Posts Tagged ‘Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’


Said the Alligator King to His Muslim Friends

September 3, 2010

Remember this Sesame Street classic?

(Keep that tune in mind as you read the below.)

Said the mayor of New York
To his seven friends
I’m feeling kinda lost
Whatever you can do to cheer me up
I’ll defend you at any cost.

Imam Rauf proposed a mosque
At Ground Zero’s coat factory
John Liu offered special financing
To make it all tax-free.

Sharif el-Gamal never met a tax
That he didn’t try to dodge
So Rauf knew that he’d found his match
To build the site for a New World hajj

Barzinji said, “I like Rauf’s style
And how he covers for Hamas,
So stick with me and I’ll show you how
I built Al-Hijrah mosque.”

Hisham Elzanaty said “Count me in
Holy Land Foundation’s gone
So I’ve got some extra cash to burn
To show the triumph of Islam

Speaker Pelosi woke up one day
With an idea in her head
To skip Rauf & investigate
Families of the 9/11 dead.

Barack Obama called his Muslim pals
For a fancy iftar feast
It’s time to Islamize New York
So we can all bow to the East.

Bloomberg said to old Barack,
“Do me one more favor please
Call off the dogs who want to know
Where this dog gets its fleas.”


FARA and the money for the Ground Zero Mosque

August 10, 2010

On Aug. 3, the fellows over at Radio Jihad had a lively discussion about the refusal of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to acknowledge where the $100 million for his Ground Zero Mosque is coming from:

The audio excerpt above from their show is about nine minutes long, but here’s a little summary:  hosts Vito Esposito, Alan Kornman, and “Scotty K” say that the $100 million didn’t just spring up from “Muslims in the neighborhood”–rather, it’s probably coming through channels such as Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Society of North America, the North American Islamic Trust in Indiana, and Malaysia.  (I speculated myself in a comment on Creeping Sharia back in December that funds for the mosque were coming from Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.)

Because of the overseas funding, Radio Jihad calls for Rauf to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (more on FARA here) and open his books for review by government auditors.  However, the talk show hosts predict that Rauf will fight any disclosure or registration on the grounds of constitutionally protected religious freedom.

The gentlemen speculate that at this point it will probably take political intervention from a higher level–such as Peter King, Newt Gingrich, Sue Myrick, or Rick Lazio–to put a halt to the mosque project until Rauf comes clean. 

One of the Radio Jihad co-hosts also argues that Mayor Bloomberg would rather have the $100 million worth of economic activity brought by the construction project than to protect the safety of New Yorkers.  He draws an interesting parallel between the current situation and the Late Middle Ages, when Ottoman Turkey funded German princes to stoke the flames of the Protestant Reformation in order to divide Christendom.  Today, it’s Saudi money that is being used to divide the West.  Take a listen!

All the relevant conversation takes place in the above clip, but if you want to hear their full show click here.