Saturday, August 14, 2010

Obama Demands Mosque For Ground Zero

Friday the 13th held to its reputation as an unlucky day, at least for Democrats, when President Barrack Obama demanded that a mosque be built in New York 200 yards from the edge of Ground Zero.

Obama's demand may be the fatal blow to many Democrates seeking re-election. Those who have recently advoided the issue are now on the hot seat, do they support once popular president or run for cover?

Citing millions of Islamic Americans (estimates range from 1.6 to 1.8 million Muslims live in the US) the president threw his support and weight behind an effort to build a mosque adjacent to our country's most hallowed ground.

White House Press Sectary Gibbs had previously stated it was a local matter, but President Obama stepped into the fray by going "all in" on Friday evening.

"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York City and the nation.

"That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable."

Obama made the comments at an annual dinner in the White House State Dining Room celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Besides the obvious flash point for the likes of Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, President Obama has given Republicans added spears and arrows for November. Those Republicans challenging Democrats in the House and Senate races would be well advised to "not disturb the enemy while it is in the process of destroying itself".

Clearly the President has lost touch with America, his sudden loss of awareness would not be such a concern if this was a non-election year but Friday's major surprise shows just how poorly the current administration has planned for November.

A CNN poll released last night showed Americans are deeply offended by the prospect of a mosque being built in lower Manhattan with a 78% of those surveyed saying it was wrong.

But it is much more than a Mosque, it is a Muslim Community Center, a 100 million dollar project that will not only be tax exempt, but whose funding will be untackable. It is in community center like this, that the London Subway bombers were recruited.

Doesn't the President know who votes in non presidential elections? Middle America votes and it is often lead by seniors who don't understand why the President would back a group of Muslims intent on insulting the memory of those who died in the September 11 attacks.

According to the US Census 76% of the United States population is Christian while .06% Muslim. Why would the President adopt such an unpopular stance? What is next out of the Obama administration a national holiday for Malcolm X?

Muslims should be able to build a mosque anywhere they like, but within reason and there is no reason to build a mosque in Lower Manhattan and no reason for the president to support such an idea unless he is committed to furthering the Islamic cause.

You can read about the Park51 Islamic Community Center and Mosque here.

How close will the mosque be to the World Trade Center? Pretty darn close see the Google map here.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alert! Alert!!

The President DID NOT 'DEMAND' ANYTHING...THE PRESIDENT DID NOT 'DEMAND' ANYTHING!!!

If you listened to what he said, he said we have FREEDOM OF RELIGION in the United States, and that that included building a Mosque.

And I like a President that doesn't make his decisions based on POLITICS.

Once again, Cedar, THE PRESIDENT DID NOT DEMAND THAT THEY BUILD THE MOSQUE, HE DID NOT DEMAND ANYTHING.

YOUR CONSTANT INFLAMMATORY COMMENTARY TAKING THINGS OUT OF CONTEXT AND ADDING YOUR OWN VERY SLANTED TAKE AND BIASED, PERHAPS EVEN RACIST COMMENTS IS GETTING REALLY OLD.

You have a decidedly pedestrian take on most things.

Be honest, at least, if you can't leave your bias out of your comments, at least be honest.

Anonymous said...

Good info Cedar! A little bias but why in the world would Obama back the idea of a mosque next to the world trade center foot print unless he was a closet muslim?

DWright1 said...

Another "decidedly pedestrian " POV might be that, no Obama didn't demand anything, but he supported the building of a mosque in a VERY sensitive spot. Too, after all else, a little consideration & understanding from the Religion of Peace would have gone a long way. Instead, they're celebrating their victory over the infidels as they have for centuries.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:08

"Celebrating their victory over the infidel".....give me a freaking break.

Once again, reading comprehension 101, he did not demand anything, and we have the freedom to worship at our "church", "synagogue" or "mosque", and also to build these places of worship wherever we chose.

And a "closet muslim", PLEASE, he has been elected to President, if he were indeed a "closet muslim", what would be the point? Why wouldn't he "come out of the closet"?

And really, go read your history, READ ABOUT THE CRUSADES....and what do our "missionaries" do all over the world? Push their own agendas on other cultures, and tell them if the don't believe in jesus christ they will never go to heaven...proselytizing for centuries. In other words, telling anyone that doesn't believe in jesus christ that THEY are in fact, "infidels".

The black helicopters are on their way.......

"Closet muslim".....too much, the level of disinformation and ignorance.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with Anon 1:38 in that Obama is NOT a closet Muslim. He is quite frankly very open about his Muslim faith, as he should feel free to do in this America. I despise all things Muslim, because there is absolutely nothing peaceful about that faith. The good news is he's a 1 and done president. Thank Allah

Anonymous said...

I think Cedar is dead on when he says Obama Demands.

When the President used his office to support the mosque he may not have demanded it but his words carry the force of law.

Knowing full well the cost of doing so will be more friction between the few who support the idea and the many who oppose it.

Cedar gives the links to the other side as well.

Lets face it's a dumb idea and the president made a huge error and it will cost him in November.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:29

You really are too ignorant.....

And if being "christian" means being like you, count me out.

Really, the weight of his "office"....you guys don't give any credence to anything he says....so your argument doesn't hold water.

I really think the basis of your hate is racial.

Ignorant rednecks cannot stand that an African American holds the highest office....

Anonymous said...

News Flash! Now Obama says he was misquoted and he didn't really mean to "endorse" the 9/11 mosque.

What a freaking dumb ass! Just like a slimey muslim.

Anonymous said...

Well, we all know now where he stands and he can no longer hide the fact he is a muslim....so we elected a terrorist for a president!

WHY am I NOT surprised...every time he opens his mouth he lies!

I PRAY we can get rid of him in 2012 and that he has NOT harmed our country too much sharing sensitive info with his muslim buddies!

And for those who think I am racist I VOTED FOR THIS FRIGGIN IDIOT! I BELIEVED HIS LIES!

Anonymous said...

TO: August 14, 2010 9:53 AM

SO why do you read his blog then? Easy solution if you don't like his writings...DON'T READ THEM DUMBASS!

Anonymous said...

TO: ANON 4:18 PM

The reverse discrimmination in our country is SO figgin rampant it is disgusting! I for one am tired of hearing the word come from black america! If you don't like it here GO TO AFRICA! See how well you are treated there! America is the ONLY country to put up with such lazy people! We feed, cloth, house, and support your babies (because babies daddy ain't gonna!) THEN YOU folks turn around and call US racist! LOOK in the mirror!

By the way when there is NO MORE white America WHO THE HELL IS GONNA SUPPORT YOUR LAZY THUG ASS?

And JUST in case you forgot that idiot of president we have is HALF WHITE! Actually he should claim his WHITE heritage since the mother's race is the "normal" determining factor!

So take that suck on it and LEAVE if you think there is too much racism here!

To all others sorry but if I hear ONE more time about how racist "white" America while blacks & illegals suck us dry I am gonna go postal!

Anonymous said...

Being called on your racism ALWAYS brings the hate....

I continue to come here so I can see this racism for myself...

And for you absolute idiots who rely on calling Obama a Muslim to boost your hate for him, well, you are just too irrational.

These totally irrational "ideas" that ignorant irrational people try to push forth are a huge reason for the hate.

Stick to the facts, if you don't like Obama because he is black, be honest enough to say that, and don't shroud your hate in ridiculous lies.

And I don't come here that often, just enough to see what the crazy, right wing teabaggers have to say, to be better informed.

And yes, Cedar is at the top of the list of someone with a hidden racist agenda.

In his short time in office, Obama has accomplished more than Bush did in 8 years.

Bush will go down in history as one of, if not the worst President.
And he certainly will be known as the President with the absolute lowest IQ. And one who caused America to lose it's once high standings of integrity, honesty and adhering to these high standards was lost with him.

Obama is trying to turn around those feelings of hostility and arrogance that Bush created.

Anonymous said...

So now Osma is backpeddeling. Hummmm very interesting.

Cedar Posts said...

Capitol Hill Democrats, including those facing tough races, were not told in advance of Obama's Friday night speech defending Muslims' rights to build a mosque in lower Manhattan.

And they are not happy about it. What remains to be seen it what was the President's agenda?

Was this just a faux pas or was he digging in his heels for some cause?

Honestly what was he thinking? The President needs to fire whoever thinks this stuff up. Ditto for whomever set up the First Lady's trip to Spain.

CP

Anonymous said...

TO: ANON 1:38 PM

The black helicopters have already surfaced in the form of 911!

But I guess it is ok with those posting that this "peaceful" group of folk wanna slap us in the face with their mosque! I say build a church with a huge cross across the street, put a "Honey Baked Ham" on one side and a Gay bar on the other.... With a sign on the sidewalk that says "Welcome Terrorssts"

And as far as the "O'muslim one" goes you bet I believe he is a muslim all I have to do is look at all his actions and words plus the way he defends ANYTHING they do...

By the way anyone else know the names of the Muslims that came over with the Mayflower??? Don't forget our prez says they have been here since the beginning? Funny I though it was Indians not Islam, need to fix those history books huh?

Anonymous said...

TO: ANON 4:18 PM

NO ignorant "Black" Americans (please quit insulting REAL Africans, they get upset with your false use of that term as they should!) will believe ANYTHING a black person says no matter HOW STUPID it is ONLY because they are black! Yeah, there's a scholar I want in office.....NOT!

Luckily not all Blacks are as gullible as YOU!

You want a REAL leader check this man out! HE is awesome and KNOWS Blacks are being mislead and misguided by many of their own race.

http://www.runawayslavemovie.com/

By the way I am NOT a Republican

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:41
I'm not African American, you jackass.

The Intelligence Quotient on here, the awareness of the world in general, the level of education,
it does no good to debate.

"How many Muslims came over on the Mayflower?" OMG, could there be a more inane statement than that?

Carry on with your ridiculous statements, your ridiculous "Glenn Beck" absolutely hate filled racist rantings.....

You don't like "blacks" or "Illegals", I call that RACIST, plain and simple.

Out.

Anonymous said...

ANON 10:48 AM

I don't like free loaders who EXPECT others (i.e. Govmnt...aka tax payers) to take care of them! If that is racist so be it!