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Muslims Influencing US Policy

Reader comment on item: Obama & American Muslims: How Different?

Submitted by Jared (United States), Apr 20, 2010 at 12:20

Dr. Pipes,

You limit your observations to comparing outreach to Muslims Americans under the Bush and Obama Administrations.

However, the Times article also contained this tidbit:

The impact of this continuing dialogue is difficult to measure, but White House officials cited several recent government actions that were influenced, in part, by the discussions.

Would you care to comment on this part of the story?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

My comment: That Islamist groups also had influence in the Bush administration. For example, Daniel Sutherland at DHS met with them often and took their temperature on various measures.

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