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Chertoff shows dhimmitude to pro-terrorist leader of radical Dearborn mosque in second meeting with Michigan Muslims
July 11, 2007
Chertoff Extends The Hand Of Dhimmitude To Pro-Terrorist Leader Of Radical Dearborn Mosque, Al-Husainy
July 11, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLinenews.org - Department of Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff met yesterday with leaders of Dearborn's Karbalaa Islamic Education Center, a radical Shiite mosque led by imam Husham Al-Husainy.
It was the second time that Chertoff met with Dearborn Muslims this year.
As has been the case throughout this administration it appears that imam Al-Husainy was never adequately vetted, or it would have been obvious that the imam holds pro-terrorist sympathies.
According to Debbie Schlussel, an Arab speaking counter-terrorism researcher who has done extensive undercover investigations into the radical nature of Dearborn's Muslim organizations, last summer during the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, Al-Husainy conducted "almost-daily protests of thousands of Hezbollah supporters on the streets of Dearborn and Detroit, swarming with swastikas and anti-Semitic, anti-American signs"
He also "delivered hate-filled, anti-American rhetoric" at "an anti-Semitic rally of 3,000 Hezbollah supporters at Dearborn's Bint Jebail Cultural Center."
Additionally in 2004 Husainy "led anti-Bush, anti-American rallies on the streets of Dearborn," and "led a number of pro-HAMAS and pro-Arafat rallies in the area."
Al-Huseiny also presided over a demonstration honoring Arafat, where "he and his followers held signs featuring enlarged photos of Khomeini."
The imam believes that Sadam Hussein was "an agent of America" and blames "Zionists" for launching Operation Iraqi Freedom. He along with many of his congregants are open supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr and his Shiite Mahdi Army [source, Debbie Schlussel, The Democrat's Strange New Imam, http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2007/02/the_dems_imam_w.html]
As we have noted in the past the Bush administration is clueless when it comes to outreach to the Muslim community, continually bestowing undeserved legitimacy upon groups whose motives and goals are not dissimilar from those of al-Qaeda.
For examply, representatives of the Bush Department of Justice have repeatedly attended events sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] a Saudi funded Hamas mouthpiece and on September 2, 2005 Karen Hughes, State Department Undersecretary for Public Relations addressed the Islamist group, ISNA [Islamic Society of North America] at their 42nd convention in Chicago, Illinois. addressed the national convention the Islamic Society of North America ISNA [see, Bush Administration Censors Hughes' Speech To Islamist Group, http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=hughesisna%2Ehtm]
Both CAIR and ISNA were recently names as unindicted-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding prosectuion [see, Holy Land Foundation Co-Conspirators, http://www.pipelinenews.org/images/2007-05-29-US%20v%20HLF-ListCoConspirators.pdf]
Unless the administration mends its ways on such matters, it will continue to elevate and empower America's most radical Muslim organizations and individuals - representing them as being moderate. Such a methodology can only serve to further the Islamist agenda.
William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security
Chertoff is Groovin'
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is hearing voices. "I believe," he told the Chicago Tribune editorial board, that this is a "summer of increased risk."
It's a "gut feeling," Chertoff says, not based upon specific intelligence, and not serious enough to raise the alert level or take action. It is more that summer is a time they -- the terrorists -- find "appealing," he says.
Chertoff says he particularly fears complacency among the American people. Last week after the London and Glasgow plots, he tried the Patrick Henry thing to increase vigilance over the July 4th holiday. "Our edge is technology and the vigilance of the ordinary citizen," Chertoff says.
So if this is the summer of risk, why is the department going through the motions of celebrating National Preparedness month in September -- and why is it wasting government time and taxpayer dollars teaming up Radio Disney to co-sponsor its healthy lifestyles summer tour: activities that "will have kids and families gamin', groovin' and movin'!"
Yesterday (thanks K!), in its regular "Ready Call" to state and local preparedness officials, the Department of Homeland Security passed out a PowerPoint briefing from Radio Disney describing its Move It! Tour, "a celebration of music and movement" that is intended to:
• encourage kids to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle, • position music and movement as a unique and cool way for kids to express themselves, • Execute events reinforcing Radio Disney's Move It! Tour as the Walt Disney Company's healthy kids initiative.
I have a hard time figuring out how this is useful, how this will actually do anything to secure the nation or even educate the public on vigilance and preparedness.
Last year, the Department of Homeland Security sponsored the Radio Disney "Feelin' Groovy" tour to promote emergency preparedness to families. Radio Disney visited 63 malls across the country with a day-long activity package designed to "bring health and safety messages to children and families." The Ad Council public service announcements in support of this groovy initiative included encouraging families to consider adoption from foster care, help prevent childhood asthma attacks, promote lifelong literacy, raise awareness about how to prevent wildfires and, by the way, the importance of being prepared for an emergency.
I've previously written about the homeland security initiative this summer to join with minor league baseball to promote citizen preparedness.
If we get into a road where everybody's attitude is, "I'm interested in homeland security but not if it's going to cost me anything, not if it's going to inconvenience me, not if it's going to be in my backyard," then we get complacency and I guarantee we will lose the race with the terrorists. The one thing they have in abundance is fanatic devotion to their cause. They continue to harbor grievances over events that happened six or seven hundred years ago, and if we go into the attitude of 'let's get over it, it's time to move onto something else,' then we will lose this competition about our ability to secure ourselves from those terrorist attacks.
I agree with Chertoff about the mindset of the terrorists I just wish he and the department's own fanatical devotion to security included more of what's needed and less a felicitous government slush fund to so spread out preparedness and public education as to make it meaningless.