The Washington Times: White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan joined President Barack Obama and the rest of the First Family in Martha’s Vineyard, while the President and his family vacationed. As I wrote in my Friday post on Mr. Brennan, he described the release of Pan Am Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, who was expected to die of terminal cancer three month after his release last year by Scottish authorities, as "unfortunate, inappropriate and wrong.” Overseas press, however, reported in August, that the White House had supported the release of Megrahi. Mr. Brennan had visited the Washington Times Editorial Board on June 24 as a result of a June 11 Washington Times editorial he objected to. It did not take long for the White House counter-terrorism adviser to lose his temper with our editorial board’s questions regarding what he previously said about individuals who become terrorists. Mr. Brennan cut the meeting short and stormed out of our offices thereafter following a question posed by senior editorial writer Jim Robbins (transcript and video below). Referring to a quote Mr. Brennan said in May, calling jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam," Mr. Robbins looked to discuss the concept of jihad further with the Obama administration adviser.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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.
I'm speechless. "Time reports on moments of bigotry and injustice." Really? 70% of Americans and 63% of New Yorkers are bigots now because they oppose the location of the Mosque? We are now being compared to Nazi sympathizers? I didn't think this controversy could become more surreal, but it just did. This and the ground zero Imam's wife called Americans Islamophobic and haters of Islam. I think these idiots have their stories backwards. Isn't it Islam that hates America and want to kill Americans? It's funny how these "moderates" Muslims sound radical when you actually listen to them. I'm getting sick of these radicals spitting in our face and then telling us we did it. They have held up the building of the St. Nickolas Church that used to be there but give everything they can to put up a Mosque at ground zero. And then they tell us we are Islamophobic. It's time we treat them the way they treat us. I'm sick of them telling us we need to be sensative to them when they are as insencative as they get. Have we forgotten that it isn't us that called for a Jihad?
The media needs to get off their butts,as well as the government need to look into this man and the Mosque. He isn't as "moderate" as they'd like us to believe. The left wing love their radicals that's for sure.