A whole bunch of items on the Ground Zero mosque
First, Haaretz, in all their incompetence, published an erroneous article saying that the mosque project leaders were backing off of it. Sorry, but it's not so at all. Unfortunately, Rick Moran, in all his own slapdashiness, has failed to acknowledge this.
Nancy Pelosi is not interested in knowing where the $100 million is coming from to build the mosque, but she does want to investigate the opponents (also via Jihad Watch). She's among many Democrats who need to be voted out of office. Atlas Shrugs has a special audio of this. Update: 9-11 Families for a Safe America have responded (Hat tip: The Weekly Standard).
Sarah Palin says the mosque is "like a stab in the heart" to Americans.
Bill Kristol says this is the beginning of the end for the mosque, but it ain't over till it's over. What will guarantee preventing its construction is if we keep up the fight, and not let it be forgotten.
Christine Brim did an expose earlier this week about the hidden websites of the Cordoba initiative. Soon after it happened, the specific site vanished.
Would you believe that George W. Bush is the next one whom supporters of the mosque are turning to, trying to get him to announce his support for the project (also via Big Peace). Well if you were aware of his real track record when he was president - that is, to insist that Islam was a "peaceful" religion, and even to undermine Israel - you'd know this isn't too surprising that now, all of a sudden, in the days after his term, the left suddenly sees in him as useful (some of the commentors at Michelle Malkin's site seem to realize this too). If Dubya is smart, he'll avoid making any statements, since it could end up hurting him more. The GOP must learn to avoid supporting dhimmi candidates like him in the future.
John Sexton considers Peter Beinart's response to opposition the most over-the-top of them all.
Dems are feeling the heat from Obama's stance on the issue.
J. E. Dyer talks about the unaccomodating posture the NY authorities have taken when it comes to Judeo-Christian rights in the city. Here's an extra post at Commentary's Contentions.
And here's a video of a rally against the mosque:
And that quote by Churchill is simply indispensable.
Raymond Ibrahim finds that some Muslims who allegedly oppose the mosque are using the whole issue as an excuse for anti-semitism. Almost predictable.
Yahoo's news blog asks if the developers have the funds for it, but what really raises eyebrows is the news about former Bush aide Ted Olson:
Meanwhile, former George W. Bush solicitor general Ted Olson backed the project. Olson, who recently won his case to strike down California's gay marriage ban in federal court, lost his wife in the 9-11 attacks. "I do believe that people of all religions have a right to build edifices, or structures, or places of religious worship or study, where the community allows them to do it under zoning laws and that sort of thing," he said on MSNBC. "We don't want to turn an act of hate against us by extremists into an act of intolerance for people of religious faith."This is the most truly shocking part of this news, and might even tell a bit more about what Dubya was really like. Separating between Islam and what it teaches, including lines like, "make war against the unbelievers . . . until they are humiliated" (Sura 9:29). Olson is the very kind of RINO the conservatives must shun if they're to lead an effective battle against the mosque.
Michael Medved talks about how Obama has distorted the arguments on the mosque.