Aug 27 2010
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the same imam who is trying put his Victory mosque at Ground Zero and whose goal is “to establish an American-style Islam in the U.S.”
The Shoebat Foundation has obtained shocking audio of Ground Zero mosque project chief Feisal Abdul Rauf, in his own voice, boasting in Arabic that Pres. Obama’s historic speech in Cairo was provided by the Imam’s work with the Cordova Initiative. Rauf cites the inclusion of what he calls “The Blue Print,” which, according to him, was the solution to the Islamic-American divide.
Rauf claimed that Chapter 6 of the his work, engineered by the Cordova Initiative, was the construct for the entire speech. “This is an example of the impact of our work in a positive way to be used by the President.”
“The blue print,” Rauf elaborated, included everything from US policy to Jewish and Christian relations with Muslims…
In the recording dated February 5th, 2010 Rauf boasted that: “We have to look at it [as] how to engineer solutions. At the Cordova Initiative we think of ourselves as an engineering shop. Yes. We have an analytical approach. Our work has been that.
It is crucial to note that the Arabic version of Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book (What’s right with Islam is what’s right with America) was published in Malaysia titled “A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America Post-9/11.” Islamic “dawa” translated means “summons to Islam.”
In a February 2010 interview with Hani Alwaziri discusses Rauf’s plans for what he terms “American Style Islam” and the Cordova Initiative goals for the US, Rauf stated that his goal was, “…to establish an American style Islam in the United States” in which he explains his aspiration of spreading Islam in America by using flexibility and molding Islam to become palatable to the American culture while preserving the integrity of Islamic ideology. We need to provide a global Islam in accordance with the nature of each society.” New Media Journal