The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has sent out an email to supporters announcing their opposition to an FBI initiative meant to turn Muslims into community informants. The initiative, which aims to use teachers, activists, and Muslim religious figures to root out radicals before they act, is seen by the group as unfairly focused on Islam and Arabs.
“The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee demands that the FBI cancel the launch of its controversial ‘Shared Responsibility Committee’ program,” the group said in the email. “Since learning about the program last fall, ADC has frequently expressed serious concerns about the initiative, which is part of the government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program.”
Little is publicly known about the SRC program, but these Muslim activists oppose anything that recognizes the simple truth of where these terrorists are coming from. To them, it’s just a coincidence that these terrorists all happen to be Muslim. A run of bad luck, that’s all. Why aren’t y’all ever talking about those right-wing terrorists? The ones who never actually blow anything up, but talk real nasty-like about the federal government. Those folks are the real danger, don’t you know?
“The SRC is problematic as it continues to target Arabs and Muslims, and turns our religious leaders, mental health professionals, teachers and dedicated community members into informants for the FBI,” said ADC.
And that’s a bad thing why? If you are a Muslim who wants to see your religion cleansed of the reputation it has earned through Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist organizations, wouldn’t you want to do anything possible to help law enforcement accomplish that goal? Do you not understand that every terrorist attack makes life a little bit worse for Muslim-Americans? Why would you fight tooth-and-nail against every attempt to turn the tide?
Contrary to what these groups say, the truth is that the FBI and other national security agencies have been far too lenient when it comes to policing the Muslim community. Under President Obama’s rule, we have put on the kid gloves and then we have wrapped those gloves in oven mitts. It has been this president’s policy that it would be better to simply endure suicide bombs and mass murder than to offend Muslims. He is engaged in a failing, obstinate campaign to make the American people believe that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. And the more he breaks his back to preach that obviously ridiculous message, the less we believe it. Groups like ADC and CAIR would do their members a big favor by accepting a little responsibility.