Posted on July 12, 2011 by creeping sharia
A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former New York City firefighter who is trying to stop the construction of an Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan.
The former firefighter, Timothy Brown, sought to overturn a decision by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to deny landmark status for a 150-year-old building on Park Place that would be demolished to make way for the center.
The building, which once housed a Burlington Coat Factory store, was damaged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack that destroyed the World Trade Center two blocks away. Developers of the center, known as Park51, hope to erect a new building that would include a swimming pool, an auditorium and a mosque.
In a decision issued on Friday, Justice Paul G. Feinman of State Supreme Court in Manhattan wrote that Mr. Brown was “an individual with a strong interest in preservation of the building” but added that Mr. Brown lacked any special legal standing on its fate.
In court papers, Mr. Brown’s lawyers suggested that the decision to withhold landmark status had been influenced by the mayor.
A lawyer for the city called that argument “a conspiracy theory” and said the landmarks commission had followed proper procedures.
To bring you up to speed on the Ground Zero "mosque", Winds of Jihad has some interesting articles here.
Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs has been one of America's major spokesperson's against the mosque and has appeared on numerous Fox News debates with those behind the mosque.
In one poll, over 80% of Americans disagreed with the building of a mosque in the spot where 19 Muslims murdered close to 3,000 Americans. When it was first announced that this mosque would be built, Obama was celebrating Ramadan at the White House and told his "dinner" audience how pleased he was; then, the following day, he back tracked a few of his remarks (not wanting to appear biased to the opposition).
It's just another example of "Islam in America" - one that expects tolerance from all of us, but returns the favor by attempting to build a "mosque" as a tribute to those who attacked America on September 11th.
We shall never forget ... and how is that possible, after an on-going "War on Terror" - ten years and counting?
Ask yourself, how does 1.2% of America's population get to decide what is built at Ground Zero?! Americans are offended by this gesture, and yet, a few NYC politicians approved it, with the blessings of its Mayor and of course, our president.