U.S. Tax Dollars Promoting Islam In Europe
… one can only wonder: whose interests are actually being served by this agency under the Executive branch?
US Government Promoting Islam in Czech Republic
From: Assyrian International News Agency
By Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute, April 14, 2014
The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam in public elementary and secondary schools across the country.
The project–Muslims in the Eyes of Czech Schoolchildren–is being spearheaded by a Muslim advocacy group and is being financed by American taxpayers through a grant from the US Embassy in Prague. (The US State Department is also promoting Islam in other European countries.)
The group says the Czech Ministry of Education has authorized it to organize lectures and seminars aimed at “teaching Czech schoolchildren about Islamic beliefs and practices” and at “fighting stereotypes and prejudices about Muslims.”
But critics–there are many–say the project’s underlying objective is to convert non-Muslim children to Islam by bringing proselytizing messages into public schools under the guise of promoting multiculturalism and fighting “Islamophobia.”
The group’s website says the first phase of the project involves “analyzing the accuracy of the information about Islam in Czech textbooks on history, geography and social sciences, and mapping the level of teaching about Islam in Czech grammar schools and other secondary schools.”
The second phase of the project involves the implementation of a three-level program that will “acquaint both pupils and teachers with Islam and Muslims” and help them to develop better “critical reception skills” when analyzing supposedly Islamophobic information.
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COMMENTS/ANALYSIS: The Czech program described above is one of many where U.S. dollars are being used to promote Islam. In 2012, Kern reported on a number of instances where the U.S. State Department was active in promoting and assisting Islamists through-out Europe. Some could even be interpreted as providing questionable political influence. A 2010 example:
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.”
Also in 2010, the U.S. Embassy in Ireland sponsored an Irish/Muslim business conference:
The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has sponsored a seminar on Muslim entrepreneurs and business in Ireland. A main point of the conference was the need for Sharia law compliant financial products to be used.
The U.S. Embassy supported the conference as part of President Obama’s outreach to Muslims around the world.
Points to consider:
- Islamists have organized an extremely effective international propaganda machine using western resources including U.S. tax dollars.
- The Czech program and the recent U.K. investigations into Operation Trojan Horse indicate an emphasis on youth.
- Perhaps the most troubling – the extent the Obama State Department has become a tool to promote Islam.
The U.S. State Department’s involvement in promoting an Islamist agenda can be traced back to a rather naive attempt/program by the prior Bush administration to influence the international Muslim community. As we highlighted in CAIR Promo Tools – courtesy of U.S. State Department, the effort has since morphed into a pro-Islamist media campaign courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer. Throw in the lack of cooperation/answers with Benghazi and one can only wonder: whose interests are actually being served by this agency under the Executive branch?