Once again Eric Holder has reached out to the Muslim community. Holder speaks of treating people equally. Then how about him and the rest of our leaders stop bowing down to Islam, and acting like Muslims are the most important people here in America? Who protected the victims of the Fort Hood attack?
Holder: Protect rights of all Americans, including Muslims
Attorney General speaks in Detroit
BY NIRAJ WARIKOO
Reaching out to Arab Americans and Muslims, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder strongly declared in a Detroit speech Thursday night that their full rights must be protected while the country battles security threats.
“We are committed to protecting the rights of all Americans, including Muslims,” Holder told a crowd of hundreds at the Detroit Marriot in the Renaissance Center. “This is not blind adherence to political correctness. It is devotion to our founding documents.”
In recent days, conservatives have assailed the Obama administration for what it sees as a political correctness in dealing with the issue of Islamic extremism.
Holder addressed the Republican criticism head on, saying that it’s vital that all ethnic and religious groups in America be treated equally. He attacked racial profiling, saying it was bad policy that breeds mistrust and division.
“For the last nine months, I’ve heard from Muslim and Arab-Americans who feel uneasy about their relationship with their government, who feel isolated and discriminated against by law enforcement,” Holder said. “This is simply intolerable. No American should feel denied the tenets of our Constitution or of the government that created it… It is inconsistent with what America is all about.”
Holder also addressed tensions locally that have emerged over the Oct. 28 shooting death of a Muslim leader by federal agents who were going to arrest him on suspicions he dealt with stolen goods. Holder did not mention specifically the case of Luqman Ameen Abdullah, the head of a Detroit mosque. But he said:
“The dialogue between law enforcement and those in the Muslim and Arab-American communities has been tested in recent weeks by events here in Michigan and events far away.”
But, he added, “Our resolve must not waver. We must renew our commitment to open communication even when we disagree.”
Holder also touched upon the Fort Hood shootings, in which an Arab-American Muslim serving in the U.S. Army shot dead 13 members of the military.
“We need answers,” said Abdullah’s son, Omar Regan. “Islam is a target.”
Not really Omar, but it should be.
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