Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Another Brick Out of the Wall

On this Monday, December 1st, the FBI began operating under a new set of Department of Justice Guidelines, that give the agency tougher, more rational, and more effective methods to investigate and fight terrorism.

Seven years after the attacks of 9/11, which succeeded in part because our intelligence agencies were deliberately hobbled by Carter-era regulations made worse by Clintonite Jamie Gorelick in 1995, the updated Guidelines are long, long overdue.

But welcome as they should be to all Americans, the defenders of jihad in Dearborn are denouncing them as an invitation to “profiling.” (Surprise! I'll bet you never saw that coming!)

According to Detroit Free Press Jihad Affairs Correspondent Niraj Warikoo,

critics say the plan will allow for abuses by agents, including more racial and religious profiling and intrusive investigations into political and religious groups. . . .Some say they worry there will be more undercover agents and informants infiltrating mosques, attending events like Palestinian conferences, and snooping into the private lives of ordinary residents. (“FBI power in terror cases grows/Metro Detroiters worry it'll open door to profiling”).

Aside from that gratuitous crack about snooping into private lives, what’s not to like about undercover agents infiltrating mosques and attending Palestinian conferences?

"Well," someone may object, "how would you like it if government agents targeted your church?"

And I would answer: If my church and co-religionists were being featured, day in and day out for years, in headlines and breaking news stories mounting into the thousands, for perpetrating deliberate murders on every continent, I’d not only understand why government agents were dogging my church, but I’d have to ask myself why I still attend this church.

But as this is not the case, I say this: If I spotted that telltale trenchcoat on an individual muttering into his collar at Mass on Sunday, I personally wouldn’t feel threatened. The worst he’ll be able to report is that the old priest is an unrepentant pro-Sandinista and that Catholics sing as if we’ve been given these hymns as a penance. The only evidence he’ll ever uncover of support for terrorism is that some of our mission contributions are leached to ACORN without our knowledge.

Shine all the light you want; you'll soon grow bored. The Muslim community, unfortunately, shuns the light, which makes the rest of us wonder, what's so interesting?

The truth is, the Arab-American complaints about profiling are getting stale. There’s nothing in the new guidelines that makes profiling any more likely than before. And as we have noted numerous times, the charges of profiling are vastly exaggerated; in fact, they're pure fiction. The usual suspects trot out the term every time they want to scare the Feds into backing off.

As Attorney General Mukasey explains in his memo about the Guidelines, these changes reflect that the FBI is “a full-fledged intelligence agency,” and needs “more comprehensive and adequate treatment of the FBI’s intelligence collection and analysis functions.” That means gathering more information proactively, rather than just waiting until a bomb goes off and then offering your fingerprint lab to identify victims.

This is national security, folks, not an excuse to burn up federal resources just to hassle people with Middle Eastern names.

I think what has some of these guys worried, especially the people who cater all those Hezbollah fundraisers at the Bint Jubail Cultural Center, is the “Enterprise Investigations” section of the Guidelines, which allows full investigations of groups or organizations if there is “an articulable factual basis” that reasonably indicates the group may be involved in things like racketeering, or international or domestic terrorism.

The kind of investigation the FBI can conduct under that section includes “a general examination of the structure, scope, and nature of the group or organization including: its relationship, if any, to a foreign power; the identity and relationship of its members. . . . its finances and resources; its geographical dimensions; and its past and future activities and goals.”

This paragraph alone must send shivers down the spines of Imams Hassan al-Qazwini and Mohammed Ali Elahi, or any other Islamic leader whose group has been allowed to masquerade as a charity while actually pipelining cash to foreign groups or nations, such as Hezbollah and Iran, at the same time those foreign groups are fostering terrorism and attacks on Americans. Charity contributions, I might add that go on openly in Dearborn, and are illegal. (See U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation).

Why should the only undercover work that gets done in Dearborn be handled by Debbie Schlussel?

I would love it if local FBI looked into the Imams Qazwini’s and Elahi’s “relationship. . .to a foreign power” [Iran], who finances their mosques, or the Saudi-funded Sunni mosques, or the Hamas-front, CAIR, or the glaring relationship between the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and the MSA. Why not examine these groups’ “past and future goals” based on their actual documented charters (Hamas’s past and future goal is to destroy Israel, the Muslim Brotherhood’s past and future goal is to destroy western civilization), rather than on the bullshit spoon-fed to the press by the likes of Walid, Hamad, and Elahi? What if undercover agents sat in on and recorded some of the Bint Jubail Hezbollah fundraisers?

(And will they now? It would sure help, too, if the government put an end to its cozy relationship with Dearborn’s most outspoken radicals).

Then there is that unmistakeable connection between criminal activity and money sent to Hezbollah to kill Jews. Whether it’s Talal Chahine’s tax cheating, Kalil Khalil's mortgage fraud, or Imad Majed Hamadeh's cigarette smuggling, the most prolific crooks in town always manage to find it in their criminal hearts to donate lots of their illegal proceeds to Sheikh Nasrallah. The government has had some success busting these guys criminally, but the dots remain unconnected when it comes to their contributions to international terrorism.

For too long after 2001 the FBI seal has been marred by a new motto, ‘THERE IS NO CONNECTION WITH TERRORISM.”

They need to go back to the old one, “FIDELITY BRAVERY INTEGRITY.”


Anonymous said...

I got rid of my Detroit paper a long time ago. It is all liberal BS but, Niraj put me over the edge with his propaganda.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you on a well-written and thoughtful critique of yet another Niraj Warikoo propaganda piece. I may be too optimistic, but I think the permanent victim status Dearborn Muslims are taking is starting to wear thin on the surrounding populace.

I won't cancel my subscription to that liberal rag because it's important to recognize and fire back at these "news" articles, lest more people accept them as fact.

Keep up the good work!

- A Dearborn Expatriate

T.R. Clancy said...

I know the feeling of wanting to cancel papers. Warikoo is certainly getting a name for himself, in the wrong way.

Thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

Well, Mr. Clancy this is a nice little grenade you have thrown on the bridge to pluralism. I agree with you. Qazwini and Elahi cry out for bridge building with the FBI but, the
local FBI are required to bring all the wood, nails, and labor. I doubt they do this for free. I wonder what they use for barter?

Anonymous said...

Hey, this blog is soon to be listed as a hate crime!


The ADC (using funds from the Ford Foundation - damn their souls)has just released its report on
"Hate Crimes and Discrimination"

Their recommendation to the government: Look the other way or we will have you fired.

Recommendation to the media: Accept the check from Saudi Arabia and report what they tell you to report.

Recommendation to schools and universities: Your ability to "look the other way" is a measure of your level of sophistication.

Recommendation to the Arab Am.(Muslim-American) Continue to dialogue but, for Allah sake, speak only what the Muslim Brotherhood manual tells you to. And, make sure you cooperate when they are ready to give in to your demands.

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Anonymous said...

Not exactly a crusade when you only need to travel one or two houses down your street.


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