Editor’s Note – To paraphrase Glenn Beck, what kind of people sit on their backsides and fund their own demise???
In a clear double standard, we have the U.S. Government promoting and funding Islam, yet, Christians are not even allowed to pray in this country! Where are all the athiest groups who are relentlessly attacking Christianity as this takes place?
At some point, Americans have to figure out the fix is in…either we stand and fight for our principles and values, or they cease to exist. At the current rate, my money is on the latter.
State Dept. Pressed for Imam Book Explanation
By Emily Miller
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants the State Department to explain its use of taxpayer funds to purchase and distribute Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right With Islam.
“Certainly Senate Foreign Relations Committee members will want some briefing from the State Department,” Andy Fisher, the spokesman for Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations told HUMAN EVENTS. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had no immediate reaction to the controversy.
On the House side, Rep. Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), ranking Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, is “looking into the matter.” Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-Calif.) would not comment as of press time.
The State Department spent $10,000 of taxpayer funds to buy 2,000 copies of the book written by Ground Zero mosque promoter Feisal Abdul Rauf. U.S. embassy employees are distributing the book during the imam’s taxpayer-funded tour to Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
But the arrangement calls into question whether the U.S. government’s funding of a book which promotes the Muslim religion is in violation of the 1st Amendment’s separation of church and state.
The State Department defends the right to distribute this book by saying the book is not “religious.”
Read More – http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38802
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