U.S. State Department Actively Promoting Islam in Europe

Ted Belman. I moved this post back to the top because I want it to get the attention it deserves. Obama is going all out to make love to the Muslims. He should be making love to mainstream Americans. He want’s to kiss ass so they will like us. If you think, like most westerners, that they should change so we will like them, it ain’t gonna happen. His whole life has been pro-Muslim as part of his radical leftist politics. Now he is wielding his power for all he’s worth to make amends for American “crimes”. For all of our sakes, Obama must be defeated.


The United States ambassador to Spain recently met with a group of Muslim immigrants in one of the most Islamized neighborhoods of Barcelona to apologize for American foreign policymaking in the Middle East.

U.S. Ambassador Alan Solomont told Muslims assembled at the town hall-like meeting in the heart of Barcelona’s old city that the United States is not an “enemy of Islam” and that U.S. President Barack Obama wants to improve America’s image in the Middle East as quickly as possible by closing the “dark chapters” of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan.

“There are things that the United States has done badly,” Solomont said at the February 28 gathering organized by a non-profit organization called the Cultural, Educational and Social Association of Pakistani Women. “But now the Obama government wants to improve relations with Muslims,” he promised.

During the one-and-a-half-hour question-and-answer session, Solomont asked those in attendance simple rhetorical questions, including: “Did you know that the United States sends a lot of money to Pakistan?” and “Did you know that the decision to destroy Osama bin Laden’s house was made by the United States?”

After responding to queries about the “Talibanization of Pakistan due the war in Afghanistan” and the “demonization of Islam in the West,” Solomont said Obama wants to end the long-time American practice of establishing alliances with dictators in the Middle East, a strategy which he said has failed to prevent the rise of “the bearded ones” [radical Islamists], this according to the Barcelona-based newspaper La Vanguardia, which also interviewed Solomont on the sidelines of the event.

The Barcelona meeting, which was held in a Muslim ghetto called Raval (a.k.a. Ravalistan because Muslim immigrants now make up 45% of the barrio’s total population), is an example of the Obama administration’s so-called Muslim Outreach.

The U.S. State Department — working through American embassies and consulates in Europe — has been stepping-up its efforts to establish direct contacts with largely unassimilated Muslim immigrant communities in towns and cities across Europe.

Proponents of Obama’s approach to public diplomacy — some elements of which originated with his immediate predecessor — say it is part of a “counter-radicalization” strategy which aims to prevent radical Muslims with European passports from carrying out terrorist attacks against the United States.

A key component of the strategy is to “empower” Muslims who can help build a “counter-narrative” to that of terrorists. In practice, however, Obama ideologues are crisscrossing Europe on U.S. taxpayer funded trips to “export” failed American approaches to multiculturalism, affirmative action, cultural diversity and special rights for minorities.

Further, American diplomats are repeatedly apologizing to Muslims in Europe for a multitude of real or imagined slights against Islam, and the U.S. State Department is now spending millions of dollars each year actively promoting Islam — including Islamic Sharia law — on the continent.

In Ireland, for example, the U.S. Embassy in Dublin recently sponsored a seminar ostensibly designed to help Muslim immigrants increase their influence within the Irish business and financial communities.

The opening speech at the event was delivered by Imam Hussein Halawa of the Islamic Cultural Center of Ireland, despite the fact that leaked U.S. State Department cables show that the U.S. government has known for many years that Halawi is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and serves as the right-hand man of the radical Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

Halawa, an Egyptian immigrant who has dedicated his life to the cause of introducing Islamic Sharia law in Europe, told those in attendance that the main purpose of the conference was to bring the Irish banking system into conformity with Islamic legal principles. U.S. Ambassador Dan Rooney, a lifelong Republican turned Obama acolyte, said at the same conference that the United States was a “solid partner” behind Halawa’s venture.

In Austria, the U.S. Embassy in Vienna sponsored a film contest in February on the theme of “Diversity and Toleranceaimed at teaching wayward Austrians that they should show respect for Muslim immigrants who refuse to integrate into their society.

Ambassador William Eacho, an Obama campaign fundraiser turned political appointee, awarded the first prize to a group of students in the northern Austrian town of Steyr who produced a one-minute silent film promoting tolerance for Muslim women who wear Islamic face-covering veils such as burkas in public spaces.

Obama and his team may think they know what is best for Europeans, but according to recent polls, more than70% of Austrians are in favor of a law that would ban the burka.

In Belgium, U.S. Ambassador Howard Gutman, another Obama fundraiser turned diplomat, told lawyers attending a conference in Brussels in November 2011 that Israel is to blame for Muslim anti-Semitism in Europe.

According to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronot, Gutman, who is Jewish, showed conference attendees a video of himself receiving a warm welcome at a Muslim school in Brussels, which he said proved that Muslims are not anti-Semitic. Following a barrage of criticism for rationalizing the growing problem of anti-Semitism in Europe, the U.S. Embassy in Belgium removed the evidence by uploading an amended transcript of Gutman’s remarks on its website.

In France, the U.S. Embassy in Paris co-sponsored a seminar to teach Muslims in France how they can politically organize themselves. Operatives from the Democratic Party coached 70 Muslim “diversity leaders” from disaffected Muslim-majority suburban slums known as banlieues on how to develop a communications strategy, raise funds and build a political base.

The French government — which has been trying to reverse the pernicious effects of decades of state-sponsored multiculturalism — expressed dismay at what it called “meddling.”

The Obama administration’s Muslim-oriented coaching sessions on community organizing come as the Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar is busy peddling the fundamentalist teachings of Wahhabi Islam — which not only discourages Muslim integration into the West, but actively encourages jihad [holy war] against non-Muslims — to hundreds of thousands of disgruntled Muslim immigrants in France.

As the Obamans and the Wahhabis compete for influence among Muslim immigrants, forward-looking analysts fret that France may yet end up with politically organized jihadists turning the banlieues into Islamic emirates.

In Norway, where Muslim immigrants already have more rights than native Norwegians, the U.S. Embassy in Oslo organized a “dialogue meeting” designed to “empower” Muslim immigrant women in the country.

According to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Obama’s special envoy to the Muslim world, Farah Pandith,castigated the Norwegian government’s integration policies as being insufficiently fair to Muslim immigrants. She also told Norwegians that Muslims are “more free to practice Islam in the United States than in any other country in the world.” Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg said Norway has much to learn from the Americans.

In Britain, U.S. embassy employees in London frequently conduct outreach to help “empower” the Muslims across the country. According to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable, for example, Ambassador Louis Susman “engages with U.K. Muslim communities regularly…he has spoken to Muslim groups in Wales and Scotland, visited the London Central Mosque, and hosted an interfaith breakfast at his residence, among other activities.”

Susman has come under fire for visiting another London mosque, namely the East London Mosque, which is one of the most extreme Islamic institutions in Britain. Built with money from Saudi Arabia to propagate Wahhabi Islam, the sprawling facility is home to the London Muslim Center, which the U.S. government has long known is a haven for Islamic extremists. During his visit, Susman spoke of his “great admiration” for the mosque and his enthusiasm for meeting its staff.

According to the leaked cable, “Having the U.S. Ambassador visit and listen respectfully to Muslim points of view has an enormous impact on groups that often feel marginalized and ignored.”

Soeren Kern is Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. Follow him on Facebook.

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  1. I don’t believe that. He has no ideology, he is merely a member of the US Elite or trying to become one of them one of them – he is the expression of the US Elite’s desires.
    Nobody even gets to be a senator without being groomed and approved by the elite.

    Come on , take a look, he got into power nd then did exactly what the Republicans were doing with a few minor variations. the elite plays good cop bad cop with the public and Israel. This time round it’s the Democrat’s turn to be the ‘good cop’ to Americans and ‘bad cop’ to Israel.
    The Americans stopped Cast lead and Lebanon II from being finished – they have made sure to keep Israel in Limbo.
    The end result will be the same for Israel from America no matter. Of course the Republicans are better for Israel..but only so long as you don’t get them fully.
    kapish?.. they are dealing form the bottom of the deck = keep your eyes on the dealer not the cards.

    The Western Elite believes they can keep everybody suppressed and stay on top:, Jews, Mexicans, Muslims, Christan’s and play them against each other. I makes no difference so long as they own the wealth , they have the power – or so they think.
    Maybe they think a nuclear war is just a minor hiccup so long as they stay on top.

    AS Chairman Deng said in ’87
    “Arrest these people! (1.2 million)”
    And they did…

  2. Obama is not doing all of this because he wants Muslims to like us. He is doing it because he IS a Muslim and as a Muslim he seeks Muslim conquest of America, Israel and the ENTIRE world.

  3. U.S. Ambassador Alan Solomont told Muslims assembled at the town hall-like meeting in the heart of Barcelona’s old city that the United States is not an “enemy of Islam” and that U.S. President Barack Obama wants to improve America’s image in the Middle East as quickly as possible by closing the “dark chapters” of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan.

    lol How’s he intend to do that? By ‘closing’ America?
    This article is “spit-take” worthy.

    Say What!!!???
    ding ding ding ding !

    Twilight Zone!

  4. Someone is actually awake and listening?!!!
    Don’t make trouble for me.
    The world is so much simpler when everyone else is a brainwashed idiot.

  5. A strong argument for deep rooted reform!

    Is such reform possible, in the US, Israel or anywhere else, without the articulation of a national economic strategy? The actual present day economic strategy of the United States, if observed, studied and truthfully reported, would be a document so damning of the nation’s leadership and public institutions that no one would dare let it be seen.

    To the final question there are more than the final two rhetorical replies. A third possibility is “poor judgement.”

  6. Invading Iraq, any Muslim Country or letting them invade us… it’s all about the oil , isn’t it?

    So there’s proof positive for the leftists Obama=Bush and for the rightists (Obama + Bush) = The.01 percent.

    The Republicans maybe will give a softer deal for Israel .. maybe…sometimes ..but the American Power elite will always

    sell out the American Public and everyone human for their own financial interests.
    Wake up and smell the money. The West’s interests and power is not about the left or right, it’s about financial elites and

    economic fascism.
    Look at how the MSM misrepresents everything even their latest spin on Israel and Iran – it’s outright lies – that’s not the

    influence of Obama – that is the influence of the elite who own the MSM.

    The only road to freedom is if the 95 percent ownerships of wealth of the Western power elite is taken from them and

    redistributed into ownership by the population.
    Distributed wealth is capitalism not communism despite what the hysterical propaganda of the .01 percent elite says.

    The idea that the Republicans will save Israel is folly.

    Israelis should first save themselves by dismantling their own economic fascists. What percentage of Israel’s wealth is actually owned by the Israeli people ? Is it less than 5 percent like in America? Without distributed wealth political process is owned by the wealthy and there can be no democracy. Israelis cannot be saved unless Israelis own Israel.
    Was it the will for the Israeli people to leave Gaza, to leave Lebanon, to refuse to win Lebanon II or Operation Cast lead, to release 1000’s of live murderers in return for corpses, to win the Putz prize of the year with the Shalit deal or was it the will of an Israeli elite that seeks financial aggrandizement?

  7. Ambassador William Eacho, an Obama campaign fundraiser turned political appointee, awarded the first prize to a group of students in the northern Austrian town of Steyr who produced a one-minute silent film promoting tolerance for Muslim women who wear Islamic face-covering veils such as burkas in public spaces.

    How about promoting tolerance from muslims for women who choose not to wear face-covering veils or head covering?

    This whole program is an outrage. The highest levels of our government are actively undermining American interests and national security by promoting the agenda of our enemies here and abroad. How dare the current White House and State Department claim to be acting on behalf of the American people with these subversive activities? They do not speak for me or the vast majority of Americans.

  8. The tactic of seeking common ground with Muslims is wonderful until it isn’t. Its limits are clear when American respectful listening to Muslims requires the negation of American values. Until there can be meetings of equals between Muslims and Americans where American values can be publicly stated with the expectation that they will receive the same respect as Muslim values, there can be no dialogue, only ranting monologues by the “oppressed” Muslims.