Bare Naked Islam posted this excellent video in which Pat Condell, the British atheist curmudgeon, expresses his outrage at Islamic arrogance and American political cowardice.
Pat Condell's rapid fire delivery does not allow much time to let critical concepts sink in, so I have transcribed his remarks. This probably is not word for word perfect, but it is close enough for our purposes.
Is America losing its mind? It says a lot about the people behind this scheme that they have the bad taste even to propose building a Mosque in such a place, but to describe it as they have as a tribute to the victims is beyond bad taste and shows a profound contempt for those who died. It would be hard to imagine a more provocative gesture short of standing on their graves and burning the American flag.
Yet, how typical of Islam, with its own hair-trigger sensitivity to the slightest imagined insult to do something so arrogant and so insensitive.
Its gonna cost a hundred million dollars to build this thing, but nobody's prepared to say where the money is coming from. We do know that the Saudis fund a lot of Mosque building in the west when they are not busy trying to stamp out freedom of speech at the United Nations or telling Fox News what to broadcast so I guess we'll all be paying for it every time we start the car.
You know, it seems to me a much more appropriate place for a Mosque in New York would be the United Nations building itself, because that organization has become so Islamo-friendly in recent years that frankly I'm surprised it doesn't already have a minaret.
You know, I'm not even American but it makes me sick to my stomach to think that Islam is gonna be allowed anywhere near ground zero because 9/11 could never have happened if not for Islam and its teachings and its doctrine of jihad and its false promise of an impossible afterlife without which none of those gullible lunatics would have been persuaded to carry out such an insane act. And also because it wasn't just an attack on America but on all of us in the civilized world. As were the bombings in London, in Madrid, in Bali, the shootings in Mumbai and everywhere else the religion of peace decides it doesn't like the way people do things.
Any religion that endorses violence is incapable of delivering spiritual enlightenment. How obvious does that have to be? And it has no right even to call itself a religion Without the shield of religion to hide behind, Islam would be banned in the civilized world as a political ideology of hate and we have no obligation to make allowances for it anymore than we do for Nazism.
Its a bigger threat to our freedom than Nazism ever was. Yes, both are totalitarian and both divide the world unnecessarily into us and them, the pure and the impure and both make no secret of their desire to exterminate the Jews. But we were all more or less on the same side against the Nazis whereas the Islamonazis have got plenty of friends among people in the West who ought to know better.
American politicians now regularly make the kind of dhimmi noises about diversity as an excuse for Islamization, the same kind of thing that we've become so depressingly familiar with in Europe.
Its true that diversity has been good for America, its been the making of that country but American diversity has always been grounded in respect for the values- the individual liberties that make America what it is. Islam rejects those values and thats the difference and its a very important difference. Islam despises what America is, it rejects everything America stands for including freedom and diversity and any Muslim who denies that is a liar.
The organization behind this scheme is called the Cordoba Initiative and the building is to be called Cordoba House. And this is because Cordoba or Cordova is the city in southern Spain where Muslims built their first great Mosque at the start of and as a symbol of their conquest of Spain.
The ground zero Mosque is intended to serve the same purpose in America. Building Mosques on conquered sacred ground is standard practice, its what Islam has always done to assert its supremacy and that is whats happening here. And of course they know how insulting it is, how offensive it is; are you kidding? Why do you think they chose this site as close as possible to ground zero? Or do you think that that was just an accident? And they also know that once its built it will be there forever as a permanent affront to all Americans -- gloating in triumph and a major bridgehead in the ongoing stealth jihad. Thats how the Muslim world will see it and thats how they'll be encouraged to see it, and to be fair to them, thats exactly what it will be, confirming what they've always suspected: America is a soft country--a decadent country crippled by political correctness; confused and guilt ridden, with no backbone and no pride.
They plan to open it next year, on September the eleventh, the tenth anniversary of the atrocity. Is that tasteless enough for you? I'm surprised they haven't organized a 757 fly past.
But you know, it doesn't have to be this way. Here in London, we had a similar situation just recently when they wanted to build a gigantic Mosque to overshadow the Olympic games. Public opinion put a stop to that and public opinion can put a stop to this disgraceful plan as well and it can tell this group and the politicians who support them that enough is enough and that this is one insult too far and that America is a big country and there is plenty of room for them to build their offensive Mosque, if they have to, somewhere else, somewhere perhaps more appropriate to the spirit of their religion like the Arizona desert of Death Valley. Peace and God bless the Kuffar.
Evidently Pat suffers from cognitive dissonance, the victims of 9/11 were not murdered, they are victims of jihad. They were killed in a military attack upon civilians. The main religious component of the act is the religious obligation to carry out attacks on kuffar, which is classified as fard al-kifaya: binding upon all eligible male Muslims until a sufficient number have reported to the battlefront. The minor religious component is the pronunciation of takbir while slitting throats. "Allah-hu Akhbar" means "Allah is greater". Shouting it during an attack is one way of instilling terror into their victims.
Islam is not a religion, it is a way of life: intra-species predation. You will not likely come to a full realization of this until you read the Qur'an and hadith. I have documented the most important verses and sayings in another blog post: Islam's Mercenary Mission. Islam has a religious component, which is used to motivate the attackers and rationalize their depredations.
Pat mentioned another important issue: triumphalism. Islam convinces its acolytes that Allah has promised them victory, that they will conquer and dominate the entire world. Quranic verses contributing to triumphalism include: 2:137, 3:123, 3:125, 3:126, 3:127, 3:160, 5:52, 13:41, 14:15, 17:6, 40:51 and 61:9 . Ibn Kathir's Tafsir confirms the obvious; the titles alone should be sufficient to enlighten the observant reader.
- Good News of abundant Spoils of War
- Good News of continuous Muslim Victories until the Day of Resurrection
- The Good News that Muslims will conquer the Known World, and ultimately the Entire World
One of Pat's statements stands out above the rest, I want to make sure that you understand it.
Islam does not just endorse violence, it ordains it. Killing and being killed fighting in Allah's cause is the basis of the relationship between Allah and his slaves. Our First Amendment forbids congress from making any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Misidentification as a religion shields Islam from prohibitive legislation. Jihad, genocide & terrorism are intrinsic sacraments of Islam, it can not be practiced without them. Islamic law requires a minimum of one ghazwat in every year. This is how Al-Shafi'i interpreted that law:
Why in Hell would a free nation allow that demonic ideology to gain a foothold on its soil?
Construction of Mosques and minarets is symbolic of Islamic Supremacism. Wherever Islam conquers, it tears down temples, supplanting them with Mosques as a symbol of supremacy. To make this issue more clear to you I will quote two provisions of Islamic law from Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 11.5, which lists seven restrictions on conquered Jews & Christians.
-5- may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims' buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;
-7- and are forbidden to build new churches.
There is no good reason for accepting this insult. We must rise up and condemn it and the politicians who permit it. Stand up like Pat Condell and let your voice be heard.