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Pastor Rick Warren, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) ,and Valerie Jarrett, Embrace Muslim Outreach
http://www.america.gov/st/peopleplace-english/2009/July/200907091709002SAdemahoM0.9171215.html ^ | January 03rd 2010

Posted on 01/03/2010 1:24:07 PM PST by Steelfish

Pastor Rick Warren, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) ,and Valerie Jarrett Warn Against Stereotyping Muslims

Pastor Rick Warren, left, shakes hands with Yusuf Islam, best known by his former name Cat Stevens, after speaking at the convention. [Pic in URL]

Ahmed Mohamed Staff Writer

Washington — More than 30,000 Muslims from across America attended the 46th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) July 3–6 in Washington, where they heard calls for building bridges of understanding and for increased involvement in community service programs.

The ISNA meeting is described as the largest annual gathering of Muslim Americans. Also included were parallel conventions by the Muslim Students Association of North America, Muslim Youth of North America, the Islamic Medical Association of North America, and many smaller groups associated under the umbrella group ISNA.

In addition to building bridges of understanding and cooperation between diverse Muslim communities, ISNA now plays a pivotal role in extending those bridges to include all people of faith in North America. Various speakers illustrated this new, broader agenda.

Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser and assistant to President Obama for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, commended ISNA for addressing critical issues such as “increasing civic engagement and interfaith cooperation, protecting the rights of the disabled and elderly, addressing domestic violence, improving education and health care, expanding renewable energy and protecting the environment.”

“As this convention demonstrates,” she said, “gone are the days of describing distinct sets of ‘Muslim issues’ and ‘American issues.’ Your work here is crucial in confronting the challenges that all Americans are facing. And you help advance the new beginning between the United States and Muslim communities around the world that the president called for in Cairo.”

ISNA President Ingrid Mattson talked about the diversity of Islam and Muslims’ changing place in American society.

(Excerpt) Read more at america.gov ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: outreach; rickwarren
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1 posted on 01/03/2010 1:24:08 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Suckers. Befriend them, then cut their throats. Some people will never learn.


2 posted on 01/03/2010 1:30:58 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Steelfish
When I see an Amish terrorist, I'll stop stereotyping muslims.

Rick Warren is an idiot too.

3 posted on 01/03/2010 1:33:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: troy McClure

Ping, comments?


4 posted on 01/03/2010 1:33:51 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Steelfish

Wasn’t there a time when Cat Stephens was not welcome in the US? Seems to me I remember an incident where he was on a list of those who could not visit and was denied entry.


5 posted on 01/03/2010 1:34:03 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: Steelfish

Useful Idiots sucking up to an extremist religion.


6 posted on 01/03/2010 1:36:30 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: ReneeLynn

We must allow no visitors or immigrants from Muslin countries that don’t reciprocate with the freedom to build Christian and Catholic Churches in their countries or where their peoples persecute Christians.

Now that’s a courageous message of outreach I’d like to see Pastor Warren demand of his Muslim admirers.


7 posted on 01/03/2010 1:37:09 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: DJ MacWoW

I would not give Warren one red cent and was thrilled to see Fox seemingly cut him loose this holiday and didn’t run his programs wall-to-wall as they did the prior two or three years over Christmas.


8 posted on 01/03/2010 1:37:46 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: jwparkerjr

Cat Stevens was an enthusiastic supporter of jihad and praised the 9/11 terrorists. He seems to have realized that overtly expressing that attitude was counterproductive, however.

Valerie Jarrett is a Muslim, and Rick Warren is an idiot.


9 posted on 01/03/2010 1:39:28 PM PST by livius
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To: jwparkerjr

He was on the ‘no fly’ list, yet made it on a plane to the USA.. He was sent right back to the UK. He had made donations to terrorist organizations.


10 posted on 01/03/2010 1:40:42 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: Steelfish

That would take courage rather than sappy sentimentality. He won’t do it.


11 posted on 01/03/2010 1:41:37 PM PST by Pelham (ObamaCare, it comes with a toe tag)
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To: Steelfish

Amen to that!


12 posted on 01/03/2010 1:42:27 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: Steelfish

LOL! This guy Warren is such a con artist and clown. Is his congregation that stupid?

Democrats = Party of Islam


13 posted on 01/03/2010 1:47:33 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

Con Artist 100%! and Utter Fool along with Valerie jarrett and Cat Stevens.


14 posted on 01/03/2010 1:49:34 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Pastor Rick Warren, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) ,and Valerie Jarrett Warn Against Stereotyping Muslims

Why are they preaching to us...They to tell the Muslims to stop acting like stereotypes.


15 posted on 01/03/2010 1:49:53 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Steelfish
I'm O.K. with "Purpose Driven" Muslims...
As long as we know:
Exactly **is** their purpose?

16 posted on 01/03/2010 1:54:22 PM PST by RonDog
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To: darkwing104
Why are they preaching to us...They to tell the Muslims to stop acting like stereotypes.

Why are they preaching to us...They need to tell the Muslims to stop acting like stereotypes.


17 posted on 01/03/2010 1:54:34 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Steelfish

Glug,glug - Warren’s into the Koolaid these days and reading from the Obambi/Jarrett/I-can’t-be-bothered-to-go-to-church-at-Christmas bible...hey, Rickie, get your boy to go to church sometime and then we’ll listen to your opinions....


18 posted on 01/03/2010 1:55:13 PM PST by matginzac
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To: darkwing104

Muslims need to be told to stop acting as Muslims.


19 posted on 01/03/2010 1:56:00 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: darkwing104

The Muslims need to do the outreaching, saying ‘sorry, Christian and Jewish brethren for our past deeds and hatred of you. We repent of that.’. But you’re not going to see THAT happen.

I’m sick of these nambie-pambies.


20 posted on 01/03/2010 1:56:02 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: darkwing104; Steelfish
Pastor Rick Warren, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) ,and Valerie Jarrett Warn Against Stereotyping Muslims

Why are they preaching to us... tell the Muslims to stop acting like stereotypes.

Thank you. You nailed it. I agree with you one hundred percent.

21 posted on 01/03/2010 1:56:08 PM PST by marron
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To: Steelfish

Yo, Rick, they’ll slice off your noggin as fast as anyone else’s. Get a clue, Rick.

Daniel Pearl, RIP.


22 posted on 01/03/2010 1:56:11 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (RINO-B-GONE Stock up on it now.)
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To: darkwing104
“LOL! This guy Warren is such a con artist and clown. Is his congregation that stupid?”

He asked for $900k and the congregation kicked in $2.4MM so I guess the answer is yes.

23 posted on 01/03/2010 1:58:01 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: Frantzie
LOL! This guy Warren is such a con artist and clown.

Is his congregation that stupid?

Apparently, YES!

Check out all the "a fool and his money" threads, here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/rickwarren/index

24 posted on 01/03/2010 1:58:12 PM PST by RonDog
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To: bwc2221

Great minds think alike. :o)


25 posted on 01/03/2010 1:58:47 PM PST by RonDog
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To: Steelfish

A few days ago, Rick Warren, chief proponent of the gimme-get-some school of Christianity, was begging his supporters for almost a million dollars due to a contributions shortfall.

He blamed it on the recession. It’s entirely possible that this sort of thing has more to do with it.


27 posted on 01/03/2010 2:20:56 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: All
I am feeling a rant....

I, like many others here, am getting sick an tired of being told we must pander to one group or another. These people want to kill us and our families and friends. Most of these group (Choose any one) we are being asked to pander too wish us harm. They hate us...Even Satan wouldn't would trust the I am a victim crowd. They are liars.

Any individual or group that acts in a stereotypical fashion is the stereotype. Stereotypes often have a foundation in fact. Deal with it.

Right now, the Muslims Extremists damn near have a monopoly on terrorism, intolerance and hate. The silence of the majority of Muslims implies agreement. That is not stereotyping but an observation. Prove me wrong.

Before any holier than thou piece of work tells us otherwise they need to look in a mirror first...That is of course, if their religion allows them.

Rant off


28 posted on 01/03/2010 2:23:08 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: livius

Valerie Jarrett is Muslim? It is impossible to understand why any American Woman would embrace Islam.


29 posted on 01/03/2010 2:28:24 PM PST by buffyt (I don't agree with Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Nelson, Landreiu, does that make me RACIST?)
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To: arbooz

Most people don’t understand islam. At all. When does their violence stop being isolated incidents?


30 posted on 01/03/2010 2:29:38 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: buffyt
Valerie Jarrett embraces anything that hates America...


31 posted on 01/03/2010 2:30:26 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104

TRUE, had not thought of that angle, but for Females, Islam is horrible! I have a daughter, I do not want SHARIA law in USA.


32 posted on 01/03/2010 2:37:51 PM PST by buffyt (I don't agree with Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Nelson, Landreiu, does that make me RACIST?)
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To: Steelfish

Good luck with that Rick.


33 posted on 01/03/2010 2:43:26 PM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Steelfish
Yet when Rick Warren revealed that his church was $900,00 in debt, Christians across the nation donated money to help Saddleback church to finish 2009 in the black. Apparently, American Christians support Rick Warren's escapades.
34 posted on 01/03/2010 2:46:44 PM PST by yongin
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To: Steelfish
This is unChristian. The unwritten assumption here is that Warren (or any of the “cooperating Christians”) will not attempt to evangelize and convert any of the Muslims. Clearly the Muslims would not have agreed to this unless that was observed. But, to work with or address a multitude of muslims without sharing the faith is to disregard the great commission. The clear implication is that working for worldly gains trumps salvation. He is trading eternity for a handful of magic beans.
35 posted on 01/03/2010 2:53:14 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Steelfish
"He must be killed. The Qur'an makes it clear - if someone defames the prophet, then he must die."

--Yusef Islam, commenting on the 1989 fatwa against Salman Rushdie.

As for Rick Warren -- well, I never cared for heretic clergy, so he can shove it.

As for Valerie Jarrett, as one of the gang of fools who currently runs this country -- she can shove it too.

36 posted on 01/03/2010 3:04:40 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Steelfish

Rick Warren sounds like he is one of those “many paths to Heaven” types. God will not be fooled. Rick Warren is a Purpose Driven Asshat whose purpose is to lead people astray.


37 posted on 01/03/2010 3:08:45 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: darkwing104; All
I second your rant, and here's one of my own.

I'll believe American Muslims are sincere when they send a large group to Egypt/Pakistan/Afganistan/Take-your-pickistan, round up the criminals who kill/rape/forcefully convert Christians, and either throw them in prison or behead them.

I'll believe American Muslims are sincere when they start informing on the imams and mullahs who call for the destruction of the West, the death of all Christians and the Jooooos, and who want to promote jihad.

I'll believe American Muslims are sincere when they set up groups to defend the West, promote democracy, and refute forced conversions and shaira law in Muslim countries. When I see bare-headed women articulately giving speeches in Take-your-pick-istan explaining that democracy is better for women than Islamic law, and that the women should be a force for social change in Islamic countries, then I'll take them seriously.

Until then they can go pound sand and/or STFU. Ditto for Rick Warren, who has become a MAJOR disappointment. Defend the gospel? Neh.

38 posted on 01/03/2010 3:10:30 PM PST by Othniel (I smile, 'cuz if I don't, I'm gonna start screaming.....)
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To: Steelfish

“Warren called on Muslims and Christians to work together to create respect, restore civility to civilization, promote peace and tackle major world problems.”

Useful idiot.


39 posted on 01/03/2010 3:17:01 PM PST by rae4palin (proud bigot)
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To: buffyt

She was born in Iran. One of her parents (her mother, IIRC) is Iranian, and the other is a black American. I don’t recall all the details of her story though.


40 posted on 01/03/2010 3:46:35 PM PST by livius
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To: circlecity

Right on point- These kind of pastors affirm the old adage, “There is Catholicism” and “Then There’s The Rest”!


41 posted on 01/03/2010 3:58:25 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

“Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world, and I’ll always remember” HOW YOU TRIED TO BLOW IT UP.


42 posted on 01/03/2010 4:00:58 PM PST by Yaelle (thanking G-d for Rush Limbaugh's health)
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To: livius

I think you are mistaken. I don’t believe Cat Stevens ever praised the 9/11 terrorists or supported jihad.


43 posted on 01/03/2010 4:14:20 PM PST by Diverdogz
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To: livius
"Valerie Jarrett is a Muslim"

That's not in this article. Do you have a source for that?
44 posted on 01/03/2010 4:14:52 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: livius

After researching a bit, it’s not at all clear to me what religion Jarrett is (or if it matters). She was born in Shiraz, Iran, of apparently American parents who were in some sort of medical-exchange program.


45 posted on 01/03/2010 4:21:38 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: Steelfish

“...And you help advance the new beginning between the United States and Muslim communities around the world that the president called for in Cairo.”

What the president did in Cairo was make cowardice an official policy. He did not challenge Mohammedans. He just sucked-up to them.

He could have brought up rights questions even in the most diplomatic way but instead he threw their oppressed women overboard with his “chooses to cover her head” idiotic statement.


46 posted on 01/03/2010 4:52:36 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Diverdogz

Cat Stevens didn’t, but Yusuf Islam did...

He wrote something shortly after 9/11 that praised the terrorists. Fortunately, he seems to have had the good sense to shut up after that, and it’s all been forgotten.


47 posted on 01/03/2010 4:58:44 PM PST by livius
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

Considering how important she is at the WH, I’d say it matters.

I have read that she is Muslim, although, as you point out, one can also read opinions that she’s not. However, she always appears when Islam is discussed and is frequently a WH delegate on things to do with it, so I’d suspect she probably is a Muslim. I don’t think merely having been born in Iran would qualify her for being particularly involved in Islam.


48 posted on 01/03/2010 5:02:31 PM PST by livius
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First and foremost, Jarret is a Communist. Her Daddy was a big time Communist in the heady party days in Chi-town.

Trevor over at NewZealBlog has all the details.


49 posted on 01/03/2010 5:19:05 PM PST by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: livius
"I don’t think merely having been born in Iran would qualify her for being particularly involved in Islam."

Yes. I've known Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians with Iranian/Persian heritage. Historically, Iran/Persia is a melting-pot, and a latecomer to Islam.

Having said that, as you note: she always seems to pop up when Islam is discussed. I'm coming around to join you in a suspicion that she's muslim. She's certainly a fellow-traveler.
50 posted on 01/03/2010 5:44:48 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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