On the Shariah Trail

Ground Zero mosque site

During the continuing controversy over the proposed Ground Zero mosque, the questions most often asked by skeptics concern who is funding the mosque, which shadowy organizations and individuals are involved, and what activities will actually take place in the huge fifteen-story “community center” at Park51.

Christine Brim of the Center for Security Policy has done some in-depth research and can now answer some of those questions. Her investigative report on the Ground Zero mosque has just been posted at Big Peace. Some excerpts are below:

Ground Zero Mosque’s Hidden Websites: Follow the Shariah

by Christine Brim

Do the math. The 15 floors planned for the Ground Zero Mosque just don’t add up.

What’s the goal? Maybe the Imam’s goal is not simply to force a provocative “insensitivity” about 9-11 on the American public, with the help of America’s elites. Maybe the Imam’s long-term goal is to force Shariah law on the American public — of course, again, with the help of America’s elites.

Why don’t the 15 floors add up? How many floors does Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf need for the mosque portion of this triumphal Islamic command center planned for the two building sites at 45-47 Park Place in New York City? Think about it:

  • Maybe 2 floors for the mosque itself and related offices.
  • A 3rd floor for the swimming pool, a 4th for the 500 seat auditorium.
  • A 5th for the halal restaurant and halal culinary school
  • A 6th for the art studios, the childcare center and library
  • A 7th for the gym and basketball court.
  • Add an 8th floor for miscellaneous storage and offices.
  • And then add a 9th floor for the September 11 memorial, an after-thought that was recently added to the Imam’s plan, although that may in fact be more of a room off to one side than a whole floor.


Follow the Shariah Index Project to solve the puzzle of the 6 mystery floors: We found two hidden websites with copiously deleted information, all about the Imam’s Cordoba Institute Shariah Index Project. For reference, here’s the Imam’s most recent hidden website (also available here as a pdf). And here’s the Imam’s earlier hidden website (also available here as a pdf). The information on those websites — information that the Imam tried to hide with a new whitewashed version — suggests that the six mystery floors of the Ground Zero Mosque will be dedicated to the Imam’s long-term goal: the Shariah Index Project, designed to benchmark Shariah compliance, to distribute Shariah propaganda, and to enforce Shariah law in America and worldwide.

Drawing from those hidden webpages and other sites, we’ve constructed a timeline for the Shariah Index Project and a partial list of Rauf’s partners in the Project.

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  • In Part 2, we’ll reveal the disturbing background and views of those partners.
  • In Part 3, we’ll present the bottom line — how this all ties together as a historic Islamist effort to market and to enforce Shariah in America, starting from Ground Zero.

Numbered Documents, for everyone’s convenience! Below, from the hidden websites, is the evidence which Rauf tried to cover-up. We’ve even numbered the Shariah Index Project documents he mentioned, to make it easy for the Imam and his staff — for example, Courtney Erwin, attorney and director of the Shariah Index Project and corporate contact for the Cordoba Institute — to provide copies to the American public.

The timeline of the Shariah Index Project meetings, as chronicled in this initial post from Big Peace, begins in August 2006 and goes all the way to the end of 2008. Almost two and a half busy years, starting in Kuala Lumpur and ending in Northern Virginia. Ms. Brim names half of the fourteen Shariah experts who attended these meetings. She says Imam Rauf should reveal the other names immediately.

She concludes by underlining the importance of the Ground Zero mosque issue to the preservation of Constitutional government in the United States:

The issues at stake in the Ground Zero Mosque and the Shariah Index Project are not about Americans supporting the Constitution’s protection of religious freedom. Americans support that protection.

The issues at stake here are about Americans protecting the Constitution from Shariah-adherent groups using the protective guise of religious freedom to attack the Constitution itself — using a triumphal Ground Zero mosque as “the base” for a project to institutionalize Shariah in America.

Read the rest at Big Peace.

6 thoughts on “On the Shariah Trail

  1. From what I can tell, this Shariah Index Project is a way of creating an ideological space for Shariah in the West.
    There is none.
    If Shariah is adopted anywhere, then the rule of law is in danger everywhere.
    The British should have thought this out before allowing it in England.
    I can’t believe the foolishness of our national leaders concerning this issue.

  2. Below are two working links that are still part of the Cordoba Initiative website, but which are hard to find. To tell you the truth I don’t know how I came across them. If you go to their main website you would never guess that these little tidbits of Islamic Supremacism are buried down inside:

    1. The “recent programs” page which lists the August 2006 meeting in Malaysia at which the “Sharia Project” was launched:

    2. The “programs area” page which describes the Cordoba Initiative’s vision of Sharia:

  3. Their definition of shariah appears to encompass justice, respect for religion, and protection of property rights.

    Oh the horror! Someone fetch me my salts, I may faint!

  4. Shariah is not based on reason.
    It is based on the absolute rule of scripture and the hadiths.
    There is nothing rational about Islamic law.
    Even the recent rulings concerning Ashtiani in Iran were arrived at using subjective judgment. Iranian authorities actually admitted to that travesty. Such slovenly practice would never be allowed in a Western court.

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