Letters to the Editor

Building will bring pain to many

The liberal politicians in this country have finally gone insane. The construction of a mosque has been approved near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. After several hours of debate, members of a community board voted 29-1 in support of the project with a few abstainers who wanted more information on the proposal. This decision is unpatriotic and shows insensitivity towards the loved ones of the people that perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, atrocity.

The first thing to realize about liberals is that they always think they are the smartest people in the room and anyone who disagrees with their ideas are merely doing so because they are beneath him. This type of person sees the world around him as a disorganized chaotic mess and he knows exactly how to make it better. The ideas of other people matter very little to him. The traits that this type of person lacks are compassion for your fellow man, common sense, and knowing when "not" to be condescending.

I spent 30 years of my life earning a living in Manhattan, and this act of madness approved by our esteemed liberals doesn't surprise me. The construction site of the mosque is going to be two blocks from Ground Zero. In addition, the dedication of the grand opening is planned for Sept. 11, 2011. This 13-story mega-mosque and community center is going to be named Cordoba House. Why this Spanish name? The reason, fellow citizens, is that the City of Cordoba, Spain, was the capital of Muslim conquerors. I am sure this name stirs up Islamicists' dreams of triumphalism. Imagine that on the tenth anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese proposed to build a conference center there. It would never happen.

On Christmas Day an Islamic terrorist attempted to blow up a crowded airliner over Detroit. Several weeks later, another Islamic terrorist tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square. The Fort Hood massacre was not carried out because the shooter was angry at his immediate military superior. The shooter was an admitted Islamic terrorist. Although President Bush never went before Congress for a formal declaration of war against worldwide Islamic terrorism (a huge mistake) we are still waging war all over the globe fighting Islamic terrorists.

What clearer signs do the powers in charge of this country need before they call off the madness that is proposed near Ground Zero? There are many places in New York City where a mosque could be built. If the community board members feel so good about the proposed construction site of Cordoba House, perhaps they should try to put themselves in the shoes of the survivors of Sept. 11. Maybe then, they might feel differently.

The imam of the Cordoba Institute stated: "The new mosque and community center will help bridge the gap and bring healing between Muslims and non-Muslims. By being in this location, we get the attention and are able to leverage the voice of the vast majority of Muslims who condemn terrorism."

Placing the Cordoba Institute close to the site of the destroyed World Trade Center will not promote healing but will be a constant reminder of the evil event on Sept. 11. This site will become a tourist attraction for Muslims from all over the world and will become one of Islam's holiest shrines as it sits upon the site of their greatest modern military victory. It also will become a meeting place for future terrorists. It is a well-known Islamic tradition to build on top of an area that has been conquered.

The writer lives in Pawleys Island.