RUSH: Taylor, Michigan. This is Marilyn. I appreciate your patience, and welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for having me on. Just excuse my voice. I'm so mad. But, I'll tell you what, on 9/11 a bunch of terrorists, they hijacked planes and they flew them right into buildings and blew 'em up and now I'm watching Ground Zero be hijacked. It's the same feelings in my heart. It's like when I turned on the TV and watched the planes fly --
RUSH: Now, now, now, now. Marilyn, I encourage you to dial back this rhetoric. This heated rhetoric is not going to help the Republicans. It might in fact hurt the Republicans, the Democrats are telling us here.
CALLER: You know what? Nancy Pelosi ought to come out to Taylor. She can investigate me personally one on one. One on one.
CALLER: I'm the same size as her, and I'm just as ugly, so --
RUSH: Investigate you one on one?
CALLER: Yes. And, you know, my background is Polish American, and in World War II the Nazis blew up a historic village. It was a medieval town. And after World War II -- and they were under the communists, they were so poor -- but the Poles rebuilt that village brick by brick to show them that they weren't defeated by the Nazis. They have a saying, "Poland has not yet perished." And here we don't let a church that was a victim of 9/11 get rebuilt at Ground Zero.
RUSH: That's right.
CALLER: They're gonna bring in something that was never there in the first place. I mean I'm so mad --
RUSH: A lot of people are.
CALLER: -- I don't know what to do.
RUSH: A lot of people are. Don't forgot, too, Marilyn, the landing gear from one of those planes -- and the New York Times has this on July 13th of this year -- the landing gear from one of those planes fell into that building where the Hamasque is gonna go up, and that made the value of the building plunge from $18 million down to four million so the imam is getting the Hamasque at a bargain price thanks to the landing gear of the plane landing on the building. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
RUSH: Here's Jeremy in Boston. Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh, thank you so much for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Dittos from Boston.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: It's a pleasure to speak with you. I am just so infuriated at this administration. I mean, among other things, now telling us that we need to be investigated for opposing this when they're not even gonna investigate the imam for this mosque. It's not the fact that the mosque is being built here. It's that this imam is doing it. He is tied to the "Free Gaza" movement, which was one of the founding -- the key organizer of the flotilla.
CALLER: I mean this is crazy. I can't believe that this is happening. I mean, what does he need 15 floors for a mosque and a cultural center for? Fifteen.
RUSH: Well, it's going to have a swimming pool in there.
CALLER: A swimming pool, but he's put out this -- it's called the Sharia Index Project --
CALLER: -- which lists all the things that he's going to do, but there are six floors that are missing, there's no explanation, that's a lot of space there, and it seems to me like he wants to enforce Sharia law in America, and this is the reason I think that Americans are very opposed to this.
RUSH: Yeah, I think you're right about that, and I think if everybody knew what Sharia law is and what its objectives are I think you'd have --
CALLER: Can I ask you one follow-up question? I'm sorry to interrupt you.
RUSH: Yeah, go ahead. I'm just the host.
CALLER: How do the liberals support an imam that wants to enforce Sharia law knowing what Sharia law is?
RUSH: I think they're looking for votes. I think they're looking for votes from the Muslim community all over the country.
CALLER: I'm not a Jew, I'm a Roman Catholic, but as a Jewish American they have to be outraged, have to be.
RUSH: Well, I tell you, you're part of the majority.
RUSH: Don't think otherwise. They're trying to make it look like the people in opposition to this are a fringe group. And even the latest polling data, 63% oppose this. 9/11 families oppose it. Many of the first responders in New York oppose it. And Nancy Pelosi wants all those people investigated. Now, the imam is an envoy of the State Department. He's touring the Middle East representing us, sent there by the State Department, Obama.
Rebecca, Cincinnati, thank you for waiting, and hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call.
CALLER: I'm just as upset as the first two callers, because this is not just a New York issue. This is an American issue. And those 3,000 people that died were not just 3,000 nobodies. They were 3,000 Americans, and they were not hyphenated Americans, they were not African-Americans or gay Americans, they were Americans. And also I don't think we should forget that the plane that went down in Pennsylvania did not complete its mission.
RUSH: That's true. I know, a lot of people are saying it's a local New York issue. It's not. I agree with you. The 9/11 hijackers attacked America, the Pentagon. There was another target in Washington that was intended to be hit. It's debatable, White House or the Capitol building. That's the plane that went down in Pennsylvania, and of course the World Trade Center. Rebecca, thanks very much. I appreciate it.
RUSH: Kevin in Modesto, California, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. It's great to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, basically it seems to me either way this whole mosque situation goes down in New York, it's going to be a huge victory for the Muslim fundamentalists. Either they get to build their victory mosque -- and, you know, put a big stick in the eye of the American people -- or they get huge propaganda recruitment by saying we're a bunch of intolerant Muslim haters that don't actually stand for what our laws say.
RUSH: Well, you know something? I... As Obama would say, "Let me say this about that." They already say that about us.
CALLER: I understand but this would be another shining example.
RUSH: They already say that. Nobody's denying them permission to build a mosque.
RUSH: There's no law against building a mosque. People say, "Don't build it here."
CALLER: I'm totally opposed to the mosque. I'm not trying to defend it. I'm just saying this is going to be huge -- either way this goes down it's a huge -- victory for the Muslim fundamentalists is what I'm saying. This is a brilliant move on their part. Either way they come out of this on top.
RUSH: Well --
CALLER: That's what I'm trying to say.
RUSH: Okay. I know what --
CALLER: It's really unfortunate. I'm not saying that's a good thing. I'm totally against it, but once again they're using our laws and our freedom to try to destroy our freedom. It's a perfect example of it.
RUSH: Well, I understand what you're saying and I totally get what you're saying --
RUSH: -- but I don't --
CALLER: I'm not trying to defend them in the slightest. I'm saying this is really horrible and unfortunate they're putting us in this situation and they get to make us look this bad when they're the ones who are completely going about this wrong.
RUSH: Okay, so let me ask you a question.
RUSH: Since they win regardless what happens, since we lose regardless what happens --
CALLER: Oh, I'm... (sigh) Okay, I understand what you're saying. I'm not trying to say America is the big loser.
RUSH: -- what should we do?
CALLER: Exactly, what should we do? It's a horrible situation. I don't think we should let 'em build it, obviously. But I'm saying they're gonna get to go back to the Middle East to whoever they use to recruit all these people and say, "See?"
RUSH: All right hate us.
CALLER: "They dislike us. They hate us."
RUSH: They already hate us.
CALLER: "They won't let us be Muslims there. They're not really the America they say they are."
RUSH: Let me tell you --
CALLER: You know, all those things that are true they're gonna try to say to use against us like they already do like you said, but --
RUSH: Let me tell you something.
RUSH: No, let me tell you something. Stopping them is crucial. Stopping them is drawing the line in the sand against Muslim extremism. Finally. They already hate us, and they're not going to love us if we let the mosque get built there. Terrorism is not gonna stop, terrorist attacks on the planning boards against Americans at American targets are not going to be tossed. It's not a win-win for them. We gotta stop looking at this that way -- and we Republicans have to stop looking at Democrats like they win no matter what we do. Not true, folks.
RUSH: Jeffrey in Atlanta, welcome to the EIB Network, sir, great to have you here.
CALLER: Rush, it's great to hear you.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Great to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I have an incredible solution to the mosque.
RUSH: What's that?
CALLER: It's American, it screams freedom, it screams unity, let's just not build it. Let's not accept any contracts. Let's turn our backs.
RUSH: Well, in New York you're talking about union workers.
CALLER: No, I'm talking about anybody, any contractors, anybody. Yeah, union workers, go on lunch to be stereotypical. Turn their backs.
RUSH: Take a lunch break for whatever time it would take to build the mosque?
CALLER: They've got all the money. They don't have anybody to give it to. Nobody wants the money. Let's say everybody turns their back and says, "I don't want to build the mosque." They can do whatever they want. But they can't give the money to anybody because nobody wants it.
CALLER: It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Don't do it.
RUSH: Interesting. Interesting. Of course, they'll turn this around. There's no mistake a liberal can make that can't be used to blame Republicans.
CALLER: Three hundred million Americans can't be wrong.
RUSH: By the way, Cookie is working on this even as we speak. The 9/11 families have produced an ad. I haven't seen it. I'm told it's pretty hard-hitting. The 9/11 families have produced an ad against the Hamasque. I hope the audio that goes with it is pretty good. I'm told it is. So we'll play that for you when Cookie grabs it.
RUSH: Here's Kay in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Hi, Kay. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I'd like to give my opinion regarding building this Muslim or Islamic church [sic] on the 9/11 site.
RUSH: The Hamasque, yeah.
CALLER: I think it's an absolute insult, and it's a matter of location, not religious freedom. And, by the way, since when do the liberals and the communists concern themselves about religious freedom? They remind us about separation of church and state. We can't even say a prayer in the public schools --
RUSH: Damn right. We can't say a prayer at graduation. She is right. When did they all of a sudden start caring about religious freedom? They hate the Christian right. They despise 'em. They hate NASCAR 'cause they think Christian right people are in the audience. That is an excellent point.