April 30, 2007, - 9:35 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Last year, the Department of Homeland Security gave out small amounts of grant money to synagogues and Jewish schools that received threats from Muslims (you know, members of the “Religion of Peace”). The idea was to allow these small institutions to protect themselves from vulnerabilities to those threats, which they could otherwise not afford. Unfortunately, a number of mosques (which generate the hate that leads to those threats) have helped themselves to the money. Because billions in Saudi money is apparently not enough.
Although as recently as this Passover, Muslims spray-painted death threats and other graffiti all over a synagogue in Chicago, and three Orthodox Jews were severely physically attacked in daylight in front of many witnesses, U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa a/k/a “Jihad Darrell” (R-San Diego)–Hezbollah’s favorite Congressman–told his local newspaper that he believes a few hundred-thousand dollars to synagogues is the biggest bloat in the Federal budget.
When Congress decided this year’s DHS budget, they were going to eliminate the security grants, but lobbyists convinced Congress otherwise. Now DHS is giving out $25 million in grants of up to $100,000 to non-profits for such security. Whether or not you believe this is government waste, the fact is that the money has been budgeted. And CAIR–the Saudi- and HAMAS-funded Council on American Islamic Relations–is urging mosques and Islamic schools and institutions to grab the money.
But the purpose of the grants, according to a Justice Dept. press release is to:
provide more than $24 million to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations who are deemed high-risk for a potential international terrorist attack.
Uh, sorry, but mosques, are not “high-risk for a potential international terrorists attack.” Mosques are generally the partners in terrorism, not at risk for it. Good luck finding ten mainstream mosques in America, where the chief imam will condemn Hezbollah and HAMAS. Good luck finding ten mosques that will condemn the Hezbo attacks on our Marines and embassy in Beirut and the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires. No-one from CAIR–the organization urging mosques to apply for this money–will issue any such condemnation.
Yet, this is what CAIR is telling Muslims in America:
All eligible 501(c)(3) American mosques and other Islamic institutions are urged to begin the application process to receive training and to purchase equipment such as video cameras, alarm systems and other security enhancements.
Since, these days, CAIR and other Muslim activists have identified ham for lunch in public schools and bacon near Korans as “hate crimes,” perhaps each mosque will get the $100 K to develop a “Halal De-Ham-inator.” And since my writing and that of Robert Spencer and Ann Coulter–all exposing Islamic intolerance and support for terrorism–have all been identified by CAIR and another group–ADC–as “hate crimes,” maybe the feds will give them the 100 Grand per mosque to try to stifle our free speech.
Don’t let $25 million in your taxes go to fund mosques, which spew hate and already get enough in Saudi money. Tell your synagogues, churches and Judeo-Christian schools and institutions to apply for these DHS security grants. Send this to your rabbis, priests, pastors, and ministers.
Applications for the DHS grants must be in by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 22, 2007. Applications are here. More info here.
Unfortunately, the way the grants are written, all institutions receiving grants must match 25% of the money received. Which religious institutions are most able to do that? The Saudi- and Gulf-funded ones, a/k/a mosques and Islamic schools.
More info from a Justice Dept. press release:
DHS ANNOUNCES $24 MILLION AVAILABLE TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY THROUGH UASI PROGRAM
The following information was released by the Department of Homeland Security:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that nonprofit organizations in the 46 designated UASI areas are eligible to apply for funds as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2007 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This grant program will provide more than $24 million to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations who are deemed high-risk for a potential international terrorist attack.
Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations through their eligible State Administrative Agency (SAA) according to criteria that includes:
Prior identified and substantiated threats or attacks toward the nonprofit or closely-related organization, either within or outside the U.S., by a terrorist organization; Symbolic value of a site as a highly recognized national or historical institution that renders it a possible terrorist target; Organization’s role in responding to or recovering from terrorist attacks; and Organization’s credible threat or vulnerability, as well as the potential consequences of an attack, as determined by a previously conducted risk assessment.
The federal grant funds must be used for target-hardening activities, which can be accomplished through training or the purchase or installation of security equipment on real property owned or leased by the nonprofit organization. Allowable equipment is limited to physical security enhancements (e.g. alarm systems, bulletproof doors or windows) or inspection and screening systems (e.g. walk-through magnetometers and conveyor-belt x-ray systems used to screen personnel and packages for hazardous materials or devices).
Additionally, nonprofit organization security personnel may use NSGP funds to attend security-related training courses and programs. Allowable training-related costs under NSGP are limited to attendance fees for the training, and related expenses, such as materials, supplies, or equipment. Allowable training topics are limited to the protection of Critical Infrastructure/ Key Resources, including physical and cyber security, target-hardening, and terrorism awareness/employee preparedness. Not all eligible nonprofit organizations and UASI communities are guaranteed to receive funding under the FY 2007 NSGP. Allocation decisions will be made based on risk and how well applicants address program requirements through their investment justifications.
Nonprofit organizations must submit applications through their SAA to be considered eligible for an award of up to $100,000. Nonprofit organizations must agree to match 25 percent of federal grant funds in cash or through equivalent, related training. In the case of training projects, awardees must meet the matching requirement through cash. For example, the costs of training security guards on new screening equipment purchased under the grant would meet the match requirement.
In FY 2005, DHS awarded $25 million to 18 high-risk urban areas to support security improvements for nonprofit organizations in their jurisdictions. Together with the FY 2007 grants, DHS direct support to safeguard nonprofit organizations now totals over $49 million.
SAAs must submit applications for the FY 2007 UASI NSGP online at www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2007.
For more information on the FY 2007 UASI NSGP and other DHS grant programs, visit www.dhs.gov.
Program Guidance and Application Kit:
In case of a terrorist attack, do we really want the mosques–whose imams fomented the attack and congregants perpetrated it–to have bullet-proof glass and raid-proof entrances, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer?
Talk about arming our enemies within.
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