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Mayor Rejects Prince's $10M Donation
Newsday ^ | 10-11-01 | Amanda Barrett and Joshua Robin

Posted on 10/11/2001 2:15:51 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:49:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani rejected a $10 million donation to the Twin Towers fund from a Saudi prince today after learning that the billionaire followed the gift with a press release that stated that Israelis slaughtered Palestinians daily and blamed American policies toward Israel for the attacks on the World Trade Center.

“We are not accepting the check, said Sunny Mindel, the mayor’s director of communication.

Amjed Shacker, a spokesman for Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the man’s sixth richest man, was not aware of the check until a reporter informed him.


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1 posted on 10/11/2001 2:15:51 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good for Giuliani. If that Prince wants to "support us" then he should truly support us.
2 posted on 10/11/2001 2:18:23 PM PDT by Silly
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Giuliani should have accepted the check and earmarked it for the purchase of 5 Tomahawk missiles.
3 posted on 10/11/2001 2:18:49 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This continues to be the problem with Muslim leaders - they just can't seem to categorically decry the attacks and call for public shunning of the attackers. They always want to add some disclaimer about Israel, Vietnam "excesses", US materialism/decadence, blah, blah, blah....

Can we not simply call the 9/11 and it's perps evil - or must all Muslims justify themselves with this additional nonsense?

4 posted on 10/11/2001 2:20:14 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Please tell me that Giuliani will run against Hillary in the next election.
5 posted on 10/11/2001 2:21:13 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good for Rudy! $10 million was a cheap price for a Saudi Prince to pay for the privilige of spreading more anti-American, anti-Iraeli propaganda. Rudy just yanked him off his soap box, and spanked him!
6 posted on 10/11/2001 2:22:51 PM PDT by passionfruit
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Stick it up your burqa, Prince...
7 posted on 10/11/2001 2:24:52 PM PDT by Lexington Green
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Way to go Rudy. When I heard about the check and the accompanying statements, my immediate reaction was "send it back". Glad to know Rudy heard me (from 800 miles away)!
8 posted on 10/11/2001 2:25:17 PM PDT by 6ppc
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To: passionfruit
Too bad he couldn't smack him.
9 posted on 10/11/2001 2:25:58 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Rudolph Giuliani is one of those rare politicians with ethics and class. I salute you, Mr. Mayor!
10 posted on 10/11/2001 2:25:58 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: GVgirl
Here's praying he does girl. . . Top
11 posted on 10/11/2001 2:26:29 PM PDT by TheTopRead
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To: afraidfortherepublic
tell the prince to send it to israel. or, better yet, have the saudis and other islamic nuts relocate the islamic nuts in lebanon and israel to saudi arabia. i'm tiring of the 'moderates'. no, i'm just plain sick and tired of them completely.
12 posted on 10/11/2001 2:26:37 PM PDT by Anonymous2
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Yes, whenever these ragheads start dissing Israel, they are really dodging the ball on the root cause and perpetuate a LARGE part of the problem. Support for Israel should not get 6,000 Americans killed. Nor should perceived American arrogance or any other BS tripe out of these regressive humanoids. They need to look within and find the root under their own trees.
13 posted on 10/11/2001 2:27:11 PM PDT by Liberals are Evil Socialists!
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Note to Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal:


BITE ME!!!!

14 posted on 10/11/2001 2:30:02 PM PDT by Fred
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Well done, Mr. Mayor. And now that you've sorted out New York City, would you consider fixing London?

Regards, Ivan

FreeBritannia.co.uk
15 posted on 10/11/2001 2:30:58 PM PDT by MadIvan
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Well done, Mr. Mayor. And now that you've sorted out New York City, would you consider fixing London?

Regards, Ivan

FreeBritannia.co.uk
16 posted on 10/11/2001 2:31:02 PM PDT by MadIvan
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To: NittanyLion
I thought you could get ten tomahawks for ten million.
17 posted on 10/11/2001 2:31:32 PM PDT by ar10
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To: GVgirl
Please tell me that Giuliani will run against Hillary in the next election.

Oh how I hope so. It would be sooooooooooooooo joyous for those heinous people to be removed from our government once and for all.

MM

18 posted on 10/11/2001 2:31:40 PM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Pronouncing the terrorism was "a tremendous crime" on site was a good thing. Blaming it on anything at all later, was a bad thing. There is NO JUSTIFICATION for these acts of terrorism, so linking it is unacceptable.

I am always amazed when the middle-easterners refer the the deaths at the hands of the Israelis as if they were totally unrelated to anything perpetrated against them.

19 posted on 10/11/2001 2:32:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: GVgirl
"Please tell me that Giuliani will run against Hillary in the next election."

Me likes the sound of that.
20 posted on 10/11/2001 2:33:33 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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