It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Fwd: FW: Asian American Candidates, Muslim American Candidates
Date: 2008-10-17 08:18
Subject: Fwd: FW: Asian American Candidates, Muslim American Candidates
From: Bansal, Preeta D (NYC)
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 11:01 PM
To: Froman, Michael B
Cc: 'Onek, Matthew'
Subject: Asian American Candidates, Muslim American Candidates
Here are the compiled lists of Asian American and Muslim American candidates for top Administration jobs, sub-cabinet jobs, and outside boards/agencies/policy committees. A couple things to note about the list of Muslim American candidates: 1) In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian. In the last list (of outside boards/commissions), most who are listed appear to be Muslim American, except that a handful (where noted) may be Arab American but of uncertain religion (esp. Christian). 2) There is only one candidate I thought was a viable one for a Secretary-level job among the Muslim Americans. That said, on both lists, there are some very senior people listed in the last category (for outside boards/commissions) who conceivably could be considered for top jobs. The very senior people I put on the last list tended not to be terribly involved in politics or policy, or in the case of some Asian Americans, had already served in the Clinton and even Carter Administrations and so I thought we should seek new talent. But there's no magic to some of the placements. I think the lists are fairly exhaustive, but some of the people may be moved to other categories.
Preeta D. Bansal (born October 18, 1965) is an Indian-American lawyer who served as the General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to the federal Office of Management and Budget from 2009 until 2011. Prior to her work in the Obama administration, she served as a law partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and as the Solicitor General of the State of New York during Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's first term. She also has been a member and past chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). She is currently a lecturer at MIT and senior advisor at the Laboratory for Social Machines based at the MIT Media Lab.
Gayle E. Smith was sworn into office as the seventeenth Administrator of USAID on December 2, 2015. As a long-time leader in President Obama’s Administration, she has helped shape and guide America’s international development policy for the past seven years, including by elevating development as a vital component of the national security agenda.
Obama Appoints 2 Devout Muslims to Homeland Security Posts
Obama and Janet Nappy Appoint Devout Muslim to Homeland Security Post,
Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.
Source for announcement: Homeland Security Press Room
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
I never meant to imply that you did.
But if this is true, then it is an unfair hiring practice and discrimatory towards Christians.
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: tigertatzen
You keep changing your narrative to fit your argument... First of all, the emails are from 2008... Second of all, you seriously are trying to question this over whether this is still happening or has stopped?... wow... BTW, if you want to be technical you would be right only if I had written "Obama administration is actively..." But then again, it seems obvious that you are simply trying to derail.