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Obama Offers Muslims $150M Tribute

From the Agence France-Pressee:

Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund

WASHINGTON — The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his landmark speech to the Islamic world.

The White House said the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) had issued a call for proposals for the fund, which will provide financing of between 25 and 150 million dollars for selected projects and funds.

The Global Technology and Innovation Fund will "catalyze and facilitate private sector investments" throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, the White House said in a statement.

Eligible projects would advance economic opportunity and create jobs in areas like technology, education, telecoms, media, business services and clean technology, the White House said.

OPIC said sample projects could help foster the development of new computer technology or telecommunications businesses, or widen access to broadband Internet services.

Proposals must be submitted by the end of November, and managers of funds that make a final short list will make presentations in Washington in January.

Final selections will be announced next June…

To make a better bomb? Or an IED?

Also, whatever happened to the separation of church and state?

And whatever happened to weaning us off of evil oil, so that we wouldn’t be sending money to “people who don’t like us”?

And last of all, whatever happened to the famous pledge, “millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute”?

All forgotten now.

(Thanks to JimWilson for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, October 24th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Obama Offers Muslims $150M Tribute”

  1. jimwilson says:

    From the AFP:

    Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund

    The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his landmark speech to the Islamic world…


    Many questions:

    1) What Technology is going to be invented or created in a Muslim country with this money that could not be invented anywhere else — like where people already do such work? Why not give $150 million to Sunnyvale Calif? We’d end up with it flushed down the toilet there, but with much less chance it would end up being used for terrorism.

    2) Who bets that this money will be diverted in these oh-so-credible countries so that the money ends up in terrorists hands?

    3) Dont we ALREADY give TENS of MILLIONS of dollars every year in aid to all of these countries ANWAY? WHy yes, we do!!! Why give more? Or, why not just earmark some of what we ALREADY waste on them so that it gets wasted in the name of “technology”?

    4) Could Obama be doing this because he is — actually — a Muslim?

    5) Will there be Christian Technology Funding for countries that are primarily Christian? Or Hindu? Why the F are we giving money away based on the religion of a country????

    6) Demands repeating: Who DOESNT THINK this money will end up buying or creating technology to build better IEDs? Or how to beat or defeat our amazing SIGINT capabilities of Echelon?

    and finally

    7) We’re in a depression… isnt this the kind of thing you do when you have unlimited resources? (and arent at war)??????????????

    • Liberals Demise says:

      The only thing the assplant muslins will use our TAX DOLLAR$ for is to develop portable dirty bombs and nuke devices to bury the Great Satan.

      For the love of Jesus ……….. Obama should have had a psych evaluation because he is as loony as a homosexual Med fly!

  2. beautyofreason says:

    Great point on the separation of church / state issue. Mosques don’t count to the left. Obama is doing everything in his power short of becoming an imam to promote Islam from his pulpit, which was originally the office of the president.

    He does not understand the hypocrisy of his Muslim outreach speech in Egypt. He spoke about non-existent victim hood of women who choose to wear a head scarf in the United States (anyone talking of a ban? no), but he never once mentioned that Egypt practices FGM and is a regular abuser of Coptic Christians.

    Christians in Egypt do not face merely second-class status, but outright oppression – the government restricts building or fixing up churches, destroyed the pork industry after swine flu hit (despite no scientific reason to do so), and mobs of angry Muslims occasionally kill Christians over rumors such as defacing the Koran.

    Obama is the black Warren Wilson – though instead of viewing of the KKK-influenced “Birth of a Nation” in the White House during 1915, Obama called the Wahhabi leader of Saudi Arabia “gracious and wise,” and created a discriminatory list of Muslims – only for key hiring positions. Same sucking up, different group.

    • beautyofreason says:

      Also, I should point out that when Israel left Gaza in 2006, they gave away a profitable greenhouse industry that was turning a profit and creating a large amount of home grown food in the desert – in short, the Palestinians could have reduced their dependency on food aid and helped themselves in the process.

      Guess what happened….they used the greenhouses to stockpile weapons in their fight against the non-Muslims living next door. No more food.

  3. Right of the People says:

    Of course the Won is a muslim, you can’t tell me otherwise. He and his butt buddies are going to wreck this country if we don’t stop him and soon. Some of the stuff he’s doing is borderline treason. I don’t know if I can wait until 2012 to get rid of him.

    I need my meds, 10-7!

  4. proreason says:

    Muslims do not create any technologies.

    Mohammed wrote down everything they would ever need 1200 years ago.

    Oh they buy cell phones, TV’s and bombs of course. They are very good at pressing buttons and pulling triggers.

    But they have no need for electronic engineers, computer engineers, or scientists of any kind. None of that existed when perfection was defined.

    If the West or the East ever stops making those things, they will quickly disappear from earth.

    So as Steve says, the 150 million is tribute, pure and simple.

    US Seniors shouldn’t mind paying it. They have lived longer than they should have anyway.

  5. canary says:

    What private sector investments is Obama involved in.? Muslims are bombing and killing our marines and special forces who are building bridges in the Philipines. Also, Obama condems America helping any country. He was angry his mother could no longer make a living in Indonesia making baskets. How America has ruined countries forcing modernization on them.
    Bet, the money is going to Indonesia where he already has investments, a country where the extremist muslims are killing the moderate muslims and Christians. (sorry bad eye day)

  6. Yarddog1 says:

    Obamazazi is indeed a dangerous man.

    We are in deep trouble.

    Aid and comfort to the enemy?

    Take a look at France and other Islamic tolerant societies.

    The road looks rough ahead.

    • Petronius says:

      Apocalypse now: Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Thank you for that link, Tater. I always say a picture is worth a thousand words.

      And isn’t it curious that brave little Sarkozy now represents the hard-line voice of the West against Iran and jihad?

      For here in France we see the last stand of the West, with America in its weakness having elected Nerobama and other assorted Liberal death wishers, defeatists, and demagogues, who trumpet the triumph of hope over reality, and surrender as a matter of high principle. (By the way. Does Madam Pelosi still have her hijab close at hand? You know, the one she wore when she visited the Syrian murderer-dictator Assad? Let us hope so. She will need it presently.)

      Jean Raspail foretold it all 35 years ago in “The Camp of the Saints.”

      “And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city….” Revelation 20:9.

      How appropriate that Jacques Chirac has a Muslim grandchild. I was hoping that his genes would somehow die with him.

      Deus vult! (God wills it! motto of the Crusaders.)

  7. joeblough says:

    I happen to know something that throws the egregiousness of this idiocy into even bolder relief.

    I happen to know of an excellent fellow who is a Muslim by birth.

    He’s very much a classic western liberal and yet, has what seems to me rather a naive attachment to the more innocent aspects of mohammedan religious ritual. But it suits his nature. He’s a fundamentally nice guy with no detectable malice in him toward anybody — with a sort of sentimental streak about family and family tradition.

    All that said he has an idealist (and to my eye naive) attachment to the idea of using some of the vast mohammedan oil wealth to promote entrepreneurship, technological advance and economic diversification in the mohammedan sphere of influence, most particularly around the gulf. (A wish for doing well by doing good? I don’t know.)

    He has been pounding on the oil barons and their bankers and friends and politicos for literally years with this idea.

    And mind you the man is, considered individually, brilliant, accomplished, socially polished and credentialed. And need I say fully inculcated in mohammedan ways.

    The bottom line on the story is that the wealthy elite of the mohammedan countries just simply don’t get it and won’t play. I’m talking about the people very close to or in the top tiers. (Including those with extensive knowledge of the west).

    First rate proposal after first rate proposal has been rejected by people with money to burn (and which they do waste prodigiously) everything to gain (especially big bucks) and very damn little to lose.

    Will he persist or give up? Who knows. Not my story, not my business.

    It is an absolute certainty, however, that at the very least the gulf arabs could have had a dozen high tech entrepreneurship zones for pennies, YEARS AGO, if they were only open to the idea.

    The stories that he has brought back clearly demonstrate that the ruling elite of the mohammedan cultures have NO work ethic, NO risk tolerance, NO creativity and NOTHING that a modern civilized person could recognize as a positive vision for the future. Neither do they show any concern whatsoever for the future of their people.

    The whole idea that Obama is promoting here is nothing but a scam and a form of jizyah.

  8. joeblough says:

    I will add that the mohammedans have and use computers to the extent that they are ALLOWED by their outrageously wealthy and oppressive rulers and their bizarre cultural norms.

    It’s got nothing to do with needing money from outside.

    And when offered REAL assistance toward advancement of technology use or technology business development they consistently refuse it.

    Don’t be deceived by comparisons to more benevolent cultures or mere cheerful imaginings.

    Just look at the difference between India and Pakistan.

    The only real difference is the predominance of Hinduism or mohammedanism. In all other respects it’s the same people. India is a technology business leader. Pakistan is basically a non-participant.

    It’s like the political/economic differences between East and West Germany or North and South Korea.

    All this has nothing to do with advancing American business or mohammedan engagement in the technology economy.

    It’s plain jizyah.

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