Tuesday, August 10, 2010

State Department funding Imam trip to Saudi Arabia

According to the New York Post:

The imam behind a plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero is set to depart on a multi-country jaunt to the Middle East funded by the State Department -- raising concerns that taxpayers may be helping him with the controversial project's $100 million fund-raising goal.

Feisal Abdul Rauf is taking the publicly funded trip to foster "greater understanding" about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States, the State Department confirmed yesterday.

Can someone tell me why it is an unconstitutional violation of separation of church and state to have the Ten Commandments posted in a court house, but it is not an unconstitutional violation of separation of church and state for the U.S. government to spend public tax dollars to fund a trip by a Muslim Imam specifically designed to promote Islam.

And how do you promote greater understanding about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States by sending this Imam to Saudi Arabia? This is the guy who wants to spit in the faces of 911 victims by building his monumental mosque next to the 911 site! Is that the image of American Muslims the Obama administration wants to present to Saudi Arabia?

And by the way, in case you don't think building a gigantic Mosque next to the 911 site is to spit in the face of 911 victims and all Americans, just imagine if someone were to propose building an "American Patriotic Center" in Hiroshima. How do you think that would be perceived in Japan?

Or how do you think Muslims would feel if England wanted to build a memorial to the crusades near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem!

Since we're talking about greater understanding, why don't we fund leaders of Jewish and Christian communities in America to go to Saudi Arabia to promote greater understanding. Certainly the people of Saudi Arabia could benefit more from understanding Christians and Jews than they could from greater understanding Islam in America. After all, everyone is Saudi Arabia already understands Islam quite well.

Oh, that's right, Saudi Arabia would NEVER allow a prominent Christian or Jew on a tour of Saudi Arabia to promote greater interfaith understanding!

Those in the Obama administration are either out of their minds, or they have a very definite pro-Muslim, anti-Jew, anti-Christian (and anti-American) agenda. And the latter is very definitely unconstitutional!

1 comment:

St.Lee said...

Perhaps it is time to retire the worn out phrase "separation of church and state" and call it by a more accurate name: "Separation of Christianity and State."