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Feds seek trust of Muslim community ("They are as American as apple pie")
Miami Herald ^ | May 15, 2011 | CURTIS MORGAN

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 Florida’s 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 FBI’s 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. Attorney’s 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.’’..................

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: muslim; politics; religion; wot
Eric Holder/Barack Obama

Under questioning, Attorney Gen. Holder was surprisingly forthright in admitting that the hate bill is not intended to protect everyone, or even the majority. He said only historically oppressed minorities were to benefit. This means Jews, blacks, homosexuals, women, etc. Holder made it clear that if a white Christian male, including a serviceman or police officer, was the victim of a violent hate crime by any minority he would have to find redress from traditional law. He could not avail himself of the triple penalties and rapid government/justice system response given a protected minority.

Barack Obama

Univision interview: "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us' -- if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election -- then I think it's going to be harder. And that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd."

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. ....

"You know, they said we needed to triple the border patrol. Well, now they're going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol," said the president. "Or they'll want a higher fence. Maybe they'll need a moat. Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat. They'll never be satisfied."

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." --explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters.

"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society."

1 posted on 05/16/2011 3:17:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

> (”They are as American as apple pie”)

Mohammedans are as American as apple pie laced with potassium cyanide.


2 posted on 05/16/2011 3:26:46 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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apple pie with a bomb in it. or maybe apple pie with a burka draped over it because we all know those pies can be tempting.


3 posted on 05/16/2011 3:30:37 AM PDT by newnhdad
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If in fact they are “as American as apple pie” then let them STAND UP and PUBLICALLY condemn any and all terrorism around the world. They should also condemn the terrorists who initiate and perform these cowardly acts.

Until such time as they do this I am content to consider any who don’t complicit in the actions of the savages.


4 posted on 05/16/2011 3:32:34 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“They are just as concerned about terrorist attacks as anyone else. They do not want to live in fear.’’

In Pakistan, Afgh and Iraq yeah. I am guessing that for every US soldier killed you see 100+ Muslims killed by suicide bombs.


5 posted on 05/16/2011 3:45:45 AM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: newnhdad

He has never been in a Little League Team, never said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school and knows nothing about Mom, Baseball and Apple Pie. We to believe he is for us? /s


6 posted on 05/16/2011 3:47:02 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve just developed a nauseating aversion to apple pie.


7 posted on 05/16/2011 3:52:22 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam wants you dead.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The men with the hats and the nightshirts and the women with the burqas wear these clothes as a sign of being part of an Islamic separatist movement.

They are not here to be American. They are here to destroy America.

To me, that garb is the same to Black Americans as the sheets the KKK wears.


8 posted on 05/16/2011 3:53:51 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sour, laced with hate.
9 posted on 05/16/2011 4:04:06 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot

Nuke Mecca and Medina kill 10 million arabs for each American killed. Repeat as needed.


10 posted on 05/16/2011 4:07:12 AM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Feds seek trust of Muslim community (”They are as American as apple pie”)

Yes citizen your Government really thinks you are this stupid.
America was founded for freedom and liberty.
If you are a muslim you should be a follower of islam which is founded in oppression, fear, and death.
You CAN NOT be a true muslim and a real American


11 posted on 05/16/2011 4:15:13 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

JUst how much kool-aid did this writer drink?


12 posted on 05/16/2011 4:25:32 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: Westbrook

Mr. Ferrer is a typical dhimmi muslim butt kissing fool.


13 posted on 05/16/2011 4:40:14 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“As American as camel dung” is a far more accurate description of muslims in America.
14 posted on 05/16/2011 4:49:15 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I sure hope the feds did not take their shoes off to go in and collar the perps. I’d make sure I walked in dog doodoo
before stepping foot in one of their child molestation mosques.


15 posted on 05/16/2011 4:50:48 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nice little crocodile..........
Friendly little crocodile...........
Peaceful little crocodile...............
Pretty lit...(CHOMP, CRUNCH, SWALLOW)

GULP! BURP.


16 posted on 05/16/2011 4:58:37 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: soycd
I sure hope the feds did not take their shoes off to go in and collar the perps...

".... After the heavily armed agents flooded the grounds of the Flagler Mosque, a small converted house in a modest neighborhood west of Milam Dairy Road and north of Flagler Drive, they waited for morning prayer to finish before arresting Khan outside.

“Instead of barging in with 25 agents and trampling all over the place, one agent took off his shoes and went in,’’ he said. “”They respected the congregation that was there.’’

After the arrest, agents informed other Muslim leaders before going public, Ba-Yunus said, so there was some lead time to prepare for media inquiries. Ba-Yunus saw those steps as progress stemming from meetings with federal authorities....."

17 posted on 05/16/2011 4:58:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As American as curry goat.


18 posted on 05/16/2011 5:00:16 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

moozlum credo: I love you. I will kill you and your children. Boom! Slash!

Look at the news every day of how moozlums choose to “live”. Every day moozlums kill people. Every day.

just when will the dhimmis awaken to reality? probably when their heads are hacked off by their moozlum friends.


19 posted on 05/16/2011 5:05:18 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Westbrook

How about as American as bbq ribs and oh say a six pack of beer.


20 posted on 05/16/2011 5:13:11 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We have the Stealth airplanes but they have the stealth militant tactics.


21 posted on 05/16/2011 5:14:08 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


22 posted on 05/16/2011 5:45:46 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (I would rather lose with Sarah than win with a RINO!)
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23 posted on 05/16/2011 6:03:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: xp38

> 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?


24 posted on 05/16/2011 6:13:04 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: xp38; hal ogen; paulycy

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.


25 posted on 05/16/2011 6:23:00 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Mister Da
“As American as camel dung” is a far more accurate description of muslims in America.

I was thinking road apple pie. Similar thing.
26 posted on 05/16/2011 6:34:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As American as lamb kebobs or clitoral dissection.


27 posted on 05/16/2011 10:06:04 AM PDT by expatpat
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