Detroit — Arab-American and Muslim leaders said they received assurances today from federal law enforcement officials that added security in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden wouldn’t result in profiling.
The meeting at the Star International Academy between the community leaders and representatives from the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office and Department of Homeland Security was scheduled before bin Laden’s death, but concerns emerged about possible retaliation or difficulties if the federal threat level is elevated.
“All of the federal agencies made it loud and clear that hate crimes and a backlash would not be tolerated, and that in no form or shape would there be racial profiling,” said Imad Hamad, the regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Barack Obama has settled on his election game plan: Mock your opponents as unworthy at every turn.
Now that the media has firmly established the messiah’s “cred” as a magnificently bold, brave, and decisive Commander in Chief, he feels free to move back into domestic politics. It is strange indeed. No sooner has he used the Military for his own opportunistic resume enhancement than he has placed the War on Terror [aka “Overseas Contingency Operations” for true believers] on the far rear boiler plate.
Hussain Al-Hussaini’s comments to his therapist suggest there is much he knows about the Oklahoma City bombing that he has not revealed to the authorities — and about which the FBI has avoided asking him.
Mr. Al-Hussaini — a onetime member of Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army — is credibly alleged to have been the “Third Terrorist” in that diabolical attack on the Murrah Federal Building that killed 171 innocents on April 19, 1995 — the other two terrorists being Timothy McVeigh (executed) and Terry Nichols (serving time in a super-max security prison in Colorado).
Al-Hussaini is now in pre-trial detention at a Norfolk County Corrections Center in Dedham, Massachusetts, on unrelated charges.