Reduced FBI Anti-Jihad Role
The Daily Caller
Politically influential Muslim activists are pushing to reduce the FBI's role in countering Islamic terrorism and are seeking greater federal reliance on hard-line orthodox Imams.
The White House's "Countering Violent Extremism" program "did not produce the results a lot of us were hopeful ... [and] kind of collapsed towards the end of last year," complained Mohamed Elibiary, a Texas-based advocate who was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
"I don't know where it is today ... [but] it presents us with the opportunity to look at the question of [whether] it is right to house it within the FBI," he said at an May 28 event in D.C. staged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
The controversial CVE program was boosted in 2011, when President Barack Obama directed the FBI to work with Muslim political and community groups to suppress jihadi attacks, which are dubbed as non-Islamic "violent extremism."
But, said Elibiary, "we spun our wheels for the last two years [and] we never got the national CVE policy across all 56 [FBI field] offices."
Instead, said panelists, the FBI has continued its traditional policy of investigating jihadis for subsequent trial and convictions.
In contrast, the Department of Homeland Security, Elibiary said, has done much good by trying to work with Islamic groups.
The CVE program has been slammed by critics for giving too large an intermediary role to small Islamic political groups such as MPAC, which portray themselves as representatives of American Muslims. The groups try to foster the growth of distinct Islamic communities.
The CVE training has also been criticized for obscuring the many orthodox Islamic strictures that spur Muslims' violence against non-Muslims.
Elibiary's new call for reduced policing of Islamic communities, such as Boston's immigrant Muslims, was echoed by other speakers at the panel, which was hosted by the progressive New American Foundation in Washington D.C.
"Imams and counselors need to be given some leeway" by police, said Suhaib Webb, Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.
Webb's cultural center is affiliated with the mosque attended by Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the ethnic Chechen Muslim who along with his brother Dzhokhar killed three Americans with two bombs at the Boston Marathon.
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Editor's Note: Each and every citizen of the United States would be well served if they actually read the Quran and Hadith to understand the basic tenets of this oppressive theo-political movement. An excellent primer is Robert Spencer's "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)".
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