A Slick Islamist Heads to Jail – article by Daniel Pipes
“The Alamoudi story points to the urgent need that the FBI, White House, Congress, State Department, Pentagon, and Homeland Security ï¿½ as well as other institutions, public and private, throughout the West ï¿½ not continue guilelessly to assume that smooth-talking Islamists are free of criminal, extremist, or terrorist ties. Or, as I put it in late 2001: ‘Individual Islamists may appear law-abiding and reasonable, but they are part of a totalitarian movement, and as such, all must be considered potential killers.’
Militant Islam is the enemy; even its slickest adherents need to be viewed as such.”
We live in a different world in which we are going to be placed in a position in which we need to take a serious look at how our society operates and determine how much risk we are willing to assume and how many liberties we are willing to abridge so that we can protect ourselves.