Forget space exploration, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named a MUSLIM, Waleed Abdalati, to serve as the principal adviser to the NASA administrator on agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related investments. (Like the Saudi weapons in space program, per chance?)
NASA – (H/T Kashenka)–Abdalati is currently the director of the Earth Science and Observation Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also is an associate professor in the university’s geography department. Between 1998 and 2008, Abdalati held various positions at NASA in the areas of scientific research, program management and scientific management. His research has focused on the study of polar ice cover using satellite and airborne instruments. (POLAR ICE COVER? Gee that’s vital to the space program how?)
Abdalati will represent all of the scientific endeavors in the agency, ensuring they are aligned with and fulfill the administration’s science objectives. (Can anyone say GLOBAL WARMING?) He will advocate for NASA science in the context of those broader government science agendas and work closely with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Management and Budget.
“We are excited to have Waleed return to the agency during such a critical (MUSLIM-focused) transition period,” Bolden said. “His experience, wide-range of scientific knowledge and familiarity with NASA, (not to mention the order to hire him that came down from the White House) will greatly benefit the agency. He will be a true advocate for our many and diverse science research and exploration programs.”
Abdalati is a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (AKA Global Warming), a joint venture between the University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His research examines how and why the Earth’s ice cover is changing and what those changes mean for life on our planet. (But has absolutely nothing to do with exploring outer space)
Abdalati received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University in 1986, a Master of Science in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado in 1991, and a doctorate in 1996 from the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado, where he was one of the first graduates of the university’s Program in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences. (Has this Muslim ever done anything that DIDN’T relate to environmental wackoism?)