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US spending $16,000 for imam's Mideast tour [ As Nancy calls for Investigation of Mosque Critics]
AP ^ | Aug 18 2010 | AP

Posted on 08/18/2010 5:41:08 PM PDT by NoLibZone

WASHINGTON (AP) - American taxpayers will pay the imam behind plans for a mosque near the Manhattan site of the Sept. 11 attacks $3,000 in fees for a three-nation outreach trip to the Middle East that will cost roughly $16,000, the State Department said Wednesday.

The department said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will get a daily $200 honorarium for the 15-day tour to Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which is intended to promote religious tolerance.

Airfare is included, as well as the standard federal government per diem for expenses and lodging in each of the cities he will visit, spokesman P.J. Crowley said. Those per diem rates range from nearly $400 to nearly $500, according to official documents.

The imam's organization, The Cordoba Initiative, referred questions on the matter to the State Department.

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1 posted on 08/18/2010 5:41:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Muslims are now cleared to remove the Lincoln Monument and build a Mosque there.

They have won.


2 posted on 08/18/2010 5:44:34 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I am currently under federal investigation by the DNC for my opposition to the Ground Zero mosque.)
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To: NoLibZone
Doesn't the Constitution expressly forbid government spending taxpayer money to promote a particular religion?

Funny how clown leftist commies see a 'seperation of church & state' where there is none, yet cannot see what is plainly written?

3 posted on 08/18/2010 5:44:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: NoLibZone

Thank god it’s not “Separation of Mosque and State”. :)


4 posted on 08/18/2010 5:45:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: NoLibZone

Rauf starts his tour Thursday in Bahrain and ends it in the United Arab Emirates Sept. 2. At each stop he is expected to discuss Muslim life in America and promote religious tolerance.

On his upcoming trip, Rauf will be in Manama, Bahrain, from Thursday until Monday; Doha, Qatar, from Aug. 24 to Aug. 27 and in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from Aug. 28 to Sept. 2.

(I hope someone is following this guy..who is he meeting with, what is he saying?)


5 posted on 08/18/2010 5:48:36 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: NoLibZone

This Muslim psycho is spreading intolerance by poking a stick in our eye. This foreign born parasite (sucking at the State Department’s tit) is promoting Muslim triumphalism.

Same old shyte his fake prophet did. Demoralize and conquer the infidel however you can


6 posted on 08/18/2010 5:49:45 PM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: roses of sharon

Can someone explain how in the sam hill this guy is getting standard federal reimbursement for his travel expenses? Is he a government employee? A government contractor of some kind? Why is he getting taxpayer money to go on a fundraising mission? Is this legal? Who authorized it? This doesn’t pass the “smell” test.


7 posted on 08/18/2010 5:52:03 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: NoLibZone
I hope Nasty's Democrat opponent has a TV ad on this ready to roll.
8 posted on 08/18/2010 5:55:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: NoLibZone
Keyword;"demsaremsulim'

NoLibZone, if you put this keyword no one will find it as you mispelled muslim.

(dems are msulim)LOL!

9 posted on 08/18/2010 5:56:20 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: NoLibZone
It's going to be such a glorious day when these vermin are run out of office, and even better... out of this country. Cuba would be a good place.
10 posted on 08/18/2010 5:56:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: NoLibZone

“Obama” in Farsi means “he is with us”...

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1074020#ixzz0x0JiHNFD


11 posted on 08/18/2010 5:56:28 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Obama" in Farsi="He is with us."http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1074020#ixzz0x0JiHNFD-combat_boots)
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To: NoLibZone

...looks like the public has a right to look under Miss Nancy’s skirt or, at least, into her bank account...


12 posted on 08/18/2010 5:59:26 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: GOPJ

...I read somewhere that the iman’s wife is also getting a middle east tour on our money ...can anyone confirm...?


13 posted on 08/18/2010 6:00:34 PM PDT by spokeshave (mess + 0bama = quagmire recession)
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To: roses of sharon

“”I hope someone is following this guy..who is he meeting with, what is he saying?””

I’ve thought the same thing. I’ve wondered if someone can “tail” him and attend all the meetings that he holds - I’ll bet they’ll be private and strangers would be noticed immediately.... Would the State Department not monitor the trip and meetings? Silly question!


14 posted on 08/18/2010 6:06:14 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: NoLibZone

I’m sure he will be telling the Muslims there they should let Christians build churches and/or carry Bibles.


15 posted on 08/18/2010 6:06:14 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: spokeshave

“”I read somewhere that the iman’s wife is also getting a middle east tour on our money ...can anyone confirm””

Haven’t seen anything on this but she’s one cool customer. Have you seen her on TV or video? Calm, cool, collected, soft voice - just like her husband. Neither are to be trusted. Anyone speaking like that has something to hide so they speak low and slow just in case they reveal their true agenda.


16 posted on 08/18/2010 6:10:35 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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I wonder if he can collect unemployment when the vacation is over.

17 posted on 08/18/2010 6:12:52 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: NoLibZone
So are the lefty's up for the State Dept subsidizing Pat Robertson going to Syria to promote religious tolerance?

Didn't think so.

18 posted on 08/18/2010 6:26:45 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: NoLibZone

$16,000.00 of blood money... our brother’s and sister’s blood spilt on 9/11/01. It is all on obama’s hands and he can’t wash it off.

LLS


19 posted on 08/18/2010 6:44:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The answer to your question is....Who is the President?


20 posted on 08/18/2010 7:13:36 PM PDT by pankot
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To: pankot
Do you have an answer for this?

Are MY tax dollars being used to pay for this man's private journey to increase religious tolerance?

For real?

WHO STAMPED THE OK on this?

DO I have a right to know WHO is abusing my tax dollars?

What in the HELL IS GOING ON HERE!

21 posted on 08/18/2010 7:32:28 PM PDT by Republic (Is it even possible that uhbama is really as totally inept as he appears? My gosh! He is a joke.)
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To: NoLibZone

Another sinful waste of taxpayer money. Yet our brilliant leader had to put together a commission to recommend budget savings which won’t report back until after the November election.

I’d rather pick 5 taxpayers (note I said taxpayers) at random and give them the task of going through the federal budget and balancing it within one week. No doubt this $16,000 would be saved immediately.


22 posted on 08/18/2010 8:07:43 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: NoLibZone

Boy oh boy! This imam guy is laughing his a$$ off right now at the United States!


23 posted on 08/18/2010 8:53:58 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: NoLibZone
Screw the lying raghead(s) let's cal a spade a sspade here. Cordoba House? Everyone know the slaughters of cordoba, and the dhimmi ways, killed if not obsquious to shar'ai law. There is no difference in 1400 years of HX; still building victory mosques, still lying, still the same fanatic cult

Come and get me Pelosi you snot nosed menopausal little two faced lunatic wench, I'm waiting.

24 posted on 08/18/2010 9:47:42 PM PDT by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."DDE)
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To: NoLibZone; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


25 posted on 08/19/2010 12:24:21 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NoLibZone

Whay aren’t the atheists suing to stop this. Isn’t this the gov’t promoting religion? Unconstitutional?


26 posted on 08/19/2010 12:36:20 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Nachum

Nancy should be investigated...


27 posted on 08/19/2010 3:43:27 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: NoLibZone

they cant rebuild the church that was lost at ground zero but a mosque can be built.


28 posted on 08/19/2010 3:44:42 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: NoLibZone

Where’s the ACLU. Tax money being used for a “religion”.


29 posted on 08/19/2010 6:48:37 AM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: NoLibZone
From the article: "We value his participation as a religious figure here in the United States who can help people overseas understand the role that religion plays in our society," he said.

Ha...wonder if our government ever paid Billy Graham a per diem and covered the costs for him to tour around the world to talk about religion in America??? Or any of our religious leaders. I think I know the answer to that one.

30 posted on 08/19/2010 6:51:19 AM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: NoLibZone

Hey, how about paying Billy Graham to go on a tour raising money to build a Baptist church across the street from the Grand Mosque in Mecca?

Just to show we can all get along?


31 posted on 08/19/2010 7:40:01 AM PDT by cookcounty ("I can see November from my house!" ---Sarah Palin)
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To: CitizenM

Beat me to it!


32 posted on 08/19/2010 7:41:20 AM PDT by cookcounty ("I can see November from my house!" ---Sarah Palin)
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To: CitizenM

Obama has made separation of church and state QUITE CLEAR.

__SEE VIDEO BELOW__

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zGMuN_Ep38

Taxpayers are funding this Imam Unity Mosque thing so what happened to Mister separation of church and state OBAMA?
Why aren’t taxpayers funding Pat Robertson in the name of unity?

Obama’s anti-Christianity is showing.


33 posted on 08/19/2010 8:25:13 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoLibZone

The MSM covering this for Obama and Pelosi is DISGUSTING.

The MSM need to all join Obama’s campaign officially.
Thank God people are wide awake to the MSM bias.


34 posted on 08/19/2010 8:36:32 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoLibZone

35 posted on 08/19/2010 9:03:34 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: skeeter
see post # 33
36 posted on 08/19/2010 9:06:25 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Republic
WHO STAMPED THE OK on this?

State Department >>> Hillary Clinton >>> Barack Hussein Obama. Mmmm...mmm...mmm

37 posted on 08/19/2010 9:12:47 AM PDT by hattend (Like a termite to wood, Obama only wants to destroy - Mark Levin)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The Left slithers from the 'seperation of church & state' argument to the 'freedom of speech' argument as easily as sliding on a pair of pants, depending upon the religion.

We REALLY need to start holding them accountable for their hypocricy.

38 posted on 08/19/2010 9:15:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: roses of sharon

Sorry, but Infidels aren’t allowed in the Mosque. So the CIA will have to wait outside.


39 posted on 08/19/2010 9:24:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: crosshairs

Pelosi says it is ok so move along.


40 posted on 08/19/2010 9:30:48 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: skeeter

The media are being held accountable the ones that vote and pay attention KNOW that they are working in Obama’s campaign.


41 posted on 08/19/2010 9:31:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: skeeter

http://www.pollingreport.com/media.htm


42 posted on 08/19/2010 9:34:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
While that is good news, the MSM scum still have a disproportionate ability to set the agenda.

And we're running out of time.

43 posted on 08/19/2010 9:41:57 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: NoLibZone

...and who runs the State Department? Hillary of course.


44 posted on 08/19/2010 9:56:30 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: raven92876

ping


45 posted on 08/19/2010 10:11:49 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: NoLibZone

The secretly funded cabal that is against putting the mosque there sure is doing a great job. Seventy percent of the people polled don’t want it there. /s


46 posted on 08/19/2010 10:11:49 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: NoLibZone

The secretly funded cabal that is against putting the mosque there sure is doing a great job. Seventy percent of the people polled don’t want it there. /s


47 posted on 08/19/2010 10:11:58 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: All
"For evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing." - Edmund Burke


A Christian Nation cannot put up a Christmas scene of the baby Jesus in a public place, but the Muslims can stop normal traffic every Friday










This is in New York City on Madison Avenue EVERY FRIDAY, not in France or the Middle East or Yemen or Kenya.

http://www.resistnet.com/group/thecornerstoneofthenation/forum/topics/this-is-nyc-on-madison
48 posted on 08/19/2010 11:01:44 AM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: NoLibZone

You know, I want the separation of church and state thingy to apply.

The government of the United States has no business promoting religion.


49 posted on 08/19/2010 11:06:55 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: EBH
In the meantime, judges want to remove the crosses of police officers killed. FREEDOM OF RELIGION FOR THEM BUT NOT FOR US. We HAVE to keep on fighting hard to save OUR christianity in the US.
50 posted on 08/19/2010 11:13:29 AM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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