It seems that the imam of the Islamic community center and mosque proposed for Lower Manhattan did not receive Governor Pateron's memo re a one week moratorium on mosque talk. Today the Times published an Op-Ed by Feisal Abdul Rauf, who just returned from a two month goodwill tour of the Middle East on behalf of the State Department. In his essay, Rauf promises to "clearly identify all of our financial backers," and insists the community center will "strengthen relations between the Western and Muslim worlds and help counter radical ideology." There's nothing in Rauf's editorial about making a mockery of 9/11, but mosque opponents say you just have to read between the lines.

Jim Riches, who lost his firefighter son on 9/11, tells CBS2, "I’m outraged by his article. I think he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s got anti-American rhetoric all over it and now he’s trying to act like Mr. Peacemaker. Well, I’m not buying it."

As we take a closer look at Rauf's Op-Ed, Riches' insight makes sense! Like the part where Rauf writes, "Cordoba House will be built on the two fundamental commandments common to Judaism, Christianity and Islam: to love the Lord our creator with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength; and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves"... doesn't that sound like code for establishing an oppressive Muslim Caliphate on the ashes of Ground Zero, crawling with terrorist anchor babies?