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The “Wisdom” of Urkel Obama and the Mosque at Ground Zero

August 18, 2010
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The Artful Dodger President Urkel Obama weighed in on the side of those who are eager to build a mosque 2 blocks from the hole in the ground where the World Trade Center stood until 09/11/2001, almost 9 years ago.  On Friday, 08/13/2010, Urkel Obama stated, peering down his nose, “[a]s a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country.   And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan…”; this bold statement was made to a room full of Muslims.   

The next day, Saturday, 08/14/2010, however, he attempted to dance around his previous statement, saying “I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there.” 

Nothing like doing the hokey-pokey around a politically-charged topic:  “you put your left foot in, you put your left foot out, you put your right foot in, you put your right foot out and you shake it all about…”

This particular issue has nothing to do with denying Muslims the right to practice their religion; afterall, there are approximately 100 mosques already built in the New York area.  No sane person questions the ability of the RIGHT of Muslims to build mosques or practice their religion, but just because something is a right doesn’t make it the right thing to do. 

While liberal, progressive Democrats such as Mayor Bloomberg and Obama stump for the mosque to be built, they dismiss its critics as merely intolerant rubes, scolding the friends and relatives of those killed in 09/11 as intolerant of Muslims to practice their religion.  

The natural first question that comes to mind is:  when did liberal Democrats start caring so much about protecting the right of individuals to practice their religion?  Try saying a prayer in school or try putting up a navitity scene in the local public square, then you’ll find out how liberal Democrats are when it comes to protecting your ability to practice your religion freely! 

On the other hand, with some pretty titillating viewpoints about the US’s culpability for the 09/11 attacks, Feisal Abdul Rauf is the imam behind the building of the Cordova Initiative Mosque (by the way, “Cordova” translates into Spanish as “Radical Muslims Invaded Spain in 711, Slaughtered Thousands of Christians then Converted their Oldest Catholic Church into a Mosque” — hmmm, one wonders if there’s any symbolism in the choice of the name?).  Speaking of symbolism and for those conspiracy-minded readers, the address of the proposed Cordova Initiative Mosque is 45-47 Park Place — the street numbers add up to 9-11. 

This Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said in a 2004 interview “the US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end,” and he refuses to acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist organization.  This is what our media touts as a “moderate Muslim.” To add insult to injury, Imam Rauf is now on a jaunt around the Arab world representing the Obama Administration and paid for by the American taxpayers!

Yet, the “liberal” dhimmis (translation:  “useful idiots” in Arabic) welcome the mosque with open embrace in the name of “tolerance.”  One hopes they start strapping on their  kneepads and learn which direction to  point their pray rugs to Mecca (no doubt  these dhimmis will have to learn first what a direction is since, if they went to American public schools, something as prosaic as directions were never taught). 

Meanwhile, Nazi Pelosi called for an investigation today NOT of the funding of the mosque but of the critics of the mosque!

Welcome to “Hope and Change.”

Sources:

1.  “US spending $16,000 for imam’s Mideast tour,” 08/18/2010,
 http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100818/D9HM55S00.html

2.  Dhimmi, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhimmi.

3.  Obama’s quotes regarding building of mosque, http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/08/obama-and-the-mosque-other-politicians-weigh-in/1

4.  Imam Feisel Rauf interview, 2004, http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/03/21/1079789939987.html

5.  Nancy Pelosi Calling for Investigation of the Mosque Critics, 08/18/2010, http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2010/aug/17/audio-rep-pelosi-calls-investigation-wtc-mosque-op/


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From “Illegal Aliens” to “Undocumented Democrats” in Three Short Hops

August 1, 2010
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As a result of Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder filing a federal lawsuit against the State of Arizona preempting Arizona from enforcing existing immigration laws, Clinton appointee, Judge Susan Bolton stripped the guts from Arizona’s “new” law which would have enabled law enforcement to ask for proof of citizenship during routine investigations which has caused concern among illegal aliens or illegal immigrants or undocumented workers whichever politically correct term is currently en vogue.

First, the term “illegal alien” was replaced by “illegal immigrant” because of complaints from aliens from outer space who were tired of being handed dirty dishes, spatulas and lawn mowers whenever they tried to abduct humanoids.  (Of course, everyone knows that before the arrival of illegal aliens, no one had cleaned dishes, flipped a hamburger or mowed a lawn.) 

 Next “illegal immigrant” was replaced by “undocumented worker” despite the fact that this caused a great deal of confusion about the proper terminology for illegal convicted felons — who constitute 27% of the US prison population:  should they now be referred to as “undocumented workers” committing the crimes that Americans just won’t do?

Meanwhile the rest of the world sit by scratching their collective heads about all the brouhaha in the US regarding the lack of enforcement of immigration laws.  There is not one country in the world that does not at least attempt to enforce its immigration laws; in fact, Mexico,  the major source and/or conduit through which the vast numbers of illegal aliens come, vigorously enforces its own southern border with Belize and Guatemala and deports more individuals annually than does the US!

In the end, it is now abundantly clear what the root of the issue is.  Obama and the Democrats have one common goal — to convert the existing millions of illegal aliens into Democrat voters after blanket amnesty is passed.   Therefore, “Illegal Aliens” should be known for what they are:   “Undocumented Democrats.” 

The current situation is at least a win-win situation for both Mexico and Democrats; Mexico gets to export to the US its social responsibility by shedding its unemployed, unskilled and/or undereducated populace (not to mention quite a few of  its criminals) AND Democrats get to harvest 12-20 million new voters.

Sources:

1.  Report on Criminal Illegal Aliens, Government Accountability Office (GAO), http://www.gao.gov/htext/d05337r.html, http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05337r.pdf

2.  Mexican Deportation of Illegal Aliens, Providence Journal, J. Michael Waller,  04/24/2006.


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