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Action! America’s March Towards Nazism?

Mission Creep: Start with a plan to do something and before you know it, the mission has ballooned to include all sorts of other things.

These days, Muslims are being persecuted to greater and greater degree, in many cases, harkening back to the “good old days” of the Hitlerian Final Solution, which is an example of another Mission Creep (See Action plan at the end).

Today, Congress is getting ready to enact new bills that will make it legal to actively persecute Muslims in the forms of Senate bill S.1546 and House bill HR.3116.

  • S. 1546

SEC. 213. COUNTERING HOMEGROWN TERRORISM.

(a) Findings- Congress finds the following:

(1) The Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (commonly know as, and in this section referred to as, the `9/11 Commission Report’) states that `our strategy must match our means to two ends: dismantling the al Qaeda network and prevailing in the longer term over the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism.’.

(2) The President released a document in August 2011, entitled `Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States’, which set forth a framework for countering violent extremism in the United States.

(b) Designation of Official- Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall designate an official of the Department to coordinate efforts to counter violent extremism in the United States, particularly the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism as identified in the 9/11 Commission Report.

(c) Notice- Not later than 15 days after the date on which the Secretary designates an official under subsection (b), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives a written notification of the designation.

(d) Report- Not later than 90 days after the date on which the Secretary designates an official under subsection (b), official designated shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives a report detailing–

(1) the strategy and activities of the Department to counter violent extremism in the United States, particularly the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism as identified in the 9/11 Commission Report;

(2) which offices of the Department have significant responsibilities for countering violent extremism in the United States, particularly the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism as identified in the 9/11 Commission Report;

(3) the number of employees of the Department employees whose time is fully or partially dedicated and the amount of funding dedicated by the Department to countering violent extremism in the United States, particularly the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism as identified in the 9/11 Commission Report;

(4) the type of Department-sponsored activities and training for States and local governments, including products and activities associated with State and major urban area fusion centers, for countering violent extremism in the United States, particularly the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism as identified in the 9/11 Commission Report;

(5) the metrics used to measure the effectiveness of programs or activities of the Department or sponsored by the Department aimed to counter violent extremism in the United States, particularly the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism as identified in the 9/11 Commission Report; and

(6) the work of the Department to ensure that its activities to counter violent extremism in the United States, particularly the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism as identified in the 9/11 Commission report, are in compliance with civil rights and civil liberties under applicable law.

  • H.R.3116

SEC. 102. COUNTERING HOMEGROWN RADICALIZATION AND VIOLENT ISLAMIST EXTREMISM.
(a) In General- Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall designate an official of the Department to coordinate efforts to counter homegrown violent Islamist extremism, including the violent ideology of Al Qaeda and its affiliated groups, in the United States.

(b) Notice- Not later than 15 days after the date on which the Secretary designates an official under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a written notification of the designation.

(c) Report- Not later than 90 days after the date on which the Secretary designates an official under subsection (a), the official designated shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report detailing–

(1) the strategy and activities of the Department to counter homegrown violent Islamist extremism;

(2) the division of responsibilities within the Department for countering homegrown violent Islamist extremism, including the violent ideology of Al Qaeda and its affiliated groups;

(3) the strategy of the Department to monitor open source messaging that incite violence, including Internet websites that disseminate videos, graphics, text calling for violent activities, and to provide counter-messaging to that messaging;

(4) the number of employees of the Department and the amount of funding dedicated by the Department to countering homegrown violent Islamist extremism, including the violent ideology of Al Qaeda and its affiliated groups;

(5) the type of Department-sponsored activities and training for States and local governments, including products and activities associated with State and major urban area fusion centers, for countering homegrown violent Islamist extremism; and

(6) the metrics used to measure the effectiveness of programs or activities of the Department aimed to counter homegrown violent Islamist extremism, including the violent ideology of Al Qaeda and its affiliated groups.

Why the focus on “Islamist”? Why not simply have it as “Homegrown Violent Extremism” and “Terrorism”?

The Senate bill makes a pretense of appearing to focus attention at terrorism “as identified in the 9/11 Commission report“, as if to wash their hands of targeting Muslims by using the 9-11 report as their fig-leaf. Anyone with a brain would understand that the 9-11 Commission report was formed to report on a specific event at a specific place by specific people. So, unless the Senate is preparing a bill to prevent 19 more people from hijacking four aircraft to fly into three buildings and a field, the reference to “Islamist Terrorism as identified in the 9/11 Commission report” is a license to hunt Muslims wherever one finds them, using this new bill to conceal their bigotry.

What is so extraordinary about a terrorist who is Muslim, as opposed to someone who is a Christian or a Jew or something else?

Does it matter to the security of this or, any other country, whether the act of terrorism is conducted in the name of a faith, a race or nationalism?

Are the victims any more or less, dead if they are killed by an “Islamist” as opposed to a Jew, a Christian or, a Supremacist?

The following is a list of some post-9/11 acts of terrorism intercepted by the FBI…just some:

Ø Anthrax letters

Ø Pipe Bombs by FOUR different bombers

Ø Cyanide bombs each capable of killing everyone in a shopping mall

Ø Stockpile of explosives with a list of targets in California

Ø Stockpile of explosives in California, billed as “the largest cache of explosives in a home, in US history”

Ø Stockpile of explosives in FL “enough to flatten a city block” according to FBI

Ø Alabama plot to machine-gun Latinos

Ø PA suicide car bomb

Ø Largest ever cache of homemade explosives

None of them involved Muslims.

Except for the Ahmed Ressam case not a single post-9/11 planned case had the kill-potential of any of the above cases-in-planning and not a single Muslim plan ended with success as did some of the above. Yet, Congress decided to create bills with a view to stop “Islamists” involved in terror activities.

No surprise, the House bill is proposed by Rep. Larry King, the notorious member of the House of Representatives who had no problem supporting IRA terrorists and making excuses for their bombings and killings, but “Muzlems!! Gotta stop them!”. His partner in bigotry and author of the equivalent bill in Senate, is Sen. Joe Lieberman, generally known for his anti-Muslim, anti-Arab sentiments.

So far, our gutless Congress has maintained its unsurprising silence, largely because there is no stirring of the American people.

Why get excited over these bills and how could these bills affect good, law-abiding “Muzlems“, the “Moderate” ones?

For one thing, any act that is aimed at a particular race, religion or, ethnicity, is wrong!

For another, a narrow bill targeting Muslims will do just that, while a broader bill targeting “homegrown violent extremism” or, “Terrorism“, would attend to ALL perpetrators, regardless of their race, religion or, ethnicity. It would also show us and the world, that America is really interested in stopping terrorism, not in targeting Muslims, whether behind the veil of extremism or, terrorism.

Already, members of Congress, employers and even law-enforcement agents, are aiming at people who “look” Muslim or, wear “Muslim garb”. Law-enforcement agencies (Police, FBI, CIA etc.,) are being trained to look for people who have “Muslim names” or, who are “devout Muslims”. People are already being fired for being Muslim and wishing to take 15-minute prayer-breaks, Muslims are being monitored by Police drawing demographic maps, showing where Muslims are in significant numbers.

Muslim citizens have been murdered by Presidential orders, without any due process of law, as required by the constitution. Muslims have been forced to give up their citizenship in exchange for not being “detained” indefinitely and Muslims have been subjected to “Extraordinary Rendition”…sent in chains to another country to be tortured, sometimes under the guidance of FBI or other American representatives.

All this, while breaking all laws of this country and violating the constitution; how far would our enforcers go, if they actually have the power of Congress behind them?

Just weeks ago, the FBI began to examine its internal trainings to check how many were biased against Islam and Muslims (there were many). Attorney-General Eric Holder ordered a review and discarding of all biased programs and trainings being used by the FBI. However, if these bills are enacted, then it is business as usual for the hate-mongers who, posing as “experts” on Islam and Muslims, brainwash our law enforcement agencies against Islam and Muslims.

Once these bills are enacted then the wheels will be set in motion. An officialdom will have to be created, to pursue the goals of this Act and the officials will have to show they are making progress on their marching orders…how does one do that?

They will have to training officers and agents on how to spot and interdict “Islamists”.

What is an “Islamist”? A Muzlem who sports a beard and is devout…goes to Mosque, prays and says, “Allakbar!”; that narrows it down to most Muslims in America.

Once thus identified, these potential threats to the Fatherland will have to be monitored and their every action analyzed, thus opening to door to suspecting every Muslim of murder and mayhem…and then following them. If certain actions are misunderstood by an over-enthusiastic, ultra-patriotic agent, well then, too bad for the Muslim, “some sacrifices are necessary to keep us all safe“.

Action.

We need EVERYBODY to help take a stand against these actions in the House and in the Senate.

Please call your two Senators and your House Representative and tell them to oppose Senate Bill 1546 and House Bill 3116, before and during the vote on them unless the language is changed to remove all references to Islam and Muslims; that any reference to a faith even as “Islamist” is repugnant to the core values of our nation and no member of Congress worth their salt, should be seen supporting such a blatantly bigoted law.

Make the call, it should not take more than a few minutes of your time and it will help keep America off the Nazi track.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker poet

November 13, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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