Jun 15 2012
Top Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) official suspended for forwarding a pro-‘Muslim profiling’ email to a Muslim Immigration Attorney, has been reinstated
CAIR is seething and demanding to see all the investigation materials. So is the Muslim Immigration Attorney, representing the ironically named, ‘Border Crossing Law Firm,’ that has been very busy helping Somali parasites cross the borders into this country.
Great Falls Tribune But a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said the agency does not intend to release details of an investigation into a top Montana ICE official who sent an ‘Islamophobic’ email to a Helena immigration attorney.
Travis McAdam, director of the Montana Human Rights Network, said the network is circulating an online petition calling on ICE to release details about the investigation into the racially (what race is Islam?) charged email Shahid Haque-Hausrath (Shahid? Isn’t that the Arabic word for martyr aka suicide bomber?) received from Bruce Norum, supervisory detention and deportation officer for ICE’s Helena field office.
“As the highest-ranking ICE official in Montana, Mr. Norum sets the tone for the agency. Based on the email he forwarded and the power of his position with ICE, Muslim Montanans and other people of color have reason to fear being profiled, arrested, or detained based on the color of their skin.” (No, they don’t, only Muslims do)
McAdam said he was shocked to find out last week that Norum would be reinstated to his former position.
Here is some background on this story that loiyah, Shahid Haque-Hausrath, wrote about on his BLOG
“Last October, I became involved in an effort to draw attention to serious abuses committed by Bruce Norum, who was the most senior official in Montana working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). At that time, Bruce Norum was the Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer for the state. In that capacity, he made final decisions regarding who should be detained, whether or not an immigrant should be released pending court hearings, what bond amount should be set, and other important determinations regarding immigrants under ICE scrutiny.
On September 28, 2011, during working hours and from his ICE e-mail account, Mr. Norum forwarded an e-mail to another ICE agent and myself, recommending it as a ‘good read.’ The e-mail plainly advocated racial profiling of Muslims, and asked for a form of loyalty test to be administered before a Muslim should be afforded basic due process.
Some statements from the e-mail, which originally came from an essay written by an American Airlines pilot named John Maniscalco, included:
“I’ve been trying to say this since 911, but you worry me. I wish you didn’t. I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy in this country. But you don’t blend in anymore.”. . .
“It is not MY responsibility to determine which of you embraces our great country, with ALL of its religions, with ALL of its different citizens, with all of its faults. It is time for every Arab/Muslim in this country to determine it for me.”
“I want to know, I DEMAND to know and I have a right to know, whether or not you love America …. Do you pledge allegiance to its flag? Do you proudly display it in front of your house, or on your car? Do you pray in your many daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation; that He will protect it and let it prosper? Or do you pray that Allah with destroy it in one of your Jihads? Are you thankful for the freedom that this nation affords? A freedom that was paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots who gave their lives for this country? Are you willing to preserve this freedom by also paying the ultimate sacrifice? Do you love America? ? If this is your commitment, then I need YOU to start letting ME know about it.”….
“I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets. I want to hear you chanting ‘Allah Bless America’.. I want to see young Arab/Muslim men enlisting in the military. I want to see a commitment of money, time and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to this nation as a whole.The FBI has a list of over 400 people they want to talk to regarding the WTC attack. Many of these people live and socialize right now in Muslim communities. You know them.
You know where they are. Hand them over to us, NOW!”. . .
“We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or any others for that matter, to take away that which is so precious to us — our rights under the greatest constitution in the world. I want to know where every Arab Muslim in this country stands and I think it is my right and the right of every true citizen of this country to DEMAND it.”
Says Shahid, “I am a Pakistani-American who was raised in a Muslim household. Mr. Norum was well aware of my race and ethnicity, as we had met in person many times in an official capacity. As I practice solely immigration law, I routinely represent (illegal) immigrants facing the threat of deportation in Mr. Norum’s jurisdiction. By sending this message to me, it appeared that Mr. Norum may have been trying to question my loyalty to the United States, and use his position of authority to intimidate me.”
On June 4, Shahid and his lawyer met with Norum’s supervisor, ICE field office director Steven Branch, who said Norum would soon be reinstated. Branch refused to release any other information about the investigation or what, if any, punishment Norum received for his actions.
Dallas-based ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok, director of the agency’s central region office, issued a brief statement about the matter on Monday. “ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility handles all ICE internal administrative investigations. For privacy reasons, ICE does not discuss internal investigations,” Rusnok said.
Ibrahim ‘Dougie’ Hooper, spokesman for Hamas-linked CAIR, said he remains concerned about how Norum will interact with members of the Muslim community who are engaged with ICE going forward. “Is he going to be fair? Is he going to apply some kind of anti-Muslim bias that he holds in these cases? Could you ever be sure? That’s the problem,” Hooper said. (NO, that’s the solution)