Wednesday, January 20, 2010

'I Know of No Investigations Where Muslims Have Been Helpful'

Adam Brodsky at the New York Post reports what we’ve long suspected: that America’s Muslim community deserves an “F” for effort when it comes to helping us fight the war against jihadist terrorists. (“Muslim groups still MIA on terror”).
[A] law-enforcement source tells me CAIR and other groups have been worse than useless: To this source's knowledge, US Muslims have played virtually no role in foiling local plots.

Indeed, in some places, imams have reportedly withheld useful info and threatened to oust congregants who aid law-enforcement. Officials say Ahmad Afzali, the Queens imam helping agents probe Najibullah Zazi (the coffee vendor charged in a New York terror plot), later double-crossed them and alerted Zazi.

"I know of no investigations" in which Muslims have been helpful, Rep. Peter King (R-LI), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, tells me. He says law-enforcement and counterterror officials invariably tell him Muslim cooperation doesn't exist. Sometimes agents say they're met with hostility.

For folks who "understand the nature of the threat" and watch officials from "CAIR and the Muslim Public Affairs Council on major [TV] networks, it's incredibly demoralizing," a former FBI special agent says.
Tell us about it.

Recent reports that CAIR was helpful by informing officials in Virginia “that five young American Muslims left their homes in Virginia to wage jihad in Pakistan” are misleading about CAIR’s inclination to cooperate, says Brodsky.
[O]ne law-enforcement official tells me of speculation that CAIR may have felt compelled to divulge what it knew. Sitting on info like that could land it in hot water; CAIR is already fighting to bolster its reputation after being cited as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror case (and the FBI cut its ties to the group).
Please read the rest of Brodsky’s article here.

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