Â * Here we go again: The smiling, ‘moderate’ Muslim, Sada Cucumber, the Bush administrations choice to ‘build bridges with the Islamic world’, is simply not a good enough Muslim. To be taken seriously,Â he would have to be a serious headbanger:
WASHINGTON: There are signs of unease in the American Muslim community after the appointment of Sada Cumber as the presidential envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). Cumbar, a Texas businessman, is an Aga Khani Ismaili and not a mainstream Muslim. Before his surprise appointment, he was an unknown even to Muslims of his area. One community leader, who wished not to be named, said it was odd that from among nearly six million Muslims, the White House could not find even one for a post that aims at reaching out to Islamic nations. khalid hasan
* There are no ‘6 million Muslims’ in the US, the numbers are somewhere around 2.7m. It is an old hat that Muslims notoriously inflate their numbers to intimidate or to give their cause more weight.