April 21, 2010, - 5:23 am
You’ve probably read about Barack Obama’s allegedly “stepped-up” outreach to Muslims in America (and elsewhere). So far, it’s no different than Bush’s disgusting Islamo-pandering, and it’s just as bad. It’s something I’ve been upset about since Bush’s first run for President when his ass-kissing was so fierce, he beat out Al Gore for the Islamic endorsement (which didn’t help him much at all). And now, of course, it’s just as execrable coming from Obama. Also, as you probably know, federal and local law enforcement are also doing the uber wet butt-kiss to Islam (when they should be doing a Butkus tackle on Islam).
So, recently, Reuters interviewed me on the topic for it’s “Special Report: U.S. Shifts Gears to Tackle Homespun Terrorism.” And here’s a tiny chunk of what I said, as the only non-Muslim and non-appeasement proponent:
“Outreach is a joke,” said conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel, who advocates being tough on mosques and immigration. “Muslims don’t respect people who kowtow to them. I think they respect those whom they fear.”
I don’t recall adding the “I think” part. Because it’s not an “I think” kind of thing. It’s fact to anyone who knows anything about the Arab and Islamic worlds.
“Outreach” is baloney. There’s no point in it, other than to alert Muslims that you’re weak and will do anything to get them to pretend to like you. While you’re removing your shoes at the door and eating greasy, fried falafel, they’re laughing at you, and getting emboldened. They respect those whom they fear. Not those whose endless fawning seeks to empower Muslims at the West’s expense. Been saying this for over a decade, since well before 9/11.
And that goes to the point of one of the others quoted in the article, Imam Husham Al-Husainy. You’ll remember him. He’s the one I first wrote about here on this site and in a New York Post column (then others jumped on the bandwagon and ripped it off – that’s you, Sean Vannity) after I risked my life going undercover to the indoor Hezbollah rallies he organized. The guy is an agent of Iran, to which he regularly travels, switching planes in London. His 16-year-old son usually follows him to Iran a few days later. So it’s interesting that Al-Husainy whines about being held up at the U.S.-Canada border and how he worries for his son.
Well, if we had any guts, instead of pandering to them, we’d have stripped Al-Husainy of his citizenship and deported him or locked him up for the multi-million dollar terrorism money-laundering ring in which he and his mosque are involved and which was initially under investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but lazy ICE superiors–especially Michigan/Ohio Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz”–dropped the ball. I know because I was initially an informant consulted in the case.
But instead, he’s operating as usual, and we’re kissing his ass. First, Bush kissed his ass, then Bush”s Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff kissed his ass, and then Obama’s CIA Director Leon Panetta kissed his ass. Like I said, “Outreach is a joke.” Period.
And I probably made a mistake even mentioning Al-Husainy (not his real name, by the way) to the Reuters reporter. Because, then, instead of mentioning this stuff in his story, he did his own “outreach” to Al-Husainy, and we got his “woe is Muslim me” BS.
And then there was the obligatory repeat of myths long ago busted. Sadly, they are uttered by a guy I’d previously admired, Clark Kent Irvin (the first Inspector General of Homeland Security), who I thought got it. I guess not.
He said that common factors that contribute to leading impressionable minds down the path to violence are: a lack of economic opportunity; a limited education; strained family ties; a sense of impotence; alienation and grievance, plus a desire to be a part of something big and noble.
PUH-LEEZE. This didn’t fit Nidal Malik Hasan, a doctor, or Houssein Zorkot, a then-medical student. It didn’t fit the Washington, DC area dental student and the other very educated, middle-class American Muslim men, all five of whom are being held in Pakistan.
No, Mr. Irvin, there are only two factors that contribute to violence from impressionable minds: Islam and hatred. Oh wait, that’s really only one factor.
And, of course, there are the usual excuses for the Obama-niks:
Obama and Napolitano came under fire for their handling of the failed December 25 bomb attempt, which fueled Republican criticism that the president is weak on national security.
The expected reaction from the right, some say, has made the Obama administration nervous.
“The DHS is very, very skittish about outreach,” said a former government counterterrorism official who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They are being overly tentative because there are plenty of people on the right who want to portray the Obama administration as soft on terror.”
Uh, no-one needs to portray them as soft on terror. They are doing a pretty good job of demonstrating it all on their own. Just as Bush did. New Boss same as the Old Boss.
Don’t Get Fooled Again.
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