NY Refuses Permit to Ground Zero Mosque Protest

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Not only has New York City’s Community Board1 bowed to political correctness stupidity by approving the construction of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero, now the city will not issue a permit to American citizens for a peaceful demonstration against the board’s decision.
Our First Amendment right to freely assemble is down the toilet, along with the rest of the Constitution.
H/t Cindy Crenshaw.
~Eowyn

NYC yanks Ground Zero mosque protest permit

Posted on May 29, 2010 by creeping
The organizers of a massive June 6 rally opposing the Ground Zero mosque are not allowed to protest at their planned location in Zuccotti Park, DNAinfo has learned.
The NYPD has not issued a permit for the D-Day demonstration by the group Stop Islamization of America, a Police spokeswoman said. And Brookfield Properties, the owner of Zuccotti Park, generally does not allow political protests on the plaza across from the World Trade Center site. “A protest event will not be happening in Zuccotti Park,” said Melissa Coley, Brookfield spokeswoman.
A person with knowledge of the permitting process told DNAinfo the anti-mosque rally was initially pitched as a gathering for 9/11 family members, and the city approved it several weeks ago. But once it became clear that the event would be a protest against Cordoba House, a 13-story mosque and community center slated to rise near ground zero, the city withdrew the permit, the source said.
Pamela Geller, executive director of Stop Islamization of America, said the protest would go forward as planned. “We’ve cleared all the legal hurdles the city requires for a rally,” she said in an e-mail to DNAinfo.
Zuccotti Park is a privately owned public space, so both the city and Brookfield Properties have jurisdiction over what happens there. U.S. Steel built the park back in the 1970s in return for a height bonus on One Liberty Plaza, an adjacent office tower. The park was then called Liberty Plaza. Brookfield now owns both the tower and the plaza. Several years ago, Brookfield renovated the space using private money and renamed it for John Zuccotti, the company’s chairman.
Based on the online response to the rally so far, it appears that hundreds, if not thousands, of people could be planning to attend the June 6 rally. More than 400 people have RSVPed on Facebook so far.
Stop Islamization of America is helping potential attendees connect via its website. A post on carpooling has drawn 54 responses since Monday, with people planning to come from as far away as California, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri and Michigan.
Geller slammed the “insensitive” mosque plans at Community Board 1’s meeting Tuesday night. “This mega mosque is going up on sacred ground,” she told the crowd of several hundred people. “This is an insult.” Geller is the founder of AtlasShrugs.com, a conservative blog, and also launched a controversial ad campaign earlier this month on the city’s buses, purporting to help people who want to leave Islam.
While the number of people who will turn up at the June 6 protest is hard to predict, hundreds of people are discussing it on Twitter, YouTube and other sites, and more than 85,000 people have joined a Facebook group opposing the mosque.

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0 responses to “NY Refuses Permit to Ground Zero Mosque Protest

  1. Why don’t we send a delegation to Japan to see when they want to build their monument at Pearl Harbor? How many slaps in the face must we endure before someone with the proper male appendages stands up and says, “_____ NO!” (You can fill in the blank with your choice of words.)
    Ad absurdum – To the point of absurdity

     
  2. Freedom of Islam, but not freedom of speech… New York drank the left/liberal Kool Aid, didn’t it?

     
  3. Wow I thought after 9/11 things would be different in NYC I guess the towers wasn’t the only thing that collapsed it look like some New Yorkers spines fell as well.
    I was Born and raised there and I thought it was one of the toughest places in the world growing up but no thanks to a bunch of PC backstabbers NYC has turned into a laughing stock, with gelatin knees and the courage of a plucked chicken.

     
  4. Unfreakin believable…I can’t believe that this fools in NYC have forgotten about 9/11.
    PC is going to kill the USA, our freedom of speech and then next thing you know, welcome Sharia law…

     
  5. Unfortunately this just shows how American government is corrupted and probably bought with Saudi oil. It is very disappointing how US people can’t simply unite and expel these concealed criminals (radicals) and thus clean up society for majority of criminals. Is it sad that lessons from past mean so little to US president and current leaders… Instead of uniting with EU, Israel, Russia, China, India, Australia, rest of free Asia, they are like paralyzed, unless it is kind of scenario already prepared in advance. Who knows, maybe that inactivity is also a part of attacking USA, EU, Russia from within…
    If this trend continue, Sharia law will for sure soon rule the world… USA… EU… rest of Asia…

     
  6. Go Steve! They’ll have to kill me too! What a slap in the face of all of America!!!

     
  7. As a Muslim, I won’t address the errors and fantasies of the writers on this pageor in the NY Post, who think they have learned about Islam from the internet. This is hateful hysteria.
    While the scale of the project seems large, I do not see any problem with a mosque or two in the area. Thousands of Muslims work in the area. And many (including 20 Muslim New Yorkers that I was in contact with personally) died on 9/11.
    In their memory we must insist on our right not to be excluded from the neighborhood.

     
  8. You apparently have no understanding why the protest was yanked—because the park is PRIVATE property.

     
  9. A mosque on ground zero. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD???? Muslims are our enemies, no matter who you are and what religon you have , as long as you are not muslim.
    Wake up !

     
  10. Good luck to all at the demo today our thoughts are whit you here in the UK

     
  11. PAZ,
    When the Muslim religion decides on peace and coexistence then us radicals will listen. I’ve been watching how the Muslims are acting in Europe.. You’ll not win any arguments with us until you decide that the rest of the world has a right to their beliefs also. In the meantime my guns are ready and the bullets are soaked in —you get to guess.

     
  12. I’m sorry Steve—You’re too easy and eager.

     
  13. Stupidity abounds!!

     
  14. Okay, Stevie. I’ll give you one guess and if you get it wrong — you buy the beer.

     
  15. Does General John Pershing have anything to do with it??????

     
  16. I think I’m gonna have ta buy Tina a beer but I wonder if she drinks—Maybe root beer..

     
  17. I’ll take it Ron,as long as it’s not kool-aid! LOL

     
  18. I like Mickey Ultra—

     
  19. Here is some good news! received an e-mail a short while ago,says there are thousands of people at the protest!!! God Bless the U.S.A.!

     

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