Brit that helped delay UK mega mosque comments on Ground Zero mosque
WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PJTV.com today released an exclusive video regarding recent attempts by Islamic organizations to construct mega mosques near Ground Zero in New York City and the site of the London 2012 Olympics in order to make grand public statements. The video features commentary from former London Mayoral Candidate and leader of campaign against the construction of a proposed mega mosque close to the site of the 2012 Olympic stadium. Alan Craig was interviewed by Baroness Caroline Cox, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.
"What is the statement behind [the Ground Zero mosque]?" asked Craig in the PJTV video. "It seems to be a completely inappropriate statement so close to an area that is so sensitive, right at the heart of so many things to not just Americans, but the entire Western World – Ground Zero. It would seem to be completely inappropriate."
On late Tuesday, the New York City community board voted to support the construction of a mega mosque and Islamic cultural center just around the corner from Ground Zero. While some say this is a way to build awareness of moderate Muslims, the families of 9/11 victims and others explain the proposal is simply a way for the Islamic community to make a bold statement near an iconic memorial.
"Both New York and London have been the victims of Islamic-rooted Jihad attacks and terrorism," said Roger Simon, CEO of Pajamas Media. "Thousands of Americans lost their lives on September 11 because of the actions of 19 Islamic extremists. Now, New York City officials have asked the community to remember the religion that brought about this fateful day just blocks from the attack site. The proposed mega mosques in London and New York City are being constructed to make large global statements in a completely inappropriate manner and forum. There is clearly a motivation behind these locations and city leaders really need to think about the statements being made here."
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