Apparently the Federal Government can’t give money to religious groups except outside the US. I wonder what provisions the State Department has made to ensure that this Bulgarian mosque will not be staffed or influenced by radical Muslims who want nothing more for State than to drop a bomb on it. From the Focus News Agency, with thanks to Nikolai:
Ambassador Pardew signed agreement with the Mayor of Silistra Ivo Andonov for reconstruction of the built in 16th century Kurshumlu Mosque, announced BNR….
The signed agreement today provides US 32,000 gratuitous help from the US State Department for reconstruction of one of the biggest mosques in Northeast Bulgaria.