( Speech Delivered by Shri Dr Babu Suseelan, Today addressing Hundreds of American Protesters assembled in New York )
STOP CONSTRUCTION OF A MOSQUE AT GROUND ZERO
On behalf of the Indians in America and the Indian American Intellectuals Forum, it gives me immense pleasure to know that American citizens have woken up to the suffocating, totalitarian closed political dogma which is paraded as a religion.Now the descendants of the closed political dogma which is meant for invasion, destruction, plunder and looting have decided to construct a 13 story Mosque at Ground Zero. We are assembled here to protest construction of a huge Mosque at Ground Zero. Why, we American citizens of different faith protesting construction of a huge Mosque at Ground Zero where 3000 people were killed by terrorists?For us, Ground Zero is a war memorial, a burial ground, a sacred ground to American citizens. Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, the Islamic leader of the Mosque construction group say the Mosque is intended to show good will. How can a huge Mosque show good will to the 3000 innocent people killed by the terrorists who used to worship Allah at their Mosques? More than 12900 people have died due to Jihad terrorism since 9/11. It is just like destroying cemeteries of soldiers in Japan or in Germany to show good will toward the Japanese and Germans. It is not part of our culture. Islamists plan to construct a Mosque at Ground Zero shows a lack of consideration and empathy for the victims of terrorism.What is a Mosque? The Islamic Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it clearly: “Mosques are our barracks, the Domes are helmets, the minarets are bayonets and the faithful are soldiers.” The Islamic Turkish prime minister’s version is same as that of Bin laden, Nasrallah, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Imam Awlaki. What does building a huge barrack (Mosque) at Ground Zero where more than 3000 people were perished by the Jihadi attack on 9/11 really mean? Is it an attempt on the part of Muslims to repeat Islamic history in America? Traditionally Muslims have destroyed houses of worship built by virtually every other faith under the sun. Worldwide Islam has plundered tens of thousands of Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist Churches, Synagogues, Temples and Monasteries. Then, in the interest of Jihad, Islam has claimed all these religious places of others as their own.To allow a Mosque at a place Jihadis destroyed on 9/11 would amount to formally blessing Islam’s 1400 year tradition of exclusivity and suppression of all other faiths.Intelligence agencies and investigating officers on terrorism have reported that Mosques are breeding ground for Jihadi terrorist. Many Mullahs and Imams fulminate regularly and openly against non-Muslims from the pulpit after Friday prayers. They preach that all infidels be given the choice between conversion or death. In India, invading Arab Muslims have destroyed more than 3000 Hindu temples and constructed Mosques on Temple sites. India lost half of its territory to Muslims. Once a person is converted forcefully to Islam, reconversion is not allowed. Present day Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan were either Buddhists are Hindus and were forcefully converted. What have they produced other than terrorists? Pakistan for example, produce more than 10000 Jihad terrorists per year and send them around the world for terrorism. It happened in Persia, Egypt, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Damascus, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Bulgaria and Spain. Construction of a Mosque at Ground Zero may be viewed an attempt to repeat Islamic history in America. The Mosques at Ground Zero will represent an icon in the Islamic world for the global Jihad.Muslims must show understanding and respect sentiments and wounded feelings of Americans. Muslims cannot put a Mosque on top of Ground Zero the way they put Mosques at Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura, Damascus, and on the Top of Temple Mount in Jerusalem. That is how this proposed Mosque is perceived and Muslims must have to be sensitive to that.Construction of a place of worship has to be a building of love and compassion and not a building of power or to praise the ego of a fictitious entity. The prayer hall must never be a training ground for faithful soldiers for terrorism as stated by the Islamic Prime Minister of Turkey. If the Mosque is meant for preaching hatred and to divide people just forget about it and we must see to it that no one breaks the customs and values of this great nation. There is nothing in the Mosque about love of all mankind but only hatred of others. Women honored around the world, are discriminated in the house of prayer. The Mosque is not their concession to peace and reconciliation but a powerful symbol of defiance and the excuse to build more of them, fooling us by waving olive branch before our eyes. That’s what Mohammed did offering peace where he was cornered or outnumbered, and then launched surprise attack.