A large protest at Ground Zero against construction of this Mosque. Did you see this on the nightly news?
WASHINGTON — The imam behind controversial plans for a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks is being sent by the State Department on a religious outreach trip to the Middle East, officials said Tuesday, in a move that drew criticism from conservative lawmakers.
The department is sponsoring Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s visit to Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, where he will discuss Muslim life in America and promote religious tolerance, spokesman P.J. Crowley said. He said the imam had been on two similar trips and that plans for the upcoming tour predated the mosque controversy.
Two Republican members of Congress, Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Peter King, called government sponsorship of Rauf’s trip “unacceptable” in a joint statement. They said he had suggested in at least one interview that the United States was to blame for the 2001 attacks and that taxpayer money should not be used to fund the tour. LINK
So let me get this straight: with all the ranting and raving about “separation of church & state” I constantly hear, the US Government’s State Department’s funding of this Islamic radical is nothing to squawk about? The silence over this outrage is deafening. OUR VERY SCARCE TAX DOLLARS are going to fund a junket for a religious figure on a religious mission. That’s OK? Can anyone imagine the US GOVERNMENT FUNDING THE POPE’S TRIP ANYWHERE? This is another in a long list of outrages being committed against the American people by Islamic radicals. What is horrifying is that our own government is responsible.
Look this guy is shrewd. He knows the Obama administration is as weak as Buster Douglass’ jaw. He knows they will not challenge his building a Mosque at Ground Zero because of their delusional approach to radical Islam. So he is taking us to the cleaners. He is doing what Islam has always done: Built Mosques on ground they have conquered while at the same time bullshitting the petrified politicians into going along with this atrocity by using politically correct arguments like “tolerance” “religious freedom” “outreach” ‘sensitivity”and (my personal favorite) ” UNITY”.
We are at war with the likes of this guy. We seem to forget that. Would the Japanese have been allowed to build a Shinto Shrine at Pearl Harbor in 1950? Of course not. The politicians in New York have sold out every American on this issue by not having a backbone just like they caved on Guantanamo Bay. There is NOTHING WRONG or ILLEGAL about prohibiting THIS Mosque to be built by THIS Imam at THIS location. Even New York Gov. Patterson tried to get them to reconsider by offering state land in another location. THEY REFUSED! Where is the TOLERANCE, COMPASSION, RESPECT or DECENCY of the Muslim community when it comes to people of other faiths offended by this effort?
Nowhere. And that’s the point.