OBAMA’S “RELIGIOUS CZAR” COMPARES EVANGELICALS TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS
By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
June 6, 2011
One of the saddest moments for conservative Christians was when U.S. News & World Reports chose Eboo Patel as one of “America’s Best Leaders” in 2009.
President Barack Obama’s “religion czar” and spiritual adviser has likened evangelical Christians to radical Islamists such as al-Qaeda. He has also been heard comparing Rev. Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network to Osama bin Laden.
Obama’s advisor, Eboo Patel, is a Muslim who is described by the White House as a moderate. However, Patel is known for making derogatory statements about Bible-reading Christians and Talmud-observing Jews.
In 2010, when Obama named Patel to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based Initiatives, he immediately drew a line in the sand, according to political strategist Mike Baker. For example, Patel discussed Christian “totalitarians” in the United States and Jewish “totalitarians” in Israel, according to Baker.
Obama met Patel when they both lived and worked in Chicago. Patel was well-known locally as a Muslim activist and a friend to Rashid Khalid, a Palestinian historian of the Middle East who left Chicago to become the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University in New York City.