Action Alert regarding Arabic translators in the FBI
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Submitted by gellin & infidellin (Canada), Jan 11, 2007 at 14:33
You have probably read an article by Jerry Gordon, Member of the Board and Middle East analyst concerning the 'scandal" over the bias in hiring of qualified no-Muslim and even apostate Muslim translators for our military and national security agencies.
Read what one knowledgeable insider in our national security apparatus wrote in response to Jerry's article.
'The fact that the FBI and the military don't have enough linguists/translators especially after 9/11 is a disgrace and the fact that those they have are possibly not reliable or trustworthy makes it imperative that new competent resources are found .."
I know first hand what Jerry has written about because after 9/11 I tried as a loyal American to apply for such service and got no where. There are other U.S. citizens Middle Eastern Christians, Jews among them who got the same treatment.
Recently, Jerry met with Congressional staffs about this issue and there appears interest in commissioning Congressional investigations and hearings on this vital national matter.
That is why I'm asking you valued members of ACT to do something about it. I would like those of you who have specialized Middle East language skills to provide Jerry with anecdotes of your experiences like my own and thousands of other qualified people to simply write him about your own experiences. If you know of others who are not ACT members but have similar experiences, then you should urge them to do the same.
Please write Jerry at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerry is going to provide us with updates on Congressional members and legislative committee investigations and hearings. We will send out action alerts for you to contact Congressional representatives on these national and homeland security committees.
Together we can make an important difference on this matter of vital national security interest in the fight against the Global Jihad of radical extremist Islam.
Everyday, American Congress for Truth (ACT) is a 501c3 non profit organization on the front lines fighting for you in meeting with politicians, decision makers, speaking on college campuses and planning events to educate and inform the public about the threat of radical Muslim fundamentalists to world peace. We are committed to combating the global upsurge of hate and intolerance.
American Congress for Truth (ACT) , P.O.Box 6884, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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