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December 27, 2013 1

Anti-Muslim Group Promotes Offensive Project For Police

ACT! for Amer­ica, a grass­roots anti-Muslim orga­ni­za­tion that describes Islam as a back­ward and sedi­tious polit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy that poses a threat to Amer­ica and its democ­racy, has launched a project designed to pro­vide law enforce­ment with “the infor­ma­tion, mate­ri­als and train­ing they need to effec­tively under­stand and fight Islamist terrorism.”thin-blue-line-project-act-for-america

How­ever, the Thin Blue Line Project (TBL), a web-portal launched in Octo­ber 2013 that is acces­si­ble to cur­rent and past law enforce­ment offi­cials, con­tains ele­ments that are built on dis­torted and offen­sive claims about Muslims.

For exam­ple, a sec­tion titled “Pedophilia,” advises law enforce­ment of what to be aware of when inves­ti­gat­ing a Mus­lim house­hold. It tells police that “they should be aware of any minors in the home who are not a part of the imme­di­ate family.”

“In some cul­tures,” the sec­tion con­tin­ues, “as our mil­i­tary and oth­ers who have served exten­sively over­seas can attest, hav­ing young males around the house­hold who are used sex­u­ally by the men in the home, is common.”

The TBL also includes a sec­tion that advises police offi­cers on how to iden­tify a “jihadi” dur­ing rou­tine traf­fic stops. Among the indi­ca­tors, accord­ing to this sec­tion, are pam­phlets from the Mus­lim Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion, or tak­ing note of the individual’s accent and “asking[ing] where they are from in a com­fort­able non-threatening tone.”

Rec­om­men­da­tions such as these not only paint a dis­torted view of the Mus­lim com­mu­nity, but also pro­mote big­otry and mis­in­for­ma­tion to law enforcement.

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August 20, 2013 0

The One Million Muslim March On 9/11

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Rabbi Alam and Brigitte Gabriel appear on Sean Han­nity program

The Amer­i­can Mus­lim Polit­i­cal Action (AMPAC), an orga­ni­za­tion with a rel­a­tively insignif­i­cant pres­ence among Amer­i­can Mus­lims, cre­ated a strong media reac­tion by announc­ing its inten­tion to orga­nize a “One Mil­lion Mus­lim March” to the U.S. Capi­tol on Sep­tem­ber 11, 2013. AMPAC was founded and is run by Mr. Rabbi Alam (“Rabbi” is his first name), an Amer­i­can war vet­eran orig­i­nally from Bangladesh with a past record of mak­ing con­tro­ver­sial and big­oted statements.

Sev­eral US media out­lets and activists have high­lighted some of Alam’s past anti-Semitic and con­spir­a­to­r­ial remarks imply­ing Jew­ish involve­ment in the 9/11 attacks. For exam­ple, in 2009 Alam posted a com­ment on Topix, a web-based forum, on the dis­cus­sion topic “Was 9/11 a con­spir­acy?” He wrote “a big yes from my own under­stand­ing.” In the same post, Alam ques­tioned why 9/11 was an “offi­cial holidy for all jew­ish peo­ple [who] worked in the WTC [sic]” and added “who can tell me how many of the Jew­ish peo­ple died on the 9/11 tragedy? [sic].”

AMPAC’s web­site also states, “The his­tory of the Jewish-Zionist lobby AIPAC shows that it is more effec­tive to be ‘rad­i­cal’ and express one’s views strongly and hon­estly, than to be fear­ful and timid. The best defense is a good offense.”

Alam recently appeared on Fox News with Brigitte Gabriel, leader of  Act! for Amer­ica, to dis­cuss the march with Sean Han­nity. The inter­view called into ques­tion his abil­ity to orga­nize a large event, and under­scored his will­ing­ness to stir con­tro­versy. By his state­ments, he made it read­ily appar­ent why some anti-Muslim groups would find him a con­ve­nient exam­ple to cite in pro­mot­ing their agenda.

To date, there is lit­tle evi­dence of sup­port for the march from Amer­i­can Muslims.

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June 5, 2012 3

Anti-Muslim ACT! for America Urges Counterterrorism Program

 

Update — Octo­ber 29, 2013: Act! for Amer­ica founder and pres­i­dent Brigitte Gabriel announced the launch of “The Thin Blue Line” project on Octo­ber 28, 2013.

Brigitte Gabriel, founder and pres­i­dent of ACT! for Amer­ica, an orga­ni­za­tion pro­mot­ing the idea that Islam is a back­ward and sedi­tious polit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy, has issued an appeal to sup­port­ers to enlist their help to con­front changes tak­ing place in law enforce­ment train­ing pro­grams across the nation.

Address­ing recent con­tro­ver­sies regard­ing the use of anti-Muslim mate­ri­als in coun­tert­er­ror­ism train­ing courses, Muslim-American civil rights orga­ni­za­tions have demanded that train­ing mate­ri­als be reviewed and expunged of offend­ing content.

To counter what Gabriel terms as “polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness,” ACT! for Amer­ica has launched “The Thin Blue Line Project,” a project that will over­see the cre­ation of a web­site designed by and for law enforce­ment pro­fes­sion­als. Accord­ing to Gabriel, this project and web­site will eas­ily pro­vide the resources and infor­ma­tion law enforce­ment offi­cials need in order to com­bat the doc­trine of jihad, Islamic ter­ror­ism, and orga­ni­za­tions affil­i­ated with the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in America.

“Those on the Thin Blue Line need to under­stand the ide­ol­ogy dri­ving the ter­ror­ism. They need to be able to con­nect the dots between what these jihadists believe…They need to under­stand the ‘threat doc­trine’,” Gabriel says in her appeal for support.

To make this project a real­ity, ACT! for Amer­ica is call­ing on con­cerned mem­bers, known as “Patriot Part­ners,” to donate $11 per month to make “The Thin Blue Line Project” possible.

In her writ­ings and pub­lic appear­ances, Gabriel often por­trays Islam as a threat. For exam­ple, in her book They Must Be Stopped; Why We Must Defeat Rad­i­cal Islam and How We Can Do It, Gabriel wrote, “It is not yet polit­i­cally cor­rect to talk about a reli­gious war. But this is exactly what we are fac­ing: a reli­gious war declared by devout Muslims….It’s not rad­i­cal Islam. It’s what Islam is at its core.”

Ear­lier this year, in a New Year’s mes­sage to ACT! mem­bers, Gabriel asked sup­port­ers to come together and sup­port the “Patriot Part­ner Cam­paign,” a cam­paign designed to intro­duce addi­tional anti-Shariah bills in U.S. states through­out the 2012 leg­isla­tive ses­sion. In a mes­sage pro­mot­ing the cam­paign, Gabriel said, “We are fac­ing an enemy in rad­i­cal Islam that’s using our laws, our open-mindedness, and our tol­er­ance against us.”

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