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"Fewer Pandering Statements?" No way!

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Submitted by So-called American (United States), Feb 12, 2007 at 01:12

Daniel Pipes said since his first article on this subject, "there have been few such pandering statements, but they have not disappeared entirely." What? This is a 24/7 job with the government. Below is a partial list of official "texts" about Islam, including 121 made by Bush in 2002. Note the subjects of most of them are "out-reach" programs and "sensitivity training to educate stupid Americans."

Almost immediately after the attacks the President took steps to protect Muslim-Americans from hate crimes. The President also held a series of events, including hosting the first-ever White House Iftar and an Eid event at the end of Ramadan; the President visited the Islamic Center; and the President created the "Friendship Through Education" initiative to bring American and Muslim children closer together.

[There were 155 hate crime incidents listed as anti-Islamic last year (2002), down sharply from the 481 reported in 2001. There were 931 anti-Jewish incidents in 2002, slightly below the number in 2001. These statistics are ignored by the President. Also ignored is that in 2001, Muslim hate crimes resulted in the deaths of more than 3,000 Americans on a single day. This statistic is easy to ignore if you replace the word "Muslims" with "evil-doers" or "bad men" or "poopie-heads." (This is not to belittle the serious nature of Islamic hate crimes reported to the FBI.)]

I hate this! Americans (or as the gov't calls us "taxpayers") are an object of scorn to the government. They think of us as just filler taking up space between Canada and Mexico.

2003 (17)
  1. South Asians Study Democracy at American Studies Institute, 17 July 2003
  2. Arab-Americans Celebrate Achievements, Look to Future Challenges, 14 June 2003
  3. Arab-American Women Say Education, Participation Keys to Success, 13 June 2003
  4. U.S. Muslims Helping Reconcile Islam and Democracy, 29 May 2003
  5. Saad Eddin Ibrahim Urges Democracy for Muslim World, 19 May 2003
  6. U.S. Muslim Leaders Discuss Bridging Gap Between America, Muslim World, 14 May 2003
  7. Religious and Community Leaders Experience U.S. Diversity, 12 May 2003
  8. Persian Art Tells History's Tales in Washington, D.C., 07 May 2003
  9. Ibrahim Pourhadi: A Passion for Learning, 07 May 2003
  10. First U.S. Museum Devoted to Islam Based in Jackson, Mississippi, 27 March 2003
  11. Senegal Art Exhibit Conveys Islamic Message of Peace, 05 March 2003
  12. FBI Director Meets with Muslim, Sikh, Arab-American Leaders, 04 March 2003
  13. Powell Says U.S. Opposes Weapons Proliferation, Not Islam, 01 March 2003
  14. Arab Americans in Virginia Form Political Action Committee, 25 February 2003
  15. U.S. Secretary Powell Addresses Youth Forum, 20 February 2003
  16. Afghan Leaders Observe Islam and Other Religions in America, 19 February 2003
  17. Bush Sends Eid Al-Adha Greetings to Muslims, 11 February 2003

2002 (121)

  1. The President's Quotes on Islam, 05 December 2002
  2. Bush Visits Islamic Center to Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, 05 December 2002
  3. Bush Issues Message to U.S. and World Muslim Community on Eid al-Fitr, 05 December 2002
  4. Rice Says Values of Islam, Democracy, Human Rights Mutually Reinforcing, 04 December 2002
  5. U.S. Public Broadcasting to Show Documentary on Life of Muhammad, 27 November 2002
  6. "Sighting of the Crescent Moon at the White House", 22 November 2002
  7. Powell Hosts Ramadan Iftaar Dinner, 18 November 2002
  8. Arab American Women Poets Showcase Their Work, 18 November 2002
  9. Muslim Youth Leader Finds Americans "Very Religious", 15 November 2002
  10. Bush Says Vast Majority of Americans Respect Islam and Its Followers, 13 November 2002
  11. Afghan-American Offers a Personal View of Ramadan, 08 November 2002
  12. Extraordinary Election Year for Arab Americans, 07 November 2002
  13. President Bush Speaks at White House Iftaar Dinner, 07 November 2002
  14. President Bush Sends Ramadan Greeting to Muslims Around the World, 05 November 2002
  15. Scholars Say Lack of Clarity about Islam Causes Misunderstanding, 29 October 2002
  16. Muslim American Promotes Democracy in the Muslim World, 17 October 2002
  17. Conference Discusses Prospects For Islamic Banking In The U.S., 03 October 2002
  18. Palestinian American Challenges Ethnic Stereotypes with Humor, 02 October 2002
  19. Interfaith Dialogue Strong One Year After September 11 Attacks, 19 September 2002
  20. American Muslim Group Distributes Educational Materials about Islam, 17 September 2002
  21. Interfaith Service Remembers Victims of September 11 Attacks, 13 September 2002
  22. Bush Tells Americans To Reject Anti-Muslim Bigotry, 10 September 2002
  23. U.S. Citizen Diplomats Launch Education Campaign about Islam, 04 September 2002
  24. U.S. Helps Africans Preserve Ancient Muslim Manuscripts, 04 September 2002
  25. Boucher Reviews U.S. Public Diplomacy to Muslim World, 27 August 2002
  26. State Department Youth Exchange Showcases America's Cultural Diversity, 23 August 2002
  27. University Reading Assignment on Qur'an Provokes Debate, 22 August 2002
  28. Middle East Teens See Their Future as "Coexistence or No Existence", 21 August 2002
  29. Seeds of Peace – It's Not Just for Kids, 21 August 2002
  30. Marriott Will Apologize and Pay $115,000 To Arab Group, 16 August 2002
  31. New Report Analyzes Recent Middle Eastern Immigration, 15 August 2002
  32. U.S. Muslims Applaud Suspension of Secret Service Agent for Anti-Muslim Remarks, 13 August 2002
  33. Arab Immigrants to America Are Part of Ellis Island History, 12 August 2002
  34. Arabic Language Joins American High School Curriculum, 07 August 2002
  35. American Muslims Prepare to Honor Victims Of September 11, 30 July 2002
  36. Ghanaian Professor Experiences Muslim Diversity, Activism in U.S., 29 July 2002
  37. Rwandan Muslim Leader Says His Eyes Were Opened by U.S. Trip, 26 July 2002
  38. Magnificent Exhibit of South Asian Painting Draws Crowds in Washington, 24 July 2002
  39. American Muslims Call for Day of Unity on 11 September, 23 July 2002
  40. Arab-American Entrepreneur Aims to Bring Middle Eastern Animated Films to America, 19 July 2002
  41. Teenagers from India, Pakistan Bond at Seeds of Peace Camp, 18 July 2002
  42. Seeds of Peace Campers Welcomed to Washington, 16 July 2002
  43. Seeds of Peace Camp Welcomes First Afghan Participants, 12 July 2002
  44. Arab School Teachers Come to the U.S. for Teacher Training Institute, 12 July 2002
  45. Seeds of Peace Camp: A Hopeful Place in a Violent World, 11 July 2002
  46. Seeds of Peace Founder Dies of Cancer at Age 59, 11 July 2002
  47. Laura Bush Salutes Four Muslim Women as Forces for Freedom, 09 July 2002
  48. Halal Food Bill Becomes Law in California, 08 July 2002
  49. Moroccans, Americans Build Bridges of Understanding, 08 July 2002
  50. Ambassador to Bangladesh Addresses Islamic Society of North America, 06 July 2002
  51. Arab-American Muslim Leads Vanderbilt Student Government, 03 July 2002
  52. Senators Kennedy, Lugar on Cultural Bridges to The Islamic World, 03 July 2002
  53. FBI Director Mueller Thanks American Muslim Community, 28 June 2002
  54. Arab-Americans of New York City Featured in Museum Exhibit, 26 June 2002
  55. Iraqi-Americans Discuss Future of Iraq, 18 June 2002
  56. Arab-American Urged Community to "Come Together" After 9/11, 13 June 2002
  57. Powell Confers with Arab-American Leaders, 11 June 2002
  58. Iraqi-American Conference Focuses on a Future Democratic Iraq, 10 June 2002
  59. Poll Reveals Effect of September 11 on Muslim Americans, 06 June 2002
  60. U.S. Official Says Exchange Programs to Continue, Expand, 04 June 2002
  61. Arab-Americans "Lobby Congress For Peace", 04 June 2002
  62. U.S. Working to Increase Contacts with Muslim World, 23 May 2002
  63. Illinois Mayor Faces Down Anti-Muslim Intolerance, 22 May 2002
  64. Religious Leaders in Washington Turn To Interfaith Dialogue, 22 May 2002
  65. Interfaith Religious Leaders Show Commitment to Middle East Peace, 22 May 2002
  66. U.S. Expands Dialogue, Exchanges with Muslim World, 19 May 2002
  67. Book Review: "Unholy War, Terror in the Name of Islam", 17 May 2002
  68. U.S. Strengthens Public Diplomacy in Arab and Muslim Worlds, 16 May 2002
  69. EEOC Provides Answers about Workplace Rights of Muslims, Arabs, South Asians and Sikhs, 15 May 2002
  70. Business Magazine Fills Void in Arab-American Market: Interview with "Arab American Business Magazine" editor Nidal Ibrahim, 15 May 2002
  71. Senator Kennedy Submits Bill to Enhance U.S.-Muslim Understanding, 13 May 2002
  72. Muslim Leaders Discuss Challenges, Opportunities of Diversity, 13 May 2002
  73. Brookings Announces New Saban Center for Middle East Policy, 13 May 2002
  74. Younger Generation of U.S. Muslims More Inclined to Political Activism, 08 May 2002
  75. American Muslims at a Crossroads after September 11, 01 May 2002
  76. Radio Sawa Delivers Arab and American Popular Music, 29 April 2002
  77. Symposium Explores Works of "The Father of Arab-American Literature", 25 April 2002
  78. Arab-American Writers Discuss Efforts to Fight Prejudice, 24 April 2002
  79. Muslim American Hero of September 11 Remembered, 15 April 2002
  80. American Film Captures Children's Voices in Mideast Conflict, 11 April 2002
  81. Arab-American Delegation Meets With Colin Powell April 3, 03 April 2002
  82. Palestinian-Born Author Talks of His Life in the United States, 03 April 2002
  83. Arab-American Doctor Named to Senior Medical Post in Bush Administration, 28 March 2002
  84. White House Announces Health Policy Nominees, 27 March 2002
  85. American Muslim Council Condemns Netanya Attack, 27 March 2002
  86. New Book Explores Media and the "Clash of Civilizations", 25 March 2002
  87. Exchanges with the Middle East a U.S. Priority, Harrison Says, 20 March 2002
  88. Magazine Focuses on Muslim Women in America, 18 March 2002
  89. Bush Marks Opening of Afghanistan Schools in Radio Address, 16 March 2002
  90. Georgetown University Educates U.S. Teachers About Arab World, Islam, 15 March 2002
  91. Islamic Scholar Says Dialogue, Education Help Avoid Conflict, 13 March 2002
  92. U.K. Forum Brings Muslims, Jews and Christians Together, with U.S. Help, 11 March 2002
  93. Muslim Students Find Support on U.S. Campuses after 9/11, 08 March 2002
  94. American of Saudi Origin Produces Halal Meat in North Dakota, 08 March 2002
  95. Afghan Artists Exhibit Works in Washington, 01 March 2002
  96. U of Texas Center Offers Broad Teaching of Mideast, 01 March 2002
  97. Outreach Center Brings Middle East Studies into American Classrooms, February 28 2002
  98. ‘Eid al-Adha Observed at Camp X-Ray, 26 February 2002
  99. Scholar Describes Growing American Interest In Islam, 22 February 2002
  100. American Muslim Council Condemns Murder of Daniel Pearl, 21 February 2002
  101. President Commemorates Eid al-Adha, 21 February 2002
  102. DNC Chairman Greets Muslims on Eid al-Adha, 20 February 2002
  103. U.S. Scholarships Offer Opportunity to Palestinians, 19 February 2002
  104. Secretary Powell Reaches Out to Global Youth on MTV; Excerpt, 15 February 2002
  105. Bush Administration Open to Input from Arab-Americans, 14 February 2002
  106. Muslim Chaplain Sees to Detainees' Needs at Guantanamo, 14 February 2002
  107. Concerts Blend Arab, American Musical Traditions, 14 February 2002
  108. FBI Director Meets Key Local Arab, Muslim,and Sikh Leaders, 13 February 2002
  109. Films Highlight Arab, South Asian, Muslim Experiences in the U.S., 06 February 2002
  110. American Muslims Embark on the Hajj, 05 February 2002
  111. Kuwaitis Bring Message of Sympathy, Solidarity to U.S., 04 February 2002
  112. Muslim Officers and Firefighter Honored for 9/11 Heroism, 01 February 2002
  113. New York Muslims Educate Their Neighbors About Their Faith, 30 January 2002
  114. Muslim Leader Speaks on Rising Voice of Moderation, 30 January 2002
  115. American Museum Highlights Arab, South Asian, Muslim Experiences, 29 January 2002
  116. U.S. Ambassador to Egypt C. David Welch on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East; Excerpt, 28 January 2002
  117. Religious Leaders from Kyrgyzstan Examine Islam in the U.S., 15 January 2002
  118. Moderate Muslims Work to Reclaim their Faith, 14 January 2002
  119. U.S. Helps Preserve Ancient Islamic Manuscripts in Mali, 11 January 2002
  120. U.S. Funding Effort to Preserve Afghan Music, 11 January 2002
  121. President Bush Says Strength of America Lies in the Hearts and Souls of Its People, 06 January 2002
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