Not only residents of New York, but the American people from Coast to Coast cannot bear to accept that the site of the tragic deaths of thousands of innocent people, that ground, sacred to all Americans, would now give rise to minarets, from which we would all be forced to hear the fanatic call of Islamic murderers.
We feel compelled to appeal to you with this letter, although we write with pain and bitterness. Very recently we voted that you would receive, for the first time in the history of New York, the honor of serving the Capital of the World as mayor for a third term. We did this with total confidence and willingness, because you are a good mayor; through your reputation and your charitable unselfishness you are a legendary figure.
But today we, your constituency, allies, and recent admirers, have need to engage you from a diametrically opposed position: we are initiators of a movement to recall you immediately from your post as Mayor of New York.
This painful decision was the result of your unprecedented betrayal of our interests and hopes, and by your betrayal of all pre-election promises to serve the city, executing the will of its citizens. How could you dare approve the "Cordoba House" project, with plans to construct a high-rise mosque in the immediate vicinity of the tragic loss of life of almost 3,000 people at the hands of Islamic suicide-terrorists on 9/11/2001? It could hardly be that you were the personal initiator of such a scandalous and sacrilegious undertaking. Maybe, someone (?) approached you with a favor (?), with some bit of advice (?), with some threat (?) - something to support this project. The fact, however, remains the same. You agreed. How could such a thing take place?
No one ordered you to so such a thing - not the President of the USA, not the Secretary of State - you are responsible only to the citizens of New York, who for the third time elected you to this highest post - the mayor of the Capital of the World.
Could this be stated any more clearly? There is no mention of any forgiveness or peace with Al-Qaeda. Nevertheless, Obama extended his hand to the entire Muslim world, wishing to reestablish trust between them and the US. But this overture was not met with a positive reaction: heads of Al- Qaeda responded to Obama's speech with coarse insults, calling him a "house negro, serving his white masters" and only joined the Taliban in intensifying military actions against US and NATO troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan; Al-Qaeda cells are spreading and increasing their activities in various countries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and Eurasia; Iran has not altered its nuclear program by one iota. And so the mutual opposition of the US and Islamism has not abated at all throughout the world, despite Obama's evident desire to begin everything anew "with a clean slate".
Is it possible that the Islamists have repented for their acts and have asked for forgiveness? Nothing of the kind! Muslims throughout the whole world, including the US, rejoiced in the grief of Americans. In addition, they disseminate the notorious lie that 9/11 was the handiwork of the CIA and Mossad.
And what has changed right here in America, in New York, in the last approximate 10 years, that we should "embrace" Islamists? Still not all the human remains have been extracted from the foundations of Ground Zero, still no memorial to the victims has been raised, and still no trial has been held for the organizers of this terrorist act (those captured mujahedin). It just recently happened (1 May) that an American citizen, Faisal Shahzad, prepared an act of terror on Times Square, and then stated openly in court: "We Muslims are a united nation, and we will kill Americans anywhere and everywhere". It was literally a miracle that the "Christmas" terrorist act fell through, in which a Muslim terrorist carried explosives onto a plane in his undershorts, and even earlier in November 2009 that a Muslim major in the medical service of the US Army, Nidal Malik Hasan, screaming "Allahu akbar!" shot and killed 13 coworkers and wounded more than 30 others. So why should we erect at Ground Zero a monument to murderers? Note, that in Muslim mentality every mosque is a monument!
Is it possible, Mr. Bloomberg, that you do not understand that bringing the "Cordoba House" project into reality is tantamount to erecting a monument to Hitler at Auschwitz, or a museum to the cadres of the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs at Katyn?
It is with anger that we condemn all the bureaucrats and elected officials who approved this project. Particularly reprehensible is the position taken by Congressman Jerrold Nadler, but in first place we name you, Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, who betrayed his electorate and sanctioned the construction of this mosque. You had absolutely no moral right to do this! Imagine what Rudolph Giuliani would have done in this situation, he who ran Arafat from a diplomatic reception, and returned a check for 10 million dollars to the Saudi prince who attempted to establish America's "guilt" for the events of 9/11. The President and State Department were extremely displeased with his actions, but Giuliani ignored their displeasure and acted as his conscience dictated.
And now you respond to criticism with pitiful, cowardly, politically correct phrases, referring to the Constitution, to the fact that religion and state are separate, and that no one, it seems, has the right to dictate to anyone else where and what to build. No one is convinced by this, and you are without justification.
The reasons behind your committing such a shameful act -those are your problem. But be aware of one thing: you have crossed out your entire glorious political career and will remain in the history of New York as a person who betrayed his electorate, his nation. And we are taking action as our conscience demands: we are collecting signatures, demanding that Michael Bloomberg be deprived of the post of Mayor of New York for reason of deeply immoral acts perpetrated by him, of antipatriotic activities, which are in categorical opposition to the will of the electorate.
We place our signatures in first place under this appeal:
Daniil Golubev, MD, Ph.D., Professor; Dmitriy Margulis, Ph.D., Journalist; Yuriy Ocunev, Professor, Ph.D.; Isaac Vanshelboim, Lawyer; Mark Shlyankevich, MD, Ph.D.; Marina Medvedeva, Ph.D.; Mark Shteinberg, War Historian; Ludmila Linski, Ph.D.; Alina Tzvik, Engineer; Mathew Tzvik, Engineer; Josef Epstein, Musical Expert; Galina Epstein, Teacher; Lev Averbah, Professor; Gennadiy Gurvich, Artist; Igor Kazatzker, Journalist, Public Activist; Ludmila Verbitskaya, Literary; Aleks Verbitskiy, Graphic-designer; Alex Shvartz, Engineer; Inessa Levenbuk, Engineer; Svetlana Livshin, Physician; Gilena Bubman, Physician; Leonid Belasky, Professor of Russian language; Tamara Shlyankevich, Physician; Peter Novik, Engineer, Ph.D.; Naum Shur, Engineer; Dmitry Levin, MBA, Entrepreneur/Lecturer; Vic Kogaн, Teacher; Rita Geifman, Engineer; Inna Thofnas, Teacher; Michail Shteingradt, Physician; Boris Dinin, Philosopher; Polina Feldmus, Computer Programmer; Michail Estes, Electric Engineer; Maya Korsunskaya, Creative Arts Therapist, Ph.D.; Lev Cherniavskiy, Journalist, Author of the book "Imperia without borders", 2008, USA and a lot of articles about terrorism; Margarita Cherniavskiy, Ph.D.; Rachel Lekherzak, HIAS Regional LOREO/CVEI Projects Coordinator - South; Svetlana Reznick, Computer Programmer Time Warner; Boris Reznick, Computer Programmer; Vladimir Opendik, Journalist; Riva Livshitz, Ophthalmologist; Kleonskiy Irena, Philologist; Vladimir Faybyshenko, Medical Assistance; Galina Svojskaia, Journalist; Semen Fomin, Teacher; Stanislav Vladimiskij, Artist; Lidia Vladimirskij, Artist; Alex Borshevsky, Scientist, PhD; Lia Borshevsky, Teacher; Rafail Krichevsky, Scientist, Teacher, PhD; Victoria Krichevsky, Editor. Vilen Levyatov, Doctor, Ph.D; Faina Levyatova, Doctor; Lev Baytler, Professor of Russian Language; Lilia Baytler, Professor of Russian Language; Gregory Baytler, Enterprise Architect; Tatiana Baytler, Software Developper; Ilya Baytler, Hardware Engeneer; Pauline Baytler, Computer Engeneer, Marketing; Raffaella Baytler, Speach Therapist; Yakov Ganeles, doctor; Valentina Rumianceva, Doctor; Philip Korn, Engineer; Polina Korn, Engineer; Victor Snitkovsky, Journalist; Irina Konevskaya, Biologist, Ph.D; Miron Konevsky, Engineer; Boguslavsky Iosef, Journalist; Marianne Shaternikova, Film Critic; Polina Turbovsky, Small Business owner; Mikhail Krasner, Progammist; Alex Krasner, Professor of Suurgery; .David Melcer, Professor of Russian war history, Veteran of Second World War; David Fastovskiy, Journalist; Aza Lanin, Mathematician, Ph.D.; Sem Lanin, Engineer, Inventor, Ph.D; .Eugene Geller, Journalist; Lev Korsunsky, Physicist, Inventor, PhD; Iosif Rabkin, Member of Russian Medical Academy; Aleksandr Nevolovich, Retired; Irina Leykina, Editor; Klara Gruzbarg, Chemist, PhD; Vic Kogan Diev MBA, Entrepreneur/Lecturer; Stalina Berezovskaya; Alex Schwartz, retired Project Manager in Civil Engineering; Sophia Perlin, PhD in Uranium science; Stas Portyansky, Teacher in Martial Arts; Lev B. Levitin, USA; Marina Prozorov, Interpreter; Naum Kiselev, Professor; Anatoliy Yasenek, Journalist; Galina Meklina--German Philologist; Alex Potylchansky--Engineer; Katerina Olifiruk--Pharmacist; Sergey Olifiruk, Ophthalmologist; Yefim and Valentina Khirge, Schenectady, NY; Bella Ezersky, Journalist, Writer; Lyudmila Olifiuk, Student; Len Potylchansky, Retiree; Olga Brilliant, Retiree; Ura Potylchansky, Anesthesiologist; Lena Potylchanskaya, Anesthesiologist; Gregory Potylchansky, Student; Anatol Brodsky, Seattle; Sulamif Brodsky, Seattle; Grigory Ginsburg, Seattle; Margarita Ivanova, Seattle; Arie Kazulin, Israel; Irina Leykina, Editor; Klara Gruzbarg, Chemist, PhD.; Vic Kogan, Diev MBA, Entrepreneur/Lecturer; Stalina Berezovskaia; Alex Schwartz, retired Project Manager in Civil Engineering; Naum Kiselev, Professor; Anatoliy Yаsenek, Journalist; Galina Meklina--German Philologist; Alex Potylchansky--Engineer; Katerina Olifiruk--Pharmacist; Sergey Olifiruk-Ophthalmologist; Yefim and Valentina Khirge, Schenectady, NY; Bella Ezersky, Journalist, Writer; Lyudmila Olifiuk,Student; Irina Shakhmurov, Farmacist; Ura Potylchansky, Anesthesiologist; Lena Potylchanskaya, Anesthesiologist; Gregory Potylchansky, Student; Anatol Brodsky, Seattle; Sulamif Brodsky, Seattle; Grigory Ginsburg, Seattle; Margarita Ivanova, Seattle; Svetlana Abramova; Sofia Perlin, Ph.D. in Uranium Science, Massachusets; Stas Portyansky, Teacher in Martial Arts; Boris S. Verkhovsky, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Kazulin Arie; Vsevolod Geyfman, Electronics technician, New York; Mikhail Movshovich, California; Polina Turbovsky; Alina Zivik Philadelphia; Matvei Zivik Philadelphia; Ludmila Letinky, California; Y.Korogodsky, engineer; Natalie and Mike Nirko, Canada; Vadim Surikov, M.D.; Svetlana Amirkhanian, MD, Ph.D.; Roman Lorin; Eugenia Lorin; Arkadiy Lorin; Yana Rapoport; Alex Rapoport; Tatyana Rapoport; Aza Lanin, mathematician, Ph.D.; Sem Lanin, Engineer, Inventor, Ph.D.; Boris Rabayev; Dr. Boris Khurgin, Physicist, N.Y.; Gennadiy Gershanovich; Boris Abdurakhmanov I; David & Emma Silberman, Flushing, NY; Alexandre Peshansky, Senior Bioinformatics Analyst, USA; Leonid Kuzmin, Professional Engineer; Edward Povarinets, Southfield, MI; Valeriy Gershanovich; Natalia Gershanovich; Lena Volovich, Sunnyvale, CA. Tatiana Naoumova, Billing Manager/ Real Estate Agent. Eugene Geller, Journalist; Lev Korsunsky, Physicist, Inventor, Ph.D; Iosif Rabkin, Member of Russian Medical Academy, Professor; Aleksandr Nevolovich, Retired; Irina Leykina, Editor; Klara Gruzbarg, Chemist, PhD; Vic Kogan, USA; Diev MBA, Entrepreneur/Lecturer; Stalina Berezovskaia; Alex Schwartz, Project Manager in Civil Engineering; Sophia Perlin, Ph.D in Uranium Science; Stas Portyansky, Teacher in Martial Arts; Lev B. Levitin, USA; Naum Kiselev, Professor; Anatoliy Yаsenek, Journalist; Galina Meklina--German Philologist; Alex Potylchansky--Engineer; Katerina Olifiruk--Pharmacist; Sergey Olifiruk-Ophthalmologist; Yefim and Valentina Khirge, Schenectady, NY; Bella Ezersky, Journalist, Writer; Lyudmila Olifiuk, Student; Len Potylchansky, Retiree; Olga Brilliant, Retiree; Ura Potylchansky, Anesthesiologist; Lena Potylchanskaya, Anesthesiologist; Gregory Potylchansky-Student; Anatol Brodsky, Seattle; Sulamif Brodsky, Seattle; Grigory Ginsburg, Seattle; Margarita Ivanova, Seattle; Svetlana Abramova, USA; Sofia Perlin, Ph.D. in Uranium Science, USA; Stas Portyansky, Teacherin Martial Arts; Boris S. Verkhovsky, Professor, Director, Crypto Telecom Laboratory, New Jersey Institute of Technology;Vsevolod Geyfman, Electronics technician, New York Vsevolod Geyfman, Electronics technician, New York; Kazulin Arie, USA; Mikhail Movshovich, 1055 Coloman Rd., #2117, San Jose, CA 95123; Polina Turbovsky, A small business owner from Philadelphia area; Alina Zivik, Philadelphia, PA; Matvei Zivik, Philadelphia, PA; Ludmila Letinky, USA, California; Viktor Novik, Serafima Novik, USA; Lev B. Levitin, USA; Yakov Leus, USA; Vladimir, USA; Vlad Ilyaev, USA; Raisa, Staten Island, NY; Vyacheslav Spodik, PhD, USA; Yuliya Chernyak, Licensed Acupuncturist, USA; Vera Leykina, USA;; Rafael Mushailov, USA; Tatyana, USA ; Dmitriy Ilin. Staten Island, NY. Electrician USA; Zhanna Mosko, NY, USA; Boris Raskin, Dmitriy Ilin. Staten Island, NY, Electrician USA; Boris Katsovich; Oficer, USA; Raisa Dudenchenko, Staten Island, New York, USA; Bella kandinov NY,USA; Alex Marants, Brooklin, NY, USA; Nataly Gimelstein Paralegal 30 years in USA; Ed Abayev, USA; Vera Kats, USA ; Lana Prieva, Assistant of Finance; Marina Goodman, USA; Liya, USA; David Bystritsky, USA; Viktor Frolov, Drafter, Staten Island, NY, USA; Alex, USA; Miikhail Korobko, Programmer Analysts, USA; Lyudmila, USA; Lana Green, Finance Administrator, Staten Island, NY;USA; Lyudmila Khlebopros, New York, USA; Marina Ivanova, USA; Leonid Tokar, USA; Irina Tsitselyuk, USA; Oleg Tarasyuk, Owner of the furniture store, NY; Vladimir Dranovsky, USA; Gennadiy Dranovsky, USA; Valentina Zorina, USA; Michael Khlebopros, New York ,USA; Vyacheslav Pilosov, USA; Natan, USA; Esfir Gitlin, Igor Gitin, USA; Boris Takser, USA; Grigoriy Krivelevich, USA; Stan Novoselov, USA; Michelle, USA ;Naum Borisovskiy, New York; Yakov Yavno, Performer and Musician, USA; Mikhail Begelman, Alexander Begelman, Brian Begelman, Steven Begelman, Elina Begelman, Isaac Falkovich, Dora Falkvich, USA; Raisa, USA; Alexander Falkovsky,MD, DO, USA; Alex, USA; Olga Tyan, USA; : IrinaShakhmurova, Teacher, USA; Polina Binder, MD, USA; Felix Balakirskiy, Sr. Systems Analyst Baltimore, MD
USA; Marianna Kreyman, USA; Alex, USA; Felix Novik, USA; Violetta, USA; Alexandre Peshansky, USA; Vera Kats, Socia Worker, USA; Vadim Hagalov, USA; Gosha Shif, USA -Israel; Klavdiya Burdukovskaya, Biochemist, USA; Janet Shkurenko, USA; Yyelena, USA; Lyudmila Belzer, USA; Yevgeny Kogan, NY; Slava Gelfand, USA; Izolda Mandelblat, USA; Moisey Frenkel, USA; Mila Zelkin, USA; Paul Torgan, USA; Tatiana Kapelman, USA; Lyudmila Astakhov, US citizen, Housekeeper, Masschusetts, USA; Anatoly Furmanov, USA; Boris, Israel; Izabella Beyer, USA .