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List of Top Muslim-Americans Submitted to Obama

It seems there's an effort afoot led by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. and others to get more Muslims employed in the White House. Ellison's group has created a list of 45 top Muslim-Americans that has just been submitted to Obama. It's an effort that has been under the radar, according to the Denver Post:

The effort, driven by community leaders and others, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was bumped up two weeks because White House officials heard about the venture, said J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, who sifted through more than 300 names.

"It was mostly under the radar," Williams said. "We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn't know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community."


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Makes you wonder about how ... (Below threshold)

Makes you wonder about how carefully they're 'vetting' these guys, looking at how the vetting process has done so far.

And I'm wondering just why they figured it had to be kept under the radar, so to speak.

and it's totally c... (Below threshold)

and it's totally consistant with separation of church and state that liberals love to talk about.

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Aresay, ok I'll feel free.

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Makes you wonder a... (Below threshold)
Makes you wonder about how carefully they're 'vetting' these guys, looking at how the vetting process has done so far.

Oh, they're well-vetted, they just took the top 45 names off the terrorist watch list.

How about a list of Presbyt... (Below threshold)

How about a list of Presbyterian Americans,
Baptist Americans, Seventh Day............you get the idea.

AP News wire: In an unheard... (Below threshold)

AP News wire: In an unheard of move the OBMA Administration has requested a list of 100 Competent Americans to fill all cabinet positions.

Sorry, that was the intro to this week's Twilight Zone.

Outrageous - when will libe... (Below threshold)

Outrageous - when will liberals learn that they have to choose people based on skills and merit, and not simply to create "diversity"? Sickening.

~T the D

Article VI, US Constitution... (Below threshold)

Article VI, US Constitution: "The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

"We didn't know how clos... (Below threshold)

"We didn't know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community."

Oh for Pete's sake. He's been pontificating for two years about building bridges between the faiths - particularly Muslims with others - and you go all clandestine delivering lists to the White House from your pocket. If you're acting like you have to sneak, then people will begin to wonder why you're sneaking. The above reason is lame.

Does he actually think prom... (Below threshold)

Does he actually think promoting Muslims to positions in his administration will make him, his administration and the US in general more well recieved by Muslim nations?

Does he honestly think Iran and the Taliban will back off now that he's pursuing these people?!?!

Are you kiddin' me?!?!

The religion of "peace" nee... (Below threshold)

The religion of "peace" needs to be exploited. After all, after 9/11, muslim-americans came out in droves to demonstrate against the terrorist attacks...what?...uh...never mind. ww

You see he has apologized t... (Below threshold)

You see he has apologized to all the Muslim groups he feels that Bush has gone after.
The misunderstood Talibahn, Hamas and Mulahs of Iran.

Now he must do something to make up for the way he treated American Muslims.

The difference is that Bush went after groups that threaten the western world. Obama showed true prejudice.

Do terrorists need to pay t... (Below threshold)

Do terrorists need to pay taxes? Just wondering?

I do not get it- but of cou... (Below threshold)

I do not get it- but of course most 70 year olds do not think like the younger ones of today. We do not need any more muslems in this government. Dour death certificate has been issued but not signed.






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