The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs Washington File has published a release entitled “Muslims Reach Out to Non-Muslim Americans During Ramadan: Muslims seek to clear up misperceptions about Islam.”
It features comments made by Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), on the November 19 “Global Exchange” television program. CAIR is identified as a “Washington based advocacy group that seeks to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America and present an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public.”
Might CAIR be persona non grata at the White House and still be a good friend of the State Department? Maybe. Or maybe administration officials are being good dhimmis, and caving in to the pressure created by the universal media treatment of CAIR as a moderate Muslim group.