The great fear that is driving much of political policy today is that America could suffer another 9/11 type attack. Ever since that fateful day, lawmakers have been tasked with making sure that nothing like that ever happens again. The path to that end has been hotly debated since not everyone believes those attacks were prompted by what the attackers said it was prompted by. In other words, even though terrorists always say that they’re doing it in accordance with the laws of their religion, some people don’t want to believe that the religion is at fault.
If it had just been one person, twisting something or taking it out of context, that theory might make sense, but we’ve seen the same pattern time and again. No matter how many times the western world is attacked by a Muslim who’s following his version of Allah’s word, it is brushed off as extremism. Those who would accept Muslims with open arms tend to conveniently forget that those who attack us are just following orders, and even if they did die in the attack, 2 more will rise up to replace him.
The ignorance of the left has expanded to the point that even though planes are being used to target U.S. cities, some of the more progressive liberals have decided that it would be a show of good faith to give local Muslims a tour of the airport security protocols, and just how they work. Little did they know that some of those people would be implicated in a terrorist plot just months later. City Journal reports that the ridiculous tour took place at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in March of 2016:
“A sidebar to the story of the ISIS-affiliated Somali men convicted on terrorism charges last year in federal district court in Minneapolis: one of the men who pleaded guilty and cooperated with the prosecution had worked on the tarmac at Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and could have done serious harm. So had the one who turned informant and was never charged in the case. When his FBI interlocutors persuaded him to turn, he had a question for them: “Can I get my job at the airport back?”
That’s not all. In his March 29, 2016 Star Tribune story, Stephen Montemayor reported in passing that local imams and Muslim ‘community leaders’ had received a ‘behind-the-scenes security tour’ in February last year at MSP. Montemayor mentioned the tour when he noted that Hassan Mohamud—also known as ‘Sheikh Hassan,’ an imam working as a legal assistant for one of the defendants—had been ‘uninvited’ from the tour.
What was that tour for Muslims only all about?
Indeed, what was that tour all about? Also, who were the privileged “Muslim community members” given this backstage visit at the Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport?
Reporter Scott W. Johnson sought answers and soon found himself in a bureaucratic rabbit-hole. Eventually the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties advised him he had to submit a Freedom of Information Act request to get the information he sought. His reward after “two FOIA requests, two appeals of the responses to my FOIA requests, and one FOIA lawsuit filed in federal district court here” was “78 heavily redacted pages.” (See the FOIA reply here)
The identity of the “Muslim community members” were among the redactions. DHS gives a multitude of statutory reasons for not revealing the identity of the “Muslim community members.” The most bizarre, which we hope to cure right now:
“The FOIA and the case law require that we balance the individual’s privacy right against the public interest in disclosing the individual’s private information. Thus, we must weigh whether those individuals’ right to privacy in detailed information (such as names, demographics and contact information) outweigh the public interest in the planning and execution of the meeting that occurred in February, 2016. But for some Minnesota-based media articles written about the meeting, there was no national interest in the meeting.
Hopefully we need not await a jihad attack before the identities of those ‘Muslim community members’ are revealed in a post-incident 9/11 Commission-style report.”
A mission statement or community goal officially ceases to be useful when people’s lives start to be at stake. The left with all it’s political correctness and backward agendas seem to be under the impression that there will be some sort of long-term gain from the befriending of the Muslim community when there could be nothing further from the truth.
It is clear that the only reason Muslims are invading the western world in droves is that they’ve rendered their own area of the world uninhabitable with their petty squabbling and ridiculous religions wars. If that’s not warning enough that we should consider their residence here very carefully, the perpetual attacks should have sealed their fate. But no, politicians more worried about the next voting cycle would rather put you and I in danger than actually believe and speak the truth and risk not being re-elected.
Welcome to America, land of the free, home of whoever can trick the social justice warriors into believing they need protection.