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Fred Rustmann: Muslim Community Must Provide Intelligence

By    |   Thursday, 08 Jan 2015 02:45 PM

The United States has been "paralyzed by political correctness," former CIA case officer Fred Rustmann told Newsmax TV Thursday, saying that pressure needs to be put on the Muslim community to help intelligence authorities weed out potential terrorists.

"I mean perhaps we need to squeeze them on visas and immigration policies and things like that," he told "America's Forum" host J.D. Hayworth and correspondent Miranda Khan. "Not allowing them into the country, let's say, because of the actions of a few. We know that most of the Muslims are just fine, but the actions of a few are poisoning the well and we have to get them on our side, and they're not right now."

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Rustmann, who served in Paris for four years, said that French intelligence knows who the killers were in Wednesday's attacks at the the Charlie Hebdo publication offices, and is not surprised that they have been identified so quickly.

But he still believes intelligence officers there should be "staking out every mosque" and "recruiting good members of the Islamic community within the mosque to rat out the bad guys in the mosque. It's in their best interests."

However, he accused the French authorities of appeasing people such as one of the accused attackers, who reportedly has an extensive criminal record.

"He didn't fall through the cracks," said Rustmann. "He was out there for all to see, but the French are appeasers. It's a socialist country, they appease, they appease, they appease."

The United States, he charged, is much the same.

"We know they're bad guys, but they haven't committed a crime yet, they haven't killed 12 people and when you look at this as a police investigation, that's what's going to happen," said Rustmann.

And pushing the Muslim community will lead to arrests, he maintained.

"They'll come along because they're not going to like it when their grandmother and their daughter can't come to the United States, can't get the visa or the visas delayed and things of that nature," said Rustmann.

But the United States and its political correctness is a problem, said Rustmann.

"It took the president how long to say, yes, it was a terrorist act that occurred in France?" said Rustmann. "He still hasn't identified it as Islamic terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic, could be used by anybody, by any country, but we're at war now with Islamic terrorism, Islamic terror. Identify it for what it is. If we can't identify it, we can't defeat it."

He said President Barack Obama does not want create a war against a religion, but he disagrees with him.

"You have to identify your target," he said. "We are at war with Islamic terrorism and so therefore, the whole Islamic community either is with us or against us against these extremists and we need their cooperation and we have to make it hard for them not to cooperate for us."

And concerning the attacks in France, Rustmann said he is offended that publications "mollycoddle" Islamists by refusing to print certain things, including cartoons, whether or not they are offensive.

Rustmann said, though, he is mixed about whether publications should be printing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons that are being blamed for Wednesday's attack.

"These cartoons are stupid," he said. "They really are stupid, kind of like that North Korea movie. The Interview. It is dumb. But I wouldn't not do it because I'm afraid of the repercussions from the Islamic community, no, I wouldn't not do it for that reason."

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