September 11, 2007, - 5:17 am
By Debbie Schlussel
When he was running for President in 1980, Ronald Reagan asked Americans, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
Today, we need to ask ourselves a new incarnation of that question:
Is America better off than it was six years ago today?
Is our country safer? More secure? Is our enemy weaker? Does it have less of a presence within our borders?
Six years later, the answer to every one of those questions is not only a resounding “NO,” we are actually far worse off than we were six years ago. America is less safe than it was on 9/10, and our enemy is far stronger. Far worse, our enemy within has made significant gains with the willing, panderincg hand of this administration.
A week ago, today, what I saw at a meeting held by the feds in Dearborn for area Muslims was emblematic of the big picture. And it was a frightening look into the future and, sadly, even the present.
Last Tuesday Night, I attended what was supposed to be a speech and question and answer session by Treasury Department officials informing Muslims and Arabs about how to avoid donating to terrorist-funding charities. But that’s not really what it was about.
It was a pander-fest by the feds and a ridicule-fest by a terror-supporting and money-laundering Muslims. In short, it was a joke. And America was the object of the laughter.
The forum, which was heavily advertised, including on the inside front page of The Detroit Free Press, was only attended by 45 people, a third of them federal agents and government employees, another third from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), and another third were Muslim lawyers for Islamic charities raided by the FBI and their employees (plus the head of Michigan CAIR).
The event was hosted by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist, ADC leader, and FBI award revokee Imad Hamad (in his usual stupid gangster hat get-up) and U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III (who couldn’t be bothered to show up).
Hamad spoke of “Our war against global terrorism.” Huh? His war is on BEHALF of global terrorism. The man is an open supporter of every Islamic terrorist group on the planet and is proud to say so. The joke after 9/11 is that barely a year after the attacks, he became a U.S. citizen, despite the fact that he was an illegal alien who overstayed a student visa, engaged in a sham marriage, and recruited and raised money for a Palestinian terrorist group (the PFLP). He is emblematic of our America, six years after 9/11.
Also in attendance: Mohammed Alomari, an official of LIFE For Relief and Development, which openly funded HAMAS and is believed to fund Al-Qaeda and its attacks on our troops in Iraq–the FBI, a year after raiding the charity has still not shut it down; Shereef Akeel, a CAIR board members and lawyer for LIFE, Al-Mabarrat (which funds Hezbollah), and other Islamic charities raided by the FBI; Nabih Ayad–the bizarre, pony-tailed lawyer for assorted Islamic terrorists and illegal aliens; Dawud Walid–who runs Michigan CAIR; Abed Hammoud–a local prosecutor who openly praised Hezbollah and attended what a Kuwaiti newspaper reported was a meeting of Hezbollah agents in Dearborn; and assorted other malefactors of this sewer variety.
You’d think if donating to terror-free charities was so important to Muslims and Arabs, there would have been greater attendance. But that isn’t important to them. And they know they will continue to get away with laundering to terrorists because we simply aren’t serious about stopping them and shutting down the charities that do so.
Those in the audience were clearly not interested in donating to terror-free charities. They are known, open supporters and defenders of Islamic terrorism, who were interested in donating to charities that help Al-Qaeda, HAMAS, and Hezbollah and the like, and they just wanted to find out how to get away with it. And they were interested in bullying the idiotic, kowtowing Treasury Department official, Michael Rosen, who was the speaker. They ridiculed him and harassed him in their “questions” and had zero respect for him, something his absurd pandering helped bring about.
Rosen–a lawyer and policy advisor with the U.S. Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (in the Treasury Dept.)–constantly mentioned how he was a Jew from New York and repeatedly peppered his speech with New Yorkisms, Jewish expressions and references to a non-existent country called “Palestine.” His every gushing utterance was as if to say, “Look at me. I’m a Jew who is pandering to you. Isn’t this wonderful?”
They weren’t impressed. And neither was I. In response to a written question by me, this Treasury Department official refused to denounce Hezbollah. More disgusting was Mr. Rosen’s constant mention of “Jewish groups, Catholic groups” as charities who give to terrorism. But, of course, he couldn’t name any such charities and finally admitted there were NO Jewish or Catholic charities who donate to terrorist groups. But, he wanted to make the Judeo-Christian charities, who truly help those in need, morally equivalent to Muslim charities that fund bombings and mass-murder. Rosen claimed,
Jewish charities have to be the best out there because with them, the risk is so much greater.
They do? The risk is greater? Really? When has a Jewish charity been at risk at all for funding the blowing up of 300 U.S. Marines and civilians while they slept or worked in an embassy in Beirut? When was there a risk that a Jewish charity would fund the burning to a crisp of four U.S. contractors in Fallujah (which a LIFE speaker bragged about LIFE funding future versions of)? When was any Jewish charity at risk of funding a homicide bombing of a cafe or pizzeria or bar or restaurant?
Rosen passed out handouts with stupid questions to ask charities and things to look for to make sure that they’re legit. But most of the charities shut down for supporting terrorists could meet all of these guidelines. And, clearly, none of the audience members were interested. Again, they want to give to Hezbollah, HAMAS, and Al-Qaeda. They made that very clear.
As the Muslims in the audience made fun of the Treasury Department speaker and his silly advice, I watched as Michigan FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena and Ohio/Michigan Immigraion and Customs Enforcement Special Agents in Charge Brian Moskowitz laughed along with the Muslims in ridiculing the speaker. The two top federal law enforcement supermodels in town must strike their PC poses.
And when their Muslim terror-supporting buddies weren’t bashing “Zionists” and “Zionist” and “Jewish charities,” or bitching, moaning, laughing at, and ridiculing the speaker who was their willing target, they were even more rude to him, by constantly walking to the back of the room to try to take my picture and harass me, as I did not go to this event in one of my usual disguises. This gave Moskowitz and Arena cause for smiles and laughter. For PC and job promotion reasons, they’re allied with them, not with you–the American people.
I had to cover my face with sheets of paper, but they didn’t give up, constantly surrounding me. That included PFLP terrorist Hamad, who was co-hosting this event, but rudely ignored the speaker and constantly harassed me. It’s not that I care if my picture is taken, but I don’t want to give in to these barbarians. They don’t scare or bother me. I bother them. And that’s the way it should be.
I knew that if they had it their way, the cameras and camera-phones would be guns, and the paper wouldn’t protect me. In a few generations, that will certainly be the case here in America. Because instead of doing something to put these barbarians in their proper place, our officials pander and hold these stupid forums. When I tried to leave, a fat, ugly woman in a hijab (redundant), who works for Hamad, tried to block my way at the door and take my picture. If she got anything, it was a pic of my “Lucky You” baseball cap.
I finally left, not because of the harassment–which I can take better than they can give–but because I was tired of hearing Muslims’ repeated, absurd, yawnworthy bitching and moaning about how they must fund Hezbollah and HAMAS or they can’t donate to charity, a claim made by CAIR leader Walid in his “question”. It certainly gives lie to the claim that most American Muslims don’t support terrorism, when their scant representatives in attendance claim they MUST support these groups and that they all do. Either you support terrorism or you don’t. You can’t do both simultaneously, unless you are a liar. And these people are liars, with the feds propping them up.
As I sat there, I thought to myself: Would the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan (the heart of Mafia country) ever hold an event at New York’s Ravenite Social Club instructing John Gotti and the Gambino family how to continue to run numbers and protection rackets and drug sales and not get in trouble? Would they instruct the New York City FBI and ICE Special Agents in Charge to attend the event? Would they not be bothered to see these top law enforcement officials laughing at them along with the mobsters?
The answers to all of these questions is “NO.” But that’s because we actually saw ourselves at war with organized crime. And for the most part the FBI and the Justice Department have largely put the mob out of business. It is a crumbling empire.
As for Islam and Muslims who support terrorism, they are thriving. They actually get the Justice Department to hold this forum in the heart of Islamic America, so that they–the lawyers and employees of those who are openly funding HAMAS, Hezbollah, and Al-Qaeda–can harass them.
Why do you think the Muslims ridiculed the absurd, pandering Treasury Department official? Because they can. Because six years after 9/11, we’ve done nothing to harm them and bent over backward and forward and every other which way for them. Because they are winning, beating us here on our own soil. That the head of the FBI and ICE in the heart of Islamic America are laughing along with them against America’s limp attempts to stop them says it all.
Michael Rosen, amidst the ridicule of Michigan’s most extreme Muslims, spoke of return visits and training seminars:
We want to raise the bar–to make Muslim charities the best out there.
But Muslim charities and the officials representing them in his audience don’t want to raise the bar. They want to raise the contributions to Hezbollah, HAMAS, and Al-Qaeda. And they want to continue to get away with it.
Judging from their high level of gall and nerve, they clearly are.
They’ve gotten away with a lot and have Justice and Treasury Department officials and federal law enforcement leaders bowing down to them.
And the event, last week, is not an anomaly. These pander-fests to the co-religionists of the 19 hijackers are going on between extremist Muslims and federal officials nationwide. Expect many more of these in the future, with the balance of power forever expanding in their favor, not America’s.
The Barbarians Are Inside the Gate, and their victims are voluntarily surrendering.
Six years after 9/11, we are not only far less safe than we were on that day, we are asking the enemy how we can help them to their job here.
The 19 hijackers are laughing from hell. The transformation they are seeing in today’s America is far more of a victory than they could have predicted on 9/11. It is far more valuable to them than their 2,975 targets.
And maybe even more satisfying than their 72 virgins.
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