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Monday, March 21, 2011

Racial Politics at the DOJ: Loretta King Profile

You can get an idea of how truly controversial the New Black Panther Party voting rights case is when you consider it began on the day of Barack Obama's election in 2008. So many news events have come and gone since then. Yet, that case never quite goes away. Anyone who argues that racial politics wasn't involved is simply in denial or pushing an agenda. We even saw sworn testimony from a Voting rights section attorney that resigned in order to do as well as his boss, who had been re-assigned to prevent him from testifying. J. Christian Adams and Christopher Coates both testified and one person that came off looking extremely race-based was Assistant Attorney General, Loretta King.

As if the NBPP case wasn't controversial enough for the Justice Department, a recent mandate handed down from the Department to the City of Dayton stirred the racial pot some more.

Via the Daily Caller:
Neck-deep in the more divisive civil rights cases of the past several years — most notably the New Black Panther voter intimidation case and the recent Dayton, Ohio police department’s testing standards issue — the Obama appointed assistant attorney general has many wondering whether her guide is the law or racial politics.

“Some of the most outlandish policies of the Holder Justice Department over the last two years flow directly from Loretta King’s worldview,” J. Christian Adams, who worked with King while serving as a voting rights attorney at the Justice Department, told The Daily Caller.

According to Adams, race-based decision making has been a consistent staple of King’s actions and resume.

In testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the New Black Panther case, former DOJ Voting Rights Section chief Christopher Coates explained that King ordered him to stop asking trial attorney applicants whether they would have a problem dealing with cases involving white victims.

“In the spring of 2009, Ms. King, who had by then been appointed Acting AAG [assistant attorney general] for Civil Rights by the Obama Administration, called me to her office and specifically instructed me that I was not to ask any other applicants whether they would be willing to, in effect, race-neutrally enforce the VRA [Voting Rights Act],” he testified. “Ms. King took offense that I was asking such a question of job applicants and directed me not to ask it because she does not support equal enforcement of the provisions of the VRA.”
Additionally, King is currently leading an effort in New York that ignores a recent Supreme Court decision:
In New York, King is currently the lead attorney in an effort to disregard low test scores to allow more minority candidates to become firefighters. The effort, as some have pointed out, disregards the 2009 New Haven firefighter case, Ricci v. DeStefano. In that case, the Supreme Court ruled that objective test results could not be thrown out merely to meet a desired racial outcome.
Though far too early to tell, if Loretta King becomes the face that represents racial politics in the DOJ, it's at least theoretically possible she may find herself under the Obama bus one day, especially in light of the consistent attention being paid to a Justice Department that is so fixated on race.

Read more here.

Video: The Muslim Students Association Pledge of Allegiance

His name is Amir Abdel Malik and he has a history of fiery Islamic rhetoric on college campuses. In this video from January of this year, he was at a Muslim Students Association event and closed his speech by reciting the MSA Pledge of Allegiance. As Pajamas Media notes, this video should provide ample evidence that the MSA is part of the Muslim Brotherhood and that the goals of both are more than a little bit nefarious, contrary to the claim at CPAC made by Muslim Brotherhood infiltratitor posing as a conservative - Suhail Khan - that the Muslim Brotherhood doesn't exist in the United States.

Here is Malik reciting the Pledge, which should serve to underscore the point that Islam in America is not about the First Amendment; it's about Article VI. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land. This is not a religious rights debate. It's one to determine what laws should rule our nation.


Here is the video of Suhail Khan at CPAC in which he said there is no Muslim Brotherhood in the United States. Fast forward to the 2:45 mark:

More on Amir Abdel Malik HERE.

h/t Jawa

Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen Under Federal Investigation

Turkish Imam Fethuallah Gulen may be the most dangerous Islamic figure in the United States and he has been flying underneath the radar for several years. In fact, one of the reasons he's residing in the United States is because his home country had indicted him for attempting to help turn the government there from secular to Islamist. Based on the current makeup of Turkey's political structure, it looks like he was somewhat successful.

It now appears that Mr. Gulen has caught the attention of Federal investigators in Philadelphia:
Fethullah Gulen is a major Islamic political figure in Turkey, but he lives in self-imposed exile in a Poconos enclave and gained his green card by convincing a federal judge in Philadelphia that he was an influential educational figure in the United States.

As evidence, his lawyer pointed to the charter schools, now more than 120 in 25 states, that his followers - Turkish scientists, engineers, and businessmen - have opened, including Truebright Science Academy in North Philadelphia and another charter in State College, Pa.

The schools are funded with millions of taxpayer dollars. Truebright alone receives more than $3 million from the Philadelphia School District for its 348 pupils. Tansu Cidav, the acting chief executive officer, described it as a regular public school.
The investigation centers around the possibility that some of the schools' employees are funneling their taxpayer dollars to Islamic groups:
But federal agencies - including the FBI and the Departments of Labor and Education - are investigating whether some charter school employees are kicking back part of their salaries to a Muslim movement founded by Gulen known as Hizmet, or Service, according to knowledgeable sources.

Unlike in Turkey, where Gulen's followers have been accused of pushing for an authoritarian Islamic state, there is no indication the American charter network has a religious agenda in the classroom.

Religious scholars consider the Gulen strain of Islam moderate, and the investigation has no link to terrorism. Rather, it is focused on whether hundreds of Turkish teachers, administrators, and other staffers employed under the H1B visa program are misusing taxpayer money.
They may not be looking for terrorist ties but the Feds very well may find them if they keep digging. Gulen has mastered the art of appearing moderate but he is anything but. He was instrumental in transforming the Turkish government from secular to Islamist. Yet, he continues to fly under the radar here in the United States.

Inexplicably, he was even honored by the Texas State Senate earlier this year. Here are a few of his words from a sermon he gave in Turkey in 1999:
You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.
Federal agents may not be looking for terror ties but if they're serious about digging into what Gulen is all about, they will get to an ugly truth.

Read it all.

h/t DG
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