Braley targeted in new ad

The American Future Fund is following through on its plan to spend big $$$ in Iowa’s first congressional district.  Read today’s news release below.  Braley’s campaign spokeswoman responded here, calling the AFF a “shadowy group” and saying Braley took an oath to defend the Constitution, and that includes “fighting for religious freedom.”

AFF Launches TV Ad Blasting Bruce Braley’s Endorsement of Mosque Near Ground Zero
DCCC Vice Chair and Iowa Congressman insensitive and out-of-touch with Americans 
Des Moines, IA—Today, American Future Fund (AFF) launched a TV ad entitled “Mosque” in Iowa.  The 30-second ad highlights Congressman Bruce Braley’s support for a proposed Islamic mosque to be built two blocks from Ground Zero.

Imam Faisal Rauf, the Muslim cleric building the mosque, has implied that the US shares more responsibility over the 9/11 attacks than Al-Qaeda.  In a July 2005 speech at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Center in Adelaide, Australia, Rauf said, “We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than Al Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims.”

In the Islamic culture, mosques are built on grounds that the Muslim people have conquered. (Washington Times, 6/29/10; Reuters 8/2/08)   Rauf is currently raising millions of dollars from secret donors overseas for the proposed mosque near Ground Zero. (AP, 8/17/10; New York Post 5/25/10)
When asked for his opinion about the proposed mosque that is to be built on sacred ground where nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by Islamic terrorists on 9/11, Braley said as long as it is zoned correctly, the mosque should be built. (The Iowa Republican, 8/23/10)

Even Washington liberals can see why the building of a mosque near Ground Zero is incredibly insensitive.  New York Governor David Patterson and Nevada Senator Harry Reid, both Democrats, oppose its construction.  Liberal Nancy Pelosi stands with Braley as being supportive of the mosque.
AFF spokesperson Nick Ryan stated, “This insensitive and crass opinion by an Iowan Congressman does not reflect the views of hardworking people of Eastern Iowa.  Not only is the suggested mosque tactless, it is offensive to those families whose loved ones died in those horrible terrorist attacks.”
Ryan continued, “Braley’s extreme views clearly are not in-line with Iowa values, and he is out-of-touch with the American People.  It is obvious that as DCCC Vice Chair, Braley is too wrapped up in siding with Pelosi than doing what is right.”

The ad urges viewers to contact Braley and let him know how they feel about the proposed mosque.

View the ad here. < 

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