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Stay-at-Home Policies Treat Mosques Same as Churches

Stay-at-Home Policies Treat Mosques Same as Churches

A Facebook post claims that mosques have been allowed to remain open for services, while churches have not. But all places of worship are treated the same by state regulations that prohibit religious gatherings in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Overstated Funding for Overseas Mosques

Overstated Funding for Overseas Mosques

Q: Did the Obama administration spend $770 million restoring overseas mosques?

A: That claim is based on a misleading television news report about a 20-year funding project that ended well before Barack Obama became president.

FactChecking Iowa Debate

FactChecking Iowa Debate

Republican presidential candidates squared off in Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 11, offering claims, criticism and arguments. We found some false and misleading statements among them …

Funding Mosques Overseas

Q: Is President Obama using tax dollars to rebuild mosques around the world?
A: Yes — and to rebuild historic churches and temples as well. The State Department’s program to preserve overseas cultural landmarks started funding projects under President Bush in 2001.