In what can only be described as a mind-boggling policy move, the State Department recruited Muslim participants at a conference sponsored by groups with ties to radical Islamists to become members of its foreign service.
Foreign Service officers represent the United States at its embassies and consulates around the globe. The recruitment drive is part of the Obama Administration’s larger Muslim outreach policy.
Mark Ward, the Deputy Special Coordinator in the Office of Middle East Transition, gave a 90-minute seminar on career opportunities for Muslim youths during a recent conference held in Chicago by the Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America.
Other speakers at the conference included a fundraiser for the Holy Land Foundation convicted of funneling millions of dollars to Hamas, and a founder of the MAS who praised Palestinian terrorists in a presentation on jihad and “martyrdom.”
Joining Ward in presenting the jobs seminar was a man named Oussama Jammal, president of the Mosque Foundation, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Holy Land Foundation.
As part of its Muslim outreach efforts, the State Department has also reportedly been meeting in secret with Islamist groups, has sent a known anti-American cleric on a Mideast outreach tour, and has dumbed down federal anti-terrorism training to eliminate “negative references” to Muslims. Hillary Clinton even used her authority to allow two banned Islamic scholars to enter the United States.
Much has been written, outside the mainstream media, about the infiltration of the Obama Administration by the Muslim Brotherhood, particularly at the State Department, where Clinton’s top aide had undisputed family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Radio host and author Mark Levin takes it further, though, calling President Obama a “sympathizer” who has deliberately armed the “Islamonazi” regime in Egypt and nominated “Israel hater” Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense.
“So why would a president nominate somebody like Chuck Hagel?” Levin asked rhetorically. “Because the president is Chuck Hagel. He’s a sympathizer with the most radical elements in the Middle East and he’s an Israel hater. That’s why he nominated Hagel.”
This Administration’s blind trust of radical Islamists has led to the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere. It is driving the war in Syria and blocking action against Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
With the White House delivering F-16s to the radicals in charge of Egypt even as it tries to disarm Americans, it’s clear the wolves are in charge of the hen house.