Skip to comments.WikiLeaks : U.S. secretly sought to 'empower' France's Muslims
Posted on 12/03/2010 7:11:44 AM PST by RobinMasters
JERUSALEM The U.S. State Department directed its staff to "engage" and help to "empower" France's Muslim minorities, according to classified documents released by WikiLeaks and reviewed by WND.
The cables reveal U.S. government staff were instructed to use the French media to educate that country's public on minority issues and to improve the lot of French Arabs and Muslims. The process called for "considerable discretion, sensitivity and tact."
A cable dated January 2007 and directed to various U.S. missions in France outlined that the U.S. government must show it "takes seriously the threat of disenfranchised and disadvantaged minorities around the world, including in France, and we are committed to empowering minorities as part of our fundamental belief in participatory democracy."
The directive accused the French news media of "falling short both in its coverage of discrimination towards them (French Arab and Muslims) and of juvenile delinquency among them."
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The hand of Obama.
I wonder if they sent them videos of riots in US cities to help them learn how to burn French neighborhoods?
Don`t bite the hand that will kill you.
Bush was President in January 2007.
Everyone in DC has swallowed the politically-correct “disenfranchised minority” narrative.
What did we do? Provide them with better ways to burn cars and attack the French gendarmerie? Give them tips on creating “no-go” zones?
Disgusting. I’m like Michelle Obama now— I’m ashamed of my country.
Part of this goes back to 2005, not just Obama. This is typical of the State Dept.
In 2007 that would have been GWB.
... A cable dated January 2007 ...
The U.S. State Dept empowered Kosovos’ muslims with NATO bombs,, watch yer back frenchy..(wink, wink)
Impeach Obama for the crime of sedition against friendly countries.
Looks like this was under w.
The cable is dated 2007 - clearly during GWB’s term. However, Foggy Bottom is not particularly known to behave in accord with wishes of the administration.
Having said that, George W. Bush is the one who shoved that “religion of peace” crappola down the nation’s throat. It should never be forgotten that while we were confused and scared, he grounded all planes, except those that flew his Saudi friends out of the country. Having done that, he started preaching to us not to blame Islam. When and if the history books are accurately written, Bush will get the major portion of the blame for disorienting and disarming western society, making it impossible to defend against the terrorists. The current TSA behavior could not have happened (refusal to profile for the known terrorist, while ignoring the 4th Amendment rights of all Americans) if not for the initial blueprint laid down by George W. Bush.
“This is typical of the State Dept.”
Bingo. The state department has been out of control and filled with leftists for decades. It’s almost impossible to get rid of the commie bureaucrats there.
The State Department is supposed to take care of OUR affairs of state, not everyone else’s.
Foggy Bottom must be cleansed...................
This was bush and those falling for the little nostalgia need to wake up and get a clue.
I believe Dear Reader wasn't in office then.
Both sides are in this scam.
Notice when they released the first set that was pretty much all during Bush the MSM and the governments all said This is Bad. Then he released his next pile blaming the Obama administration and they all said this is Real Bad.
Now he says the next release will be aimed at the banks.
They shut down his web site, put him on Interpole most wanted list and the Canadian PM wants him killed.
Who are the kidding.
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