hat tip Randall
President Hussein rejected a trip to pay his respects to the American dead in Normandy. Barack Obama, concerned about offending Britain and Germany, refused despite attempts by vigorous President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to persuade the new American president ..... instead he went mosque hopping.
(Agence France-Presse) The president smiled when he was shown a scripture mentioning the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Hussein, Obama's middle name ...
And he made it a priority to attend the 2nd Forum of Alliance of Civilizations in Istanbul:
This is the forum where President Hussein Obama invited the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, to the White House. The encounter took place during the official reception given by the Turkish Prime Minister, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, where the President reiterated to the Secretary General the willingness and readiness of the US Administration to explore areas of cooperation with the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
The objective of the OIC is described this way by Bat Ye'or: The Islamic Conference, which is a group that brings together 57 Muslim countries, has decided to bring into the international forefront and into the Western world, this rule of Dhimmitude that imposed the respect of Islam by non-Muslims. This is what we see now, and they have decided too, that the Muslims who are integrated in non-Muslim countries are a part of the universal Ummah, and that their rights to be respected must be applied.
In reviewing the DOHA Compact and the US Muslim engagement, it is the template for President O's action plan, rhetoric and strategy. His action and deed is so close to these documents, it seems as if O's speechwriters lifted copy straight from the document.
Basically a group of Muslims were signatories to the Doha compact. Why we are allowing Muslims to dictate our foreign policy and domestic acquiescence to Islam is beyond me. Has everyone lost their cotton pickin' mind?
Here are excerpts Download 10 doha_compact.
Repairing the rift between the United States and the Muslim world must begin with respect. Lack of mutual respect has been an important driver behind the deterioration of relations between the United States and the Muslim world since 9/11. We do not know enough about each other—our respective religions, values, intentions, and ways of life—and such ignorance has often fueled mutual suspicion and distrust. A new relationship must begin with greater education, understanding, and empathy.
The next U.S. administration—whether Democratic or Republican—must make it an urgent priority to set this complicated relationship on a better path. On February 16-18, 2008, the Brookings Institution and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar convened approximately 200 American and Muslim world leaders at the 5th annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum, to explore how to chart a new direction in the relationship. The policy recommendations that emerged from this discussion can be grouped around four basic themes.
Review the document: Download 10 doha compact. It reads like Obama's action plan.
The United States should be more willing to reach out to Islamist parties that genuinely demonstrate their readiness to embrace the democratic rules of the game and reject violence. The U.S. may potentially share with these groups a common interest in advancing reform and marginalizing extremists.
Obama's outreach to the Taliban.
This document reads like the negotiated surrender of America to Islam. And even farther fetched, President Hussein is following every recommendation.
U.S. policy makers need to be more careful in the language they use not to lump together the faithful with the fanatical. Ill-considered termslike “Islamofascism,” “Islamic terrorism,” and “Islamic jihadist” tend to alienate potential friends, while implicitly endorsing the worldview of extremists like bin Laden by suggesting they are true Muslims, engaged in a civilizational clash with the West and conducting their violent acts in the name of Islam. Alternate terms like “violent extremists from the Muslim world” or “Muslim extremists” are preferred because it decouples religion and politics.
which has unfortunately become a symbol of American excesses and
extralegal maneuvers in the war on terror.
It should ban the use of torture in the interrogation of terrorist suspects.
Even if such techniques as waterboarding are successful in
extracting information from high-value targets—a claim open to
dispute—such methods have badly undermined American prestige
and credibility around the world and, perhaps most critically, badly
alienated the global Muslim community.
America should rebuild the trust it has squandered
over the years with citizens of the Muslim world.
The next American president should travel to the region early in his
or her term, meeting not only with leaders, but also visiting mosques
and engaging in dialogue with ordinary people. And he should
pledge to adopt a new policy of listening to the concerns of the
Muslim world. For this purpose, the next American president should
appoint a special high-level U.S. envoy to the region as a whole
The United States needs to be more present in the Muslim world and
in more effective ways. The United States should create numerous
American centers throughout the region, some as simple as internet
This plan is already put into action. Check out this news article: At the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations Forum,
Cisco announced Dialogue Café, an initiative designed to connect
diverse groups of citizens from around the world to stimulate ideas that address
social, environmental and economic issues, such as youth literacy and job skills
needed for the 21st century.
United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations and Cisco to Create Dialogue Café
At the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations Forum, Cisco announced Dialogue Café, an initiative designed to connect diverse groups of citizens from around the world to stimulate ideas that address social, environmental and economic issues, such as youth literacy and job skills needed for the 21st century.
The cafés will bring ordinary people together to share their common interests and concerns. They will be linked by life-size, high-definition video and sound allowing people from different cities and cultures to talk and meet despite being located on different sides of the world.
Dialogue Café is an open initiative, and its founders encourage other organizations to join. Under the patronage and institutional support of the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations, Dialogue Café is initially being developed by the Anna Lindh Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Cisco and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). The concept of Dialogue Café is based on the idea that ordinary people, given the opportunity, will explore their common interests - even across geographical and political divides. Cisco TelePresence screens in cafés will enable people to chat, exchange ideas and collaborate in new ways.
The first cafés are expected to be up and running by October 2009 in seven cities across the globe, including Amman,Jordan; Doha, Qatar; Istanbul, Turkey; London, New York, Paris and Shanghai, China. Additional cities will be added in conjunction with the Shanghai World Expo, in May 2010.
America needs to demonstrate that it has no imperial designs on the region.
This would be funny if it weren't so flawed and insulting. We are the only nation in history that defends itself against an aggressor, crushes the evil, rebuilds the nations and leaves. Yes, leaves. Islam, OTOH, is supremacist and imperialistic - look at the once Christian Middle East - only Lebanon (which will fall to Hezb'Allah, the party of Allah, at any moment) is the last non-Islamic country outside of Israel. And you see how psychotic Islam is over Israel. They cannot "tolerate or respect" that tiny nation. As for the rest of the world, Europe is cooked, done.
military presence in the region. It should reiterate its interest in withdrawing
from Iraq and bases elsewhere in the region just as soon as
security conditions permit.
Obama is working on it.
law. It should demonstrate through its actions that it is willing
to abide by international law, out of recognition that this is the best
way over the long-term to advance U.S. interests and the rule of law
Yes, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Alliance of Civilizations and the Islamized UN.
the changing realities and demands of the 21st century, it should
seek ways to increase the representation of Muslim-majority countries
in these bodies. For example, following the recommendations
of the U.N. high-level task force, it should consider semi-permanent
Security Council membership for one or more large, moderate Muslim-
America should back off its heavy-handed approach to democratization, but not abandon its support for those endeavoring to expand freedoms in the Muslim world.
Honor killings, suicide bombers, clitorectomies, jihad, slavery, pursuit of WMD- who is heavy handed?
been imposed successfully by force. With the notable exceptions of
Germany and Japan, American interventions across the twentieth
century rarely succeeded in implanting enduring democratic institutions.
In other words, forget freedom. Sharia.
reform in the region, the United States should redefine its strategy.
This should include recognizing that its credibility has been severely
undermined as a champion of democracy in the region and that it
needs to take a step back and be more modest in its ambition and
In the end, domestic pressure from within for reform is more likely to
induce change than any kind of suasion from without. U.S. foreign
assistance policy should be built upon the recognition that democratization
must come from within and have a strong indigenous base.
In lieu of emphasizing democracy and elections, the United States
may have greater success if it focuses its efforts more narrowly—on
the pragmatic promotion of human needs and rights, the rule of law,
independent judiciaries and civil society institutions.
Oh yes, we see how well that has worked in say ..... Iran.
UPDATE:Un-indicted co-conspirator, terror tied CAIR is dictating the terms of America's submission to Islam. Note the demands for more Muslim advisory posts in the administration in order to change domestic and foreign policy (2:41), plus the usual victim card, etc., etc. as outlined in the Doha Compact (below) and the US-Muslim engagement document. (hat tip Kasper)