Daisy Khan Blames Republicans For Ground Zero Mosque Problems

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Daisy Khan, wife of Imam Rauf, says there is too much at stake to back down on the Ground Zero Mosque now.

“There is too much at stake, constitutional rights, the development of the Muslims here, how the world is watching the United States. We tell people America upholds religious freedom. We should not compromise those values.”

She maintains that the resistance has strengthened the resolve of the mosque supporters, she states that the supporters worry that if they cave on this issue that they may be next. (Whatever the Hell that means) She emphasizes that Americans must realize that not all Muslims are extremists and they must learn to distinguish between extremists and moderate Muslims and not be ruled by Islamaphobia.

Khan said the organizers “will have a dialogue” with the families of 9/11 victims, but added about the mosque site: “It is private property. To walk away without taking everything into consideration would be irresponsible.”

Instead of creating enemies, she said, she hopes this controversy will help people better understand Islam.
“We are debating about having a healing dialogue, building bridges, and this whole thing has turned into the opposite of what we have envisioned,” she said.

Khan said she is completely taken aback by the opposition.

Many people are asking why they are pursuing the project if they only want to build a dialogue with America?

She maintains that partisan strife is causing the conflict and that the Republicans are really going after them. She considers the construction of the Ground Zero Mosque to be a “defining moment” for Islam: hold on babe, isn’t it supposed to build a dialogue with Americans and Muslims? I hear warning bells in the background.

They won’t build it! Hardhats vow not to work on controversial mosque near Ground Zero

There is a movement among the union construction workers to refuse to work on the site.

“It’s a very touchy thing because they want to do this on sacred ground,” said Dave Kaiser, 38, a blaster who is working to rebuild the World Trade Center site.

“I wouldn’t work there, especially after I found out about what the imam said about U.S. policy being responsible for 9/11,” Kaiser said.

The grass-roots movement is gaining momentum on the Internet. One construction worker created the “Hard Hat Pledge” on his blog and asked others to vow not to work on the project if it stays on Park Place.

“Thousands of people are signing up from all over the country,” said creator Andy Sullivan, a construction worker from Brooklyn. “People who sell glass, steel, lumber, insurance. They are all refusing to do work if they build there.”

This is a very interesting development, because of Obama’s dependency on the union rank and file for support; however, anyone who has worked high construction, wll tell you union solidarity among those who risk their life is totally different than among the Service Employees and Teacher’s Unions. It looks like Obama, in his desire to preen in front of the camera, has stepped in deep manure this time

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44 Responses to “Daisy Khan Blames Republicans For Ground Zero Mosque Problems”

  1. 26

    ilovebeeswarzone

    TALLGRASS: hi, I did’nt know that you where from TEXAS also, nice to hear from you ,
    THE PATRIOTS of AMERICA are very much appreciate and respected in this place, even if they set fire here,sometimes, we extinguish it [that was a difficult word], best to you. bye

  2. 28

    wordsmith

    @tallgrass #18:

    What did we see on the streets of Cairo, Palestine, Tehran after 911? We saw the throngs of joyful celebration, burning of the US Flag and the millions of illiterate jihadist dancing in the streets at the euphoria of calamity.

    How much of that is an accurate representation of the whole breadth of the Islamic world and how much of it is based on distortion?

    And how much of the anti-Americanism abroad in Muslim countries can be chalked up to theology, and how much to something other than religion as the prime driver of anti-Americanism?

  3. 29

    wordsmith

    @Spike #22:

    To Numbers 3,17 and 18 all I can say is… DITTO 8)

    All I can add to that is, some commenters appear to want to become what they profess to hate and to be fighting against.

    And they become willing pawns to bin Laden and al Qaeda’s failed mission to rally the Muslim world to answer the clarion call of jihadism.

  4. 30

    Indigo Red

    Daisy Khan is probably more right than she is given credit. Had it not been for the outrage expressed by Americans who also happen to be Republicans, most probably nothing would have been said at all.

  5. 32

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Daisy Kahn, is wrong to blame THE REPUBLICANS alone:
    SHE should have blame the majority of AMERICA who where showing them how COMPASSION
    is in AMERICA by asking them to do it but somewhere else, because of first the tragedy of 9/11 done by terrorists of their same FAITH, that killed about 300000 peoples, hurting around 60000
    peoples, some died later; AND breaking hearts and familys for generations to come;
    TOLERANCE for AMERICA who has proven their TOLERANCE by allowing you AND many more THE PRIVILEDGE,
    to live with them in this beautifull AMERICA.

  6. 33

    MataHarley

    premium_subscriber

    @ilovebeeswarzone: it started with this year’s hot and heavy coverage with Pamela Geller… months after this was all going down. Actually, Cordoba Initiative have been shopping for the center they want to build since 1999. This building was purchased by Soho in 2008. I believe a few news blurbs in early/mid 2009, with no fire or outrage. They were putting paperwork thru up until last September. The media either doesn’t cover NYC district planning meetings, or doesn’t care.

    Five months later, Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller pick up on it. Geller gets some talking heads circuits, then the B list bloggers (like us… not a slight, just a fact) pick up on it third hand over three weeks later. It doesn’t get traction until the personal innuendos and unsubstantiated accusations against Rauf… who’s been sent on two similar outreach missions by Bush… get launched – again by Spencer and Geller.

    I first saw Spencer’s Jihad Watch report on May 7th. Three days later, a a guy shows up at a Jacksonville, FL mosque during evening prayers with a can of gasolene and a pipe bomb. That’s only the start of stepped up Muslim hate crimes in FL since Cordoba House was thrust into the spotlight.

    So if you wish to bring “credit” for stirring up anti-Islam emotions, as Geller has been doing with every mosque miles to states away from Ground Zero, you should “credit” the correct people.

    Here’s a few realities from a fair (most often) blogger from Real Clear Politics today. This same RCP blogger was also defending tea party members against the racist charge after public polls were released. She does some serious gnawing at the talking points with what’s been going on before Spencer and Geller caught the scent… and prefer to stay blissfully unaware.

    INRE Newt, he jumped on the band wagon late to ride the poll numbers wave. And oh, BTW, has decided he will not be a headline speaker at Geller’s/etal protest rally in front of 51 Park on Sept 11th. Also turning the combo 911 attack/mosque protest rally down for speaking is Peter King. Apparently both are anti-“mosque”, but not willing to step in too deep anymore. Perhaps they recognize bad juju when they see it… albeit late.

  7. 34

    PatriotUSA

    I know a bit about TexasFred and his comments are indeed hot and many see them as inflamatory and way over the line. Perhaps, but it is the likes of TexasFred, and others like him are part and parcel of the ones who will be the first in line to stand in harm’s way to the threats
    that are now coming full circle against our country and the very foundations on which it has been built. TexasFred NEVER minces words or hides what he believes in behind lies and flowery, meaningless rhetoric. You always know where TexasFred stands and that is more than cab be said about many, many people. I have been commenting here off and on for awhile now and most folks can read about who I am and what I believe. I dsagree with many of the comments here about islam and muslims but will just not get into a yelling match or pissing contest in this forum. It is not the proper place for this, at lesat in my opinion. I stand against islam, sharia law and wish the moderates that are part of islam would come out and fight against the perversion and violence that has hijacked this ideology. You can call it a ‘religion’ if you want but it really is not. Many, many mosques are centers for jihadist activities and jihad comes in many forms. islam is using our own Constitution and laws against us. They are being aided by liberal, far left activist judges and politicians who legislate from the bench and their ‘feelings, not the law of the land.

    I stand with TexasFred but there are other ways to combat islam and sharia law. Violence may be required at some point and I pray we never see that day. Every day as part of my prayers, I pray that muslims will be freed from the trap that they may have been born into, forced into to accepting, or willingly converted to. One only has to cast their eyes upon Europe and England to see what our future is. That is not a future I want any part of and 1979 was the start of long road for me personally in regard to islam. I dislike islam and sharia law to the extreme but it is not a hate issue for me.

    Geert Wilders, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Ibn Warriq, Wafa Sultan, Christopher Logan, Baron Bodissey, myself and many others all share in bringing islam and sharia law into the spotlight. We have been called so many names and accused of so many things that are not true it is actaully quite sad and disgusting. But that is to be expected and will not deter me or most others who fall under the label of Counter Jihadists. I have had several fatwas issued against me and am a CCW individual. I do not take chances nor am I ever without adequate protection. Just my thoughts and I need another cold IPA.

  8. 35

    Randy

    During my 3 years in Iraq, I met many Moslems. In some cases, I trusted them with my life. If one thinks about their dedication to their religion and how they react to the radical teachings, you can put them into several classifications. There were many times when my life depended on Iraqi Moslems. All of us with my rank had a bounty on our head that was more than the average Iraqi could make in a decade. I am still here to write.

    I am not sure of what the number or percentage of Iraqi Moslems who are not radical. There are many. I believe that if they had planned a Mosque at ground zero, they would change the location after they knew what ground zero means to me and others in the US. They would believe it to be what God would want.

    I do not believe that Moslems are more religious than are Christians. I have watched them being served forbidden beverages while they waited for the plane to lift off the ground. They are good Moslems on Friday as many of us are on Sunday.

    I respect those people I met as men and women. I respect them for who they are. I respect them also because they believe in something beyond themselves. The unfortunate part about them is they all live in a country where they fear for their lives at the hand of radical Moslems. That is true even here. Look at the honor killings that have occurred here in the US.

    I doubt that anyone here could consider killing the people I met in Iraq. Some I met at the prisons, yes. Every time we paint a class of people with the same brush without considering that they are all individuals, we end up painting ourselves into a corner with no place to go. Many times, we also look much more stupid that we really are, too.

    Randy

  9. 36

    Tallgrass

    Tell you what . . . you get the imam and crazy daisy to change the name to “Interdenominational Theological and Cultural Exchange Center” . . . allow the various faiths to participate . .. create a multi-denominational chapel, a single chapel, not one for each, with the Cross, Cresecent, Wheel of Buddah, and other icons of the various faiths to be equally represented. Bingo, you will have my total support.

  10. 38

    DrJohn

    author

    email I received:

    I recently applied for a building permit for a new house.

    It was going to be 100 ft tall and 400 ft wide with 9 turrets at
    various heights and windows all over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system. It would have parking for 200 cars and I was going to paint it green with pink trim.

    The City Council told me to go to hell.

    So I sent in the application again; but this time I called it a Mosque.

    Work starts on Monday…

  11. 40

    Spike

    Wordsmith:

    Believe as you wish! My agreement with the posters above, at least for me isn’t about hate, its about Reality. I concur with they’re opinions on how Muslims feel about Americans,
    for the most part they hate and if they could, they would probably wipe America off the face of the earth. Every time one of our military fall they rejoice! .

    Like the other three posters i will assume,I am a Super Patriot! I gave my 3 years to the U.S Army Airborne (67-70) like my Father before me who parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Div.
    There is no other reason in my opinion to build that mosque except to Gloat and store weapons in for what is inevitably coming. Stay in denial like Chamberlain of WII, But, I believe we will be fighting them here real soon!

    “All I can add to that is, some commenters appear to want to become what they profess to hate and to be fighting against.

    And they become willing pawns to bin Laden and al Qaeda’s failed mission to rally the Muslim world to answer the clarion call of jihadism.”

  12. 41

    PatriotUSA

    Spike wrote:

    “There is no other reason in my opinion to build that mosque except to Gloat and store weapons in for what is inevitably coming. Stay in denial like Chamberlain of WII, But, I believe we will be fighting them here real soon! ”

    Indeed and agreed. One only has to look back on the last 1400 years of islamic history with
    it’s estimated 270 million dead, countless cultures and societies ran over, ruined and trampled into oblivion through the implementation of islamic sharia law. It has changed very little. LOOK for Steve Emerson’s report coming out at the Investigative Report On Terrorism this week on the
    imam Rauf Faisal who is one of the main cogs behind the GZ mosque. He calls himself a moderate!
    Read this report and then tell me this guy is a ‘moderate muslim.’

    My grandfather fought in WW1, my uncles and dad in WW2 and Korea. I have never been in the military myself but not for lack of trying. Three serious shoulder surgeries in high school kept me out. I tried to join up several times but was always never made it cause of my shoulders. I try to support and help in other ways and have since 1971. My family has ones who served and gave their all in Europe and they are buried over there. If the situation ever came up and I was needed and asked, even at my age and with my banged up body, I would go in a heart beat. Just the way I have always been.

    Yes, it is about reality, Spike, very much so. islam is incompatible with the West. That is our reality.

  13. 42

    Spike

    PATRIOTUSA:

    Thank you for that support,it is clearly obvious that you are a PATRIOT and I have no doubt ,based
    on the passion I see in your words that you would stand next American Gunfighters if needed.

  14. 43

    PatriotUSA

    Spike,
    Very locked and loaded, never can have enough. I appreciate your words.of support. Yes, in a instant would I stand next to American Gunfighters. Most of my very close friends have all served in the military, are in law enforcement or are ones of like spirit, honor, duty who love God, family and country. My site is linked to many Counter Jihadist sites for those who might interested.

    FA is a really fine site. All may not agree on everything but there is respect and honor here. So badly lacking in many others sites one can go to. Thanks to all who do FA!!!!

  15. 44

    Spike

    PATRIOTUSA,

    Speaking of Law Enforcement, I am a retired LAPD Officer Having served in So Cental Los Angeles
    (77th street Division) and Pacific ( formerly Venice Div). Everyday I yearn to see our Country get back to what I believe were the two best Decades in America The Forties and the Fifties (Pre hippies 😉 Patriot, I will concur that this is a great site to read, learn and post on and the folks who monitor it all mean well when they critique our passionate comments.

    Praise the Lord and pass the the Ammunition! Catch up to you on the next hot topic

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