Chris Rock has a routine about African-Americans and Crime. Every time he hears of a crime in is neighborhood his first reaction is “OH PLEASE GOD, DON’T LET HIM BE BLACK !!” What makes the routine so funny is that its not just African-Americans almost every ethnic group feels that way. We are afraid that a “bad egg” in our midst will bring out the bigot in others. The one exception to that rule, seems to be the American Muslim community. It seems that every time a Muslim is a arrested, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) screams racial profiling or claims some other law enforcement offense made toward the Muslim Community.
Even when it comes to the War on Terror in general, CAIR sees it as a plot against the Muslim Community. For example, Dr. Parvez Ahmed is the Chairman of the mainstream media’s favorite terrorist supporting group; CAIR the Council on American Islamic Relations. The doctor is an American, but unfortunately he has a warped view of the the country that protects that provides him with freedoms and protections:
“[W]hen U.S. policies lead to killings and bombings as in Iraq, or the continued occupation as in Palestine, or even Afghanistan where the Taliban is reforming and there is a lot of violence, or the U.S. is not engaging with the democratic regimes — We’re talking about democratization in the Middle-East, but the most freely and fairly elected government in the Middle-East, which is the Palestinian government, the U.S. government is not engaging with them.” (statement by Parvez Ahmed on Al-Jazeera television show discussing a new poll showing widespread anti-American feelings throughout the Muslim world, April 24, 2007)
When Ahmed was interviewed for Minister Louis Farrakhan website, Final Call he explained the “real reason” for the War on Terror:
“The tactic of terrorism—and yes it is a tactic, not an ideology—has been deployed by a multitude of groups of different religions, ethnicities and ideologies and yet the Islamic faith, unlike any other, is erroneously and incessantly associated with terrorism,The association of a faith practiced by 1.2 billion people worldwide to terrorism creates the perception that the GWOT is a war against Islam.”
Maybe he is is right, lets also go after those 90 year-old Jewish ladies who play Mah Jong during the day and blow them themselves up at night. Can you picture it? ” Oh Morris, when you strap on the suicide belt put a heavy sweater on its cold out !”
Here is another example, last week the FBI arrested Ahmadullah Sais Niazi, for perjury, naturalization fraud, procuring a passport by fraud and making a false statement. The FBI has evidence that Niazi lied when he wrote on his naturalization papers that he had never been a member of, or in any way associated with a terrorist organization. The indictment alleges Niazi used four aliases and that he has traveled to Pakistan at least twice to meet with known terrorist operatives, including Dr. Amin al-Haq or Muhammad Amin, bin Laden’s security coordinator (and Niazi’s brother-in-law). According to the indictment, after each of those visits he told authorities he had been visiting his family in Qatar, not Pakistan.
Niazi claims the FBI is attacking him because he didn’t want to a government informer inside his Mosque. This has led CAIR to make the most disingenuous statement in their history:
“The American Muslim community has never wavered from its commitment to keeping America safe, nor has it hesitated from cooperating with various law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, in ensuring the security of all U.S. citizens,”
What is it with CAIR? Their Claim is that they are a “moderate” civil rights organization. If they truly are, wouldn’t they support the arrest of terrorists..Just once in a while?
By Robert Spencer
The notorious Islamic advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) claims that American Muslims have renewed “feelings of anger, disillusionment and mistrust” toward the FBI. And why? Because the Feds placed a spy in the Islamic Center of Irvine, California, to gather information about a brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, Ahmadullah Niazi. That spy, according to the Associated Press, “recorded Niazi on multiple occasions talking about blowing up buildings, acquiring weapons and sending money to the Afghan mujahadeen.”
So what could be the problem? If CAIR is really the moderate organization that it claims to be, abhorring terrorism, rejecting any attempt to use Islamic teaching to incite to violence, and proudly embracing American values and the American system, shouldn’t it be applauding the FBI’s bold and daring initiative in apprehending Niazi?
Yet instead, CAIR huffed in a statement that “infiltrating mainstream mosques the way FBI informants infiltrate white supremacist groups illustrates the FBI’s perception of American Muslims as a community that must be constantly monitored, instead of being treated as an equal partner in fighting crime and terrorism.”
CAIR is grasping at straws here in trying to give the impression that the FBI has an unwarranted “perception of American Muslims as a community that must be constantly monitored,” when in fact its spying operation yielded recordings of an Islamic jihadist talking on “multiple occasions” about “blowing up buildings, acquiring weapons and sending money to the Afghan mujahadeen.” Didn’t Ahmadullah Niazi show by saying such things that monitoring him was entirely justified? Would CAIR have preferred that the FBI did not send an informant into the Islamic Center of Irvine, and that it never became aware that Niazi was talking there about sowing death and mayhem in the name of Islamic jihad?
“What matters to the FBI,” according to its former counterterrorism chief.
Robert Blitzer, “is preventing a massive attack that might be planned by some people…using the mosque or church as a shield because they believe they’re safe there. That is what the American people want the FBI to do. They don’t want some type of attack happening on U.S. soil because the FBI didn’t act on information.”
It’s interesting to examine that statement in light of CAIR’s complaints. Blitzer has made clear what matters to the FBI. But what matters to CAIR? Does this self-described “leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding” also wish to prevent “a massive attack that might be planned” in a mosque? There are precedents – most notably the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, which was largely planned in mosques. Prosecutor Andy McCarthy recalls that “the recruiting went on in the mosque, a lot of the instruction went on in the mosque, we even had gun transactions in there.”
Would CAIR prefer to see another jihad attack on the scale of that bombing, rather than suffer an informant in an American mosque? If nothing illegal is going on in American mosques, why should CAIR be concerned if someone is monitoring what is happening inside them? Niazi’s statements make it clear that the FBI acted perfectly responsibly in infiltrating this group, just as when it infiltrated the Aryan Nations and other racist groups in the Eighties and Nineties; where there was smoke, there was fire, and the government acted nimbly to head off acts of violence and protect American citizens.
And there is plenty of smoke coming from mosques in the United States. In 2008 the Mapping Sharia in America Project disclosed the results of its undercover study of over 100 mosques in this country, which found that three-fourths of those months taught hatred of the West, the virtues of jihad and Islamic supremacism, and the necessity to establish the rule of Islamic law in America, replacing the U.S. Constitution. Most had ties to the Saudis and the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamic organization that is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house.”
In light of all that, this statement from CAIR’s Greater Los Angeles Area office seems more than a little Orwellian: “The American Muslim community has never wavered from its commitment to keeping America safe, nor has it hesitated from cooperating with various law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, in ensuring the security of all U.S. citizens.” CAIR wants the FBI to stop placing informants in mosques, and to trust its assurances that they will help them with anti-terror efforts. Yet CAIR has opposed every anti-terror initiative that has ever come down the pike, most notably the Patriot Act. It aided the Flying Imams in their lawsuit against the passengers who reported them for suspicious behavior — a lawsuit that, had it succeeded, would have made Americans afraid to report suspicious behavior in airports for fear of being sued. And now CAIR wants informants out of the mosques despite the manifest fact that in many mosques there is plenty that law enforcement officials should know about.
If the FBI turns a blind eye to what is going on in the mosques, who will be the sole beneficiary? American Muslims, if we are to believe what CAIR and the mainstream media say about them, should be grateful for the opportunity to root out jihad terrorists from their ranks, and should welcome informants. That instead they complain of “anger, disillusionment and mistrust” is more than telling.
When it comes to profiling I tend to agree with Gene Simmons of Kiss:
I think we should be racially profiling anybody from the Middle East … the Swiss have been good this year, and as an Israeli, I want you to look at me first. I want you to search my anal cavity and look at my tax records. I want you to look at me first, and then at every guy named Muhammad.