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Sunday, August 8, 2010


According to the Rosett Report at Pajamas Media, Ground Zero Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is not only headed overseas for the next month but his stops allegedly include Saudi Arabia, a place where there are countless possible sources of fundraising. Thanks to Claudia Rosett for doggedly pursuing answers from Rauf, who has more than one office for his 'Cordoba Initiative' - that is, the mosque project. Revealed to Rosett, likely accidentally, was the fact that Rauf is headed to Saudi Arabia on the American taxpayers' dime. She found this out when Rauf's wife, Daisy Khan offered it up, only after persistent questioning from Rossett.

Via Pajamas Media:
Rauf has been “unavailable” at his Cordoba Initiative office in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. When I phoned there and asked for him earlier this week, one of his assistants told me: “All media requests have to go through his office in New York.” At the New York office, I was told they were giving no more interviews, and for questions about the Malaysian office, I was referred back in a circle to the Cordoba Initiative in Malaysia. Finally, uninvited and with no appointment, I called the mobile phone of his wife and work partner, Daisy Khan. In answer to my specific questions, she said that Rauf was about to visit Saudi Arabia, etc., on a trip hosted by the State Department. In response to further questions, she allowed as how the State Department was sending her, as well, on a trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi later this month. She said there would be no fund-raising on these trips. But no one at the Cordoba Initiative seems ready to rule out the possibility of taking large sums of money from these places, should it at some point happen to be offered.
The only entity seemingly more tight-lipped about Rauf's whereabouts is the U.S. State Department itself, which doesn't seem all that interested in verifying or debunking Khan's claim that State is funding the trip.
As for the State Department: After three days of my repeated questions and phone calls, State by Friday’s close of business had yet to provide any response to my request for confirmation of Rauf’s trip, Khan’s trip, or details about their State-sponsored summer outreach excursions to the Middle East. Apparently, it takes quite a while at State to get “clearance” for disclosure to the American public of such basic details as who, exactly, is engaging in public outreach at our expense and on our behalf.
Quite the interesting dynamic at work here.

Suggested exercise: Since you likely know where you were and what you were doing when the World Trade Center was attacked, place yourself back there again. Now imagine someone telling you at the time that in less than nine years, the United States would have a president with a Muslim background, the towers would still not be re-built, an Imam leading an initiative to build a mosque within two blocks of ground zero has suspicious ties, and the State Department would be funding his trip to the country where 17 of the 19 hijackers originated from.

You'd have likely said that would be nightmare scenario. Well, wake up.

h/t to Weasel Zippers


I've said it before but it bears repeating when a report from a Polish journalist who chooses to remain anonymous for his own safety, echoes claims that Russia is not being transparent with respect to its investigation into the plane crash that killed the Polish president and 95 top government officials last April. A writer for Big Peace, who goes by the name Sun Tzu has published the report from the Polish journalist:

Via Big Peace:
On April 9th the plane crash killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski, his ministers, the Army’s highest commanders, members of Parliament and many other officials in Smolensk, Russia. President Kaczynski and his delegates flew to pay homage to 22,000 Polish officers murdered in Katyn forests near Smolensk by the Russians in the biggest still unpunished war crime.

The first president who offered his condolences to the Polish nation in the face of the death of their best leaders was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He took Poles, who were in a state of deep shock after the loss of their president and 95 high state officials, by surprise and in an hour after the catastrophe as he established himself as the leader of an investigative committee.
I've also said before that if this was an accident, it virtually defied astronomical odds when you factor in all of the tragically ironic coincidences that must have taken place. When doing so, those odds almost necessarily must be astronomically longer than odds that the crash was the result of foul play.

All that being said, there is one thing that would greatly silence the conspiracy theorists. That one thing would be complete transparency from Putin and friends. After reading this report in full, it becomes obvious that Russia is not being all that forthcoming with the evidence.

In my view, that alone gives credence to those who suspect foul play, especially when mathematical odds are factored into the equation.

Read it all.


We are witnessing an extremely unfortunate side of human nature in our leaders lately. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has now gone from defending the right of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf to build the ground zero mosque to focusing his indignation on those who disagree with it. Bloomberg has become a tool for those who would do harm to this country and he is directing his anger at those who insist on saving it.

There are legitimate questions being asked by people who oppose the mosque. One of them involves a desire to know exactly where Rauf is getting the money. Bloomberg chastises those who ask such questions.

Via the New York Post:
He bashed those who wanted to use the city’s landmarking process to stop the mosque and insisted government has no business prying into its finances.

“Do you really want every time they pass the basket in your church, and you throw a buck in, they run over and say, ‘OK, now, you know, where do you come from?’”
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Bloomberg has utterly embarrassed himself when it comes to rubbing elbows with Islamists in New York City. Last year, he met with an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing at City Hall in the name of reconciliation.

In WWII, Neville Chamberlain sealed his fate as a disgrace when he attempted peace through appeasement. What Bloomberg is doing is much worse. He is actively siding with those who would do us harm. His actions are more reminiscent of Henri-Philippe Petain.

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