Barack Obama Names Islamic Envoy
What? No Christian Envoy?
Of course there is, but which likely lad is it – Reverend Wright, Reverend Al Sharpton or Reverend Jesse Jackson?
Reaching out to Muslims around the world, President Barack Obama used a taped video address on Saturday to make the surprise announcement that Rashad Hussein, deputy associate White House counsel, will serve as a special U.S. envoy to the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference.
Obama made the announcement about his pan-Islamic overture to delegates at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, an annual event hosted by the Saban Center at Brookings and the Government of Qatar.
The OIC calls itself “the collective voice of the Muslim world,” working “to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.”
“Appointing a special envoy to the OIC is an important part of the president’s commitment to engaging Muslims around the world based on mutual respect and mutual interest,” an administration official said.
As much trouble as Obama is having with the “57 US States” you would think that he might appoint a special envoy to the American people.