Central Park, Manhattan, USA.
"Parks are for the public. Parks are fun. Parks are green. And parks are not controversial," gushes Ibrahim Abdul-Matin in a Daily Beast "Exclusive: Ground Zero Mosque Goes Green," telling the online publication's readership — card-carrying members of Angelo Codevilla's "America's Ruling Class" — what they want to hear. According to his DB blurb, Ibrahim is "author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet," as well as "an environmental policy consultant" who has worked for something called "Interfaith Leaders for Environmental Justice." Buzzword alert alarm! Here's the Taqiyya — the Qur'an-sanctioned practice of misdirecting the Infidel's attention away from the faithful's insidious mission of imposing Shari'ah law on "the planet" — they're peddling:
Amid the uproar over the Cordoba House project, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin reveals that it will be the country's first certified "green mosque," named Park51 to connect faith and the environment.
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Isn't that special? Ibrahim Abdul-Matin paints pretty pictures for our friends on the left side of the aisle who would accuse us of bigotry for fighting back against the grave robbers of Ground Zero:
In the midst of the drama around the mosque that’s being erected two blocks from Ground Zero, a few details have been left out that provide some clarity as to the purpose of this project. Specifically, the project will be the country’s first certified “green mosque,” in full compliance with stringent LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, which is why organizers have named the project Park51, rather than the oft-cited "Cordoba House."
The mosque (which is more accurately a community center with a prayer space) is located on Park Place in Downtown Manhattan, but the new name also reflects a desire to emphasize the intricate (though widely unknown) connections between Islamic teachings and environmentalism. For example, Islam calls upon people to be "stewards of the Earth" and to treat all things in nature as sacred.
Update: Sunday morning, trending on Memeorandum.