What a huge slap in the face from the Muslim community. Many Americans were outraged when they heard that a mosque was being built steps away from Ground Zero. If the thought of a mosque near the spot where thousands of Americans died because of the violent, hateful ideology of Islam isn't infuriating enough, it's planned dedication for September 11th is evidence of Muslim insensitivity. But, now it gets worse because mosque number two is in the works.
Read from Atlas Shrugs:
Second 911 Mosque at Ground Zero: "Help us raise the flag of 'LA ILLAH ILLA ALLAH' in downtown Manhattan."
"These mosques, symbols of Islamic triumphalism, will be icons on every Islamic and jihadist website. Despicable. Wouldn't it have been a wonderful, peace loving gesture for the ummah to have declared ground zero a mosque free zone?
That could never happen. 911 is, for Islam, the day they conquered America. Imagine the Muslim call to prayer at Ground Zero.
Smaller Mosque Near Ground Zero by Ed Barnes - FOXNews.com
'As controversy surrounds the construction of a 13-story mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, FOX News has learned that an effort to place a second mosque close to the hallowed site in New York City is in its advanced stages.
As controversy surrounds the construction of a 13-story mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, FOX News has learned that an effort to place a second mosque close to the hallowed site in New York City is in its advanced stages.
The Masjid Mosque has raised $8.5 million and is seeking an additional $2.5 million to begin construction. While it apparently has not settled on a final location, it has told donors it plans to build very close to where 3,000 people were killed in the September 11 terror attacks.
In fact, the website appealing for donations boldly states that it plans to "build the 'House of Allah' next to the World Trade Center. Help us raise the flag of 'LA ILLAH ILLA ALLAH' in downtown Manhattan."
One source said he believed the planners are considering a five-story building on 23 Park Place, closer to Ground Zero than the 13-story mosque the Cordoba Initiative is planning to build. But a tax record search shows that 23 Park Place is in private hands and has not changed owners since 2008.
Unlike the massive $100 million Cordoba House mosque, the Masjid Mosque is small – and it is no stranger to the neighborhood. Since 1970 it had been located at 12 Warren Street, about four blocks north of the World Trade Center, in a neat but nondescript industrial space that once housed a printing shop. It lost its lease in 2008 when the building was sold, and it was evicted from its second-floor prayer space on May 25 of that year. Since then it has been operating out a cramped basement space in a nearby building at 20 Warren Street.
On Friday evenings the mosque, which is popular with street vendors and taxi drivers, becomes so crowded that worshipers spill onto nearby sidewalks to pray in what has come to be a community event.'"