Monday, April 19, 2010

Revolution Muslim - 'No Red Flags'?

In the aftermath of both the Fort Hood attack and the attempted Christmas Day bombing, the Obama administration asserted it was doing everything within its power to protect the American people from future attacks. However, if the administration's assertion is true, then why are members of the radical [New York-based] Islamic group, Revolution Islam, currently roaming around freely in the US? Why haven't they been arrested and sent to prison?

On the group's website, in a post entitled, "What Can The West Do To Protect Its Civilians?", Revolution Islam states as follows:
"It should be noted that the default ruling on killing a civilian is that it is haraam (forbidden). However, there are situations in which it is permissible to target civilians in some situations, or ignore the risk of killing them in others. Furthermore it should be noted that the definition of a civilian or a non-combatant in Islam is different from that of the West’s . In Islam we do not consider CIA operatives responsible for planning drone attacks as civilians. We do not consider armed security personnel as civilians... We consider anyone who is not reasonably suspected of directly aiding in the fight against the Muslims to be a civilian or a non-combatant."
Sounds eerily similar to the ideology of the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan.

Additionally, CNN is reporting that Revolution Islam "is going after the creators of the TV cartoon series "South Park" after an episode last week included an image of the Prophet Mohammed in disguise.":
Revolution Muslim, based in New York, was the subject of a CNN investigation last year for its radical rhetoric supporting “jihad” against the West and praising al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden...

On Sunday, Revolution Muslim posted an entry [on its website] that included a warning to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that they risk violent retribution – after the 200th episode last week included a satirical discussion about whether an image of the prophet could be shown. In the end, he is portrayed disguised in a bear suit...

The posting [on the website] says: “We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”...

Theo van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered by an Islamic extremist in 2004 after making a short documentary on violence against women in some Islamic societies. The posting on Revolution Muslim's website features a graphic photograph of Van Gogh with his throat cut and a dagger in his chest.
If indeed an attack is perpetrated against the South Park creators, the Obama administration will likely issue the following statement [or something to this effect]:
We vehemently condemn all acts of violence, whether perpetrated in the name of a particular religion or/and as a result of a particular grievance that an oppressed and despairing individual, or group of individuals, has against an abhorent group of people that are deserving of extreme and harsh retribution.

We hereby affirm - similar to the affirmation we made earlier in the year with regards to the Fort Hood attacker, Nidal Hasan - that no red flags have ever been raised about the conduct or the activities of members of the "Revolution Muslim" organization ". In fact, up until the recent inadvertent attack, the aforementioned group had been regarded as a morally upright and peaceful organization.

It should also be noted that the perpetrators of this misguided attack are currently undergoing intense psychological testing and mental evaluation in order to ascertain and better comprehend what led these fine young gentlemen to engage in an unintended and brutal attack of this nature. Consequently, the public should avoid jumping to conclusions and refrain from making premature judgments with regards to the motives of the attackers until we have completed our ongoing and never-ending investigation.

To members of the Homeland Security & Governmental affairs Committee, we request that you refrain from issuing subpoenas to members of the Justice Dept. and other members of the administration, as this will likely impede with our interminable and futile investigation.

Please rest assured that we are doing everything within our power to keep the American people safe.
Related News: Holder, Gates subpoenaed in Fort Hood case