9 Yrs After 9/11, Who Are The Real Muslim Moderates?
Washington's Muslim outreach
. Pentagon inviting then thought 'moderate' Anwar al-Awlaki
Shortly after 9/11, the Pentagon invited the US-born imam to a luncheon with military brass -- even though he was an FBI suspect in the attack that had just killed almost 200 Pentagon workers.
Recently obtained internal Pentagon documents explain that the official who invited Awlaki was impressed by his "moderate" rhetoric. Years later, after Awlaki was linked to the Fort Hood massacre, the same official said she regretted arranging the meeting -- her excuse being that Awlaki is "either a good liar or . . . later something happened . . . I don't know."[It's called taqiyya...ed]
Eager to reach out to the Muslim community, the Pentagon gave the Muslim cleric the benefit of the doubt. This happens far too often in Washington: Established Muslim groups thought moderate and safe for outreach in fact prove to be dangerously and embarrassingly radical.
Indeed, the prosecution's list of unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terror trial showed that virtually every major Islamic organization in America had raised funds that had landed in the hands of terrorists. The courts found "ample evidence" that many members of our Muslim establishment took part in a criminal conspiracy to support suicide bombers.
The list of 246 Islamic entities and leaders features the three largest Muslim groups in the country: the Islamic Society of North America, the North American Islamic Trust (which owns most US mosques) and the Council on American Islamic Relations -- the No. 1 Muslim advocacy group in Washington.
The Holy Land revelations prompted the FBI to sever ties with CAIR until it can demonstrate it's not a terror front. Yet the bureau is still doing business with its sister group, ISNA.
There are moderate Muslims who don't accept the interpretations that justify suicide bombing and other savagery -- but it's not as simple as the "religion of peace" propagandists would have us believe.[More..]
Excellent article, be sure to read it all
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