A recent investigation by Channel 2 Action News found that Obama’s State Department has been sending hundreds of millions of dollars to save Muslim Mosques overseas as a goodwill gesture to Muslim Nations.
The investigation found that a 1,300-year-old Egyptian mosque that was flooded out by contaminated sewer water was one of many Cairo mosques that American tax payers footed the bill to refurbish.
It was a part of a $770 million program paid for by the U.S. State Department to rebuild Cairo’s sewer systems and the revelations have outraged taxpayer advocacy groups around the nation.
“We are spending money we don’t have. This is all on a gigantic credit card right now,” said Jared Thomas, a taxpayer advocate.
The State Department proudly displayed pictures of the rebuilt mosques in places like Cyprus among other nations.
“I think it is very hard to explain to the American taxpayer right now whose having an extraordinary time paying bills and making ends meet that this is why we took this out of your paycheck, so we can fund this,” said Thomas.
The State Department said in an email that they believe they are fighting Islamic extremism by refurbishing the mosques because it helps to build relationships with Islamic leaders. However Egyptian-American human rights activist, Nonie Darwish, said that it’s impossible to buy respect in the Middle East and trying to do so shows weakness.
“This part of the world has a lot of respect for power and America is not showing its power, it’s showing its appeasement. They are laughing all the way to the bank,” said Darwish.
Born in Egypt, Darwish left the Muslim faith after moving to America and has since written several books speaking out against radical Islam. She explained that the majority of the mosques in Egypt are run by radicals who have ordered non-believers to be killed.
“We are rebuilding mosques to support the radicals, not to support the moderates. We are building mosques to issue fatwas of death against people like me,” she said.
Along with the rebuilding of the houses of worship, the State Department has been providing them with internet service and computer equipment in places like Tajikistan and Mali. With the Imams inciting worldwide violence, Darwish says that it’s a horrible idea.
“That is not the job of the U.S. because giving them Internet access to imams and Muslim preachers who hate America.”
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