Power Line - Where once was Hamm's: "The April 20 issue of National Review carries Andrew McCarthy's important article 'Beyond terrorism' (subscribers only). McCarthy documents the theory and practice of 'creeping sharia.' Minnesota presents an important case study in McCarthy's thesis. McCarthy writes:
Minnesota, with its huge influx of Somali immigrants sowing Muslim enclaves, is a harbinger of things to come. The state was the site of the infamous 2006 'flying imams' incident, in which six Muslim clerics were thrown off a flight after allegedly intimidating passengers and crew by aping the behavior of the 9/11 hijackers. They complained and filed a lawsuit with the assistance of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- a Brotherhood-rooted organization whose communications director has advocated the conversion of the U.S. into a sharia state (and some of whose members have been implicated in terrorism investigations). Our craven federal government reacted by subjecting 45,000 airport-security officers to Islamic sensitivity training. On its website, the Department of Homeland Security published a CAIR press release, which brayed about the fact that CAIR was regularly asked to advise DHS agencies on matters of Islamic culture. Remarkably, even as DHS and the FBI were 'partnering' with CAIR, the Justice Department was citing the 'civil rights' organization as an unindicted co-conspirator in"