The 15-story mega-mosque two blocks from ground zero is already under construction. The project is led by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who says that his critics are bigots and that the project will stamp out terrorism.
This mega-mosque is called the Cordoba House. Does that name hit you as a bit strange for the name of a mosque? It should. As you should know, Cordoba (Cordova) is a city in Spain. What you may not know is that the Ottoman (Muslim) Empire conquered all of Spain in 711 AD and held it for 700 years. One chronicler wrote, “God alone knows the numbers that were slain.” Cordoba was made the Muslim Capital in 756 AD. The Muslims tore down the Christian church of Saint Vincent in Cordoba and began building a mosque where the church stood. It was the 2nd largest mosque in the world at that time. By the 10th century, Cordoba was the largest city in Europe, filled with palaces and mosques. But in 1236 AD, Spain fell to King Ferdinand the III, and it became part of Christian Spain. In 1238 the mosque was turned into a cathedral.
The spread of Islam may have stopped in Spain, but it began to spread throughout the rest of the world until September 11th 1683. That date again: September 11. “911”. Osama Bin Laden selected that day because the Islamic world knows they lost the World Series that day in 1683 and it was the announcement that they were back, and their exclamation point is the construction of a mega mosque at ground zero and naming it the Cordoba House.
At a rally against the mosque, former Moslem Noni Darwish, who grew up in Gaza and Egypt, said “We are threatened right here in America by mosques that are issuing fatwas against us…I understand the symbolism of a mosque…they’ve been built historically on the sites of Jewish temples, churches, Hindu temples — it’s a sign of being conquered. After they conquer a country, every church, every temple, must be converted to a mosque.” Come to think of it, where is the Calvary Baptist Church of Iraq, or First Presbyterian of Saudi Arabia? You won’t find them, but you will find the Dome of the Rock standing over the Holy of Holies where the Temple of Jerusalem used to stand. Although in Israeli hands, the temple area is occupied by the Muslim Mosque known as “The Dome of the Rock,” otherwise known as the “Mosque of Omar” (since it was built by Omar Ibn Al-Khattab after his conquest of Palestine in AD 636).
Some theologians now see Jesus words as recorded in Matthew 24:15 as referring to the Dome of the Rock. Jesus said, “So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel…” and then Jesus goes on to describe a situation that has become “too late” for anything but running as fast and far as you can.
So, how could the city of New York allow the mosque just a stone’s throw away from 9/11’s sacred ground? Some say it is in part due to what Physiologists call the Stockholm Syndrome, which is when horrified victims begin to sympathize with their tormentors. I call it cowardice. This is perhaps the best explanation of why thousands of New Yorkers turned to Islam right after the 911 attacks. Is this why New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that a decision not to allow the building of a mosque at that sacred place would somehow violate American principles of tolerance and openness and that there wouldn’t be a controversy about building a church or synagogue on this particular piece of private property? Of course there wouldn’t be a controversy, because neither Jews nor Christians flew planes into those towers and killed 3,000!
I did some research on Imom Rauf. He is committed to the annihilation of Israel and the Islamization of America.
Wake up America or you will rue the day you kept your silence.
Pastor Scott Craig
Rapid City, SD