Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) taking oath of office on the Koran.
Barack Obama is conducting his own affirmative action program to get more Muslims in the White House. The move began when Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who took his oath of office with a hand on the Koran, began to solicit the resumes of what he considered to be the nation's most qualified adherents of Islam. According to the Denver Post, when White House officials heard about the program, it was put on overdrive.
So far, 45 Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and government officials have been submitted for consideration. J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, sifted through more than 300 names as part of the search. "It was mostly under the radar," Williams said. "We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn't know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community." Ellison is serious about his faith. He made the pilgrimage to Mecca with the sponsorship of the Muslim American Society, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In 1991, Mohamed Akram wrote a memo for the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood that explained its work in America as "a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions." (www.WorldNetDaily.com 3/28/09)
Most Americans are not aware that a room in the U.S. Capitol is set aside and used for Friday Muslim prayer, just like in Muslim mosques across the country. Observers report that some 100 or more are in attendance. While a multi-faith chapel exists, there are also designated Muslim worker prayer areas with prayer rugs in the Dulles International Airport.
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Source: Intercessors for America