Jeh Johnson emerges from the shadows, dishes out garbage

Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security secretary, has finally emerged from wherever he’s been hiding since the San Bernardino jihad attack.  What he had to say, where he had to say it, and with whom he stood when he spoke was telling, as he spewed more of the same garbage we’ve been served up for the past seven years and counting.  I’d call it dhimmitude, but at this point it seems far more malicious than that.

Breitbart reports that on Monday, Johnson held a press conference at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (also known as the ADAMS Center) in Virginia.
Already we’re off on the wrong path, no?

Johnson parroted much of the intact male bovine excrement we’ve heard from Obama, Lynch, Clinton, and a host of other vile leftists:

My message today is this: In responded to this new environment, we must not vilify American Muslims. We must not throw a net of suspicion over American Muslims and entire religion. We must not force American Muslims to run and hide, and retreat to the shadows. This would be counter to our homeland security efforts, and it is un-American.

First I’d like to comment on that excerpt.  Then I’d like to tell you a little bit about the ADAMS Center.

Just about every single word of that brief excerpt is dreadfully wrong.  To say it is sobering would be a major understatement.  Our government has turned against us.

“New environment”?!  We didn’t move to a new home, town, or region of the world (though increasingly it feels like the later).  What is this “new environment” to which Johnson refers?  Of course, he dares not say, lest he break the cardinal rule of the Obama administration: protect and defend Islam and Muslims at all cost.

And notice the overuse of the expression “American Muslims.”  He intentionally reversed the usual word order (Muslim Americans).  His heavy-handed marketing campaign was as transparent as all get-out.

Then there was the predictable victimization of Muslims.  God forbid an Islamic terror attack not be followed by real, imagined, fabricated, and/or misdirected concern for the Muslim community.  Islamic terror slaughters infidels, and the left rushes in with a protective embrace of those who follow the teachings that inspired the killing.

As to Johnson’s dramatic image of forcing Muslims to run and hide, no one is doing any such thing.  In fact, it’s all of us who are being taught to do that very thing in the event of an “active shooter” scenario as we’re told to shelter in place, hide, stay quiet, and fear not.  (And of course, whatever you do, don’t engage in that most evil of things called prayer.)

No statement from any member of the Obama administration would be complete without lecturing Americans on what is and isn’t American.  That such finger-pointing hot air should be expelled from members of the most anti-American administration in history would be laughable if it weren’t so damned serious and threatening.

Johnson’s decision to give his remarks at the ADAMS Center was revolting.  He could have chosen a Christian or a Jewish organization, or just a neutral place.  Instead, he stood with Muslims at a venue that has a history of connections to terror.  Per a report at the Free Beacon:

Federal agents raided the ADAMS Center during a 2002 terrorism investigation into organizations tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, according to court documents published by the Clarion Project.

“A government affidavit said the group is ‘suspected of providing support to terrorists, money laundering, and tax evasion through the use of a variety of for-profit companies and ostensible charitable entities under their control…”

Additionally, several accused terrorists have allegedly spent time at the ADAMS Center, including Farooque Ahmed, who was arrested for planning to bomb the Washington-area subway. (snip)

“The ADAMS Center has been a documented hub of extremism that even in the most generous interpretation has a poor record of dealing with terrorists in their midst."

Meanwhile, Johnson’s love fest at the ADAMS Center comes a few days after several Democratic lawmakers attended a prayer service at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque – a Virginia-area mosque that has been accused of acting as a front for Hamas and serving as a home for al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki.  The Free Beacon reports:

Dar al-Hijrah has come “under numerous investigations for financing and providing aid and comfort” to extremist groups, according to these records compiled by the Investigative Project.

The FBI indicted a former board member at the mosque, Abdulhaleem al-Ashqar, in 2004 for his alleged participation in a financing scheme meant to provide money to Hamas.

While al-Ashqar was acquitted on these charges, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for contempt and obstruction of the investigation.

A founding member of Dar al-Hijrah, Ismail Elbarasse, also has been accused of working for Hamas’s top leadership. The FBI accused Elbarasse of wiring $735,000 to a Hamas operative in 2004, according to the Investigative Project.

Past preachers at the mosque have been accused of disseminating extremist rhetoric that encourages violence.

Imam Shakir El-Sayed in 2009 condoned Palestinian violence during a speech at the mosque.

“Islam does not accept peace when its communities are humiliated, when it is exploited, when it is manipulated, when our rights are taken away, when our communities are being killed or attached, the blood is being shed, then this is not time to talk about peace. It will only be time to fight back,” the imam said, according to the Investigative Project.

The mosque has additionally hosted Sami Al-Arian, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to assisting the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Patrick Poole, a terrorism analyst and national security reporter who has covered the mosque, told the Washington Free Beacon that Dar al-Hijrah has been a “premier” spot for “terrorist recruitment” and questioned why Democrats would choose this as a site to promote tolerance.

“That Democrats in the name of tolerance and diversity are mainstreaming extremists like this is inherently damaging to the Muslim community,” Poole said. “These same folks just yesterday wanted to take away the Second Amendment rights of those on the terror watch list, and now they want to embrace a mosque that we know from FOIAs was on the terror watch list. Unbelievable.”


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