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A mosque in cordoba and a cordoba near ground zero.

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Submitted by PPS (United States), May 11, 2010 at 02:04

Dear Dr Pipes: Instead of feeling ashamed of the violent acts of Islamic terrorists, some Muslim organizations have adopted an in-your-face attitude. Islamist's obsession with "Islamic Spain" is well known. Islamists believe that whatever they acquired once (by force or otherwise) should remain theirs for ever. There is nothing holy or spiritual in Spain's Islamic Board's request regarding praying in the Cordoba mosque. It is just another part of Islamic imperialism.

On the same lines, I will like to draw your attention to the Cordoba Initiative by a Muslim imam in New York. The declared purpose of this project is to increase the understanding between Islam and the west (I wonder why Islam needs so much understanding!). The name of this initiative itself stinks. The Cordoba Initiative is building a mosque within a few blocks of the world trade center ground zero. This inidicates how convoluted the Islamist thinking has gotten. To increase understanding between Islam and the post-911 west, Islamists do not need to build a Mosque within a few blocks of ground zero. Instead they should repeatedly apologize.

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