The New York Post reports on questions being asked at the State Department.
The State Department has launched an investigation into whether hard-line Islamic employees at the U.S Embassy in Egypt are working behind the scenes to deny visas to Coptic Christians, The Post has learned.
State Department officials are closely examining 15 to 20 Egyptian employees of the embassy’s consular section after top officials received complaints from lawyers and human-rights groups about discriminatory behavior toward the Copts seeking visas to the United States, sources said.
Umm, excuse me, could you please tell me why “hard-line Islamic employees” are working in our embassy?
In a recent meeting organized by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), top State Department officials were told that these employees, who conduct prescreening interviews and translations, appear to have unusual influence over a process that is supposed to be controlled by Americans.
The more I think about it, the less I like the idea of “hard-line Islamic employees” deciding who should come into our country. I am even more worried about who they want to let in than I am about who they want to keep out.
Among those making complaints to the State Department is a Christian man who was seeking to donate a kidney to an uncle in New Jersey.
He says he was twice told to remove the cross he was wearing if he wanted a visa.
Oh, so maybe it was just the ACLU’s Egyptian branch.