While the government can’t retreat quickly enough into total fantasy regarding Islamic jihad activity, for the hard Leftists and Islamic supremacist collaborators at the ACLU, they’re still not moving fast enough.
“ACLU deputy sees national security extremes becoming entrenched,” by Steve Fidel for KSL.com, October 30 (thanks to David):
WEST VALLEY CITY “”The deputy legal director for the ACLU believes post-9/11 security policies specifically target Muslims, and that the intelligence community has taken training cues from bigots, not experts.
And unlike the era where Japanese Americans were detained in camps during World War II, he sees detainment, surveillance and other infringement policies staying in the extreme in the decade following 9/11 becoming “the new normal.”
“While President Obama uses the rhetoric of human rights, his administration is continuing to become more entrenched,” said Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director for the ACLU and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, which houses the agency’s work on national security; human rights; and speech, privacy and technology.
Jaffer spoke Saturday night at the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake’s Khadeeja Islamic Center.
He urged Muslims to vote and participate in public events, including demonstrations, but said they should not band together as Muslim or Arabic-sponsored groups to oppose government or societal injustices. “Choose something less selfish” rather than representing a Muslim bloc. “You have to think of other people’s rights” as well, he said.
That would be something new.
Jaffer credited the Obama administration for releasing memos that discussed and sanctioned torture among detainees in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp after 9/11, but suggested President Obama spent considerable political capital in doing that, setting him at odds with the CIA specifically and the intelligence community as a whole.
He suggested presidents’ effect on human rights issues, in the arena of national security, can be limited by the fact a successful president may be in office eight years, but the mindset moves on a different track within the CIA and FBI, where careers can last 30 years.
He said Muslims have balked at careers in the United States’ intelligence community because training materials have labeled Islam as incompatible with democracy. He believes FBI training materials for at least the past decade have drawn on the expertise of bigots, not individuals with expertise in Middle East culture. “And I suspect the CIA’s training materials are worse.”…
I wouldn’t worry, Jaffer.