7. “Islam in America Brand”—Courtesy of Obama’s State Department
The Obama State Department has undertaken a campaign to help Islamists rebrand their radical ideology.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has appointed Farah Pandith to serve as special representative to Muslim communities. She is in charge of a new office that is responsible for outreach with Muslims around the world.
Obama’s State Department under Clinton also announced in 2009 an Islam branding program through its Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP). The Bureau was tasked with publishing:
Three articles for Ramadan 2009 addressing the concept of an Islam in America ‘brand’; advocacy (civic and political) of the Muslim American community; and community innovation/community building. The writer will contact Muslim American experts in each of these fields. These articles will be available on America.gov in English, Arabic, and Persian.
While promoting the Islamic “brand” and a multicultural celebration of Ramadan, the Obama administration asked Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, to cover the name of Jesus inscribed on a pediment on the stage when President Obama spoke there in April 2009. Apparently, both re-branding radical Islam and covering up Christian symbols when Obama speaks are part of his definition of multiculturalism.