"Ground Zero Mosque Imam's Muslim Brotherhood Friends [Andy McCarthy]
My column this weekend, on the homepage, is about the connections between the imam pushing the Ground Zero mosque, Feisal Abdul Rauf, and two of the Muslim Brotherhood's American tentacles, the Islamic Society of North America and the International Institute of Islamic Thought.
The Ground Zero mosque project is not about religious tolerance. We permit thousands of mosques in our country, and Islam is not a religion. Islam is an ideology that has some spiritual elements, but strives for authoritarian control of every aspect of human life — social, political, and economic. The Ground Zero mosque project is a stealth step in the "Grand Jihad," the term used by the Muslim Brotherhood and its confederates for what they describe as a "civilizational" battle to destroy the U.S. and the West from within, by sabotage.