Tuesday, January 18, 2011

David Fischler's rebuttal to a PCUSA's statement about the FBI and the Department of Justice

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and the National Presbyterian Middle East Caucus have all joined in calling for the Department of Justice to “end subpoenas on dissenting activist." Here is part of their statement found on the IPMN’s web site:
The Israel Palestine Mission Network* (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA), The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) and the National Middle East Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) oppose the misuse of the grand jury process by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the accompanying FBI raids. The DOJ served a total of nine federal grand jury subpoenas to Chicago area Palestinian solidarity activists in the month of December alone, raising the total subpoenas served to 23.These Presbyterian groups call upon their own denominational leadership, as well as Churches for Middle East Peace, The National Council of Churches and all concerned Christian denominations to join them in denouncing the DOJ's bold attempts to suppress peaceful dissent on the part of those working for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
David Fischler of Reformed Pastor has put up an amazing rebuttal of their actions. It well help everyone to understand how the three groups are either unnecessarily concerned or are seeking undue attention for their and other organizations. He even quotes “former Assistance U.S. Attorney Cynthia Kouril of the left-wing blog Firedoglake” about “the hysteria” involved in their document. Please read Fischler’s article, “IMPN: Stop Investigating Possible Terrorist Supporters.”

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