DHS told to play the dhimmi. From Pakistan’s Daily Times, with thanks to Mackie:
WASHINGTON: The Department of Homeland Security has been advised to be sensitive to Muslim concerns and to take steps to ease the tension that now exists between American Muslims and US government agencies.
The advice was given by Dr Akbar Ahmed, of the American University, to Daniel Sutherland, of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties division in the Department of Homeland Security, during their meeting at the university last week.
According to the online paper, American Muslim Perspective, Dr Ahmed made three recommendations to the American official. First of all, the Pakistani academic said the Department must improve the way Muslims and Arabs are handled at airport security checkpoints. He told Sutherland, “People having many Muslim names – like my own – derive from our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), are not terrorists but they are stopped and searched at every security checkpoint. This happens to every visitor from abroad and every Muslim American. You simply cannot humiliate Muslims like this.” Dr Ahmed explained that while the Department feels that America is under siege, so do Muslims. “At the time of September 11, there were millions of Muslims in the world and probably a few dozens of them wanted to do harm to the US. But when you antagonise and alienate Muslims like this, those that are angry at America start to multiply. The anger is at a peak level with the young generation on the edge. This is your challenge”. The US government needs to identify the “bad guys”, but not disrespect or humiliate Muslims as a community, he added.
Fine. Then let the Muslims identify and struggle against the “bad guys” in their own community, instead of resisting efforts to find them.