Lou (27 Aug
"The US is funding $270, 000 this year to restore five Islamic sites worldwide"
This was in Arutz 7 news Aug. 26, 2010.
Why in the world do we spend millions on preserving islam and buddhist sites.
We have so many out of work. Why can't we give the unemployed this money.
Congress has lost the visions of the American People.
I pray many lose their job's come Nov. We need to take our Country back!!!!!
GET OUT AND VOTE IN NOV.
4. Global Islamic Sites to Get American Facelift
by Chana Ya'ar Global Islam Gets US Facelift
United States is donating nearly $270,000 this year to restore five
Islamic sites as part of a worldwide project to support a global
cultural facelift, according to The Associated Press.
are being provided under an annual program established by the U.S.
Congress in 2001, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.
The five Islamic projects include:
· 16th century Grand Mosque in Tongxin, China,
· 18th century Golden Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan,
· 19th century minaret in the ancient Mauritanian city of Tichitt,
· Sundarwala Burl -- a 16th century Islamic monument in New Delhi, and
· 18th century Gobaruau minaret in Katsina, Nigeria.
Also funded this year are projects to restore Christian and Buddhist sites, as well as museums, forts and palaces.
heritage serves as a reminder of historical experiences and
achievements of humanity,” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in
announcing the 2010 projects last month. “Ancient structures and
objects offer important lessons for us today.”
Nearly $6 million
is being allocated for some 63 sites in 55 countries around the world.
A total of $26 million has been spent on 640 cultural preservation
projects in more than 100 countries since the birth of the program.
public relations trip to the Persian Gulf scheduled for the organizer
of the Cordoba House Ground Zero mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is
also being funded under the program. Rauf is being sent by the State
Department to Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates as a “good
will ambassador” to explain U.S. religious tolerance traditions, and
how Islam is perceived by the average American.