The questions submitted to this forum according to the ads, are pre selected but the concerns raised here in this Frontpage article by Joseph Klein deserve more than a postcard question. These are matters that seriously affect the security of every New Yorker and will no doubt naturally trigger a heated debate.
A weapon liberals use to squash freedom of expression is to enforce strict decorum and emphasize civility in discussing issues at such forums without allowing the possibility of alternate viewpoints to emerge so that one who is passionate and convincing in their position and arguments, will be threatened with being cordially escorted. I am not predicting anything but that has been my experiences in the past.
As pointed out below these concerns are not only relevant to mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner but especially so. (Robin)
Anthony Weiner & Huma Abedin vs. NYC
By Joseph Klein
The problem when the wife of a prospective NYC mayor is a Muslim Brotherhood operative.
The key issue Klein raises is
" Abedin will be in a position to shape her husband's policies from behind the scenes on such sensitive matters as law enforcement and city counterterrorism."
Democratic candidates are especially beholden and influenced by the Federal govt in determining policies on law enforcement and city counterrerrorism and Huma Abedin has already had her mark to influence policies of any elected mayor be it Democratic, Republican or Independent but especially Democratic and especially her husband. Many agree that such policies under her watch have already greatly endangered America.
"While Huma was at the State Department, in Hillary Clinton's inner circle, the Obama administration purged government materials of any references to Islamic jihad or Islamism as the underlying ideology fueling the jihadist attacks around the world. Hillary Clinton, who considered Huma to be both a trusted adviser and like a daughter to her, worked closely with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to fight "Islamophobia" in the United States.
Also during her stay at the State Department, the Obama administration adopted the strong recommendation of Islamist advocacy groups to purge all federal government training materials of any references they considered to be Islamophobic and to implement a mandatory re-training program. Terms like Islam, Muslim, Koran, jihad, Muslim Brotherhood, caliphate, and shariah law were considered out of bounds when used in the context of explaining the ideology motivating the jihadist attacks around the world. In short, the truth about sharia law and the Koranic verses used by jihadists to justify their rampages must not have any place in law enforcement training.
As Andrew McCarthy put it, "to perceive no correlation between the Islamists' fervid anti-assimilation program and the United States government's stunning accommodation of the Brotherhood and its agenda is to be willfully blind."
A Weiner-Abedin mayoralty partnership would no doubt bring this accommodative thinking to New York City and eliminate the highly successful, multi-faceted counter-terrorism strategy put into place by the New York Police Department since 9/11 under the able leadership of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. The program has been working so effectively, in fact, that the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for Kelly's resignation."
"Huma Abedin has been an integral part of the Abedin family Islamist enterprise, which has links to jihadist groups."