[quote=CrazyHorse]Hat Tip, WND (World Net Daily) News
Turkeys Islamist government is constructing a massive $100 million, 15-acre mosque in Lanham, Md., that is expected to become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere by October 2014.
In May, Turkey Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan placed a ceremonial stone at the construction site. Now the five-building project known as the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center is well underway in the town just outside Washington, D.C., with a population of about 10,000.
As the Clarion Project explains, mosques have been springing up all over the U.S. in recent years. As many as 80 percent of the mosques in America have been built in the last 12 years since the 2001 terror attacks.
A large majority of mosques in the United States are led by Wahhabi clerics, the Project explains. Wahhabism is an extreme brand of Islam practiced dominantly in Saudi Arabia. According to Muslim estimates, up to 80 percent of mosques in the U.S. are owned, operated and led by Wahhabis.These radical mosques often promote the installation of Sharia law
, an extreme ideology that considers non-believers to be infidels. According to Wahhabis, jihad or support of jihad is a Muslim duty. They believe that suicide bombers and martyrs are worthy of the highest praise and reward. And radicals are anticipating the day when an Islamic state will one day span the U.S.
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As many as four studies have independently concluded that 80 percent of U.S. mosques were teaching jihad, Islamic supremacism, and hatred and contempt for Jews and Christians,
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has reported.
Spencer noted, We are increasingly seeing Muslim patrols in the proximity of mosques saying to passers-by that they cant walk a dog, wear a skirt, drink alcohol.
But Dr. Yasar Colak, president of the Turkish American Community Center, told the World Bulletin his organization has special plans for the new mega-mosque, which will be designed in accordance with 16th century Ottoman architecture:
We will show our friends in the U.S. who we actually are and the main principle of our civilization, he said. We will present our peaceful culture. We will try to erase the bad reputation of Muslims and Islam created following September 11 attacks.
In 2009, WND was one of the first to report plans for a new Islamic mosque just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah on Sept. 11, 2001. The New York Daily News recently reported the same developer now controls three adjacent properties on Park Place, leaving neighbors wondering whether the mysterious owner has a mega mosque planned for the block.
According to the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center will include facilities for activities relating to:
Religious services and education
Turkish language education
Turkish history lectures
Turkish culinary arts classes
Recreation, sports, and health
U.S. immigration and citizenship
Womens equality and empowerment education
Civic engagement and public advocacy
Business, commerce and trade development
There are 19 [Turkish American Community Centers] nationwide, the Assembly states. TACCs represent a board spectrum of Turkish American society, promoting secular democracy and respect towards diverse lifestyles.
As the Clarion Project reported, the Turkish mosque groundbreaking ceremony was attended by the leaders of two U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities: Naeem Baig, president of the Islamic Circle of North America, and Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America. A 1991 memo links both organizations to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Page 7 of the memo states that the Brotherhoods work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.Also in May, President Obama welcomed Erdogan, who has been a constant advocate for Hamas in Gaza, to the White House.
Erdogan brought with him Mavi Marmara, the father of an Islamic jihadist killed in the 2010 raid on a Gaza flotilla. Marmara has indicated he wants the Obama administration to sue Israel over the raid.
Erdogan has said, The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.
At the May ceremony for the new mosque, he warned of groups promoting Islamophobia, and just one month earlier, he called Zionism and Islamophobia crime[s] against humanity.
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Zionism and Islamophobia are crimes against humanity. Of course, so is any form of fundamentalism, Muslim or otherwise: it is terrorism of arms or thought. What is "onward Christian soldiers," a popular hymn, saying? How about "the full armor of the Lord"?
I do not agree with the prophet Mohammed. Killing people over a difference in beliefs about the nature of God is a mental illness. But some Christians find the same extremism in the words of the Prince of Peace. They found just sanction for slavery. They found just sanction to forbid interracial marriage and segregation. They found protesting the deaths of those defending our country as an abomination before the Lord. Human failings.
My bent is to fail and even die on the side of unconditional love, as Jesus spoke of. That means accepting this mosque with open arms, rushing as the father in the Prodical Son to embrace and lay out a feast for those of this faith. None of us leave this place alive. Making our survival paramount to how we live and act each day is more than just childish: it is an attack on decency, truth, and humanity.