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American Muslim Groups And U.S. Law Enforcement

March 17, 2009

American Muslim Groups And U.S. Law Enforcement


March 17, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a statement issued on February 25, the Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC] an Islamist pressure group, charged that U.S. law enforcement has infiltrated American mosques with the intention of creating the impression that terror related activity is a routine and widespread occurrence in Muslim houses of worship.

"The revelation yesterday that the FBI used paid informants and agent provocateurs in U.S. mosques who have participated in law enforcement outreach efforts undermines the decade long relationship that American Muslims have been building with law enforcement." [source, http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=793]

MPAC's statement follows an earlier action taken by the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, in which the group announced a suspension of cooperation with U.S. law enforcement.

"As concerned Americans, we ask you to revisit your agency's counter-productive decision which adversely impacts your community relations work in the greater Los Angeles area. As an umbrella organization, it is very difficult to continue and therefore, we suspend our participation in FBI's outreach work until FBI restores its ties with CAIR." [source, http://www.shuracouncil.org/images/special/onlineDocs/Shura-DOJ_Re_CAIR_Feb2009.pdf]

Similar actions are being considered by a host of fellow traveling Muslim organizations, supposedly outraged over the FBI's not-so-public rejection of any further ties with the notoriously pro-Hamas, Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR].

By its designation as an unindicted co-conspirator in the successful terror prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, CAIR was recently shown to be part of an elaborate Hamas support network organized by the Muslim Brotherhood. It is this fact which no doubt led to the FBI's "delisting" of CAIR.

As these writers observed in Islam On Trial - Why Resistance To Mosque Surveillance Demonstrates The Tenuous Loyalty Of Many Muslims most "mainstream" American Muslim organizations only give lip service to suppressing terrorist activity originating within the Islamic community.

"For the most part, the American Muslim community is in denial over the obvious link between terrorism, the "religion of peace" and its houses of worship…Since 9/11 instead of taking extraordinary measures to reassure their fellow non-Muslim citizens that they not only mean no harm but are actively rooting out radicals at their mosques, many have instead eagerly participated in a campaign of vilification against the United States, calling it a racist country where the rights of Muslims are under constant assault and charging that the U.S. government has engaged in multiple imperial wars against Islam in Afghanistan and Iraq."

Because the world view of radical Muslims is one of "war is deception," we expect that though rumors persist of a wide-ranging rejection of formal relations with the FBI and other U.S. law enforcement agencies [for example CAIR's alleging in their March 17 newsletter that, "U.S. Muslim Coalition Considers Suspending Relations with FBI Move comes following incidents of FBI targeting mosques, Muslim groups"] that such speculation will not amount to anything of significance.

For the most part, the supposed "relationship" between law enforcement and Islamic extremist groups is a one way affair, functioning solely to provide undeserved legitimacy to people whose ultimate goal is the triumph of Shari'a. Therefore, it's in the public relations interest of the American Muslim groups which constitute the stealth jihad [ISNA, CAIR, ICNA, MPAC, NAIT, MSA etc.] to maintain their dealings with law enforcement, content in the knowledge that they gain much more in the way of status than they risk in appearing overly friendly with those whom they castigate as "provocateurs." http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=fbiid=3.17.09%2Ehtm

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