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The Islamists' Allies in Law Enforcement
by Ryan Mauro
If you are searching for proof of the success of stealth jihad, then look no further than the Islamists' success in becoming partners with law enforcement agencies eager to reach out to the Muslim community.
Los Angeles should be particularly embarrassed by an exposé by the Investigative Project on Terrorism published on June 1. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is among the most high-profile defenders of the Muslim Brotherhood's fronts in the U.S., including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). He stands by the group's innocence, even though the federal government designated it as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a front set up by the Muslim Brotherhood to finance Hamas. The FBI subsequently ended its use of CAIR as a liaison, but some in law enforcement, such as Sheriff Baca, believe they know better than the agency. CAIR has honored Baca with an award for his support. Los Angeles County Deputy Sherif Morsi received it on his behalf.
The Los Angeles Police Department's Deputy Chief Michael Downing, who is the Commanding Officer of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, shows some knowledge of the Muslim Brotherhood, but dismisses accusations that it is currently a threat because, in his words, it has "evolved and changed."
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