Ground Zero Victory Mosque Imam Rauf is full of taqiyya*

*TAQIYYA – Islam’s greatest weapon of jihad, it is the art of Islamic deception for the singular purpose of spreading Islam.

Did you know that the word islam is a cognate of the Hebrew word shalom, meaning “peace”? Don’t berate yourself if you didn’t, because it isn’t true. This is just the latest fiction perpetrated by would-be Ground Zero imam Feisal Abdul Rauf in an at times touchy-feely op-ed in today’s New York Times.

Lying In Order To Spread Islam, is why non-Muslims cannot trust Muslims.

It is all about dominating the world and establishing an Islamic Caliphate. The greatest thing a Muslim could do, is to infiltrate the White House using Allah’s given right to deceive his way to the top, in order to destroy America and it’s non-Muslim allies, and allow for Islam to once again dominate the world..As spelled out in The Muslim Brotherhood Project since 1982. It is written and it is being done!

The New York Times article is noteworthy in that its tone is at once defiant and faux-conciliatory. In one paragraph, the cleric comes out and says, “We are proceeding with the community center, Cordoba House,” like it or not. Several paragraphs later he attempts to assure opponents of the plan that he feels their pain, writing “I am very sensitive to the feelings of the families of victims of 9/11.” But the first assertion belies the second. If he were really sensitive to the needs and feelings of families of 9/11 victims, he would have long ago chosen a different site for his mosque.

Much of the op-ed is given over to exaggeration (“we are [proceeding] with the support of the downtown community”), word twisting (“President Obama … spoke out in support of our project”), and deflections back to the tired argument that this whole debate comes down to a question of rights and freedoms, when in fact it is about doing what is right. So far he has chosen not to do the right thing.

Not surprisingly, nowhere in the column does Rauf offer an explanation for or defense of his well-documented anti-American remarks, which include comparing the U.S.unfavorably with al Qaeda, or his support for the terrorist organization Hamas. He does offer up the promise that he will identify his financial backers – a request with which he has failed to comply so far, though it was revealed independently that one of the backers is himself a supporter of Hamas.

As to his feeble and insincere attempt to link Islam and Judaism etymologically, I would point out to the imam that the Hebrew word shalom means not only “peace,” as he correctly notes, but also “hello” and “goodbye.” In light of which, shalom, imam. HOT AIR