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Clowns. Jokers. You Already Know

by baldilocks

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While some of us gawk at the first of the Octo­ber Sur­prises in Cir­cus Cir­cus 2016 – aka the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cycle–Immi­gra­tion and Rad­i­cal­iza­tion The­ater con­tinue.

House Com­mit­tee on the Judi­ciary Chair­man Bob Good­latte (R-​Va.) wants Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity (DHS) Sec­re­tary Jeh John­son to pro­vide infor­ma­tion about Nelash Mohamed Das, a cit­i­zen of Bangladesh and a law­ful per­ma­nent res­i­dent of the United States arrested by the FBI and charged with attempt­ing to pro­vide mate­r­ial sup­port to a ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion by con­spir­ing to mur­der a US mil­i­tary mem­ber in Prince George’s County, Mary­land on behalf of ISIS.

Good­latte told John­son in a let­ter Thurs­day he wanted Das’s immi­gra­tion and crim­i­nal his­tory to deter­mine if there were indi­ca­tors of his rad­i­cal­iza­tion that the Depart­ment of Jus­tice should have been aware of prior to his arrest.

The FBI alleges that in late 2015 and early 2016, Das used social media to express his sup­port for ISIS, includ­ing sup­port for the 2015 ter­ror­ist attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California.

It is impor­tant for the com­mit­tee to under­stand how Das became rad­i­cal­ized and to deter­mine whether there were indi­ca­tors of his rad­i­cal­iza­tion that DHS should have been aware of prior to his arrest.”

I would love it if some­one could explain this rad­i­cal­iza­tion con­cept using lay­man terms, because, as it stands, I think it’s a phan­tom — one con­jured to drive out the notion that Islam is a vio­lent reli­gion by nature…

…or to drive out the notion that “rad­i­cal­iza­tion” really means that a given Mus­lim has begun to take his faith seriously.

(Thanks to Weasel Zip­pers)

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

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by baldilocks

Yikes!
Yikes!

While some of us gawk at the first of the October Surprises in Circus Circus 2016–aka the presidential election cycle–Immigration and Radicalization Theater continue.

House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) wants Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to provide information about Nelash Mohamed Das, a citizen of Bangladesh and a lawful permanent resident of the United States arrested by the FBI and charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization by conspiring to murder a US military member in Prince George’s County, Maryland on behalf of ISIS.

Goodlatte told Johnson in a letter Thursday he wanted Das’s immigration and criminal history to determine if there were indicators of his radicalization that the Department of Justice should have been aware of prior to his arrest.

The FBI alleges that in late 2015 and early 2016, Das used social media to express his support for ISIS, including support for the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California.

“It is important for the committee to understand how Das became radicalized and to determine whether there were indicators of his radicalization that DHS should have been aware of prior to his arrest.”

I would love it if someone could explain this radicalization concept using layman terms, because, as it stands, I think it’s a phantom—one conjured to drive out the notion that Islam is a violent religion by nature…

…or to drive out the notion that “radicalization” really means that a given Muslim has begun to take his faith seriously.

(Thanks to Weasel Zippers)

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks