Skip to comments.‘Offensive to Muslims’: Dem congressman calls on FBI to take down photos of terrorists
Posted on 06/21/2013 9:36:32 AM PDT by mandaladon
Always-unfiltered Rep. Jim McDermott penned a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday claiming a Joint Terrorism Task Force Faces of Global Terrorism ad is racist.
McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, voiced his deep concern about the ad, which shows mug shots of international terrorists, and asked the FBI chief to reconsider publicizing it.
According to McDermott, the ad featuring sixteen photos of wanted terrorists is not only offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities, but it encourages racial and religious profiling.
McDermott continued, Representing terrorists, however, from only one ethnic or religious group, promotes stereotypes and ignores other forms of extremism. The FBIs Most Wanted Terrorists List includes individuals of other races and associated with other religions and causes, but their faces are missing from this campaign.
McDermotts point is that two of the people on the FBIs thirty-two person Most Wanted Terrorists List do not have connections to Islam.
McDermott concluded that the bus ad will likely only serve to exacerbate the disturbing trend of hate crimes against Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Muslim-Americans.
McDermott, who has represented the Seattle area for 24 years, has a long history of unguarded commentary. In the past he has argued that victims of targeting by the Internal Revenue Service brought the trouble on themselves, that the government should issue gas stamps to lower-income Americans, and that the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus could be used to deliver groceries to outer space.
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If I had my way, they’d be staring back at the US from a cargo/container ship, headed back to Allah’s Land.
Really? No more wanted photos? It reminds me of that pending bill in NY which would prohibit cops from describing a suspect by anything other than its clothing.
I can’t read the small print on the sign. Does it list a religion for anyone on the poster?
McD is not only a flaming lib but a flaming idiot.
But... but ... but ... I thought that terrorists didn’t represent Muslims at large, so said peaceable Muslims wouldn’t be offended if terrorists were called out and identified, if not actually thrilled that they were being sought to be brought to justice. Could I possibly be mistaken here?
There are several board-certificate medical doctors in Congress. All but one are Republican.
McDermott is the sole Democrat. And he is the only psychiatrist.
Physician, heal thyself.
Try him for treason and execute him.
Not even remotely joking. Enough is enough.
He is the poster boy for the profiling of LibDem idiocy. He should leave office since he is insulting my intelligence.
With McDermott with them on the same boat.
You know what's offensive? Muslim terrorists. Let's kill them all, so the most wanted list shows more white criminals.
Add McDermott’s picture to the list (uh . . . for ethnic balance).
“McD is not only a flaming lib but a flaming idiot.”
You’re being redundant.
That sounds like a lawyer’s lament, “Your Honor, How can my client get a fair trial with all this evidence against him?”.
Maybe he would like to publish my name & picture on a wanted poster because I am a Tea Party member.
Once a douche always a douche & this guy is a real douche.
Wanted: Jim McDermott. Guilty of irredeemable stupidity.
Close most of the post offices due to those mean unfair wanted posters!
Stupid yes, but when you think about ALL the things coming out of the mouths of government officials it is the boldness that should make the American people want and need to revolt.
The progressives (aka people so dishonest they cannot even admit to being communists) firmly believe their time is now. Not content with a complete assimilation of the democrat party they have done an extensive encroachment into the GOP.
They have enough government employees who will be more concerned with keeping and expanding their jobs that the GOP will have a very hard time getting their vote. Anyone proposing a smaller, closer to the constitution, government will be immediately and viciously attacked by government employees, union officials and the propaganda dispensers in the MSM.
The progressives have a lock on most media so they are given so much cover they can proceed with the very few items remaining from the Communist Manifesto and if anyone is unfamiliar with that vile document, take the time to read it and see how much has already been implemented.
This guy is beyond stupid. I suppose he’d want our police to just stay in their precinct offices and wait for criminals to turn themselves in - just to avoid the possibility that our police might profile someone . . . and to prevent the public from seeing them cuff someone of a different persuasion and, heaven forbid, the public might stereotype based on seeing the arrest.
lol! I swear, I clicked on this link about twice to make sure it wasn’t some kind of prank from the Onion or something, then I did a search and yes, he did in fact say this. Isn’t it amazing though how only small websites are reporting this and not the MSM?? Not even Foxnews? My God, who are the imbeciles who elected this utter and complete moron?
Don't know who the guy was that was being interviewed but he ripped McD a new one. One comment was something about McD thinks we should just put smiley faces up with a name so we don't hurt their feelings. LOL!
OK, Muslim terrorists are Arab men between the ages of 17-49, and this guy thinks we will make the Muslim extremests angry if we post their pictures telling the world these extremists are extremists. Meanwhile these same extremists post their own pictures with racial slurs and attacks against us. I wonder, what goes through the head of congressmen like this when they are watching the aftermath of another Muslim bombing?
Thanks to redistricting, this clown is now my rep. I literally feel disenfranchised.
“just put smiley faces up with a name so we don’t hurt their feelings”
Haha . . . looking for the ubiquitous smiley face . . . put that out in the next APB!
Every terrorist whose picture appears on that ad wants it known that they are terrorists and what their agenda is. They are the bad apples who ruin it for any “mainstream” Muslims out there.
So, who is this guy McDumbsh*t to get in the way of a responsible citizen’s opportunity to collect the reward money?
Yep. Another fine, outstanding, classic example of the brain-rotting, debilitating, no-cure, mental disease known as LIBERALISM. As the disease progresses, it rots out the human brain to the point where the victim becomes “the walking dead”, mentally speaking of course. Those of us in our right minds just call them MORONS.
Heck that’s what they do in DFW on the news.
“Rape suspect described as medium build male wearing jeans and dark shirt.”
Well that’s damn specific!
mcdermott is truly a subhuman moron. Those who elect him are like him.
Any pig farms in your area?
They should put pictures of the Baptist, Lutheran and Presbyterian, and Mormon terrorists right next to them.
/sarcasm alert for the slow-witted
Two of the 32 terrorists on the most wanted list are non-Muslim.
One, Daniel Andreas San Diego, is a leftist whacko environmentalist Animal Liberation Brigade terrorist. He is the only non-Muslim Caucasian on the list.
The other, JoAnne Deborah Chesimard, is a leftist whacko black nationalist Black Liberation Army terrorist. She is the only woman on the list.
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