US Embassy-Romania Promoted Islam and Soros Foundation 2009-2012
Looking into the Romanian Embassy Land Deal over 2009-2012, when Mark Gitenstein was Ambassador August 28, 2009 – December 14, 2012. Not seeing press releases in the state dept archive (yet) but did find evidence of the Islam and the Soros Foundation influencing US Foreign Policy.
State Department annually recognizes “International Religious Freedom Day” and issues reports for various countries. For Romania, it discusses the religious make-up, the history and restoration of property since the communist block era, religion related crime, and government recognition of different faiths. Viewed 2002, 2010 and 2011 reports, all very similar and note a very small Muslim population (55k in 2002 or 0.3%) mostly in the southeast regions of Romania. The religious holidays recognized as national holidays Christmas (December 25), Orthodox Easter, Pentecost Monday, and the Assumption of Mary.
The 2002 report is basically the religious demographics of Romania. US policy is to discuss religious freedoms with the government and to respect all faiths and denominations.
The 2010 report is comparable, some minor updates to religious issues since 2002. Section IV. U.S. Government Policy illustrates the change in policy under the [Hussain] occupation in the following statement:
“The ambassador hosted a meal to break the fast following the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and an iftar dinner following the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. In addition the ambassador, deputy chief of mission and other embassy officials attended various events celebrating the different religions practiced in the country.”
The 2011 report is similar in content to the 2010 report, however, it recognizes an outside agency for conducting religious adherence studies. The report recognizes “Soros Foundation.”
“According to a survey conducted by the Soros Foundation in June, approximately 50 percent of respondents attend church at least once a month and one-third of that number state they attend church at least once a week”
The 2011 Section IV. U.S. Government Policy, it again mentions respecting all religious freedoms. But the only holiday celebration mentioned in a nation < 1% muslim, is the iftar at Ramadan (Yom Kippur not mentioned).
“The ambassador hosted an iftar (evening meal during Ramadan), inviting representatives from more than a dozen faiths. In addition, embassy officials attended various events celebrating the country’s varied religions traditions.”
Another example of the US State Department promoting Islam during 2009-2012 is [HRC] herself. She provided annual messages and receptions for iftar dinners, recognition of Ramadan, and the Eid al Fitr reception at the end of Ramadan. Recall in July 2012, Rep Bachmann asserted Huma Abedin’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. On Aug 20, 2012, end of Ramadan, the White House held their annual Eid dinner reception. Both the White House and State Department issued their annual press releases. The State Department (HRC and Abedin) did not host an Eid dinner reception until September 13, 2012.
Guess what happened Sept 11, 2012.
“the eid reception could not have been worse timing” Abedin
As for Ambassador Gitenstein, his history included working as a staffer for Senator Biden and part of his VP transition team in 2009. Likely the land lease agreement with corrupt businessman Popoviciu for the new US embassy occurred in 2009. (still searching the archives for verification)
International Religious Freedom Report for 2011
United States of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
International Religious Freedom Report for 2010
International Religious Freedom Report for 2002
End Ramadan Eid al Fitr Aug 20 2012 Press Release Aug 19 2012
C06133349 Sep 12 huma reception email
“the eid reception could not have been worse timing”