February 17, 2010

More Good News: Napolitano Met with Islamist Front Groups, Sharing Information With Them

Pajamas Media says Obama's Sec. of Homeland Security met with three Islamist groups. I'm really only familiar with two of them, and they're much much worse than CAIR. The ISNA and the MAS are two organizations that espouse Islamist ideology -- including the adoption of sharia law.

You probably know about CAIR, but CAIR's recent crimes revolve mostly (mostly) around their complete denial that Muslims are far more likely to become terrorists than any one else. They are the right hand of the magician that distracts you from what the left hand is doing.

The ISNA and the MAS? They are the left hand.

Even better news? DHS is adopting a program in which they cooperate with the very groups espousing the ideology that terrorists adopt and only take to their logical extremes. And by cooperate I mean share information with.

Richard Pollock writing for the former bosses over at PJM:

Last month, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her senior staff privately met in Washington, D.C., with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations. Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood.....

The program requires bringing in Muslim groups as “partners” in a two-way information sharing program....

One of the groups meeting with Secretary Napolitano was the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which was created by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. ISNA was named in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terror trial. The group was identified as a major financier of overseas Islamic terrorist organizations, particularly Hamas....

The Muslim American Society, another participant in the DHS meeting, was founded in 1993 by Jamal Badawi, an Egyptian-born Muslim Brotherhood leader. The organization was founded in Chicago as an American chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood with the goal of introducing sharia law into Muslim-American communities in the United States.

In the literature it's called cooptation. You reach out to organizations and try to make your goals, their goals.

Theoretically this makes sense as it is more efficient. Instead of forcing your will on other actors you make your will their will.

The only problem is that cooptation works both ways. The goal is for you to be the dog wagging them, the tail; but sometimes the tail wags the dog, doesn't it?

For instance, the ongoing case of the al Qaeda connected would be terrorist Najibullah Zazi comes to mind. The FBI had reached out to Zazi's former imam who had cooperated with them in the past in hopes of getting a line on what Zazi was up to. Zazi's imam then turned around and warned Zazi's family that the FBI was looking for him.

And this was all, of, what? A few months ago. The imam was only indicted in October of last year.

How's that coopting of radical Islamists going for you there DHS?

Thanks to Glenn.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:25 PM | Comments |