European officials back plan to profile mosques

The Associated Press

[About time. When will the US do the same?]
Security officials from Europe’s largest countries have thrown their weight behind the EU Commission’s plans to map out mosques on the continent to identify imams who preach radical Islam that raises the threat of homegrown terrorism.

The project, to be finished by the fall, will focus on the roles of imams, their training, their ability to speak in the local language and their source of funding, EU Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Franco Frattini told a news conference.

Europe had ample experience with the “misuse of mosques, which instead of being places of worship are used for other ends,” Italian Interior Minister Guiliano Amato said Saturday. “This is bringing about a situation that involves all of our countries and involves the possibility of attacks and developing of networks that use one country to prepare an attack in another,” Amato said, after a meeting in Venice of interior ministers and security officials from six European countries and the United States.

May 15, 2007 | 1 Comment »

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  1. This report sounds encouraging in terms of some European nations confronting the reality of radical Islamists in their midst.

    What the report does not say is what is going to be done with and to the imams who are found to be using their position and their mosques to incite within the minds of their congregants, hatred and violence against the West.

    EU Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Franco Frattini in addition to speaking of the connection between mosques being used to turn Muslims against the West

    “emphasized the need of strengthened dialogue with the Islamic communities “to avoid sending messages that incite hate and violence.”

    Such message from Frattini stems from multiculturalism and political correctness that encourages tolerance for the intolerant and theorizes that the intolerant cam be won over through dialogue. The intolerant radical Islamists, be they outside or within the EU have shown they are impervious to change through dialogue.

    In order for a nation to protect her citizens from those intolerantly hateful of and dangerous to others within that society, the evidence has reached monumental proportions already that a nation is wasting its time trying to win the intolerant radical Islamists over by dialogue.

    Rather the nation to fulfill its solemn and primary obligation to protect her citizens, should be forcing the intolerant to either become tolerant or to leave that society by showing the intolerant, utter contempt and intolerance for their intolerant ways that pose a danger to others within that society.

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