Monday, June 7, 2010
NY Masque Protest Gathers Thousands
From the streets of New York City. A City that was decimated by the acts of terror on 9/11/2001, the streets filled with those who will never forgot the horror's of that day. And vow never to allow the religion that spawned the radicalism of that day to build their house of worship upon the memorial grounds upon which so many innocent lives lost.
The opponents of a proposed mosque near Ground Zero are not done protesting yet.
Just hours after Sunday afternoon’s massive demonstration in Zuccotti Park, the anti-mosque organizers said they would continue fighting plans to build a 13-story mosque and community center, called Cordoba House, two blocks north of the World Trade Center site.
“This is just the beginning,” wrote Pamela Geller, executive director of Stop Islamization of America, which organized the protest.
Geller wrote on her blog that the planned site of the Cordoba House, the former Burlington Coat Factory building on Park Place, should be landmarked as a “war memorial.” The historic building was heavily damaged on 9/11 when landing gear from one of the jets crashed through the roof.
Geller and others said they would sue the city and federal government to landmark the building.
“We will protest again in September and stage sit-ins in front of the mosque should they try to break ground,” she wrote. “Three thousand good and decent Americans did not die in vain.”
The city Landmarks Preservation Commission considered landmarking the 152-year-old Burlington building back in 1989 but never made a final decision. The commission could hold a hearing as soon as July to either landmark the building or remove it from consideration.
Lets hope SMARTER heads prevail and NEVER allow this Masque to built there.
Its outrageous to even consider it.....