January 29, 2007, - 11:08 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Virtually every mainstream media news outlet is covering Senator Russ Feingold’s announcement that he will re-introduce a absurd bill prohibiting “racial profiling by law enforcement.”
But this isn’t “driving while Black,” and it’s not about “race” at all. It’s about religion, ie., the Muslim religion.
Cited in every story is one Steve Mustapha Elturk, who is identified as “an imam in Troy, Michigan”:
Steve Mustapha Elturk, an imam in Troy, Mich., said he would welcome a ban on racial profiling. He said U.S. authorities have detained him four times since Sept. 11, 2001 – twice at the Canadian border and twice while traveling by air – even though he has done nothing wrong.
“It is pathetic for an American citizen who has spent more than half his life in this country to have to fly fearing that I will be stopped and interrogated,” said Elturk, 52, who was born in Lebanon. “This is not the country I came to know.”
What Mustapha Elturk (Steve is just his adopted American nickname to make us think this extremist is “just like us”) really means is:
This country is not as gullible as I came to know. (But close enough.)
Elturk is exactly the kind of guy we should be profiling. He openly supports Hezbollah and HAMAS. He is the founder of a new extremist mosque in Warren, Michigan. The mosque was originally rejected by the Warren City Council because a lot of smart people live in Warren, and they worried that his mosque would embrace terrorist groups. Unfortunately, Islamist lawyers and the U.S. Department of Justice–which doesn’t believe in the democratic process in Warren, when it doesn’t get the right PC results–breathed down the neck of Warrenites, promising a federal lawsuit. And the Warren City council caved.
Elturk founded the nebulously named Islamic Organization of North America to get the new mosque approved without scrutiny. But federal agents tell me that it’s just a new name for the same old Islamic extremist groups.
Last year, I attended a “Meet Your New Neighbors” community event in Warren held to answer questions about Elturk’s new mosque. I asked him if he would condemn HAMAS. No. I asked if he would condemn Hezbollah. Nope. I asked if he would condemn Hezbollah’s murder of 300 U.S. Marines and civilians in Beirut. No way. He and CAIR-Michigan chief, Dawud Walid (more about him later, this week), said homicide bombings are not terrorism, that they are justified against those who are “at war with us.”
Elturk also identifies himself as a member of “Tanzeem e-Islami,” (the Islamic Organization) and in the name of that group delivers lectures with the title, “Why are Muslims Humiliated and what is the Way Out.” Not exactly comforting, given the topic, and the fact that another Tanzeem, a faction of Fatah terrorists, murdered Jews and other innocent civilians at random on behalf of Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority. Most of them are now part of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.
Elturk objects to profiling, when profiling was designed for exactly this type of man–the type of man who believes violence against innocents–no matter where in the world (even in America)–is justified.
That the extremist, bearded, thobe-wearing Elturk was only detained four times at the border and airports is disappointing. That means he wasn’t on many other occasions. That Elturk is Feingold’s new national poster boy against profiling tells us exactly why he’s among the most clueless Senators, Harvard degree notwithstanding.
It also tells us that Russ Feingold needs to be profiled, too. Liberal Dhimmiwit U.S. Senators who bend over backward–and forward–for our enemies are extremely dangerous. And a threat to this country’s national security.
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