Who got to him?
What is this?
Why is he doing this? This guy was, in my mind, the genuine article.
Now he’s just another one of the feeble minded dolts.
By NewsGuy – January 15, 2011
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has nominated a Muslim lawyer who defended Islamic terror suspects after 9/11 for a spot on the state’s top Court.
Sohail Mohammed “worked in the aftermath of the attacks to try to foster trust between American Muslims and law enforcement, particularly federal officials,”reports The New York Times.
Christie apparently met him at an annual Ramadan dinner at the American Muslim Union some time ago, and spoke very highly of the Muslim lawyer.
Mohammed gained noteriety while defending The Fort Dix Six, a group of would-be Islamic terrorists from Yugoslavia and the Middle East who plotted to shoot up the Fort Dix military base back in January 2006.
”If these people did something, then they deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” Mohammed said of his clients at the time. “But when the government says – ‘Islamic militants,’ it sends a message to the public that Islam and militancy are synonymous.”
“Don’t equate actions with religion,” he said.
According to an online CV, Mohammed works mostly on immigration issues. He has also arranged job fairs that encourage Muslims to find employment in the FBI and other police forces, and has given many lectures on Muslim culture and Islam to the FBI.
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), praised the nomination.
“It’s just more evidence of the growth and maturity of the American Muslim community and our contributions to American society,” The Daily Reporterquotes Hooper as saying. “We have a large number of young Muslim attorneys coming up through the legal system, which is a fairly recent trend. It used to be that Muslim parents wanted their children to become doctors or engineers.”
Mohammed was on former New Jersey governor John Corzine’s short list for the position but was never appointed. If confirmed by the State Senate, he would serve on the Court in Passaic County.