Bare Naked Islam, who makes a habit of posting the cream first, has struck again with a Fox News video of an interview with Raheel Raza in which she categorically denounces the Ground Zero Mosque project. A little background: Raheel is board member of the Muslim Canadian Congress and the author of Your Jihad, not My Jihad.
Building a Mosque or a place of worship in the particular spot across the street from ground zero is a slap in the face of all Americans. I mean New Yorkers have [inaudible] with Spain and and the people who are behind this project are themselves Americans and New Yorkers--I can't begin to imagine how they would even conceive an idea that building a Mosque there which is an exclusive place of prayer for Muslims would in any way build tolerance and respect.
Mayor Bloomberg and other bleeding heart white liberals like him don't understand the battle that we moderate Muslims are faced with in terms of confronting radical Islam and Islamization and political Islam in North America, which has only grown since 9/11 because of political correctness and people because of their political vested agenda,not speaking out about issues like this. "
And the big question that we have also is where is this funding coming from? Was this a fund raising that took place in America? ...
Why didn't OReilly say " wham bam, thank you ma'am"? he must have been thinking that. Her first answer pretty well nailed it: "it is confrontational, it is in bad faith and doesn't really set up any kind of dialog or discussion on tolerance". She basically confirmed what Pamela Geller and others have said about the proposed Mosque, that it represents an insensitive imposition of a symbol of triumphal conquest. She contradicted the assertions of the proponents.
The next answer was no less forthcoming: "I can't begin to imagine how they would even conceive an idea that building a Mosque there which is an exclusive place of prayer for Muslims would in any way build tolerance and respect." That is an excellent statement of the obvious.