Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Cordoba Mosque

The Cordoba Mosque is the 13-story complex planned to be built in Mahattan near Ground Zero. Its backers say it would somehow show the tolerance of New Yorkers toward 'moderate Islam.' The project - named for a symbol of the Islamic conquest of Spain - has already drawn criticism, but now the Hot Air blog has the goods on the group behind it (thanks to Libby, super anti-dhimmi of the month).

Turns out the imam behind the proposed mosque is a prominent member of the Perdana Global Peace Organization, which contributed $366,000 to the Free Gaza Movement, a key organizer of the flotilla that tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. (Obama friends and supporters William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn are also supporters of Free Gaza, but that's another story.)

But guess who is the most prominent Perdana member: Mahathir Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia, "Jew-baiter extraordinaire, and prominent...9/11 Truther." His view of the 9/11 attacks: "There is strong evidence that the attacks were staged. If they can make Avatar, they can make anything."

Does anyone out there still think the mosque is being built by 'moderate Muslims'?

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