Yes, just two days ago we posted on a U.S. attorney, a Muslim, who told Muslims in Missouri the DOJ would challenge anti-sharia laws if passed. Now we have another U.S. attorney, essentially scolding Americans, defending Islam.
If U.S. attorney’s and the DOJ (Department of Jihad) would indict terror-linked Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA rather than partnering with them, and writing op-eds, the U.S. would be much safer. via Ohio’s Muslim, Arab neighbors: Steven M. Dettelbach | cleveland.com.
Those of us in law enforcement know all too well that terrorists continue to target the United States. We have seen the dangerous consequences take hold in places like Fort Hood, Texas, and Times Square in New York, and even reach here in Ohio, where our office and the FBI prosecuted a homegrown terror cell plotting to kill Americans abroad. Preventing these kinds of attacks is our top priority.
Our enemies seek not only to kill our citizens and destroy our cities, they also want to attack the most fundamental American principle of all — our free, open and diverse society. We cannot and will not let them succeed.
Who are our enemies, sir? Are place like Dearborn, Michigan “free, open and diverse”? Is Molly Norris free – now in hiding from Muslims in the U.S.?
We find ourselves facing foreign-based terrorists, including al-Qaida, seeking to radicalize people here in the United States in new ways. Using sleek ad campaigns on the Internet, these terrorists try to recruit Americans to attack their neighbors. We must counter these efforts, but must do it wisely and without sacrificing our ideals.
Like using Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter while U.S. attorney’s and the DOJ do nothing? Even allowing one prominent producer of online jihadi propaganda from North Carolina, Samir Khan, slip out of the country.
Some, however, have wrongly resorted to portraying American Arab or Muslim communities, or the Islamic faith itself, as a threat to our country. While we must repel attempts by foreign terrorists to radicalize Americans, vilifying Islam or all Arab-Americans will not make our nation safer. Indeed, suggesting these Americans are less loyal than their countrymen is not only inaccurate and irresponsible, it also adds an air of legitimacy to violent extremism of another kind: directed not by American Muslims and Arabs, but at them.
So Americans are not allowed to speak their opinions about Islam, even in general terms, but a U.S. attorney can speak for all Muslims in the U.S.?
In the past year, a passenger stabbed a New York cabbie after learning he was Muslim, and an arsonist in Tennessee burned a mosque, among other examples. Such acts are not only illegal, they are also profoundly at odds with one of our nation’s bedrock values: “E pluribus unum,” or “Out of many, one.”
The Koran and sharia law are profoundly at odds with our nation’s bedrock values too, hence the terms Dar al Harb and Dar al Kufr.
Stigmatizing Muslim communities not only contradicts our nation’s commitment to religious freedom, it also makes it easier for al-Qaida to radicalize Americans.
Acts of violence and hostility against American Muslims risk obscuring these truths and feeding the enemy’s false narrative that America is at war with Islam.
Acts of violence and hostility against American Muslims are minuscule compared to acts of violence by Muslims (including Muslims in America) since 9/11 alone. There are thousands of mosques in the U.S. with new ones being opened regularly and the Muslim population growing rapidly since 9/11, as have the number of terror-related arrests and convictions. What truths are being obscured?
We must recognize that American Muslim and Arab communities are a vital part of the solution to the problem of radicalization. Terrorists do not radicalize entire communities; they recruit individuals. American Muslims and Arabs who recognized threats have worked with law enforcement when they suspect a problem. For this we owe them gratitude, not sideways glances.
Please provide the specific cases and the names of those Muslims who have prevented terrorist attacks by Muslims so we can post on them – if they aren’t too afraid of their own Muslim brethren to go public, and presuming there actually are valid instances in the U.S.
In an effort to improve communication, collaboration and trust with Muslims and Arab-Americans, I have been part of a group of U.S. attorneys across the country having a series of conversations to better understand the needs of these American communities. The people of these communities should understand that the Department of Justice is here to protect them.
A DOJ-wide effort to pander to 1% of the population whose major organizations (CAIR, ISNA, MSA, MAS) teach Muslims not to trust or work with the FBI, were vehemently opposed to congressional hearings on radicalization of Muslims, and who strongly oppose banning sharia law in the U.S.
For those with strong stomachs, read it all.
Were U.S. attorney’s directed by Holder to pimp for Islam like this? Does Dettelbach actually believe half of what he has written? If you find other U.S. attorney’s pimping for Islam in the op-eds of other cities, leave a comment.
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