Skip to comments.‘Offensive to Muslims’: Dem congressman calls on FBI to take down photos of terrorists
Posted on 06/21/2013 9:36:32 AM PDT by mandaladon
Always-unfiltered Rep. Jim McDermott penned a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday claiming a Joint Terrorism Task Force Faces of Global Terrorism ad is racist.
McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, voiced his deep concern about the ad, which shows mug shots of international terrorists, and asked the FBI chief to reconsider publicizing it.
According to McDermott, the ad featuring sixteen photos of wanted terrorists is not only offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities, but it encourages racial and religious profiling.
McDermott continued, Representing terrorists, however, from only one ethnic or religious group, promotes stereotypes and ignores other forms of extremism. The FBIs Most Wanted Terrorists List includes individuals of other races and associated with other religions and causes, but their faces are missing from this campaign.
McDermotts point is that two of the people on the FBIs thirty-two person Most Wanted Terrorists List do not have connections to Islam.
McDermott concluded that the bus ad will likely only serve to exacerbate the disturbing trend of hate crimes against Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Muslim-Americans.
McDermott, who has represented the Seattle area for 24 years, has a long history of unguarded commentary. In the past he has argued that victims of targeting by the Internal Revenue Service brought the trouble on themselves, that the government should issue gas stamps to lower-income Americans, and that the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus could be used to deliver groceries to outer space.
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If I had my way, they’d be staring back at the US from a cargo/container ship, headed back to Allah’s Land.
Really? No more wanted photos? It reminds me of that pending bill in NY which would prohibit cops from describing a suspect by anything other than its clothing.
I can’t read the small print on the sign. Does it list a religion for anyone on the poster?
McD is not only a flaming lib but a flaming idiot.
But... but ... but ... I thought that terrorists didn’t represent Muslims at large, so said peaceable Muslims wouldn’t be offended if terrorists were called out and identified, if not actually thrilled that they were being sought to be brought to justice. Could I possibly be mistaken here?
There are several board-certificate medical doctors in Congress. All but one are Republican.
McDermott is the sole Democrat. And he is the only psychiatrist.
Physician, heal thyself.
Try him for treason and execute him.
Not even remotely joking. Enough is enough.
He is the poster boy for the profiling of LibDem idiocy. He should leave office since he is insulting my intelligence.
With McDermott with them on the same boat.
You know what's offensive? Muslim terrorists. Let's kill them all, so the most wanted list shows more white criminals.
Add McDermott’s picture to the list (uh . . . for ethnic balance).
“McD is not only a flaming lib but a flaming idiot.”
You’re being redundant.
That sounds like a lawyer’s lament, “Your Honor, How can my client get a fair trial with all this evidence against him?”.
Maybe he would like to publish my name & picture on a wanted poster because I am a Tea Party member.
Once a douche always a douche & this guy is a real douche.
Wanted: Jim McDermott. Guilty of irredeemable stupidity.
Close most of the post offices due to those mean unfair wanted posters!