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Community Leaders? [Response to Nadir]

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Submitted by David (United States), Nov 20, 2002 at 09:48

So Nadir thinks that the US should approach "Arab community leaders" to find out about people who might be involved in terror. But if these "community leaders" know that kind of thing, they ought to JUMP forward to the FBI and DOJ to affirmatively tell everything they know. But it sounds like Nadir is implying that if the FBI doesn't come to these individuals, the leaders won't tell them what they want to know.

Why? Hurt feelings?

The "Arab community" needs to learn that, if they turn over members who are engaged in terror networking, they will have a much easier acceptance by mainstream Americans than if they later tell what they had suspected, after one of theirs kills several thousand more citizens. This is the same requirement for all Americans, not just Arab or Muslim - Americans.
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