Friday, July 9, 2010

Rick Lazio demagogues "Ground Zero Mosque" Issue

The Republican candidate for Governor of New York, Rick Lazio, is attempting to take advantage of the campaign against a planned Islamic cultural center in the neighborhood near the World Trade Center site.  Lazio's campaign, which has failed to garner much press coverage on subjects other than its lack of support, has latched onto the anti-mosque fear-mongering as an issue which is certain to attract press coverage, has an established, albeit controversial, constituency, and which puts his opponent in the election, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, in the position of having to decide whether or not to pursue an investigation.  Just how indefensible Lazio's push for an investigation is can be gauged by the article below.  Lazio claims that his demand for an investigation of the planned cultural center and mosque is based on "security issues".  When asked what those issues were, however, he was unable to name them.


from the Albany Times Union: Mosque: Lazio has questions, wants AG to find answers - Capitol Confidential

Rick Lazio was joined by 9/11 activists this morning at a Manhattan press conference where he called on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo — coincidentally, his gubernatorial opponent — to investigate the funding sources of the Cordoba Initiative. The organization wants to build a mosque and community center two blocks from Ground Zero.

The CI insists that the center will serve as both a community space — complete with basketball court and art gallery — as well as a place to foster dialogue between Muslims and the West. The plan has earned the support of many religious leaders as well as politicians such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Cuomo. But many groups representing 9/11 survivors and relatives are outraged by the plan, and numerous Republican candidates have leapt on the issue.

A few weeks ago, Senate aspirant Jay Townsend sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer calling on him to fight the plan — Townsend has made it the centerpiece of his official Web site. Carl Paladino has also come out against it.

At the presser, Lazio said he wants Cuomo “to examine what I believe is a serious security issue.”

The former Congressman was less exact when asked what that security issue might be. Lazio’s concerns are based on what he characterized as contradictory and vague explanations by the CI’s chairman, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, of the funding stream for the $100 million project. In the press conference and a letter to Cuomo’s office ... Lazio also cited Rauf’s unwillingness in interviews to say whether he considers Hamas to be a terrorist organization — although it’s unclear how the refusal to answer that question might prompt an investigation.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mayor "Napoleon" Bloomberg

Mayor Boobberg - er, Bloomberg - and his backstabbing cronies must have a $tupendou$ rea$on which they can't reveal for wanting a sharia-hugging mosque near Ground Zero.
But the sharia "cobra" they're toying with can quickly grow up and not be choosy as to whom it will strike soon after it announces "Smile, you're on Candid Scimitar and will soon be buried in a scimitary, ha ha ha!" - proving that one good backstabbing deserves another!
Incidentally, I thought up the following pro-life slogans which anyone is free to reprint: "Unborn babies should have the right to keep and bear arms - and legs and ears and eyes etc.!" and "Unborn babies should have the same right to be born alive that abortionists had!"
God-haters and America-haters may not realize how high the collective temperature has now risen in the hearts of true American patriots - many of whom are now willing to die for America right here in America if they get pushed completely over the line!
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And by all means visit Googleland and type in "Government-Approved Illegals" and "Un-Americans Fight Franklin Graham."

A Kansas Patriot

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Adam Holland said...

Just to translate/recap:

a) you believe that Mayor Bloomberg of New York, one of the richest men in the world, doesn't oppose the planned Islamic center because he's accepted some sort of bribe;

b) you believe that he supports instituting sharia law;

c) you believe that he and his supporters will be killed by Muslims if the center is built;

d) you connect opposition to the Islamic center with opposition to abortion, and believe that those who don't oppose the Islamic center hate God;

e) you call yourself a patriot, yet threaten a revolution because you believe that the majority of Americans and their representatives hate God and country;

f) you connect all of this to a treasonous conspiracy involving the president and a number of comedians;

g) this conspiracy can be uncovered by anyone using Google; and

h) you support Franklin Graham's opposition to illegal immigration.

Do you consider yourself typical of the teaparty movement or are your views saner than most?

Anonymous said...

"aDam_hOLLand" ? recap/translate the 1st post again as you make too many assumptions about the majority of new yorkers against this cordoba house built on the remains of those murdered 911.
Why don't you do a little research as to the funding and leadership of this particular mosque and maybe even acquaint yourself with an old islamic tradition :after the churches are leveled,they build their mosques. Look over to jerusalem too for a little bit of enlightnment.....how many mosques are ontop of the Temple Mount ?
islamocides leveled the WTC and now want their domination made known.

as to bloomturd,obviously there is some form of personal gain involved,the same way he made that deal with qUinn to have a 3rd term as mayor. You familiar with the wheeling and dealings here ? same bunch of frauds REFUSED to extend the leadership of guiliani THREE WEEKS but granted bloomberg a 3rd term,and IF you know anything,guiliani simply wanted that extension as nyc was still digging up the remains of the WTC-

ddn't think YOU know any political trivia or nyc games as you don't even know that no nation survives open borders and unregulated entry --you're at the least aware that all nations HAVE LAWS on immigration and these laws are enforced ? and the taxpayers are under NO OBLIGATION to be funding illegals.
didn't think so......
so inspite of your command of english and attempts to belittle anyone with dignity and common sense,you remain clueless.

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