The New York Post reports this morning:
So what exactly is their, um, “Game”?
Mayor Bloomberg and Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the hugely controversial Ground Zero mosque, were all smiles last night as they posed with lefty blogger Arianna Huffington, who anointed them both “Game Changers.”
They were among the guests Huffington hosted at the Skylight Studio in SoHo at her party honoring “100 innovators, visionaries and leaders.”
If one picture is worth a thousand words, this one — the first of the three of them together — raises at least as many questions.
We take Imam Rauf at his word; he is for a worldwide caliphate and imposing discriminatory sharia law here in America. Dr. Andrew Bostom recently pointed out this telling passage from Rauf’s 1999 book ‘Islam: A Sacred Law: What Every Muslim Should Know About Sharia’.
“God’s role in the explicit philosophical construct of the law makes a big difference between the modus operandi of a righteous Muslim judge in a Muslim court and a righteous Western judge in a Western court. The judge who sits in judgment in an Islamic court sits in lieu of God as His worldly representative [khalifa] and is held responsible by God to His values. The Muslim judge explicitly ‘reports to God.’ The judge who sits in a Western court is only explicitly responsible to the Constitution, the interpretations of a civil law and its rules … And since a Shariah is understood as a law with God at its center, it is not possible in principle to limit the Shariah to some aspects of human life and leave out others.”
Mayor Bloomberg believes the government always knows best. He can not see sharia past the end of his vast fortune, sphere of influence, and personal legacy. Supporting a Ground Zero mosque aids his financial interests in the UAE. If Rauf builds at Ground Zero, he ought to change its name from Park51 to the Michael R. Bloomberg Memorial Mosque.
Arianna Huffington’s book titles and their release dates, ‘Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom (1998)’, ‘How to Overthrow the Government (2000)’, and ‘Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe (2008)’, tell us all we need to know about her.
It comes as no surprise that she “honored” a big-government liberal Mayor and an Islamist as “Game Changers.” Huffington, Bloomberg, and Rauf all seek to impose systems upon the American people, for the government to dictate every aspect of our lives. From them, we can choose our poison: communism, socialism, or Islamism. We’ll pass.