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US State Dept Sends Mosque Imam to Mideast
Fox News ^ | August 9, 2010 | Jake Gibson

Posted on 08/10/2010 11:45:05 AM PDT by lbryce

State Department officials on Monday confirmed Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, will soon be going on a trip of the Middle East and the U.S. government will be picking up the tab.

The planned construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City has set off a contentious national debate over religious freedom in the U.S., drawing impassioned opposition from some families of 9/11 victims.

Rauf has emerged as a controversial figure because of his refusal to acknowledge Hamas as a terrorist organization, which is how the U.S. government classifies the group. The imam also has been quoted as saying U.S. foreign policy was in part responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

“He is a distinguished Muslim cleric,” said State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley. “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.”

Rauf and his partners are preparing to build a $100 million Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero, where on September 11, 2001 two airliners hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists, slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 innocents.

The project, known as Park 51, cleared a final hurdle on August 3rd, when decision by New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared the way for construction. The tower could span up to 15 stories and will house a mosque, a 500-seat auditorium and a pool.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
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...Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, the political morass this administration has sunk itself into,gets even murkier, muckier than plain old murky. muck,

Now we find out that the State Dept will be soon send this Exalted Emissary of the Religion of Peace, to speak of the US in praise, song, and dance,

“It is to foster greater understanding and outreach around the world, among… Muslim- majority communities,” said Crowley.

“He is a distinguished Muslim cleric,” said State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley.
Oh, I feel much safer now that his credentials have passed muster with the State Dept. and they consider him distinguished. "The better to destroy you". His itinerary has been set and as soon the Air Force One back-up returns with Mrs. 0, he'll be on his way courtesy of the US taxpayer.

1 posted on 08/10/2010 11:45:08 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Will the State Department also pay for his vacation in Spain, on his way back?


2 posted on 08/10/2010 11:46:50 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: lbryce

“He is a distinguished Muslim cleric,” said State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley.....

Hey Crowley!....YOU’RE A P.C. F’ING IDIOT!!!


3 posted on 08/10/2010 11:48:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lbryce
Ground Zero Mosque Imam to Tour Mid East


4 posted on 08/10/2010 11:50:00 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: 353FMG

we are all taxpayers for islam...


5 posted on 08/10/2010 11:50:31 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: lbryce

We finance our own doom.


6 posted on 08/10/2010 11:50:55 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: lbryce
“He is a distinguished Muslim cleric,” said State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley

State Department must be owned by the Saudis - Colin Powell, James Baker, Condi Rice, Hillary Clinton, etc.
7 posted on 08/10/2010 11:58:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: lbryce

State Department brings in thousands and thousands of immigrants into the United States
its our own government State Department brings in thousands and thousands of immigrants into the United States. Do you think it’s a coincidence the highest immigrant populations since 1992 to the present New York 40% California 30% Florida 25% Michigan 25% Pennsylvania 25% Texas 25% Now add up the electoral college numbers in those states. The Communist state department is doing their job
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kPocUzsJpnwd4TG9SWG_Lw?feat=directlink


8 posted on 08/10/2010 11:58:45 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: Erik Latranyi

idiots!

And American policy was responsible for the last 1400 years culminating in 9-11?


9 posted on 08/10/2010 11:58:45 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: lbryce

paid by American taxpayers to trash the US in Muslim countries - way to go Hillary!!!


10 posted on 08/10/2010 12:01:31 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: lbryce
State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley. “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.”

I'm sure the ACLU et.al. will be up in arms over this blatant violation of "separation of church and state"!

Boy howdy is the State gonna get it!!

....any minute now...

wait for it, wait for it...

Anyone got the ACLU's phone number? They must not have heard about this yet.

11 posted on 08/10/2010 12:03:50 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Oooh. She’s HOT! ....Uhh, whose the ugly blonde on the left?


12 posted on 08/10/2010 12:26:23 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: lbryce

WTF IS UP WITH THAT, HITLERY???


13 posted on 08/10/2010 12:31:45 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The upcoming election is the most important in our lifetimes!!! BE THERE!!!!!!!)
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To: lbryce

Nothing murky at all. It’s clear as day: he’s in favor of Islam and wants it to win and is putting all the resources of the US government and taxpayer at its disposal.

Now that Manchelle is back from her Marie Antoinette jaunt, he’s preparing to go off and have Ramadan on Cape Cod (or was it Maine?) and he wants to make sure that nothing gets in the way of his program.


14 posted on 08/10/2010 1:02:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: F15Eagle

State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley used to work for George Soros.


15 posted on 08/10/2010 3:02:29 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: lbryce

/mark


16 posted on 08/10/2010 3:07:15 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 frwv Apres moi le deluge)
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To: Beckwith

And will return to Soros when finished.
BTW, who the frak is the puppetmaster behind the curtain running this country? Soros.... =.=


17 posted on 08/10/2010 3:48:38 PM PDT by cranked
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Jake Gibson for Fox News:
...Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, will soon be going on a trip of the Middle East and the U.S. government will be picking up the tab... Rauf has emerged as a controversial figure because of his refusal to acknowledge Hamas as a terrorist organization, which is how the U.S. government classifies the group. The imam also has been quoted as saying U.S. foreign policy was in part responsible for the 9/11 attacks... Rauf and his partners are preparing to build a $100 million Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero, where on September 11, 2001 two airliners hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists, slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 innocents.
It's okay with me, paying for his trip -- assuming he's wearing a suicide vest and headed for Mecca.
18 posted on 08/10/2010 4:48:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; FARS; Islaminaction; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; fieldmarshaldj; ...
In addition to sending this imam who intends to build the mosque near Ground Zero on a diplomatic mission, the Obama regime has also placed a pro-mosque quote from NYC Mayor Bloomberg on an official US government website. No doubt they are sending a signal as to which side they are on in this mosque controversy, and it isn't very pretty.

Most Democrats running for election this year, especially in and around NYC where voters lost family and friends on 9/11, now have to distance themselves from Obama even more than ever.

19 posted on 08/10/2010 5:39:02 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: lbryce

This is like sending the Grand Dragon of the KKK to the Nazis to discuss the good things about Jews....


20 posted on 08/10/2010 6:51:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: justiceseeker93

“In addition to sending this imam who intends to build the mosque near Ground Zero on a diplomatic mission, the Obama regime has also placed a pro-mosque quote from NYC Mayor Bloomberg on an official US government website.”

Can you give us a link for that?

TIA!


21 posted on 08/10/2010 8:42:52 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Tzimisce; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

The mosque is very short of the $100 million and apparently does not even own a chunk of the land on which they want to build it.

Alan posted that Holland/Netherlands is in part subsidizing the building of this mosque.

What better way to do some clandestine fund raising than on a trip to the most likely countries to chip into the pot.

Thus, the US government (Oba-Abdullah-Hussein) is aiding and abetting the funding of this project. using public funds available in the State Department.

Possibly from the several hundred thousand dollar special State Dept, budget allocated to the Persian opposition of the Islamic Iranian regime in the USA, which he cancelled almost immediately after taking office.

Don’t specially have much respect for Hitlery but here I believe she is followng orders. And quietly feathering her nest in case she runs in 2012 and wants the Moslem vote and support and funding for her campaign.


22 posted on 08/10/2010 9:12:26 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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To: Tzimisce; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

The mosque is very short of the $100 million and apparently does not even own a chunk of the land on which they want to build it.

Alan posted that Holland/Netherlands is in part subsidizing the building of this mosque.

What better way to do some clandestine fund raising than on a trip to the most likely countries to chip into the pot.

Thus, the US government (Oba-Abdullah-Hussein) is aiding and abetting the funding of this project. using public funds available in the State Department.

Possibly from the several hundred thousand dollar special State Dept, budget allocated to the Persian opposition of the Islamic Iranian regime in the USA, which he cancelled almost immediately after taking office.

Don’t specially have much respect for Hitlery but here I believe she is followng orders. And quietly feathering her nest in case she runs in 2012 and wants the Moslem vote and support and funding for her campaign.


23 posted on 08/10/2010 9:13:08 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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To: justiceseeker93

It’s past time to climb in the RAT/RINO gutter and fight for our lives and our freedom. Exposure, exposure, exposure is what they fear. The enemies within have exposed themselves for the traitors they are. Now, show the voters the truth.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 9:17:26 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: FARS

It’s pathetic when a blind man sees the temper of the people better than our president:

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Gov. Paterson offers state help to relocate mosque

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/gov_paterson_offers_state_help_to_2JxWuBLAyGbLsDGVMt2sTP#ixzz0wGhQQEFA

ALBANY - New York Gov. David Paterson offered state help Tuesday if the developers of a proposed mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks agree to move the project farther from the site.

Paterson, a Democrat, said that he doesn’t oppose the project as planned but indicated that he understands where opponents are coming from. He said he was willing to intervene to seek other suitable state property if the developers agreed.

“I think it’s rather clear that building a center there meets all the requirements, but it does seem to ignite an immense amount of anxiety among the citizens of New York and people everywhere, and I think not without cause,” Paterson said in a news conference in Manhattan.

“I am very sensitive to the desire of those who are adamant against it to see something else worked out,” Paterson said.

The developers declined to comment. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who last week made an impassioned defense of the project planned for lower Manhattan, also had no immediate comment.

Paterson said he expects the state Public Service Commission, which must sign off on the project, to follow the law and not politics in its review.

Paterson noted that “we really are still suffering in many respects” from Sept. 11 and that impassioned feelings were bound to emerge from a mosque just a couple of blocks from where nearly 3,000 people died at the hands of Muslim extremists. ......see more


25 posted on 08/10/2010 9:35:55 PM PDT by bitt (John Bolton/LizCheney for 2012)
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To: FARS

http://www.nypost.com/f/print/news/local/manhattan/lazio_let_pull_plug_on_mosque_OAn7Mv9ijyGZsoGM8S4OxK

Lazio: Let’s pull plug on mosque
By CHUCK BENNETT and ISABEL VINCENT

Posted: 4:23 AM, August 9, 2010

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio yesterday called on the Public Service Commission to zap the Ground Zero mosque because of the revelation that Con Ed owns half the site.

“As governor I will appoint commissioners . . . who, like me, oppose this group’s plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero — and I encourage New Yorkers to call the Public Service commissioners and tell them the same,” he said.

The disclosure in Sunday’s Post about the property’s ownership proves the mosque’s developers “have been operating under false pretenses,” he said.

The commission, which oversees utility rate hikes, may get to weigh in on the controversial plan if Con Ed sells its building on Park Place to mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal.

El-Gamal, of Soho Properties, paid $700,000 last year to take over a 99-year lease on the utility’s building and has said he wants to buy it outright.

That could trigger a review by the commission, whose five members are appointed by the governor.

They have the power to reject a sale if it could impact the utility’s capacity to deliver services.

Assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D-Westchester), who chairs the committee on corporation, authorities and commissions, personally opposes the mosque, saying, “This is the site of mass murder. It would be much better if the parties could get together and figure out something that is reasonable.”

But Brodsky, a candidate for attorney general, said he won’t get involved.

“The law has to be fairly applied to everyone without regard to religious views,” he said.

......see more


26 posted on 08/10/2010 9:39:52 PM PDT by bitt (John Bolton/LizCheney for 2012)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 08/10/2010 9:41:17 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: FARS

This is another column I’ve never seen before and yet you are posting to me, and I have no idea who Alan is.

Where did you get that list of ‘to’ names, take my name off it so I don’t get pinged to all the wrong pongs, please.


28 posted on 08/10/2010 9:56:50 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: FARS

This is such BS. Money is being funneled through Holland probably via the Saudis. They fund EVERY mosque built in the West usually through the Muslim Brotherhood. CIAR is also involved.

Just realize when you want TV - every network which owns every cable channel supports this. If you have cable or sat TV - your monthly payments support this.


29 posted on 08/10/2010 10:19:02 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Beowulf9

Alan is AntiMullah.com

You name is gone
Bye


30 posted on 08/10/2010 10:20:09 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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To: cranked

Every TV network is behind it as well. If you pay for cable or sat TV - you are supporting it every month with your payment. All the networks own all the channels. They are all behind this.


31 posted on 08/10/2010 10:23:31 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Frantzie

No argument that Dutch money is a channel for Moslem money. The rest about TV is like saying that every time you drive you contribute to Moslem money funds. True but unavoidable.

cheers


32 posted on 08/10/2010 11:04:45 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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To: lbryce

So are we sending Scientologists to their planet too?


33 posted on 08/11/2010 12:39:50 AM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: lbryce

No mosque at Ground Zero - Pat Condell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjS0Novt3X4


34 posted on 08/11/2010 5:01:07 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: FARS

What happened to separation of religion and state?


35 posted on 08/11/2010 8:23:54 AM PDT by Islaminaction
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The mosque is very short of the $100 million
Thanks FARS.
36 posted on 08/11/2010 4:35:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the info FARS. I hate that NYC is allowing them to do this. Maybe someone can open a PigglyWiggly store next to it, lol.


37 posted on 08/11/2010 5:36:07 PM PDT by potlatch (<alt=)
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To: AdmSmith; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Thanks for the video, now with some editorial comment added at:

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/08/stop-overt-stealth-jihad-in-usa.html


38 posted on 08/11/2010 8:06:00 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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“Rauf Pinkie Swears: No Fundraising on Taxpayers’ Dime”

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/26424

By Joy Tiz Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The State Department is sending “distinguished cleric”, Feisal Abdul Rauf on a jaunt to the Middle East at taxpayer expense. Our State Department believes that the imam who wants to built a monument to jihad six hundred feet from Ground Zero is the ideal delegate to “help people overseas understand our society and the role of religion within our society.”

This is merely the latest imbecility from pro-terrorist Soros serf, P.J. Crowley. Prior to joining his comrades in the Obama administration, Crowley was Senior Fellow and Director of Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress (CAP); a George Soros cabal.


39 posted on 08/11/2010 8:22:46 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 08/11/2010 9:45:02 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: FARS

It must never be finished..


41 posted on 08/11/2010 9:56:11 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping.


42 posted on 08/12/2010 1:57:08 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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To: lbryce
Americans United ("Americans United for the Separation of Church and State"), a band of otherwise indefatigable activists against the least accommodation of religion--- by which I mean to say, Christianity--- has said not one word about this.

This is my mesaage to them:

To: auactivist@au.org

Hello, AU,

I have been reading recently about the fact that the U.S. Department of State is evidently funding Imam Rauf of Cordoba House in his travels in the Middle East, on the grounds that he is an envoy of goodwill to Islamic nations.

This seems dubious at best, and is surely in conflict with both Constitutional and AU principles.

Are you developing an Action Alert on this? Or have you perhaps already called for action on this, but for some reason it did not come to my attention?

A concerned citizen,

[signed]

43 posted on 08/19/2010 12:41:33 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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