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Home Front: Politix
Obama names 'czar' to Muslim communities
The Obama administration on Friday named America's first ever special representative to Muslim communities. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday named Farah Pandith as the United States Special Representative to Muslim Communiites. Pandit is expected to engage with Muslims around the world on a grassroots and organizational level.
Until she's told to put on a burqa and shut up ...
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Farah Pandith to serve as Special Representative to Muslim Communities," Clinton said. "Farah brings years of experience to the job, and she will play a leading role in our efforts to engage Muslims around the world."

Pandith, a State Department veteran and former official at the U.S. Agency for International Development, was an immigrant to the United States from India.
They're going to send an Indian female to the Arab world? That's almost as bad, even if she is Muslim, as sending a Jew or an African-American. Either somebody in State is seriously tone deaf, or they really want to ram home the idea that such moldy old ideas die in America... and if Muslims want to succeed in the larger world we represent, they'll have to give up such ideas.
"She has said that she sees her personal experience as an illustration of how Muslim immigrants to the US can successfully integrate themselves into American society," the State Department said of her Islamic faith. "She grew up in Massachusetts with a diversity of faiths, ethnicities and perspectives."
She has indeed succeeded until now. Let us hope, for the sake of the country she chose, that she continues to succeed in her new position.
If I thought this was a clever idea to push a Muslim, Indian woman into the Arab world to get them to recognize that they had to change and join the 21st century, I'd be impressed. Then I look at who's in charge, Bambi and the Hildebeast, and I don't think they're that clever.
Posted by:Steve White

#3  Technically, a Czarina.

I googled her, Seafarious, and discovered the Pandits of Kashmir. But as she's Muslim, is she still considered to share in the heritage?
Posted by: trailing wife   2009-06-28 06:28  

#2  And they say that he only insults US allies.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2009-06-28 03:09  

#1  Technically, a Czarina.
Posted by: Seafarious   2009-06-28 01:39