They tested the waters first to see how much outrage or support they could get if they ban the Masjid being build NEAR ground zero by saying it was AT ground zero. Now they moved on to what they really wanted or the crux of the matter. Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association, a religious right heavyweight, has taken it to a new level: no more mosques in the United States, period.
WELL not PERIOD. They can have their permit
If a mosque was willing to publicly renounce the Koran and its 109 verses that call for the death of infidels, renounce Allah and his messenger Mohammed, publicly condemn Osama bin Laden, Hamas, and Abdelbaset al Megrahi (the Lockerbie bomber), maybe then they could be allowed to build their buildings. But then they wouldn't be Muslims at that point, now would they?
WAIT?! Did he just say MAYBE then they could be allowed to build their buildings? WOW. He really does know how to compromise. Now I didn't highlight the other stuff he mentions because apparently I wasn't aware that when I took my shahada I also inadvertently pledged allegiance to Osama Bin Laden, Hamas or Abdelbaset al Megrahi (no idea who he is btw). WOW. Talk about fine print. How the heck did they get up in there? In between the "THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH" or "AND MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH"? That's some linguistic gymnastics there.
See this is how it starts which is why we are commanded to stand up for justice at the first incident of injustice.
O you who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do. Qur'an 4:135
"THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up."
"First they came ..." is a famous statement attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
TOLD YOU SO
Keith Olbermann was right...