Monday, March 7, 2011

White House applauds Muslim help against terror

Zienib Noori, 20, of Albany, NY listens to a speaker at the
With tensions rising in the debate about terrorism and radicalization within the Islamic community, the White House is trying to lay the groundwork for tolerance, cooperation and a universal “American” desire to thwart violent extremism, regardless of religious beliefs.
President Barack Obama sent his deputy national security adviser, Denis McDonough, on Sunday to a Washington-area mosque known for its cooperation with the FBI and its rejection of the al-Qaeda brand of Islam.
The timing of the speech was significant -- just a few days before a controversial congressional hearing on radicalization. Speaking to an interfaith forum of Muslims, Christians, Jews and other faiths, the president’s point-man on countering violent extremism was clear: “We’re all Americans.”
Republican Peter King of New York, chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee that is holding the hearings, thinks the Muslim community can and should do more to help law enforcement thwart these attacks. “I don’t believe there is sufficient cooperation” by American Muslims with law enforcement, King said on Sunday on CNN. “Certainly my dealings with the police in New York and FBI and others say they do not believe they get the same -- they do not give the level of cooperation that they need.”
King later told The Associated Press that he agreed with the deputy national security adviser.
“This is a real threat,” King said. “We can’t have false hope and false comfort.”
Two of the witnesses scheduled to testify on Thursday are relatives of men who were radicalized and turned to terrorism. One is the uncle of a Somali man from Minneapolis -- Burhan Hassan -- who left the country in December 2008 to join a terror group in Somalia. The family believes Hassan was killed and buried in Somalia.
Another witness is the father of Carlos Bledsoe, who prosecutors say shot and killed a soldier at a military recruiting center in Arkansas in 2009. Bledsoe grew up in the Memphis, Tennessee, area. McDonough said Muslim Americans are not the problem, but part of the solution.
Muslim community very helpful
“No community can be expected to meet a challenge as complex as this alone,” McDonough said. “No one community can be expected to become experts in terrorist organizations, how they are evolving, how they are using new tools and technology to reach our young people.”
The Muslim community has been integral in tipping off law enforcement in many of the plots uncovered over the past two years. In 2009, the Muslim community came forward when they learned five Northern Virginia men had traveled to Pakistan with the hopes of joining a terrorist organization. McDonough said agencies throughout the Obama administration would continue working to understand the process of radicalization. He also promised further outreach to Islamic communities in the United States, as well as efforts to dispel “misperceptions about our fellow Americans who are Muslim.”
Some 300 protesters gathered in New York’s Times Square on Sunday to speak out against the planned congressional hearing, criticizing it as xenophobic and saying that singling out Muslims, rather than extremists, is unfair.
In all its efforts, the Obama administration faces the same challenge as the Bush administration of whether to identify religion as part of the motive for attacks on the US, said Stewart Baker, a former senior Homeland Security official.
“If you don’t, then it’s a very abstract discussion of why terrorism is bad,” Baker said. “If you do, you raise the profile of religion in ways that makes Americans uncomfortable. That concern hasn’t gone away in the new administration -- if anything, it’s stronger.”
King’s critics, including the first Muslim elected to Congress, Democrat Keith Ellison, say it is wrong to single out a religion. “We’re concerned about the breadth of this,” Ellison said on CNN Sunday. “To say we’re going to investigate ... a religious minority, and a particular one, I think is the wrong course of action to take.”

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

Islam is one of few faiths that also represents a way of life, those things that Islamists do are apt to intersect with the lives of non-Islami¬sts in many ways. Given the current inertia within Islam to spread its faith and way of life, there will doubtlessl¬y be push-back by the Judeochris¬tian majority. The Constituti¬onal system which we live under makes this intersecti¬on inevitable and frequent. The aggressive moves by the Islamists in concert with this "push-back¬" make Rep. Peter King's hearings essential. King is educating the ignorant, left-wing anti-Zioni¬sts. and the innocent, unaware average citizen. Many of the latter unfortunat¬ely bought George Bush's lie that "Islam is a peaceful religion." Many volumes have been written to the contrary.

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Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

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Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
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May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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