Secure Freedom Minute: An Islamist Will Not Champion Religious Freedom for All


Ronald Reagan correctly observed that “Personnel is policy.” And Team Biden has repeatedly proven that bad appointments result in terrible policies. Fortunately, the U.S. Senate has a chance to prevent additional harm by blocking the nomination of an advocate for Islamist policies to a senior State Department post.

Unfortunately, its Foreign Relations Committee yesterday approved the nomination of Rashad Hussain to become the top diplomat responsible for promoting religious liberty around the world. Moderate Muslims have warned against this appointment of a co-religionist on the grounds that, as one put it: “Mr. Hussain has protected and advanced the illiberal values of Islamic theocracies that perpetuate a disturbing and hateful ideology of Muslim supremacy.”      

Muslim Brotherhood front groups enthusiastically support Rashad Hussain. If Senators object to the intolerant policies favored by such Sharia-supremacists, they must disapprove the nomination of one of their champions.     

This is Frank Gaffney. 

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