As reported it Monday’s Detroit Free Press:
After complaints from some Muslim and Arab-American groups, the FBI has pulled more than 700 documents and 300 presentations that stereotyped Islam or were factually inaccurate, an FBI spokesman said. The federal agency also intends in coming weeks to roll out plans on how it will vet training materials.
FBI Director Robert Mueller announced the agency had pulled the documents at a meeting two weeks ago with advocacy groups.
"The steps taken by the FBI ... are certainly welcomed," Abed Ayoub said Friday. He is the national director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and a Dearborn resident.
Ayoub and members of six other religious or ethnic groups met with Mueller in Washington, D.C., to discuss their concerns. They expressed opposition to training materials and presentations by experts for FBI agents that they considered anti-Muslim. Some of the materials say Islam promotes violence and extremism. (“FBI ditches training materials criticized as anti-Muslim”).
Mueller’s meeting two weeks ago “also included leaders from the Islamic Society of North America; Muslim Public Affairs Council; Arab American Institute; Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Interfaith Alliance, and Shoulder to Shoulder, an interfaith group that stands with American Muslims.”
The FBI has no business meeting with leaders from the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA was explicitly named as a Muslim Brotherhood front group in the “Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group In North America” introduced as evidence during the 2007 Holy Land Foundation Hamas-financing trial. The kernel of that strategic goal is anchored on this blog right below DU’s masthead, where you can read about the Brotherhood’s “Grand Jihad” in “destroying Western civilization from within.” During the Holy Land trial ISNA was expressly identified by the U.S. government as an unindicted co-conspirator in that case, specifically labeling ISNA as a “member of the US Muslim Brotherhood.”
MPAC is hardly better. The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has produced an 88-page report on MPAC that looks beyond its stated “magnanimous and genuine intentions,” to a consistent pattern in which it “routinely defended designated terrorist organizations; as well as individuals and charities that are supporters of terrorism; opposes U.S. counterterrorism measures as part of a consistent knee jerk reaction claiming bias and discrimination behind law enforcement efforts; and reflects a blatant conspiratorial anti-Semitism.”
If you think the occasional meet-and-greet between Washington officials and any of a vast number of community organizations is just part of the way things are, you might want to consider that in 2010:
Main Justice, an independent news organization that covers the Justice Department, reported . . . that MPAC is “one of two Muslim-American organizations now attending regular meetings led by the Civil Rights Division and including government officials [from] the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies." (“MPAC Pursues Islamist Ideology in Guise of Civil Rights Defender”)
That sounds encouraging, no? The DOJ’s Civil Division head Thomas Perez is a committed Progressive so broad-minded he was seriously entertaining Islamist advocates last October demanding “a legal declaration that U.S. citizens’ criticism of Islam constitutes racial discrimination.” Besides MPAC, the other Islamist group keeping personal coffee mugs in Perez’s conference room is Muslim Advocates. These guys have formed an Axis with with MPAC, CAIR, and the ADC to suppress government efforts to address homegrown Islamic terrorism: primarily by forbidding agency personnel from ever using “Islamic” and “terrorism” in the same sentence. Last fall we looked at all Muslim Advocates and MPAC were doing to initiate full sanitizing of phrases like “violent Islamic extremism” from the FBI’s vocabulary. (“Train in Vain”).
While all that was going on in D.C., here in Detroit:
the head of the Detroit FBI office, Andrew Arena, met with about 50 Arab-American and Muslim leaders in October to address their concerns about anti-Muslim training. And U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan worked on outreach, speaking on an Arab-American radio show to assuage concerns.
This latest concession by Mueller looks like another stage in the Axis’s sanitation operation. The result is what Andy McCarthy calls “the FBI . . . allowing itself to become a marionette whose strings are pulled by such groups as ISNA,” CAIR, and MPAC.
How many stages can be left before FBI and Homeland Security are completely speechless to address the threat of jihad?
When is the nation’s premier counterintelligence organization ever going to learn?