Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria says US funding mosque construction
But of course. Trouble is, most Western governments have been financing mosques and madrassas and covered it up. Australia has been funding Islamic indoctrination centers for a long time, but in the U.S. the constitution forbids it: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” so this is something that deserves a closer look.
Newsweek, the Washington Post’s former progressive stepchild, published an op-ed by Fareed Zakaria, the in-house lapdog for the Administration, extolling the virtues of building the Ground Zero Mosque. A couple of sentences demand a great deal more explanation.
- Sheik yer’mami reported, here:Â Fareed’s Jihad â€” Winds Of Jihad
- Guy Who Paid $4.8 Million For Victory Mosque Property Was, In 2002, a… Waiter (Ace)
- Not so fast: Planners of Islamic supremacist Ground Zero mega-mosque don’t own the whole site
- “We Muslims know the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation” (Is Tarek Fatah getting cold feet? the old liar tells the truth, for once…)
To that end, early in its tenure the Bush administration began a serious effort to seek out and support “moderate Islam”. Since then, Washington has funded mosques, schools, institutes, and community centers that are trying to modernize Islam around the world.
We should be encouraging groups like the one behind this project, not demonizing them. Were this mosque being built in a foreign city, chances are that the U.S. government would be funding it.
Perhaps we all missed the memo where US taxpayers are gleefully funding Islamic “mosques, schools, institutes, and community centers” around the globe. Of course, US troops have restored hundreds of schools and community centers in Iraq and Afghanistan, but mosques and Islamic institutes? This seems very difficult to believe.
So, as an enraged and curious taxpaying citizen, I have a few questions for Mr. Zakaria, our Congress and this Administration. What are the locations, costs, and dates of construction of these US taxpayer-funded mosques and Islamic institutes? If some of these mosques were built in the America, didn’t anyone contact the ACLU? (I would pay real money to be in “the room” during that discussion.) What particular piece of Congressional legislation authorized US taxpayer dollars to be spent on these mosques and Islamic institutes? Did our government apportion these funds fairly and equally between the Shi’a, Sunni, and Sufi sects of Islam?
The Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” I’m damn sure spending US taxpayer dollars on constructing mosques was not envisioned by the Founding Fathers nor by the overwhelming majority of American citizens.