Back in June of 2009, I did a series of posts on Obama's adoption of the US Muslim Engagement, which was, in effect, a charter for dhimmitude. I don't think people understood the implications of the directive at the time, but it has become increasingly clear in the ensuing year.
Obama's speech to the Muslim world, the redirection of NASA to promote the Muslim world, the creation of a new office at the State Department that is responsible for outreach with Muslims around the world to“engage with Muslims around the world on a people-to-people and organizational level" -- all that is just the tip of the iceberg. It is systemic throughout all government agencies, and the American people are very much in the dark as to how much their taxpayer dollars are going overseas to fund jihad under the guise of "youth" programs, "interfaith" groups and organizations (though the faith only goes one way) and those notorious "Islamic charities."
Yesterday, we learned that the dishonest Imam Rauf was in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar for Ground Zero mosque money here. He was not accompanied by his waiter. Today we learn that he was traveling on your dime.
Rauf's trip to Muslim countries that are rife with jihad, jiyza and delusions of a global Islamic state was disturbing enough on its face, but worse still is that fact that the feds are financing his trip. Terror-tied Rauf is comfortably ensconced in the bosom of the Obama State Department (check this out). The New York Post elaborates:
The imam behind a plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero is set to depart on a multi-country jaunt to the Middle East funded by the State Department -- raising concerns that taxpayers may be helping him with the controversial project's $100 million fund-raising goal.
Feisal Abdul Rauf is taking the publicly funded trip to foster "greater understanding" about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States, the State Department confirmed yesterday.
"He is a distinguished Muslim cleric," said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, when asked about the journey, reportedly to include stops in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar.
What exactly defines a "distinguished Muslim cleric?" Rauf helped finance terrorists in Turkey, blames the US and the West for Islamic terrorism, declares Islamic terrorism was caused by “humiliating” and “ignoring” Muslim World, supports Hamas, expouses "religious dialogue" in the English press but tells the Arabic press,"I don't believe in religious dialogue".....and so on.
"I think we are in the process of arranging for him to travel as part of this program, and it is to foster a greater understanding about the region around the world among Muslim-majority communities," P.J. Crowley added.
Crowley said no fund-raising for the mosque and cultural center during the trip would be permitted. "That would not be something he could do as part of our program," he said.
Abdul Rauf said funds for the center will come from Muslims and members of his congregation.
But a London-based Arabic-language newspaper that interviewed Abdul Rauf reported that he says he also will collect money from Muslim and Arab nations around the world -- raising the possibility his goodwill mission could help him build contacts in oil-rich states.
This is all part of a much larger plan that subjugates the US to Islamic sharia.
The document is deeply informed by the objectives of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). The OIC is made up of 57 Muslim-majority nations. Because of Saudi Arabia and its proxies, the Muslim Brotherhood has become the most powerful force in the Conference. The US Muslim Engagement is the charter for our dhimmitude. It's the basis for John Kerry's hearing taqiyya last year, which resulted in yesterday's announced legislation by Kerry, to bring Muslim workers to America. It is a sweeping campaign by operatives like Fareed Zakaria, aided by his propaganda on how we have to accept Islamic governments and shariah.
A communiqué issued after a summit in Mecca declared:
"The Conference underlined the need to collectively endeavor to reflect the noble Islamic values, counter Islamophobia, defamation of Islam and its values and desecration of Islamic holy sites, and to effectively coordinate with States as well as regional and international institutions and organizations to urge them to criminalize this phenomenon as a form of racism."
Underwritten largely by George Soros' and other left-wing foundations, Changing Course seems to reflect predominantly the recommendations of groups the government has established are Muslim Brotherhood fronts, such as the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Both are represented in the Engagement Project's "Leadership Group." Accordingly, its book calls for:
* "engagement with groups that have clearly demonstrated a commitment to nonviolent participation in politics" (read: the Brotherhood);
* "not equat[ing] reform with secularism, nor...assum[ing] that reformers who advocate some form of Shariah as the basis for the rule of law will inevitably abuse human rights or adopt anti-American policies";
* "not supply[ing] additional ammunition to extremists by linking the term ‘Islam' or key tenets of the religion of Islam with the actions of extremist or terrorist groups";
* Launching "an education program comparable in scale" to "the more than $7 billion" invested in the "post-Sputnik U.S. commitment to math and science education" to "education on Islam and Muslims, sustained over a decade or more, focused on teacher training and curriculum in middle and high schools, and colleges."
Take a look at page 80 of the US Muslim Engagement Project, aggressively promoted by the Obama administration:
SPUTNIK!? Vis a vis Islam?
Note the reduction of the rejection rates for applicants from Muslim countries.