CAN and ACT! for America protest against Feisal Abdul Rauf

Chapel Hill, North Carolina — Calling Feisal Abdul Rauf an “imposter imam” who “would again victimize the families of 9/11” by building the Ground Zero mosque in Manhattan, retired New York City firefighter Tim Brown labeled the building a Muslim “victory tower” that should never be built at the site where nearly 3,000 people died.

Brown found a receptive audience for his comments at the Carolina Inn on Wednesday night, delivered as part of a free program offered by the Christian Action Network and ACT! for America.

About 60 people applauded in support of GOP U.S. Rep. Peter King’s congressional hearings on Islamic radicalism. They jeered to express their scorn over Rauf’s contention that the U.S. Constitution is Sharia law compliant. And they dabbed their eyes during the screening of the emotional documentary movie “Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque,” which focused on families of 9/11 victims.

Brown, a decorated first responder whose fire unit colleagues perished in the World Trade Center rescue, said the radical Islamic terrorists who “smashed the planes into the buildings and killed nearly 3,000 innocent people … have the same belief and same ideology as Imam Rauf, who is speaking across campus right now. They just have different ideas on how to impose that ideology in America, Sharia law.”

“Imam Rauf says the United States Constitution is Sharia compliant”, Brown said. “They fell for that in England. They fell for that in France, and they fell for that in Germany, and all three of them now say multiculturalism is a failure.”

Durham Herald Sun, 17 March 2011

Over the road at the University of North Carolina, nearly 600 people came to listen to Feisal Abdul Rauf speak. CAN and ACT! held a protest outside the lecture hall after the end of their own poorly attended meeting and a counter-demonstration was organised by the International Socialist Organization.