May 29, 2012, - 3:00 pm
Would you want a mosque that bred 2-3 Islamic terrorists–including one that massacred several college students and two others that plotted to mass murder many other innocent civilians–in your neighborhood? How ’bout right next door in a bigfoot mosque where a small house used to be?
Mohammed Labadi in Front of the Mosque He Wants to Expand in the Middle of a Chicago-area Neighborhood
Now that Memorial Day is over, USA Today has moved on to the important business of whining for the religion that murdered thousands of the most recent soldiers we mourned yesterday. Today’s McPaper has a large story on the inside front page of the print edition, entitled, “Mosque Projects Face Resistance: Extent of Bias Debated as Foes Cite Worries Such as Traffic, Parking.” The headline already takes an editiorial opinion that there is bias against mosques and that it’s just a question of the “extent.” But look at the photo, above, which appears atop the story.
The picture shows Mohammad Labadi, a board member for the Islamic Society of Northern Illinois University standing in front of a DeKalb house that is currently a mosque. He and the mosque members want to expand this house into a giant mosque. Note that there is a house next door and that it’s in the middle of a neighborhood. Would you want that in your neighborhood? Think the presence of a giant mosque smack dab in the middle of your street will enhance property values? Wanna hear the call to prayer at 4:30 in the morning or 11:30 at night?
These people trying to expand have utter chutzpah. But they have it because we let them. Because we are too wimpy to say no, and when we do, the few brave ones who fight the good fight are persecuted and excluded by everyone else.
And that’s not to mention Steven Kazmierczak, who in February 2008 committed a murderous massacre against Northern Illinois University students, killing five and injuring 21 before he committed suicide. As I reported on this site, this terrorist, Kazmierczak, apparently converted to Islam at NIU and was reportedly converted by and prayed at this same mosque. Kazmierczak learned Arabic and was doing a college paper in favor of HAMAS, which he supported. Where do you think he learned all of this? At the mosque.
Then, there’s Derrick Shareef, an Islamic terrorist who plotted to blow up an Illinois shopping mall and shoot up Jews at a synagogue. Guess where he prayed? Same mosque in DeKalb. Shareef’s roommate , Hassan Abujihaad, plotted to murder American military personnel while he served aboard a US Navy ship. So now it’s possibly three Islamic terrorists influenced by this mosque. Praise allah. Authorities, by the way, called each of three of these terrorists, a “lone wolf,” but apparently they weren’t so lonely or alone. It appears they had the commonality of this mosque. The mosque is a Muslim Student Union outfit–yup, the US branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Want that in your neighborhood?
Want ‘em converting your kids as a gateway to Islamic terrorism? That’s what happens when mosques invade neighborhoods and plop their prayer mats and hateful sermons in the middle of Middle American subdivisions and neighborhoods. It’s a legitimate concern. But it’s dismissed as “bias” by USA Today’s sob story. And, in fact, neither Kazmierczak nor Shareef is even mentioned in the story. Shocker. We can’t let the little people hear the truth. They can’t handle it, and it might make ‘em think Muslims don’t exactly have American interests–let alone the interests of the neighborhood–in mind.
Given all this, it’s laughable that Labadi, whose mosque has apparently bred two Islamic terrorists–one who murdered several innocent Americans and another who tried to–wants us to think of him not as a Muslim, but as an American. If only his mosque told congregants to behave that way, rather than the exact opposite. Of course, the usual moronic suspects are bending over and assuming the dhimmi position, including some annoying far-left lesbionic ministatrix, Rev. Stacy Walker-Frontjes, of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (a church which does Lewinskys for Islam but also attacks and boycotts Israel because it’s Jewish). But those in the neighborhood won’t be fooled. They know that there is something strange about a house of worship that does not want to be on a main street in a business district like every other house of worship, but rather wants to pop up and expand like a mushroom in the middle of the neighborhood. Yes, there are some exceptions (like some Jewish campus synagogues), but they do not expand into the neighborhood . . . and don’t breed 2-3 terrorists who plot to blow up Americans.
The thing is, if they succeed in keeping the mosque from its absurd plan of expansion, will the Obama Justice Department step in and take them to court or threaten to? That’s what the Bush Administration did for eight years and the Obama administration did for the last three-plus. And that’s the real problem here. The Muslims know that they have a politically correct Department of Injustice on their side. And they take full advantage of it. Along with taking full advantage of USA Today “reporter” Judy Keen.
I wonder how she’d react if they want to build a giant mosque next door to her . . . a mosque that has already created two bona fide Islamic terrorists.
Of course, we know how she’d react. Liberals are always for this stuff until NIMBY–Not In My Backyard–comes into play for themselves.
Mohammed Labadi has a lot at stake when the DeKalb City Council votes Tuesday on a request from the Islamic Society of Northern Illinois University to build a two-story mosque.
Labadi, a businessman and Islamic Society board member, wants a bigger mosque to replace the small house where local Muslims now worship. He also hopes for affirmation that his neighbors and city officials have no fear of the Muslim community.
Hey, two Islamic terrorists coming out of there already. What’s to fear?
“Don’t look at me just as a Muslim, look at me as an American,” Labadi says. It’s time, he says, “to take the unfortunate stereotypes about Muslims out of the picture.” The zoning commission unanimously approved the plan.
Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which were carried out by hijackers from Arab countries, animosity toward Muslims sometimes has taken the form of opposition to construction of mosques and other Islamic facilities.
“Animosity?” Talk about a loaded word. Um, these are legitimate concerns, NOT “animosity.” But leave it to this dhimmi idiot reporter, Judy Keen.
Mosque opponents often raise concerns about traffic and parking, but Daniel Mach, director of the ACLU’s freedom of religion program, says they can be “sham arguments” that mask anti-Muslim sentiment.
“I hope that eventually there will be greater acceptance for all faiths, including Islam,” Mach says.
Hilarious. The ACLU is suddenly concerned about “all faiths.” Problem is, it constantly works against every faith EXCEPT its target for butt-snorkeling, Islam. Um, what about the civil liberty to enjoy your home and property without a gazillion HAMAS supporters crowding your street and waking you up at all hours all of the time?
Some people who object to mosque projects say religion is not a factor. The DuPage County home where Jacqueline Sitkiewicz has lived since 1978 is adjacent to a house the Islamic Center of Western Suburbs (ICWS) hoped to use as a mosque. The county board voted against the plan this month.
Sitkiewicz says her concerns were traffic, drainage and the effect on property values. “I don’t care what their religion is,” she says. “This is a residential area, that’s all of it.” ICWS lawyer Mark Daniel says the group is considering legal action. . . .
Lawyer Marc Grenier represents condo associations that object to plans for a Norwalk, Conn. mosque. The size of the project, parking and the impact on neighboring properties are their chief concerns, he says. “Our opposition … has nothing to do with anyone’s right to worship.”
And here is my favorite part:
Says Othman Atta, the Islamic Society’s executive director, some opponents said the mosque would teach violence and impose Islamic law. “The level of knowledge about Muslims is pretty abysmal,” he says. “People, if they don’t understand something, they tend to fear it.”
Ask Mr. Atta to condemn Hezbollah and HAMAS, and you’ll have a tough time getting a straight answer. And that’s because our level of knowledge about Islam is quite extensive. Um, Mr. Atta, we know a lot about Muslims and Islam. That’s your problem. We understand it quite well. And we have every reason to fear it. 3,000 reasons on 9/11. 12 reasons at Fort Hood. 300 reasons at the U.S. Embassy and Marine Barracks in Beirut.
And many more reasons in videos of Nick Berg, Paul Johnson, and so many thousands of others who were murdered in the name of a religion we understand so very well.
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