Carefully-crafted sting operations by FBI and Justice Department officials have included plots against a Portland, Ore., Christmas celebration, Dallas skyscrapers, Washington subways, a Chicago nightclub and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Undercover operatives in these cases have let suspects make clear they wanted to carry out an attack and gave them a chance to change their mind, according to authorities. But Holder told the group he would make “no apologies” for the handling of the case against Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a Somali-born Muslim accused of plotting to set off a bomb in Oregon. “Those who characterize the FBI’s activities in this case as “entrapment” simply do not have their facts straight or do not have a full understanding of the law.” In that case, Mohamud has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. After his arrest, someone set fire to an Islamic center where he occasionally worshipped. Critics have called the stings entrapment of people who otherwise couldn’t have carried out an attack and said the government has been enticing Muslims into terrorism. “We have very serious concerns about FBI surveillance tactics that are used. We believe that law enforcement has an important job to protect us as a country but they should do so mindful of the rules of justice and fairness that are at the core of our criminal justice system,” said Muslim Advocates executive director Farhana Khera, who invited Holder to speak to the group.
I wonder if Attorney General Eric Holder lost his mind. Muslim Advocates is as nutty as the ACLU. They are complaining that Justice Department sting operations are enticing Muslims into terrorism. I keep telling you that most American Muslims are good, god fearing people who want a better life. Groups like Muslim Advocates make people like myself look like blithering fools if you believe them. Why? Obviously normal Muslims are all on the verge of terrorism and some stranger approaching them with an opportunity just sends them over the top. That is idiotic. Groups like this do not deserve serious consideration from the Justice Department. This seems like another advocacy group run amok. These guys make a mockery of the groups that they claim to represent. They are either idiots or I am. Considering there are millions of Muslims in the U. S., you had better hope I am right. My bigger concern is that Justice is so intent on playing to politically correct group politics that the Attorney General himself is playing to the most insane of those concerns in person. That does not instill confidence in me. Any need to subject Muslims to investigation is the fault of Jihadists. They claim the mantle of Islam. The hide in its populations. They kill in its name. The best Muslim advocacy would be rooting out this small minority not giving it legitimacy in this way. From the Washington Times (emphasis added):