Thousands rally to oppose construction of the mosque near Ground Zero in New York
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A Rally to oppose construction of the mosque near Ground Zero was organized by “Stop the Islamization of
The rally was a big success. In this rally, 3000 to 5000 people representing Jewish, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Ex-Muslims whole-heartedly and enthusiastically participated.
Approximately 250 to 300 Hindus and Sikhs from tri-state area led by Narain Kataria, Arish Sahani, President and Vice President, respectively, of Indian American Intellectuals Forum; Satya Dosapati, President, Hindu Human Rights Watch; and Bhupinder Singh Bhurji, Chairman, Namdhari Sikh Foundation of USA, took part in the Rally.
Statement issued to national and ethnic media by Narain Kataria
First of all I would like to tell you that I am the survivor of the Partition of
I am the student of History. I have Master’s degree in World History. I have been watching unprecedented brutalities and savageries being perpetrated on Hindus in
I am a Hindu American living in this country for the last 40 years. I consider
We oppose construction of the mosque near Ground Zero because we feel that it is a very sensitive issue. It is an offensive and reprehensible act. It is an insult and humiliation to the families of more than 3000 victims of 9/11 - fire fighters and security personnel who lost their lives.
We oppose the mosque because the terrorists who killed 3000 Americans were trained in mosques from their childhood.
Moreover there is some sort of relationship between a mosque and terrorism. Madraasas (Islamic religious schools) are conducted by Imams. After rigorous training in madraasas, Taliban (students) becomes jihadists. After some time these jihadists become full-fledged terrorists.
For example, in
The terrorists who killed innocent people in
In addition to that 75% of these madraasas are controlled by Wahabi sect of Islam who preach extreme form of Islam.
Since 9/11/2001, the followers of the so called “religion of peace” have carried out 15101 deadly terrorist attacks and killed more than 75,000 people. (http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ )
Imam Abdul Rauf, the chief o
Imam Abdul Rauf does not believe that
Imam Abdul Rauf is the head of
The other day one Imam Abdullah Faarooq exhorted Muslims to grab gun, grab sword and do you job.
Imam Abdul Rauf is a devout Muslim. He is an expert on Islam. He is a shrewd person. He must be fully familiar with the law of Al Taquia which enjoins on Muslims to lie, cheat, use stratagem and sophistry to promote the cause of Islam. We are not sure whether he is playing law of Al Taquia with naïve and gullible infidel Americans or not.
All the above factors have created a concern, suspicion and distrust in New Yorkers about the hidden intent behind the construction of the mosque; and hence the opposition.
Dr. Babu Suseelan, Director of Indian American Intellectuals Forum and former Professor of Psychology and Director of Addiction Research Foundation delivered a powerful speech narrating his experience from Hindu perspective. Here is the complete report of his speech.
STOP CONSTRUCTION OF A MOSQUE AT GROUND ZERO
Dr. Babu Suseelan
On behalf of the Hindus in America and the Indian American Intellectuals Forum, it gives me immense pleasure to know that American citizens have woken up to the suffocating, totalitarian closed political dogma which is paraded as a religion. Yes, 60% of Islamic scriptures are political dealing with treatment of infidels, non believers and 31% is about Jihad, how to make the infidel submit to Islam through deceit and terror.
Now the descendants of the closed political dogma which is meant for invasion, destruction, plunder and looting have decided to construct a 13 story Mosque cloaked as part of Cultural Center at Ground Zero. We are American citizens of different faiths protesting construction of a huge Mosque at sacred Ground Zero where more than 3000 people were killed by Islamic terrorists, for no other reason than that they were citizens of this country?
For us, Ground Zero is a war memorial, a burial ground, a sacred ground to American citizens. It invokes deep sentiments. Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, the Islamic leader says the Mosque is intended to show good will. If the real intention is to show good will, given that it was destroyed with chantings of Allahu Akbar, should it not have worship centers for the religions of all those who lost their lives? Who is funding this so called center of tolerance? The very countries that spread intolerance. Why is the name
What is a Mosque? The Islamic Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it clearly: “Mosques are our barracks, the Domes are helmets, the minarets are bayonets and the faithful are soldiers.” The Islamic Turkish prime minister’s version is same as that of Bin laden, Nasrallah, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Imam Awlaki. Almost every Islamic atrocities around the world are committed after fiery sermons during Friday prayers. We got to be concerned. Why? 3 out of 4 Mosques in this country are Saudi funded that teach anti American values and/or has terrorist connections. 30,000 Muslim children are taught intolerance and outright rejection of American values. Tomorrow's terrorist will not come
Throughout history Islamists have destroyed houses of worship built by virtually every other faith under the sun and build Mosques as symbol of conquests. Worldwide Islam has plundered tens of thousands of Christian, Jewish, Hindu and
Islamists follow the example of Muhammad? Muhammad offered peace when he was cornered or outnumbered and then launched surprise attack. The Mosque is not their concession to peace and reconciliation but a powerful symbol of defiance and the excuse to build more of them, fooling us by waving olive branch before our eyes.
We Hindus and Sikhs have a story to tell. Islamists killed 80 million of us since 700 AD and continues to kill. They destroyed 3,000 glorious temples and build Mosques over them or used the material from the temples as foot stone for Mosque, as symbol of conquest. In 700 AD our country, the combined
The U.S constitution guarantees freedom of expression. It is a document of equality of man and women. Koran on the other hand is most dictatorial, intolerant, divisive and instigator against the non-Muslims calling them kaffir or infidels who are equivalent to Urine, Feces, Pigs and dead body. In this context the proposed Mosque in New York City is yet another daring act of sheer provocation that will become a rallying point for the world’s worst fascism of Islamists, whose scriptures spew hatred towards Jews and infidels that is many times worse than that of Hitler's Mein Kampf? It will continue the invasion of
Unlike our constitution and laws, in every Islamic country government statute books are riddled with discriminatory laws. The blasphemy laws are used to harm non Muslims. The culture of intolerance is ingrained in every Islamist country's laws and scriptures. If Imam Rauf is sincere and committed for building bridges, he should work sincerely for removing the worst 164 Jihad verses in the Koran that advocate terrible violence and terrorism against infidels. He should work to build churches, synagogues and temples in
We are here to protest the Mosque construction. Why? I quote Einstein “The world is a dangerous place not because there are bad people doing evil things, but it is because good people who do nothing about it,”
We are here today because of our thoughts on American dream. A nation which does not proceed from noble thoughts is nothing at all. We are here to preserve our liberty, protect our democracy for us and the children yet to be born. We are here today to pay a price to protect our freedom from those who subscribes to totalitarian, conflict producing, divisive, reductionist dogma.
We appeal to all leaders of the free world to study the history of Islam. The media and the intellectuals have a great responsibility to study the intransigence of Islamists and understand the reasons behind the deafening silence of Muslims and dedicate their service to promote open, pluralistic, tolerant life in all Islamic nations.
Let the tragedy of
My dear brothers and sisters of
Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and many other prominent speakers also spoke on the rally. For their speeches, please click on the following:
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