Obama's Treacherous Redirection of NASA's Vision

The White House has stood by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden’s statement that Obama told him that “foremost” among NASA’s responsibilities was finding “a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations, to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”

Obama stuck to this ridiculous idea that NASA should be devoted to Muslim outreach even after Michael Griffin, former head of NASA under the Bush Administration, said the idea that NASA should be devoted to making Muslims feel good was “deeply flawed.”
“NASA … represents the best of America. Its purpose is not to inspire Muslims or any other cultural entity,” said Griffin.

What is the point of Obama’s directive to Bolden? It is clearly more than outreach. Obama made ample provision for that when he created an entirely new division at the State Department specifically for that very thing: outreach to the worldwide Muslim community (Ummah). He named an Indian Muslim, Farah Pandith, as U.S. Special Representative for Muslim Outreach. So high-level was this new office that Pandith reports directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. One of the pillars of Obama’s post-American presidency is the Islamization of America.

In February, the White House Budget Office scrapped NASA’s plan to send astronauts back to the Moon, saying it was over budget and less important than other “space investments.” And now Bolden has made it clear: a more important space mission for Obama is pandering to Muslim countries.

Bolden said at the same time the Moon shot was being scrapped, Obama had asked him to “find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries.”

Bolden, an Obama appointee, spoke last week of Obama’s vision for Muslim outreach.

“I am here in the region—it’s sort of the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s visit to Cairo—and his speech there when he gave what has now become known as Obama’s ‘Cairo Initiative,’ where he —announced that he wanted this to become a new beginning of the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.”

No one could have imagined that this new relationship would have anything to do with NASA—no one except Barack Obama. As Islamic scholar Robert Spencer has explained, much of what Bolden referred to as Muslims’ “historic contribution to science, math, and engineering” have been wildly exaggerated. Many are outright lies, fabricated “often for quite transparent apologetic motives.” He shows that most, if not all, of the inventions and discoveries attributed to the Muslim world were actually stolen from conquered peoples, Jews and Christians.

But now NASA is no longer is about space exploration and aeronautics. It has become a political agency whose objective is to whitewash history and shill for Muslim countries.
While Obama is directing NASA’s chief to make it his foremost priority to ensure that Muslims feel good by exaggerating their history and achievements, the advancement of true science, as represented by NASA’s space program, is being shuttered.

NASA’s mission, according to its website, is to “pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” It focuses on four areas: aeronautics, exploration systems, scientific exploration, and space operations.

NASA scientists,” according to the Telegraph, “have provided some of the most inspiring, eye-catching and terrifying headlines of recent years.” These include their warning about the potential devastation that could be caused by solar flares; the discovery of life on Titan, a moon of Saturn; the most detailed satellite images of Earth ever made; the discovery of water on the moon; and much more. NASA has developed everyday items including invisible braces, scratch-resistant lenses, cordless appliances and water filters.

But those days are over. Now, a clueless and indifferent mainstream media should at least be asking what Obama is giving away to Muslim countries—in the service of making them “feel good.”