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-US Government Pays for ‘Gound Zero’ Imam’s Trip to the Mideast

by Dr. D ~ August 10th, 2010

imageThe Obama Administration is paying for the ‘Ground Zero’ Mosque’ Imam to take a trip to the Middle East. The report from Arab media sources is that imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will be visiting Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi.

According to the State Department which is picking up the tab, Imam Rauf will be doing PR work for the USA. From State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley:

“He is a distinguished Muslim cleric. We do have a program whereby, through our Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau here at the State Department, we send people from Muslim communities here in this country around the world to help people overseas understand our society and the role of religion within our society.”

“It is to foster greater understanding and outreach around the world, among… Muslim- majority communities. We’ve done this many, many times, with many leading figures… over the past few years.”

Response: This is all good for the ‘Gound Zero’ imam. He just received permission to build the controversial 15 story mosque from NY City now he is free to raise the $100 Million or so needed for construction.

His itinerary includes rich oil states that will be perfect for finding donors for his project. What do you want to bet that he comes back with more than enough funds to finish his project?

My only bone to pick is that we (US taxpayers) are picking up the tab. Not only that but it seems like our own government is going out of the way to aid imam Rauf in his project. Meanwhile opposition to the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ is still growing all across the country.

Bureaucrats in NY and now in the federal government seem to be thumbing their noses at all of us ‘hoi polloi’ that think the location is some what offensive. Now they’re rubbing our noses in it and forcing us all to help the project along by picking up the tab for this trip?

Is anyone else out there bothered by this? When was the last time the government paid for a Christian minister to go on a supposed PR trip?             *Top of the Blog

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2 Responses to -US Government Pays for ‘Gound Zero’ Imam’s Trip to the Mideast

  1. Ed Frady

    This is total BS!!! How much more of this lack of leadership can our country take. Mr Obama, “Joe the Average Voter” is getting angry. I see and hear posts everyday that makes me think that our country may be on the brink of a something other than a democratic uprising.

  2. Joe

    Actually, Imam Rauf was recruited by the State Department under the Bush administration, and accompanied Bush’s Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes on a trip to the mid-east in 2006. With respect to Imam Rauf, the Obama administration is simply continuing a program initiated under George W. Bush.

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