Meanwhile, there's a frightening lesson to be taken from the arrest last week of six foreign-born muslims in that terror plot targeting Fort Dix. Their plot almost escaped detection, because of initial fears that turning them in might bring charges of racism.
As was widely noted, the Jersey Jihad plot was uncovered when the men went to a local Circuit City outlet to have a 90 minute video transferred to DVD. An alert young clerk became alarmed when he saw the tape showed the conspirators firing guns and screaming "allahu akhbar." The FBI was alerted, a 16-month undercover probe led to the arrests before the plot could be carried out.

But, the clerk, though "freaked out" by the tape, initially balked at reporting it. "I don't know what to do," he told a co-worker. "Should I call someone, or is that being racist?"
Chalk one up for the flying imams.

You remember them, the six muslim clerics forced to leave an airplane late last year after their ostentatiously suspicious behavior, including loud discussions about Osama bin Laden, prompted complaints from fellow passengers. The imams promptly filed a discrimination lawsuit, which targeted, among others, the passengers who had reported their provocative behavior.

Let's be clear. The lawsuit, which has the backing and financial support of major Arab-American organizations, is a bald-faced attempt to intimidate anyone who might be inclined to alert authorities about islamic terrorism. But even that brief hesitation was a victory for the imams. It showed the political jihad on public vigilance against terrorism may be succeeding.

If it ever does, we will pay a deadly price...

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