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OBAMA'S NEW OIC ENVOY DEFENDED ACTIVIST WHO AIDED TERRORIST GROUP
CNS NEWS.com ^ | February 15, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 02/15/2010 2:14:38 PM PST by Cindy

"Obama’s New OIC Envoy Defended Activist Who Aided Terrorist Group"

Monday, February 15, 2010

By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor

PHOTO CAPTION: "On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, President Obama named 31-year-old Rashad Hussain as his envoy to the OIC, the 57-member bloc of Islamic states. (Photo from the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans)"

SNIPPET: "On Saturday, Obama named the Texas-born, 31-year-old Indian-American as his envoy to the OIC, the 57-member bloc of Islamic states. The appointment is in line with the president’s goal, expressed in his speech in Cairo last June, to reach out to the Islamic world.

Obama made the announcement in a video address at a U.S.-Islamic World Forum meeting in Qatar, which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Hussain attended over the weekend.

“Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo,” Obama told the gathering in the video message. “And as a hafiz of the Koran, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.” (A hafiz is someone who has memorized the Islamic text.)"

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1 posted on 02/15/2010 2:14:38 PM PST by Cindy
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CNS NEWS.com: "OBAMA'S NEW OIC ENVOY DEFENDED ACTIVIST WHO AIDED TERRORIST GROUP" by Patrick Goodenough (February 15, 2010)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "NEW OBAMA ENVOY TO OIC HAS LONG HISTORY OF DALLIANCES WITH MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD" (February 15, 2010)

THE GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DAILY REPORT: "BREAKING NEWS: NEW OBAMA ENVOY HAS HISTORY OF ENGAGEMENT WITH U.S. MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD; CALLED AL-ARIAN CASE "POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PERSECUTION"" (February 14, 2010)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "Obama names special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the chief enemy of free speech in the world today" (February 13, 2010)

WHITEHOUSE.gov: Washington - "President Obama Announces Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference" (SNIPPET: "President Obama said, "I'm proud to announce today that I am appointing my Special Envoy to the OIC--Rashad Hussain. As an accomplished lawyer and a close and trusted member of my White House staff, Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo. And as a hafiz of the Qur'an, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.") (February 13, 2010)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "ISRAEL REFUTES UN's DESPICABLE OIC-FUNDED GOLDSTONE REPORT" (February 14, 2010)

NY DAILY NEWS.com - Opinion: "BIG ANSWERS TO BIG LIES: Israel Refutes UN's Despicable Goldstone Report" (February 14, 2010), 4:00 am)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Today's Zaman (Turkey), January 29, 2010"): "ISLAMIC THINK-TANKS GATHER IN ISTANBUL" (Posted January 30, 2010)

Link

THE TERROR FINANCE BLOG: "A 'RIGHT' TO FINANCE TERRORISM?" by Aaron Eitan Meyer (December 14, 2009, 09:00)

CNS NEWS.com: "OIC SLAMS 'DEMONIC' PORTRAYAL OF ISLAM, BUT SUPPORT FOR RELIGIOUS 'DEFAMATION' MEASURES CONTINE TO ERODE" by Patrick Goodenough (December 21, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "SPENCER ON FREE SPEECH at Restoration Weekend" (Note Video Included.) (December 21, 2009)

CREEPING SHARIA - blog (AP): Geneva - "MUSLIM COUNTRIES COULD GET ISLAMIC SHARIA BLASPHEMY LAW PASSED AT UN" (SNIPPET: "The countries that form the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference are currently lobbying...") (November 19, 2009, 4:47 pm)
Google.com - Hosted News (AP): Geneva - "AP EXCLUSIVE: MUSLIM COUNTRIES SEEK BLASPHEMY BAN" by Frank Jordans (SNIPPET: "Failure to agree on a treaty would boost extremists in the Arab world, said Jazairy, a former envoy to Washington now considered a key player in the U.N.'s human rights forum. "If we keep hitting this glass wall and say there's nothing you can do about Islamophobia -- you can do something about anti-Semitism but Islamophobia is out of bounds -- you give an ideal platform for recruitment of suicide bombers," he said.") (November 19, 2009, 4 hrs ago)
Link

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "A DEMAND FOR 'RESPECT' Islamic Conference fosters drive for Shariah" -Commentary by Deborah Weiss (SNIPPET: "The OIC comprises 57 states with Muslim majorities, and is expected to expand to 60 states. It is the second-largest nongovernmental organization, surpassed only by the United Nations. It is without exception the most powerful Muslim organization in the world, often voting as a bloc on international issues. In his claim to power, Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Insanoglu enjoys expansive authority to speak on behalf of the OIC, conferred to him by the OIC charter. He boasts of speaking as the voice of the Muslim world, representing 1.5 billion Muslims. "We have an edge on all Islamic movements, and enjoy respect from all of them" he noted.") (October 30, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AL JAZEERA, October 28, 2009): "AH, THAT EXPLAINS IT: OIC INITIATED THE GOLDSTONE REPORT" (October 29, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (WASHINGTON TIMES.com, October 19, 2009): "THE U.N. SIDES WITH THE JIHAD" (Posted October 18, 2009)

INTELLIGENCE and TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER: "Palestinian, Iranian and International reactions to the Human Rights Council's decision to endorse the findings of the Goldstone Report (Update No. 1)" (October 18, 2009)
CS MONITOR.com: "ISLAMIC COUNTRIES PUSH A GLOBAL 'BLASPHEMY' LAW" (SNIPPET: "Symbolism no longer satisfies the sponsor of these resolutions - the Organization of the Islamic Council. Under the leadership of Pakistan, the 57-nation OIC wants to give the religious antidefamation idea legal teeth by making it part of an international convention, or legally binding treaty. Members of the UN Human Rights Council are passionately debating that idea in Geneva this week. The United States under Barack Obama recently joined the UNHRC, maligned for years as the mouthpiece for countries that are themselves flagrant human rights abusers.") (October 27, 2009)
TRUTHUSA.com: "A Look at More Than Cartoons"

Link

WHITEHOUSE.gov: Washington, DC - Remarks of President and Barack Obama: "RAMADAN MESSAGE" (SNIPPET: "We are also moving forward in partnering with the OIC and OIC member states to eradicate polio...") (August 21, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC BLOC CHIEF URGES APPOINTMENT OF NEW U.S. ENVOY, BUT IS THIS IT?" by Patrick Goodenough (June 26, 2009)

CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC BLOC COOL TO OBAMA'S PROPOSED '57-STATE SOLUTION'" by Patrick Goodenough (May 27, 2009)

INTERNATIONAL FREE PRESS SOCIETY.org (CITY JOURNAL): "INHUMAN RIGHTS: THREATS TO SPEECH FROM UNHRC AND OIC" by Ibn Warraq and Michael Weiss (May 19, 2009)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (JERUSALEM POST): "AN ISLAMIST 'NEW WORLD ORDER'" (Posted April 22, 2009)

TRUTHUSA.com: A Look at More Than Cartoons

CNS NEWS.com: "BOYCOTT-HIT RACISM CONFERENCE GETS UNDERWAY" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Ahead of the 2009 gathering, a difficult and drawn-out preparatory process has been dominated by a OIC-instigated focus on Israel and attempts by the Islamic bloc to limit criticism of Islam -- or what it calls "defamation of religion."") (April 20, 2009)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE UN's JIHAD AGAINST FREE SPEECH" by Robert Spencer (April 3, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): "ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE (OIC) SLAMS WARRANT FOR SUDAN'S BESHIR" (March 28, 2009)

CNS NEWS.com: "OBAMA EXPECTED TO ENGAGE IN FENCE-MENDING WITH ISLAMIC NATIONS AT MEETING IN TURKEY" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Some critics see in the AoC's attempts to shape media coverage parallels with a "defamation of religion" campaign long promoted by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the bloc of Islamic states at the U.N.") (March 27, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.com (AP): Geneva - "UN PASSES RESOLUTION CALLING FOR CRIMINALIZATION OF CRITICISM OF ISLAM" (March 26, 2009)

AMERICAN THINKER.com: "ISLAMIC STATES PUSH TO CRIMINALIZE 'DEFAMATION OF ISLAM'" by Peter C. Glover (SNIPPET: "Though the 57 nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a bloc which also dominates UN's Human Rights Council, have been lobbying for the move since 1999...") (March 25, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: SILENCING CRITICS OF MUSLIM ANTISEMITISM" (March 15, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (WorldNetDaily.com, March 4, 2009): "UN MAY MAKE BAN ON CRITICIZING ISLAM MANDATORY, MAKING IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN THE U.S." (Note: CNN Video included.) (March 5, 2009)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "SAVED FROM DURBAN II" by Joseph Klein (March 2, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 26, 2009): "WHY IS THE U.S. STILL ENTERTAINING DURBAN II?" (SNIPPET: "For one, Obama is making new friends. The administration's decision last week to participate in planning meetings for Durban II was very well received by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)") (February 27, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "OIC WELCOMES U.S. SHIFT ON DURBAN II; DENIES ANTI-SEMITIC INTENT" by Patrick Goodenough (February 24, 2009)

CNS NEWS.com: "OBAMA'S POLICY SHIFT ON DURBAN RACISM CONFERENCE DRAWS CONCERN, CRITICISM" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Arguing that "Islamophobia" is a "contemporary form of racism," the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is using Durban II to further its campaign to have religious "defamation" outlawed -- a drive which critics say is designed to prevent criticism of Islam and practices associated with it.") (February 16, 2009)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINEcom: "A UN VICE FOR ISLAM'S CRITICS" by Nat Hentoff (February 9, 2009)

CNS NEWS.com: "ADDRESS 'ROOT CAUSES' OF TERRORISM, MUSLIM ENVOYS URGE OBAMA" by Patrick Goodenough (February 5, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (WASHINGTON TIMES, February 2, 2009): "They don't want to limit free speech, they just want to kill it" (February 3, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): "OBAMA COZIES UP TO THE PRINCIPAL ENEMY OF FREE SPEECH IN THE WORLD TODAY" (February 1, 2009)

Link

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Shahab News, Iran, January 19, 2009"): "IRANIAN MAJLIS DISCUSSES BILL TO ESTABLISH 'ISLAMIC WORLD ARMY'" (SNIPPET: "It was proposed that this army would be part of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.") (Posted January 22, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "ISESCO (OIC) propagates Dialogue & Judeophobia in two books -- even quoting Nazi forgeries about Benjamin Franklin -- while celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the UN-Geneva" (January 16, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "THE OIC CALLS ON THE MEDIA TO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH" (December 20, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "OIC CHIEF: "Attempts to equate Islam with terrorism should be stopped. Stereotyping and demonization of Muslims should be combated"" (December 20, 2008)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "OIC's 'DEFAMATION' DECLARATION COULD BE USED BY JIHADI TERROR NETWORKS" by Walid Phares (December 19, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "DON'T CALL IT ISLAMOPHOBIA" by Joel J. Sprayregen (December 10, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "HATE AND BIAS" (December 5, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (ORGANISATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE, December 2, 2008): "Islam a religion of peace -- daily headlines notwithstanding!" (December 4, 2008)

ATLAS SHRUGS - blog: "NUTS! UN'S DEATH KNELL FOR FREE SPEECH" (November 25, 2008)

CNS NEWS.com: "'DEFAMATION' OF ISLAM RESOLUTION TO SET TO PASS, BUT LOSING GROUND" by Patrick Goodenough (November 25, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (WEA, November 15, 2008): "INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC ORGANIZATION ATTEMPTS TO CRIMINALIZE CRITICISM OF ISLAM AT THE UN" (November 20, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "JIHAD AGAINST FREE SPEECH" by Deborah Weiss (November 6, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (TODAYS ZAMAN): "OIC CHIEF: ISLAMOPHOBIA IS A NEW FORM OF RACISM, EXCEPT IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN RACISM" (October 31, 2008)

FOX NEWS.com: "U.N. ANTI-BLASPHEMY RESOLUTION CURTAILS FREE SPEECH, CRITICS SAY" by Jennifer Lawinski (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Religious groups and free-speech advocates are banding together to fight a United Nations resolution they say is being used to spread Sharia law to the Western world and to intimidate anyone who criticizes Islam.") (October 3, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (BERNAMA.com, September 25, 2008): New York - "MALAYSIA PROPOSES CONVENTION ON ISLAMOPHOBIA IN U.S." (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Malaysia has proposed that a large-scale international convention sponsored by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) be held as early as next year to tackle the anti-Islam movement...") (September 28, 2008)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com (UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND RED TEAM - UNCLASSIFIED): "FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN JIHAD ANALYSIS: DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF OFFENSIVE WORDS" (August 21, 2008)

ACLJ.org: "PETITION OPPOSING THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE"

Link (pdf)

WorldNetDaily.com: "U.N. SCHEME TO MAKE CHRISTIANS CRIMINALS Sharia-following Islamic nations demanding anti-'defamation' law" by Bob Unruh (July 10, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Amman - "JORDAN CHARGES GEERT WILDERS WITH 'BLASPHEMY AND CONTEMPT OF MUSLIMS'; OIC 'DEEPLY ANNOYED' AT DUTCH DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE HIM" (July 1, 2008)

HUMAN EVENTS.com: "GEORGE ORWELL MEETS THE OIC" by Robert Spencer (June 25, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "FREE SPEECH DIES AT THE UN" by Robert Spencer (June 25, 2008)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "JIHAD AGAINST FREEDOM OF SPEECH AT THE UNITED NATIONS" by Jeffrey Imm (June 19, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "OIC: LACK OF PUNISHMENT FOR CARTOONS WILL LEAD TO MORE 'ISLAMOPHOBIA'" (June 24, 2008)

TRUTHUSA.com: "A Look at More Than Cartoons"

JIHAD WATCH.org: "OIC: COMBATING 'ISLAMOPHOBIA' TOP PRIORITY, WORKING WITH WESTERN GOVERNMENTS TO RESTRICT FREE SPEECH" (June 23, 2008)

Link

CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC NATIONS EYE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEATS" by Patrick Goodenough (June 23, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "ITALIAN PM AND MUSLIM CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY TARGETS OF JIHADIST DEATH THREATS; ISLAMIC CONFERENCE DECRIES 'ISLAMOPHOBIA'" (June 18, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (KUWAIT NEWS AGENCY): "'INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC CONFERENCE ON INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE' CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST 'CULTURE OF HATRED AMONG NATIONS'" (June 8, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (TODAY'S ZAMAN): "OIC TO DECLARE A 'MEMORIAL DAY' FOR MASSACRES AGAINST MUSLIMS" (May 17, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (TODAYS ZAMAN.com): "ISLAMIC NATIONALS LAUNCH 'ISLAMOPHOBIA OBSERVATORY'" (May10, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC NEWS AGENCY): "OIC CONDEMNS FITNA 'IN THE STRONGEST TERMS'" (March 29, 2008)

WTOP NEWS.com (AP): Geneva - "UN OKs ISLAMIC TEXT AGAINST DEFAMATION" (March 27, 2008, 11:40 pm)

HOT AIR.com - blog: "NEW JIHAD WATCH: DEFAME ISLAM, GET SUED" (March 24, 2008)

Video - Link

ASSIST NEWS SERVICE: "OIC: ELIMINATING 'DEFAMATION' OF ISLAM - an examination of the Organisation of Islamic Conference's Observatory Report on Islamophobia" by Elizabeth Kendal (March 24, 2008)

CNS NEWS.com: "OIC DENOUNCES TERROR, BUT FIGHTING 'OCCUPATION' STILL EXEMPTED" by Patrick Goodenough (March 18, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Dakar - "INDONESIAN PRESIDENT: "ISLAM HAS BEEN UNJUSTLY ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLENCE'" (March 15, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "FITZGERALD: THE OIC's REBRANDING GAME" (March 15, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "OIC: 'COMBATING ISLAMOPHOBIA IS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED BY THE MUSLIM WORLD'" (SNIPPET: "Well, Jihad Watch can offer a handy five-point plan for countering 'Islamophobia'...") (March 12, 2008)

CNS NEWS.com: "STATE DEPT INTRODUCES NEW ENVOY TO MUSLIM NATIONS" by Susan Jones (March 10, 2008)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "JIHAD, ISLAMISM, AND U.S. ENVOY TO OIC" by Jeffrey Imm (February 29, 2008)

WHITEHOUSE.gov - news release: Oval Office - "PRESIDENT BUSH MEETS WITH SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE" (February 27, 2008, 2:01 pm EST) (Note: This url has expired.)


2 posted on 02/15/2010 2:15:22 PM PST by Cindy
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Obama is sure making Hillary’s job impossible, isn’t he.


3 posted on 02/15/2010 2:17:22 PM PST by pray4liberty
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BACKGROUND LINK (with updates, references, additional information):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2450658/posts

Obama names U.S. envoy to Muslim world body
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/13/10 | Regan E. Doherty
Posted on February 13, 2010 10:05:02 AM PST by NormsRevenge


4 posted on 02/15/2010 2:17:38 PM PST by Cindy
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Dig long enough and i bet you’ll find a link between Rashad and Maj. Nidal Hassan (who served on Opossum’s transition team)


5 posted on 02/15/2010 2:18:37 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: Cindy

Thanks for the post, Cindy.

I just keep upping the bar for the limits of my outrage.


6 posted on 02/15/2010 2:20:19 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/61324

SNIPPET from the link in post no. 1:


"Hussain will be the second U.S. envoy to the OIC; President Bush first appointed one in 2008, naming Pakistan-born Texas businessman Sada Cumber to the post.

Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, the 40-year-old OIC has become increasingly visible in recent years, thanks to its activism at the U.N., where it continues to promote a campaign against the “defamation” of Islam."

7 posted on 02/15/2010 2:25:17 PM PST by Cindy
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where it continues to promote a campaign against the “defamation” of Islam.”

They do a fine job all by themselves.


8 posted on 02/15/2010 2:29:40 PM PST by conservativemusician (2nd amendment means what it says)
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I’m sorry, but where the f@$$ are the “envoys” for Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Atheists, etc.?

Special gift-wrapped, hand-delivered appeasement, only for the Muslims?

Keep pandering to that cult which believes that every capitulation toward Islam by the infidels is a gift from Allah, and the wild flames of that cult’s barbarity is only being stoked and fuelled further.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 2:32:51 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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Observation: I continue to be amused that obama more readily recalled the 57 member Islamic Bloc than he did the number of states.


10 posted on 02/15/2010 3:17:21 PM PST by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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ping Nachum if you haven’t seen this.

Thanks, Cindy


11 posted on 02/15/2010 5:52:10 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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You’re welcome Combat Boots.


12 posted on 02/15/2010 6:01:18 PM PST by Cindy
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To: combat_boots; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
Thanks for the heads up combat_boots

The list, ping

13 posted on 02/15/2010 7:19:24 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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Corrected Copy:

Note: The following post is a quote:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-special-envoy-organization-islamic-conference

Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 13, 2010
President Obama Announces Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference

WASHINGTON - Today, President Obama appointed Rashad Hussain to serve as his Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Comprised of over 50 member states, the OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organization in the world. As Special Envoy to the OIC, Rashad Hussain will deepen and expand the partnerships that the United States has pursued with Muslims around the world since President Obama’s speech in Cairo last June.

President Obama said, “I’m proud to announce today that I am appointing my Special Envoy to the OIC—Rashad Hussain. As an accomplished lawyer and a close and trusted member of my White House staff, Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo. And as a hafiz of the Qur’an, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.”

Rashad Hussain

Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in pursuing the New Beginning that President Obama outlined in his June 2009 address in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Hussain previously served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hussain was a legislative assistant on the House Judiciary Committee, where he focused on national security-related issues. Mr. Hussain received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Upon graduation, he served as a Law Clerk to Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Hussain also earned his Master’s degrees in Public Administration (Kennedy School of Government) and Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University. He attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

** This release has been corrected.

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Previously...

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-special-envoy-organization-islamic-conference-0

Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 13, 2010
President Obama Announces Special Envoy to the Organization for Islamic Conference

WASHINGTON - Today, President Obama appointed Rashad Hussain to serve as his Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Comprised of over 50 member states, the OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organization in the world. As Special Envoy to the OIC, Rashad Hussain will deepen and expand the partnerships that the United States has pursued with Muslims around the world since President Obama’s speech in Cairo last June.

President Obama said, “I’m proud to announce today that I am appointing my Special Envoy to the OIC—Rashad Hussain. As an accomplished lawyer and a close and trusted member of my White House staff, Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo. And as a hafiz of the Qur’an, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.”

Rashad Hussain

Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in pursuing the New Beginning that President Obama outlined in his June 2009 address in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Hussain previously served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hussain was a legislative assistant on the House Judiciary Committee, where he focused on national security-related issues. Mr. Hussain received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Upon graduation, he served as a Law Clerk to Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Hussain also earned his Master’s degrees in Public Administration (Kennedy School of Government) and Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University. He attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


14 posted on 02/17/2010 12:42:00 AM PST by Cindy
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ME THINKS WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE...

15 posted on 02/17/2010 12:48:45 AM PST by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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Hussain stated that he "does not recall" if he made the offending statements.

In other words, he says, now, for the record, that he could have made such statements. That's enough any sane person to vote against his confirmation.

16 posted on 02/17/2010 4:47:44 AM PST by SupplySider
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To: Cindy; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; MeekOneGOP; ...

Ping on Developing Obama scandal.

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This is unravelling. There should be a Congressional hearing into why a jihadist,Rashad Hussain’s is a US Government appointee envoy to an Islamic organization. We are at war with jihadists, in case anyone hasn’t checked lately.

Cover up in progress, web cauterization by Holders web-Obots , some of whom are right here on FR.:

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http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/02/rashad-hussains-samigate-what-did-obama-know-and-when-did-he-know-it.html

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Rashad Hussain’s Samigate: What did Obama know, and when did he know it?
In FrontPage this morning is the second of my two articles today about the Rashad Hussain coverup:

Someone is covering up for Rashad Hussain. But who?
And what did Barack Obama know, and when did he know it?

Rashad Hussain is the Obama administration’s newly appointed special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the thuggish international organization that is engaged in a full-scale campaign to intimidate Western governments into adopting hate speech codes that will effectively quash criticism of Islam - including jihad violence perpetrated in its name. Rashad Hussain is an apposite choice for this position, since several years ago he defended a notorious U.S.-based leader of a jihad terrorist group.

But someone doesn’t want you to know that, and made a clumsy attempt to cover it up.

In 2004, Rashad Hussain, then a Yale law student, declared that the investigation and prosecution of University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian, who ultimately pled guilty to charges involving his activities as a leader of the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad, was a “politically motivated persecution” designed “to squash dissent.”

Journalist Patrick Goodenough of Cybercast News Service reports that Hussain’s remarks in support of Al-Arian were published in the jihad-enabling Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in November 2004. But now all that has gone down the memory hole. The Washington Report’s archived version of this November 2004 article lacks two paragraphs that were included in the original version: the ones quoting Rashad Hussain. Otherwise the article is unchanged.

The Washington Report editors, caught red-handed, decided to brazen it out, and blame their accusers - a tried-and-true tactic that is also frequently employed by jihadists in the West. They insist that there was no cover-up, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a venomous Islamophobe: according to Goodenough, “WRMEA news editor and executive director Delinda Hanley denied there was a ‘cover-up,’ and implied that anti-Muslim discrimination was behind the fact this was now being raised.”

Sure. It’s just “anti-Muslim discrimination” to be concerned about Rashad Hussain’s support for Al-Arian, a vicious suicide-bombing supporter who chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” and clearly meant it. When two Islamic Jihad suicide bombers killed eighteen people in Israel in 1995, Al-Arian called them “two mujahidin martyred for the sake of God.”

But there was no cover-up! It was all a mistake, you see: according to the Washington Report now, Sami Al-Arian’s daughter, Laila Al-Arian, actually said the words that were attributed to Rashad Hussain.

But this explanation doesn’t make sense, since the article was altered just to remove the quotes, not to change the name of the person quoted. Also, the author of the original story, Shereen Kandil, contradicts the Washington Report’s explanation, telling Goodenough:

“When I worked as a reporter at WRMEA, I understood how important it was to quote the right person, and accurately. I have never mixed my sources and wouldn’t have quoted Rashad Hussain if it came from Laila al-Arian. If the editors from WRMEA felt they wanted to remove Rashad Hussain from the article, my assumption is that they did it for reasons other than what you’re saying. They never once contacted me about an ‘error’ they claim I made.’”
Was the Washington Report covering for Rashad Hussain at its own discretion, or at the behest of someone else? Did Barack Obama himself know about this cover-up? Did someone in the White House or the State Department find out about Hussain’s defense of Al-Arian, and act to cover for the bright young special envoy before this defense was discovered and he became known as a terror apologist?

Or is the Obama Administration wholly uninvolved - and unaware of the fact that the President has chosen as an envoy to the world’s leading organization of Islamic states a man who has openly declared his support for an admitted leader of a jihad terror group? Alternatively, is Hussain’s disdain for the war on terror and support for Al-Arian precisely what Obama thought might make him appealing to the OIC? In 2007 Hussain declared that federal law should prohibit “the targeting of non-citizens solely on the basis of their racial, religious, or ethnic backgrounds.” In other words, airport security officials should keep on pretending that eighty-year-old Iowa grandmothers present just as much of a terror risk as do young Muslim males. It’s an outrage to common sense and a waste of resources, but it pleases Barack Obama, Rashad Hussain, and the Islamic countries to which the Administration is so desperately and fruitlessly reaching out.

Whoever is covering up for Rashad Hussain should come clean. And in the process, Obama should reevaluate the wisdom of sending a man like Hussain, with the views that he holds, to an organization such as the OIC - as should question whether he should really be sending an envoy to the OIC in the first place.

But Obama is in far too deep for that.


17 posted on 02/17/2010 6:11:30 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Candor7

Thank you for the ping Candor 7.

Background Link:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2452018/posts


18 posted on 02/17/2010 6:17:07 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Candor7; justiceseeker93; SkyPilot; 70th Division; freekitty; unkus; flat; Windflier; rodguy911; ...

Interesting read; FYI.


19 posted on 02/17/2010 6:39:01 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Candor7; Cindy

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/chi-0409190261sep19,0,3008717.story

A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Sam Roe and Laurie Cohen Tribune staff reporters

September 19, 2004


20 posted on 02/17/2010 8:01:23 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

And people are in doubt about the fascist world wide caliphate movement!And they have help directly from the fascist parasite in the White House.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 8:06:13 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Candor7

The wolf has already taken up residence in the coop after having eaten the chicken livers with some fava beans and a nice chianti.


22 posted on 02/17/2010 9:00:29 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Cindy

GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET OUT YOUR SORRY AS* SOB!


23 posted on 02/17/2010 9:03:45 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Candor7

This is beyond insanity.


24 posted on 02/17/2010 9:25:24 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: maggief

Thank you for the ling maggief.


25 posted on 02/17/2010 10:31:38 PM PST by Cindy
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To: ExTexasRedhead; sheik yerbouty
From Imam BaCROCK INSANE ØBullcrap:

“I’m proud to announce today that I am appointing my Special Jihadi to the OIC front group hiding Al Queda—Rashad Hussain.

As an accomplished lawyer SNAKE and a close and trusted member of my White House staff of COMMUNISTS AND JIHADIS, Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo WHERE I WANT THE SAME $ THE CLINTONS'S GOT SINCE I AM REALLY DESTROYING AMERICA.

And as a hafiz CERTIFIED HEMOROID of the Qur’anUS,, he is a respected member of the American Muslim JIHADI community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.”

ALLAH FUBAR!

"

/fixed it.

26 posted on 02/17/2010 11:17:55 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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Just fresh from the SCM(?) Better bookmark this before scrubbed!!!

Will Pastor Manning be alive when we reach May this year???

http://atlah.org/atlahworldwide/?p=6142


27 posted on 02/18/2010 9:17:26 AM PST by danamco
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To: Cindy

If somebody here thinks that the usurper in the White house is NOT a Muslim, then they...... oh, never mind!!!


28 posted on 02/18/2010 9:47:57 AM PST by danamco
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To: mojitojoe

Yeah, go directly straight to Gitmo handcuffed together with a slew of crooked DNCer and RNCer!!!


29 posted on 02/18/2010 9:51:23 AM PST by danamco
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To: danamco

I’ve suspected this for some time.

His friend bill Ayres and others are probably privy to some of this information, that they can use as “gray mail” over certain agencies, if they try to mess with them.

I wonder how much the “new” black panthers know?

... The panthers that the justice department let off the hook in the voter intimidation case.

By the way — for those that don’t know — “gray mail” is information that a defendant could ask for in his defense, in a court trial, that the government or other “concerned” parties, wouldn’t want revealed in the open.

Thanks for the link.

Reverend manning is a courageous man.

God bliss him.

STE=Q


30 posted on 02/18/2010 10:12:48 AM PST by STE=Q ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government" ... Thomas Paine)
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Since when does the US have diplomatic relations with this “Organization of the Islamic Conference”? Is this a new phenomenon begun by Obama?
31 posted on 02/18/2010 10:38:17 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Cindy

Why should we have a member in an islamic organization?


32 posted on 02/18/2010 10:43:57 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Cindy

An anti-American elitist lawyer with degrees from both Harvard and Yale. And a radical Muslim, too. I guess that’s what you call batting 1.000 in the Obama League.


33 posted on 02/18/2010 10:51:15 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: justiceseeker93
New , I believe it is.We do not have an envoy to the WOrld Buddhist Federation, etc.

Why this one?

34 posted on 02/18/2010 10:56:27 AM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: justiceseeker93

OIC has 57 states. Do the math...


35 posted on 02/18/2010 11:05:26 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 392 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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OIC has 57 states.

OK, the US has diplomatic relations with many of them individually. But an envoy to the whole entity? That's what I was referring to.

Speaking of "57 states," it reminds us of the gaffe that O made during his campaign in '08 when he talked about "57 states" in the US. Could have been a Freudian slip of sorts.

36 posted on 02/18/2010 11:38:28 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Precisely.


37 posted on 02/18/2010 11:41:43 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 392 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: justiceseeker93
Since when does the US have diplomatic relations with this “Organization of the Islamic Conference”? Is this a new phenomenon begun by Obama?

The article says W appointed the first ambassador to it.

38 posted on 02/18/2010 2:22:00 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Venatatta 'el-ha'aron 'et ha`edut 'asher 'etten 'eleykha.)
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To: justiceseeker93
Since when does the US have diplomatic relations with this “Organization of the Islamic Conference”? Is this a new phenomenon begun by Obama?

Since mid 2007, Sada Cumber, a much better guy, the first envoy appointed in early 2008.

It is an important organization, it has a constructive role to play in the world, and the president is signalling our desire to have a greater dialogue with the organization as well as Muslims around the world
White House statement, 2007

39 posted on 02/18/2010 3:33:33 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: timestax

bttt


40 posted on 02/24/2010 9:06:05 AM PST by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: All

THE GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DAILY REPORT

http://globalmbreport.org/?p=6605

“EXCLUSIVE: Obama OIC Envoy Meets With Qaradawi Associate In Mauritania; Abdallah Bin Bayyah Part Of Antisemitic Religious Body”
(July 28, 2012)

SNIPPET: “The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has announced that Rashad Hussain, President Obama’s Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has attended a meeting in Mauritania that was hosted by Abdallah bin Bayyah, an associate of Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi.”

SNIPPET: “For a short time, Rashad Hussain was embroiled in controversy after the GMBDR reported both his associations with the US Muslim Brotherhood and remarks that he had made in 2004 about the prosecution of convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian that were later deleted from the publication that reported them. Mr. Hussain at first denied remembering that he had made the remarks calling the prosecution “politically motivated persecution” but later, after an audio tape surfaced documenting the remarks, he acknowledged the comments but said that they had been “ill advised.” Mr. Hussain also admitted that he had complained to the publication about being misrepresented after the remarks were first reported but that the publication had deleted them on their own volition. The remarks did not appear to have been deleted until after Mr. Hussain had been appointed White House Counsel. (for an analysis of these events, go here). Since that time, Mr. Hussain has appeared at numerous events sponsored by the US Muslim Brotherhood including those held by the Center for the Study of Islamic and Democracy (CSID), the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP), and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). A Hudson Institute report identifies both the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) as elements of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Previous posts have discussed the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood ties of the other organizations.”


41 posted on 07/29/2012 6:47:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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