Sarah Palin Refudiates Ground Zero Mosque

Sarah Palin “Refudiates” Ground Zero Mosque on Twitter

Sarah Palin Refudiates Ground Zero Mosque
Sarah Palin Refudiates Ground Zero Mosque

Remarkably silent on her Twitter account after news of her daughter Bristol Palin’s engagement to ex-boyfriend and family nemesis Levi Johnston — America’s favorite soccer mom, Sarah Palin seems to have broken her silence on behalf of 9/11 families and opponents of the Ground Zero mosque at the World Trade Center site.

In a series of Twitter comments, Palin tweets:

“Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real”

“Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate”

“Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing”

Upon the news of her tweets, Palin was instantly mocked for using a word not in the English vocabulary, “refudiate.” Palin has since deleted that post and made light of her grasp of the English language.

“Refudiate,” “misunderestimate,” “wee-wee’d up.” English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!”

It is clear that not all politicians are celebrating the momentum that the Cordoba Initiative’s Park 51 mosque is receiving. Sarah Palin joins Rick Lazio as the most vocal political opponents of the mosque, where as other politicians including current New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a strong advocate for the building of the mosque. Another strong advocate is our Community Board who oversees development in Battery Park City and at the World Trade Center site.

The current developer of Park 51 Sharif El-Gamal sees the mosque not only as a community center near Ground Zero, but as a future tourist attraction as well. El-Gamal was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article that he hopes that when tour buses come through the area, the mosque will become a monument as significant as the Empire State Building.

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6 thoughts on “Sarah Palin “Refudiates” Ground Zero Mosque on Twitter

  1. This is the most disturbing news, how can this happen? How insensitive, how unAmerican! Perhaps not all Muslims are terrorist but all the 9/11 terrorist WERE Muslims! Stand up America….if we don’t we will turn around and this will no longer be America, home of the FREE! But a nation we no longer recognize.
    When will our politicians get a back bone? I am sick!

    1. Gina,

      You’re a light at the end of the tunnel. I wish more people dropped the policital correctness and understood the underlying truth and consequences of what’s happening. It’s really simple what you said and I fully support. More people need to stand up for our freedom and rights as Americans.

  2. Americans & New Yorkers should welcome this mosque, masquerading as a community center, when Muslims invite America to build a community center or Dinosaur BBQ in Mecca/Makkah.
    The America-hating, self-loathing political correctness that allows such an offense to materialize, is duplicitous, and to our own detriment.

    1. Hey John,

      So right on! Masquerading as a community center is exactly right. Who do they think they are kidding!!???

  3. Why do start of your article about Sara Palin’s comments on the mosque, with an editorial on the status of her daugerters personal life?
    Could it be that you are trying (transparently I might add) to discredit Mrs. Palin even before you report what she said?
    And then OMG a gramitcial error, oh the horror, and shame.!!!
    Your bias is only exceeded by your ingorance.

    1. Good question! The media interest on Sarah Palin’s Twitter was awaiting a response about her daughters engagement. If you notice, as everyone had been waiting on bated breath, she has been notably silent throughout the days of the announcement and pretty much breaks back into media scrutiny with her mosque comments. It was successful in being able to detract attention from that. I actually think it was actually very smart on her part.

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