New IRC boss, David Miliband, says we must embrace “political Islamism”

The Financial Times had the story on Sunday, but since you need to subscribe just visit Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs for a more colorful telling.

Miliband to head up large US taxpayer-funded refugee resettlement contractor beginning in September.

Financial Times opening paragraph:

David Miliband, the former foreign secretary, has broken ranks with world leaders by describing the military intervention in Egypt as a “coup” and urging all sides to embrace “political Islamism” for the sake of democracy.

Geller on Miliband:

This is horrifying but revealing. So now we know what the left’s true agenda really is.

“Embracing political Islamism” is a fancy way of saying everyone must convert to Islam or accept the status of the dhimma under Islamic law.

David Milibrand urging all sides to embrace “political Islamism” for the sake of democracy is like urging all women to embrace prostitution for the sake of chastitiy. There is nothing democratic about political Islam. It is, far and away, the most brutal and extreme system of governance on the face of the earth.

The urbane savage Miliband explains that bringing “political Islam’ – into the democratic process is a good thing not a bad thing.” Tell that to the Christians and other religious minorities persecuted, subjugated and slaughtered under poltiical islam. Tell that to the women forced into marriage, honor killed, burka-clad. This submission to Islamic supremacism from a former foreign secretary is monstrous. And yet the enemedia reports it like it is a reasonable position. It’s akin to supporting Nazism under Hitler.

Read it all.

Miliband to the International Rescue Committee:

Miliband will soon be taking the reins of the second largest of the US State Department’s Refugee Resettlement contractors (the US Bishops are numero uno)—-the International Rescue Committee.   Statements like this blather on political Islam would indicate he has no interest in quietly shepherding the downtrodden, but will use the IRC as a bully pulpit.   It is a large organization scattered around the world as we have told readers here on many occasions.

The International Rescue Committee is a $431 million a year operation with more than half of its funding comes from the US taxpayer.  (Miliband will receive a salary of around $450,000 a year, doing well by doing good?).

Many have questioned exactly what the IRC is doing mucking around in other country’s affairs. Here , we reported on leadership awards given by the IRC in the past to John McCain, George Soros and Hamid Karzai, which tells us a lot about their mission.

Oh, and lest I forget, they are lobbying in support of the Gang of Eight amnesty bill too, here.

For our complete archive on Miliband and his new job, go here.

20 thoughts on “New IRC boss, David Miliband, says we must embrace “political Islamism”

  1. I wonder if any of the IRC’ers read RRW? I am sure some of them are interested in refugee resettlement, but many are in IRC just because they want to be included in this august company. Read J Sobran’s essay about “The Hive”.


    1. Mike, resend your two other comments and just give a brief intro and the link—just too long for the comment section! Thanks! Really appreciate all the research you are doing!


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    “…the IRC is not just an important humanitarian organisation, it’s a rich supranational body with a staggering list of directors and overseers : Madeleine Albright, Kofi Annan, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Condie Rice and Henry Kissinger are just a few of the names that leap out, while Goldman Sachs, Lazard Freres, Clifford Chance, BBDO, PepsiCo and American Express are among the corporations amply represented.”


  4. WHY Miliband is going to the IRC…it wield$ a war chest of some $127 million $$$…WHILE DOLING OUT SOME $364 MILLION DOLLAR$ ON, SO CALLED,

    Miliband’s stated reason for taking the job of president and chief executive of the International Rescue Committee is profoundly moving. The American IRC was founded in 1933 at the suggestion of Albert Einstein to help refugees from Hitler’s Germany, and given his family’s own flight from Nazism, Miliband says that “in doing this job I will be repaying a personal debt”.

    But the IRC is not just an important humanitarian organisation, it’s a rich supranational body with a staggering list of directors and overseers : Madeleine Albright, Kofi Annan, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Condie Rice and Henry Kissinger are just a few of the names that leap out, while Goldman Sachs, Lazard Freres, Clifford Chance, BBDO, PepsiCo and American Express are among the corporations amply represented.

    The accounts are reassuring, too : lest anyone think that Miliband is doing a Profumo and going off to perform modest good works in a spirit of penitence for the failings of the last Labour government, the IRC audit shows that net assets last year stood at more than $127 million (with $27 million of that in cash). It spent close to $364 million last year on its international relief programmes. Meanwhile the net liabilities of the Labour party in 2011 were close to £5.5 million. I know which firm I’d rather work for.


  5. It seems this Miliband was the UK’s “Climate Change Secretary”, at the time of the BLOWUP of, so called, FAKE “climate change” findings from East Anglia…

    So you can see where this Miliband is coming from, and how this Miliband is accustomed to being a FAKE PHONY AND FRAUD, and fits in perfectly with fronting a PROGRESSIVE, FAKE PHONY FRAUDULENT, refugee “help” agency.

    As his interview spot at in illustrates he can talk out of BOTH SIDES OF HIS MOUTH AT THE SAME TIME !

    What a NUTTER !


  6. I really appreciate everyone’s comments, but today we have two I can’t post because I will be accused of promoting violence from our ever-vigilant troll ‘riveratlantic’. I don’t know what it is about David Miliband that has inspired your ire, but would love your comments just toned down a tad!


      1. I have a better chance of getting the message out if I’m not in jail. Besides we aren’t like them.


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