomenal. Watch the two minute video - you'll want to watch it again - to hear him explain the painting. The more you look at it, the more you'll see what McNaughton thinks of how our presidents treated our Constitution. A couple of my takeaways: If the president is applauding, McNaughton didn't think too highly of his contribution. Also, take a look at George W. Bush. He strikes me as a president who chose the wrong side in this battle in spite of his conscience.

One other take. For those Americans who think they're powerless to contribute to this extremely powerful movement known as the Tea Party - John McNaughton contributed mightily with a painting.

Click HERE for McNaughton's website.

h/t to Gateway Pundit.


CBS affiliate in New York reported the story of a black man who, after entering his home, told his wife to call the police while he went to get his AK-47. He suspected MS-13 gang members were going to do harm to his family. Five gang members showed up shortly thereafter, according to the homeowner, George Grier. After daring him to use the gun, more gang members appeared. Grier fired four warning shots into the ground, sending the gang members away.

It's exactly the kind of second amendment story that makes you feel good, right? Uh, not quite. Grier was arrested and charged with a felony for firing his weapon. Quoting from his attorney, John Lewis:
“What he’s initially charged with – A D felony reckless endangerment — requires a depraved indifference to human life, creating a risk that someone’s going to die. Shooting into a lawn doesn’t create a risk of anybody dying,” Lewis said.
The best part? Grier had the gun legally and has no criminal record.

Something continues to be very wrong in America. Where's Al Sharpton?

Via CBS 2

h/t to Jawa
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