I just read that on Tuesday 8-3-10 the The Landmarks Preservation Commission of New York City denied landmark status to a building near the World Trade Center site freeing a group to convert the property into an Islamic community center and mosque.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9-0, saying the 152-year-old building blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks wasn't special or distinctive enough to meet criteria to qualify as a landmark. The Commissioners also said that other buildings from the era were better examples of the building's style.
National and New York politicians and the Anti-Defamation League have come out in recent weeks against plans for the mosque, saying it disrespects the memory of those killed in the 2001 attacks carried out by adherents of radical Islam. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also chairs the foundation building the Sept. 11 memorial, has defended plans for the mosque. (And why would Michael Bloomberg defend the mosque OVER the chorus of voices from the families of the murdered, and from the GRAVE of those who lost their lives? Building a mosque there near ground zero honors the terrorists who carried out those heinous acts of terrorism and cowardice.)
"No mosque," Gingrich stated on his website late last month.
"The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over," he wrote, adding that the decision over whether to build the facility was "a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites."
What is going on? Is this ok with you? Anybody want to BET that Michael Bloomberg is a liberal??