Saturday, August 14, 2010

Muslim Mosques - Charge: Taxpayer Money Promoting Islam Worldwide - Baptist Press

American taxpayer money is being used to build mosques and otherwise promote Islam, according to a conservative watchdog group, a Washington newspaper and a Middle East commentator. The American Center for Law and Justice has called on the U.S. State Department to remove Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in New York, from a taxpayer-funded trip to the Middle East to discuss Muslim life in America and religious tolerance. "This shows a tremendous lack of judgment on behalf of the State Department and for the American taxpayers to be funding this global journey is not only wrong, but deeply offensive," Jay Sekulow, ACLJ's chief counsel, said Aug. 10. "We demand that the State Department put a halt to the imam's participation in this publicly-funded trip.".........."Americans also may be surprised to learn that the United States has been an active participant in mosque construction projects overseas," The Times said. "In April, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso E. Lenhardt helped cut the ribbon at the 12th-century Kizimkazi Mosque, which was refurbished with assistance from the United States under a program to preserve culturally significant buildings.

"The U.S. government also helped save the Amr Ebn El Aas Mosque in Cairo, shown in photo, which dates back to 642," the newspaper said. "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 with U.S. taxpayer funds."  Read more........ You will be shocked to learn about how our taxes are being used to fund these mosques, please read, this is knowledge we must know.  The World Trade Center Mosque in New York is only one of many.

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