The developers behind the Islamic center planned for a site near Ground Zero won’t rule out accepting financing from the Mideast — including from Saudi Arabia and Iran — as they begin searching for $100 million needed to build the project.
“We’ll look at all available options within the United States to start. We’re hoping to fund this predominately from domestic donors. That can be everything from institutions all the way down to personal [contributors,]” said Sultan.
When asked if they would then turn to foreign donors, Sultan replied, “I can’t comment on that.”
Iran has been designated a sponsor of terrorism by the U.S. government.
A gesture of “healing” and goodwill, eh?
Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, the cultural organization behind the mosque is currently on a federally funded State Department tour of the Middle East, visiting Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Yes, the man who said that America was an “accessory” to 9/11 is flying around the Middle East on your dime.
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Imam ABDUL RAUF: I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened, but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.
BRADLEY: OK. You say that we’re an accessory?
Imam ABDUL RAUF: Yes.
Imam ABDUL RAUF: Because we have been an accessory to a lot of–of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, it–in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.
The inability to take responsibility for an ideology that boasts the extermination of those who do not share it is not an American-made product – but the pansified politically-correct strategy is, employed by the American left and the only aspect of American life in which the extremists will assimilate.
Related: Germany shut down the mosque in Hamburg after it was discovered that Mohammed Atta and other 9/11 terrorists – and others after them – found it welcoming enough to use for plotting jihad:
The Taiba mosque in Hamburg, once frequented by some of the September 11 attackers, was searched by police and shut down today because German authorities believed it was again being used as a meeting point for Islamist radicals.