And that means it’s “Islamophobic” to try to identify or apprehend them. Better to pretend that there are only Muslims on the poster because of “racism” and “Islamophobia” than to ask the tough questions about what it is about Islam that incites people to commit acts of violence and terror, and to challenge the Muslim community in America to do something effective to stop that incitement.
“‘Faces of Global Terrorism’ bus ads being pulled,” from KOMO, June 25 (thanks to all who sent this in):
SEATTLE (AP) – The FBI says it’s pulling some advertisements off buses in the Seattle area, after some people complained that they stereotyped Muslims.
The ads, which began running this month in connection with a State Department program, features pictures of 16 men wanted around the globe for terrorist activities below the words: “Faces of Global Terrorism.”
Among those criticizing the ads was U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott of Seattle, who suggested they gave the impression that “terrorism only comes from one religion or one color of people,” and said the ads might increase the risk of hate crimes against Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim Americans.
“You’re pointing a finger at a group of people, profiling them,” McDermott said last week. “I don’t think that’s fair and I don’t think its good for our society. It doesn’t make us safer.”
McDermott sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller, expressing concern over the ad campaign.
Some Seattle residents agreed with McDermott that the ads went too far.
“It’s a good concept, but the way they have it displayed, or to display that concept–(that’s) not a good way to do it,” said Todd Helmarson.
Seattle FBI Special Agent Fred Gutt says the agency agrees that the ads could be taken that way. The FBI is working swap out those ads with others promoting the State Department’s “Rewards for Justice” program.
The FBI should just put out want ads for non-Muslim terrorists. They could even “entrap” a few, the way Islamic supremacists in the U.S. are forever claiming that would-be jihad murderers were “entrapped.” That would solve this problem in a jiffy.