Friday, May 18, 2007

CAIR Fights
FBI
Efforts
To Fight
Terrorism


From Atlas Shrugs:



If you loved America, if you were a proud American, why wouldn't you want to help fight the war against our mortal enemy. In CAIR's case, it's because they are the enemy.

CO: COLORADO ARAB-AMERICAN BRING CONCERNS Denver Post

U.S. attorney will lead parlayArab-Americans and Muslims concerned about FBI
efforts to recruit them as informants and other tactics designed to prevent
terrorism plan to meet today with U.S. Attorney Troy Eid.

Why wouldn't any good American want to help prevent terrorism?

Among issues they say they want addressed:

FBI pressure on Arab-Americans and Muslims to work as informants -
reporting what friends say and do.

"Pressure"?

Federal authorities' intervening in local court cases against people with
Mideast and South Asian ties.

Clear criteria for placing people on government terrorist watch lists
and removing names in case of mistakes.

"We try to say: 'You are in America, a different society from the one
you came from that had secret police who could take you away,"' said Djilali
Kacem, executive director of the Colorado chapter of the Muslim American Society
and imam at a Northglenn mosque.But visits by FBI agents and alleged random
security searches at airports leave newcomers from the Mideast and elsewhere
skeptical, Kacem said.

"They tell (immigrants): 'If you will help us, we will help you get the
green card."'

When FBI agents visited Palestinian-American Zuhair Mahd, a computer
programmer who moved to the U.S. as a teenager, "They put the pitch: 'There are
bad people in the community. Sept. 11 was a bad thing. Would you be willing to
serve as a source for us or report to us about suspicious or bad people in the
community?"' Mahd said.

Sounds mighty reasonable.

Mahd, now 33, refused, telling the agents, "I don't like to fill in the blanks
when I don't know the full story," he said. Now he reckons his refusals are "a
driving factor" in FBI delays approving a security background check that has
stalled his otherwise-approved citizenship application. (MORE)

9/11 wasn't a full enough story?