In “Obama’s Treacherous Redirection of NASA’s Vision” in Human Events today, Pamela Geller discusses Obama’s entirely unsurprising but completely bizarre recasting of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as an agency for Muslim outreach:
[…] What is the point of Obama’s directive to Bolden? It is clearly more than outreach. Obama made ample provision for that when he created an entirely new division at the State Department specifically for that very thing: outreach to the worldwide Muslim community (Ummah). He named an Indian Muslim, Farah Pandith, as U.S. Special Representative for Muslim Outreach. So high-level was this new office that Pandith reports directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. One of the pillars of Obama’s post-American presidency is the Islamization of America.
In February, the White House Budget Office scrapped NASA’s plan to send astronauts back to the Moon, saying it was over budget and less important than other “space investments.” And now Bolden has made it clear: a more important space mission for Obama is pandering to Muslim countries.
Bolden said at the same time the Moon shot was being scrapped, Obama had asked him to “find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries.” […]
NASA’s mission, according to its website, is to “pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” It focuses on four areas: aeronautics, exploration systems, scientific exploration, and space operations.
“NASA scientists,” according to the Telegraph, “have provided some of the most inspiring, eye-catching and terrifying headlines of recent years.” These include their warning about the potential devastation that could be caused by solar flares; the discovery of life on Titan, a moon of Saturn; the most detailed satellite images of Earth ever made; the discovery of water on the moon; and much more. NASA has developed everyday items including invisible braces, scratch-resistant lenses, cordless appliances and water filters.
But those days are over. Now, a clueless and indifferent mainstream media should at least be asking what Obama is giving away to Muslim countries–in the service of making them “feel good.”