But it’s not just the Koran burners.
It’s the Dutch cartoon.
It’s the repeated Papal verbal faux pas.
It’s the soldiers shooting holes in a Koran with rifles that have Christian references inscribed on them.
It’s resistance to Mosque-building from Switzerland to California.
It’s resistance to Burqas and head coverings.
It’s Abu Ghraib.
It’s Guantanamo Bay.
It’s rendition flights.
How many westerners blame all Muslims for the actions of a small group of fanatics?
How many Muslims have died in a war they never sought?
This isn’t a small group of fanatics burning “their own property”, these are Christian religious fanatics burning Islamic Scripture in a deliberate act of pure malice. It is little short of declaring a Holy War. The average Muslim knows this will provoke a resurgence of violence from the violent minority in their own religion. Some will take offense at the burning, and some will be pissed off by the consequences of the burning.
There is nothing more dangerous than a religious fanatic – which religion is irrelevant. You do not have to believe in a religion, but you do need to respect the power religion has over some or you might as well live your life wandering through a minefield – figuratively speaking.
And yes, there have been years of anti-west propaganda, in their schools as well as their media.
In 2005, The Organization of the Islamic Conference tried to start an effort to unbias the schools. I do not know how successful it was.
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Ooo, right out of the fear-monger’s handbook.
Interpol does not do field work. It is an information clearinghouse and facilitator. Law enforcement is done by local agencies under local laws. Period.
Interpol is accountable to US law. Executive Order 13524 adds some standard exemptions from those laws. The new protections can be revoked, as they were granted, with the stroke of a pen.
When Reagan first recognized Interpol, they had no personnel stationed on United States soil. Information we shared with them was held in a foreign country, outside our jurisdiction. That changed when they opened an office at the United Nations. The new change effectively restores the same protections that INTERPOL had to begin with, nothing more. There has been no expansion of Interpol authority or surrender of US sovereignty.
“The new order does not enable or authorize INTERPOL or its officials to conduct searches or seizures, make arrests or take any other law enforcement actions in the United States.”
INTERPOL is limited to working through the Department of Justice.
This change simply protects the Interpol personnel, and the information we choose to share with them, and the information they have acquired from other countries and keep on United States soil, from further prying. If you want to know what was shared, then FOIA the DoJ. Odds are they will not share information in an ongoing investigation either. It’s just that now you can’t go around them by attacking Interpol clerks.
As INTERPOL has no investigative or enforcement authority in the United States, the Fourth Amendment is not applicable.