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Originally posted by etombo
I would agree but I am in fear of being labeled racist for criticizing a religion of peace. Pretty ridiculous, star for you.
While much attention has been focused on questions surrounding the Ground Zero mosque and the appropriateness of the State Department funding Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s trip to the Middle East, little attention has been given to the fact that U.S. taxpayer money is funding mosque development around the world.
Just a cursory search of the term “mosque” on the State Department’s list of “projects” reveals 26 examples of federal funds going to fund construction, renovation, and rehabilitation of various mosques abroad. The benefiting countries include Bulgaria, Pakistan, Mali, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Benin, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Egypt, Tunisia, the Maldives, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Azerbaijan, Sudan, Serbia and Montenegro.
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) — which is putting millions toward “heritage preservation” projects in the developing world — financed mosque-related projects in all the aforementioned countries.
Originally posted by BrianC
The money should be going to missiles that blow up mosques.
While I would definitely like to see this ended before any cuts to domestic programs it is definitely not to ‘fund terrorists’ or anything like that. The US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is designed to be ‘soft power’ where we protect, preserve, and enhance cultural locations around the world. Religious buildings, specifically Mosques, were singled out simply because they are Mosques. This fund also gave money to Churches, Synagogues, cultural sites, etc…
No need to get hyped up about nothing.
Originally posted by kwakakev
Considering the unjustified wars, assault and pillage America has had on the Middle East, some repatriations are in order.
We are in a do or die situation now and most people have no clue how dire things are.
Originally posted by kro32
I wonder what these mosques are doing with the trillions of dollars they are receiving from us.