Tax dollars to build mosques
U.S. underwrites fundraising tour for Islamic shrine at Ground Zero
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
"The Washington Times
7:46 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, addresses a gathering as groups planning a proposed mosque and cultural
center near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan to be named Cordoba House showed and spoke about their plans for the center at a community board meeting in
New York Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Community members both for and against the plan spoke during the meeting. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The State Department is sending Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf - the mastermind of the Ground Zero Mosque - on a trip through the Middle East to foster
"greater understanding" about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States. However, important questions are being raised about whether this is
simply a taxpayer-funded fundraising jaunt to underwrite his reviled project, which is moving ahead in Lower Manhattan.
Mr. Rauf is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar, the usual stops for Gulf-based fundraising. The State Department
defends the five-country tour saying that Mr. Rauf is "a distinguished Muslim cleric," but surely the government could find another such figure in
the United States who is not seeking millions of dollars to fund a construction project that has so strongly divided America.
By funding the trip so soon after New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission gave the go-ahead to demolish the building on the proposed mosque
site, the State Department is creating the appearance that the U.S. government is facilitating the construction of this shameful structure. It gives
Mr. Rauf not only access but imprimatur to gather up foreign cash. And because Mr. Rauf has refused to reveal how he plans to finance his costly
venture, the American public is left with the impression it will be a wholly foreign enterprise. This contradicts the argument that a mosque is needed
in that part of New York City to provide services for a burgeoning Muslim population. If so many people need the mosque so badly, presumably they
could figure out a way to pay for it themselves."
This is amazing to me, how we continue to let political correctness destroy are very way of life here in America. I am so glad I am on the email list
for actforamerica.org to keep me up to date on the real issues at hand. Is anyone else finally had enough with these so called peaceful Muslims?
When will enough be enough, when they start legalizing Shariah Law? Look up other post regarding that topic by me.
evey day I learn more of the truth, they say the truth will set you free, frankly it scares me to death, but I am ready and willing to stand up for
America no matter what the cost.
i used the " marks but i must be doing something wrong to make the snippets but I did post the web site please fix thank you.