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U.S. Sponsering an Islamic Organization’s Convention

Posted by Joshua Price on August 27, 2007

The government’s approach to the War on Terror, and our national security in general, is getting scarier by the day.

There is a story in the Washington Times today outlining the Justice Department’s “co-sponsoring a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)–an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing federal terrorist funding case–a move that is raising concerns among the Justice’s rank and file (my emphasis added).” Well I would hope so!

Flash back a couple of months to an article in The New York Sun with the following headline:

Islamic Groups Named in Hamas Funding Case

You guessed it, the ISNA is one of those Islamic organizations listed, along with the better-known Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and several others.

Now back to the Washington Times article today:

“There is outrage among lawyers that the Department of Justice is funding a group named as a co-conspirator in a terrorist financing case,” said a Justice lawyer who spoke to The Washington Times on the condition of anonymity.

Well at least not everyone at the DOJ has wool pulled over their eyes.

The article continues:

According to an e-mail from Susana Lorenzo-Giguere, acting deputy chief of the Voting Rights Division, the sponsorship will involve sending government lawyers to man a booth for the Labor Day weekend event in Illinois.

“This is an important outreach opportunity, and a chance to reach a community that is at once very much discriminated against, and very wary of the national government and its willingness to protect them,” Mrs. Lorenzo-Giguere said an e-mail obtained by The Washington Times.

“It would be a great step forward to break through those barriers. And Chicago is lovely this time of year,” Mrs. Lorenzo Giguere said.

I don’t know where to begin. Honestly. Why does this government continue to preach “homeland security” on one side and then we get stories like this and about the border on the other?

In my opinion this government is not doing everything it can to protect us. Something is terribly wrong here.

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