From Fox News;
An advocacy group fighting the so-called Ground Zero Mosque has called on the State Department to back off plans to sponsor the imam of that controversial mosque on an upcoming trip to the Middle East.
The State Department confirmed Tuesday that the administration is sponsoring Feisal Abdul Rauf’s trip to Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which is described as part of a program to send Muslims abroad to educate other countries about the role of religion in the United States. Rauf made similar trips during the Bush administration.
Well, well, well, As if the American tax payer isn’t on the hook enough already what with the TARP, the stimulus, Government Motors, Fannie and Freddie, Obamacare, etal. Are those people in Washington D.C. complete morons or what? Ooops, lets also not forget FLOTUS’s mega-trip to Spain, also on the taxpayer’s dime. That was nicely covered as a “State” visit because the First Biyatch met and shook hands with the King of Spain. Wonder witch one got the biggest “tingle”?
The Imam is going on this trip to raise the $100 million necessary to build the disputed mosque near Ground Zero. It’s being covered as “Muslim Outreach”. Outreach my ass.
On a semi-related note, Greg Gutfield of “Redeye” on late night fox news, has investors lined up to help him open an Islamic gay bar right next door to the proposed mosque. He figures since muslims are “so tolerant”, they won’t mind. Gutfield even plans to have one floor exclusively serve non-alcoholic drinks so as not to offend muslim sensibilities.
Wonder if Mayor Bloomberg will be as sypathetic to building the gay bar as he about building the mosque?