Think about what they could be doing in the aftermath of the revelation of the New York jihad plot. They could have demonstrated against those who supposedly “twist” and “hijack” Islam to find in it justification for terrorism. They could have offered full and open cooperation from law enforcement to root out the terrorists from their midst. They could have called for the institution of full-scale programs in mosques and Islamic schools to teach against the doctrines of jihad and Islamic supremacism that lead to such terror plots. Instead, here is more predictable victimhood-mongering and claims of “racial profiling.” What race is Islam again?
“Muslim advocates charge NYPD is racial profiling in Queens raids tied to alleged Zazi terror plot,” by Henrick Karoliszyn and Samuel Goldsmith for the New York Daily News, October 10 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
…The rally was in response to raids last month linked to a suspected bomb plot. Najibullah Zazi, 24, who authorities say was trained at an Al Qaeda terror camp, pleaded not guilty to conspiring to detonate explosives.
“An entire community of people and religion should not be profiled or characterized as terrorists because of [one] certain investigation,” said Monami Maulik, who runs the South Asian immigrant rights group Desis Rising Up and Moving.
Fine. What is Desis Rising Up and Moving doing to teach against Islamic supremacism among Muslims, so as to make it easier to distinguish jihadists and potential jihadists from people who are just going about the business of their daily lives? Nothing? I thought so.
Naiz Khan, who allowed Zazi to stay at his Flushing apartment, said FBI agents raided his flat and he hasn’t been able to find work since.
“I was so scared and I was so nervous,” he said. “I have been so affected by this.”
He lost his job because of the raid? If he did nothing, what is he so nervous about? If he did nothing, nothing will link him to the plot.
“People are scared,” said Sultan Faiz, a leader at Abu Bakar Mosque in Queens.
Organizers say Muslims in New York haven’t been this scared since the months after 9/11, when some were subject to discrimination across the country.
The NYPD issued a statement saying they don’t engage in racial profiling.