The State Department refused CBS's request for an interview. When asked why they were spending millions on mosques, the State Department said in an email, "it is fighting Islamic extremism by building relationshps with islamic leaders."
Nonie Darwish responds, "trying to buy respect in the Middle East just shows US weakness." "America is not showing its power, it is showing appeasement." "They're laughing all the way to the bank."
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