The Cordoba House, is a planned $100 million, 13-story, glass and steel Islamic community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan. It derives its name from the Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain.
Cordoba, Spain was originally founded by the Romans in 476 AD, was a port city of great importance and became the center of the Visigothic Kingdom. In 600 AD, The Christian Visigothic Church of Saint Vincent was built. From 711 – 718 the Visigothic Kingdom was conquered by the Muslim Islamic Ummayyad Califate and Cordoba became the capital of the Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming over 200 years, beginning in 784 AD, the Saint Vincent church in Cordoba into the world’s third-largest mosque complex at that time. The Muslim conquerors ruled Cordoba and what is now Spain and Southern France until 1236 AD.
In 1236 AD Cordoba was re-conquered by the Christians and the mosque was consecrated as the the Roman Catholic cathedral of Cordoba and/or The cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Today the entire building is used to house the Cathedral of the diocese of Córdoba in Spain.
The proposed ” Cordoba House” overlooking the World Trade Center site – where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks – is a test of the timidity,
passivity and historic ignorance of American elites.
For example, most of them don’t understand that “ Cordoba House” is a deliberately insulting term. Today, some of the Mosque’s backers insist this term is being used to “symbolize interfaith cooperation” when, in fact, Cordoba is recognized by all Islamists as a symbol of Muslim conquest.
It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way. Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for “religious
toleration” are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more
than 100 mosques already exist in New York City . Meanwhile, there are
no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia .
There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as
there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia . The time for
double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca . And they lecture us about tolerance. If the people behind the Cordoba House were serious about religious toleration, they would be imploring the Saudis, as fellow Muslims, to immediately open up Mecca to all and immediately announce their intention to allow non-Muslim houses of worship in the Kingdom. They should be asked by the news media if they would be willing to lead such a campaign.
We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years.
Now we are being told a 13 story, $100 million mega-mosque will be
built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating
surprise attack in American history.
Finally where is the money coming from? The people behind the Cordoba House refuse to reveal all their funding sources. America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization. Sadly, too many of our
elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could.
No mosque. No self deception. No surrender.
The time to take a stand is now – at this site, on this issue.
Part of this post authored by Newt Gingrich; part by Bob Johnson