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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Talk About Pork: Spending Tax Money on Mosques

Nadene Goldfoot
Our USA government must pare down its spending and we hope they come up with a budget plan by August 2nd.   The Washington Times reported as early as last August that our government has been paying for construction projects for mosques oversees and may be planning to help out Feisal Abdul Rauf, American iman,  in building a mosque near the 9/11 disaster, much to the consternation of many New Yorkers. 

The shocking revelation told that US taxpayers supported a mosque in Tanzania, East Africa near Kenya  in April, involved in a program to preserve culturally significant buildings.  They're turning out to be only mosques.  Another mosque was updated in Cairo by us. 

This brings up First Amendment facts.  Are we taxpayers paying for Islam this way?  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is involved.  We rebuilt a mosque in Fallujah, Iraq, and now may be involved with Rauf's building of a Mosque almost on 9/11's site. 

In the meantime, many American schools are crumbling from lack of financial planning and upkeep.  Why are we involved with supporting mosques out of the country?  Since when does the United States involve themselves with promoting and financing a religious building?   What do they think this has been?  A tax write-off?  This pork spending hopefully is grinding down to a complete halt. 

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