Tuesday, April 07, 2009

a list of native informants

CAIR has its problems: a supposedly civil rights group "cooperating" with the notorious anti-civil rights FBI is entirely absurd (to say the least) --- but then you have these native informants who take boot licking to an entirely new level:

via malangbaba

We, the undersigned American Muslims, have long known the true character of CAIR and its allies. Therefore:
  • We observe that they denounce "terrorism" in general terms but not the specific actions of Islamist groups like Hamas or Hezbollah. They denounce violence but not the ideologies behind it.
  • We observe their commitment to radical aims, their attempts to chill free speech by calling critics of radical Islam "Islamophobes," and their false, ugly accusations against moderate American Muslims who disagree with their agenda.
  • We reject any claim that CAIR and its supporters are legitimate civil liberties advocates or appropriate partners between the U.S. government and American Muslims.
  • We congratulate the FBI for adopting a firmer attitude toward CAIR, as a defense of Americans of all faiths from the menace of radical Islam, including Muslims of all backgrounds - Sunni, Shia, Sufi, secular, etc.
  • We call on the U.S. Department of Justice to affirm and continue this decision.
  • We call on the entire United States government to follow suit in rejecting relations with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The statement is signed by Kemal Silay, president of the Center for Islamic Pluralism; Supna Zaidi, assistant director of Islamist Watch; M. Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Imaad Malik, fellow with the Center for Islamic Pluralism; Ahmed Subhy Mansour with the International Quranic Center; Khalim Massoud, whose email address is Reform Islam; Nawab Agha Mousvi of the American Muslim Congress; Kiran Sayyed of the Council for Democracy and Tolerance; Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, executive director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism; a group called Shia Protest; and Jalal Zuberi, Southern U.S. director with the Center for Islamic Pluralism.

boot kissing Muslims

Check out a series of posts by Malangbaba on some Muslims who don't seem to get it that you don't kiss the (US government/FBI) boots that kicks you.

One needs only look at the historical role of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to know that it is a racist and anti-democratic organization which has repressed any and all communities of color, or dissenting communities, and in particular during times of Imperial wars abroad. In fact, the tactics being used by enforcement agencies against the Muslim communities, were practiced and perfected on the Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, labor-rights, and civil rights communities under the auspices of COINTELPRO in the 60s and 70s, not to mention the general racism and repression doled out from before and since then.

The only respect gained has been for the very similar gatekeeper and collaborationist organizations which have sold out the rights of their communities in exchange for having a "place at the table" with authorities.

At a time when the US government is waging war in multiple Muslim countries, directly, covertly, or by proxy, and acting like a modern-day pharaoh, is the duty, and moral obligation, of Muslims to be like Musa (as) or to be like Qarun?

The need for changes within the Muslim communities is long overdue, and this change can only come when Muslim community members, Imams, activists, and masajid start making it clear that not only do these Muslim organizations not represent us, but also that we seek our source of power and security from Allah, and in conjunction with other oppressed communities, like Musa (as) and not from those in power, like Qarun.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Rand Muslims in Pakistan

The author in this article goes on a rant about "wahabbis" in Pakistan, and comes up with a solution to "resist" so-called fundamentalism. The Rand Report has articulated that the US could co-opt so-called "sufis" to be on their side.

As has been the intent since its writing, the Randists want to subvert resistance to a violent empire - and Rand Muslims would be happy to see Muslims surrender to the Zionists, and allow them to take over the deen and Muslim societies.

The politically moderating effect of Sufism was recently described in a RAND Corporation report recommending support for Sufism as an "open, intellectual interpretation of Islam." Here is an entirely indigenous and homegrown Islamic resistance movement to fundamentalism, with deep roots in South Asian culture. Its importance cannot be overestimated. Could it have a political effect in a country still dominated by military forces that continue to fund and train jihadi groups? It is one of the few sources of hope left in the increasingly bleak political landscape of this strategically crucial country.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rand Institute Muslims

Umar Lee discusses, and highlights how to spot ("signs of") a Rand Institute Muslim - RIM (s)

What does RIM stand for? Rand Institute Muslims. A few years back the Rand Institute did a study on how to defeat the Islamic Movement and the rise of Islam worldwide. One of the main ways to defeat Islam they argued was to promote a mystical and apolitical Sufism. In America we have many Sufis, or those who lean towards the Sufi persuasion, who are Rand Institute compliant Muslims thus making them RIMS.

What are some signs of a RIM?

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