[…] Another law-enforcement source tells me CAIR and other groups have been worse than useless: To this source’s knowledge, US Muslims have played virtually no role in foiling local plots.
Indeed, in some places, imams have reportedly withheld useful info and threatened to oust congregants who aid law-enforcement. Officials say Ahmad Afzali, the Queens imam helping agents probe Najibullah Zazi (the coffee vendor charged in a New York terror plot), later double-crossed them and alerted Zazi.
“I know of no investigations” in which Muslims have been helpful, Rep. Peter King (R-LI), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, tells me. He says law-enforcement and counterterror officials invariably tell him Muslim cooperation doesn’t exist. Sometimes agents say they’re met with hostility.
For folks who “understand the nature of the threat” and watch officials from “CAIR and the Muslim Public Affairs Council on major [TV] networks, it’s incredibly demoralizing,” a former FBI special agent says.
A reluctance to even acknowledge pro-terrorist sympathies persists even beyond official Muslim groups. At universities, for example, Muslim students have blocked speeches by people like Nonie Darwish — an anti-terror activist who calls herself a “former Muslim” and who speaks about the Islamic links to terror. In the last two months, scheduled Darwish talks at Princeton and Columbia were canceled at the last minute, after Muslim objections. At Boston University, someone lit a fire in a building where she was to speak.
Darwish says she and other former Muslims regularly face death threats. And though she’s asked American Muslim groups to sign a pledge opposing fatwas that condemn former Muslims to death, “not one organization” has done so….