Rabbi David Saperstein was recently sworn-in as Obama’s Ambassador-at-large for Religious Freedom. This is no doubt, intended to demonstrate religious diversity within the Obama administration but Saperstein’s past stands, comments and associations indicate he is at best a dupe who is being used to further a Muslim Brotherhood agenda. At worst, he’s in league with that agenda.
In any case, upon further examination, Saperstein does not represent religious diversity simply because he calls himself a Jewish rabbi.
Consider that in 2012, it was Saperstein who joined several other leftists and Muslims to defend close Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin, despite her irrefutable familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. In a statement expressing his support for Abedin, Saperstein praised then Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President Mohammed Magid while also boasting that he knows Magid and has worked with the ISNA in the past.
The link to the article is not longer available but here is an excerpt from an archived version:
“It’s likes someone who says there’s a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world,” Rabbi David Saperstein, the director of the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, said in a JTA interview. “And then they say prove it’s not true. What proof can you bring to ideologues who want to believe it’s true?”
Saperstein’s July 17 statement was the first among Jewish leaders to deplore Bachmann’s call — and one of the toughest.
“I am deeply troubled by the allegations made by Rep. Michelle Bachmann and other Members of Congress in letters to the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Defense and State asserting that respected government officials and religious organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood,” he wrote. “The letters assert that Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Clinton, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and ISNA President Imam Mohammed Magid are all connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, posing a potential security risk to the United States.
“The Reform Movement, and I personally, have worked with Ms. Abedin, Imam Magid and ISNA for many years,” he continued. “All have worked on behalf of U.S. interests at home and abroad, built relationships across religious lines and affirmed U.S. constitutional values.”
The ISNA is the largest Muslim Brotherhood front group in the U.S. and regardless of what one thinks of Huma Abedin’s intentions, her irrefutable familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood should have precluded her from receiving a security clearance when she was deputy chief of staff to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Try as Obama might, to convey religious diversity with the appointment of Rabbi Saperstein as an Ambassador, upon further examination, it’s just more propaganda and lies.