The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has released a policy memo recommending among other things that fewer resources be devoted to monitoring the US Muslim community. According to a summary of the report:
MPAC today released its latest policy memo entitled “Data on Post-9/11 Terrorism in the United States,” which compares the incidents of Muslim and non-Muslim terrorism cases in the U.S. since 9/11, both in terms of the number of actual and attempted attacks within the U.S. as well as the process and outcome of the terrorism trials.
Among the key findings are:
* There were 51 total plots by domestic non-Muslim perpetrators against the United States, and 29 total plots by domestic and international Muslim perpetrators since 9/11.
* Only 42% of individuals publicly associated with terrorism by the Department of Justice were actually charged with violating an anti-terrorism or national security statute.
* There have been at least 4 cases of non-Muslim domestic terrorists possessing or attempting to possess Chemical or Radiological weapons, including one case since Obama’s election. No such cases involving Muslim extremists have been reported.
* Since Obama’s election on November 4, 2008 there have been 25 terror plots by non-Muslim domestic extremists and 9 plots by Muslim domestic and international extremists.
The summary presents the following policy recommendations:
* Expand community policing initiatives
* Increase support for research on combatting biased policing
* Expand investments in better human capital acquisitions
* Reform the fusion center process to increase coordination among law enforcement
The report itself explains the recommendation on “combatting biased policing”:
Increase support for research on combating biased law enforcement. As MPAC’s data demonstrates, terrorism against the United States is not limited to Muslims. Disproportionately focusing on a particular community is a misallocation of resources that ignores other risks at our nation’s peril. Reducing biased policing through better research and training is necessary to make our nation more secure.
MPAC was established initially in 1986 as the Political Action Committee of the Islamic Center of Southern California whose key leaders likely had their origins in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Since that time, MPAC has functioned as the political lobbying arm of the U.S. Brotherhood. MPAC has opposed virtually every count-terror initiative undertaken or proposed by the U.S. government. At times this opposition was said to be on civil-rights grounds but, just as often, MPAC claimed that U.S. counter-terror efforts were aimed at the U.S. Muslim community itself. MPAC has consistently supported and facilitated terrorism by supporting terrorist organizations and, more broadly, constructing an elaborate ideology defending the use of violence by Islamists and Islamist organizations. More than any other U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organization, MPAC has developed extensive relationships with the U.S. government which have included numerous meetings with the Department of Justice and the FBI.