First, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, showing the current political leadership over there is set to see the Ground Zero Mosque built, is calling for an investigation into the opposition of this dreadful project.
There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque is being funded.And Second, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once a tiny, four-story building in the shadows of lower Manhattan, was destroyed in 2001 by one of the falling World Trade Center towers. Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has, for the past eight years, been trying to rebuild its house of worship. Today it emerged that New York officials have killed the plans to rebuild the Greek Orthodox Church near Ground Zero.
Isn't that extraordinary? The two WTC towers were brought down by followers of islam, deliberately committing an act of war. The same religion that inspired the mass murder of 3,000 ordinary citizens will have a monstrous monument to its glory built on the exact same patch of New York where the act was committed. With the consent of the leaders of the country and city that were so brutally violated by this act. Yet a small church, as much a victim of the atrocity committed by muslims as the 3,000 citizens that lost their lives, is not allowed to be rebuilt in its former spot.
It is the unfairness of it all, the abject surrender to violence and complete betrayal of the victims, that fills ones eyes with hot tears of disappointment and rage. What has happened to America? What is happening to us?
[UPDATE001] The American Thinker is also asking questions: What about St Nicholas Church?, referring to the 'religious freedom' remarks in President Obamas Iftar speech. Incidentally, elsewhere on the same site J.R. Dunn is convinced that the now infamous Iftar speech may have been a faux-pas from which Obama will never recover. Says Dunn: "The tide has gone out for Barack Obama. It is all epilogue from here on in."