Skip to comments.US spending $16,000 for imam's Mideast tour [ As Nancy calls for Investigation of Mosque Critics]
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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Muslims are now cleared to remove the Lincoln Monument and build a Mosque there.
They have won.
Funny how clown leftist commies see a 'seperation of church & state' where there is none, yet cannot see what is plainly written?
Thank god it’s not “Separation of Mosque and State”. :)
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?)
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
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.
NoLibZone, if you put this keyword no one will find it as you mispelled muslim.
(dems are msulim)LOL!
“Obama” in Farsi means “he is with us”...
...looks like the public has a right to look under Miss Nancy’s skirt or, at least, into her bank account...
...I read somewhere that the iman’s wife is also getting a middle east tour on our money ...can anyone confirm...?
“”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!
I’m sure he will be telling the Muslims there they should let Christians build churches and/or carry Bibles.
“”I read somewhere that the imans 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.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I wonder if he can collect unemployment when the vacation is over.
Didn't think so.
$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.
The answer to your question is....Who is the President?
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