June 9, 2005, - 6:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
In the State of Michigan, with the most concentrated Islamic population outside the Middle East, you’d think illegal aliens and undocumented workers could be found at falafel joints all over the place. But what kind of restaurants do they raid? That’s right — Chinese restaurants. Michigan State Police raided 17 Chinese restaurants, looking for illegal and undocumented workers. It would be unfair to target Arabs and Muslims. But, at a time when Islamic terrorism is at an all time high, no problem raiding places like Ho Lee Kow and Give Me Chow. Political Incorrectness is okay, so long as it has nothing to do with the protected classes of radical Islam and fattoush consumers.
Then, there is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz. Why isn’t he investigating Middle Eastern restaurants, especially in and around Dearborn, for illegal and undocumented workers? Before he took over Detroit’s ICE office, Customs investigations and raids of Muslim-owned restaurants and businesses were conducted and money-launderers and other criminals pled or were found guilty–like the owner of “The Sheik,” who was running an international auto-theft ring and is now in prison. Now, raids of Mid-East restaurants, like La Shish, are done by the IRS, regressing back to the days of Al Capone (when the IRS, not the FBI, finally got Capone). I’m sure Moskowitz doesn’t want to upset his friend, “former” PFLP terrorist and eternal FBI award revokee, Imad Hamad–who was mighty upset by the raid of his fave shawarmah joint. And why didn’t Abu Moskowitz and his agency raid the Chinese restaurants, being beaten to it by the Michigan State Police? Good question. Probably too busy falling all over his friends at the ACLU, the terrorists’ rights lobby.
Tags: Al Capone, America, Brian Moskowitz, Debbie Schlussel, Detroit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Imad Hamad, Internal Revenue Service, Lee Kow, Michigan, Michigan State Police, Middle East, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Special Agent