Did you know that, along with the twin towers, a Christian church was also demolished during the terrorist attacks on 9-11?
And did you know that officials of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that once sat across the street from the World Trade Center’s Tower Two have tried for years to get permission to rebuild the church, but the New York Port Authority and other local bureaucrats have thrown every obstacle in the book at the rebuilding project? They said the proposed new church was too big and its dome too high and that no construction can be higher than the planned World Trade Center memorial. Blah, blah, blah.
All of which stands in stark contrast to the treatment that the developers of the proposed Ground Zero conquest mosque have received.
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, state Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo, and a raft of city officials have all come out publicly in favor of building the mosque, and the city’s Landmarks and Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny protection to the building currently occupying the site where the mosque is to be built. In a speech immediately following the vote, Bloomberg said, among other arguments, that allowing the mosque project to go forward would be a victory of sorts over the forces that attacked America on 9-11.
All this in spite of the proposed mosque being 13 stories high, far above the height of the World Trade Center memorial. In fact, no height restrictions are imposed on the Muslim mosque.
Doug Ross Journal of August 17, 2010 explains why. Simply put, follow the money!
An observant tipster notes that Bloomberg’s namesake news service has a significant financial interest in keeping those of Middle Eastern heritage happy.
Spurred by a recent boom in sales in the region, Bloomberg is expanding its Dubai office into a regional hub, a move that will as much as quadruple its local staff over the next year.
The company has … been developing an Islamic finance portal, which Mr Linnington said would be helped by having more people on the ground building relationships.
“Particularly “Particularly since the meltdown of the western capitalist system, there has been an increasingly large focus on the virtues of Islamic finance,” he said. “Today, there is no one single provider of information that caters to the Islamic finance market. So by Bloomberg being here, we are in the process of building out an Islamic finance product. We are very confident that we can build a product that meets the needs of the market right now.”
“Islamic finance” refers to banking systems and investments that are consistent with Islamic law (Sharia). For instance, Sharia prohibits the payment or receipt of interest on money lent. The rules associated with Sharia finance present significant and profitable business opportunities for men like Mayor Bloomberg.
In short: Churches and Synagogues bad. Sharia Finance and Islamic Victory Mosques good.
H/t beloved Fellow Doc’s Wife.