Long Island Congressman and ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee Peter King wants there to be an investigation into the funding of a proposed mosque to be built near the World Trade Center site in New York City, because terrorists are the only Muslims in the world with money, right? “It’s a house of worship, but we are at war with Al Qaeda,” King said. Muslims worship Al Qaeda! Makes sense. We wouldn’t want Muslims to think they are welcome near Ground Zero, because that might show we don’t hate them and do allow them to be free in our country.
The mosque is a project of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Institute, which promotes cross-cultural understanding between Islam and the West. Cordoba’s director, Imam Faisel Abdul Rauf, has refused to disclose the sources of funding for the mosque and once suggested in a television interview that U.S. policies contributed to the 9/11 attacks.
Oh no! You know who else has suggested that? Everyone!
Even though a mosque is supposed to be a religious setting, ground zero may not be an appropriate spot for this or any proposed mosque, King said.
“Right at this moment in history, it’s bad form to put it there,” he said. “There are things you are allowed to do, but that aren’t appropriate to do.”
Yes. At this moment in history, you certainly wouldn’t want any of that “cross-cultural understanding between Islam and the West” that crazy terrorist imam was talking about. [AP]