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Written by: Diana West
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:12 AM 

DHS advisor Mohammed Elibiary: Reduce US policing of Muslims and let the imams control jihad!

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Neil Munro at The Daily Caller reports today on a very significant development in the Islamization of US security agencies.

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.”

Let's start over from the beginning:

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.

First of all, the "activists" -- let's think of them as influence operators -- are "influential" due to the access and input the federal government, the Obama administration and the Bush administration before it, gives them.

Second, the FBI's role in countering Islamic terrorism is already drastically reduced by the New Security Orthodoxy that prohibits investigators from considering jihad as a threat doctrine.

Bringing hard-line orthodox imams  (a redundancy), however, into the law-enforcement mix may be a new wrinkle.

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.

Who is Mohammed Elibiary? Just a devote of Sayyid Qutb and Ayatollah Khomeini who advises the US government on "homeland security" is all. He sat on the Countering Violent Extremism Working Group whose 2010 recommendations centered on the shift, Andrew C. McCarthy wrote, "to `delink' law enforcement’s `crime reduction efforts' from studies on `radicalization' in the Islamic community." Get it? Mr. See-No-Islam himself. Patrick Poole has also reported that Elibiary is suspected of downloading sensitive documents and shopping them to Lefty media, likely to push the "Islamophobia" narrative that has successfully shut down all rationale defenses against jihad and sharia by the US government.

So what's Elibiary pushing now? Seems that the Countering Violent Extremism program didn't do enough to erase Islam from investigator's brains.

“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 other words, CVE didn't sufficiently brainwash FBI agents. (America lives!)

In contrast, the Department of Homeland Security, Elibiary said, has done much good by trying to work with Islamic groups.

DHS, on the other hand, is run by automatons.

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.

MPAC, just by the way, was founded by "followers of the Muslim Brotherhood and admirers of Hezbollah"  -- or is that "followers of Hezbollah and admirers of the Muslim Brotherhood"? I get them confused.

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.

Do you see what is happening? This is a bid for enclaves, separate societies presided over by Islamic authorities empowered to control violence as US authorities withdraw. We are talking no-go-zones run by Islamic law.

“Imams and counselors need to be given some leeway” by police,  said Suhaib Webb, Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

Let us Muslims do it our way, in other words. Your law -- your Constitution -- is not valid in our territories. We see this all over Europe. Here's a news report on Islamic legal districts in Berlin.

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. Tsarnaev also killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer after Boston police broadcast his photo on TV. The police did not contact the main Boston mosque for help in identifying Tsarnaev’s image, which was captured  by videos of the explosion and its aftermath.

Two things: First, I am certain that such contact, presuming the killers' Islamic identities, would have surely constituted "Islamophobia" under CVE guidelines, thus ruining an agent's career. Meanwhile, it's worth recalling the bro pics were seen by their family members, including wifey and Uncle Ruslan, and they didn't "reach out" to law enforcement.

Webb, who was disinvited from the state’s April 18 memorial service by Governor Deval Patrick,  said he can persuade young men to stay away from violence. But “I need to be able to sit down with someone and not be subpoenaed or be called as a witness” in a later terrorism investigation, he said.

Islamic law, not US law.

To succeed, government anti-terror agencies should keep their distance from such outreach to angry youth, he said. “We don’t need to be too close to each other, because that undermines our [Imams’] street credibility,” said Webb.

Welcome to land of the brave, home of the free and no-go-zone of Islam.

In fact, he added, his influence was recently reduced when he was labelled as a “moderate.” That “undermined my ability” to persuade youths, Webb said.

That's almost a punch line.

Muslim organizations are apprehensive about working with the FBI’s surveillance programs, which can deter cooperation, said Haris Tarin, director of the MPAC’s Washington office. “Is there a point of diminishing returns?” said Tarin, who organized the panel and invited the speakers.

Muslims in America have grievances, and “the way to address these grievances is not with violence, but with the way Islam prescribes… that way is best prescribed by Imams, not necessarily by the U.S. government,” said Rashad Hussain, President Barack Obama’s ambassador to the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Sharia, sharia, sharia.

Muslims in America “are concerned that terrorists are killing innocent people,” Hussain said. Killing people who are innocent is “totally repulsive to their religion,” he said.

‘“Conservative and Salafi Imams are going to produce the most credible alternatives to al Qaeda” said panelist Peter Bergen, who is the director of the national security studies at the New America Foundation.

Ich bin ein al Qaeda.

“It is going to be conservative Muslim voices and conservative Muslim scholars that will have the credibility” to persuade youth to stay away from violence, warned Rabia Chaudry, founder of the SafeNational Collaborative, a firm which offers to teach U.S. police about Islam’s blend of religion and politics.

By “conservative,” the speakers meant orthodox Imams, not free-market, small government conservatives.

One useful option, said Elibiary, would be for the government to allow young radicals an off-ramp from a pathway to jail.

US law, once again, shouldn't apply to Muslims engaged in jihad

Instead of running a sting operation that sends the would-be terrorist to jail, the government should warn them of their impeding collision with the law, he said.

“Sting operations… have been over-used” by the FBI, he said.

“By the time I finish here, the FBI frankly will be upset with me,” he added.

Let's hope.

But even as they called for deference by the FBI, the Muslim panelists complained about the difficulty of persuading Muslim youths that jihad is not allowed in the United States.

Numerous orthodox Islamic clerics say the use of violence to expand or keep Muslim-controlled territory is a central part of Islam, and can be an individual duty that transcends obligation to husbands, parents or governments.

“The Jihad in Syria is a duty incumbent upon the entire people,” not just on governments, the leading Sunni cleric, Yousuf Al-Qaradawi, said in April. “There is a group [of jihadis] that has been fighting for two years … and whoever is capable must help this group [and] parental consent is not required in this case,” he said in a speech broadcast on the Al-Jazeera network on April 7, 2013.

In 2009, Qaradawi called for Allah to kill all Jews, saying, “Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.”

Qaradawi was a trustee of the Boston mosque until 2000.

“In the American context, violent reaction to foreign policy or other grievances doesn’t fall under the definition of jihad in orthodox Islam,” said Webb.

But it is difficult to make that case to Muslim youth in American because it relies on “big classical legal language that nobody understands,” he said.

Parents need to watch what their youths are reading online, including “certain passages in the Koran,” said Chaudry. She did not not respond to a Daily Caller request for examples of the problematic Koranic verses.

But Chaudry and panel speakers repeatedly complained about critics of Islam.

“The anti-Muslim bigots also want to spread the idea that Muslim, American and Western ideas are not compatible,” said Chaudry.

Islam -- collectivist and totalitarian. West -- individual rights based. Not compatible.

“It leaves Muslims in the West feeling more alienated… and makes them more vulnerable to online recruiting,” that could cause more terrorism, she threatened.

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