Governor David Paterson, the voice of reason and moderation in the Ground Zero mosque controversy.
The blooming cowardly burgermeister of New York supporting Ground Zero mosque contruction.
Governor David Paterson is deserving of praise for his generous offer to Feisal Rauf to find him New York State property to build his controversial mosque if he agrees to change its provocative location.."I am very sensitive to the desire of those who are adamant against it to see something else worked out," said the Governor. Unlike New York City's cowardly butt-kissing mayor who fell short of scorning opponents of the mosque as anti-Moslem bigots Paterson said that he "understands the anger and frustration ignited by the controversy" especially to 9/11 familles and friends who have been anguishing for years.
In contrast to the blooming idiot downstate Paterson has become the voice of reason and moderation trying to diffuse the explosive situation caused by Rauf's monomaniacal pursuit of his project regardless of the pain that he's causing and the wounds that he's opening nationwide. Will Rauf come to his senses and accept Paterson's sensible offer? Or is it too late? Has our reckless, stupid, divisive president's tacit endorsement of the project stiffened Rauf's intransigence and resolve to build baby build and aggravate the situation?
Paterson's offer is the ultimate test of Feisal Rauf's character and religious world view; is he what he claims to be: a pro-American Moslem moderate interested in building bridges of understanding between America and Islam?* Or is he what critics say: an anti-American Moslem supremacist differing from Bin Ladin only by degrees and means of imperial conquest? I'm not getting up my hopes that Rauf can change and is anything but an inflexible radical crypto Islamist hell bent on doing what he believes is Allah's will for infidel America. The world is full of madmen and fools and it seems like Feisal Abdul Rauf is one of them.
*Feisal cultivates the image of a man of deep humanity and compassion which has made him popular with the New Age, PC, multicultural, blindly tolerant Left. See my upcoming work: Feisal Rauf, the Religion of Islamic Compassion and the Cordobaization of America.
Postscript: Rauf Rejects Paterson's Offer (posted 10:30 AM)
Well Imam Rauf didn't disappoint me. Ideologically obsessed with the Ground Zero site for his culturally insensitive, divisive, unpopular mosque, and caring squat for the feelings of 9/11 widows and children who lost husbands, wives and parents, Rauf rejected Governor Paterson's reasonable offer today.“I think they would like to stay where they are, and I certainly respect that and I certainly respect them,” Paterson said after the group spoke with one of his staff members. Having said that, how much more foresighted would it have been if the Imam who is the developer of the project had been willing to hear what we are actually talking about?”
In other words, Feisal Rauf and his gang wouldn't even listen to the details of Paterson's offer for consideration. Is this not symptomatic of the fanatical supremacism, heartlessness and singleminded intransigence driving the unpopular project? As far as Rauf is concerned Allah, Islam and Sharia law want this victory mosque built at Ground Zero whatever the cost. PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL. This mosque I believe will not be built; and Rauf and company will regret the day they dismissed the good governor's generous offer.