Monday, April 05, 2010

FBI For Muslim Kids!

There is a difference between community engagement and wholesale absurdity as displayed in the video below.

Making children "Junior Special Agents" with an official badge and all may seem like a good idea until they start calling in for backup when they hear their parents whispering to each other in Arabic or threaten to ground them for spying. Some may see this program as harmless education of an American intelligence agency but the FBI has a fairly tainted reputation with the American Muslim community. (See link 1, link 2, link 3)

Engaging the Muslim community should be done at the organizational level first with groups like CAIR and MPAC before any type of trust or working relationship can exist.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh Lord!