Ellison whines about Rep. Trent Franks’ (R-AZ) Amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would require the Department of Defense to conduct two strategic assessments, one by government employees and the other by non-governmental experts on the “use of violent or unorthodox Islam to support extremist or terrorist messaging.”
The only thing wrong with this amendment is the reference to “violent or unorthodox Islam.” The word “unorthodox” is redundant.
Designated terrorist group CAIR does not believe that the Trump administration is capable of selecting unbiased government representatives or non-governmental experts on Islam — given that President Trump has stated that he thinks “Islam hates us,” and called for a “total and complete shutdown” of the entry of Muslims to the US.
The amendment also mandates identification of key Islamic leaders.
“The prospect of Trump asking one of his notoriously Islamophobic advisors like Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller or Sebastian Gorka to provide such ‘expertise’ or to identify contributors to this assessment should frighten all Americans,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert McCaw. (Actually, it gives real Americans peace of mind)
Such bias may result in further alienation of Muslim communities throughout the U.S., many of whom have been working with the U.S. to end violence. (HAH! That’ll be the day)
SEE: CAIR Asks House Committee to Drop ‘Biased’ Amendment Seeking Assessments of ‘Violent or Unorthodox Islamic Religious Doctrine’