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Jun 12 2013

Wingnuts: Muslim Cultural Center is a Plot!

The Worldnutdaily is predictably freaking out over a Turkish-American Cultural Center being built in Maryland. To prove their point, they’re dragging out two entirely credible sources to rant incoherently about how this is all part of a plot to take over America.

On his visit to a new Turkish-funded mosque in Lanham, Md., Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erodogan said his government chose the site because of its location in “free territory.”

He said when he attended the groundbreaking of the 15-acre, $100 million mega-mosque that the Turkish-American Cultural Center likely will become “the largest and most striking examples of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere when finished in 2014.”

But those seemingly innocuous words are alarming to a number of analysts, including former Palestinian operative Walid Shoebat, who says the West doesn’t realize the significance of what Erdogan was saying.

Shoebat said Erdogan’s true mission is to claim the land for Islam, and the evidence is in his words.

“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers,” Shoebat said, quoting Erdogan.

“The West is unaware that in Islam, a mosque is an embassy and Turkey is acting stealthily, which is why the project is not arousing much alarm,” Shoebat said.

Ah yes, the fake “ex-terrorist” Shoebat, who makes his living now telling wild tales of the impending takeover of the United States by Muslims. And he’s got equally credible company:

Islam analyst and Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller agrees. Most Americans don’t know that the plans showcase Turkey’s long-held territorial dream, she said.

“The Turks are trying to restore the glory of the Ottoman period. They may be staking a claim to be the leaders of Sunni Islam worldwide, as they were in the days of the last caliphate,” Geller said.

I wish one of these paranoid Islamophobes would attempt to show some plausible pathway by which Muslims, who comprise a whopping one percent of the country’s population, could take over America (and the overwhelming majority of that one percent have no desire whatsoever to take over the country, by the way). Seriously, how are they going to do it? There’s exactly one Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, and he’s hardly the jihadist-type — he’s pro-choice, pro-gay rights and so forth. If every single Muslim in the country formed an army and tried to attack something, they’d be wiped out. So really, let’s hear some plausible path to a Muslim takeover. If you can’t, maybe you’re just full of shit and peddling paranoia for profit.

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  1. 1
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    maybe you’re just full of shit and peddling paranoia for profit.

    Shhhh! They hate it when you strip the camouflage from the real message in the subtext.

  2. 2
    theschwa

    Muslim Cultural Center is (on) a Plot! (of land)

  3. 3
    Chiroptera

    “The West is unaware that in Islam, a mosque is an embassy and Turkey is acting stealthily, which is why the project is not arousing much alarm,” Shoebat said.

    Lol. Even if this nonsense true at one point in history,I bet trying some shennanigans out of their “embassy” would have long ago disabused Muslims of the notion that a mosque is anything like an embassy.

  4. 4
    matty1

    “The Turks are trying to restore the glory of the Ottoman period. They may be staking a claim to be the leaders of Sunni Islam worldwide, as they were in the days of the last caliphate,” Geller said.

    Turkey is one of the most secular majority Muslim countries in the world and is currently undergoing a lot of protests on issues including fears that the current Prime Minister wants to make the government more Islamic. They also regard the religious aspects of the Ottoman period, at least towards the end, as part of a national failure that led to Turkey being on the loosing side in World War I and only escaping being completely divided up by it’s enemies thanks to the thoroughly secular Ataturk.

  5. 5
    thomasmorris

    Of course a few million Muslims won’t be able to take over America – that’s why Barack HUSSEIN Obama is IMPORTING 70-100 MILLION ISLAMS TO THE US AND HIDING THEM IN NATIONAL PARKS UNTIL THEY CAN EMERGE WITH THEIR 4.5 TRILLION HOLLOW POINT PEOPLE KILLER BULLETS PURCHASED FOR THEM BY HOMELAND SECURITY!!!!!1!1!!!!1!! Plus the Muslins will have their best friends the GAYS AND ATHIESTS to help them round up every PATRIOT who resists and put them in FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS!!!1!!!!1!

    (…Ok, that was kind of exhausting. I think I’m going to go take a break for a while now.)

  6. 6
    Anthony K

    Fools! The Turks are only pawns in our deeper plot to restore the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to its rightful place of world dominance. And people like Geller fall for it, hook, line, and sinker. I mean, who bats an eye at a Polish-American Cultural Center, or a Lithuanian-American one?

    (She’s doubly a fool to ignore us: our first order of business will be unfinished business, and ‘Geller’ sounds a little too Teutonic for comfort.)

  7. 7
    davefitz

    So simply owning land is a gateway to rule the nation? Looks like Donald Trump could be our master after all.

  8. 8
    democommie

    I went to a “International Day” at the local SUNY campus a couple of years ago. There were a couple of representatives there from the Syracuse, NY Turkish Cultural Center. They were trying to subvert good, clean, wholesome MurKKKan students (there were some in each category) by feeding them a drug they called “baklava”. I took one for the team–one pan full of baklava–to save the poor students.

  9. 9
    kantalope

    The Luxor Hotel in Las Vagas is an attempt to restore the Ancient Egyptian Empire! Long Live Queen Cleopatra CCVII!

  10. 10
    raven

    This is just ignorant babbling.

    The Space Reptiles and their Reptilian hybrid offspring, Illuminati, Masons, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission would never let the Moslems get too far.

  11. 11
    schism

    Shoebat said Erdogan’s true mission is to claim the land for Islam, and the evidence is in his words.

    I don’t doubt for a second that there are Muslim fanatics who think this is the way sovereign territory works, but that doesn’t make it so.

  12. 12
    D. C. Sessions

    democommie, you do realize that you could have disrupted the whole evil plot by introducing a Greek woman with her traditional baklava, don’t you? Of course, to resolve the conflict you might have had to try both kinds …

  13. 13
    slc1

    Re raven @ #10

    Doesn’t Geller know that Skull and Bones runs the US government?

  14. 14
    Chiroptera

    Do the wingnuts steal their conspiracy ideas from old episodes of Superfriends?

  15. 15
    birgerjohansson

    thomasmorris
    Your sarcasm tracked so close to real wingnut internet comments that you had me fooled for a while. :)

  16. 16
    birgerjohansson

    “So really, let’s hear some *plausible* path to a Muslim takeover.”

    Inviting the brain-controlling alien parasites from Altair IV to use the muslims as a starting point as the aliens expand to sequester the whole American population? Of course, the aliens are probably not very interested in terrestrial religion…

  17. 17
    Pierce R. Butler

    Aw c’mon.

    Ever try to sharpen a minaret?

  18. 18
    John Pieret

    So really, let’s hear some plausible path to a Muslim takeover.

    They don need no steekin plausibility. They’re selling fear to wingnuts and wingnuts never demand plausibility with their fears.

  19. 19
    kantalope

    Lex Luthor and ‘He who must not be named” team up and place carbon dioxide scrubbers in the minarets. The removal of CO2 triggers an ice-age. Since US military equipment is currently calibrated to fighting in hot desert regions they are powerless.

    Cobra Commander then leads an assault on the secret “data” center in Utah which is really a communication center aimed at contacting Cthulu. By contacting Cthulu first, it is assured that the Muslim-Slitherin-Luthorians are the last ones eaten….buwa-buwa-buwahahaha!

  20. 20
    democommie

    @12:

    Never mind the Lebanese, Moroccan, Iranian, etc.,. Every person whose baklava I’ve eaten (talkin’ homemade, here) has informed me that THEIR culture invented it. Having said that, I AM up for the task, as difficult as it might prove to be!

  21. 21
    shouldbeworking

    You people worry about all those other people. Meanwhile the advance party from the Duchy of Grand Fenwick is quietly at work seizing all your infrastructures.

  22. 22
    dan4

    Shoebat said Erdogan’s real mission is to claim the land for Islam,…”

    Oooh, scary, scary. Because when Christians build a “mega-church” on land, they aren’t “claiming that land for Christianity” or anything.

  23. 23
    greg1466

    “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers,”

    It’s kind of hard to say without the full context of the quote, but I kind of take that as “Instead of exposing Americans to our culture by invading with our military, like some countries do, we’re going to do it by, um, exposing you to our culture.”

  24. 24
    John Hinkle

    peddling paranoia for profit

    Not a bad name for a rock band.

  25. 25
    ambulocetacean

    I learned from Colbert this week that Recep Tayyip Erodogan is an anagram of Pro-Gay Centipede Ray.

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