“With the nation on high terror alert, the F.B.I. is asking New Jersey Muslims to report any suspicious activity, including threats against themselves, mosques or schools, as well as potential terrorist activity.” This from AP, via the New York Times.
Wait a minute. You mean this hasn’t been done on an ongoing basis since 9/11? I would have thought that the FBI had a standing request to all American Muslims to do these things, and that the patriotic moderate Muslims that CAIR keeps telling us about would have been only too happy to oblige. And indeed, it does seem as if this latest request is somehow connected with “continuing efforts” “” at least in regard to bias crimes against Muslims:
“Continuing efforts it intensified after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the F.B.I. in New Jersey contacted Muslim community leaders in northern New Jersey earlier this week and asked for help in tracking and preventing bias crimes, as well as potential terrorism.”
Nice of them to add “potential terrorism” to the list of concerns.
“At least six of the Sept. 11 hijackers either lived or spent time in the Paterson area shortly before the attacks. The request came shortly after the nationwide terror alert was raised to orange, representing a high risk of terror attack. The raising of the alert followed warnings that the terrorist organization Al Qaeda might be plotting attacks against the United States during the holidays. John Paige, supervisory special agent in the F.B.I.’s West Paterson office, said the bureau had received useful information from local residents after past outreach efforts.” Glad to hear it.