Al Marayati Speaks Against FBI Informants
July 1, 2005
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The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), publicly lauded cooperation with law enforcement in May, following the arrest of six men who plotted to attack Fort Dix. "Working with law enforcement on the local level yields effective partnerships between the Muslim American community and law enforcement," an MPAC release said.
Contrast that with what MPAC executive director Salam al-Marayati said about Muslims serving as informants at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference in July 2005 in Dallas.
Al-Marayati: So, number one, we reject any effort, notion, suggestion that Muslims should start spying on one another. In fact if you look at the Lodi case, the disaster of Lodi is that Muslims were reporting each other to the authorities saying, "Oh, this person is an extremist" and the other camp said the same things so both of them got in trouble. So, this is the model not to follow.
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Rejecting colaboration with authorities may cause damage to the Muslim Community
Jan 31, 2010 13:59
The Muslim Community must understand that radical elements using the community to hide and launch their radical ideology and violance.
Radical Muslims stoll the religion of Islam from its people and they use the community for their goals without considering the feelings of the community's members.
Community leaders like Salam al-Marayati must understand, they cause more damage by preventing any colaboration with the authorities than they protect the community. they must show willingness to root out negative elements from within the Muslim community or otherwise recommend the community members to leave the country.
working close with law enfrocement will help root out these elements - otherwise their deeds will effect the Muslim community
Submitted by Jack Salami, Dec 22, 2009 12:02
Salam obviously doesn't know much about the case. Its origins started when an Al-Qaeda linked and supporting cleric from Pakistan came to town selling violent jihad.