A Muslim couple who had a role in founding a controversial Islamic community center and mosque near the World Trade Center before being booted from the organization in January say they are pursuing a new vision for the project.Gee, you think?
Activist Daisy Khan said Tuesday that she and her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, have spent months talking with relatives of 9/11 victims, first responders and others about alternative concepts for the center. Those concepts include the possibility that it could become a multi-faith center focusing on religious conflict.
Khan also says the center might no longer be suited to the current planned location.
Frankly, I don't believe for a minute they've spoken to relative and first responders, let alone "others" about alternative concepts. These two have been unceasingly belligerent and hostile ever since this abomination first came to light. In fact, it was last summer when she threw down the gauntlet and declared they'd never move, weakly blaming Republicans while and overwhelming majority of very Democratic New York vehemently opposed the project.
The defiant wife of the cleric behind the planned mosque near Ground Zero vowed yesterday to go ahead with the project -- calling it a "history-making moment" in the fight against "Islamophobia."Since that time they haven't raised any money we're aware of and have been reduced to pathetically filing a sham lawsuit in an effort to milk some money out of this.
Daisy Khan, who founded the project along with her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, said the increasing opposition -- which she blamed on Republicans -- has only caused organizers to become more committed.
"There is too much at stake, constitutional rights, the development of the Muslims here, how the world is watching the United States. We tell people America upholds religious freedom. We should not compromise those values," she said in an interview with The Washington Post.
It's a shame craven panderers such as Michael Bloomberg misguidedly threw support behind this travesty. Otherwise this duplicitous couple may have long ago gotten the message.
By the way, have these two slumlords Khan and Rauf made their building repairs yet?