September 8, 2009, - 1:59 pm

Hypocrite of the Day: Congressman Mike Rogers on Terrorism

By Debbie Schlussel

U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) sent out press releases telling everyone and their mother that, yesterday, he was in Israel speaking at a conference on terrorism.

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But, with blowhard Rogers–a conservative–as the keynote speaker, perhaps the “World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, ” should change its name to “World Summit on Counter-Terrorism and Phony American Congressmen Who Blew It.”  Rogers needs to shut his mouth, stay Stateside, and actually do something on terrorism.  Problem is, he’s all talk and ZERO action.

In 2006, I was invited by members of the organized Detroit Lebanese Maronite Christian community to an event they held for Rogers.  It was an “American Assembly for Lebanon” fundraising event for Rogers’ campaign, but after his answers, many of these patriotic Christian Lebanese were rightfully sorry they donated to his campaign.  Rogers demonstrated–in answers to my pointed questions–that he’s simply a tool and enabler of the continuing federal law enforcement political correctness and pandering to open supporters of Islamic terrorism in our midst.

Rogers, a former FBI agent, is not only a member of the House Intelligence Committee, he’s the ranking member on its Subcommittee on Terrorism.  But even before he became the ranking member, Rogers was always known as the FBI’s bitch . . . and in fact, the bitch of all of the federal law enforcement agencies.  He regular lobbied for and successfully obtained bloated budgets for the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), etc.

On behalf of the Lebanese Maronites in attendance, I asked Rogers–since he is key to ever-growing FBI and ICE funding–when the FBI and ICE would stop discriminating against patriotic Maronite Christians, who sought to become agents and translators after 9/11, in favor of untrustworthy Muslims from Dearbornistan.  Many in attendance at the event–including several who were already members of local law enforcement–tried in vain after 9/11, to help America defeat Islamic terrorists by attempting to join the FBI and ICE.  All were turned away (because, you know, with less than 35 FBI agents nationwide who speak Arabic, there’s no shortage of Arabic linguists whatsoever).  Instead, Muslims chosen by open supporters of terrorism–like FBI award revokee/ICE “recruiter” and “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad–were hired.

I also asked Rogers when officials, like the Michigan FBI Special Agent in Charge and the Michigan/Ohio ICE Special Agent in Charge, would attend Maronite Christian Arab events, as they constantly attend every minor nosepicking  ceremony in Dearbornistan hosted by Muslims.

In asking those questions, I added, “Everyone knows you are the FBI and federal law enforcement go-to-guy for funding.  When will you ask for something in return–like an end to this pandering to extremists and discrimination against patriotic Christian Arabs?  When will we see them hired as translators and agents?”

Rogers could answer none of these questions.  Instead, he guffawed and finally said, “Those are great questions.  I’ll get back to you.”

Several years later, Rogers has never gotten back to these people.  And the FBI and ICE pandering to Muslims and discrimination against Christian Arabs seeking employment (in favor of Muslims) continues.  If anyone could pressure the FBI and ICE to change their ways, it’s Rogers.  But he’s chosen to look the other way.

Yup, instead of “getting back to us,” Congressman Mike Rogers is too busy telling Israelis how tough he is on terrorism.  Too busy talking about it to actually be tough on terrorism.

The Maronite Christians in Detroit know better.

Ironically, Rogers’ speech was on “Where America Stands Eight Years Into Its War on Terror.”  Hilarious.  In no small part because of Rogers’ negligence, American stands no better–in fact, far worse–than it did eight years earlier.

Wonder if the speech was subtitled, “Do As I Say, Not As I Do.”

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Sephardic Jews in New York also expressed interest in working with and helping the FBI in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. They, after all, had seen the towers fall with their own eyes, losing family and neighbors. Some even had intelligence training in the IDF (that fact no doubt worked against them). All were fluent in Arabic and familiar with Arab culture. None were hired.

There are many the FBI and CIA *should* be turning to – Bahais, Copts, Assyrians, Jews and Christians who fled to the US for freedom – to help with translations and counter-intelligence. But the US chooses to rely almost exclusively on Muslims.

R: Yes, I write about the Sephardic Jews–at the time–and I know one of them. It’s disgusting. We are defeating America for our enemies. DS

Raymond in DC on September 8, 2009 at 4:27 pm

So simply being Muslim makes you untrustworthy to work for the government? Should we be untrustworthy of all the Muslim American soldiers in our military as well? Should we ignore the deaths of thos soldiers because they were Muslim and therefor can’t ever have been patriotic?

Nakruh on September 8, 2009 at 4:59 pm

While being a Muslim applicant is not necessarily automatically untrustworthy it makes no sense not to vet the most sensitive and important job in the military in a time of war.

Does our own Government forget we are at war?

this one is trying real hard to I think.

– How many Jewish or Christians to you imagine the Iranians or Saudis have in their employee?

I do not mean as translators I mean in any moderately sensitive position….or any paying job at all.

The lower the number you guessed the closer you are to the correct answer.

Jim McBride on September 8, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Nakruh,

Of course it does, Islamic education in most parts of the world are based on heavy indoctrination against christians in general and the US in particular. To be a “good” muslim requires that you kill anybody that does not suit your religion fancy. That makes the vast majority of muslims untrustworthy for the purposes of american intellgence. It’s not discrimination, it’s just common sense.

Luis from Mexico on September 8, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Luis – Wow, something we can agree upon.

    Jarhead on September 9, 2009 at 10:27 pm

You do know the bible is full of instances where Christians are ordered to kill others right? Those parts are ignored by pretty much everyone. Same goes for Islam. Not every Muslim will want to kill you. Youd think that all 1 billion of them would be acting like that everyday. In the end the bible is full of as much hate and intolerance as the Koran. I’m not just saying this, I’ve spent most of my life in the middle east having been born in Riyadh to Americans and I’ve never met one Muslim that acts like the people Debbie keeps describing. Yes they exist but not in those numbers. It’s a minority out of more than a billion.

Nakruh on September 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Hey Nakruh,

    I do not know from which bible you have brought all the above as i am a christian catholic and i have never heard of such thing or read such thing.
    You are pasting all that why dont you tell us about ur prophet getting married to a 9 year old girl. That only shows how disgusting you guys are . Jesus taught us to forgive but for u guys there is no such thing .
    SO FAGGET INSTEAD OF WRITING ALL THAT WHY DONT U LOOK INTO UR OWN COLAR AND GIVE EXAMPLES FROM YOUR SO CALLED KURAN AS I AM SURE YOU CAN FIND MUCH MORE THINGS TO COMMENT ON THAN THE ABOVE.

    Lina on September 22, 2009 at 7:56 am

Mr. Rogers is my “representative” and he has a long track record of tough talk and little action. He’s VERY fond of talking about how he’s served on the House Intel Committee since he arrived back in 2000… but the results are less than impressive.

Kelster93 on September 8, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Nakru: “You do know the bible is full of instances where Christians are ordered to kill others right?”

OK…such as? Really, I wasn’t aware. I’m curious…Please give a few examples.

BTW, I knew the government wasn’t interested in winning this war when they refused to profile people at airports, and instead made everyone the suspect. —hey that blonde haired preist there sure looks like an islamic terrorist to me!—Pretty stupid, I think.

theShadow on September 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Strange, didn’t obama surrender and say the war is over? That there is no terrorism and we can all get along.

Since he has stated our goal in Afghanistan is not to win, as that would make muslims feel bad, how about stopping the deaths of American Service men and bring them home.

What the update on the muslim woman who was caught and let go for spying for hamas while with the FBI? Did she get her green card and a book/movie deal yet?

ender on September 8, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Here ya go theshadow

Rape and murder
Judges 21:10-24
Numbers 31:7-18
Deuteronomy 20:10-14

Law of rape
Deuteronomy 22:28-29
Death to the rape victim
Deuteronomy 22:23-24
Rape of female captives
Deuteronomy 21:10-14

Kill those who dont listen to Priests
Deuteronomy 17:12
Lets kill gays!!
Leviticus 20:13

Lets kill our kids!!
Exodus 21:15

Kill non-believers
2 Chronicles 15:12-13

Kill followers of other religions!!
Deuteronomy 13:7-12
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!

Now I know your gonna say: But Nakruh,that’s old testament stuff.

Yes it is, but there are plenty of New Testament verse that tell us to obey the Old Testament.
Matthew 5:18-19
Luke 16:17
Matthew 5:17 Jesus says he is going to fulfill the laws of the prophets before him. Meaning the OT stuff.
2 Peter 20-21
Mark.7:9-13 Mark 7:10
1 Peter 2:18 slavery
John7:15-20 Here Jesus is angry at the Jews for not obeying the laws of Moses, these include death for many offenses. Moses was also the one who ordered the death of men, women, children, and the rape of virgins by the Jewish soldiers.

“…the scripture cannot be broken.” –Jesus Christ, John 10:35

Nakruh on September 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    OK. The obvious conclusion is that Religion is at fault, and should be politely relegated to a status similar to the British royal family. I’ll pray at Thanksgiving dinner, but peek at how dry the turkey is.

    Allowing an expansion of religious radicalism will be catastrophic in a very nuclear and biologically unpleasant way.

    Dean on May 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I am not saying that every muslim is trying to kill me, undoubtedly most are good people. I am stating that the heavy indoctrination that takes place in almost every muslim school makes most muslims untrusworthy for intelligence gathering for the US. It is absurd that they are hired for that purpose over other more proven allies. Most od the muslim world feels that the US is at war with them.

This infiltration of islam on all levels of the american life is what Debbie denouces. Indeed, this is the real victory for terrorism, the psychological one.

BTW your bible references say nothing close to what you describe. Maybe that’s part of the indoctrination I am referring to. Also in catholic schools they teach us to love everyone, even my enemies. I am sure you can’t state that the same is true for most muslim schools.

Luis from Mexico on September 8, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Maybe I should say “radical islam”

Luis from Mexico on September 8, 2009 at 11:24 pm

They dont say what I describe? Are you blind?
I can look through my Bible (its a catholic one) and easily see what I am describing to you. What part of rape law dont you understand?

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. [a] He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

Death to the rape victim
Deuteronomy 22:23-24
If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

Rape, murder and plunder
Deuteronomy 20:10-14
As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.

Shall I spell out every one of these to you?

Nakruh on September 8, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Deuteronomy 22:23-24 23 ‘If a virgin is engaged to a man, and another man encounters her in the town and has sexual intercourse with her,
24 you will take them both to the gate of the town in question and stone them to death: the girl, for not having called for help in the town; the man, for having exploited his fellow-citizen’s wife. You must banish this evil from among you.

This from the New Jerusalem Bible. Beware that there are many many versions of the bible.

Besides, for us Christians, Jesus Christ came and changed this very convoluted ancient laws to something much simpler. Love God over everything and the neighbor as you love yourself. Jesus Christ pardoned prostitutes and crooks on His time and created scandal in some very conservative circles by disobeying some of the ancient rules, which He said where meant to a very different time and situation.

Problem is, radical muslims still think we live on the middle age when the rest of the world has moved on long ago, and they are bent on radicalizing all of the muslim world and on top of it, they want everyone else to be happy about it and obey their very arbitrary rules.

Take for instance the infamous danish cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb on his head. Muslims all over the world played the offended party card and used that to justify murder of inoccents and being a big PITA all over the world. Just today Yale University cancelled an announced book on the subject because they fear violent reactions from muslims.

That doesn’t usually happen with catholics each time someone writes or paints something deemed sacrilegous, does it?

Why is that us regular or even radical Catholics don’t go killing and bombing when offensive images of God or the Virgin Mary are shown to us? Because we are tech to love and have a direct commandment not to kill.

Old testament cites notwithstanding, it has always been a common attack on us from other religions or sects to take small biblical passages out of context and use them to try to demonstrate some point or another. That is why we are encouraged to learn about the bible as a whole and always learning about the historical contexts of each part and content.

Luis from Mexico on September 9, 2009 at 12:48 am

In short, too many muslims are religious zealot nutbags, capable of murdering their neighbors or even their own children because of the slightest real or fabricated religious faults, not to mention killing infidels just because we exist.

You can’t say the same today this of any other (important) religion, can you?

That is why I agree with Debbie’s opinion that hiring muslims for US intelligence is absurd. Without any doubt some fanatics will infiltrate.

The muslim world is at war with the US at least in their heads. The US is sleeping with the enemy on this and those hippies in charge don’t want to admit it or know about it.

Luis from Mexico on September 9, 2009 at 1:01 am

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. [a] He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

As a Torah observant Jew, I will not speak on behalf of Christianity’s understanding of these verses.

What’s your problem? That you understand it to mean that the victim is stuck with the rapist against her will all her life? Just the opposite! The rapist is stuck with the victim for her entire life, but only if she so desires. This obligates the offender to take care of her emotionally and financially for a lifetime, according to Jewish law’s marital obligations on the husband. If she’s is not interested in marriage, there is no marriage.

By the way, these laws are not only for rape cases but for seduction cases as well.

Simply look up the laws in any classic Jewish legal texts, Maimonides being the standard. For a more general overview, see the Sefer HaChinuch, who devotes about a half page description to every Mitzvah (legal commandment) in the Torah.

But you wouldn’t know any of that. All you can do is refer to the standard trash on anti-Jewish sites, without realizing that they have zero knowledge beyond being able to copy and paste bible verses.

Death to the rape victim
Deuteronomy 22:23-24

Nope. This is a case of consensual relations to a married or betrothed woman. Essentially a case of adultery. Yes, that Torah prescribes capital punishment for adulterers – both the man and the woman.

Don’t like that. That’s your prerogative.

Rape, murder and plunder
Deuteronomy 20:10-14

Yep but hardly advocated. First and foremost, this applied to the warring against the 7 Canaanite nations and Amalek at the time of Joshua and Israel’s entry into the land. Alas, can you help me find one of these guys and point him/her out to me?

Second, when it comes to other inhabitants of the land of Israel, this refers to those who do not wish to surrender but rather put up a fight. Those who are Noahides or accept to become Noahides and unconditionally surrender are left alone. Furthermore, those who don’t surrender are offered an option to leave peacefully.

In any case, the Torah does not advocate rape during the rages of war. It tolerates in under the circumstances. The Torah also tolerates Jewish combatants eating pig meat in wartime to appease their appetites. Yet these are all acts that were not the historical norm 3500 years ago and are non-existent today.

Now take Islam, which has similar laws in it battle against the non-Islamic world which it is obligated to conquer. That’s every country in the world. Every infidel man, woman and child. Every day, month and year, from Mohamed’s time until the day when Islam shall either succeed or be destroyed by the G-d of Israel, speedily in our days.

Shy Guy on September 9, 2009 at 2:16 am

Does not advocate rape? Moses himself ordered the rape of virgins by the Jewish soldiers. God was apparently fine with this.

Nakruh on September 9, 2009 at 6:20 am

Nope. Moses ordered no such thing.

Shy Guy on September 9, 2009 at 9:06 am

And your defense of Islam is that Moses did this or that?

Luis from Mexico on September 9, 2009 at 10:12 am

Moses did order such a thing… Numbers 31:18.

Nakruh on September 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Nope. Not a word about allowing rape. Keep trying.

Shy Guy on September 9, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Numbers 31:18
18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

Now what could that possibly mean? This is after Moses orders that all men, women , and children be killed. But the virgins you can keep for your self.

Nakruh on September 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Slave labor.

Shy Guy on September 9, 2009 at 1:23 pm

You keep extracting little snippets of the Bible and using them out of context.

Please tell us about the present times, how many jews or christians or buddhists you know about are mutilating her daughters, killing their wives or sisters over imagined religious offenses? Even if the Quran doesn’t ask for that, the fact is that it happens all the time in muslim countries and those acts are even seen as virtous.

Do you think that people from nations that extols all sorts of barbaric acts against their own in the name of religion, and that blindly hate other people for offenses that happened centuries ago, can be trusted with the safety of a perceived enemy country?

Luis from Mexico on September 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Slave labour? Cause we all
know young women are the perfect slaves when it comes to manual labor. That’s what a bunch of soldiers who just spent the day killing, plunderng and maiming, will do when they see some nice young girl, take her as a slave. The bible is just as bad as the Koran. Luckily someday you will all look back and realize it’s full of nonsense and events that never happened, and realize there is no invisible guy in the sky.

Nakruh on September 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm

It doesn’t say “young women”. It says virgins. Now read from earlier into the chapter why this was so, with regard to this being revenge against what the Midianites did to Israel.

Anyway, you wish to believe you’re nothing but a bloated paramecium? Go ahead. No one’s stopping you.

Shy Guy on September 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm

@ Nakruh

What does your diatribe have to do with anything about the issue at hand? Keep your theological diatribes and debates for somewhere else.

Being Muslim doesn’t necessarily disqualify someone from service, however considering how tough they were and are on Non Muslim Arabs (Jews and Christian) prior to 9/11, what made it all of the sudden chic and something to do.

Debbie makes a great point of which I know family members after 9/11 were given a “I’ll get back to you” by the Fed.

Prior to 9/11, I know plenty of Lebanese Americans who are Maronites who couldn’t get clearance, after 9/11 the government made it a point not to hire many Lebanese Christians in lieu of finding Muslim employees. It’s more of a social engineering decision. My 1st. cousin on my mother’s side was rejected a position in the Federal Government in 1992 due to having parents born in Lebanon and a question of divided loyalities, he graduated from a big ten University and has a master as well as his Father and him have US Army service.

Fast forward to now, pick up an arab paper and see the Army advertise as well as contractors advertise not to mention the FBI (Which claims to have too much translation work for arabs). I know of plenty Arabs who have applied and have heard that they are subbing out the work to a company that uses Morroccan Girls ages 18-28.

dirtyleb on September 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Hey nakruh
Nice try at moral equivlance, the problem is, oh yeah that’s right, you don’t see christians, jews, buddists, hindus and a whole litany of other religions that fly planes into buildings, blow people up with a suicide vest, kill their daughters over a slight. oh yeah that’s right it’s that religion of pieces islime that does that. You effing barbaric savages are the ones at war with us in the west, well muzzy your days here are going to come to a very bad end. By the way. if we took all of our people out of saudi you camel humping inbreds wouldn’t know how too get the oil out of the ground and production would come to a halt.

Drakken on September 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    All of you arguing with this Nakruh POS, it is pointless. Nakruh will never get it. He brings up things from the past and does not look at the here and now. Even though all religions have done some terrible things, only the Muslims still practice their barbarism in the 21st century and cling to ancient beliefs that no one in their right mind believes today. They are just lying, heathen pedophiles who believe in bestiality, martyrdom and death to the infidels. And one other thing, they are hypocrites. When they come to the modern, civilized west, they imbibe in all of the western things that they are supposed to despise as it was taught to them in their Madrasahs.

    Jarhead on September 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Mike Rogers defends Pakistan by saying we need them. We the US has sent Pakistan 20 billion dollars in aid money that the US doesn’t have , while that government was hiding Bin Laden right next to there military academy. That government knew he was there. Americans are not stupid neither should our government be.We the people do not want to support Pakistan any more with aid or money until they prove that they are our allies.

vincent cavazza on May 3, 2011 at 9:24 am

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