As in TIME magazine in this piece titled Islamophobia and the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Debate.
Two particularly bald-faced ones I’ll highlight:
…figures like Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf — the Arab-American cleric behind the mosque project near Ground Zero — stand out. A consummate moderate who has made a career preaching about the compatibility of Islamic and American values…
A consummate moderate? Really? Let’s go to Wikipedia:
In a 2001 60 Minutes interview, though Abdul Rauf condemned the 9/11 attacks as un-Islamic, he said that the U.S. was “an accessory to the crime that happened” because “we have been accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world.” In 2010 he declined to state that Hamas was a terrorist organization.
Mr. Moderate Islam also had the following to say a few years back:
“The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets.”
Imam Feisal said the bombing in Madrid had made his message more urgent. He said there was an endless supply of angry young Muslim rebels prepared to die for their cause and there was no sign of the attacks ending unless there was a fundamental change in the world.
Imam Feisal, who argues for a Western style of Islam that promotes democracy and tolerance, said there could be little progress until the US acknowledged backing dictators and the US President gave an “America Culpa” speech to the Muslim world.
Now back to the TIME piece:
Cordoba House, named for the city in Spanish Andalucia where Muslims, Jews and Christians once co-existed for centuries in an extraordinary flourishing of culture and science.
The implication clear. Cordoba symbolizes that which fosters co-existence and the flourishing of culture and science.
Only it’s simply not true:
The name “Cordoba House” is also offensive to those who look back upon the history of the Cordoba Mosque in Spain from which the Cordoba House derives it’s name. Here is a portion of it’s history:
The building was begun in approximately 600 A.D. as the Christian Visigoth church of St. Vincent in the Andalusian city of Cordoba, Spain. An Islamic conquest led to the capture of the Visigoth kingdom and the church was completely rebuilt and refashioned as a mosque, starting around 784-786 A.D.. The Caliphate of Cordoba, whose original title was Emir of Cordoba, ruled the Iberian peninsula and North Africa from the city of Cordoba, from 929 to 1031. The economy of the Caliphate was considered successful. State-sponsored raids into neighboring Christian kingdoms were very lucrative, and tribute payments were made to Cordoba to guarantee safety.
Bottom line is simple. TIME is spinning. TIME has written pure propaganda. TIME is now not just a mouthpiece for a decidedly leftist agenda, TIME is in fact, a vehicle by which intolerance is sold as tolerance.
But those of you who use your brain to think already knew this.