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The Mosque’s Imam Is A “Moderate” But Abe Foxman Is A Bigot?

The Mosque’s Imam Is A “Moderate” But Abe Foxman Is A Bigot?

Associate Editor

I trust the Imam and the Muslims at the new Ground Zero "Cordoba" mosque to tell me the truth of what they think about Israel and the United States. After 9/11, the Imam said America shared responsibility for the destruction of the World Trade Center. Now, that same imam refuses to condem Hamas. And he supported the anti-Israel flotilla that led the international political ambush of Israel. This imam is honest. He’s just anything but "moderate."

How about all the Jewish leaders and rabbis who call this imam "moderate" and support his proposed mosque? How honest are they?

How many of these rabbis, these professional dialoguers, ever can be counted on to speak up about the state of Islam in the United States — other than to constantly trot out the so-called moderates? Remember, when these rabbis say "moderate" they mean the masquerade of an imam who supports the flotilla and who refuses to condemn Hamas. That’s their idea of "moderate." Would these rabbis say the imam is more "moderate" than, say, Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister; or Hillel Lieberman, a sweetheart of a settler?

How many of these rabbis — how many Jewish newspapers and organizations supporting the Ground Zero mosque — had anything to say when Obama’s counter-terrorism advisor started calling Jerusalem (the entire city that is ruled by its Colonial Governor Obama, who forbids the building of Jewish apartments there) by its Islamic name, "Al-Quds?" Dear reader, do you call Jerusalem "Al-Quds"? You can watch Obama’s advisor calling it Al-Quds here. You can watch that same Obama official, John Brennan, saying that jihad is a legitmate expression of Islam here.

How many of these rabbis, Jewish newspapers and columnists, or Jewish organizations, had anything to say when Obama’s director NASA, Charles Bolden, told Al-Jazeera that as director of the National Aeronautic Space Administration a big part of his job is "outreach to the Islamic world," as if that has anything to do with the space program. Of course, most Jewish newspapers, or general newspapers, didn’t find this worth reporting, it not being anywhere as interesting as news regarding a celebrity who might be or is sort of Jewish, or who is studying fake Kabbalah. Is that more important than illuminating the increasingly obsequious relationship between the United States and "moderate" Islam? You can watch Obama’s NASA director explaing all this to Al-Jazeera right here. Surely, Jewish experts in dialogue and Islam think this is perfectly normal, placing outreach to Islam — a religion of moderates and peace — at the top of the space program. Have any Jewish leaders spoken up?

How many of these Jewish leaders, experts in moderate Islam, who neverthless claim they know Islamic terror when they see it, spoke out when Attorney General Holder refused to say that there was any Islamic terror at all, other than a fluke, a coincidence that means nothing? Holder only sees peaceful, moderate Islam. Is there any other? How many of these rabbis or Jewish newspapers, or Jewish organizations, spoke out against Holder? Or do the professional dialoguers essentially agree — that all of Islam is moderate except when it’s not and when it’s not it’s not really Islam?

After the attempted bombing of Riverdale synagogues in 2009 — when some Jewish newspapers didn’t even refer to the suspects as Islamic — there was a response from the Jewish community. A rally in the street for Jews who refused to see their synagogues threatened? No, Jewish leaders provided no leadership, no expression for the Jew in the street. Instead, the Jewish leaders held a limited-seating interfaith dialogue that featured a monologue by an imam who was scathing about the very idea that the FBI should dare to even look for possible terrorists in mosques. The rabbis response? They applauded the imam. He was moderate.

I trust all my local imams. I take them at their word when they tell me they want to undermine the FBI and support the anti-Israel flotilla.

I don’t trust dialoguing rabbis to warn — or even alert — the Jewish community when, God forbid, the time will come when we’ll need a warning in the night as we did in Crown Heights. Jewish leaders tell me to trust these imams and I do. It’s these Jewish leaders I don’t trust. Oh, I trust them to be nice guys and registered Democrats. I trust them to see no evil and hear no evil. I trust that they’ll get invited to the opening reception of the Ground Zero mosque. I just don’t trust them about Islam, and their Orwellian definition of "moderate."

It’s a perverse world, it is a sign of the darkening sky, where an imam — who assigns blames to the United States for 9/11, who supports the flotilla, who is coy about Hamas — is the "moderate" but Abe Foxman is the bigot.

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