Thursday, May 01, 2008

Jihad Watch: Virginia Muslim police sergeant who tipped off jihadist gets probation

It's been a long time since I've blogged on Northern Virginiastan, but it would be remiss of me not to discuss this article from Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch: Virginia Muslim police sergeant who tipped off jihadist gets probation.

This article is about Sgt. Weiss Rasool of the Farifax County police, who tipped off a suspected jihadist that law enforcement vehicles might be tailing him. According to the Washington Post article:

The target was arrested in November 2005, then convicted and deported, according to court filings in Rasool's case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeanine Linehan said that the target and his family were already dressed and destroying evidence at 6 a.m. when agents arrived to make the arrest, indicating that they had been tipped off.

All Rasool got for sabotaging a terrorist investigation was two years of supervised probation and a $1,000 fine. At the time of this article (April 23), he was put on administrative leave with pay. WaPo readers who commented on this article were indignant. This sergeant should be fired.

eve_anne_gelical, who commented on the Jihad Watch article, recommended the following:

To contact the Fairfax County Police with a complaint or comment:

Internal affairs commander:

The Chief of Police:

webpage for complaints:

Let 'em know that Sgt. Rasool should be fired.

1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

Northern Virginiastan,
I hope that the Fairfax County Police Force doesn't have more Rasools. That last thing we need is law enforcement subverting our national security. His punishment certainly doesn't fit the crime this officer committed.