New English Review
24 September 2008
Political Dhimmitude At Its Worst
Buried in today’s Wall Street Journal
and the New York Times
was a news item trumpeting a report entitled: “Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with the Muslim World”. The ‘gray lady’ rendition was headlined: “Report Seeks Engagement With Muslims By Diplomacy.”
According to the Times
The report was produced by 34 leaders drawn from religious, business, military, foreign policy, academic, foundation and nonprofit circles. The group included Democrats like Madeleine K. Albright, who was Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, and two former Republican congressmen, Vin Weber and Steve Bartlett., Thomas Dine, a former executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America. The members were selected by the sponsoring organizations, Search for Common Ground and the Consensus Building Institute, which both promote nonviolent conflict resolution.