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State Dept Aware Rauf’s Anti-US Remarks

From Fox News:

State Department “Aware” of Ground Zero Mosque Imam’s Controversial Remarks

By Jake Gibson
2010-08-24

WASHINGTON – State Department officials say they are aware of the controversial remarks Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf made in 2005…

During a 2005 conference in Australia, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf compared the United States to Al Qaeda and said, "We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than Al Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims." …

Rauf added, "You remember that the U.S. led sanctions against Iraq led to the death of over half a million Iraqi children. This has been documented by the United Nations."

"We are aware of those remarks," said State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley. "I would just caution any of you that choose to write on this that once again you have a case where a blogger has pulled out one passage from a very lengthy speech, if you read the entire speech, you will discover exactly why we think he is rightfully participating in this international speaking tour."

Mr. Crowley, as usual, is misinformed. We were the first site to highlight Mr. Rauf’s remarks. And we quoted from his Q&A quite extensively and linked to the rest of his ‘lecture’ as well as Mr. Rauf’s other (also damning) unscripted responses.

Indeed, if you read the rest of Mr. Rauf’s remarks you will be further convinced that he is the wrong man to be speaking for the US in the Middle East.

On the substance of Rauf’s 2005 accusations, none other than former President Bill Clinton has defended the sanctions, some of which took place during his years in the White House. Clinton and other diplomats assert that Saddam Hussein’s regime corrupted the sanctions and denied humanitarian aid to his own people.

Crowley also revealed Rauf’s activities over the next few days, which the State Department had been reluctant to do before Tuesday.

Imam Feisal has arrived in Doha, Qatar. He will be giving remarks and attending a traditional event of handing out gifts and treats to children at the Doha youth center. He has a full range of other private events that include a lecture at a university, meetings with government officials, Non Governmental Organizations, and participation in services at mosques and Ramadan activities

How wonderful.

And maybe five years from now we will even get to hear about the lies he told about the United States on the taxpayers’ dime.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “State Dept Aware Rauf’s Anti-US Remarks”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Indeed, if you read the rest of Mr. Rauf’s remarks you will be further convinced that he is the wrong man to be speaking for the US in the Middle East.

    Not if your intention is to further undermine the US, he’s not.

    All working according to plan.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    At the hands of dingleBarry ………… himself………..our demise!
    Lock and Load

  3. OxyCon says:

    “Imam Feisal has arrived in Doha, Qatar. He will be giving remarks and attending a traditional event of handing out gifts and treats to children at the Doha youth center.”

    So that’s where those cute little Palestinian kids get their toy machine guns, suicide vests and plastic cimitars!

  4. swee says:

    I suspect the State Dept. is commenting on this issue in part so that Obama’s press agency, the AP, can have copy for a story on the topic. It’s also convenient for CNN and MSNBC and any other TV channel that decides to do a story….

  5. jrmcdonald says:

    I want Hillary to testify in front of Congress and the American people!

  6. BigOil says:

    Our country is now represented by the 57 States Department.

  7. hushpuppy says:

    State Department officials say they are aware of the controversial remarks Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf made in 2005…

    So they’re aware. Big whoop. Notice no-one at the State Department has actually condemned the remarks?

    There’s a saying:”That which isn’t condemned is condoned.”

    The koran says ‘the innocents’ are muslims, period. Jews, Christians and other unbelievers are fit for killing – especially Christians and Jews because they’re children of the Book (the Bible) but moreover the koran says they’re descended from swine and apes.

    And that fey little girly-man just keeps shuckin’ and grinnin’ there in Martha’s Vineyard and looking forward to Gay Head – all expenses paid by the infidels.

  8. canary says:

    Can anyone find quran muslim verses to love they enemy, as Obama told this at his first democratic retreat prayer breakfast?

    Seek out your enemies relentlessly.” (Surah 4:103-)

    “Believers, when you encounter the infidels on the march, do not turn your backs to them in flight. If anyone on that day turns his back to them, except it be for tactical reasons…he shall incur the wrath of God and Hell shall be his home…” (Surah 8:12-)

    “If you fear treachery from any of your allies, you may fairly retaliate by breaking off your treaty with them.” (Surah 8:51-)

    “…make war on the leaders of unbelief…Make war on them: God will chastise them at your hands and humble them. He will grant you victory over them…” (Surah 9:12-)

    “It ill becomes the idolaters [non-Muslims] to visit the mosques of God…” (Surah 9:17)

    (OBAMA was shown around a famous holy mosque, didn’t he understand he put hosts that escorted him through the mosque in danger, and increased anger of the radical muslim out to kill the least radical?
    Obama’s own self idolatry was more important than the safety of the rest of Americans & polite muslims)

    “Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]…until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued.” (Surah 9:27-)

    “If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly, and replace you by other men.” (Surah 9:37-)

    “Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home.” (Surah 9:73)

    “Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them.” (Surah 9:121-)

    “Say: ‘Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom…” (Surah 17:111)

    “‘How shall I bear a child,’ she [Mary] answered, ‘when I am a virgin…?’ ‘Such is the will of the Lord,’ he replied. ‘That is no difficult thing for Him…God forbid that He [God[ Himself should beget a son!…Those who say: ‘The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,’ preach a monstrous falsehood…” (Surah 19:12-, 29-, 88)

    “Fight for the cause of God with the devotion due to Him…He has given you the name of Muslims…” (Surah 22:78-

    005.051
    PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

    PICKTHAL: And with those who say: “Lo! we are Christians,” We made a covenant, but they forgot a part of that whereof they were admonished. Therefor We have stirred up enmity and hatred among them till the Day of Resurrection, when Allah will inform them of their handiwork.

    If you are merciful & do not punish someone who has done wrong, you are just as bad as the wrongdoer.

    05.045
    YUSUFALI: We ordained therein for them: “Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.” But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.
    PICKTHAL: And We prescribed for them therein: The life for the life, and the eye for the eye, and the nose for the nose, and the ear for the ear, and the tooth for the tooth, and for wounds retaliation. But whoso forgoeth it (in the way of charity) it shall be expiation for him. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are wrong-doers.
    SHAKIR: And We prescribed to them in it that life is for life, and eye for eye, and nose for nose, and ear for ear, and tooth for tooth, and (that there is) reprisal in wounds; but he who foregoes it, it shall be an expiation for him; and whoever did not judge by what Allah revealed, those are they that are the unjust.

  9. hushpuppy says:

    Can anyone find quran muslim verses to love they enemy, as Obama told this at his first democratic retreat prayer breakfast?

    Like everything else about Dinglebarry, it’s all lies. He seems to just make things up as he goes along. Right at the beginning of the ‘where was he born’ controversy, he named one of the hospitals he claims he was born in. Not remembering what he said, he told a reporter the name another hospital. That’s when the jokes started about him being a messiah because he was born in two hospitals simultaneously – no mere human could pull that off!

    Nope – nothing exists like that in the koran. The koran and the Holy Bible are diametric opposites. We are to love our enemies, bless those who curse us and would use or destroy us – and we are to also feed our enemies if they’re hungry because it would like dumping coals of fire on their heads.

    God says ‘Vengeance is mine says the LORD. I will repay.’

  10. 2old2givea says:

    It is good to be underestimated by your enemy.

    Keep up the great work, Steve.

  11. Natural Born Citizen says:

    I wonder if the State department is aware Imam Rauf believes in the “one-state” plan for Israel? The “one-state” plan is the one where there is one muslim controlled state with Israel no longer existing. I wonder also if they know the financing for Rauf’s original mosque in NY which was bought by his father was purchased with donations primarily from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Libya? And can they explain why he hid this fact for 20 years? Can they explain why Rauf foundation office sits right next door to CAIR? You know the unindicted co-conspirator’s in the Holy Land Foundation investigations? Since the State department views Rauf, and his wife as moderates maybe they can share with the public the guest list for BHO’s Ramadan dinner? I would like to see how many other “moderate” muslims are advising or representing our country.

    • proreason says:

      Why would the State Department frown on positions held jointly by Imam Rauf and Imam Obama?

  12. Natural Born Citizen says:

    Yeah, you are right. They are busy ignoring the fact that Iran has gone nuclear.

  13. Natural Born Citizen says:

    Or letting Jimmy Carter cut another deal with North Korea.


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