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Reader comment on item: The FBI Fumbles [on Gamal Abdel-Hafiz]

Submitted by Joinahn Borgman, Jr. (United States), Mar 16, 2003 at 10:01

This incident emphasizes the disconnect between the mindset of Muslims----undoubtedly a majority, something the Establishment is fearful of acknowledging---and the politically-correctly neutered law enforcement organs of America. For nearly 40 years the professional civil rights/grievance industry has bludgeoned this nation into believing the Western way is morally corrupt, historically guilty and--above all--at best inferior vis a vis the cultures of the Third World.
The biggest disappoint/shock to me following the terrorist atrocities of 9/11 has been the reluctance of our leading governmental and legal authorities to acknowledge that the P.C. laws, speech codes and general cultural assumptions are not only just plain wrong but a real threat to this country. When President Bush fumed that he was "mad as heck" when an abusive Secret Service agent of Muslim extraction was profiled after disregarding the norms and regs we all have to live under it came as no surprise. Both Forty-One and this president seem genetically incapable of calling out the abusive, confrontational actions of anyone of color. The same timidity shackles the judiciary, our law enforcement bodies and---especially---our political institutions.
The reason the FBI agents/supervisors in this incident don't act is that they can't act----and keep their careers intact. Every profession labors under the legal straitjacket of affirmative action/EEOC guidelines which have the practical effect of giving minorities more slack than your average Anglo.
Our leaders' failure to confront the Islamist War by strengthening profiling, declaring war on every mosque, business and 'non-profit' group which advocates jihad against America ensures that further atrocities will be borne by the average American. And it goes beyond this----our failure to lay down a hard line to our 'allies' Egypt and Saudi Arabia while squeezing Israel and shunning her support in this Islamist War is a strategic blunder of the highest magnitude.

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