Law Enforcers Must Pierce Foggy Rhetoric On Islam: Ex-U.S. Agent


Law enforcement officers and prosecutors increasingly will be asked to intervene in a new unfolding civil rights struggle involving Islam, James Cavanaugh, longtime former supervisor at the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, writes for In the the long, multigenerational war against Al Qaeda and its affiliates, many haters bigots and self-appointed demagogues will attack Muslims and the face of Islam, declaring it the enemy of the U.S. and the West. They are wrong, not just barely wrong, not even arguably arguably wrong, just plain wrong, says Cavanaugh.

As law-enforcement officers, prosecutors and those on the front line of protecting all we have to look clearly through the fog, the rhetoric and the thin disguises, Cavanaugh writes, adding, “We have to know who the enemy is and know who our friends are. We have to do everything we can to protect our friends and do everything we can to stop, to defeat capture and kill our enemies [] Attacking mosques, threatening to burn or burning holy books, vitriolic talk declaring Islam is the enemy are all wrong.”

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