September 8th, 2010
01:38 PM ET

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Johnny Five

    I think we all know he wears makeup! He could be Tammy Bakers Avon salesrep.

    September 9, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  2. meena

    The world is becoming more dengerous it seems like. The Imam said that it was in New York Time last december that they were trying to build the Islamic Com. Center and there were no opposition than so he went forward with the plan. Now, we should all know and he is right if they relocates the extrimist will find another reason to attack us again. The Imam seems to have good intentions. CNN is focusing on points that will drive media around, and leaving the points he mentioned that he wouldn't have done so if he know it would casue this much of tention.

    September 9, 2010 at 7:20 am |
  3. Phillip Eriksen

    The interview Rauf was the worst interview of the year! Not one question about the Rauf's lack of statements after 9/11. He almost threatens us if we deny his location. No discussion of the way women of the Muslim world are treated. We are not a Muslin Country The intervierer was on the defensive. She was poor at best.

    September 9, 2010 at 12:36 am |
  4. Reality

    Professor John Esposito, who based on the comments in the topic video, again shows how his soul has been bought by Islam via the $20 million dollar "donation/bribe" given to Georgetown University by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a member of Saudi Royal family and businessman worth about $19 billion. One must wonder how much "Imam" Rauf is selling his soul for?


    September 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  5. Reality

    In 1997, the topic imam founded the American Society for Muslim Advancement (originally named the American Sufi Muslim Association[9]), supposedly a civil society organization aimed at promoting positive engagement between American society and American Muslims. The organization is now headed by his wife, Daisy Khan, an interior designer by profession.[2]

    In 2003, Rauf founded the Cordoba Initiative, another registered nonprofit organization with offices in both New York and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As CEO of Cordoba Initiative, Rauf coordinates projects that emphasize the bonds that connect the Muslim world and the West.

    Typically, CEO's and founders of "non-profits" pay themselves ~$200,000/yr. So that would mean that the topic imam and his wife make about $400,000/yr so why do the US taxpayers pay for this guy's expenses when he is out trying to "improve" Muslim relations by building offensive mosques and collecting contributions to do so? Is that not a function of his group and therefore charged to them? And how is this topic imam able to declare his "non-profit" a church thereby freeing him from filing a Form 990 so we can see exactly where he is getting his support and who he supports with said funds?

    We await the imam's response!!!

    September 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
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