Oh Puh-Leeeeeeeeze

Here’s the continuing push by these people. As I’ve said previously, this mosque is nothing more than a big FU to the US, and I’m ok with that, really, but let’s be honest about it. There is no large community of muslims who live in the area that need this huge place, the place is not going to be named “Cordoba House” because of the rich Corinthian leather of the settee in the foyer.

Like I said, let them build it but let’s be honest about why they are and what it symbolizes.

And now we get the Imam dropping some suave nuanced subtlety our way last night

(CNN) — The religious leader behind plans to build an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from New York’s ground zero said Wednesday night that America’s national security depends on how it handles the controversy.

“If we move from that location, the story will be the radicals have taken over the discourse,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on “Larry King Live.”

“The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack.”

…Moving the project to another location would strengthen Islamist radicals’ ability to recruit followers and will likely increase violence against Americans, the imam said.

The imam said the Taliban would exploit the move for propaganda purposes, drumming up anger toward the U.S. and making it harder for allied troops to carry out their mission of protecting Afghan civilians.

Oops, sorry; had a cut-n-paste confusion on that last paragraph.

We are very angry!”

There strategery is brilliant and plays off our inherent why-can’t-we-all-just-get-along-ness: pushpushpush and use the media’s bias to portray themselves as the poor victims. Oh, and threaten us with nebulous “further violence” from shadowy others if we aren’t “reasonable.”

I always thought that was called “extortion.”

Silly me.

5 Responses to “Oh Puh-Leeeeeeeeze”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    As somebody lamented on HotAir LATE last night, “And the U.S. gov’t picked THIS guy for bridgebuilding.”

    Call him on the extortion and manipulation NOW, from the second it left his mouth and keep the pressure up continually. Slimy weasel.

  2. JeffS says:

    Bridge burning, more like. Which suits the current Administration, no doubt.

  3. Threats now, is it? Has this so-called imam forgotten there’s ALREADY a mosque right around the corner?? And if this is just a community center, why keep bringing up freedom of religion??

    You know, some of my ancestors came from Cordoba, and some fought under San Isidro, the Moor Killer. Maybe I’ll take my next trip to NYC….

  4. mojo says:

    The best answer to an extortionist is the truth. It screws their whole plan.

  5. nightfly says:

    It IS extortion, Bings. “The ‘X’ makes it sound cool.”

    Ms. Sister – tax-cheating Treasury Secretaries, Eric Holder’s “Justice” Department, Reverend Wright Stuff, the jobless double-dip “recovery summer,”… etc, ad ridiculum… why should Obama’s “bridge builder” turn out any less opposite than everything else he does?

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