The Peace Train

On his radio show today, Dennis Prager notes that imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says Ground Zero is not “hallowed ground” because there are strip joints there.

Dennis: “If 2900 Americans had been incinerated by strippers, nobody would want a $100 million stripper building in that place. Strippers have nothing to do with 9/11 but Muslims do. Not all Muslims, but Muslims.”

“If strippers around the world were murdering tens of thousands of people in the name of stripping, then building a stripper building at Ground Zero would be a problem. Strippers are to 9/11 as fish are to bicycles.”

Christiane Amanpour of ABC News, the most politically correct of the major news networks, interviewed Sunday Professor John Esposito of Georgetown University. He said: “We have two dangers right now. One is that the civil liberties of Muslim Americans will be even more eroded. Two, and more broadly, we will wake up one day and realize that the America we like to celebrate, you know the America we point to people around the world when we look down on them and say, we’re a democracy, we believe in pluralism, we believe in human rights. That, in fact, all of that, with the exception of this group. And that’s a very dangerous and slippery slope to go down.”

Dennis: This guy has been an apologist for Saudi Arabia and anything going on in Islam for 20 years.

How have civil liberties for American Muslims eroded at all?

Americans look down on the world by talking about democracy? Does Esposito look down on the U.S.?

Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf tells ABC that “mosques around this country are being attacked.”

Where’s the evidence for this?

In 2008, the last year we have hate crime stats, ten times as many Jews were attacked than Muslims.

How come Jews around the world aren’t threatening to blow up anything? How come Christians around the world aren’t threatening to blow up anything after all the mockery of Christianity in the Western world?

This imam is the man of peace? He’s the best?

If there is growing Islamophobia in the United States, this imam can take 100% responsibility.

From Wikipedia: “Esposito founded the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and is its current director. The center has received a $20 million endowment from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal “to advance education in the fields of Islamic civilization and Muslim-Christian understanding and strengthen its presence as a world leader in facilitating cross-cultural and inter-religious dialogue.”[4]

Why do universities host “understanding centers”? I thought universities were supposed to study things, not to promote causes?


H1: Peace Train
Prager H1: Christiane Amanpour interviewed Imam Faisal Rauf about the Mosque at GZ. He accuses his opponents of being “disingenuous.” But the Imam, of course, is as pure as the driven snow. Never mind that he suggests that if the mosque is not built, there may be violence… Dennis talks to Winfield Myers of Campus Watch about Professor John Esposito of Georgetown University, a Saudi flak used by ABC as a disinterested expert in their mosque at GZ story on “This Week” … Dennis talks to John Eastman about who will file an appeal against Judge Walker Prop 8 decision. The governor won’t. The DA won’t. So who will do the people’s will?.. It’s a crime to buy light bulbs in Europe.

Monday, September 13, 2010 Radio Show
H2: Where Are the Demonstrations?
Prager H2: Is there general Islamophobia in the US? No. Is their growing ambivalence toward Islam? Yes. Why? Because nine years after 9/11, we’re still waiting for a big demonstration denouncing Islamist terror. Right now, the most common complaint we are hear is that Muslims in the US are victims… Dennis talks to Michelle Malkin, columnist, best selling author and Fox News analyst. Her new book is Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies.

Monday, September 13, 2010 Radio Show
H3: Democrats Running from Democrats
Prager H3: Not only are Democrats running from the President, they are running from their own party… The first Medal of Honor has been awarded to a living recipient, a true hero… The trial for two murderers begins in Connecticut, their crime so horrific it’s hard to describe. Do you think this human scum deserves to live out their lives in prison? If you are against capital punishment, you do… Hillary Clinton says that this is the last chance for Mideast peace. It’s been the last chance since 1967.

Hillary: Last Chance for Peace in Mideast

HIllary Clinton proclaims that this is the last chance for Mideast peace. No, Madam Secretary, there’s no chance… until the Palestinians want to make peace.

Think These Two Pieces of Human Scum Deserve to Live?

The trial for two murderers begins in Connecticut, their crime so horrific it’s hard to describe. Do you think this human scum deserves to live out their lives in prison? If you are against capital punishment, you do.

First Living Medal of Honor Awarded for Iraq and Afghan Conflicts

The first Medal of Honor for Iraq and Afghanistan conflict to a living recipient is awarded..A true hero.

Who Will File Appeal to Judge Walker’s Prop 8 Ruling? Take Action Now

Who will file an appeal on behalf of Prop 8, the California ballot measure defending the traditional definition of marriage? The governor won’t, the DA won’t. A bizarre circumstance. Dennis talks to John Eastman, law professor at Chapman University School of Law about this issue and what can be done about it. The deadline for the appeal is today. Go here for info on what you can do today or call Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado and tell him that you want him to file this appeal. Here’s his number: 916-445-8994. You can reach him at his Facebook page here Or his Twitter page here. Or you can email him here,

Freedom of Religion in Indonesia

Freedom of religion in the Muslim world? Here’s a good example from Indonesia. Christians beaten and stabbed.

Rosett: Rauf’s Message of Peace Is Anything But

Some message of peace from the sweet Imam. If you don’t do what I want, there may be violence. He could easily diffuse the situation, but won’t. He’s the best and most moderate?

Malkin: Culture of Corruption

Dennis talks to Michelle Malkin, columnist, best selling author and Fox News analyst. Her new book, now in paperback, is Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies

GZ iman Rauf: We’re Going Forward with Mosque

The GZ mosque iman says sweetly that he’s going ahead. Never mind that most Americans and most New Yorkers don’t want him to. At least he calls it the Cordoba project and not Park51.

Global Warming Update: Fears of Glacier Loss Greatly Exaggerated

Glaciers are melting — at half the rate predicted by global warming panic mongers.

Hero: Man Defends His Home with AK-47

Man defends his family with his AK-47. Gets arrested for his trouble. What do you think would have happened to him and his family had he not been armed? Think the gang would have reacted to harsh words?

The Arab Lobby

Dennis talks to Mitchell Bard, prolific author, and highly regarded expert on Mideast politics and Israel US relations. His new book isThe Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America’s Interests in the Middle East

Time’s Vile Cover Defames Israel

Time Magazine reached a new low last week with this cover, an ugly insult to Israel. Time Magazine is contributing to the delegitimizing of this Democratic nation, a very dangerous trend. Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal writes eloquently about it here.

Brent Baker writes for

ABC’s Christiane Amanpour used Sunday’s This Week to again shame Americans for their presumed irrational intolerance and Islamophobia as she railed against the ignorance of too many Americans, provided a friendly forum to Iman Faisal Abdul Rauf, whom she prompted to ridicule Sarah Palin, and then brought aboard a group of three “leading thinkers on faith” to “discuss religious tolerance and Islamophobia in America.” That brings Amanpour’s show tally to six guests in favor of the Ground Zero mosque versus zero opposed (four today, two on the August 22 program).

Unmentioned by Amanpour or her guests: A report presented Friday by former 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton about, according to Reuters, a needed “wake-up call about the radicalization of Muslims in the United States.” The report warned: “The U.S. is arguably now little different from Europe in terms of having a domestic terrorist problem involving immigrant and indigenous Muslims as well as converts to Islam.”

At the top of Sunday’s show, Amanpour noted the 9/11 anniversary and used it to frame her agenda: “Nine years later, the growing hostility towards American Muslims.” In a lengthy set-up piece leading into Rauf, Amanpour fretted that “the plans to build an Islamic center close to Ground Zero have whipped up anti-Muslim sentiment” and insisted: “Not since 9/11 has the country seen such anti-Muslim fervor.” She asserted “Muslim-Americans are feeling vulnerable, with attacks on mosques in California, Wisconsin, and Tennessee. And the latest fuel poured on the fire, a threat to burn Korans…” And “these tumultuous events have created a global backlash. From Washington, to the Vatican, to Afghanistan.”

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Claudia Rosett writes:

Asked if it’s really a good idea to go ahead with his plans to build a mosque and Islamic center at an address so close to Ground Zero that it has become a flash point, Rauf gave a reply that boils down to a threat. Rauf said that if his Cordoba House does not get built on his chosen site near Ground Zero, “The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack.”

Citing Muslim attacks on Danish embassies during the riots in 2006 over Mohamed cartoons Rauf went on to say that the result of this current “crisis” could be that “anger will explode in the Muslim world.” That, he said, could lead to “something which could really become very, very, very dangerous indeed.”

Please bear in mind that CNN beams this stuff out not only across America, but around the globe. While Rauf might proffer that he was merely giving helpful advice, there’s an Islamist audience out there who could hear his well-amplified words – “Islam is under attack” — as a summons to inflict yet more of those explosive onslaughts in which thousands of Americans have already been killed.

…Rauf’s own plans created this “crisis.” Rauf himself said last December (before his partners began trying to unsay it) that he’d latched on to the Burlington Coat Factory site precisely because of its proximity to Ground Zero — so close to the heart of the Sept. 11 Islamist attacks that it was hit by “wreckage” from one of the hijacked planes. If Rauf was genuinely clueless at the time that harmony would not be served by trying to create an in-your-face $100 million Islamic hub on the edge of Ground Zero, by now he should be clued in.

…On Thursday, real estate magnate Donald Trump offered to buy out the Burlington site, in cash, for 25% above what Rauf’s developers paid, provided they build their mosque at least five blocks from Ground Zero. Apparently that would be too great a compromise for Rauf and his partners. They just keep saying no.

…Rauf’s wife and business partner, Daisy Khan, who covered for him in New York during his summer excursions abroad, seized the opportunity last month to make a televised denunciation of America as a place “beyond Islamophobia.”

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