America "wake up"
April 25, 2008 3:58pm CST
Rep. Sue Myrick wants America to "wake up" and stop allowing terrorism to proliferate ... The Charlotte Republican on Friday released a list of 10 items she hopes will help peel back the layers on how radical elements of Islam might be infiltrating the military, school rooms and other elements of society. She also wants to stop the government from supporting terrorist organizations through financial investments and military sales. ... The co-founder of the House anti-terrorism caucus has spent an increasing amount of time trying to tackle what she views as threats posed at home by extremists, an issue that fuels her commitment to deporting illegal immigrants. Myrick's 10-point plan Investigate all military chaplains endorsed by Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was imprisoned for funding a terrorist organization. Investigate all prison chaplains endorsed by Alamoudi. Investigate the selection process of Arabic translators working for the Pentagon and FBI. Examine the nonprofit status of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Make it an act of sedition or solicitation of treason to preach or publish materials that call for the deaths of Americans. Audit sovereign wealth funds in the United States. Cancel scholarship student visa program with Saudi Arabia until they reform their text books, which she claims preach hatred and violence against non-Muslims. Restrict religious visas for imams who come from countries that don't allow reciprocal visits by non-Muslim clergy. Cancel contracts to train Saudi police and security in U.S. counterterrorism tactics. Block the sale of sensitive military munitions to Saudi Arabia.
• United States
26 Apr 08
What about respect for the Constitution. For this to work, I am afraid, we would have to do away with alot of our civil liberties. Let us remember equal protection under the law. Sure it just goes after Muslim, but if we give the Federal Governemnt that kind of power, were will it stop. I am not willing to throw out the Constitution just because of some Muslims.
• United States
28 Apr 08
I think all those are some really good points! I have been especially concerned with the recruitments going on in our prisons and inner cities.. Seems like one bunch o' folks stirs up anger and resentments, and another group goes in recruiting for the extremist violent groups..