GROUND ZERO MOSQUE IMAM NOW WORKS FOR STATE DEPARTMENT
He is being billed as a, "good will," emissary but it is also known that during his visits to the Middle East as a US Representative he will be raising funds toward the $ 100 million dollar price tag of the Ground Zero Mosque. This is also the same Imam who only days after 9/11 stated that The United States was at fault for the 9/11 attacks because of US policy in the Middle East. He went on to say that we were responsible for , "creating," Osama bin Laden.
The building of a Mosque near the sight of the former World Trade Center is an insult to the memory of those who perished in the destruction of the buildings by Islamic cowards on 9/11. The insensitivity associated with this move is almost beyond comprehension and the political correctness which is accompanying it by those in New York who have approved the building is ridiculous.
But now hiring the Imam who is developing the sight goes much further than just insensitivity and ridiculous but moves into the realm of violating the Establishment Clause of the Constitution which states in the First Amendment, " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; "
While hiring the Imam as a good will ambassador for the State Department is not the Congress making any law with respect to the religion of Islam, using him as an emissary and allowing him to seek funding for the Mosque while representing The United States violates the Establishment Clause because it gives the impression that we are sanctioning a specific religion officially by our Government.
The Establishment Clause brought about the free practice of religion in The United States while preventing the establishment of any State Church as was and is the practice of most European countries which our Founders wanted to eliminate from happening in our Republic. This also meant that while the recognition of God was not to be denied by our government the government would also not be involved in the official recognition of any particular religion as being part of our government.
The Judeo/Christian values which most of our founding principles are derived from still does not establish Judeo/Christian religion as the official religion of The United States thus the ability to practice or not practice religious freedom in our country. As such our government has never sanctioned any particular religion.
Hiring this Imam at The State Department and sending him as an emissary allowing him to raise funding for the Mosque while representing our country is sanctioning the religion associated with the Mosque which is Islam. A direct violation of the intent and principle of The Establishment Clause.
On a brighter note there is breaking news that as a developer for the Mosque, El - Gamal lied about ownership of all of the property that has been approved for the Mosque. In fact records indicate that So Ho Developers, El -Gamal's company, only owns half of the land with the other half still belonging to Con Ed the electricity company for New York City. How this will affect the Mosques future is not clear yet but if the Board which approved the building of the Mosque does its duty they will pull the plug on the approval because of the falsified information.
For the Obama administration to sanction one religion above all others by sending Imam El - Gamal to the Middle East and allowing him to use tax payer time and tax payer money to raise private funding for the Mosque is yet another example of this administrations total disregard for our Constitution, the principles of our Nation and the people who they are supposed to serve but in reality hold in disdain and contempt.