You Don’t Have To Like It, You Just Have To Pay For It

It’s bad enough that these slumlord scofflaw Islamists are trying to build a 9/11 victory lap mosque as close to Ground Zero as possible, but now they’re asking American taxpayers, 70% of whom oppose building the mosque near Ground Zero, to help pay for it. What unmitigated gall! Talk about rubbing salt into an open wound, they’re really trying to stick it to the dirty kuffar with this obscene gesture.

Park51 developers apply for $5M federal grant, outraging opponents of mosque near Ground Zero

Developers of a mosque near Ground Zero are fanning a new flame of controversy by applying for a $5 million federal grant reserved for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan.

“I think it’s an insult to the 9/11 families. It’s another smack in the face,” said retired FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Riches, whose 29-year-old son, Jim, a firefighter, was killed on 9/11.

“I think it’s becoming more and more comical,” he said of the latest twist over the proposed 13-story Islamic community center and mosque. “Now we’re going to have to pay for it.”

Sharif El-Gamal, developer of the proposed Park Place project, confirmed his group has applied for the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. grant.

See also:
Developers of Mosque Near Ground Zero Seek Federal Funds for Post-9/11 Rebuilding
Ground Zero mosque developers apply for $5m grant… from fund set up to rebuild Manhattan after 9/11 attacks
Planned New York Islamic centre close to Ground Zero asks for federal funds
Islamic community center developer seeks federal fundingIslamic Center Seeks 9/11 Recovery Grants for Lower ManhattanBackers of NY Islamic center apply for grant
Ground Zero mosque project requests for money from 9/11 fund
Ground Zero Mosque’ Outrage
Audacious: Ground Zero Mosque Applies for $5M Federal Grant
Ground Zero mosque developers seek $5 million in federal grants
GZ mosque in 9/11 cash grab
Mayor: Give Park51 A Chance To Make Case For 9/11 Funds

What bull[expletive deleted], this is ridiculous! As a taxpayer, there’s no way in hell I should have to pay one dime for this terrorism trophy.

/it’s a perversion, wrapped in a farce, inside a travesty

A Deadbeat, A Slumlord, And A 9/11 Truther, Oh My!

Did the wheels just fall off the Ground Zero mosque wagon?

Sharif El-Gamal, developer of Ground Zero mosque, evicted from SoHo office for racking up back rent

The developer of the Ground Zero mosque is being bounced from his SoHo office, the Daily News has learned.

Sharif El-Gamal, who runs the real estate firm Soho Properties and is heading the project two blocks from Ground Zero, was slapped with eviction proceedings last month after tallying up $39,000 in back rent, a Manhattan Housing Court filing shows.

The management company that runs 552 Broadway, where El-Gamal leases space, said in the filing that he was warned in July and given until mid-August to pay up.

But when the August deadline passed, management company Royal Crospin Corp. filed the eviction notice.

It’s not the first time El-Gamal’s company has fallen behind in rent.

Union City mayor heaps scorn on imam for being ‘slumlord’

Union City Mayor Brian Stack branded the imam proposing to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero one of the worst landlords in Union City at a press conference yesterday, according to today’s Jersey Journal.

The press conference – held in front of 2206 Central Ave., a 16-unit building owned by Feisal Abdul Rauf – comes on the heels of a lawsuit against Rauf the city filed in Hudson County Superior Court on Monday.

“I think we are trying to send a message here, not only to Rauf but also to other slumlords, that in Union City you are not welcomed here,” Stack said.

Associate of NYC Mosque Imam Calls 9/11 Attacks an ‘Inside Job’

A founding member of an organization run by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind the planned mosque near Ground Zero, claims that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” and that Muslims have been made scapegoats, The Post has learned.

Faiz Khan — who has preached at least twice at the former Burlington Coat Factory building, the site of the proposed mosque — was for years Rauf’s partner in the American Society for the Advancement of Muslims, which is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of Islam.

Khan also serves on the advisory board of Muslims for 9/11 Truth and is a founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, known as MUJCA.

On MUJCA’s Web site, Khan wrote that “the inescapable fact [is] that 9/11 was an inside job.”

See also:
NY Mosque Developer Getting Boot in Rent Dispute
Islamic Center Developer Evicted from SoHo Office
Mosque Developer Faces Eviction at SoHo Offices, Report Says
Ground Zero mosque developer evicted from SoHo office over non payment of rent
Residents of N.J. building owned by imam in Ground Zero clash have list of complaints
Mosque ‘slumlord’
NJ Mayor Accuses Ground Zero Mosque Imam of Being a “Slumlord”
Imam Rauf Accused of Being a Slumlord by NJ Town
Meet Imam Rauf’s Partner, Faiz Khan, 9/11 Truther
A ‘tipping point’ in the NYC mosque debate?
Imam’s Associate Says WTC Attacks Were “Inside Job”
Rauf on the Ropes

This whole “mosque controversy” is starting to smell like a barrel of rotten fish. Seriously, the Three Stooges here are way out there in the shadows of the fringe, already barely one step ahead of the law themselves. Where the hell are these clowns going to get $100 million to build a 13 story “Islamic community center”? It looks more and more like this this is nothing more than an elaborate scam.

Imam Rauf May Never Have Intended to Build Ground Zero Mosque

The imam of the Ground Zero mosque may never have had any real intention to follow through with building it. Terrorists and radicals can be very smart, calculating people, and it is certainly possible that this was actually a well-orchestrated plan meant to rile up and recruit more radicals willing to undermine America, at very little cost. That may explain why he has not even begun to raise money for this project.

. . .

This entire situation has been created by this imam, by his insisting that a mosque be built so close to Ground Zero. Given his radical statements, his veiled threats of violence and aggression against Americans if the mosque is not built at Ground Zero, and the fact that the imam has raised virtually nothing to pay for the center, it seems that there may never have been any real intention to follow through with its building. The radicals get much more out of the mosque not being built than if it is built. The radicals can now use the fact that many Americans are against building the mosque to recruit more zealots to mount campaigns against America, and even to try to carry out violent attacks.

Now it all makes sense, certainly a lot more sense than this Ground Zero mosque project actually ever being built by these three Islamic losers.

/it’s the Jihad stupid, with a side of jizya payments from the gullible infidels

Never Forget

/never forgive

Meet The World’s Most Dangerous Dishwasher

Oh look, it’s yet another American Muslim gone bad.

From dishwasher to al Qaeda leadership: Who is Adnan Shukrijumah?

He was born in Saudi Arabia and spent much of his youth in New York and south Florida. Then he vanished.

Investigators now allege that Adnan Shukrijumah has risen to a key position in al Qaeda’s leadership.

The FBI says that after he left America, Shukrijumah started off as an al Qaeda dishwasher, doing menial tasks at training camps.

But he’s much more than a dishwasher now, according to investigators.

“It’s like any other business. He would be equated with being the chief of operations,” says Brian LeBlanc, a special agent for the FBI.

As the alleged director of al Qaeda’s overseas operations, investigators believe he is “extremely dangerous,” LeBlanc says.

“He may not be someone who’s going to come into the United States to conduct the attack, but what makes him more dangerous is he’s out there plotting the attacks and recruiting people to actively do that,” LeBlanc says.

The breakthrough came when LeBlanc, an FBI counter-terrorism agent, linked Shukrijumah to the thwarted New York subway suicide mission last fall — the biggest post-9/11 terror investigation.

Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay admitted they planned to blow themselves up using homemade bombs.

Prosecutors say it was Shukrijumah who called the shots — probably from somewhere along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

“[Shukrijumah] was the one that convinced … them to come back to the United States and conduct the attack here,” LeBlanc says.

But Shukrijumah’s mother — who did not wish to be named in order to protect her privacy — says authorities are using her son as a scapegoat.

“That is not my son. My son is not a violent person. He is very kind, generous,” she says.

Shukrijumah — the eldest son of a Saudi Imam — came to America as a young child.

See also:
Al-Qaeda’s new ‘planning chief’ lived in US for 15 years
FBI rates US man as major terror figure
New Al Qaeda leader is former US resident
Top al-Qaida Plotter Lived in US
Rising Al-Qaeda leader spent youth in US: report
AP Exclusive: New al-Qaida leader knows US well
Fla. mom says son is not a high-ranking al Qaeda terrorist, but a kind boy
Adnan Shukrijumah’s Mother Breaks Her Silence
Terror’s new face: Hunt down new Brooklyn-bred Al Qaeda big
FBI: Former Brooklyn Resident Now Leads Al-Qaeda Operations

Hopefully, he’ll soon be permanently retired by drone strike, just like his predecessors.

/and remember, Islam is the religion of peace!

The Curious Case Of Gary Brooks Faulkner

What’s the deal with this guy? There just has to be more to the story here.

U.S. Man Arrested for ‘Hunting’ Bin Laden

An American construction worker who was arrested with a 40-inch sword, a pistol and night-vision goggles in northwestern Pakistan told investigators Tuesday that he wanted to kill Osama bin Laden to avenge the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Gary Brooks Faulkner, 50 years old, of Greeley, Colo., was caught by Pakistani police Monday in the remote Bumburat Valley near the border of Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, where he apparently hoped to find Mr. bin Laden.

Police quoted Mr. Faulkner as saying he wanted to avenge the victims of the attacks on New York and Washington. He was carrying Christian religious books, according to Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, a senior police officer in the northwestern town of Chitral.

Mr. Faulkner arrived in Chitral on June 3 and stayed in a hotel in Bumburat Valley, an area famous for its spring dancing festival, which attracts large number of foreign visitors every year.

At a news conference near the Colorado statehouse in Denver, Mr. Faulkner’s younger brother, Scott Faulkner, a physician, described Gary as “a man on a mission.”

“He’s not crazy,” Dr. Faulkner said of his brother. “He’s not a psychopath. He’s not a sociopath.”

. . .

After the 9/11 attacks, he said Mr. Faulkner began visiting Pakistan to try to find Osama bin Laden because he felt the U.S. military was not “doing enough.” Dr. Faulkner said his brother grew a beard and adopted local attire to assimilate in Pakistan and obtain intelligence there.

“Who says, ‘Why do I rob banks? Because that’s where the money is,'” Dr. Faulkner asked. He said his brother went to Pakistan because “that’s where Osama is.”

The current trip was roughly Mr. Faulkner’s sixth to Pakistan since 2002, Dr. Faulkner said. The physician said he drove his brother to the airport, and that Mr. Faulkner wasn’t carrying any weapons when he boarded the plane. “He did not have a sword, although that is his weapon of choice in Pakistan,” said Dr. Faulkner, who said he thought his brother obtained the sword in Pakistan.

Dr. Faulkner said his brother also brought wire ties to use as handcuffs on Mr. bin Laden. He said that if Mr. Faulkner, who must undergo dialysis three times a week, killed or captured Mr. bin Laden, he planned to use his reward money to retire to Nicaragua, where he would help locals build houses.

See also:
Pakistan holds American man hunting bin Laden
US officials meet with American hunting bin Laden
Pakistan: US bin Laden hunter on mission from God
Gary Brooks Faulkner: Was ‘American ninja’ working for CIA?
‘Rambo’: Osama hunt my holy war
Gary Brooks Faulkner examined by doctor in Pakistan, say Bin Laden hunter has psychological problems
Details Emerge On Would-Be Bin Laden Assassin, Gary Brooks Faulkner
What was Gary Brooks Faulkner reading?

You know, if you’re an lone American wandering around the lawless Afghanistan-Pakistan border, carrying a sword and Christian reading materials is a nice touch. One thing’s for sure, he was in the right ballpark for bin Laden hunting and $25 million in bounty is a lot of money. As they say, truth is stranger than fiction.

/is Faulkner crazy or crazy like a fox?

Is The Obama Administration Insane Or Just Mind Numbingly Stupid?

Let’s see, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the world’s worst terrorists, has already confessed to masterminding 9/11 and tried to plead guilty multiple times to a military commission at Guantanamo Bay. Now, most right thinking people would say, fine, let the scumbag plead guilty, execute him, and be done with it. But nooo, not the Obama Administration, that’s too easy, Eric Holder has a better idea.

New York trial for 9/11 suspects

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is to be sent from Guantanamo Bay to New York for trial in a civilian court, the US has confirmed.

Attorney General Eric Holder said he would be transferred from the US prison camp in Cuba with four other suspects.

Mr Mohammed has admitted planning the 9/11 attacks, the US military says.

The move is part of US President Barack Obama’s effort to close Guantanamo, but some relatives of 9/11 victims say they oppose a federal court trial.

Responsibility for the case will go to the Southern District of New York, with proceedings taking place near Ground Zero.

The five men have until now been facing prosecution at US military commissions in Guantanamo. The government had faced a 16 November deadline to decide how to proceed in their cases.

Speaking in Tokyo ahead of Mr Holder’s announcement, Mr Obama said Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would face “most exacting demands of justice”.

Bringing al-Qaeda to New York

Candidate Barack Obama urged a return to pre-9/11 counterterrorism-by-courts. President Obama’s Justice Department overflows with lawyers who spent the last eight years representing America’s enemies. Thus, Friday’s announcement that top al-Qaeda terrorists will be brought to New York City for a civilian trial is no surprise. That doesn’t make it any less inexcusable.

The treatment of jihadist terror as a mere law-enforcement issue, fit for civilian courts, was among the worst of the national-security derelictions of the Nineties. While the champions of this approach stress that prosecutors scored a 100 percent conviction rate, they conveniently omit mention of the paltry number of cases (less than three dozen, mostly against low-level terrorists, over an eight-year period, despite numerous attacks), as well as the rigorous due-process burdens that made prosecution of many terrorists impossible, the daunting disclosure and witness-confrontation rules that required government to disclose mountains of intelligence, the gargantuan expense of “hardening” courthouses and prisons to protect juries and judges, and the terrorists’ exploitation of legal privileges to plot additional attacks and escape attempts.

In placing the nation on a war footing after the September 11 attacks, the Bush administration invoked the laws of war to detain terrorists as enemy combatants and to try those who had committed provable war crimes by military commission — measures that were endorsed by Congress despite being challenged in the courts by some of the lawyers now working in Obama’s Justice Department. This military-commission system provided due-process protections that were unprecedented for wartime enemies, including the right to appellate review in the civilian courts. But they protected national-defense information from disclosure.

This commission system is tailor-made for the 9/11 plotters, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suicide-hijacking mastermind who is brazen in taking credit for that and numerous other attacks against the United States. In fact, last December, KSM and his four co-defendants indicated to the military judge that they wanted to plead guilty and move on to execution. But then the Obama administration swept into power and undertook to repudiate many of Bush’s counterterrorism practices, declaring its intention to close Gitmo within a year and forcing a moratorium on military commissions so the process could be “studied.” Friday’s announcement that KSM and the other 9/11 plotters will be sent to federal court in New York for a civilian trial is the most significant step to date in Obama’s determination to turn back the clock to the time when government believed subpoenas rather than Marines were the answer to jihadist murder and mayhem.

It is difficult to quantify how dangerously foolish this course is. As they demonstrated in offering to plead guilty while bragging about their atrocities, KSM and his cohorts don’t want a trial so much as they want a soapbox to press their grievances against the United States and the West. With no real defense to the charges, they will endeavor to put America on trial, pressing the court for expansive discovery of government intelligence files. Having gratuitously exposed classified information on interrogation tactics and other sensitive matters in order to pander to Obama’s base, the Justice Department will be in a poor position to argue against broad disclosure, even if it were so inclined. As the court orders more and more revelations, potential intelligence sources and foreign spy services will develop even graver doubts about our capacity to keep secrets. They will reduce their intelligence cooperation accordingly, and the nation will be dramatically more vulnerable.

Moreover, the transfer of the worst al-Qaeda prisoners into the U.S. will grease the skids for many, if not most, of the remaining 200-plus Gitmo terrorists to be moved here. This will be the worst of all possible outcomes. These are trained terrorists who have been detained under the laws of war, but most of whom cannot be tried because the intelligence on them cannot be used in court. We are still holding them because they are deadly dangerous and because no other country is willing to take them off our hands. Once inside the United States, they will indisputably be within the jurisdiction of the federal courts — which are staffed by judges predisposed against wartime detention without trial. As long as the terrorists were at Gitmo, those judges were reluctant to order them released into the U.S. — a transfer that would violate federal law. If the terrorists are already here, though, judges will not be as gun-shy. Inevitably, some will be freed to live and plot among us.

The Obama Left delusionally argues that running these risks will make us safer. The international community will see how enlightened we are, the fable goes. The hostility of America’s enemies will melt away. They’ll lay down their bombs and stop attacking us. As observed by former attorney general Michael Mukasey — who presided over terrorism cases as a federal judge — “We did just that after the first World Trade Center bombing, after the plot to blow up airliners over the Pacific, and after the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In return, we got the 9/11 attacks and the murder of nearly 3,000 innocents.”

So Now Khalid Sheikh Mohammad Is A 9/11 “Suspect”

Team Obama has to postpone these trials until after the 2010 elections or this will go down as the biggest “own-goal” of the century millenium.

See also:
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9/11 suspects face New York trial
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Strong reaction to announcement of 9/11 trial in New York court
9/11 Plotters Trial Divides New York
Reaction Mixed as Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Will Face Trial in New York
UPDATE 1-New York split over plan to try Sept. 11 plotters
Families of 9/11 victims divided over decision to hold trial in New York
Michael Bloomberg, Rudy Giuliani disagree on trials
9/11 comes full circle in New York City
Why Bring KSM to the United States?
The Worst Decision by a US President in History
Justice Denied
9/11 mastermind, 4 others to face trial in New York
Holder in the dock as critics focus on New York 9/11 terror trial
U.S. Republicans blast Obama decision on Gitmo
Mukasey Fears Attacks on New York During Trial of 9/11 Defendants
Mukasey: ‘very high’ risk of attack over NYC 9/11 trial
The World’s Worst Al Qaeda Terrorists, Coming Soon To A U.S. City Near You

So, instead of quietly letting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed plead guilty and executing his terrorist ass, we’re going to drop him onto U.S. soil in New York for a public spectacle. And, make no mistake about, it, once card carrying ACLU defense attorneys get a hold of this case in Federal court, it will become a circus, a crusade against the policies of the Bush administration. A trial in civilian court will drag on for years, cost millions of taxpayer dollars, cause untold security headaches, endanger American lives, embarrass the U.S. government, disclose classified information, hamper ongoing intelligence operations, give aid and comfort to the enemy, etc., etc.

For what? The Obama administration has already hinted that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will never go free, even if aqitted. So what’s the point of conducting a sham civilian show trial where the outcome is already predetermined? There is absolutely no upside to this stunt, other than to pantomime the boneheaded and discredited liberal ideal that terrorism is a law enforcement problem, rather than warfare against Western civilization.

/seriously, sometimes I think people in the Obama administration stay up late at night thinking, how can we best screw up America tomorrow?

Out Of The Rubble And Ready For Overseas Contingency Operations

USS New York, ship built with steel from the World Trade Centre, sets sail

The USS New York, built with tonnes of steel salvaged from the World Trade Centre towers, began its journey to New York today after undocking from a New Orleans-area shipyard.

The assault ship, named in honour of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, left the Northrop Grumman shipyard for a trip to its namesake city. The vessel will sail down the Mississippi river, through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida and up the Atlantic coast on its voyage to the Big Apple.

The 208 metre- (684 foot-) long ship has a flight deck and can carry 800 marines. About 7.5 tonnes of steel from the World Trade Centre was melted at the Bradken Inc foundry in Amite, Louisana and used to construct the ship’s bow.

Doug Lounsberry, a Northrop Grumman deputy manager, said the ship is important to the workers who constructed it – not only because it commemorates those killed in the 2001 attacks, but also due to the setbacks they overcame following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Lounsberry said: “It’s like raising a kid. We’re sending this one off to college. But after they leave, they remain near and dear to your heart.”

Hundreds of people lined the banks of the Mississippi to watch the ship as it passed. Among them were Christine Cox, of Sterling, Virginia who said: “It’s awesome for anything so tragic to be so uplifting here.”

See also:
USS New York, made with World Trade Center steel, heads home
USS New York Makes Maiden Voyage From New Orleans to New York City
Ship symbolizes survivors bond between NYC, New Orleans
Blogging aboard the USS New York
USS New York LPD-21 | A ship forged from the steel of the World Trade Center
USS New York (LPD 21) | The Official Website. Commissioning Event Information
USS New York (LPD-21)

/may God bless her and all who sail in her

Never Forget

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Photo by Thomas E. Franklin.

God bless all those heroes and innocent victims of that dark day in American history, as well as the brave and dedicated men and women fighting and working to keep us safe from further attack by the soulless, godless cowards who kill innocent civilians and hide behind their women and children.

/and a big hearty [expletive deleted] you to al Qaeda and malignant, misogynist Islamic jihadi hell spawn everywhere