Thursday, October 21, 2010

Multicultural Outreach Effort Gone Horribly Wrong

Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen October 2008, ta...                                        Image via Wikipedia
What is the typical western military response to a Muslim terrorist act?  Show up the next day at a prominent Muslim centre with a show of force with flowers and professions of disarming solidarity.

Another show of force multicultural understanding is to invite Muslim spokesmen over to "your place" to address the troops and leaders.

An example:
According to the documents, obtained as part of an ongoing investigation by the specials unit "Fox News Reporting," there was a push within the Defense Department to reach out to the Muslim community.
"At that period in time, the secretary of the Army (redacted) was eager to have a presentation from a moderate Muslim." 
After... vetting, Aulaqi (Awlaki) was invited to and attended a luncheon at the Pentagon in the secretary of the Army's Office of Government Counsel." [was the food halal?]
So far, so good. Then, this:
Awlaki is now believed to be hiding in Yemen after he was linked to the alleged Ft. Hood shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who e-mailed Awlaki prior to the attack.
Read all about it at Fox News.
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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"