MINNEAPOLIS — Federal, state and local law enforcement officials in Minnesota met with more than three dozen local Muslims to let them know that authorities are here to protect them, and to urge community members to report incidents of hate crimes.
Almost three dozen innocent civilians were killed in Brussels by Muslim terrorists a day earlier. Four of the murdered were Americans. Hundreds wounded. Yet officials in the United States make it a priority to meet with Muslims and tell them they will protect them? It is beyond Orwellian.
The cowardly federal and state officials are not demanding that Muslims report any hint of potential terrorism or support for Islamic jihad to U.S. authorities, no, they are urging Muslims to report hate crimes. One percent of the U.S. population – although rapidly expanding – has absolute and complete control of federal law enforcement in the U.S.
Thursday’s meeting was held in response to this week’s deadly attacks in Brussels. Several community members told authorities that after high-profile events like that, they feel scared.
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told the group that law enforcement’s job is to keep everyone safe, including Muslims.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Thornton said the community needs to know that Minnesota authorities will aggressively deal with acts of violence targeting Muslims.
Is Thornton investigating the mosques? The Muslim hate preachers? The Muslims in Minnesota who recruit and fund jihadists? The illegal aliens? The Somali Muslim gangs? Like Keith Ellison – nothing is being done.
Gov. Mark Dayton spoke at Muslim Day at the Capitol on Wednesday and ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until Saturday, according to CBS Minnesota.
He was joined by the chairman of Minnesotan’s Republican Party, Keith Downey, who denounced comments by Donald Trump and other presidential candidates who want a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.
Downey told CBS Minnesota that violates religious freedom.
Downey is a coward and apparently doesn’t understand the law of this land that doesn’t provide protections for foreigner invaders. Banning people from any nation – terrorist or not – does not violate anything. Muslims living in Muslim nations have all the freedom of religion they want under the sharia…don’t they? Well, except that leaving Islam thing that could result in the death penalty. Conversely, Mr. Downey, allowing potential terrorists to enter the U.S. violates your oath of office to protect Americans from threats both foreign and domestic.
“It’s important for our presidential candidates to explain their approach. But no proposal should violate religious freedoms,” Downey said. “It is important to oppose Donald Trump’s — or any other proposals- to combat terrorism in a way that would threaten freedom of religion, including banning Muslims outright from entering our country, or tracking Muslims and shutting down mosques without cause.”
Downey also called on Minnesota Muslims to engage in more public conversations about terrorism and the role of Islam in America.
A federally funded effort in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis to combat extremist recruitment has been slow to start since it was announced a year and a half ago.
Few local programs have been directly created by the “Countering Violent Extremism” pilot initiative, with officials in those cities just starting to distribute more than $500,000 in Department of Justice grant money to jumpstart new local efforts.
As we noted here, the incompetence is actually traitorous, U.S. officials are flooding the U.S. with Muslims from terrorist nations and then plundering American taxpayers to fund anti-jihad recruitment programs that fund Muslim groups who use the money to promote Islam.
“It’s a little frustrating,” said Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Michael Downing, whose department had been looking forward to federal support to enhance longstanding efforts that include outreach to help prevent radicalization. “We haven’t seen a dime. We’re clearly at the point where we want to put our money where our mouth is.”
Downing works closely with Muslim Brotherhood groups and mosques in the U.S. Surely he wants his cash.
“It’s been disappointingly slow, but we have to give it a chance before it’s too late,” he said.
Too late for what? Before the U.S. is overrun with Muslim terrorists? Before another deadly Muslim terror attack? What does Downing mean by too late?
But observers say it has been underfunded and hobbled by a vague mission that has sown confusion and fueled strong opposition from civil rights and community groups that fear the programs will amount to government spying on law-abiding Muslims.
Terrorist-named CAIR is not a civil rights group. They are a Muslim Brotherhood front group – according to a federal judge. CAIR has been banned by the FBI yet forced the FBI to remove any mention of Islam or jihad in the CVE efforts so millions of taxpayer dollars will be a complete waste and only line the pockets of Muslim groups like CAIR who organize front groups to take the money.
Idle chit chat about patrolling Muslim enclaves plan to patrol Muslim enclaves makes no sense. We need to prevent neighborhoods from becoming Muslim enclaves by banning immigration and returning Muslim refugees to their home countries.
Else, in 25 to 50 years the U.S. will devolve rapidly with cities dominated by Muslims and resemble the third world hellholes – and cities across Europe – we read about daily.