FLASHBACK: Bloomberg Defended Construction of Mosque At Ground Zero

People participate in a rally against a proposed mosque and community center near ground zero in New York, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Original Filename: NYC_Mosque_NYSW101.jpg

Among the crew of Democrat candidates trudging onward to the 2020 election, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg currently ranks fourth in the running with a national polling average of 10%, behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Virtually every single one of these individuals is an immoral sleazebag, a raging socialist, or both.

As a billionaire widely considered something of a fiscal conservative with social liberal leanings, Bloomberg is surely no socialist, which leaves only one choice.

As we’ve reported in the past, Bloomberg doesn’t stand out from his fellow Dem candidates in strongly supporting the murder of unborn children. In fact, he once demanded one of his employees “kill it” when he found out she was pregnant back in the ’90s. What a swell guy.

Although the mainstream media and run-of-the-mill Democrats are content to sweep that inconvenient little story under the rug, we can’t forget that Bloomberg, during his time as mayor, advocated for the building of a mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, the site of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

“The World Trade Centre Site will forever hold a special place in our City, in our hearts. But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves – and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans – if we said ‘no’ to a mosque in lower Manhattan,” Bloomberg said in defense of the project back in 2010.

“On September 11, 2001, thousands of first responders heroically rushed to the scene and saved tens of thousands of lives. More than 400 of those first responders did not make it out alive. In rushing into those burning buildings, not one of them asked ‘What God do you pray to?’ ‘What beliefs do you hold?'” Bloomberg continued, as if saving lives in clear danger is even remotely comparable to allowing a symbol of a violent religion to be erected just a couple of blocks away from where thousands of victims of that religion’s practitioners died.

“The local community board in lower Manhattan voted overwhelming to support the proposal and if it moves forward, I expect the community centre and mosque will add to the life and vitality of the neighbourhood and the entire city,” Bloomberg said at the time. “Political controversies come and go, but our values and our traditions endure – and there is no neighborhood in this city that is off limits to God’s love and mercy, as the religious leaders here with us today can attest.”

According to the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s Pamela Geller, however, the Ground Zero Mosque project was a “middle finger to the American people” that would have served as a taxpayer-funded celebratory monument to the jihadi attacks of 9/11.

There has never been a mosque of reconciliation and healing built on the site of a jihadi attack. Ever. It is, on the other hand, an Islamic pattern to build triumphal mosques on the cherished sites of conquered lands. History is riddled with triumphal mosques built on the sites of jihad attacks or appropriated from other religions: the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque on the site of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, and innumerable mosques built on the sites of Hindu temples that were demolished by Muslims all attest to that.

The people’s unwavering opposition made it near impossible for the mosque to move forward. The developers needed financing for the Ground Zero redevelopment fund to proceed. They requested five million dollars, and had there been no opposition, the city and the feds would have eagerly given it to them. The Bloomberg administration went so far as to fill out all the paperwork for the developer of the Ground Zero mosque. It was interesting that Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, who for a time was the face of the project, and El-Gamal said that their Cordoba mosque was not at Ground Zero, and yet they applied for millions in taxpayer monies from the Ground Zero redevelopment fund.

Thankfully, the mosque project was a complete and utter failure and never broke ground.

After his abysmal performance in last night’s presidential debate, we can safely say the same about Bloomberg’s candidacy.

According to Fox News, both Sen. Warren and Biden went for Bloomberg’s jugular at the start of the debate.

“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against, a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians.’ And, no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg,” said Warren, before shifting the focus to accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination and urging Bloomberg to release several women from non-disclosure agreements.

Biden went after Bloomberg for “throwing close to 5 million young black men up against a wall” during his tenure as mayor, referring to Bloomberg’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy that Biden says only ceased when President Barack Obama intervened.

Bloomberg can throw as much of his money as he wants at slick campaign ads. Even Democrats don’t want him!

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