A batch of teacher’s unions and affiliated organizations penned a letter to FBI director James Comey decrying the agency’s establishment of a website aimed at fighting terrorism because – get this – the content could be seen as anti-Muslim.
The Daily Caller reported the bizarre story:
“A teacher’s union and associated groups are coming out against the FBI campaign to counter radical ideology, saying that it could lead to the singling out of Muslims.
“Various groups penned a letter to FBI Director James Comey, declaring that the website made them feel “deeply troubled,” reports The Wall Street Journal.
“The website, called “Don’t Be A Puppet,” was advertised for use in schools to teach younger people how to avoid being tempted by radical extremist thought. The website urges students to divulge any suspicious behavior they see to teachers and law enforcement.
“The groups, which encompass the American Association of School Administrators and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, wrote that they believed the website would cause people to view Muslims and Middle Eastern students in a negative light.”
Exactly what type of information would these teachers’ groups prefer on the website – content about Jewish jihadists? Or, only those terror cells untied to Muslims and the Middle East? Or, maybe even terrorists who twist the Christian faith and biblical principles to commit acts of atrocity and violence, to include the lopping off of heads of resisters?
But the Daily Caller continues:
“The website, introduced last year, functions as a game to teach teenagers how to identify and avoid ‘violent extremists.’
“‘The site emphasizes that by blindly accepting radical ideologies, teens are essentially becoming the ‘puppets’ of violent extremists who simply want them to carry out their destructive mission—which often includes targeting or killing innocent people,’ the FBI website explains.
You mean, the site targets those vulnerable teens that feel disenfranchised from Western societies, their families, their futures – the very ones that ISIS tries to recruit on social media – and tries to tell them: Don’t be a pawn, there’s another way?
How terrible. Good thing the teachers’ unions are on the alert.
The Daily Caller explains more:
“Those who disagree with the website took issue with what the website calls warning signs of potential extremist actions. Some of the warning signs include ‘talking about traveling to places that sound suspicious’ and ‘using code words or unusual language.’
“‘We know we need to be hyper-vigilant. But there’s a difference between being hyper-vigilant and engaging in racial profiling. This program, while probably well intended, shouldn’t go forward,’ the American Federation of Teachers union President Randi Weingarten declared.”
This is exactly the mindset and logic that’s allowing ISIS to spread – exactly the mindset and logic why America and the West is struggling in the war on terror. While terrorists are focused on their jihad mission, with little regard for human lives, Americans and liberal leftists like these teachers’ unions are busy fighting a paper war, pretending the world is fair, humans are inherently good and terrorists are simply misguided youth who need a good talkin’ to in order to live peaceably with others.
How much longer are sane Americans supposed to pretend terrorism isn’t a tool of Islam, and Islam the religion of Muslims?