100,000 Square Foot Ground Zero Islamic Center Gets Approval!

First of all, this project is complete sign of disrespect by Muslims, but they are only concerned with advancing Islam. They can preach the Islam is peaceful line, all they want. It is just not true. Secondly, the board members that unanimously approved the Islamic center, are obviously uninformed on Islam. I guess that it would of been too much trouble for them, to do some actual research on the issue. We have to continue to educate, or Muslims will continue to destroy the West from within. It is up to us!
(Just look at how this building, would dominate the block.)

Hat tip to Mikey NYC.

Mosque to Open Two Blocks From World Trade Center
May 5, 2010

The downtown community has mixed feelings about plans for an Islamic center near Ground Zero, but Community Board 1 approved the plan Wednesday night.

By Julie Shapiro
DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

FINANCIAL DISTRICT —

The old Burlington Coat Factory building on Park Place has sat shuttered and empty since the landing gear from a hijacked plane crashed through the roof on 9/11.

Now, a Muslim group hopes to build a mosque and cultural center there, replacing what they see as the worst of Islam with the best.

“We have a vision that is opposite the vision of the extremists,” said Daisy Khan, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, the group behind the center. “We want to be a driving force for the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.”

Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee embraced the center’s message of tolerance and voted unanimously Wednesday night to support the project.

“Finally we can get that ugly space taken care of,” said Pat Moore, a member of the committee who lives nearby.

A preliminary rendering of the 13-story Cordoba House on Park Place.But other members of the community, who did not attend Wednesday’s meeting, want the mosque to find a different home.

“It doesn’t belong down here,” said Rosemary Cain, whose firefighter son was killed on 9/11. “It makes me sick to think the city would allow such a thing.”

While Cain acknowledged that “not every person who is Muslim is a terrorist,” she thinks the Muslim community as a whole never sufficiently declaimed the attacks.

John Schmidt, 29, a construction worker who is rebuilding the World Trade Center, also got angry when he heard about the plans.

“No way,” he said. “Muslims bombed the towers. Why would they put a mosque next to the Freedom Tower?”

Khan envisions the $100 million, 100,000-square-foot Cordoba House as much more than a mosque: She wants it to be a gathering place for the entire downtown community, including residents, workers and tourists, whether they are Muslim or not.

The 13-story center, which could open as soon as 2013 at 45 Park Place, will include a 500-seat auditorium, a basketball court, a swimming pool and a kitchen for cooking classes. Khan hopes to host interfaith conferences and panels along with more lighthearted events like a Muslim Idol talent competition.

Iqbal Hossain Chowdhury, 42, who runs a newsstand on Park Place, said the center would provide much-needed education for Muslims as well as non-Muslims.

“People read the Koran and they don’t know the meaning,” said Chowdhury, who is Muslim. “It is good for them to learn — to learn is best.”

Matt Migeal, 39, who was selling 9/11 photo books in front of the World Trade Center on Wednesday, also thought it was good for the mosque to move in.

“This didn’t happen because of Muslim people,” Migeal said, gesturing toward the site. “Terrorism and Islam have nothing to do [with each other].”

The Cordoba Initiative already runs a mosque on West Broadway and started holding weekly services in the new Park Place space last year. As the services grow, they could attract up to 2,000 people, Khan said.

The Cordoba Initiative is already working with the NYPD on security.

Khan said she has heard very little criticism of the center so far, though she added that Saturday’s attempted Times Square bombing didn’t help.

“Events like [Times Square] always set us back,” Khan said. “Leaders have to push back in the other direction, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Hey Matt, the Islamic scriptures clearly prove you wrong. Please stop talking about what you do not know. Thanks!

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82 comments for “100,000 Square Foot Ground Zero Islamic Center Gets Approval!

  1. Sicofislam
    May 6, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    This is the constant plan towards the holy sites of other religions other than Islam… this being to take the holy place and squat there with their mosque's.

  2. Matamoros
    May 6, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Stupid.
    Muslim vermin should not be allowed into the United States. Islam is an abomination from Hell.

    • May 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      After the Barbary Coast Wars, Islam should of never been allowed to be practiced here in the first place.

      • Mike Elmore
        May 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

        No shit, but if you ask American's what the Barbary Coast Wars where, I'd bet not one in one hundred knows anything about it..this is where we have failed as a nation. Our nation has dumbed it's self down to the lowest comon denominator by trying to keep certain groups of kids in school. It's all about intellectual, moral and cultural equivalency thinking. Everyone is equal. There is an Arab saying " if all are equal, all are weak", boy if that dosen't smake of Islam nothing else does. Some how we as a nation need to snap out of this stupidity..Christopher, thanks for your site, you do a great service to free thinking..elmore

        • May 8, 2010 at 4:07 am

          You don't really need an arselifter saying when a European one would do fine. I'd suggest a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

  3. May 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Not only is this grossly disrespectful to the victims of 9/11 and a travesty, any American who would see this as acceptable has the brains of a chipmunk.

  4. May 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Taqqiya – Look it up.

  5. May 7, 2010 at 12:33 am

    The name Cordoba Initiative should be enough to ring alarm bells to those who know. For those who don't, read this earlier article:

    http://loganswarning.com/2010/04/02/muslims-arres

    Arselifters have a long history of building moskes over the religious sites of others. The Cordoba moske is one example. They've done it everywhere – Hindu and Buddhist temples in Asia, Christian churches and Jewish synagogues in the Middle East, etc.

    Its their way of stamping their dominance over a place. If they could get away with it, they would have built this right on the WTC site.

    It should be stopped at all costs or arselifters will lord it over New York.

  6. May 7, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I just want to throw up! If they are allowed to do that then there’ll be one after another built in every street corner.

    • May 7, 2010 at 4:43 am

      Time to learn to fly ;-)

      • May 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm

        I liked the idea of covering the area with pigs blood better ;o)

        • May 7, 2010 at 1:34 pm

          Yes, why shed your blood when a pig's will do better!

  7. Tonto
    May 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    What did you expect??? Have you heard the blatherings of Mayor Bloomberg? He's a fricking socialist pig if there ever was one! And, even though he's a Jew, he's anti-Israel!!!! Unbelievable!! After the collapse, the place will become a free-fire zone though, and that's a good thing! Target rich environments always make me happy, happy!

  8. Rose
    May 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    This is simply unbelievable, a smack in the face after the mass murder of 9/11 by Muslims. These people have no shame. I am disgusted to read this and hope something can be done to prevent it. Where are the Americans in NYC willing to stand up for America? Mosques offend me greatly. Islam offends me greatly. Why are American sensitivies not respected? It's just too much to bear. Everyday, it is more affronts, more terrorist attacks. We are having this disgusting religo-political ideology shoved down our throats while Christians are being murdered and persecuted in Muslim countries. It's just amazing how they run roughshod all over us. What is it going to take for Americans to stand up and say enough?

    • May 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      I know that there is a movement against this, so I will keep everyone updated on it.

  9. Joe
    May 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    The all encompassing nature of Islam makes it not on par with other religions. Just the fact that there is no separation between Mosque and state in Islam should disqualify it from being allowed to expand in the U.S.A.

  10. Patriot
    May 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Our “leaders” are the congress of fallen Rome. They have let them in and I am most certain that just as it is too late for Europe, it is for America. When Political correctness is more important than national security and borders, it is too late. The cheap whore media is in bed with or Gov and they work hand in hand at ruining this nation. Kruchev was right, America will die from within and without a bullet ever being fired. Our lazy and brain dead politicians do not have a clue how serious this is.

    • May 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

      Unfortunately you are correct. If the PC mindset is not changed, we are doomed.

  11. May 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    If this plan is realized it must become the worlds largest minaret! I wonder how the native new yorkers will react when the muezzin blasts out in the wee early morning 24/7 365 days a year? Believe me, this is an intended insult to the amriki kuffar. Know thy place in thy gutter, filthy dhimmi!

    Btw one way to stop it is to pollute the grounds by digging down pig-carcasses all around the area. Rumour has it that no mosque can ever be built on grounds that has been defiled that way. It's a method worth trying if no protest or petition works out.

    • May 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      Good idea! Put lots of pigs' blood too.

    • May 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      Good idea! Put lots of pigs' blood too.

  12. Martel Sobieskey
    May 7, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Islam is an enemy invader because it is a religion of war. Islam should be outlawed in America and most certainly denied the first amendment because it is an imposter — positioning to devour its "prey" in this case America.

    • Jay
      May 13, 2010 at 10:40 am

      Islam is not a religion of war, violence is strictly prohibited in Islam. The terrorists who claim to be Muslim and do things 'in the name of Islam' are nothing but ignorant fools who have let their culture and moronic 'forefathers' influence them to kill themselves etc and essentially buy themselves tickets straight to Hell.

      One of the biggest sins in Islam is suicide, because life is a gift from God.

  13. Furor Teutonicus
    May 7, 2010 at 8:08 am

    How much does 10,000 gallons of pigs blood cost in the U.S?

    Just to spray around the site a bit.

  14. poptoy
    May 7, 2010 at 8:14 am

    What are the chances a real big JET flies into it with a Muslim Pilot?

    • May 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      Or, better yet, a jet carrying pig's blood!

  15. May 7, 2010 at 9:54 am

    New Yorkers need to wake up real fast or else they will go the way Paris went with muslim no-go areas and riots and car burning and all.
    Actually the whole of USA needs to wake up fast or else they will go the way Europe went.

    • May 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm

      Or the phenomenon of thousands of arselifters blocking off lots of streets in the rush hours for… arselifting! I'm just waiting for people to freak out and run them over with their cars!

    • May 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

      I read a report a few months ago (from Gotham Gazette, I think) about some arselifters in new York who complained about a bar near their madrassa (or whatever it was. It wasn't a moske though).

      Apparently, there's a law in New York banning bar within 200 meters of a religious building. The bar was there first, of course. They lost their law suit because their building wasn't a moske.

      It was an interesting article but I've been unable to find it since.

      • May 9, 2010 at 8:35 am

        New York needs to change its laws.
        Otherwise the muslims will put up a mosque at every street corner and will thereafter want every other activity in that area to cease 5 times a day.

      • May 9, 2010 at 8:37 am

        Come to think of it, the bar should complain………….we don't want a religious place of worship near our bar………..hehehe

        • May 10, 2010 at 12:37 am

          Of course. The arselifters were just trying to pull one of their usual scams.

  16. May 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Who's financing this thing? wheres the money coming from ?,,,Saudi Arabia?

    That's a lot of money, it has to be coming from somewhere,

    • May 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

      The Saudis are financing mosques all over the world, so probably!

      • May 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

        Yes, most likely the Soddy Barbarians.

    • May 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      Yes, them and the iranians. They are the lot that finances the invasion in our countries. Even minor states like Libya seems involved in bankrolling mosques here and there.

  17. Anna
    May 7, 2010 at 6:06 am

    After it is built, the Arabs will proclaim their victory over “evil” and will rejoice. It is sickening (and I don’t live in US nor am American).

  18. May 7, 2010 at 8:22 am

    There is none so blind as he who will not see. These pc arselifters are going to enable the destruction of the most inclusive and just system of government ever devised unless we commit ourselves this very minute to fight to the death against their calumny. The hour is growing late; sleepers awake!

    • May 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      All moskes in the US need to be banned, especially those in New York.

      • May 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm

        Yep, I bet NYC is seen as the symbol of The Great Satan in arselifter-countries. To build many mosques there including one super-sized would be seen as great victory for mahoundianism.

        • May 8, 2010 at 4:12 am

          Yes, that's basically what it is to them. That's why they need to be banned.

          Or copy their own laws and use them against them. So, just as they prohibit new churches or repairs to old ones, the West should ban new moskes and repairs to old ones.

  19. May 7, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    The intention of this building is to add insult to injury. It's the islamic way. It's a spit in the face of all people who suffered so terribly on 9/11. They could build this elsewhere out of respect but they have no respect for anyone or anything. The are incapable of becoming civilized and this building proves it. This is a bully giving the nice kid in the schoolyard another punch.

    The money to build it is coming from Soddy Barbaria, of that we can be sure. Muslims will laugh at Americans and love the irony; Americans are buying the oil with money that's paying for this building!

    • May 8, 2010 at 5:58 am

      You are correct, of course. They do the same thing everywhere they go.

  20. Barb H
    May 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    It is Muslim whackamole! Dudley England just managed to vote down the huge mega mosque Muslims had planned to build there. So a NYC planning commission gives approval for a mega mosque popping up here. This makes me so angry I could spit!!

    Stop the Muslim murderers and stop their infiltration into our culture now!!! They do not deserve to build anything to do with Islam anywhere near the 9-11 site. Their arrogance and disrespect is showing BIG TIME. Send them back to the hell holes they came from. What if Japan wanted to build a pagoda on top of our WWII sunken ships in Hawaii? What if Dubai wanted to turn the Cole into a dining ship for Arab tourists? It is the same thing. This is Barbarism at its worst. Islamists are intent on getting their disgusting and satanic crapweasel foot in the door of the biggest US city. If patriotic Americans in general and New Yorkers in particular, do not try to stop this, then we are all cowards!!!

    • May 8, 2010 at 6:01 am

      As they say don't get mad. Get even. Get people from New York to organise and oppose this.

      If it comes to it, then threaten to contaminate the site with pig's blood as suggested above. One way or another, this has to be stopped.

    • May 11, 2010 at 12:19 am

      Welcome to the site!

  21. Rose
    May 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    CL, Please do keep us updated on any organized movement against this that you are aware of. In the meantime, talk to your neighbors people! If you attend church, speak to your parishoners. Write your congresswomen and men. We must stop this.

    • May 11, 2010 at 12:20 am

      I am moving back to NY by June, and I plan on jumping in the middle of this. I will keep you guys updated.

  22. May 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Why not copy John Carpenters Escape From New York and make Manhattan one big prison. Then you could drop down all the traitors there as well. It would serve them right to become slaves to the muslims for the rest of their miserable lives.

    • May 9, 2010 at 2:24 am

      Shouldn't it be called No Escape From New York then?

      • May 9, 2010 at 9:40 am

        It was because Airforce One crashed there so they recruited con Sake Plissken to get Mr Prez out of there.

        • May 10, 2010 at 12:34 am

          Wasn't his name Snake Plissken?

          ” target=”_blank”>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_Plissken

          • May 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

            Sorry, didn't notice the typo until now.

          • May 11, 2010 at 1:37 am

            Damn typos! ;-)

            Don't drink sake while typing.

  23. themunz
    May 9, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I am just sick over this.

    • May 9, 2010 at 8:11 am

      And who can blame you? Its disgusting.

  24. May 10, 2010 at 9:19 am

    BREAKING NEWS!

    TROP reports there's a FaceBook page set up to oppose the WTC moske. Here's the page link –

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=11687792167

    I'd suggest anyone on FaceBook join. They have over 1,800 members so far.

  25. May 11, 2010 at 1:40 am

    TROP has listed this article at American Thinker –

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/05/why_the_gr

  26. May 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Chris, know anything about the group mentioned in this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIF50Mw2Fk4

  27. bon
    May 16, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Does anyone find it odd that the building of the Mosque is pursuing faster than the "trial of the century"? it's as if the administration is waiting for the mosque to be built first. Seriously, if the trial were being set now, they construction crew would have a serious problem.

  28. truthrfiction
    May 19, 2010 at 2:27 am

    It looks to me like a group of Muslims want to turn New York into New Cordoba. Pass it on–leave this comment everywhere.

  29. May 19, 2010 at 2:33 am
  30. James Williams
    September 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    What most people don’t see is that when muslims would conquer an area they would build a mosque in that location saying they control it… what they would be doing by building a mosque where they plan is disrespecing us as AMERICANS and basically saying they are conquering the WTC location we can not allow this

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