Tax dollars to build mosques
U.S. underwrites fundraising tour for Islamic shrine at Ground Zero (WaPo)
Americans may be surprised to learn that theÂ United States has been an active participant in mosque construction projects overseas. In April, U.S. Ambassador to TanzaniaÂ Alfonso E. Lenhardt helped cut the ribbon at the 12th-century Kizimkazi Mosque, which was refurbished with assistance from theÂ United States under a program to preserve culturally significant buildings. TheÂ U.S. government also helped save the Amr Ebn El Aas Mosque in Cairo, which dates back to 642. The mosque’s namesake was the Muslim conqueror of Christian Egypt, who built the structure on the site where he had pitched his tent before doing battle with the country’s Byzantine rulers. For those who think the Ground Zero Mosque is an example of “Muslim triumphalism” glorifying conquest, the Amr Ebn El Aas Mosque is an example of such a monument – and one paid for withÂ U.S. taxpayer funds.
The mosques being rebuilt by theÂ United States are used for religious worship, which raises important First Amendment questions.Â U.S.taxpayer money should not be used to preserve and promote Islam, even abroad. Â Â More
“The State Department has no responsibility to send fruitcakes around as if they are representatives of America,” says former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, who told Fox News that Imam Rauf should be dumped from the trip and that the State Department should investigate how he was included in the first place.Â Israel Matzav: Pro-Hamas truther Imam to represent US in Muslim countries …
From the Religion of Peace:
1500 Pakistanis perished in flooding last week. The survivors won’t be getting much help from fellow Muslims, much less the Christian medical workers who were murdered. . . (Islam Monitor)
Islam’s Problem a Lack of Modernity? (Sultan Knish)
“The problem is not that Islam is not modern, it is that it is not civilized.”
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