It comes as no surprise that Obama has now stated publicly that he supports the building of a mosque at Ground Zero. Speaking to Muslim leaders gathered at the White House to celebrate Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, Obama stated that Muslims have the “right” to build a place of worship on private property in lower Manhattan. The president thinks they have a “right” to build a mosque on the site of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil? What about the rights of those that were murdered by Muslim terrorists on September 11, 2001? What rights did the Muslim terrorists show the passengers aboard the two jetliners that slammed into the World Trade Center?
Okay, I get it, we are a country that embraces religious freedom and tolerance. But this is not a question of religious freedom or tolerance. This is about symbolism. Does Obama not see the symbolic significance of building a mosque on the graves of those that were murdered in the name of the Islamic religion on September 11, 2001? Does Obama not see the symbolic significance of opening the mosque on September 11, 2012…eleven years after the attack?
There are over 100 mosques in New York City. How can the president accuse Americans, New Yorkers in particular, of being intolerant of the Islamic faith? I’m sorry, folks, but Obama has this one dead wrong. Obama is not asking us to be tolerant…he is asking us to submit and surrender. -Lew-