The Global War On You Know Who

"The West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad."
-- Robert Spencer

Saturday, November 26, 2005

US Embassy in Cairo Run by Sunnis

This won't come as a surprise if you've read Joel Mowbray's excellent State Department expose, Dangerous Diplomacy. State's corporate culture produces politically correct flunkies whose focus is "customer service," not "national security." Such dereliction by consular officers in Saudi Arabia resulted in at least 15 of the 9/11 terrorists to obtain visas where, by objective legal criteria, they should have been denied. Apparently not much has changed. From Geostrategy:

The State Department has decided that the United States might be a country that welcomes all religions, races and creeds. But in the Middle East, the department sees Islam as the only religion worth mentioning.

As a result, U.S. embassies in the Middle East serve as missionaries for Islam. Embassies focus on the beautiful and peaceful aspects of Sunni Islam and its rapid growth in the United States.

There's only one problem: Sunni Islam is not the only and often not the dominant religion in the Middle East. Many pro-U.S. Christians and Shi'ites in the Middle East who want to visit the United States have been dismayed by what they see as the official promotion of the Sunni religion.

The State Department policy also includes the employment of Muslims in U.S. embassies in the Middle East. That means that non-Muslim applicants have little chance of getting accepted despite their often superior education, greater reliability and resistance to Arab pressure to join the Al Qaida-aligned crusade against the West.

The walls of the consulate are filled with such posters as "Islam Is a Religion of Peace," "Islam Means Peace," and "Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States." The visa section features numerous posters showing mosques in the United States. The message is clear: the United States is turning Muslim.

Not surprisingly, the biggest victim of the State Department policy has been the Christian minority in the Middle East. In Egypt, the U.S. Embassy has been steadily reducing the number of Coptic Christian employees. Some Muslim visa employees harass Coptic applicants, often asking them whether they want to travel to the United States to denounce the Muslim persecution of Christians in Egypt.

In more than a few cases, Muslim visa processors have denied applications of Copts. The issue has already been presented to Congress, which intends to ask the State Department for answers.
More at The Free Copts, and don't miss State's own Arabic info page.


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