Monday, April 20, 2009

Muslim Group to FBI - "We're Going To Fight"

I guess it's a good thing that this wasn't a Rightwing Extremist meeting. Janet Napolitano would probably have had all of them arrested and put in an internment camp.

In fact, I don't believe I've seen a release from the DHS lately indicating that the disenchantment that Muslims perceive, could result in violent activity. If they've drafted one lately, I don't believe it was released to the public. That would have been a problem because it would have smeared the entire American Muslim population as Muslim Extremists.

Yeah, Janet wouldn't want to do something like that.

But, if she did, I would assume the DHS draft might read as follows:

* (U) Muslims in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and
adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as demanding implementation of sharia law.


from The Los Angeles Times
By Paloma Esquivel
April 20, 2009

Some influential Muslim groups question FBI's actions
Revelations that the agency has been surveilling popular leaders and infiltrating mosques and schools has many organizations turning away from their post-9/11 cooperation.

As they sipped tea and nibbled on dates, more than 100 men and women listened to a litany of speakers sounding the same message: The FBI is not your friend.

"We're here today to say our mosques are off limits," Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for Greater Los Angeles, told the crowd last month at an Anaheim mosque.

"Our Koran is off limits," Ayloush said. "Our youth, who they try to radicalize, are off limits. Now is the time to tell them, 'We're not going to let this happen anymore.' "

Attendees applauded Qazi's statement, but it was a mea culpa that most moved them.

"We goofed up, guys," said Shakeel Syed, head of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California. "We brought them here. We brought them to our mosques, to our meetings. . . . We have to hold ourselves responsible. That's why it's so important to dig our heels into the ground and say we're not going to take this lying down, we're going to fight."

He got the loudest applause of the night.
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