Obama Rebuilds Mosques While Churches Burn

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While Christian churches are being destroyed on a near daily basis in Muslim countries throughout the world, the Obama administration is investing millions of dollars to rebuild overseas Islamic mosques and minarets.

According to the State Department, the mosque restoration program, first reported on back in 2010, is a “cultural preservation” project designed to “fight Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders.”

To that end, the State Department, through the US Agency for International Development, is spending millions to preserve mosques and minarets in 27 different Islamic countries.

While the State Department would not reveal the entire cost of its Muslim outreach program, it did acknowledge one restoration project, the refurbishing of Egypt’s 1,300-year-old Amr Ibn El-Aas Mosque, was part of a $770 million program to rebuild Cairo’s sewer system.

Perhaps the State Department’s reticence in sharing the full fiscal details of its taxpayer-funded Islamic goodwill project centered on the fact that federal regulations prohibit USAID funds from being used for saving structures which are used for “inherently religious activities.”

Of course, it should be noted, that the “inherently religious activities” of those overseas Islamic mosques includes preaching hatred of Jews, Christians and Americans, incitement to terrorist activity, and global imposition of Islamic rule.

In recent days, Muslim clerics in at least 20 Islamic countries have used these “houses of worship” to urge their congregations to take to the streets in violent protests to defend Islam over the release of the video “Innocence of Muslims.”

So, given that, it’s not surprising that the Obama administration’s diligent efforts to help preserve the religious heritage of Islam has failed to engender in its Muslim beneficiaries a similar respect toward preserving the religious heritage of Christianity in the Islamic world.

For example, while the State Department was busy repairing Egyptian mosques, scores of Egypt’s Coptic Christian churches were being burned down by Muslim mobs, one which included St. George’s Church in the Egyptian village of Merinab.

The 100-year-old St. George’s was in the midst of its own renovation when local Muslim sensibilities were offended by the presence of a cross, bell, and dome on the church’s roof. So, in the interest of “community peace,” church leaders agreed to take down the spire and cross, leaving the dome intact.

Unfortunately, that compromise proved insufficient to soothe Muslim outrage, leading a Muslim throng numbering in the thousands to descend on the church, burn it to the ground, while shouting, “Kill all the Christians.”

In 2010, the State Department provided monetary support for saving three mosques on Zanzibar Island off the coast of Tanzania, mosques which included the 900-year-old Kizimkazi mosque, considered one of the oldest Islamic buildings on the coast of East Africa.

That generous American donation was repaid in July 2012 when Muslim mobs, shouting, “Away with the church — we do not want infidels to spoil our community, especially our children,” burned down three Christian churches on Zanzibar Island.

In 2011 the State Department provided funds to restore the 15th century Gobarau Minaret in Katsina State in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north, an area which has become a virtual killing field for Christians at the hands of Muslim militants, led by the al-Qaeda-linked terror group Boko Haram.

Since 2009 over 288 Christian churches in Nigeria have been burned, thousands of Christian-owned homes destroyed, and over 2,000 Christians killed, including in July 2012 when fifty members of a northern Nigerian church were burned to death in their pastor’s house.

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  • objectivefactsmatter

    Stop all taxpayer support of anything Islamic. This is criminal, and treasonous to support these undeserving, hostile people for any reason but to promote a hypocritical religion that lies about others, and then claims to be offended when called to account for the lies…it's unprecedented.

    • guest
    • unc66

      Wrong. Stop all taxpayer support of anything of any specific religion…be it Moslem, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, etc.

      • http://arcticpatriot.com Arctic Patriot

        unc66 is absolutely correct.

        No coerced tax dollars to support anyone’s religion; in addition, not “foreign aid” to any other country, including Israel.

        It is the height of hypocrisy for any religious institution to accept funds taken from citizens by the state.

        AP

        • A Fair Go

          A large percentage of your population are people of faith who pay taxes . Not a reasonable reasons or argument. Are you suggesting that taxes should go only to people of non-faith positions… Now I would call that discriminatory. Non-faith people seem to want it both ways… they don't want a bite of the cake… they want the whole cake!

          I agree with you that your taxes not be used for such things. If the Arab Spring destroy their own mosques etc. let them pay for the rebuilding. Your US dollars could be better used for helping the genuinely needy across the globe or even in your own land…

          • Arctic Patriot

            I am not a "non-faith" person.

            Please see my site.

            I believe that any religious .org that accepts money that is coerced from taxpayers (that would be all tax dollars) not only shares in the theft/redistributivism being committed by the US Government, but makes itself beholden to the state. Not a good position. Even 501c3 religious organizations put themselves in a position of compromise.

            I am approaching this issue from the extreme opposite direction than what you would think. When this government submits itself to God, then things might be different. For now, Christian churches -for their own good- should stay far, far away from it.

  • zionit

    Agree – while Americans are facing breadlines –
    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2012/09/obamas-hidden
    .
    How dare state dept fecal policies be glorifying savagery – that's the whole 'point' of a minaret.

  • oldtimer

    ENOUGH……"cultural preservation"???? why should the US taxpayer support and preserve a culture of lies, hate, murder….evil.

  • SAM000

    Court reveals Iranian operatives in charge of Obama’s Iran policy since 2009
    http://links.causes.com/s/clDZ69?r=EbDL

  • EagleJim

    I wonder if there's a sign on each of the mosques being rebuilt, showing a big smiling obama face and the words "Being rebuilt by Barack Hussein Obama." Wouldn't surprise me at all.

  • http://twitter.com/JeanCurry3 @JeanCurry3

    Madonna is not without insight. We DO have a Muslim in the White House.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    "Omar who can we get to pay for the upgrades to our beloved and holy houses of worship?"
    "Why, that is a silly question Naasty, Mullah Obama without a doubt, the great Satan provides
    for us, where would we be without Satan and Obama paying our way?, wake up we must
    exercise, lets go into the street and scream and burn something……..(sinister laughter)………"
    William

  • ElenaG

    Let's face it our gov't is led either by a bunch of muslims or by a bunch of dhimmis.

  • Georgina

    ElenaG … or a bunch of idiots. Giving the Umma money concedes (in their minds) their superiority. After all, if we were superior they would be paying us.
    Obama does not actually need to be of the muslim religion, it is enough that he was brought up in the muslim environment and absorbed their prejudices (against Jews) and world view. This is why American presidents are supposed to be American and why their are so many 'birthers'.
    Maybe change the law: to be President you must have been born in the USA – and lived there during your formative years.

  • Cuthbert

    To rebuild churches would be to violate the ever-popular 'separation of church and state', while building mosques is part of the surrender of a sovereign state to Islam. Since one of the main tenets of liberal progressivism is self-hatred, the choice is obvious.

    I'm certainly glad we are helping the people we hate. It's very Christian, isn't it? Turn the other cheek and all that. Of course such a view is suicidal and harmful to society, which is why 'Christian' countries do not practice Christianity at a state level. That is why Confucius said: "Repay kindness with kindness, but evil with punitive justice." That is how you can run a country.

  • patschew

    Don’t churches get burned by white american racist christians.. oh yeah they do. I never heard a muslim burning a church here in America.

    • joe

      can you give me one example of what you are talking about?????
      No you can't.

    • joe

      We are not rebuilding mosques here in America. We are doing overseas where they are burning churces. Whats your point?

  • https://www.facebook.com/lola.sullivan.7 Lola Sullivan

    Hey folks, those those of you who haven't read anything about this, go to Google and pull up
    Fema Camps And Project 21
    Read all about it, and see what our highness has in store for us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marvin.fox.526 Marvin Fox

    If someone wanted to build a case for BO being a Muslim, and there are those who do, the information in this article would be enough additional evidence to at least raise the level of the case to the area of the probable. His attitude about the burning of our Libya Embassy and the murder of our Ambassador is even more compelling.
    As damaging as Obama is himself, our mainstream Media are leaving freedom of the press in the worst position I have seen it in my long lifetime. The mainstream Media has become his personal camouflage crews. They challenge him on nothing, no matter how obvious it is that he should be challenged. Fortunately, the American people are becoming more convinced of the danger in both cases. They will not reelect Obama and are becoming less attentive and supportive to the Media.
    Marvin Fox

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Little did we know that soon after, the Whitehouse would claim there was no budget for basic security standards in Libya.

  • Smitty

    I hope this gets into the next Presidential debate, but I wouldn’t put money on it. Obama would just come out with more idiotic verbal garbage without answering the question as to why taxpayer money has been squandered…again. And….you can bet that the national news media won’t touch what should be considered another national scandal. They dropped Fast & Furious like a hot potato, and Eric Holder still holds his job as Attorney General and overseer of the BATEF. Obama continues to keep his mouth shut on F&F, and will also further his promise of “transparency” by coming up with more lies as to why nothing has been done to the ATF managers, other than getting them transferred elsewhere within the government bureaucracy.

    I can imagine Obama’s answer to the question: “President Obama, did you know and do you approve of the State Department’s expenditures to rebuild mosques and minarets in Egypt and other countries?”

    “Thank you for asking that question.” The fact is that the State Department has its reasons for this important expenditure. As you know, cultural preservation and diversity are foundations of what made this country great, and I am glad to be able to say that those very foundations have been shared with other countries, keeping in mind our heritage of generosity and the spreading of good will.”

    “Next question.”

    Hmmmm…..has Obama EVER given a “yes” or “no” answer to a question?

    Now, if the State boys had spent money on Christian churches in those same countries, State Department officials responsible for spend that money would have been crucified in the press. I have little regard for today’s press and its liberal and biased reporting.

  • Terry
  • Dig_Deeper

    Oh, you Obama haters are hilarious in your need to blame everything on him.

    Certainly, by all means, continue to revel in your ignorance and continue to ignore that this program was first funded by Bush II and approved by a Republican Senate and House majority in 2000. So if you are going to lay blame, lay it appropriately. And you wonder why Mitt hasn't mentioned it in the debates…..it's his own party's doing!

    • annie

      The people have had enough of Obama's false hope, insane spending on all his bankrupted green companies while partying like a wannabe rock star…We need a thriving economy instead of debt on a daily basis with no regard..Obama is finished, he had his shot and failed miserably. Acceptance would be easier than beating a dead horse…

      • Dig_Deeper

        I was not defending Obama. I was defending the truth.

        The article above is poorly researched, factually-challenged garbage and no amount of protest will change the fact that this was a Republican Act, and not Obama’s doing.

        Do you realize that the cost to taxpayers for the GOP to vote 33 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act exceeds the amount the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has cost in 9 years? Probably not, or you would surely be protesting it!

  • annie

    Michelle claps at the debates, yay for her no biggie….Rule breaker, Obama gets 3 minutes more speaking time, go Barack…Your double standards and hypocrisy has divided the people…Mitt will be our next president, deal with it! Mitt will win with ALL the media bias, lies and fraud the dnc has played onto the people..You should be happy that Mitt supporters are kind, caring patriots that feel sorry for your koolaid addiction…We will have our country back!

  • https://www.facebook.com/angel.gayle Angel Gayle

    A little fact checking would not be amiss before sharing things like this. http://www.factcheck.org/2011/03/funding-mosques-

    Also, I would love to hear your source for saying that Christian churches are being burnt on a near daily basis.

  • Serf

    I am an outsider in Africa, looking in at the mess that the Americans call "Democracy" and at an idiot who is a bigotted profesional lier and cheat, who calls himself Barack Husein Obama but in reality is Barry Soetoro , a muslim from Indonesia. He is like a snake who mesmerises it's prey before it strikes. are the Americans realy so stupid or naive to believe him after the way he treated you people during his first term, and true as hell they go and re-elect him. He does not comply with any legal requirements for being there, but the Americans believe him and his puppetmaster. You walked into this one with eyes wide open, or is it eyes wide shut. You deserve what you tendered for by putting him back there in office .Goodluck you will need it .

  • Jacob (Sa'ad)

    This whole web site seems to be created by an Islamic hating terrorist. To speak ill of the president is terrorism, so why the heck do y'all call the Muslims terrorist. It seems no matter who is in office the American people whine and complain about it. Will any president ever be good enough? Almost all the comments on here shows that we Americans are no better that the Islamic hypocrites who do promote violence and hatred. But FYI not all Muslims are what y'all make them out to be. Less than 10% of the Islamic population is actually violent. Also FYI the fight between Christianity and Islam is a fight that has been going on for years and it was started by the Christians during the time of the Crusade. So who are the real violent people?

  • paul lee jean

    Lets live in the moment. You're going all the way back to the Crusade? Give me a break.
    Today it isn't Christians killing people, its radical Muslims. And where is the Muslim community condemning these actions? Silent.
    This recent marathon bombing in Ma. says a lot. Here we have welcomed and paid for a family to come here and live here ON OUR DOLLAR–and what do we get? Time to control who comes into our country and why they are coming.
    The body of this terrorist should never be buried on our soil. Send it home to his parents or dump it in the ocean. I have no sympathy for him or his family.

  • Chisna

    This article is referring to the State Dept’s program to preserve

    cultural landmarks overseas.

    Called the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.

    The program began funding these projects

    under President Bush in 2001. The purpose was to

    rebuild historic churches and temples all over the

    world. The program has contributed nearly $26 million

    to approximately 640 cultural heritage sites in more

    than 100 countries, and more than half was given

    before Obama took office. Have radical Muslims

    Have some churches been burned ? Yes….
    Have mosques been burned ? Yes….
    But this isn’t about religious intolerance and

    extremism. This program is about trying to repair the

    bridges. Not to throw gas on them and set them on fire

    like this article is trying to do.