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"Ground Zero" Mosque Imam Reportedly Eulogized Daniel Pearl, Saying "Today I am a Jew"

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  1. In his remarks, Rauf identified absolutely with Pearl, and identified himself absolutely with the ethical tradition of Judaism. “I am a Jew,” he said.

    This is the kind of Muslim to which more of America needs to be exposed. They should put up a building somewhere dedicated to doing that.

    1. Make sure it has a swimming pool too.

      1. Hot dog buffet!

        1. Pork weiners, of course.

  2. Next you’ll be telling me this guy is Mexican as well…like I need any more reason to hate this bastard.

    1. Today, we are all Danish-Mexican Jews.

      1. Speak for yourself, Pancho Villasteinsk.

      2. Are we not Berliners?

        1. I’ve been a jelly doughnut since the early 60s.

          1. And I was Jack’s jelly doughnut.

            1. I knew Jack’s jelly doughnut, and you’re no Jack’s jelly doughnut….

              1. Happy birthday, Mr. President…

                1. Thank you for playing.
                  Jack, tell us about their special parting gifts!

    2. Reason left Palin out of this one too. Change we can believe in.

  3. Reason: “Site traffic is down today. What should we do?”

    Capt. Kirk: “MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSQUEEEEE!!”

    1. Open up the HTML floodgates in the comments section?

    2. God fucking forbid that this blog provide you with 100% free content relating to one of the top news stories of the day; particularly when it pertains directly to libertarian concerns.

    3. What do the Moosque and Squirrel have to do with it?

      1. Almost… almost.

    4. I don’t know… it seems like illegal immigration and genetically drive food drives traffic very well.

      1. Errr, genetically modified food.

  4. Next you’ll be telling us he referred to New York as “Hymie-town”.

    1. This post reminded me of when Le Monde told me that they were all New Yorkers after 9/11. I think they got over that at some point.

      1. They must have tasted Chicago-style pizza.

  5. GET THE SOCK! I’M ALMOST THERE!!!

  6. did somebody say mosque?

  7. If the donations ever dry up (maybe because of some unexplained spike in IQ), and Reason goes under, I will say “I too am a libertarian.”

      1. Thanks, Art. I think that’s the highest grade I’ve ever received here.

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  8. I’M a Jew.

  9. No, I’M a Jew.

    1. I broke the dam!

  10. The troll is so yesterday.

  11. Let the Mosquerbation begin!

    This is the kind of Muslim to which more of America needs to be exposed.

    You mean the kind who doesn’t think Hamas is a terrorist organization? I thought we got plenty of exposure to those already.

    1. There are a lot of grey areas when it comes to organizations like Hamas. You can’t put these quasi-military quasi-political groups into neat black and white boxes.

      1. They put ’em in boxes in Gitmo.

    2. Because the only meaningful distinction to make among Muslims is whether or not they think Hamas is a terrorist organization?

      1. There’s also height.

  12. We’re all Jews now.

    1. No, we’re all Ground Zero Mosque Super Sleeper Cell Imams now.

  13. This should settle the argument once and for all. Glad THAT’s over.

  14. “Today I am a Jew”

    That must not have been the same day he refused to say Hamas was a terrorist organization.

    1. Today, I am a jew!

      Tomorrow, I’ll be asking for donations for my mosque in Saudi Arabia…

      “Imam Abdul Rauf . . . told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Islamic center will be financed through contributions from Muslims in the US, as well as by donations from Arab and Islamic countries,” the newspaper reported.”

      Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/l…..z0x4tmQans

      But hey, it’s a buyers’ market!

      1. In our next thrilling news digest, Catholic churches funded through international organization heading in Rome, bear shits in woods.

      2. “”as well as by donations from Arab and Islamic countries””

        So. We send troops to defend some of these people. If their money is no good, how are they worth American lives?

        1. “So. We send troops to defend some of these people. If their money is no good, how are they worth American lives?”

          This is one of the problems a lot of people are having…

          For all they know? They think the money being used to build this thing is coming from the same place that whoever recruited, indoctrinated and trained the hijackers got it.

          In the name of cultural understanding, there are big difference between the following:

          1) Sending troops to fight the people who destroyed the World Trade Center.

          2) Sending money from Saudi Arabia to further the cause of the hijackers.

          In the name of cultural understanding, I think you have to engage the Americans who are opposed to this mosque on their own terms–not the way you want them to see the world. They think the hijackers destroyed the World Trade Center to further the cause of Islam, and they think the mosque is being built to further the cause of Islam.

          I can say that building a mosque doesn’t necessarily lead to terrorism, but interfaith dialog and cross cultural understanding aren’t about ignoring what people care about or their misconceptions.

          Again, it seems to me most people think these people have a right to build–they just think building a mosque there is being insensitive. I think it’s okay to support their right to be insensitive, and I can ever understand supporting their insensitivity! But I can’t even begin to understand people saying it isn’t insensitive–especially after all this.

          Building this mosque where it’s going–despite the opposition–in the name of cross cultural understanding? That’s completely ridiculous. That’s a joke.

          1. Re: 1, that’s a great idea! Maybe we should have done that instead of taking over Iraq.

    2. Say it! Say they’re a terrorist organization bitch!

      1. I can see how hard it must be…

        …to act as bridge between American society and the Muslim world. When on the one hand, it’s hard to solicit donations in places like Saudi Arabia if you say Hamas is a terrorist organization, and on the other, you have to say things like “Today, I am a Jew.”

        It may prove even a trickier balancing act, marketing themselves as a bridge between the Muslim world and American society, and at the same time ignoring the concerns and opposition of millions of Americans…

        On the one hand, they want to reach out to American society, but on the other, here’s their middle finger?

        That’s one hell of a bridge they’re building there–what would cultural understanding be without them?

  15. I give it one more day. It’s dead by Sunday.

    1. I think it will just fade away without an announcement.

      1. What mosque?

  16. Clearly, he realizes his dream of a victory mosque is slipping away.

    1. Victory Mosque?

      Did you put down the right-wing memo just to make that post?

  17. The U.S. should negotiate a series of bilateral treaties with receptive governments, carving out undeveloped sites the size of Hong Kong. Then a joint venture between the host government and the U.S. would launch brand new Free Cities in these places, with a complete set of American-style freedoms and responsibilities, guaranteed by treaty for 50 years.

    Treaty-based Free Cities would entice and attract enterprising people and capital from around the world by offering: self-government; the rule of law; low taxes; reliable prosecution of corruption; freedom of faith, speech, and press; public registration of real property; a merit-based civil service; multi-ethnic meritocracy; zero tariffs; and an American university.

    Free Cities would exemplify free-market globalization, rather than the economic exploitation of protectionist colonialism. They would generate millions of jobs where there are none today. And rather than opening another bottomless pit of statist foreign aid, these cities would be self-funding. A Free Cities development strategy would pay its own way by attracting funds from the private sector.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/…..en-hagerty

    1. Sorry, if they can’t promise John Yoo and Jackie Chan, I ain’t buying.

    2. Heck, the US could use some free cities itself. The rest of the world needn’t even be involved.

  18. Was his mother’s vagina Jewish?

    1. Did it wrack him with guilt?

    2. Andrew Sullivan is on the case, I’m sure.

  19. Barack Obama should be a Jew-for-a-Day.
    Hell, all the Muslims should.

    1. “”Barack Obama should be a Jew-for-a-Day.””

      Obama should be Jew for the rest of his term, fiscally speaking.

  20. I said if I saw one more “Ground Zero Mosque” thread, I would convert to Ghengis Khanism?

    Anyone else want to join the New Golden Horde and ride through the streets of Manhattan lopping heads off people we don’t like.

    1. that’s a lot of heads. can we do staten island first? i need some guidette slaves.

      1. I’ll take Queens and get my share of Korean and Hispanic slaves.

      2. Damn but you’re going to mistreat your little guido illegitimate children. 😉

        1. no, i will guide them to the light.

    2. They’ll probably build a shitty wall.

  21. so the endzone dance mosque is really yet another zionist plot.

    not very surprising.

  22. But the Mosque was snickering and miming a decapitation when he said it, so it’s hard to know what he meant.

  23. “Today I am an African witch”

  24. Clearly the best news to come out of this whole controversy is the cry you hear from Liberals exhorting their old nemesis George “Chimpy McHitlersatan” Bush to come out and support the mosque.

    Fortunately and to his credit GW has managed to maintain a respectable distance from any political issue since he’s left office. Say what you will about his tenure, he’s been mouse quiet since he left.

    1. So was Reagan. And so was GHWB.

      You know who wasn’t? Carter and Clinton.

      Now guess who will be? I’ll give you a hint: When he leaves office he’ll have a good 30-50 years to bloviateopine.

      Anybody else see any patterns here?

      1. Unfair comparison. Reagan could barely swallow his oatmeal by the time he left office.

  25. If true, there goes a bunch of Democrat support for the mosque…

  26. The Nigga was a’ight until he Jewed up.

    1. Good … very good.

  27. On the day of Pearl’s funeral, I was two Jews. I walked into a bar. The bartender said, “Not funny.”

  28. La ilaha illallah Muhammadun rasulullah

    I’m not sure, but isn’t that what they were saying as they sawed off Daniel Pearl’s head?

  29. Jew eat yet?

    1. Fuck off, Yinzer.

  30. Wonder if this is a cordoba ‘initiative’–

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/…..index.html

  31. The reason this is news is because it’s so fucking rare.

    1. The reason it’s news is because this guy’s project is all over the news and he’s getting smeared left and right.

      1. I agree.

        Did you also notice that reruns of the “60 minutes” interview where Rauf said the US was partly to blame for the terrorists actions on 911?

        It seems that all kinds of past quotes are being dredged up on Imam Rauf.

        1. Glenn Beck: “When people said they hate us, well, did we deserve 9-11? No. But were we minding our business? No. Were we in bed with dictators and abandoned our values and principles? Yes. That causes problems.”

          Rauf: “I wouldn’t say the United States deserved what happened on 9-11, but the United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.”

          Egads. If he is as radical as Glenn Beck he MIGHT BE a danger to our country.

          1. Rauf in context:
            http://www.islamfortoday.com/60minutes.htm

            Bradley: And throughout the Muslim world, there is also strong opposition to America’s foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East because of its support of Israel and economic sanctions against Iraq.

            Faisal: it is a reaction against the US government politically, where we espouse principles of democracy and human rights, and where we ally ourselves with oppressive regimes in many of these countries.

            Bradley: Are you in any way suggesting that we in the United States deserved what happened?

            Faisal: I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened, but united states policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.

            Bradley: You say that we’re an accessory? How?

            Faisal: Because we have been accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.

  32. Yassir Arafat also said nice things to English audiences. I’m not saying this guy is as bad as Arafat, but it doesn’t mean much.

  33. This comment thread perked up my day.

  34. C’mon, Matt, you know how those sand niggers can lie! If a mooslim professes his hate of white folk, he’s telling the truth. If he speaks in favor of tolerance, it’s taqiyya.

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