Quinnipiac: New York City voters oppose Ground Zero mosque, 31/52

posted at 6:57 pm on July 2, 2010 by Allahpundit

It’s so rare that I get to say “I told you so.” Remember this from last month?

My hunch is that we’re going to end up playing a game with the left about this, as even though most of them won’t admit it, the obvious provocation here will bug many of them too. (Especially lefty New Yorkers.) They’ll tut-tut about wingnut overreaction and tolerance and so forth because that’s just how they roll, but secretly plenty of them will be perfectly fine with conservatives kicking up a media fuss until the mosque is forced to relocate.

Now here’s Quinnipiac. Note the agreement across both racial, age, and party lines:

In hindsight I should have said that the mosque will bug Democrats, not “lefties,” but my basic point stands: This is not a “Republican issue.” Note too that the results aren’t a byproduct of any sort of free-floating anti-Muslim animus in the City. Fifty-six percent of New Yorkers say they know a Muslim personally, 44 percent say they have a favorable opinion of Islam (versus 28 percent who say they don’t), and 55 percent say Islam is a peaceful religion. It’s not that the City is suspicious of mosques generally, in other words, it’s that it’s suspicious of a mosque there, which has been the objection all along. And with good reason. So much for healing.


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New York City voters oppose Ground Zero mosque, 31/52

That sure ain’t very tolerant of them…

jbh45 on July 2, 2010 at 6:59 PM

44 percent say they have a favorable opinion of Islam

Let me guess. This is why we have a disaster of a President and he also gets around 44+ approval ratings.

“Stuck on stupid.”

WitchDoctor on July 2, 2010 at 7:00 PM

not surprised in the least

the 31 % are the hardcore leftists that celebrated the attack.

CWforFreedom on July 2, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Obviously 52 percent of New Yorkers are racists, probably even Klan members.

/naruto

Holger on July 2, 2010 at 7:02 PM

If you look at those of us in the outer boroughs, we oppose. But it is approved by 10 pts. by Manhattanites.

It will be built.

Tears.

levi from queens on July 2, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Interesting. Manhattan, of all places, is the only borough that supports this project. Maybe that’s not interesting afterall. It is sad, though….

joejm65 on July 2, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Any one who has a favorable view of Islam
really isn’t paying attention. I knew a
Muslim girl who was terrified, I mean really
terrified, that her father would find out
she was talking to a boy on the phone.

Islam is not about love and it sure aint a
religion of peace.

thgrant on July 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM

New York City voters oppose Ground Zero mosque, 31/52

And what the people want matters why?

dirtseller on July 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM

LOL, why’d my comment get deleted?

I wasn’t advocating it, I was saying that it’s likely to happen, which is why it shouldn’t go up. If the agenda is to build a bridge between America and the Muslim world, building a mosque next to the site of 9/11 is not the way to do it. There are unhinged people out there and it could result in more trouble.

Narutoboy on July 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM

And what the people want matters why?

dirtseller on July 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Yeah, why does it matter. Why don’t we just hand over all power to our betters and let them decide everything for us.

Holger on July 2, 2010 at 7:10 PM

31/52? Well obviously the mosque will go ahead and be built at ground zero. Do the math, opposition to ObamaCare was greater than that, the Dhimmicrats seem intent on pushing for Amnesty and Crap&Tax in the lame-duck session in the face of similar numbers.

The very last thing progressives are interested in are what is in American’s interests.

Archimedes on July 2, 2010 at 7:10 PM

the question isn’t if it will be built but how long it will be standing?

lavell12 on July 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM

. I knew a
Muslim girl who was terrified, I mean really
terrified, that her father would find out
she was talking to a boy on the phone.

thgrant on July 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM

There is good and bad to Islam and the problem is with those on the extreme end of the religion.

BTW you don’t think there are plenty of girls including muslims, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics that fear their fathers in regards to boys?

CWforFreedom on July 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM

The Religion of Pieces

Their kids blow up so fast…

KZnextzone on July 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM

And what the people want matters why?

dirtseller on July 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Yeah, why does it matter. Why don’t we just hand over all power to our betters and let them decide everything for us.

Holger on July 2, 2010 at 7:10 PM

You obviously aren’t aware that New York City is run by liberals, and that they know better. Just deal with it. Go to work (if you still have a job), make money so they can have it and stop making waves.

dirtseller on July 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Build a pork barbeque restaurant next door to the approved location. Freedom, diversity, tolerance and all that, don’t cha know. Should be a welcome addition to all the fine restaurants in Manhattan. Especially if it’s allowed to be Tennessee style. And don’t forget, cole slaw ON…….

Robert17 on July 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM

But it is approved by 10 pts. by Manhattanites.

levi from queens on July 2, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Are these the same people that say it’s still “too soon” to make a factual movie about 9/11…?

Seven Percent Solution on July 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM

I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The place is full of libs so politically correct that they’re afraid to fart lest it disturb the environment.

The Mosque will be built. The fact that they haven’t rebuilt the damn Towers was all you needed to know that this City has capitulated to the Islamists.

Sydney Carton on July 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM

It’s a big city. Put a mosque somewhere else. Adjacent to the UN would be terrific.

JetBoy on July 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Hmmm. I’ve visited a couple of mosques in Istanbul that were Christian churches at one point in history. The kindest thing I could say about this particular proposal is that it’s tone deaf.

Drained Brain on July 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM

I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Sydney Carton on July 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM

I’ll pray for you.

JetBoy on July 2, 2010 at 7:16 PM

It’s a big city. Put a mosque somewhere else. Adjacent to the former the UN would be terrific.

JetBoy on July 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM

FIFY

KZnextzone on July 2, 2010 at 7:17 PM

OK I think you know what I wanted to do there…

KZnextzone on July 2, 2010 at 7:18 PM

There are some who lie that the site is not ground zero. The building was damaged by the attack.

CWforFreedom on July 2, 2010 at 7:20 PM

But, does their opposition mean anything? I thought it was already approved? Since when does majority opposition mean anything when political correctness is on the line?

DrAllecon on July 2, 2010 at 7:22 PM

I don’t care where they put up a mosque, they can build 100′s of them if they want. Just don’t put one where 3000 of our fellow Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists. Simple stuff. Hard to fathom why this idea got as far as it did.

scalleywag on July 2, 2010 at 7:26 PM

OK I think you know what I wanted to do there…

KZnextzone on July 2, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Let he who has never quote-failed speak now…

;)

JetBoy on July 2, 2010 at 7:28 PM

55 percent say Islam is a peaceful religion

Where was this survey contacted? In a facility for the terminally stupid?

Tav on July 2, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Democrats read polls backwards, so it’ll be built.

ProudPalinFan on July 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Maybe then, obama can find a church to go to….

Bambi on July 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM

There is good and bad to Islam and the problem is with those on the extreme end of the religion.

CWforFreedom on July 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Extreme end? Is that where you think Mohammad, Islam’s Perfect Man, was?

Tav on July 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM

And – since this affected all Americans, we should have a vote on it as well.

Bambi on July 2, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Where was this survey contacted? In a facility for the terminally stupid?

Tav on July 2, 2010 at 7:32 PM

The survey was in NYC..so yes

macncheez on July 2, 2010 at 7:49 PM

I’m actually surprised by how many were not opposed to building a Muslim jihad victory monument at ground zero.

Guardian on July 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM

American’s sure love their pretense….the guy trying to put this mosque up on hallowed ground organized the flotilla that tried to run the Israel blockade. Someone should let him know he is behaving kind of obvious.

Dr Evil on July 2, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Question: what’s wrong 31% of the people polled?

So, not even close? 3% would’ve been too close!

AcronisF on July 2, 2010 at 8:46 PM

. I knew a
Muslim girl who was terrified, I mean really
terrified, that her father would find out
she was talking to a boy on the phone.

thgrant on July 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM

There is good and bad to Islam and the problem is with those on the extreme end of the religion.

BTW you don’t think there are plenty of girls including muslims, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics that fear their fathers in regards to boys?

CWforFreedom on July 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Baptists, Methodists and Catholics aren’t know to practice honor killings like the Muslims do.

MCGIRV on July 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM

55 percent say Islam is a peaceful religion.

55% of New Yorkers aren’t paying attention.

RadClown on July 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM

My hunch is that we’re going to end up playing a game with the left about this, as even though most of them won’t admit it, the obvious provocation here will bug many of them too. (Especially lefty New Yorkers.) They’ll tut-tut about wingnut overreaction and tolerance and so forth because that’s just how they roll, but secretly plenty of them will be perfectly fine with conservatives kicking up a media fuss until the mosque is forced to relocate.

Nope. Look more closely. I see exactly two groups supporting this. See if you can spot them too! The results may shock you (actually, one of them sort of does shock me …).

RINO in Name Only on July 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Nope. Look more closely. I see exactly two groups supporting this. See if you can spot them too! The results may shock you (actually, one of them sort of does shock me …).

RINO in Name Only on July 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM

In hindsight I should have said that the mosque will bug Democrats, not “lefties,” but my basic point stands: This is not a “Republican issue.”

Doh. In hindsight I should actually have read the rest of the post before I commented.

RINO in Name Only on July 2, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Yeah, and the opening of the new mosque is on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. That’s not provocative or anything… nah.

parteagirl on July 2, 2010 at 10:30 PM

It’s not a house of worship, it’s a victory lap, and they’ll literally be pissing on the graves of the victims.

We’re in a slow motion, lukewarm World War. Have been for well over a thousand years. We ignore that fact at our very peril.

Wind Rider on July 2, 2010 at 10:36 PM

44 percent say they have a favorable opinion of Islam (versus 28 percent who say they don’t)

That’s probably better numbers than Christianity gets in NYC.

ddrintn on July 2, 2010 at 10:49 PM

New Yorkers deserve ignorantly make way for Sharia law. Go for it.

Inanemergencydial on July 2, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Bloomberg in his third term could care less. Just watch out for those Tea Partiers.

RobCon on July 2, 2010 at 11:18 PM

That’s a Trojan Mosque.
Randy

williars on July 2, 2010 at 11:30 PM

the ONLY times the poll skewed towards being in favor of the Mosque/ Satan Worshipping Hall is when the borough was Manhattan and the political philosophy was Liberal.

Knowing that, why dont we flight-train all the Moozlim terrorists we can find and paint a big ol’ red & white bullseye on Manhattan? It’s a two-fer! What’s not to like?

CatchAll on July 3, 2010 at 1:05 AM

Its an issue that these people are trying to do what they have done for centuries, attack a city and build your temple in the ruins.

If it was a Mosque being built by a group that isn’t known for supporting terror and blaming us for 9/11 maybe it would also go over just a bit better.

Rbastid on July 3, 2010 at 1:19 AM

CWforFreedom on July 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM, despicable moral equivalence in your statement “BTW you don’t think there are plenty of girls including muslims, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics that fear their fathers in regards to boys?”

The last I looked, no Baptist, Methodist, or Catholic father has, assisted by his wife, stabbed and strangled/shot/set afire to/otherwise slaughtered his daughter. A Baptist, Methodist, Catholic daughter might be afraid what daddy might say, but she damn sure knows daddy isn’t going to slaughter her out of some false sense of “honor.”

SilentWatcher on July 3, 2010 at 6:47 AM

you want a mosque near ground zero? well, how about putting a NASCAR track around Mecca and a 100 story Christian mission right in the middle of it? follow that by a row of 10 strip joints where we can encourage all the Muslim women to shed the burkha and earn a few bucks….it’s only fair , right….?

natch

ted c on July 3, 2010 at 7:30 AM

That’s a Trojan Mosque.
Randy

williars on July 2, 2010 at 11:30 PM

+10

LOL! I can’t believe there are people in this world who believe there is anything good about the practicing of Islam.
Keeping women subjugated.
Honor killings.
Killing-forcefully converting infidels.
Killing yourself & innocent people all in the name of Allah/Satan.
Forcing those who choose not to convert into dhimmitude.
Lying to the infidel.
Entering into false contracts with the infidel.
Killing Jews & wiping them off of the face of the Earth.
Islam & the culture of corruption it encourages.
Multiple wives, & of course not multiple husbands.
The ability of a man to divorce a wife by saying it 3 times.
The inability of the wife to do anything about it.
Yeah. What a + bunch of stuff they practice.

Those who follow this poltical ideology, & many cannot understand that THAT is what it is, cloaked as a religion, are complicit in all the evil deeds done around the world.
How many ‘moderate’ Muslims do you know who publicly denounce all of these things written in the Koran, their holy book?
And of course I forgot to add that apostates of Islam must come back or DIE.
What a lovely little ‘religion’.
Islam is not compatible with living in the modern western world & it NEVER will be.
I propose a wall around the cancerous areas of the world where these crazy people live & let them kill each other.

I also propose to build a wall around NYC.
Not much good has come from this place, IMHO, for a long time.

Badger40 on July 3, 2010 at 8:07 AM

LOL! I can’t believe there are people in this world who believe there is anything good about the practicing of Islam.
Keeping women subjugated.
Honor killings.
Killing-forcefully converting infidels.
Killing yourself & innocent people all in the name of Allah/Satan.
Forcing those who choose not to convert into dhimmitude.
Lying to the infidel.
Entering into false contracts with the infidel.
Killing Jews & wiping them off of the face of the Earth.
Islam & the culture of corruption it encourages.
Multiple wives, & of course not multiple husbands.
The ability of a man to divorce a wife by saying it 3 times.
The inability of the wife to do anything about it.
Yeah. What a + bunch of stuff they practice.

Badger: you forgot to mention that on his deathbed, Mohammed told his followers to kill all those who do not believe. Compare that to Christ’s words on the cross: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” And you wonder why some people think Islam is a religion of peace?????????

chai on July 3, 2010 at 8:43 AM

In your face America, These people kick you in the teeth and then plant their victory flag in your heart. So hows that Beta male, Kumbaya, melting pot, diversity thing working out for ya New York.

Badbrucskie on July 3, 2010 at 9:22 AM

For those involved in or considering becoming involved in any sort of protest against mosques, you need to be careful. Your action will be seen as an act of war and you need to be prepared…

http://freemendo.typepad.com/undaunted/2010/06/read-hereabout-boeing-guards-who-somehow-let-twelve-or-was-it-fourteen-handguns-be-stolen-from-a-storage-locker-at-the-he.html

Undaunted on July 3, 2010 at 10:05 AM

I’m for a crusade

the sooner the better since they are outbreeding us

once they have enough numbers they will turn up the heat

we are being dissolved nationally

we are being colonized by the lesser

Sonosam on July 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM

It’s Jerusalem part II.

I have a problem with a religion that forces you to embrace the domain of the Devil and moon the domain of God.

Woody

woodcdi on July 3, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Sonosam said

I’m for a crusade

the sooner the better since they are outbreeding us

maybe you spend less time choking your chicken and do something ….productive.

audiculous on July 3, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Laugh all you want

western civilisation is bing overrun with the help of our representitives while our influence or emigration to those lands is not received well

Wink

our European brothers are experiencing a non indiginous people with no desire to assimilate

the Muslims are enacted their own laws in the face of their hosts

thos is our fate in time with current conditions

only a moron cannot see what will happen when they achieve a significant percentage of our overall population

our existence is in the balance and we are puttng our heads on the block

if it comes down to a choice which I think it does

I mu h prefer our way over theirs

Sonosam on July 3, 2010 at 3:26 PM

And maybe you shod stop delonte westing your mom

Sonosam on July 3, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Where’s Ernie? I thought he would be all over this.

CWforFreedom on July 3, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Watch this and pass it on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxFzFIDbKpg

all you need to know, right there.

uber-con on July 3, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Where’s Ernie? I thought he would be all over this.

CWforFreedom on July 3, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Waiting to be told by NYC Leftist Mission Control what to think about this poll before responding?

Del Dolemonte on July 3, 2010 at 6:19 PM

ernesto? Aren’t you going to chime in to tell us it’s none of our business unless we’re from NYC? Er… nevermind.

hillbillyjim on July 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Liberals like it because they get that touchy-feely feeling, even with our enemies.

Travis1 on July 3, 2010 at 11:22 PM

55 percent say Islam is a peaceful religion

Where was this survey contacted? In a facility for the terminally stupid?

Tav on July 2, 2010 at 7:32 PM

you don’t remember?

audiculous on July 4, 2010 at 3:09 AM

The Islamists are also looking to move a local mosque into the same area.

davod on July 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM