CAIR Promo Tools – courtesy of U.S. State Department
One wonders if the creators of the original outreach program envisioned it becoming a propaganda tool for Islamic special interest groups falling under the Muslim Brotherhood.
Clicking on the link results in a page index of American Muslims with links to about 30 online articles by the U.S. State Department.
While the latest religious demographic information for the United States shows Muslims compose roughly 0.6 % of the population, the U.S. State Department works with the international community.
Keeping this in mind, the current breakdown of world religions according to the Pew Research center shows Christians being most prevalent at 31% followed by Muslims composing 23%.
A search of the Embassy website for “American Christians” (the quotes were used to match exactly on the phrase) showed 11 results.
A similar search was made on the phrase “American Muslims” with the result of 387 results.
The Pew Research center data shows a global population that is 15% Hindu and a search of “American Hindus” showed 2 results on the Embassy/State Department website.
To round out this little exercise, a search for “American Jews” did result in 15 results.
What does all this searching signify? -Absolutely nothing … well, almost nothing …
There was a definite department focus on presenting American Muslim “fluff” articles in 2014. Almost all those listed in the link tweeted by CAIR show publication dates of April 1, 2014.
Was it part of an organized PR campaign pushed by Islamist backed special interest groups? Probably. The U.S. State Department and satellite agencies have provided a comfortable home for a number of individuals that promote an Islamist agenda.
Have your doubts of the influence? The State Department produced and funded the video “American Muslims: Who Are American Muslims?” – part of a four-part series on American Muslims.
The start of this campaign can be traced back to the outreach effort started by President Bush/Secretary of State Rice to provide U.S. Embassies and Consular officers with a publication – Being Muslim In America – to alleviate fears that Muslims were actually being persecuted in the United States.
Of special note: The U.S. State Department has never produced a similar pamphlet for other faiths, let alone work a program at the level that resulted in the recent media releases.
A quick scan of the articles being pushed brings up some serious concerns as to what exactly the U.S. State Department is supporting … or if they even have a clue what is being promoted by them (with U.S. tax dollars). A couple of examples:
o A profile of Abdul Malik Mujahid is included under the What Do American Muslims Do? section. It starts off with:
“Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid is a man of many titles: former chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago; current chair of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions; and the founder and president of Sound Vision Foundation, a leading producer of educational materials about Islam.”
What the profile doesn’t mention is that Mujahid is also the former president of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). In a 1995 speech at the
annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Columbus, Ohio he said:
“Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam. And sometimes you don’t like it. Qital is ordained upon you, though it is hateful to you, but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you …. And one example is, now we have 60 or so Muslim countries, and not a single one of them wants to go for Qital and Jihad for Bosnia. Qital is ordained upon you though it is hateful to you.”
We made mention of Mujahid and his company, Sound Vision, in our post, Accused Islamic terror supporter featured speaker to Detroit Muslim youth.