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Summary: A look at the controversial Ground Zero Mosque

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Introduction:

A If you have not heard of the controversy of the Ground Zero Mosque that is trying to be built just two blocks from were nearly 3,000 people perished at the hands of 19 Islamic terrorists, then you will become very familiar today with that story.

(13 stories, glass/steel, where 1 to 2 thousand Muslims would come to pray daily.)

1 Two weeks ago our President changed his stance on the building of the Mosque.

a Earlier in the month he refused to get involved in the topic because it was a local zoning issuing . . . like putting in a Starbucks.

b Last week, speaking at a White House IFTAR meal, meal Muslims end their fast during the month of Ramadan.

aa Show video

bb President Obama said he strongly supports the planned Islamic cultural center near the site of the 2001 World Trade Center attack.

cc Warned about not confusing mainstream Islam w/ the radical formed practiced by Al-Qaeda’s “ . . . gross distortion of the faith.”

2 Sarif-el-Gamal, Moque developer/Cordova Initive, said, “We are deeply moved and tremendously grateful for our President’s words.”

B The First Ammendement of the U.S. Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, . . . .or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; . . .or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; . . . or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

1 The Government is forbidden by the Constitution to endorse religion.

a The liberal, progressive courts have said the gov’t can not appear to endorse or commend any religion.

aa IL. In May, a group of senior citizens at the Ed Young Senior Citizen Center in Port Wentworth, Georgia were told to stop praying out loud over their meals. Why? Federally subsidized meals and violate the so called separation of church & state.

bb In Chicago last month, a graduate student from Northwestern University was arrested for praying the Rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility/abortion clinic.

b The left ignores the second part of the First Ammendment, “ . . . or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. . .”

2 Can you imagine what would have happened if the White House would have been hosting a dinner of Catholic Bishops over lent, and declared Catholic doctrine as mainstream and protestant doctrine as a gross distortion of the truth? Public outcry would have been deafening.

a We now operate by the godless rules & interpretation of the liberals . . . so lets apply it evenly.

b Our President (the head of the Government) endorsed mainstream Islam and condemned Jihads Islam as a gross distortion of the faith.

c According to progressive rules the President hit a home run because he hit the First Amendment out of the park.

aa Old folks praying over their federally subsidized food is a violation of the First Amendment.

bb But forbidding prayer is not prohibiting the free practice thereof?

cc It’s Christian and our Government wants no part of it.

3 The President can host a religious observance in the White House, interpret Islamic doctrine (decided was is good/bad), and nobody’s got a problem with it.

a This is the problem and should be recognized as the problem.

b Can you imagine if Bible Believing Christians would plan to demolish one of the buildings damaged on 9/11 and build a cathederal in its place?

aa The building would instantly be declared a landmark and off limits.

bb Be offensive to Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, occultists, athesists would blow their lid.

c The President & the supporters of the Ground Zero mosque are cloaking themselves in the Constitution to build anywhere they want.

d There are over 100 mosques in NYC already. (Not been denied a place to worship/pray)

I Why must they build it two blocks from Ground Zero?

A It’s just a building, preacher. No it isn’t! Cordoba Initiative

1 In the 8th century, Spain was invaded and conquered by Muslim invaders and summarily divided into 5 administrative caliphates:

a Andalusia, Galacia Portugal, Castile Leon, Aragon Calalonia, and Septimani.

b Cordoba was the name of the seat of Al Andalusia, center of Islamic learning.

2 Spain reconquered & regained their land starting in 1085 with Castile Leon and ended in 1492 when Al Andulusia surrendered to King Ferdiand of Spain.

B Islam teaches that territory once controlled by Islam, but falls back into the hands of infidels is still part of Dar al Islam (House of Islam.)

1 Jihadists believe that it is the duty of every Muslim to regain every inch of land in the world for the glory of Allah no matter how long it takes . . . even centuries.

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