Pamela GellerThe writer is President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and author of the new book Freedom or Submission: On the Dangers of Islamic Extremism & American Complacency, as well as The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.
The Obama administration has created and appointed upwards of 40 "czars". But there is one appointment he has not made - an omission that speaks volumes.
Barack Obama has instructed the State Department to create a new appointment, US Special Representative for
Pure hate speech and Islamic anti-Semitism were promoted, and the Obama administration was there.
Muslim (Ummah) Outreach, who reports directly to the Secretary of State. This was at the urging of the head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who, while at the White House, "urged the US to quickly appoint an envoy to the Islamic bloc" - which prompted BHO to create the "new office that is responsible for outreach with Muslims around the world."
He sent his no. 2 woman at the White House, Valerie Jarrett, to speak at the racist hate-fest staged over the Fourth of July weekend by the Islamic Society of North America, an unindicted co-conspirator in a case involving the funding of the Hamas terror group. At the ISNA conference, pure hate speech and Islamic anti-Semitism were promoted, and the Obama administration was there.
Imam Warith Deen Umar spoke about his books, Jews for Salaam: The Straight Path to Global Peace, and Judaiology. Umar, the former head of New York prisons' Muslim chaplain program, repeatedly described Jewish conspiracies to control the world: "Why do this small number of people," he asked, "have control of the world? ...There's some people in the world says no Holocaust even happened. Some of their leaders say no Holocaust even happened. Well it did happen. These people were punished. They were punished for a reason, because they were serially disobedient to Allah."
Obama's Department of Homeland Security named to its official advisory council the head of an Arab American organization whose officials have labeled deadly anti-US jihadists as "heroes" and opposed referring to Hamas as a terrorist organization. This is a continuing trend, as indicated by the appointment of Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - an appointment that is troubling in many ways.
"Congratulations to Mr. Alikhan on this well-deserved appointment," said Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Los Angeles office of another unindicted co-conspirator in the same Hamas funding case, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Mr. Alikhan's new position reflects his and the community's dedication to helping preserve the security of our country. The American Muslim community can be proud of him."
One chief reason for their pride may be Alikhan's instrumental role in pressuring the Los Angeles Police Department to scrap a plan simply to count area mosques and determine the nature of their membership. Alikhan opposed this simple anti-terror measure - and now he is at the DHS.
That's not all. Obama has, in a stunning act of sponsoring terror, invited the propaganda television station of Hamas, Al-Quds TV, to film propaganda here in the United States on the dime of US taxpayer dollars.
Then, Obama honored an enemy of Israel. According to journalist Richard Baehr, Obama announced that he was "presenting the Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson. So who is Mary Robinson? An enemy of Israel to begin, and the host and mastermind of the first Durban conference" - the conference that made Islamic anti-Semitism official United Nations policy.
Obama has instituted the "US Muslim engagement" - a blueprint for appeasement that amounts, in the final
Obama honored an enemy of Israel.
analysis, to the advancement of our dhimmitude in America.
But there is one appointment Obama has failed to make. The Jerusalem Post reported: "The Obama administration has failed to name an envoy for monitoring and combating anti-Semitism around the world, as mandated by US law, since the previous ambassador was relieved of his duties at the start of the president's term more than six months ago, officials said Thursday."
Rafael Medoff, director of the Washington DC-based David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, explained: "Foot-dragging on the selection sends a message that anti-Semitism is not of great importance to the United States."
Obama sat in Reverend Wright's pew for 20 years. Twenty years - and he disingenuously claims that he didn't hear that anti-Semitic hate preacher over the state of the art sound system in that church? He heard every word. And from the looks of his policies since he has become president, he agreed with what he heard. Heartily.
Bishop E. W. Jackson, Sr., of Exodus Faith Ministries, sounds the alarm:
"Those who are paying attention and thinking about these issues do not find it unreasonable to consider that President Obama is influenced by a strain of anti-Semitism picked up from the Black community, his leftist friends and colleagues, his Muslim associations and his long period of mentorship under Jeremiah Wright. If this conclusion is accurate, Israel has some dark days ahead. For the first time in her history, she may find the president of the United States siding with her enemies. Those who believe as I do that Israel must be protected had better be ready for the fight. We are. Never again!"
I would not be surprised if, when Obama finally names an anti-Semitism envoy, he takes the opportunity to appoint an Islamophobia czar.