Wednesday, 18 August 2010
William "Okkidental" Dalrymple defends Faisal Abdul Rauf on the grounds that he claims to be a Sufi in the pages of the New York Times. Those of us who have been watching the American Muslim scene closely find it remarkable how so many Muslim American leaders have suddenly seen the Sufi light. Alyssa Lappen shows how Rauf has in fact walked down the middle of the Brotherhood road all his life. The NYPost picks up on the story of Rauf the elder, who founded a mosque on the upper East side also funded by the Gulf states abroad. Then there are reports that Governor Paterson is offering Rauf public land to move.
According to Haaretz, "Sources in New York said on Monday that Muslim religious and business leaders will announce plans to abandon the project in the next few days."
Posted on 08/18/2010 7:01 AM by Rebecca Bynum
18 Aug 2010
They're adament the mosque won't be moved, and so this has become a wonderful teaching moment for America as people learn just how arrogant, insensitive and tasteless some Muslims can be.
Many Muslims, though far form all , don't have much of an idead of how others percieve them, and they don't because they're arrogant narcissists. That is a great weakness that can, if deftly exposed and exploited, serve to turn back many sharia initiatives.
This mosque's promoters really do lack a whole layer of consciousness. Their status as True Believers renders them quite oblivious to very real repercussions of their insensitivity.
That gives us a great advantage.
18 Aug 2010