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2016-07-23 Fifth Column
Germany: The Terrifying Power of Muslim Interpreters
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Posted by Bov Flimbers 2016-07-23 00:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [627 views ]  Top

#1 Mods, thanks for fixing this, Burg's posting interface kinda has me perplexed. Anyways, reason for post is I was thinking how much of this kind of thing goes on at, say, Foggy Bottom?
Posted by Bov Flimbers 2016-07-23 02:14||   2016-07-23 02:14|| Front Page Top

#2 She also said that I was a blasphemer, because I went to the police. No woman should report her own husband. The husband must be honored." — "Sali," in an apparent suicide note to her lawyer, Alexander Stevens. Emphasis added.

Could this help us explain the mystery and apparent hands-off status of the wives of Mateen and Tsarnaev? Has Sharia Law gained tacit or implied legal acceptance?

By the way, anyone who has ever used an interpreter should be aware of the inherent danger. While not one hundred percent foolproof, there are safeguards and reliability checks.
Posted by Besoeker 2016-07-23 03:00||   2016-07-23 03:00|| Front Page Top

#3 how much of this kind of thing goes on at, say, Foggy Bottom?

Ask and ye shall receive, Bov dear. I was going to just do my standard bit about how after 9/11 American Jewish speakers of desired languages lined up in droves to volunteer as translators for the FBI, CIA, and DoD, only to be turned away when the Muslim translators refused to work with them, but I decided it was time to dig up the original reports in the archives. I'm rather dusty, but it's considerably worse than I remember, and not just Jews. Embarrassing for me, but worth it to get the thing right.

First from the archives. No doubt there's more to be found using different search terms, but this is a good enough start:

Spengler in 2013: One in five applicants for jobs at the Central Intelligence Agency have ties to Muslim terrorist organizations, according to the latest round of Snowden leaks.

And this barn-burner from 2015 -- email Fred to get access to his even more scathing in-lines: The Hidden Reason Why Americans Dislike Islam
Posted by trailing wife 2016-07-23 19:59||   2016-07-23 19:59|| Front Page Top

#4 You can also get to the second article through the archives, which will give the whole thing without Fred's intercession -- click on the button near the top right on the front page, then scroll down to 12/11/2015. Not that it really addresses the translator issue, but it is wonderful.

I also googled the subject, to capture some of the articles I read over the years on the subject, and some I have no memory of, but as Rantburg limits how many links can be in a comment as a guard against spam, I give you these two:

WND in 2003 had a much-referenced article on the Arabic-speaking Jewish translator applicants, as well as several cases of Muslim translator misbehaviour at the FBI and the Army.

And this 2008 exhaustive round-up from the New English Review that is the author's response to a Congressional group's call for investigation into the Arab translator problem.
Posted by trailing wife 2016-07-23 20:13||   2016-07-23 20:13|| Front Page Top

#5 TW I simply bask in the reflected glory of your sheer awesomeness.

I kinda remember that now - and therefore am amazed at myself for even asking the question. Maybe I am just all islammed out at this point.
Posted by Bov Flimbers 2016-07-23 21:32||   2016-07-23 21:32|| Front Page Top

#6 Course at that time I was hanging out on LGF when that blog had a clue - and of course I am lomg banned from there
Posted by Bov Flimbers 2016-07-23 21:36||   2016-07-23 21:36|| Front Page Top

#7 No awesomeness -- I remembered incompletely for years before getting around to checking. When I have time I wander through the archives -- so many key details to rediscover, and so much delightful snark.

Some of the nicest people got themselves banned from LGF after he went mad. Congratulations!
Posted by trailing wife 2016-07-23 22:52||   2016-07-23 22:52|| Front Page Top

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