Skip to comments.Feds seek trust of Muslim community ("They are as American as apple pie")
Posted on 05/16/2011 3:17:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The trilling chant of the adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, rang out Sunday afternoon at the humble little white house behind a green fence that is South Floridas oldest mosque. Inside, a dozen men and one boy shoes left outside as a cleansing gesture quietly recited prayers and bowed to Mecca.
....Dozens of federal agents appeared at early Saturday morning prayer to arrest Hafiz Muhammad Sher Ali Khan, the frail 76-year-old imam, and two of his sons, one who led the Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen Mosque in Margate, on charges of funneling money to the Pakistani Taliban to buy weapons and support militant training. All three are scheduled to make a first appearance in federal court on Monday.
When U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer and FBI John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge of the FBIs Miami Office, announced the arrests they both stressed that other mosque members and the rest of the community should not be branded by the alleged terrorist actions of a handful of its members. Ferrer, in a phone interview Sunday with The Herald, reiterated that message.
They are as American as apple pie, he said. They are just as concerned about terrorist attacks as anyone else. They do not want to live in fear.
.....Along with the outreach meetings, the U.S. Attorneys Office earlier this month hosted a training session at Broward College in Davie for 65 federal, state and local agents and officers aimed at at enhancing law enforcement officers cultural competence and sensitivity on issues involving the Arab, Muslim and Sikh American communities
Ferrer said his message to Muslim leaders is that they should not feel isolated. We want to make it very clear that we are their U.S. attorney, we are their Justice Department...................
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We have the Stealth airplanes but they have the stealth militant tactics.
re: Feds seek trust of Muslim community
If I wanted to gain their trust I would figure out a way to take the suspects into custody without using their prayer service and mosque a part of the scenario. Personally I have no problem with how it was handled, but it’s certainly not the way to engender trust.
Common sense tells me it would have been much safer to wait for the service to end and have a couple of agents, with lots of out of sight back up, make the pickup. I would be concerned that “flooding” the compound with armed agents would be sufficiently threatening to an unstable attendee to push him over the edge.
> How about as American as bbq ribs and oh say a six pack of beer.
Or a bacon and egg breakfast?
Or an open pit pig roast?
Or a Sunday School picnic with ham and cheese sandwiches?
Mohammedanism is the most alien culture ever introduced into the United States.
Not only is it an alien culture, but it is a culture of theocratic sedition, dominance, enslavement, insanely cruel punishment, mass murder, and terror.
The only culture that is as alien as Mohammedanism is Communism, or totalitarian collectivism. Both cultures share the same oppressive attributes.
Because they are seditious and anti-freedom, both Mohammedanism and Communism should be banned.
As American as lamb kebobs or clitoral dissection.