Juan Williams: White Votes Are Irrelevant (Moonbattery)
For a while I thought that this token negro was more intelligent than the previously fired Â Â Cop-killer apologist Marc Lamont Hill. Turns out Â I was wrong…..
We know that terror is funded through the use of “islamic charities.” The most glaring example was the Holy LandÂ terror funding trial, the largestÂ in US history. CAIR, ISNA, MAS, MSA were all named fronts forÂ the MuslimÂ Brotherhood and co-conspirators. Â Â Atlas Shrugs
Whole lotta mosque building going on
What else, that is, in addition to Ground-Zero-Mega-Mosque Imam Rauf’s likely fund-raisingÂ gig in five, oil rich countries?
Just as it has greatly, very greatly,Â disturbed 68% of you registered voters to learn of plans to build a $100 million dollar mosque financed perhaps by the very ones who underwrote the 9/11 slaughter, it will likely disturb you to learn that the State Department has been hard at work â€“ on your dime â€“ rebuilding of mosques in foreign countries.
TheÂ Washington Times reports:
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 â€“ and one paid for withÂ U.S. taxpayer funds.
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By what lights is U.S. citizens’ money being used to preserve and advance Islam? What of First Amendment considerations about the use of public moneys for religious worship? Our government claims murkiness on these issues but nonetheless forges ahead in constructing mosque abroad:
In July 2009, the Office of the Inspector General published an audit ofÂ U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID) faith-based and community initiatives that examined whether government funds were being used for religious activities. The auditors found that whileÂ USAID was funding some religious activities, officials were “uncertain of whether such uses of Agency funding violate Agency regulations or the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution” when balanced against foreign-policy objectives.
Casting uncertainty to the winds, our government proceeded to rebuild the Al Shuhada Mosque in Fallujah, Iraq, in the anticipation of
such benefits as “stimulating the economy, enhancing a sense of pride in the community, reducing opposition to international relief organizations operating in Fallujah, and reducing incentives among young men to participate in violence or insurgent groups.”
But here’s the rub:
Section 205.1(d) of title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations prohibitsÂ USAID funds from being used for the rehabilitation of structures to the extent that those structures are used for “inherently religious activities.”
TheÂ Times is right: “It is impossible to separate religion from a mosque; any such projects will necessarily support Islam.”
Our taxpayer money should not be used to preserve and promulgate Islam. Nor should it be spent on a tour for Rauf that endows him with both access and the U.S. stamp of approval.