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Skip to comments.Islam ‘Helped to Shape’ CIA Nominee John Brennan’s World View
Posted on 01/09/2013 8:11:03 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Islam Helped to Shape CIA Nominee John Brennans World View By Patrick Goodenough January 9, 2013
(CNSNews.com) As a college student in the 1970s, John Brennan, President Obamas nominee for CIA director, traveled in Indonesia where he recalled in a speech in New York in 2010 despite my long hair, my earring and my obvious American appearance, I was welcomed throughout that country, in a way that is a reflection of the tremendous warmth of Islamic cultures and societies.
Brennans Feb. 13, 2010 address to a meeting at the Islamic Center at New York University, facilitated by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), provided an insight into his views on Islam, a faith which he said during the speech had helped to shape my own world view.
Travels around the world over more than three decades had taught him about the goodness and beauty of Islam, said Brennan, whose 25-year career at the CIA until 2005 included a stint as station chief in Riyadh.
Like the president during his childhood years in Jakarta, I came to see Islam not how it is often misrepresented, but for what it is how it is practiced every day, by well over a billion Muslims worldwide, a faith of peace and tolerance and great diversity.
In the speech, during which he drew applause after speaking in Arabic for more than a minute, Brennan used terms evidently designed to appeal to his audience, such as Al-Quds for Jerusalem, Palestine and as the Quran reveals in keeping with the Muslim belief that the Quran was revealed directly by Allah to Mohammed through the angel Jibril (Gabriel).
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COS Riyadh is quite a visible position. I’m sure he met regularly with the royal family, intel chiefs, generals and all the high muckety-mucks in that benighted land. Haven’t seen a whole lot of change in Saudi policy since then. I knew a couple of previous COS, and those guys definitely worked their way up from “The Arab Street.”
What is with this guy? 0bama reminds me of a hyper-rebellious teenager who keeps trying every outrageous thing he can think of to get a reaction.
Maybe it’s somehow genetic. His mother seemed to be the same way.
What is it with this guy???
Well John it is not 1970.........
islam is killing people all over the world and Indonesia is not a safe or nice place to be if you are not a muslim.