Position Paper: Ground Zero Mosque

Recap for the Chronically Clueless: some douchebag wants to build a mosque in New York City at Ground Zero.

    Fact Check

  • Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the douchebag mentioned above, said shortly after the 9/11 attacks in a 60 Minutes interview that “… United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.”
  • Rauf is being sent on a Middle East trip funded by the U. S. State Department (aka American taxpayers) to foster greater understanding. Or something. (Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! Certainly no mosque foreign fund-raising going on here!)
  • The proposed mosque is not at Ground Zero — it’s a couple of blocks away in a commercial area, in a building that was hit by landing gear or something when the twin towers were attacked.
  • Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, destroyed when the South Tower fell, can’t get greenlit for rebuilding because of the bureaucratic clusterfuck that is the NY/NJ Port Authority’s long-delayed and hideously over-budget reconstruction project.

    Strat’s Position

  • Private citizens using private money can buy/build on private property for any lawful purpose. Unless there’s some legitimate zoning issue or something, nothing prevents Rauf from building a mosque wherever he wants.
  • It’s a dick move. Expect widespread public disapproval.