Why is U.S. Park Service propagandizing for Islam?

Todd Starnes writing for Townhall provides an excellent exposé of the bizarre endorsement of Islam by the National Park Service. Read “National Park Service Promotes Islamic Videos.”

There are three videos included in his article.  They depict students at Muslim schools attempting to elicit empathy about their beliefs — down playing the Muslim connection to the horrors of 9/11 and saying non-Muslims are “ignorant” about them and treat them badly.

We include one portraying Islam as a “religion of peace” here:

Smokey Bear, wearing a park ranger cap, has been the iconic symbol of the Park Service since 1944.  His familiar fire prevention warnings, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires,” have now been replaced by this outrageous Islamic propaganda and videos of a mute, guy-hugging Smokey. If you can stand that, here’s another.

The New York Times reports that Smokey’s appearance is being changed because the ad agency brass handling the campaign, “…want to leverage the icon. The hugs are part of the decision to turn Smokey into a character who is depicted as “rewarding people,” rather than “entreating them or admonishing them to take personal responsibility. It’s moving the tone away from sober, which doesn’t resonate with young people, while maintaining the seriousness of the issue.”

How much longer before these cool ad guys who disdain sober messaging about the deadly serious issue of forest fires, will feature a drag version of Smokey wearing a hajab or burqa?

7 Responses to Why is U.S. Park Service propagandizing for Islam?

  1. BPaluch777@aol.com says:

    Typo. Should be elicit.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      You’re correct, Bernard. Thanks for your eagle-eyed editing skills. The use of “illicit” (meaning dishonest and illegitimate) might have been a subconscious play on words, although “elicit” was indeed the proper word to use in this context.

  2. Doc says:

    Didn’t these people DENY the Bikers who wanted a permit to ride to the capitol while allowing a permit for the muslims to march there on the same day recently?

    • Fought For My Country says:

      Yes, Doc! The Park Service, a branch of the US Government, is more concerned about the feelings of the Muslims who used the occasion of September 11 to stage a march on Washington, DC. than they are about proud patriots to whom they denied a permit. Here are hundreds of American bikers rolling in to DC to honor the Americans slaughtered by the peace-loving Muslims:

      The US Park Service should be ashamed.

      • Doc says:

        Copy THAT! Another concern may have been that AMERICAN BIKERS would “offend” those poor muslims. Our ENTIRE Government should be ashamed…but they aren’t…

  3. eubykdisop says:

    “In July 2012, William Scott, a former National Security Agency official and Aviation Week editor, told the American Center for Democracy that terrorists are using fire as a tactical weapon of war.”

    “Perhaps the most simple form of economic warfare is wild land arson,” Scott said in his “Fire Wars” presentation. “That’s just setting fires in U.S. forests [and] grasslands.”

    “For any terrorists that are determined to inflict significant damage with very little investment or risk, fire is an extremely high-leverage weapon of mass effect.”

    Scott explained that after U.S. Navy SEALs killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, they “captured a treasure trove of material that provided some unprecedented insight into the al-Qaida plans. And one of those was a detailed campaign for starting fires throughout the [American] West.”

    “U.S. officials have pretty much determined that some of the fires that burned in California [in 2011] were ignited by al-Qaida operatives,” Scott said.

  4. Doc says:

    From DRUDGE;

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-talks-phone-irans-leader-negotiates-tehran_757261.html

    moron-in-chief negotiates w/iranian terrorist…NOT w/Republicans…
    …mcLiar’s gotchur back, bruthah…