TO: Community Board 1 Members CC: Mayor Michael Bloomberg Governor David Paterson
We, the editors of Human Events and RedState.com, and the many Americans who have attached our signatures to this petition, hereby request your immediate personal intervention to block the construction of the proposed 13-story, Ground Zero mosque.
The building, with its towering design, "triumphantly” peering down on the hallowed ground where more than 3,000 Americans fell to an Islamic jihadist attack and constructed with questionable funding on a deliberately insensitive location means that, rather than fostering tolerance and understanding, the mosque is intended to symbolize Islamic victory over America and her Western values.
Throughout Islamic history, the placement of mosques has been an expression of conquest and superiority over non-Muslims. Muslims built the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock on the site of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem to assert Islam's superiority over Judaism. Similarly, the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople was converted into a mosque to assert the superiority of Islam over Christianity. An estimated 2,000 mosques in India were built on the sites of Hindu temples for the same reason. Even the proposed name of the Ground Zero mosque, "Cordoba House,” is a clear historical reference to the Spanish city where a church was converted into a mosque after the city was conquered by a Muslim army.
The Ground Zero mosque is not an issue of religious tolerance but of common decency. To build a mosque at Ground Zero is to stab at the hearts of those who lost loved ones in those attacks. We sincerely request that you do everything in your power to put a halt to this outrage immediately.
The Editors of Human Events
The Editors of RedState.com
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Stop the Mosque at Ground Zero