Diary

No More Mosques

I have stated here at RedState, and I have noticed others share the same opinion, that the building of Islamic mosques should be halted in the United States. I’m not just talking about the Ground Zero mosque that is an obvious sign of victory for the Islamists. I’m talking about mosques that are springing up all over the country. I have been grateful to see that various republican candidates around the country have shared the same concern.

In Murfreesboro, Tenn., Republican candidates have denounced plans for a large Muslim center proposed near a subdivision, and hundreds of protesters have turned out for a march and a county meeting.

This is certainly understandable since this mosque would be placed right near a subdivision of concerned American families.

In late June, in Temecula, Calif., members of a local Tea Party group took dogs and picket signs to Friday prayers at a mosque that is seeking to build a new worship center on a vacant lot nearby.

In Sheboygan, Wis., a few Christian ministers led a noisy fight against a Muslim group that sought permission to open a mosque in a former health food store bought by a Muslim doctor.

There are over 1900 mosques in America. Many are funded through Saudi Jihadists as author Steven Emerson has so thoroughly researched and documented. Most are seeking to impose a type of Sharia law in America.

A smaller controversy is occurring in Temecula, about 60 miles north of San Diego, involving a typical stew of religion, politics and anti-immigrant sentiment. A Muslim community has been there for about 12 years and expanded to 150 families who have outgrown their makeshift worship space in a warehouse, said Mahmoud Harmoush, the imam, a lecturer at California State University, San Bernardino. The group wants to build a 25,000-square-foot center, with space for classrooms and a playground, on a lot it bought in 2000.

Recently, a small group of activists became alarmed about the mosque. Diana Serafin, a grandmother who lost her job in tech support this year, said she reached out to others she knew from attending Tea Party events and anti-immigration rallies. She said they read books by critics of Islam, including former Muslims like Walid Shoebat, Wafa Sultan and Manoucher Bakh. She also attended a meeting of the local chapter of ACT! for America, a Florida-based group that says its purpose is to defend Western civilization against Islam.

And it is not just in California, Wisconsin, New York, Florida, or Tennessee. It is all over America. And I for one am proud to see the GOP taking a stand on this issue and leading the fight. Although many have been critical of Sarah Palin,Michelle Malkin,Anne Coulter (my personal hero), Newt Gingrich, and others for taking a stand where every real American should, I would just like to say “thank you!”