Archive for October 13th, 2009

New York Muslims Complain About “Racial Profiling” in Wake of Jihad Terror Plot Arrests

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Muslims will never seriously denounce the terrorist among them and never serious help to root them out. Deep down they all agree with the terrorist and their violent methods.

Think about what they could be doing in the aftermath of the revelation of the New York jihad plot. They could have demonstrated against those who supposedly “twist” and “hijack” Islam to find in it justification for terrorism. They could have offered full and open cooperation from law enforcement to root out the terrorists from their midst. They could have called for the institution of full-scale programs in mosques and Islamic schools to teach against the doctrines of jihad and Islamic supremacism that lead to such terror plots. Instead, here is more predictable victimhood-mongering and claims of “racial profiling.” What race is Islam again?

“Muslim advocates charge NYPD is racial profiling in Queens raids tied to alleged Zazi terror plot,” by Henrick Karoliszyn and Samuel Goldsmith for the New York Daily News, October 10 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):

…The rally was in response to raids last month linked to a suspected bomb plot. Najibullah Zazi, 24, who authorities say was trained at an Al Qaeda terror camp, pleaded not guilty to conspiring to detonate explosives.
“An entire community of people and religion should not be profiled or characterized as terrorists because of [one] certain investigation,” said Monami Maulik, who runs the South Asian immigrant rights group Desis Rising Up and Moving.

Fine. What is Desis Rising Up and Moving doing to teach against Islamic supremacism among Muslims, so as to make it easier to distinguish jihadists and potential jihadists from people who are just going about the business of their daily lives? Nothing? I thought so.

Naiz Khan, who allowed Zazi to stay at his Flushing apartment, said FBI agents raided his flat and he hasn’t been able to find work since.

“I was so scared and I was so nervous,” he said. “I have been so affected by this.”

He lost his job because of the raid? If he did nothing, what is he so nervous about? If he did nothing, nothing will link him to the plot.

“People are scared,” said Sultan Faiz, a leader at Abu Bakar Mosque in Queens.

Organizers say Muslims in New York haven’t been this scared since the months after 9/11, when some were subject to discrimination across the country.

The NYPD issued a statement saying they don’t engage in racial profiling.

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6-Year-Old Scout Suspended for Bringing Knife-Fork-Spoon Utensil to School

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Once again “zero-tolerance” equal a lack of logical thought and common sense.

Six-year-old Zachary Christie was so excited to become a Cub Scout that he brought his camping utensil to school. The tool serves as a spoon, a fork and a knife, and Zachary wanted to use it at lunch.

What Zachary didn’t know was that the gizmo violated his school’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons. And now the Christina School District in Newark, Del., has suspended the first grader and ordered him to attend the district’s reform school for 45 days.

Zachary’s parents insist their son did not intend to hurt anyone, and they are fighting to overturn the ruling.

“Zachary wears a suit and tie some days to school by his own choice because he takes school so seriously,” Zachary’s mother, Debbie Christie, told the New York Times. “He is not some sort of threat to his classmates.”

The school district, in a statement, said rules are rules and defended its decision to suspend the boy.

“At this time, the Student Code of Conduct does not take into consideration a child’s age in a Level three offense,” the statement read.

“This is the first incident this year involving a student under the age of seven in possession of a dangerous instrument. Christina School District staff and the Christina Board of Education are constantly examining ways to improve policies regarding student discipline.”

At a meeting with the school disciplinary committee last week, Zachary’s karate instructor and his mother’s fiancé made the case for the boy’s character.

And Zachary’s mother has started a Web site to attract support for her son before a meeting of the school board on Tuesday.

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