Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dorrie's Picks, 4/21/09

Somali Muslims Call FBI Outreach “Coercion”
Concerns about racial profiling and other questionable tactics used to investigate the possible terrorist recruitment of Somalis living in the United States are prompting some Muslim leaders in St. Louis and elsewhere to limit their cooperation with the FBI. [It never struck me as particularly without boundaries before now, so what’s the diff?]

Across the country, federal agents are intensifying efforts to make connections within the Somali community amid growing concern that some are being radicalized by al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists.

Racial profiling. Good grief. What they’re torqued about is that the FBI is aware that the Somali Muslims are jihadists.]

Some Influential Muslim Groups Question FBI's Actions
Muslims attend a know-your-rights workshop at the Islamic Institute of Orange County.
Revelations that the agency has been surveilling popular leaders and infiltrating mosques and schools has many organizations turning away from their post-9/11 cooperation.

Yeah, right. Post-9/11 cooperation. Hint, guys: If you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t have to worry about being under surveillance . . .

"We're here today to say our mosques are off limits," Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for Greater Los Angeles, told the crowd last month at an Anaheim mosque.

"Our Koran is off limits," Ayloush said. "Our youth, who they try to radicalize, are off limits. Now is the time to tell them, 'We're not going to let this happen anymore.' "

This is great. “I’m mad and I’m not going to take it anymore!” So go away, you inferior little FBI kafirs.

CAIR Director Present Award to NJ Muslim Law Enforcement Officers
The executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Saturday presented an award to the American Muslim Law Enforcement Officers Association (AMLEOA) at the annual banquet of the council’s New Jersey chapter.

More than 300 people turned out for the event in Edison, New Jersey. Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Michigan Legislature, spoke about the important role of Muslims in the political process. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad also addressed the crowd, and presented CAIR-New Jersey’s 2009 Champions of Justice Award to AMLEOA “for outstanding service to the community.”

CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR’s mission is to destroy the United States.

Egyptian-born US Muslim to Advise White House
The first Muslim woman appointed to a position in President Barack Obama’s administration met with lawmakers Monday and discussed her role on an interfaith advisory board the new administration hopes will broaden dialogue and understanding.

Dalia Mogahed’s dimpled smile shined from under her hijab, [oh, please] the Muslim headscarf, as she addressed senate staff and think tanks at a meeting organized by the Congressional Muslims Staffers Association to discuss American Muslim public opinion in the wake of a recent survey.

The Egyptian-born American who heads the Gallup American Center for Muslim Studies a non-governmental research center providing data-driven analysis on the views of Muslim populations around the world, became the first Muslim veiled woman to be appointed to a position in the White House.

The junior president from Kenya’s mission seems to match CAIR’s pretty closely.

Kenya Muslims Fume at Church Move to Convert Obama Grandma
A Protestant church in Kenya is trying to convert US President Barack Obama's step-grandmother to Christianity against her will, a Muslim group said Monday, condemning the move as provocation. . . .

According to relatives in her village of Kogelo, "Mama Sarah," as she is popularly known in the US president's paternal homeland, was surprised by the offer and declined to attend. . . .

And why would she? Her grandson doesn’t.

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