Wednesday, September 08, 2010

U2’s Bono, Erdoğan converge on interfaith project/Cordoba-AoC-CFR

U2’s Bono, Erdoğan converge on interfaith project - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U2 frontman Bono have discussed holding an interfaith event in İstanbul -- in an effort to bring the three Abrahamic religions together -- during a meeting at Dolmabahçe Palace.

"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U2 frontman Bono have discussed holding an interfaith event in İstanbul -- in an effort to bring the three Abrahamic religions together -- during a meeting at Dolmabahçe Palace.

Bono, who was in İstanbul as part of his band’s “360 degree” world tour, reportedly told the prime minister that İstanbul occurred to him to be an ideal host location. Erdoğan revealed the details of his conversation with Bono while making an appearance.

“They said they wanted to organize something with the Abrahamic religions -- Christianity, Islam and Judaism. He said that he wanted to do it in Jerusalem, but it might not be safe. I said: ‘What are you waiting for? Do it in İstanbul’,” Erdoğan explained. “He said that İstanbul had just occurred to him as well. Another member [of the band] suggested Cordoba.

Erdoğan also said: “We are a country in the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations -- it could be held in Cordoba, but İstanbul would be much more fitting. I told them that İstanbul is a city where the three Abrahamic religions come together and there are all manner of things here related to them -- and the infrastructure is well suited to it. They’re going to evaluate İstanbul as a potential site first. Whatever is required of us, we will do it.”

Erdoğan shared other details of his conversation with the U2 members, and said the musicians told him that after spending time in İstanbul, they were sorry that the nation was not yet part of the European Union...

In response to a question over being booed and hissed at during the concert, (State Minister and chief EU negotiator) Bağış added: “Bono performed an act of great courtesy by thanking me in front of tens of thousands of people. It was a great honor for me. Some people may have different sensitivities or prejudices; I invite them to take a stroll down the Bosporus Bridge. I think that’d be the best medicine for their prejudices. We represent not just those who love us, but those who do not love us also."


Why Cordoba?

"Ground Zero Islamic center’s funding leads to CFR
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor
Aug 27, 2010, 00:24

My first whiff of the news was an unsettling email from a reader of my article, ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ inflating Islamophobia, indicating The Council on Foreign Relations, i.e. the Rockefeller Globalist cabal, had a hand in this. The writer was annoyed at my not considering it.

I hadn’t considered it since my focus had been on the fact that the destruction of 9/11 was not perpetrated by Muslim nations as stated categorically by the New York Post, ignoring the very possible involvement of Israel, which has a history of false-flag attacks.

I received a second email from the Corbett Report, a video report whose Sunday stories were the Ground Zero Mosque Distraction, Israel Lobby, Apple and Orwell, the first with some fascinating information about Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, who heads up the Cordoba Initiative, i.e., the building of the Ground Zero Islamic center. Eureka!

The Cordoba Initiative, and Imam Rauf, Corbett went on to say, were affiliated with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and support for that came from fellow Council on Foreign Relations’ members. Imam Rauf himself was on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Religious Advisory Committee. The Cordoba initiative’s website cited “Christian support for the Cordoba House” from a Christian publication, “Sojourners,” which is owned by evangelical Christian writer and political activist Jim Wallis, also a sitting member of the CFR’s Religious Advisory Committee. Wow!

At some point, the American Society for Muslim Advancement ( was shown on the screen along with: “Our Supporters: U.S. Foundations.” After wincing, I froze the frame and downloaded the list, which included the Carnegie Corporations of New York, Rockefeller Brothers, Rockefeller Philanthropy, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Hunt Alternatives, to mention a few of the globalist pack.

There was also a clip of David Rockefeller speechifying at the CFR and welcoming back Dick Cheney to a meeting. Of course, Cheney remarked that he was happy to be there, was once “director” of the organization though he didn’t mention it when he was running for Congress from his native Wyoming. This drew a big laugh from the elite insiders present.(...)

Corbett’s last piece focused on ideas for coming advancements in Apple i-Pods and i-Phones that seemed to be straight out of Orwell’s1984, forecasting coming police-friendly improvements/intrusions on every conceivable form of personal privacy from Apple....

“The Imam of the now infamous “ground zero mosque” is a member of the ultra elitist Council On Foreign Relations and receives financial backing from powerful globalist sources including the Rockefellers, the Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation."


AoC's John Esposito on Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf:

"JOHN ESPOSITO, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: Feisal is, from my point of view- he is 'Mr. Mellow.'

FEYERICK (voice-over): Imam Feisal is a Sufi Muslim, at the other end of the Islamic spectrum from the radical theology that feeds groups like al Qaeda.

ESPOSITO: He approaches Islam spiritually. He is a Sufi in background, which means one pursues, if you will, a more, kind of, spiritual mystical path."


stay tuned!


1 comment:

Constance Cumbey said...

The Sufis were usually the key elements if past Islamic armies. Their mysticism is one and same with the New Age ones I have studied since 1981 -- the Sufis were players with the Theosophists on the Krishnamurti issues and Salvador de Madariaga was deeply involved with them and their leaders.