NYC's dhimmi community board
After four hours of public debate, members of Community Board 1 finally voted 29-1 in support of the project. Nine members abstained, arguing that they wanted to table the issue and vote at a later date.Again, I don't know when the NYC elections are scheduled to take place, but when they do, these board members, just like the bizarrely dhimmi mayor Bloomberg, must be voted out of office.
The board has no official say over whether the estimated $100 million mosque and community center gets built. But the panel’s support, or lack of it, is considered important in influencing public opinion.
Holding up photos of loved ones killed in the Twin Towers and carrying signs such as, “Honor 3,000, 9/11 — No mosque!” opponents of the proposed Cordoba House on Park Place called the plan an insult to the terror-attack victims.
“That is a burial ground,” said retired FDNY Deputy Chief Al Santora, referring to the fact that victims’ remains were scattered for blocks.
Santora’s 23-year-old son, Christopher, was the youngest firefighter to die that day.
“I do have a problem with having a mosque on top of the site where [terrorists] can gloat about what they did,” said Santora, with his wife, Maureen, by his side.
About 150 people attended the emotional Greenwich Street meeting, were some shouted down others as they took their turns.
As Michelle Malkin notes, Debra Burlingame, whose movement has more here, is glad in a way that this has happened, because maybe finally, Americans and New Yorkers will start asking questions about the case. But they've still got a lot of work cut out for them, including the rally scheduled this coming month.
Update: Phyllis Chesler talks about some of the religious leftists who are involved with the Islamists in this "project", and who should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for lending themselves to a desecration of the memory of the victims.