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Muslims Have Guns

The lamestream media told you:

"DETROIT - Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested several members of a radical Sunni Islam group in the U.S., killing one of its leaders at a shootout in a Michigan warehouse, the U.S. attorney's office said," according to a story by Ed White circulated by the AP.

"FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said Abdullah refused to surrender, fired a weapon and was killed by gunfire from agents.

"Abdullah regularly preached anti-government rhetoric and was trained, along with his followers, in the use of firearms, martial arts and swords, the agent said.

"Abdullah preaches that every Muslim should have a weapon, and should not be scared to use their weapon when needed," Leone wrote.

"This group is very much American born and bred," according to a chaplain-professor quoted by the AP, which also reports the "members of the national group mostly are Black and some converted to Islam while in prisons across the United States." They are apparently led by "Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in Colorado."

 The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

While Americans generally back FBI and other efforts to root out and eliminate radical Muslim terrorists on U.S. soil and elsewhere, some of the justifications used by the FBI for doing so, if accurately reported by the AP, are cause for grave concern.

Patriotic advocates of limited government and delegated constitutional powers routinely discuss what could be called "anti-government rhetoric," and are "trained, along with his followers, in the use of firearms," and other weapons. This is considered decent American behavior in all but small fringe leftist circles.

"Most people who believe in limited government, where people are the masters and the government is the servant, do of course say, 'that every American should have a weapon, and should not be scared to use their weapon when needed,'" according to several unnamed patriots speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of FBI assaults on their homes, known in FBI circles as "compounds."

The NY Times, in a provocative additional item not reported by AP, says Abdullah said, "To obtain bulletproof vests for protection, he told followers, they should 'shoot a cop in the head, and take their vest,'" according to the court-filed complaint. U.S. patriots never make such suggestions, and such actions would indeed be reasonable grounds for investigating the group, which authorities did for three years before the assault on their compound.

Nor does an American normally threaten, as the Times reports, "that if the police ever tried to apprehend him, he would 'just strap a bomb on and blow up everybody.'" Suicide bombs are widely viewed as stupid bombs by Americans, who have a decided preference for smart bombs.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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