> statement that I've read on this issue.
> Statement on the Proposed "Cordoba House" Mosque near Ground Zero
> Newt Gingrich
> July 21, 2010 6pm
> There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as
> there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for
> double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us
> while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
> The proposed "Cordoba House" overlooking the World Trade Center site
> where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed
> one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity,
> passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example,
> most of them don't understand that "Cordoba House" is a
> insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain - the capital of Muslim
> conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards
> by transforming a church there into the world's third-largest mosque
> "Cordoba," in Islamic symbolic terms, means Islamic rule in the
> Today, some of the Mosque's backers insist this term is being used
> "symbolize interfaith cooperation" when, in fact, every Islamist in
> the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a
> sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our
> historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way.
> Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for "religious
> toleration" are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more
> than 100 mosques already exist in New York City. Meanwhile, there are
> no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian
> or Jew can even enter Mecca. And they lecture us about tolerance.
> If the people behind the Cordoba House were serious about religious
> toleration, they would be imploring the Saudis, as fellow Muslims, to
> immediately open up Mecca to all and immediately announce their
> intention to allow non-Muslim houses of worship in the Kingdom. They
> should be asked by the news media if they would be willing to lead
> such a campaign.
> We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years.
> Now we are being told a 13 story, $100 million mega-mosque will be
> built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating
> surprise attack in American history.
> Finally where is the money coming from? The people behind the Cordoba
> House refuse to reveal all their funding sources. America is
> experiencing an Islamist
> cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our
> civilization. Sadly, too
> many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would
> destroy them if they could.
> No mosque. No self deception. No surrender.
> The time to take a stand is now - at this site on this issue.
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