OneNewsNow: WASHINGTON - The good will tour of the Middle East by the imam behind the proposed mosque near "Ground Zero" is just part of the U.S. government's outreach to the Muslim world.
This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.
That includes $76,000 for a 16th century mosque in China, $67,000 for a mosque in Pakistan, $77,000 to restore minarets in Nigeria and Mauritania, and $50,000 for an Islamic Monument in India.
But that's a fraction of the total in the 2010 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, which also will fund projects to restore Christian and Buddhist sites as well as museums, forts and palaces.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. program to restore Islamic and other cultural sites abroad is money well spent.
Let's get this straight. As of right now we owe China money, right? So, are we going to borrow the money from China to restore a mosque in China? Please tell me how that is going to work?
This nation is in a recession, in dire straits and Americans are DESPERATE for work and our idiot government is restoring Muslim mosques! Have they completely lost their liberal, Left-wing minds?!! Seems to me their lips are permanently attached to Muslim booties that nothing else matters. (Sorry for being so graphic but I say it like I see it.)
This is beyond outrageous. The Muslims have plenty of money, let them restore their own friggin mosques. I know they can afford it. And if they can't do what every other church does, ask for donations from their congregation, do fundraisers, silent auctions, whatever. But the American tax payers should NOT have to foot the bill.