Skip to comments.Mysteries Of The Absent Imam Feisal (The NY Mosque)
Posted on 08/11/2010 10:21:13 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
For a man whom one would hope has nothing to hide, the imam behind the Ground Zero mosque project sure has dropped out of sight. Having triggered an uproar in the U.S., Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf ducked out of the country weeks ago and, apart from a potted statement last week praising his own project, has pretty much clammed up.
In New York Rauf has become a sort of phantom celebrity. His name is plastered all over the public debate, but Rauf himself has been absent and oddly unavailable, even by phone or e-mail, to answer questions. From his New York colleagues, the refrain has been that he is in Malaysia, and "unavailable."
If this behavior is any guide to how Rauf might handle matters of disclosure and American sensitivities should he go ahead with his planned high-rise $100 million Islamic Center and mosque near the site of the former Twin Towers, it does not bode well.
In broad outline it's now confirmed that after his veiled sojourn in Malaysia, Rauf is scheduled to spend the rest of August hosted by the U.S. State Department on a taxpayer-funded "bridge-building" tour to speak at Ramadan-related events in assorted petro-dollar hubs of the Arabian Gulf.
None of this information has been volunteered directly to the press or public by Rauf. Whatever he has been doing during his weeks abroad--whether building bridges or burning them--it seems that openly sharing the details has not been one of his priorities.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Aw, common, Hillary’s State Department is squiring him around the world — on our dime!
He’s off the radar!
Are they also hiding Osama bin Laden to produce him in 2011?
Maybe the State Department will send a Rabbi to Mecca to buy some and build a Jewish Outreach Center there. Call it the Kosher House.
Background link (with ongoing updates):
Funding tours, funding mosques.
Remember back in our old Capitalist days, when the Russkies said we'd sell them the rope with which to hang us?
Now we're buying the rope with which to hang us.
What is it with disappearing Imams? The Iranians are still waiting for the reappearance of one that disappeared hundreds of years ago!
And while you're at it, erect a Christian Center too....call it "Jerusalem House", after the great Christian victory from the Crusades.
AMazing. She did good research. I was particularly interested in the information disappearing from the web page after she asked about it. Nothing to hide, right?
What’s he been doing in Malaysia all summer?
I think I just figured out why New Your liberals support the mosque. They think that if the mega mosque is in NY the jihadies will no longer target the city. They are of course naïve and disastrously wrong. But thats how their brains work.
Ruth Messinger, former City Councilwoman and later Democratic candidate for Mayor from New York City was friendly with Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega.
Rep. Charles Rangel once hugged Fidel Castro.
So it is pretty easy to see why NY liberals suport the mosque:
The are always FRIENDS with the ENEMIES of America.
If the Religion of Peace wants to do something at Ground Zero......
Have moslems issue fatwahs against BinLadin, against the Taliban Leadership and all who aid them, against moslems in American who preach treason against the USA in American mosques..................... from GROUND ZERO!