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Islamist Groups Censoring Material Used By FBI In Counterterrorism Training

February 16, 2012

MIM: The fact that Muslim Brotherhood based groups who should be under surveillance by law enforcement are now a determinant factor in FBI counter terrorism training is further jeopardising our already weakened national security. The dhimmitude exhibited by FBI director Mueller who is kow towing to radical Muslim groups is indicative of the Obama's administration's Islamist friendly approach to counter terrorism.This policy of appeasement of radical groups practicing stealth jihad only emboldens them to continue their attempts to subvert law enforcement efforts to prevent and thwart terrorist attacks.

In an article on Pipeline News entitled "The Obama/Holder War On National Security" William Mayer writes:

"Unfortunately in nearly every venue where counter terrorism training is being conducted, from local law enforcement to the highest levels of the federal bureaucracy and the war colleges, those conducting the instruction are increasingly being muzzled; they can no longer tell the truth. The matter has gotten so out of hand that under current guidance just about any statement linking terrorist acts undertaken by people who claim to be Muslim with an underlying Islamist ideology is verboten because that linkage has been deemed by WH's advisors and Islamist pressure groups such as CAIR and ISNA to be Islamophobic." http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=train1192011101.htm

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Excerpt from the joint statement issued by Islamist pressure groups about their meeting with FBI director Mueller. Note that the Islamists are lauding his dhimmitude by writing that the FBI's appeasement is a "welcomed first step in ensuring that such a mistake does not occur in the near future."

"The conversation with Director Mueller centered on material used by the agency that depicts falsehoods and negative connotations of the Muslim American community...Director Mueller informed the participants that the FBI took the review of the training material very seriously, and he pursued the matter with urgency to ensure that this does not occur again in the future....

"...The changes proposed by the FBI to the training modules are a welcomed first step in ensuring that such a mistake does not occur again in the future. The group asked the FBI Director to issue a formal statement on this matter acknowledging the negative impact of these training materials on the Muslim community"

Joint Statement on Meeting With FBI Director Mueller

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | February 15, 2012 In a continuing effort to address concerns related to inflammatory training material, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently met with community and interfaith organizations to provide an update on steps taken by the agency to rectify the matter. On Wednesday, February 8, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Arab American Institute (AAI), Interfaith Alliance, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Muflehun, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), and the Shoulder-to-Shoulder campaign had an opportunity to discuss the matter with the Public Affairs Office of the FBI. Director Robert Mueller joined the meeting to discuss these matters with the representatives from the organizations.

The conversation with Director Mueller centered on material used by the agency that depicts falsehoods and negative connotations of the Muslim American community. The use of the material was first uncovered by Wired Magazine in an article published on September 14, 2011. Director Mueller informed the participants that the FBI took the review of the training material very seriously, and he pursued the matter with urgency to ensure that this does not occur again in the future.

Abed Ayoub, ADC Legal Director, stated, "The steps taken by the FBI in addressing this serious matter are certainly welcomed. It is our hope that the Bureau continues to engage with stakeholders in addressing all issues of concern, and continues to work towards resolving theseconcerns."

The Director also informed participants that to date, nearly all related FBI training materials, including more than 160,000 pages of documents, were reviewed by subject matter experts multiple times. Consequently, more than 700 documents and 300 presentations of material have been deemed unusable by the Bureau and pulled from the training curriculum. Material was pulled from the curriculum if even one component was deemed to 1) include factual errors, 2) be in poor taste, 3) be stereotypical, or 4) lack precision.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to share with Director Mueller other matters of concern to community members. Issues related to privacy, including the surveillance of mosques, were discussed. It was clear to all meeting participants that the issue of trust between community members and the FBI needs to be taken seriously by all of our nation's decision-makers. It was also evident that the Bureau must strengthen its efforts to build trust. The Director has testified before Congress about the invaluable contribution that the Muslim community makes to our nation's security, noting a recent bomb plot in Tampa, FL that was foiled thanks to a joint effort by the FBI and the local Muslim community.

The changes proposed by the FBI to the training modules are a welcomed first step in ensuring that such a mistake does not occur again in the future. The group asked the FBI Director to issue a formal statement on this matter acknowledging the negative impact of these training materials on the Muslim community. Representatives from the community and interfaith organizations also stressed the importance of transparency by the Bureau in dealing with these matters, and suggested that a committee of community leaders and experts be assembled to review training material issued by the FBI. Meeting participants requested that the training process be open and transparent moving forward, and requested future meetings with Director Mueller to continue the conversation.


http://www.adc.org/media/press-releases/2012/february-2012/joint-statement-on-meeting-with-fbi-director-robert-mueller/

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