When is the FBI’s Jewish Youth Conference? Christian Youth Conference? Hindu Youth Conference?
Of course, there will be no such, because Jews, Christians and Hindus are not committing acts of terror and justifying them by reference to the texts and teachings of their religion. It is because Muslims are doing just that that they get this outreach from the FBI — because they have so successfully flipped the narrative. Instead of feeling any need to demonstrate their loyalty and rejection of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, the Muslim community in the U.S. has convinced the FBI that it has to reach out to Muslims and reassure them of their good intentions. A visitor from another planet might get the idea from this outreach that the FBI had been attacking Muslims, rather than that Muslims had plotted numerous jihad attacks in the United States.
“Usama, get your gun! FBI reaches out to Muslim youth “” with firepower,” by Thomas Tracy for The Brooklyn Paper, May 19 (thanks to Barbara):
The FBI built bridges with Brooklyn’s Muslim community last weekend with the help of some really serious firepower.
The G-Men, as well as other federal agencies, flocked to Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach last Saturday for the first-ever FBI Muslim Youth Conference “” and met 300 youngsters with one open hand and another holding bombs and rocket launchers.
Organizers say that the equipment “” which included a helicopter “” were just show-and-tell pieces as each agency explained what the items did and what they stood for.
“This is an important community outreach initiative,” said FBI Public Affairs Officer Tim Flannelly. “We genuinely want to foster good relationships in this community by showcasing what our capabilities are and let them know that they, too, can have opportunities in these fields if they choose.”
Mohammad Razvi, whose group, the Council of People’s Organization, organized the event, agreed that the conference would build bridges with young Muslim-Americans.
“It’s imperative that we take these steps,” Razvi said. “We have to take down this wall of ignorance, if we don’t do it now, the wall will only get bigger.”
But some local Muslim groups say the event bombed “” because of the bombs.
“[The weapons] send mixed messages,” said Asghar Choudhri, president of the Pakistani American Federation of New York. “On one side, the FBI is saying that they should be trusted, and on the other side, they”re saying. “˜We have this weapon we can use against you.” You should be friends with the federal government, not scared of it.”
But the weapons didn’t appear to intimidate the children at the conference. In fact, they couldn’t get enough of them.
“I put on a bulletproof vest and got to hold a battering ram, it was really interesting,” said 13-year-old Waleed Ahmed. “I can see myself becoming an FBI agent.”
Quaratulain Muzaffar, age 11, agreed.
“It’s a good event,” she said. “They taught us about guns and stuff.”
Neither child said he felt intimidated by the agency or worried about the FBI coming into their neighborhoods to fight terrorism.
“That’s never happened in my neighborhood,” Ahmed said. “Cops have come in, but it was nothing big. They were searching for some punk kids.”…
Why should they be “worried about the FBI coming into their neighborhoods to fight terrorism”? Shouldn’t they be worried that there might be terrorists in their neighborhoods instead? Note how thoroughly and reflexively has Thomas Tracy imbibed the Muslim victimhood mindset.