Just like the IRS.
via The Daily Caller, Homeland Security: Respect pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists. (as if there were anti-sharia Muslim supremacists)
The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists.
Political Islamists? Are there non-political Islamists? More redundancy and linguistic gymnastics to describe followers of Islam.
In a checklist obtained by The Daily Caller entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Dos and Don’ts” the DHS’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties notifies local and national law enforcement officials that it is Obama administration policy to consider specifically Islamic criticism of the American system of government legitimate.
This policy stands in stark contrast to the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis’ 2009 memo “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” [pdf], which warned of the dangers posed by pro-life advocates, critics of same-sex marriage and groups concerned with abiding by the U.S. Constitution, among others.
The checklist also advised against using moderate Muslim “trainers who are self-professed ‘Muslim reformers’” because they “may further an interest group agenda instead of delivering generally accepted, unbiased information.”
The Homeland Security document also seems to discount evidence unearthed by the Justice Department about the aims of some mainstream Muslim organizations, warning law enforcement not to rely on “unsubstantiated theories” and “conspiracies,” such as the belief that “many mainstream Muslim organizations have terrorist ties” or are “fronts for Islamic political organizations whose true desire is to establish Sharia law in America.”
The manual advises trainees not to assume Muslim Americans are “using democratic processes, like litigation and free speech, to subvert democracy and install Sharia law.”
In fact, the Justice Department proved that some very prominent Muslim organizations do have terror ties in a 2009 case and that they share the Muslim Brotherhood’s goal of Shariah law. “The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR [Council on American-Islamic Relations], ISNA [Islamic Society of North America], NAIT [North American Islamic Trust], with the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas,” U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009 ruling.
Tim Clemente, a former FBI agent who hunted Anwar Al-Awlaki and who has worked with Muslims to help stop terrorist plots, told The Daily Caller the government overdoes its sensitivity. Clemente says that the Muslim community “needs a realization, not necessarily a reformation,” that only it can stop terrorist attacks.
Read it all and closely examine the DHS memo linked at Daily Caller.
Keen eyes will immediately note some of the absurd recommendations, particularly the don’ts such as:
Of course not, why would anyone who wants to counter violent extremism want to “venture too deep into the weeds of religious doctrine and history” particularly when Muslim jihadists – the impetus for creating DHS – cite religious doctrine as their justification.
And agree with him or not, Zudhi Jasser seems to be on to something when he tweets:
The LA Sheriff’s Dept (if anyone, TrentoVision?, can get that video we’d love to see and post it). See LA Sheriff Lee Baca’s multiple Muslim Outreach programs
The Homeland Security Advisory Council. See DHS: Napolitano Swears in Freedom and Justice Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Elibiary to Homeland Security Advisory Council. The Muslim Brotherhood also uses the Freedom and Justice name.
It becomes quite clear why the government cannot protect its citizens: it doesn’t want to.