Skip to comments.Blind Eye: Conciliatory FBI policies toward Islamism hampered probe into Boston bombers
Posted on 04/24/2013 3:42:19 PM PDT by markomalley
The Federal Bureau of Investigations failure to recognize political Islam as a driver of jihadist terrorism is partly to blame for the FBI not identifying one of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2011 as a security risk, according to U.S. officials and private counterterrorism analysts.
The FBI revealed last week that it was warned by a foreign government in 2011 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed Friday, was tied to radical Islam but the FBI was unable to confirm the links.
The fact is religion has been expunged from counterterrorism training, said Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism specialist with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. The FBI cant talk about Islam and they cant talk about jihad.
Added Patrick S. Poole, another counterterrorism specialist, about FBI policies on Islam: I have zero doubt it affected their investigation of Tsarnaev.
A U.S. official said FBI policies of playing down Islamic links to terrorism resulted in the FBI not identifying Tsarnaev, 26, or his brother, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who was charged with last weeks bombing, as Islamist terrorists.
Instead, the FBI is limiting its description of the two men as ethnic Chechens who became radicalized prior to the April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than 200 injured in the attack using two homemade bombs placed in pressure cookers and remotely detonated.
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....another promotion and possible early retirement coming soon...
And we crucified Nixon over Watergate??
“Jihad” just means “my struggle” , you know. /sarc
I assume it was Clinton who initiated the process of converting the FBI from a law enforcement organization to a politically correct social outreach entity.
Two decades later it appears to be reaching completion.
How could the Russians KNOW about an upcoming
When will there be accountability in DC?
“...And we crucified Nixon over Watergate??...”
Wellllll ... not really “we”...
That would Dems.
And here's Kerry's "credentials," presented to Ohaha when the Secy of State job became available.
THE UNITED WEST-SEMINAR JULY 24, 2012 - THE FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD SESSION
The American West, a group led by Tom Trento, held a seminar on the threat to the United States by Islamists, specifically, the Muslim Brotherhood, with a series of sessions led by Tom Trento and John Guandolo, former Marine and FBI Agent of 12 years.
This is an excellent series. Each video is approximately 2 hours long. There are two more videos to follow. COPY these videos and distribute it to all your church members, friends and family.
Andrew McCarthy on the Muslim Brotherhood and huma Abadin and hillary
The sister in-law of Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of England, Lauren Booth, is now a Muslim and here she is at a Mosque in California:
The Muslim Brotherhood in America, 10 part series, exposing Islamist influence in the United States, including such persons as Grover Norquist.
Frank Gaffney, the Center for Security policy
Steve Coughlin, on Islam and the West, the Muslim Brotherhood
Bill Warner on Islam
EGYPTIAN NEWSPAPER SAYS OBAMA ADMINSTRATION IS INFILTRATED BY MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
I mean, they gots important things to do our govt people....
Thanks for posting the links.
I was looking for the guy (I don’t think it’s Trento) that had worked with the US military and was not allowed to present jihadi info or history of islamic crazies.
You got it !!!
Four are dead and more than two hundred wounded and those policies, more than anything else, are the direct reason that the Marathon bombings happened.
Not much counter-terriorism work going on then, is there?
And who, at the top of the chain is directly responsible for administration-wide and agency-wide complacency for NOT wanting to “rush to judgement” on Islam or Muslims?: THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!
To your points regarding how we deal with Islamic terrorist.
I recommended watching all these videos, however to the point of the issue, at approx. 4:45 he hits the “post-modern”, “politically correct” leftist alliance.
I think, more accurately, it was the "Gorelick Wall" against information sharing that was put up during the Clinton administration to prevent the FBI, CIA, and NSA from discovering the illegal campaign funds coming from China and the missile secrets going back.
That laid the foundation for politicizing the FBI, but at the time I don't think it was for political outreach. If it was, it was to China, not Islam.
If this government wasn’t so focused on demonizing the Tea Party, traditional marriage, and pro-life movements, maybe they could focus on the genuine threats to safety, well-being, and liberity of this nation’s citizens.
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