DISGRACEFUL, OUTRAGEOUS, UNACCEPTABLE – AT 8:46 A.M. ET: One day after we get Gaddafi, the president's own Justice Department announces a kamikaze step that will seriously compromise, if not paralyze, our efforts to root out home-grown terrorists. You have to read this twice to believe it. From the Daily Caller:
Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive.
“I recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts in a range of areas, from community outreach to national security,” Cole told a panel at the George Washington University law school.
The move comes after complaints from advocacy organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others identified as Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the 2004 Holy Land Foundation terror fundraising trial.
In a Wednesday Los Angeles Times op-ed, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) president Salam al-Marayati threatened the FBI with a total cutoff of cooperation between American Muslims and law enforcement if the agency failed to revise its law enforcement training materials.
Maintaining the training materials in their current state “will undermine the relationship between law enforcement and the Muslim American community,” al-Marayati wrote.
Multiple online sources detail MPAC’s close alignment with CAIR.
This is utterly sickening. The United States Government goes out of its way to stress the distinction between law-abiding Muslims and those planning attacks against the United States. The bottom line is that the overwhelming number of terror attempts are made by radical Muslims. Just yesterday two radical Muslims were convicted in Minneapolis of funneling money to terror groups in Somalia. And get this:
In his op-ed, Al-Marayati demanded that the Justice Department and the FBI “issue a clear and unequivocal apology to the Muslim American community” and “establish a thorough and transparent vetting process in selecting its trainers and materials.”
Specifically, al-Marayati called for a new “interagency task force” to review the training materials — a task force including representatives of the Islamist organizations the FBI is tasked with monitoring.
Are we serious here? That's like having members of the Ku Klux Klan serve as advisers to the agents investigating Klan activities. That's like inviting the KGB to examine our investigation of its spying in the United States.
This is complete madness. Our Justice Department, under Eric Holder, seems to be in its knee-jerk left-wing mode. The professional Muslim organizations should be grateful for how restrained this country has been in the years after 9-11. The demand that the government apologize to the Muslim commity is outrageous.
I cannot imagine a Republican Justice Department buckling before these threats and demands.
October 21, 2011