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Farah Pandith: Obama’s Recycled Envoy to the Muslim World
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The Obama administration has appointed a Muslim woman, Farah Pandith, as America’s special representative to the Muslim world. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Farah Pandith would play a leading role in US efforts to “engage Muslims around the world”.
Ms. Pandith’s appointment is yet another bizarre move by the Obama Administration that has managed to slither under the dysfunctional radar of America’s MainStreamMedia®.
During his inaugural speech, and again in his “Apology to Islam” rant at Cairo University, President Barack Obama pledged to seek a ‘new way forward’ with the Muslim world, after what he claims were eight years of tense relations with the Ummah under former President Bush.
Obama’s actions and proclamations should keep historians and psychoanalysts occupied for decades to come.
Barack Hussein Obama, who has obviously assumed the role as spokesman for the"Muslim World”, is the only leader of a Muslim country to have complained about the Bush Administration’s relations with the Islamic leadership. Indeed, many American conservatives and non-Muslims were appalled by what they viewed as Dubya’s unhealthy preoccupation with all things Islamic.
For those delusional souls who insist on embracing every unsubstantiated statement, and shallow, whimsical appointment made by the Administration, may I remind you of these uncomfortable facts.
The Obama-Clinton envoy to the “Muslim World” has, since 2007, been George W. Bush’s “Senior Advisor for Muslim Engagement”. Perhaps Ms.Pandith’s appointment is part of an energy saving and recycling scheme. There certainly will not be much of a carbon footprint cast in D.C. since Farah has held virtually the same position for over two years. She won’t even have to move offices.
The main significance of the Bush-Obama-Clinton envoy is her gender. Islam’s representatives to the Judeo-Christian World have traditionally been bearded males.
Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be favorably impressed by Ms.Pandith’s re-appointment.