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'Ground Zero' imam on Mideast tour to make Islam 'Americanized'
Post ^ | August 21, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE and CHARLES HURT

Posted on 08/21/2010 11:31:07 AM PDT by george76

The imam behind the plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero surfaced yesterday far from the controversy -- in Bahrain, where he's on a taxpayer-funded trip to the Middle East to spread good will.

Appearing in public for the first time in weeks, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, speaking at a mosque near Bahrain's capital of Manama, said he wants to "Americanize" Islam -- but dodged questions about the uproar over his planned mosque and community center.

This is Rauf's fourth US-sponsored trip to the region

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aclu; aoc; cordobainitiative; doc; feisalabdulrauf; groundzero; groundzeroimam; groundzeromosque; imam; mosque; rauf

1 posted on 08/21/2010 11:31:09 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Americanize” Islam “

They’ve already done that....”American born terrorist”


2 posted on 08/21/2010 11:32:50 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: george76

Islam is a war plan.


3 posted on 08/21/2010 11:33:34 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: george76
"Americanize" Islam

ROTFL! More proof that the anti-America crowd is becoming more desperate every day.

4 posted on 08/21/2010 11:34:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: george76
what a lie..he already stated that he intends to make Shir ea the law in the US.
5 posted on 08/21/2010 11:34:48 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Gene Eric

“Taxpayer funded” trip.

Where are the “separation of church and state” crowd and the ACLU?


6 posted on 08/21/2010 11:35:21 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: george76
...he's on a taxpayer-funded trip...

Gee, isn't this a violation of the so-called "establishment clause", the club that Christianity constantly gets beaten over the head with?

7 posted on 08/21/2010 11:35:29 AM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: george76

No, they want to Islamize America. And we know it.


8 posted on 08/21/2010 11:37:57 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: george76

“make Islam ‘Americanized’”

Topless suicide bombers?


9 posted on 08/21/2010 11:40:08 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: george76

Why isn’t Hillary Clinton being asked about this? It’s her department - the funding for this trip came from her department’s budget ... why don’t any of the talking heads ask her about this?


10 posted on 08/21/2010 11:41:35 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: george76

If they were going to make islam conform to American values, they would have to throw away the qu’oran and disavow its evil pedophile author (may he burn in hell between pig’s intestines for eternity).


11 posted on 08/21/2010 11:43:28 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: george76

There is nothing ‘American’ about islam, or barack obama.


12 posted on 08/21/2010 11:43:43 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: haroldeveryman
Topless suicide bombers?

You've got my interest.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

13 posted on 08/21/2010 11:46:08 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: george76

Liberals have no problem with this list?

(1)Muslim women have to wear the veil.
(2) Islam encourages wife beating.
(3) The woman inherits only half what a man can inherit.
(4)The woman’s testimony is equal only to half of the man’s testimony.
(5)Muslim woman cannot have jobs outside their homes.
(6)Polygamy is strongly recommended.
(7)Men status is higher than that of the women. (Goes into the Eve problem and Christians)
(8) Muslim Women cannot have education.
(9)Women cannot share in the political life in their communities.
(10)Women cannot pray, fast, do Hajj or Ummrah during menstruation.
(11)Women are stoned to death for Adultery.
(12)Muslim women cannot marry Jewish or Christian men.
(13)Muslim women do not have the right to divorce their husbands.
(14)Compensation for the murder of a woman is half the going rate for men.
(15)For a woman to prove rape, four adult males of “impeccable” character must witness the incident.
(16)The legal age for girls to marry tends to be very young.
(17)Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation.
(18) Muslim women are not allowed to drive.
(19) Typically, fathers win custody of boys over the age of six and girls after the onset of puberty.
(20) Women must be segregated form men in public, work and places of worship.
(21) “honor killings” of women: Murders by husbands or male relatives of women suspected of disobedience, usually a sexual indiscretion or marriage against the family’s wishes.
(22) “Morality Police” keeps control on the behaviour of women.
(23) Women cannot travel freely except in the company of a male relative, “mahram.”


14 posted on 08/21/2010 11:47:35 AM PDT by jessduntno (The Grand Old Potty needs to be flushed ... vote Conservative in November.)
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To: george76; Marty62; Radagast the Fool; Sister_T; A_perfect_lady; Ken522; The Comedian

Since we’re paying for this boondogle, can we get some videos or transcripts from the state department of his speeches and meetings there?


15 posted on 08/21/2010 11:58:18 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48
Since we’re paying for this boondogle, can we get some videos or transcripts from the state department of his speeches and meetings there?

He's probably leading the Iranians in a "Death to America" rally.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

16 posted on 08/21/2010 12:02:08 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Radagast the Fool; Sister_T

“Where are the “separation of church and state” crowd and the ACLU?”

You don’t understand - its “separation of church and state” not “separation of mosque and state”.


17 posted on 08/21/2010 12:02:53 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: george76
Yeah we can Americanize it,Just turn the mosques into morgues that will do nicely.
18 posted on 08/21/2010 12:04:39 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: The Comedian

Thanks a lot! That’s the end of that fantasy.


19 posted on 08/21/2010 12:16:10 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: george76

The wrong is the double standard. While the government attacks Christians symbols and traditions they support an alien foreign creed WHICH HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO SUPPLANT DESTROY REPLACE OUR WAY OF LIFE BY USING OUR OWN LAWS AGAINST US. Moreover in their catechism it states that they are permitted to lie to achieve their goals, therefore nothing they say about their intentions can be believed.

Reno & the Fed had no problem twisting the laws to murder the people at Waco although they didn’t announce plans to destroy the government. I guess it was “for the children.” Well if they really cared about the children why is there no outrage about the stoning of 13 yr old girls?

What kind of “outreach” in a building that does not allow visitors into their rooms of worship? Non-converts would not be allowed into the auditoriums where they preach their vitriol against us. Didn’t the Fed just support a rule that made it mandatory for Christian students to accept non-believers as members and officials of their campus organization?

Muslims insult everybody else 5 times a day:

The Fatiha (Opening) is the first sura (chapter) of the Qur’an and most common prayer of Islam. If you’re a pious Muslim who prays the five requisite daily prayers of Islam, you will recite the Fatiha seventeen times in the course of those prayers.

From Wafa Sultan’s book “A God Who Hates” pg. 168:

“A Muslim prays five times a day, and on each occasion he recites the Fatiha, the first verse of the Koran, a number of times. This verse describes Christians as “those who have gone astray” and Jews as “those who have incurred Your wrath.” We see from this that Muslims execrate Christians and Jews a number of times in the course of a single prayer, which they repeat five times a day.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2571913/posts

32 posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 9:40:00 PM by wtd

The Americazation of muslims includes 1) renouncing sharia law 2) throwing away the burquas 3) opening up their sanctuaries to the public 4) re-writing their prayers 5) telling the truth


20 posted on 08/21/2010 12:16:51 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: george76

Obama is successful in Americanizing Marxism, so why not Americanize Islam? Obama would love to see America become a Muslim state with him as the Caliph. If it would put a burka over Michelle, it might be worth it.


21 posted on 08/21/2010 12:25:36 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Nosterrex

No, it would not be worth it. Michelle O. is not an ugly woman, she’s ordinary. Besides you know what they sing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=Qh9ZZgDqzAg&feature=related


22 posted on 08/21/2010 1:44:07 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: george76
[The cleric also said he was working on a way to "Americanize Islam," but didn't offer any details.]
 
Well, how 'bout you folks work out the "details" over in the Middle East then, before building the "Americanized" WTC Victory Mosque - otay?
 
When Saudi Arabia is a Secular Republic - and Christian churches, Buddhist Temples, Wiccan circles or whatever are allowed equal freedom and protection there - then I might believe it.
 
Until then... NO SALE.

23 posted on 08/21/2010 7:33:55 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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