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The State Department gets religion
Does the 1st Amendment’s ban on the “establishment of religion” end at the water’s edge? That question arose several years ago when it was revealed that the U.S. Agency for International Development had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to rehabilitate four mosques in Fallouja, Iraq, the site of a major U.S. military operation in 2004, and had included biblical references in educational materials for an AIDS prevention program in Africa.
By Michael McGough
August 19, 2013