The problem with the Justice Department’s investigation of American Muslim Council directorAbdurrahman Alamoudi, writes Shahed Amanullah and Aslam Abdullah, is that American Muslims didn’t think of it first. Is Alamoudi’s arrest part of an Ashcroftianwitchhunt? Perhaps, but that doesn’t mean Alamoudi isn’t at least guilty of lousy leadership, unless there’s some “Successories” that advises one to take under-the-table cash from anonymous sources. So why didn’t American Muslims give this guy the boot a long time ago? Too much respect for authority, argue the authors, citing an apt hadith ”Tie your camel first, then put your trust in God.” On Alt.Muslim.com.