Drum Beat

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monami Maulik, director of DRUM, Desis Rising up and Moving, talks about the group's latest effort, in conjunction with Ramzi Kassem, assistant professor of Law and director of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic at CUNY Law School, to prevent "community profiling" by law enforcement agents.


Ramzi Kassem and Monami Maulik

Comments [12]

Carolina from Manhattan

It is not about profiling. The caller making comments about how the FBI looks for extremists was making the point that it is hard to find terrorists if the people are within existing mosques. The London police caught the terrorists by infiltrating the mosques-- that's how they got them from bombing the city.

Nov. 25 2009 08:47 PM
hjs from 11211

is there any reason we cann't make money and "help" the nation

Nov. 25 2009 12:16 PM
Voter from Brooklyn

It’s not about making millions hjs, it’s about monitoring millions… about 310 million to be exact.
Black people commit crime, men rape and murder (white men, specifically, are serial murderers), women are prostitutes, the gays have AIDS, doctors are abortionists, Muslims are terrorists, and the Christians kill them all.
This is what the caller was advocating and she got the platform to say as much.

Nov. 25 2009 12:01 PM
hjs from 11211

" other persons knew he was dangerous."

They DID KNOW his CO WORKERS knew!

Nov. 25 2009 11:48 AM
hjs from 11211

great plan! we could make millions!!

Nov. 25 2009 11:46 AM
Roxanne Dowell from Berkeley Heights, NJ

I'm an American Muslim and I constantly hear that the Muslim community doesn't speak out against terrorism. This is completely untrue (check with CAIR as well as the ADC for anti-terrorist statements issued). But more to the point, as someone born and raised in this country, I don't feel the need to apologize or condemn what people I perceive as lunatics do, the same way I don't expect Christians to post signs outside churches saying, "We don't agree with Timothy McVeigh."

Americans need to learn to separate Muslims from the lunatic fringe.

Nov. 25 2009 11:43 AM
Lori from Montclair, NJ

Does the mosque community have a responsibility to alert officials about those members who are radical to the point of discussing violence? Based on what I have read about Fort Hood, it appears that other persons knew he was dangerous. They too need to be part of the solution.

That said, I find it disquieting that the Fort Hood shooter has been so quickly labeled terrorist. It appears that he is mentally ill and reacted to stress situations and is not necessarily part of some greater radical conspiracy.

Nov. 25 2009 11:42 AM
Voter from Brooklyn

The caller was right.
Blanket profile black people… obviously.
Blanket profile men… rapists and murderers, the lot.
Blanket profile Christians… blowing up clinics, burning gays, and keeping prostitutes in business for decades.
Monitor everyone… tattoo them, put a chip in them and track every movement they make.

Nov. 25 2009 11:42 AM
Mike from NY

Where will the investigators go? To where the terrorist are. Right? How are they supposed to investigate something if they are not allowed to infiltrate the mosques? The pattern is clear. Muslims are radical and dangerous, and if they don't like America, they shouldn't be here.

Nov. 25 2009 11:42 AM
Seth from Astoria

Millions of people are uncomfortable anyway, worrying about what will happen next. I flew this year on September 11th, and was very nervous, wondering if the first 9-11 of THIS president's term would happen like last time.

Also, for what underlying reason would a Mosque ask its worshipers not to go there anymore because they don't want unwanted FBI presence there? To shelter those hiding amoung the masses? Take a stance against those giving the bad name, and do something to help the world.

Nov. 25 2009 11:42 AM
B Murphy

The caller is speaking of complacency in the Muslim community. This is something that is not addressed enough.

Nov. 25 2009 11:40 AM
hjs from 11211

we should talk about weimar some time

Nov. 25 2009 11:40 AM

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