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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pro-Hamas truther Imam to represent US in Muslim countries

This is simply beyond belief. We come back to the Ground Zero mosque once again, but this time there is an Israel connection to it.

The imam who is behind the mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is being sent by the Obama administration to represent the United States on a trip to Muslim countries around the Middle East. And in the video I'm about to show you, we learn a couple of other things about the imam. We learn that he doesn't consider Hamas - which has turned suicide bombing into a political tactic - a terror organization. And we learn that he believes that the US was behind the 9/11 attacks.

Let's go to the videotape. I'll have more below (Hat Tip: NY Nana).

Here's more from Fox News:
"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.

"I am just amazed that he could be selected to represent our country speaking around the world," Bolton observes.

Imam Rauf has been a lightning rod for many.

While Time magazine called him "The Moderate Imam Behind The 'Ground Zero Mosque,'” he recently refused to call Hamas a terrorist organization and he has said that the United States was partly to blame for the terrorist attacks on 9-11.

In an interview with "60 Minutes," in 2001, Rauf claimed that U.S. policies were quote, “an accessory" to the 9-11 attacks.

He also was quoted in a 2008 interview for "Malaysia Matters" saying that "when people feel they've been humiliated, when people feel they've been frustrated, when people feel they've been ignored, when people feel justice is not meted, then they feel the need to conflagrate."

The controversy over the Mosque, and the Imam's views, haven't stopped the Obama administration from planning to send him soon as part of a special State Department cultural program, that reportedly includes stops in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley praised the Imam, calling him "a distinguished Muslim cleric," who is part of a program where "we send people from Muslim communities here in this country around the world to help people overseas to understand our society and the role of religion within our society."

Crowley also said that fundraising on the Imam's trip for the Islamic Center would not be allowed.
And the story even has a blame Bush angle to it (no, I'm not agreeing with what Bush did on this either):
It turns out that this government supported trip will be the Imam's third with the State Department. Crowley said the first was in 2007, during the Bush administration, and that Rauf went to Egypt this past January.

"We have a long term relationship with him," Crowley explained. "His work on tolerance and religious diversity is well known and he brings a moderate perspective to foreign audiences on what it is like to be a practicing Muslim in the United States."
Supporting Hamas and attributing responsibility to the United States is what passes for 'moderate' in the US these days?

Read the whole thing.

While I'm on the subject of the mosque, I want to follow up on the story about the gay bar trying to open next door to it (yes, to the commenter who asked, it's a real story). The mosque's spokesman reacted to that news on Tuesday without the slightest hint of irony (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
You’re free to open whatever you like. If you won’t consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you’re not going to build dialog.
You don't say....

Read the whole thing.


At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philistines upon you, America.

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

"If you won’t consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you’re not going to build dialog."

Ok, can we stop laughing now?

Lets change one single word here, and see if this center, whose purpose is supposed to be to "build dialog", makes sense.

"If you won’t consider the sensibilities of Americans, you’re not going to build dialog."

Its not the irony thats stunning, its the hypocrisy. They care not a whit about the feelings of the Americans their co-religionists butchered right down the street from the proposed site. Yet they take personal affront to people doing exactly as they are doing.

Now, why would that be? Because their actions are a provocation?


Personally, I am ok with them opening a center there. Just as I am ok with a continuous set of protests out in front of the center. And a kosher deli opening up next to it. And a gay bar on the other side. And a church in plain view, with bells tolling.

We can see exactly how hypocritical these people are by their reactions to this.

Its America after all, we have freedom here, of religion, of speech, of congregation, among many others.

We don't have to like what they say, but they have a right to say it. Lets see how tolerant of that they can be.

Anyone want to take bets?

At 6:22 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

These vampires only understand force.

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Thanks for the hat tip,Carl. To me it is just further proof what 'religion' Hussein is a member of.

When I saw that on Foxnews, I had to look twice. And yet there are actually Jews who think that Hussein is wonderful. I believe that they also consider themselves Jewish...who are, of course still Dems.

I hope that there will be a nation-wide demonstration against the Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf's appointment by Hussein....it beggars belief, knowing just how evil he is. And that the mosque will never, ever be built.


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