Geert Wilders discloses more on Ground Zero Mosque

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 from New English Review:

Geert Wilders’ PVV discloses Dutch government support for ‘ground zero’ Mosque
Today’s New York Times, has an op ed by Robert Wright, “A Mosque Maligned”, in which he decries criticism of Imam Faisal Rauf and the controversial Cordoba House Initiative, the ‘ground zero mosque’ by asserting: “So far as I can tell, [Imam] Rauf is a good person who genuinely wants to build a more peaceful world.”
Former Muslims United (FMU) issued a news release on July 13th disclosing that Imam Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan had not signed a Freedom Pledge request sent them last October, abjuring death fatwas against those who leave Islam. So much for Rauf and Khan’s taqiyya about building a ‘peaceful’ tolerant world, given their intolerance.
Then there is this stunning revelation courtesy of a Gates of Vienna report that Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) has uncovered Dutch government support for the ‘ground zero’ project: a $1 million grant made to the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) headed by Imam Rauf and Ms. Khan.  Given this disclosure should Imam Rauf and Ms. Kahn be required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA? This information obtained by GoV has been passed on to the alliance of Ground Zero Mosque opponents in Manhattan.
Bravo to Wilders, architect of the newly launched International Freedom Alliance for questions raised in the Hague Parliament. A tip of the hat to Baron Bodissey and the team at GoV for bringing this to our attention.
Note the GoV report based on translation of Dutch news reports:
Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated an article from today’s De Telegraaf about the Dutch government’s indirect role in financing the proposed mosque at Ground Zero. Geert Wilders and the PVV have been instrumental in exposing this sordid little arrangement:
“Netherlands subsidizes Ground Zero mosque”

The Party for Freedom has filed parliamentary questions in response to an article on the Dutch website “text2|Dagelijkse Standaard}”in which it is reported[1] that the Netherlands co-finances the construction of a mosque a stone’s throw from Ground Zero in New York City with a million U.S. dollars of Dutch taxpayers’ money.

The website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that a subsidy of $ 1,000,000 was awarded to the organization American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA). That organization is, in cooperation with the Islamic organization Cordoba Initiative, responsible for the hundred million U.S. dollar cost of the Islamic Center Mosque, which will be built near Ground Zero.

The PVV demands clarification[2] and calls the already-approved plans for the building of a mosque right next to Ground Zero absurd and an insult to the thousands of relatives of the victims who fell on September 11, 2001.

The scandal was first made public by the Dutch section of International Civil Liberties Alliance in May this year: “A mosque too far”. According to the article, it is not “only” the mentioned $1,000,000 that has been funded by the Dutch Minister of Development Aid, Bert Koenders (PvdA, Labour Party, Socialists). His “Millennium Development Goals Fund” (MDG3) also transferred half a million dollars directly to ASMA, only days before Feisal Abdul Rauf closed the purchase of the building (June 20, 2009).

Questions of the members Wilders and Fritsma (both PVV) to the Minister for WWI and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands about the co-funding of a mosque on Ground Zero.
Is it true that Dutch taxpayers’ money is used for the support of ASMA, the organization of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, who wants to build a mosque on Ground Zero?* If yes,
Do you acknowledge that it is absurd to build a mosque right at Ground Zero and that this is also an insult to (the families of) the victims of 9-11? If not, why not? If so,
Are you, given the offensive plan to build said mosque, willing to immediately withdraw the subsidy to ASMA? If not, why not?
*American Society for Muslim Advancement,

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3 Replies to “Geert Wilders discloses more on Ground Zero Mosque”

  1. So the Dutch royal family and the government now support sharia law?

    That’s news to me.

    I always thought that the Dutch valued freedom, not tyranny.

    Just goes to show that 65 years after Europe was liberated from the Nazis, the people will forget what it is they fought for and support even worse tyrants than Hitler.

    Bye-bye Europe, hello Eurabia.

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