Kerry pushes exchanges of professionals between U.S. and Muslim nations

From Pakistan’s Daily Times :

WASHINGTON: US Senator and chairman of Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry, appealed on Tuesday for cementing US ties with the Muslim world with a two-way exchange of professionals like teachers, city planners, and public health workers. Kerry introduced a bill calling for a three-year pilot programme to draw such workers from Muslim-majority countries to be picked by the US State Department. “This legislation is designed to help build professional capacity, strengthen civil society, and improve ties between the United States and Muslim-majority countries,” he said in a statement. These citizens picked would be 21-40 years old and could also come from civil society, including journalists, leaders of religious-based organisations, or employees of nonprofit organisations, Kerry’s office said in a statement.

Jill Miller titles her link to this story, “Why I call them “Dhimmicrats.” But would Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich have positions all that different from Kerry’s?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 09, 2010 12:05 PM | Send

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