While Marie Harf denies Islamic extremism as a deputy spokesman for the State Department she once wrote openly about “the rise of a violent Islamist insurgency” in Saudi Arabia.
Harf wrote a master’s thesis,”The State of the Kingdom: Prospects for Continued Regime Stability in Saudi Arabia,” on the Kingdom in 2006. The thesis directly contradicts the kind of politically correct statements about Islam as offered by the Obama administration.
With the advent of King Abdullah’s death earlier last month Gotnews.com obtained a copy of Harf’s master’s thesis. Here it is.
Harf identified the “presence of an armed Islamist insurgency,” as one of three “destabilizing factors.” She wrote openly about the “war on terrorism.”
At times Harf’s writing is in strong contrast with the Obama administration, especially Chapter 5 on the “Islamist Insurgency.”
“The greater the regime’s ability and will to repress its violent Islamist insurgency when it arises, the greater the likelihood of the regime’s continued stability,” Harf wrote. The Obama administration, by contrast, favored allowing Islamist parties to stand for election in Egypt.
Harf also recognizes that suppression of the Islamists is one of the few tactics Saudi Arabia has.
“The [Islamic] insurgency has shown no signs of wanting to participate in Saudi Arabia’s limited political system in the ways that other violent groups like Hezbollah and Hamas have done,” Harf wrote.
As Deputy Spokesman for the State Department Marie Harf has toed the line, denying, for instance, that the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS, is Islamic.
Fox News’s Martha MacCallum questioned State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf over the administration’s avoidance of the term “Islamic extremism” last month.
MacCallum asked her: Why is it so hard to say?
“It’s not hard to say, but it’s not the only kind of extremist we face,” Harf said.
The State Dept’s Marie Harf said Islam is “not the only extremism we face,” but is unable to give another example. #TheFive
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