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AJudicialWatchSpecialReport:
U.S.GovernmentPurgesofLawEnforcement
TrainingMaterialDeemed Offensive toMuslims
DocumentationandAnalysisofIslamistActiveMeasuresand
InfluenceOperationsTargetingAnti-terrorismTraining
September1,2015
(UpdatedfromDecember5,2013)
JudicialWatch 4253rdStreet,SW Suite800 Washington,DC20024
Tel:202-646-5172 www.JudicialWatch.org info@judicialwatch.org
Introduction
September1,2015
JudicialWatchpromotestransparency,integrityandaccountabilityin
government,politicsandthelaw.Wecarryoutourmissionthroughinvestigations,
research,litigationandpubliceducation.Aspartofoureducationalactivitieswe
produceSpecialReportsonimportantpublicpolicymatterstoilluminatethe
operationsofgovernmentinawaythatinformsthepublicandholdsourtrusted
publicservantsaccountable.
ThisSpecialReportupdatesourDecember2013investigationoftheFederal
BureauofInvestigation s(FBI)purgeofanti-terrorismtrainingmaterialand
curriculadeemed offensive toMuslims.Thecurriculapurgeoccurredfollowinga
February8,2012,meetingbetweenFBIDirectorRobertMuellerandvariousIslamic
organizations.ThispurgeispartofabroaderIslamist influenceoperation aimed
atourgovernmentandConstitution.1
JudicialWatchfiledFreedomofInformationAct(FOIA)requestsonMarch7,
2012,seekingrecordspertainingtoFBIDirectorMueller ssecretmeetingsandthe
curriculapurges.TheFBIrefusedtorespondsubstantivelytoourrequest,forcingus
tofilealawsuitintheU.S.DistrictCourtfortheDistrictofColumbia,(JudicialWatch
v.FederalBureauofInvestigationandU.S.DepartmentofJustice(No.1:12-cv01183)).2ThelitigationcompelledtheFBItocomplywiththelawandproducethe
requestedrecordstoJudicialWatch,manyofwhicharediscussedinthisreport.
TheAmericanpeopledeservecomplete,accurate,factualinformation
concerningthethreatsofsubversionandterrorposedtoourcountry.Accordingly,
JudicialWatchwillcontinuetoinvestigate,analyzeandpursueadditionallinesof
inquiryconcerningIslamistinfluenceoperations,andother activemeasures
targetingthelawenforcementandintelligenceagencies,theDefenseDepartment
andthemedia.
ThomasFitton
President
Washington,DC
Commentsorquestionsshouldbedirectedto:
ChristopherJ.Farrell
DirectorofInvestigationsResearch
AJudicialWatchSpecialReport:
U.S.GOVERNMENTPURGESOFLAWENFORCEMENTTRAININGMATERIALDEEMED
OFFENSIVE TOMUSLIMS:DOCUMENTATIONANDANALYSISOFISLAMISTACTIVEMEASURES
AND INFLUENCE OPERATIONS TARGETING ANTI -TERRORISMTRAINING
II.
III.
IV.
TableofContents
AbbreviationsTerminology
Background
Documentingthe Purge FOIALawsuitRecordProduction OutsideGroupsandPurgePressures Identificationof Offensive TrainingMaterial
TheIslamistInfluenceOperation 9/11andtheImmediateAftermath ActiveMeasuresCampaign ChronologyofDevelopmentsintheInfluenceOperation IslamistsandtheObamaAdministration
Conclusions
I.AbbreviationsTerminology
Abbreviations
alQaeda
CAIR
CouncilonAmerican-IslamicRelations
COMINTERN CommunistInternational
DoD
DepartmentofDefense
DoJ
DepartmentofJustice
FBI
FederalBureauofInvestigation
FOIA
FreedomofInformationAct
HAMAS
Harakatal-Muq wamahal- Isl miyyah,(IslamicResistance
Movement)
ISNA
IslamicSocietyofNorthAmerica
JTTF
JointTerrorismTaskForce
MuslimBrotherhood
MPAC
MuslimPublicAffairsCouncil
NAIT
NorthAmericanIslamicTrust
OIC
OrganizationofIslamicCooperation
UnitedNations
Terminology
Specificterminologyinthisreportframestheanalysis,whileproviding
contextandmeaning.Theterms activemeasures (aktivnyyemeropriyatiya)and
influenceoperations wereusedbytheSovietUniontodescribecovertand
deceptiveactivitiescarriedoutinsupportofitsforeignpolicyobjectives.The
UnitedStatesDepartmentofStatedocumentedandreportedtheSoviets campaign.3
WeusethetermsinthesamewaytodescribetheactivitiesoftheIslamists.
Thegoalofactivemeasuresistoinfluencetheopinionsandactionsof
persons,institutions,governmentsandthepublicat-large.Theyareactivities
distinctfromintelligenceanddiplomaticoperations.Theessenceofactive
measuresisdeception.4Deceptionhasbeenastapleofinternationalpoliticsand
statecraftforcenturies.
InapplyingtheSoviet-eraterminologytoIslamists,aparallelcanbedrawn
betweentheCommunistInternational(COMINTERN),andlater,theInternational
DepartmentoftheSovietCommunistPartyCentralCommitteetothatofthe
OrganizationofIslamicCooperation(OIC)andtheMuslimBrotherhood(MB).Itis
importanttodifferentiatetheOICandMBasideological,intergovernmental
organizationswithpoliticalandsociologicalobjectives.
TheOIC(a57-nationorganizationthatseekstorepresenttheMuslimworld,
andaninternationalorganizationsecondinsizeonlytotheUN)maintainsan
IslamophobiaObservatory, andclaimsaninstitutionalizationandlegitimization
ofthephenomenonofIslamophobiaintheWestoverthelastfiveyears.5
TheMBwasfoundedinEgyptin1928andactsasatransnationalIslamic
organization.Theirmottois: Allahisourobjective;theQuranisourlaw,the
Prophetisourleader;Jihadisourway;anddyinginthewayofAllahisthehighest
ofouraspirations. TheEnglishlanguagewebsiteoftheMBstatestheorganization
is: anEgypt-bornIslamistorganizationfoundedforlaunchingJihadagainstthe
infidelsingeneralandChristianWestinparticularhasbeenanideological
protectorateofSaudiArabiaforoverhalfacentury.
Islam(initsreligiouscontext)istheorganizingelementoftheOICandthe
MB,butneitherisstrictlyareligiousgroup.Bothareorganizedtoaddresspolitical,
economic,andsocialissues.AtaxonomyoftheOICandtheMBrevealsstructures
andfunctionsakintotheinternationalistorgansoftheSovietcommunists.
TheIslamists activemeasurestechniquesinclude:
Disinformation adeliberateefforttodeceivepublicorgovernmentopinion
throughwrittenmaterialsororalrepresentations.Occasionally,forgeriesof
documentsandgovernmentrecordsmaybeusedinanattempttodamageor
discreditapersonororganization.
FrontGroups normallypresentedasnon-governmental,non-political
organizationsengagedinpromotingdesirablegoalssuchasworldpeace,
civilrights,tolerance,understanding,ecumenismandeducation.
Non-rulingIslamistPoliticalParties encouragingcommunication,liaison
andmutualsupport,includingspecificpoliticalactionorpropaganda
campaigns.
PoliticalInfluenceOperations Islamistoperativestakeanactiverolein
political,governmental,press,business,labororacademicforums.Their
goalistoleveragetheirparticipationandinfluenceintorealpolicygainsfor
Islam.Cooperatorsand dupes helptheIslamistsachievetheirinterests.7
ShariaisanIslamicdoctrineestablishingacomprehensivelegal,sociological
andpoliticalframework.
IslamophobiaisatermfavoredbytheOIC,MBandotherIslamistactivists.Itis
usedasanoffensiveweapontoaccusenon-Muslimsofbigotry,andasadefensive
weapontoinvokevictimstatusfortheaccuser.Itisaneologismthattakes Islam
andattachesthe phobia suffixinordertoassigntoapersonorgroupadiagnosed
mentalillnesscharacterizedbyirrationalfear.
Contemporarycoinageof Islamophobia isattributedtotheRunnymedeTrust,
aleftistthinktankinLondon,specializinginracialandethnictheories.Their1997
paper, Islamophobia:AChallengeforUsAll, detailseight(8)distinctionsof closed
andopenedviewsofIslam. 8IslamophobiawasdefinedbytheTrustasanoutlook
orworld-viewinvolvinganunfoundeddreadanddislikeofMuslims,whichresults
inpracticesofexclusionanddiscrimination.
Islamistswieldingtheterm Islamophobia forpoliticalandotherpurposes
benefitintheword snegativeconnotations.Mentallyill,racist,hatecriminal,
fearful,fear-monger?Inthecontextofinfluenceoperations,thewordisapotent
weaponthatisusedoftentoterminaterationaldiscussion.Forthatreason,in
December2012,theAssociatedPressdecidedtodropthetermfromitsreportingAP
Stylebook.
Terrorismispremeditated,politicallymotivatedviolenceperpetratedagainst
noncombatanttargetsbysubnationalgroupsorclandestineagents.(22USC
2656f(d))
II.Background
OnlyacoalitionofMarxistsandIslamistscandestroytheUnitedStates.
~IlichRamirezSanchez
a/k/a CarlostheJackal
RevolutionaryIslam,2003
ThefuturemustnotbelongtothosewhoslandertheprophetofIslam.
~BarackObama
PresidentoftheUnitedStates
67thSession,UnitedNationsGeneralAssembly
September25,2012
OurjobistochangetheConstitutionofAmerica.
~SayyidSyeed,PhD
IslamicSocietyofNorthAmerica(ISNA)
43rdAnnualConference
Rosemont,IL
LaborDay,2006
OnMarch7,2012,JudicialWatchsubmittedFOIArequeststotheFBIandthe
DepartmentofJustice(DoJ)seekingaccesstorecordsaboutacontroversial
February8,2012meetingbetweenFBIDirectorRobertMuellerandvariousIslamic
organizations.
JudicialWatchsought anyandallrecordssettingcriteriaorguidelinesfor
FBIcurriculaonIslamorrecordsidentifyingpotentiallyoffensivematerialwithin
theFBIcurriculaonIslam, aswellasanydirectivestowithdrawFBIpresentations
andcurriculaonIslam.JudicialWatchalsosoughtrecordsofcommunications
betweentheOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneralandseveralentities,includingtheObama
WhiteHouse,theExecutiveOfficeofthePresident,andMuslimorganizations,such
astheMB,theIslamicSocietyofNorthAmerica(ISNA),andtheCouncilon
American-IslamicRelations(CAIR)regardingtheFBI scurriculaonIslam.
TheFBIacknowledgedreceiptofJudicialWatch sFOIArequestonMarch20,
2012,andwasrequiredtorespondbyMay1,2012.TheDoJacknowledged
receivingJudicialWatch sFOIArequestonMarch14,2012,andwasrequiredto
respondbyApril11,2012.OnJuly18,2012,JudicialWatchfiledsuitintheU.S.
DistrictCourtfortheDistrictofColumbiatocompeltheObamaadministrationand
itsHolderJusticeDepartmenttocomplywiththelaw,duetotheFBI sandJustice
Department sfailuretoprovidetherecordsasfederallawrequires.
III.Documentingthe Purge
A.FOIALawsuitRecordProduction
InJune2013,asaresultofitslawsuit,JudicialWatchobtainedandreleased
hundredsofpagesofFBIrecordsrevealingthat,in2012,theagencypurgeditsantiterrorismtrainingcurriculaofmaterialdeterminedbyagroupof SubjectMatter
Experts tobe offensive toMuslims.9TheFBIrefusedtodisclosetheidentitiesof
these SubjectMatterExperts. Theexcisedmaterialincludedreferenceslinkingthe
MuslimBrotherhoodtoterrorism,tyingalQaedatothe1993WorldTradeCenter
andKhobarTowersbombings,andsuggestingthat youngmaleimmigrantsof
MiddleEasternappearance mayfittheterroristprofilebest.
AmongtherecordsproducedisanFBIpolicydocument, GuidingPrinciples:
TouchstoneDocumentonTraining, whichprovidedtherationaleforthe
curriculumpurge.The Touchstone documentcontainsanextraordinary
statement: Mereassociationwithorganizationsthatdemonstratebothlegitimate
(advocacy)andillicit(violentextremism)objectivesshouldnotautomaticallyresult
inadeterminationthattheassociatedindividualisactinginfurtheranceofthe
organization sillicitobjective(s). 10Perhapsnot automatically, butitshould
definitelyresultinapreliminaryinquiryandsomefundamentalinvestigativework.
B.OutsideGroupsandPurgePressure
TheFBIshouldnot outsource itscounterterrorismtrainingtotheterrorists
and/ortheiragentsofinfluencewhohavesworntodestroyourcountry.The
MuslimPublicAffairsCouncil(MPAC)haslobbiedsuccessfullyforyearstoremove
referencestoIslam,shariaandjihadfromthenationalsecuritydialogueand
terminologyoflawenforcement,intelligenceanddefenseagencies eventhough
terroristsfromAQtoHamasusethosetermsandQuranicdoctrineandquotesto
justifytheiroperationsandattacks.
In2005,MPACfounderSalamal-Marayatimadethefollowingpublic
statementatanIslamicSocietyofNorthAmerica(ISNA)conferenceinDallas:
Counter-terrorismandcounter-violenceshouldbe
definedbyus,hesaid.Weshoulddefinehowaneffective
counter-terrorismpolicyshouldbepursuedinthis
country.So,numberone,werejectanyeffort,notion,
suggestionthatMuslimsshouldstartspyingonone
another Thatiswhywearesayinghavethem[law
enforcement]comeincommunityforums,inopendialogues,sotheycomethroughthefrontdoorandyou
preventthemhavingtocomefromthebackdoor.11
DuringthenotoriousFebruary8,2012meeting,FBIDirectorMueller
reportedlyassuredtheIslamicgroupsinattendancethattheagencyhadordered
theremovalofpresentationsandcurriculaonIslamfromFBIofficesaroundthe
countrythatweredeemed offensive. OnegroupthatreportedlymetwithMueller
ISNA wasalready tiedtotheterrorgroupsHamasandtheMuslimBrotherhood
infederalcourtdocuments. 12ThegovernmenthadnamedISNAin2007asan
unindictedco-conspiratorintheHolyLandFoundationterroristfinancinglawsuit,
alongwithCAIR,andtheNorthAmericanIslamicTrust(NAIT).13
MPACpostedtoitswebsitethatitsFebruary2012meetingwithDirector
Muellerconcernedtheuseof inflammatorytrainingmaterial...thatdepicts
falsehoodsandnegativeconnotationsoftheMuslimAmericancommunity. MPAC
statedthattheFBI sproposedtrainingchangeswerea welcomedfirststepin
ensuringthatsuchamistakedoesnotoccuragain. Italsosoughtaformal
statementfromDirectorMueller acknowledgingthenegativeimpactofthese
trainingmaterialsontheMuslimAmericanCommunity.
TheDepartmentofDefense(DoD)institutedapurgesimilartotheFBI s.On
April24,2012,JointChiefsChairmanGen.MartinE.DempseyorderedtheentireU.S.
militaryto review itseducationalandtrainingclasses,files,androstersof
instructorstoensurethatnomembersofthearmedserviceswerestudyingmaterial
disrespectfuloftheIslamicreligion. 15MPACissuedastatementonMay18,2012
that, Whilewearespendingtreasuresinbothlivesandfinancesoverseastryingto
winheartsandminds,hereathomewearetrainingouryoungservicemenand
womentofilltheirheartsandmindswithhate. 16[Emphasisadded]
Curiously,thepurgeofFBItrainingmaterialsseemstohavebeeninitiatedby
thereportingofonejournalist(SpencerAckermanofWired)concerningone
briefingpresentedatQuantico.AsAckermanhimselfreports: sapparentlytruethatFBIintelligenceanalystWilliam
Gawthrop whoconductedthecounterterrorism
trainingMuellerapparentlyreferredto[incongressional
testimonyinOctober2011] onlyheldaparticular
three-dayseminarattheFBItrainingacademyon
oneoccasion. 17[Emphasisadded]
SenatorDickDurbin(D-IL)encouragedthesystematicpurge.18Backinthe
springof2011,SenatorDurbinhadorganizedaU.S.SenateJudiciaryCommittee
specialhearingonMuslimcivilrightsinAmerica.Theeventpurportedlycamein
responsetothespikeinanti-Muslimbigotry. TheSenatepanelfeaturedthenAssistantAttorneyGeneral ThomasPerez,wholedtheagency scivilrightsdivision,
andFarhanaKhera,whorunsaSanFranciscogroupcalledMuslimAdvocates.
AttorneyGeneralHolderhasbeentheguestofhonorandafeaturedspeakeratthe
annualdinneroftheMuslimAdvocates.19MuslimAdvocatesdescribeditselfas
follows:
Weareexpertswithdeepexperienceinthecourtroom
andpowerfulconnectionsinCongressandtheWhite
House.AsathoughtfulvoiceinWashington,we
ensuretheconcernsofAmericanMuslimsareheardby
leadersatthehighestlevelsofgovernment.Asa
watchdogofjustice,weusethecourtstobringtotask
thosewhothreatentherightsofAmericanMuslims.
Ourteamoflegaladvocates,policyexpertsand
communicationsprofessionals.
Counteranti-Muslimhatebychallengingbigotryand
hatecrimes.
EmpowercommunitiesbystrengtheningAmerican
Muslimcharitiesandeducatingpeopleabouttheirlegal
rights.
Fightdiscriminationwithhighimpactlawsuitsagainst
thosewhowrongfullytargetAmericanMuslims
Wearestrategicinthebattleswetakeon,soour
resourceshavemaximumimpact.Wecreate
coalitionswithouralliesinsideandoutsideof
governmenttotacklethemosturgentissuesfacingthe
AmericanMuslimcommunity.[Emphasisinoriginal]20
AnothermemberoftheIllinoiscongressionaldelegation,Rep.Jan
Schakowsky(D-IL),hasbeenpraisedbyCAIRfor herstrongdefenseoftheMuslim
CommunityduringquestioningofFBIDirectorRobertMuellerbytheHouse
PermanentSelectCommitteeonIntelligence. InthesameOctober6,2011press
release,CAIRDirectorNihadAwadthanked DirectorMuellerforhispledgeto
performa toptobottom reviewofFBIcounterterrorismtraining.
Nonetheless,othermembersofCongress,includingthen-Rep.AllenWest(RFL),objectedtoallowingradicalMuslimorganizationstheopportunitytodictate
U.S.counterterrorismpolicyandwantedthematerialtobereinsertedintothe
documents: Nowyouhaveanenvironmentofpoliticalcorrectnesswhichprecludes
these[FBI]agentsfromdoingtheirproperjobandduediligencetogoafterthe
perceivedthreat, statedWest.22
C.Identificationof Offensive TrainingMaterial
AsreportedinMarch2012byNationalPublicRadio(NPR): TheFBIhas
completedareviewofoffensivetrainingmaterialandhaspurged876pagesand
392presentations,accordingtoabriefingprovidedtolawmakers. 23Documents
obtainedayearlaterbytheJudicialWatchFOIAlawsuitrevealedthatamongthe
reasonsgivenbytheFBIforpurging offensive trainingdocumentswere:
ArticleishighlyinflammatoryandinaccuratelyarguestheMuslim
Brotherhoodisaterroristorganization.
bombingoftheKhobarTowersandthatAQis clearlylinked tothe1993
bombingoftheWorldTradeCenter.
Theoveralltenorofthepresentationistooinformalinthecurrentpolitical
context.
TheQur anisnottheteachingsoftheProphet,buttherevealedwordof
God.
Removereferencestomosquesspecificallyasaradicalizationincubator.
Removesweepinggeneralityof Thosewhofittheterroristprofilebest(for
thepresentatleast)areyoungmaleimmigrantsofMiddleEastern
appearance.
authorseemstoconflate IslamicMilitancy with terrorism andneedsto
definethedifferenceanduseitintheiranalysis.
InitsMay22,2013articleonsomeoftheJudicialWatchrevelations,The
WashingtonExaminerreported, WhiletheMuslimBrotherhoodisnotontheU.S.
StateDepartment sofficiallistofinternationalterroristorganizations,someofits
offshoots,includingthePalestiniangroupHamas,are.
Ironically,in2011,then-FBIDirectorMueller,wholaterorderedthepurgeof
offensive material includingthe exoneration oftheMuslimBrotherhood had
describedtheBrotherhoodasagroupthatsupportsterrorismintheU.S.and
overseas.32
IV.TheIslamistInfluenceOperation
9/11andtheImmediateAftermath
JudicialWatchhasalonghistoryofpursuingnationalsecuritymatters
relatingtoterrorism.WebeganrepresentingFBISpecialAgentRobertG.Wrightin
August2001concerningFBIeffortstosilencehimaboutIslamistmoneylaundering
andfinancialsupporttoterroristorganizations.33
Ninedaysaftertheattacksof9/11,JudicialWatchfileda Complaint
ConcerningCertainTaxExemptAndOtherOrganizationsReportedlyUsedAs
MoneyLaunderingFrontOperationsforTerroristActivitiesinTheUnitedStates
andAbroad withtheInternalRevenueService.Ourreportspecificallycitedthe
activitiesof20terroristfrontorganizations.34OnNovember24,2008thefederal
governmentfinallyobtainedaguiltyverdictagainstoneoftheorganizationswe
named:theHolyLandFoundationforReliefDevelopment(andfiveindividuals).35
OnMarch28,2005,JudicialWatchreleaseddocumentsfromtheFBI
obtainedasaresultoftheFOIAlitigation(JudicialWatchv.DepartmentofHomeland
SecurityFederalBureauofInvestigation,No.04-1643(RWR))thatcontaina
declassified Secret FBIreport,datedSeptember24,2003,entitled: Responseto
October2003VanityFairArticle(Re:[Redacted]FamilyDeparturesAfter
9/11/2001).
Ofthe19hijackerson9/11,15ofthemwereSaudisubjects.Thereport
containedmanyredactionsthattheJusticeDepartmentclaimedweremadeinthe
privacyinterestsoftheSaudisubjectsitidentified.ItisnotclearhowtheJustice
Departmentconcludedthattheallegedprivacyprivilegesofnon-U.S.personstrump
thepublic sinterestinobtainingfullinformationaboutthegovernment
investigativeresponsetothe9/11terroristattacks.Additionalredactionswere
claimedforlawenforcementinvestigativepurposeseventhoughthereportclaims
that noinformationofinvestigativevalue waslearnedfrominterviewsofbin
LadenfamilymembersandSaudiroyals.
NewinformationdetailingflightsofSaudisoutoftheU.S.fromLasVegasand
Providence,RIwereinthereport.FBIproceduresinprocessingtheSaudiflights
werealsorevealed.ItisapparentfromthereportthatbinLadenfamilymembers
andSaudiroyalsweresubjecttoonlycursory,proformaquestioningbytheFBI.
Experiencedinvestigatorssuggesteddetailedcounterterrorisminterviewswould
havetakenaminimumoftwohoursperpassenger.Therewasnoevidenceoffered
thatanysuchinterviewswereconductedbytheFBI.Thereportissilentastothe
identityoftheofficialwhoapprovedanyoftheflights.
ThisextraordinarilyfavorabletreatmentofbinLadenfamilymembersand
otherinfluential,wealthy,Saudisubjectswasfacilitatedthroughthepersonal
connectionsandinfluenceofPrinceBandarbinSultan,theSaudiArabian
ambassadortotheUnitedStatesfrom1983to2005.37Foreignnationalswith
contacts,communication,travel,investments,familyassociationsandothermaterial
witnessinformationconcerningthelargestterroristattackonU.S.soilweregivena
pass becauseofanelaborate,well-cultivatedinfluenceoperationpersonifiedbya
Saudiprince.EntirelyconsistentwithhislongambassadorialserviceintheUnited
Statesandhisknowledgeandappreciationofinfluenceoperations,PrinceBandar
wasappointedDirectorGeneraloftheSaudiIntelligenceAgencyonJuly19,2012,
whereheserveduntilApril201438
AmericanIslamistsalsoengageininfluenceoperationsandactivemeasures
operations.AnwaralAulaqi,aU.S.citizenandmilitantimamoftheDaral-Hijrah
mosqueinFallsChurch,Virginiaisaperfectexample.Hewasdescribedasthe
spiritualleader andinspirationofthe9/11hijackers;theFortHoodmurderer,U.S.
ArmyMajorNidalHassan;andthe2009ChristmasDay(attempted)airlinebomber,
UmarFaroukAbudulmutallabofNigeria,andothers.39JudicialWatchbeganan
investigationofAulaqiandhasgonetocourttocompelthegovernmenttoproduce
recordsconcerninghisterroristconnections.
Todate,JudicialWatch slitigationhasresultedinthereleaseofmorethan
5000pagesofresponsiverecords,manyofwhichwerepreviouslyclassified.The
documentspertaintotheFBI sinvestigationofAulaqi sconnectionstotwoofthe
9/11hijackers;hissuspectedinvolvementwithterrorismasearlyas1999;his
bankingactivities;hisfrequentpatronizingofprostitutes;and,theState
Department srevocationofhispassportapproximatelysixmonthsbeforehisdeath
bydronestrikeonSeptember30,2011.
AulaqiwasinterviewedbytheFBIfourtimesintheeightdaysfollowingthe
9/11attacks.40Aulaqi stelephonenumberhadbeenfoundbyGermanpoliceinthe
HamburgapartmentofhijackerRamzibinalShibh.41Aulaqihadalsobeen
investigatedbytheFBIin1999and2000forhiscontactswithoperativesassociated
withbinLaden,OmarAbdel-Rahman(the BlindSheik andmastermindofthe
WorldTradeCenterbombings)andtheterrorgroup,Hamas.42Sixdaysfollowing
the9/11attacks,AulaqisuggestedonanIslamistwebsitethatwebsitethatIsraeli
intelligenceagentsmighthavebeenresponsiblefortheattacks.43Documents
suggesttheFBIwasawareasfarbackasSeptember27,2001,thatAulaqimayhave
purchasedairplaneticketsforthreeofthe9/11terroristhijackers,including
mastermindMohammedAtta.44TheFBIwassufficientlyconcernedbyAulaqi
activitiesandcontactsthathewasplacedundersurveillanceinNovember2001.
AulaqipresentedhimselfpubliclyasthefaceofmoderateIslaminAmerica.
HegaveanumberofmediainterviewsandappearedonNationalGeographic;
NationalPublicRadio;and,intheNewYorkTimes.Aulaqialsofrequented
prostitutesinWashington,DChotels,spendingthousandsofdollars.AnFBImemo
seekingprosecutionofAulaqiforprostitution-relatedchargesprovidesadetailed
accountofhisconduct,uptotheeveningbeforehisspeechtoaPentagon
audience.45
OnFebruary5,2002AulaqihadlunchinthediningroomoftheSecretaryof
DefenseandmadeapresentationtoPentagonbrass,aspartofthemilitary
outreachtotheMuslimcommunity.46InpreparationforAulaqi sPentagon
luncheon,aDefenseDepartmentlawyerwhopurportedlyvettedhisbackground
andcredentialswrotethatshe hadtheprivilegeofhearingoneofMr.Awlaki
presentationsinNovemberandwasimpressedbyboththeextentofhisknowledge
andbyhowhecommunicatedthatinformationandhandledahostileelementinthe
audience.
AccordingtorecordsandsurveillancelogsobtainedthroughaFOIAlawsuit
againsttheFBIbyJudicialWatch,thebureauissuedabulletinat10:40AMtheday
beforethePentagonluncheon(February4,2002)thatdeclaredAulaqitobea
terrorist.TheAulaqiwarningnoticereads: Warning approachwithcaution...
DonotalerttheindividualtotheFBI sinterestandcontactyourlocalFBIfield
officeattheearliestopportunity. [Emphasisadded.]
Nonetheless,accordingtotheFBIsurveillancelogforFebruary5,2002at
11:30am, AulaqiboardedtheMetrotrain,bluelinenorthforthePentagon.
11:32am, AulaqiexitedtheMetrotrain,walkedthroughtheturnstyle[sic]and
greetedtwounidentifiedwhitefemales. At11:40am, Aulaqiandthetwo
unidentifiedfemaleswalkedthroughthetrainstation,ontotheescalator,walked
southwestandwestadjacenttothePentagon,upthestepsandwalkednortheast
towardstheentrancetothePentagon. Andat12:00pm, Surveillancediscontinued
atthePentagon. 48Inshort,theFBIfollowedthisterroristliterallytothefrontsteps
ofthePentagon.
WithindaysofthePentagonluncheon,AulaqilefttheUnitedStates.Eight
monthslater,hereturnedtotheUnitedStatesundermysteriouscircumstances.
AulaqiwasstoppedanddetainedbyCustomsofficersatJFKInternationalAirport
becauseofanoutstandingwarrantforhisarrest,untilFBISpecialAgentWade
AmmermanorderedAulaqisrelease,eventhoughthewarrantwasstillactive.49
RecordsobtainedbyJudicialWatchinSeptember2013suggestthatAulaqi
mayhavebeenanagentoftheU.S.government,orthatperhapsAulaqiwas
manipulatingtheU.S.governmenttoachievehisowngoals.Therecordsshowthat
then-FBIDirectorRobertMuellerappearstobemoredeeplyinvolvedinthepost9/11handlingofAulaqithanpreviouslyknown.50
OnememofromMuellertothen-AttorneyGeneralJohnAshcroftonOctober
3,2002 sevendaysbeforeAulaqire-enteredtheUnitedStatesandwasdetainedat
JFKairport ismarkedSecretandtitledAnwarAulaqi:IT-UBL/AL-QAEDA.51
Thesubstanceofthememoisredactedinfull.Interestingly,thememoisoneofat
leastthreeFBIreports,whoseprimarysubjectisAulaqi,intheninedaysleadingup
tohisreturntotheUnitedStatesinOctober2002.AnotherFBImemomarked
Secret,onOctober22,2002,12daysaftertheclericsreturn,includesthesubject
lineAnwarNasserAulaqiandSynopsis:Assetreporting.52
OtherrecordsJudicialWatchuncoveredshowthatonOctober1,2002-
beforeAulaqireturnedtotheUnitedStates--amemomarkedSecretand
PrioritywasfaxedfromtheFBIsWashingtonFieldOfficetoFBIheadquarters.On
October3,theFBIdirectorsmemowassenttoAshcroft.AndonOctober10,theday
AulaqienteredtheUnitedStates,therewasaheavilyredactedfaxfromtheFBI
residentofficeatJFKInternationalAirportthatincludedtheclericsplaneticket,
customsform,passportandSocialSecuritycard.
AulaqilefttheUnitedStatesbeforetheendof2002,andspentthefollowing
yearsintheUnitedKingdom(2002 2004)andYemen(2004 2011).Aulaqiwas
killedinYemenbyaHellfiremissilefiredfromaPredatordroneonSeptember30,
2011.53
Aulaqiseemstobetheperfectexampleofanactivemeasuresoperative.By
meansofdeception,heconductedhimselfpubliclyasasupposedly moderate
Muslimcleric,whileengagedinclandestineoperationssupportingthe9/11
hijackers.WhilelecturingPentagonofficialsontheirneedtobe sensitive tothe
Muslimcommunity(aninfluenceoperation),hesecretlyplottedtraitorous,Jihadist
attacksagainsthisfellowcitizens.Heappearstohavemanipulatedand/or
deceived,atleastforatime,theFBIandperhapstheCIA.Havingfledthecountry,
hewentontodropthecoverofdeception,andthenopenlyadvocatedforJihadist
attacksagainsthiscountryofbirth.Heradicalized,inspiredanddirectedterror
attacksastheheadofalQaedaintheArabianPeninsulauntilhisdeath.
Hisdeathleavesmanyunansweredquestions:Howmuchofhisterror
supportnetworkisintactintheUnitedStates?WhatwasAulaqi srelationshipwith
theU.S.government?WastherearecruitmentattemptbytheFBIortheCIA?Was
Aulaqiadoubleor,perhaps,atripleagent?WhatvalueorimportancedidAulaqi
havethattheFBIwaswillingtowaivearrestwarrantstogethimbackintothe
country?WasAulaqisuccessfulinrecruitingandplacingIslamistoperativesinthe
U.S.government?Aulaqirananaggressive cyber-Jihad fromYemen,using
YouTubeforproselytizingandrecruitingIslamiststowageJihadaroundtheworld.
Thosetechniquesareincreasinglyimportantforinfluenceoperationsandbroader
activemeasurescampaigns.WhydidtheU.S.governmentallowAulaqiyearsof
unfetteredaccesstotheInternetandYouTube?54ThepublicwastoldthatAulaqi
wasaterrorist,whenitappearsthathewas,atleast,aU.S.governmentinformant.
DidPresidentObamaknowaboutAulaqi sstatuswhenheorderedhisdeathby
dronestrike?
ActiveMeasuresCampaign
Asreferencedabove,in2007and2008,theUnitedStateschargedtheHoly
LandFoundation(HLF)ofRichardson,TX(andrelatedpersons)withmaterial
supportofterrorismthroughlaunderingmillionsofdollarsforuseby arakatalMuq wamahal- Isl miyyah,(IslamicResistanceMovement HAMAS).In
November2008,theHLFandfivemenwerefoundguiltybyunanimousverdictsof
36countsofunlawfullyfundingterrorism.HLFrecordsintroducedaskeyevidence
inthetrialsincluded AnExplanatoryMemorandum datedMay22,1991detailing
therelationshipsandactivitiesofthe MuslimBrotherhood andthe Islamic
Movement inNorthAmerica. Attachmentnumber(1) oftheMemorandumlisted friendly organizationsincluding:theIslamicSocietyofNorthAmerica;Muslim
Students Association;UnitedAssociationforStudiesandResearch;Mercy
InternationalAssociation;InternationalInstituteforIslamicThought;andothers.55
TheExplanatoryMemorandumdescribedindetaila Civilization-Jihadist
Process thatstated, Their[Islamists]workinAmericaisakindofgrandJihadin
eliminatinganddestroyingtheWesternCivilizationfromwithinand sabotaging its
miserablehousebytheirhandsandthehandsofthebelieverssothatitis
eliminatedandGod sreligionismadevictoriousoverallotherreligions.
TheExplanatoryMemorandumdocumentshowIslamistsarewagingjihadon
theWestbyavarietyofmeansandonanumberoffronts.Thereisnothingnew
aboutthejihadphenomenon ithasbeencarriedouttoonedegreeoranothersince
AD632,althoughitscurrentpoliticizedmanifestationtracesitsrootstothefirsthalf
ofthe20thcentury.TheKorandemandsjihad.Weignorethatfactatourperil.Dr.
PatrickSookhdeo,anexpertinjihadistideologyandaVisitingProfessoratthe
DefenceAcademyoftheUK,hasstated, Islamismhasreplacedcommunismasthe
mostsignificantideologicalopponentoftheWesternliberalworldorder.Radical
IslamistmovementshavedeclaredwarontheWestaswellasonotherMuslims.
EvenSenatorDianeFeinstein(D-CA)hasidentified, arealdisplaced
aggressioninthisveryfundamentalistjihadistIslamiccommunity,andthatisthat
theWestisresponsibleforeverythingthatgoeswrongandthattheonlythingthats
goingtosolvethisisIslamicsharialawandtheconceptofthecaliphate.
Currentjihadistoperationsareconductedundertheumbrella,directionand
coordinationoftheOrganizationofIslamicCooperation(OIC),theMB,aswellasal
Qaeda(AQ)anditsaffiliates.TheMB smottoprovidesperspectiveontheirideology
andoperations:Allahisourobjective;theKoranisourlaw,theProphetisour
leader;Jihadisourway;anddyinginthewayofAllahisthehighestofour
aspirations.59Thearsenalofjihadincludestheweaponsofterrorismandactsof
war,aswellasinfluencecampaigns,propagandaandactivemeasures.
Since2009,therehavebeenatleastsixteen(16)Islamistterroristattacks
attemptedorconductedintheUnitedStates undetectedbyeitherthelaw
enforcementorintelligencecommunities.Likewise,Muslimpoliticalpressureand
communitygroupshavefailedtoidentify,warnauthoritiesorinterdictthese
terrorists.In2011,astheObamaadministrationwascarryingoutthetraining
curriculapurgedemandsofgroupslikeCAIR,theRussiangovernmentwas,without
success,warningtheFBIaboutBostonBomberTamerlanTsarnaev.
Islamist
AttacksUpon
U.S.SoilSince
2009
Attack
Date
IslamistsInvolved:
1Jun2009
Attack
Attempt
Attempt
Attempt
Attempt
Attack
5Nov2009
Dec2009
Oct2010
May2012
Nov2012
15Apr2013
Attack
Attempt
Attack
Jun2014
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23Oct2014
Attempt
Jan2015
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Mar2015
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3May2015
Attempt
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22Jun2015
6Jul2015
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16Jul2015
AbdulhakimMujahid
Muhammad
NidalMalikHasan
AGroup
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AGroup
FazliddinKurbanov
TamerlanTsarnaev
DzhokharTsarnaev
AliMuhammadBrown
KhorasanGroup
ZaleH.ThompsonAKA
ZaimFarouqAbdul-Malik
Ohio-basedISIS
Sympathizer
CyberCaliphate
EltonSimpson
NadirHamidSoofi
AbdulMalikAbdul
Kareem
JustinNojanSullivan
MunsterSaleh
FareedMumuni
UnnamedDriver
MohammadAbdulazeez
Agency
Reporting
Multiple60
Multiple61
NCTC62
NCTC63
NCTC64
ICE65
Multiple66
NJOHSP67
NCTC68
Multiple69
McCaul/
DHS,FBI70
McCaul/
DHS71
Multiple72
DOJ73
NJOHSP74
Multiple75
Controllinglanguageisessentialforeffectiveinfluenceoperations,aspartofa
broaderactivemeasurescampaign.Anexampleoftheradicalpurgingofcertain
termsandphrasesfromgovernmentlexiconscanbefoundbycomparinglanguage
usedinthe9/11CommissionReport76tothatusedinboththe2009National
IntelligenceEstimate77andthe2008FBICounterterrorismAnalyticalLexicon78.
Certaintermsandphrases rootedinbasicIslamichistory,aswellasthe
language/publicationsoftheterroriststhemselves havebeenremovedfromU.S.
governmentlawenforcementandintelligencerecords.Why?Whoseinterestsare
servedbynotusingaccuratelanguagetodescribetheactionsofpersonsattacking
U.S.personsandproperty?Whowishesthehistoricalrecordtoberevisedinsucha
wayastodenyfacts?WhywouldAmerica sleadershipseektoignorealmost1,400
yearsofhistory?If sensitivity toIslamisaconcern,whywouldweseektodeny
theteachingsofIslamanditshistoricalconquests frommedievalSpainto
Indonesia,andbeyond?Isn tsuchadenial insensitive
Ifadecisionwasmadethatthelawenforcementandintelligenceagenciesof
theUnitedStateswouldbebetterservedbynotusinghistoricallyaccurate
descriptiveterms,thenwhichgovernmentofficialmadethatdecision?Who?How
wasthatorder scrub vocabulary conveyedtotheagency(ies)?Whatreview
andeditingprocesswasused andwhoweretheeditors/reviewers?
ItappearsthattheU.S.governmenthaselectedtodenyreality.The
compulsionfortheU.S.government,itspoliticalleadersandthepublicat-largeto
denyrealityisnotnew.HavingdocumentedU.S.national amnesia towardsthe
brutalityoftheSovietUnioninherbook,AmericanBetrayal,authorandsyndicated
columnistDianaWestremindsusthat:
...throughoutthe1970sandbeyond,Redterrorists
fromEuropeandtheIslamicworldstruckatcivilian
targetsfromItalytoSwedentoJapantoIsrael.Notthat
weeverthoughtofthatworldasIslamic;itwasalways
describedas Arab. OftendirectedbyCubans,Arabs,and
Czechs,theseforceswereclandestinelybankrolled,
trained,andsupportedbyMoscowtodestabilizetheWest
...Onceagain,theresponseofWesternleaderstothis
SovietassaultonWesternsocietywasan officialflight
fromreality, as[TheTerrorNetworkauthorClaire]
Sterlingputit.Shedescribeswhatwasbythenthe
familiarmodeofWesternbehavior:amassavoidanceof
allthedenselyaccumulatingevidencethatledtothe
conclusionthattheSovietUnionwastheculpritbehind
thechaosandterror.Thisledtoagrouphugaround
delusion.
Thedenialandavoidancehasmanifesteditselfasofficialgovernmentpolicy.
Dr.SebastianL.v.Gorka,theMajorGeneralMatthewC.HornerDistinguishedChair
ofMilitaryTheoryattheMarineCorpsUniversity,explainsthattheconfusionofour
policiesstemsfromtwoobstacles:
Thefirstisamisguidedbeliefthatthereligious
characteroftheenemy sideologyshouldnotbediscussed,
andthatweneednotaddressit,butinsteadshoulduse
thephrase, ViolentExtremism todescribeourfoeand
thusavoidanyunnecessaryunpleasantness.Thesecond
isthatevenifwecoulddemonstrateclear-headednesson
theissueandrecognizethereligiousideologyofalQaeda
anditsassociatedmovementsforwhatitis,aformof
hybridtotalitarianism,westilldrasticallylackthe
institutionalabilitytoanalyzeandcomprehendtheworld
viewofthisenemyandthereforeitsstrategicmindsetand
ultimateobjectives.
IfgovernmentofficialsareforbiddentousetermssuchasjihadandIslamist,
howcantheyeverhopetoconductthefact-drivenanalysisrequiredtocomprehend
andactuponthreatinformation?PresidentGeorgeW.Bush sdeclarationon
September17,2001totheIslamicCenterofWashington,DCthat, Islamispeace,
isagoodexampleofhowwehavedisconnectedfactsofthe9/11attacksfrom
conclusions( Islamispeace.
TheObamaadministrationhasalsotakenstrongactiontocombatanything
deemedinsensitivetoMuslims.WhateverthebroadermotivesoftheObama
politicaloperatives,thisdesiretoeliminate insensitivity is,inlargepart,rootedin
fear fearofterrorattacks,violence,provocations, daysofrage, burned
consulatesandprotests.Americanleadersengageinself-censorshipoutoffear
pretendingitis tolerance and respect. Theyironicallyproclaimthat
intolerance isintolerableandmustbeeliminated.Consistentwiththisfear-based
approach,inDecember2011,SecretaryofStateHillaryClintonhostedathree-day,
closed-door,international IstanbulProcess conferenceonmeasurestocombat
religious intolerance,negativestereotypingandstigmatization.
Theconferencewasintendedto implement UNHumanRightsCouncil
Resolution16/18,avictoryfortheOICinadvancementofitsgoalthat defamation
ofreligion shouldbepunishedcriminallyworldwide.A10-yeargoaloftheOICwas
accomplished.TheResolution,titled: CombatingIntolerance,NegativeStereotyping
andStigmatizationof,andDiscrimination,IncitementtoViolenceandViolence
Against,PersonsBasedonReligionorBelief, implementstwostepsforUNmember
states:1)prohibitingdiscriminationbasedonreligionorbelief;and,2)training
governmentofficials,includingonhowtoimplementeffectiveoutreachtoreligious
communities.Participantsincludedexpertsfrominvitedcountriesand
internationalorganizations,aswellaspersonnelfromtheU.S.Departmentsof
HomelandSecurityandJustice.82ByhostingthisconferenceSecretaryClinton
directlyandindirectlyadvancedtheagendaoftheOICandvalidatedoppression.83
RatherthanstronglydefendingtheFirstAmendment,SecretaryClintongave
theimpressiontothe57memberstatesoftheOICandtotherestoftheUNthatthe
UnitedStateswouldfallinbehindmostofWesternEurope,CanadaandAustralia,
withsomesortofSharia-compliantspeechcode.IftheSecretaryofStatewould
internationallycompromisetheConstitutionthroughcompliancewithacriminal
blasphemycode,surelysomeuseof offensive languagecould,andwould,be
curtailedattheFBI. Violentextremist becametheeuphemismforjihadist,militant
Islamistorterrorist.
OnMay10,2012,Rep.LouisGohmert(R-TX)wenttotheflooroftheHouse
ofRepresentativesanddiscussed disappearinglanguage aboutthejihadistthreat
usingacharttodisplaythefrequencyofuseofdescriptivetermsingovernmentlaw
enforcementandintelligencedocuments:
National
9/11
Disappearing FBICounterTerror
Intelligence
Commission
Language
Lexicon-2008
Strategy 2009
Report-2004
Violentextremism
Enemy
Jihad
Muslim
Islam
Takfir
Muslim
Brotherhood
Religious
Hamas
Hizbollah
alQaeda
Caliph
Sharia
126
145
322
Howdoesoneidentify,studyandplanforadefensetoamilitantIslamist
terrorthreatifoneisnotpermittedtoexaminethedoctrine,organization,history,
ideologyandconductoftheopposition?
Islamisareligionthatalsoexpressesitselfasanideologyandasasystemof
governancethatrequirescomplianceandsubmission.Justlikethestructureand
organizationoftheSovietUnionanditsCommunistPartyapparatus,Islamoffersan
entireintellectualandideologicalstructureandprocess.ExaminationofIslamist
ideologyiscriticaltothwartingthethreatposedtoourcountry.Studyingideology
isthemeansbywhichweunderstandman srelationshiptomankind,thenationand
community.
FromMarch2011throughJune2012,Rep.PeterKing(R-NY),chairmanof
theHouseCommitteeonHomelandSecurity,heldaseriesofhearingson
radicalizationwithintheMuslim-Americancommunity.Thehearingsfocusedon:
theradicalizationintheMuslim-Americancommunityandthatcommunity
response;radicalizationinprisons;recruitmentwithintheMuslim-American
communitybyAl-Shabaab;and,thethreattoAmericanmilitarycommunitiesinthe
UnitedStatesaswellasthe InsiderThreat fromradicalizedMuslimsinthe
military.84ThehearingswerecontroversialanddrewcondemnationsfromCAIR
andtheACLU.85Thehearingsdidnotuncoverorrevealanynewinformation,but
theoverreactiontothembytheAmericanIslamistnetworkwasrevealing.Thismay
bebecausethemostimportantfindingcameasaresultofthefirsthearing: Thereis
aNeedtoConfronttheIslamistIdeologyDrivingRadicalization.
Fourteenyearsafter9/11,manyAmericansarewoefullyignorantofthe
militantIslamistterrorthreat.JustasmanyColdWar-eraAmericanswerenot
conversantinthe dialecticalmaterialism ofKarlMarx,norcouldtheyrecitefrom
memorythenamesofthemembersoftheCentralCommitteeoftheCommunist
PartyoftheSovietUnion likewise,theyarenotfamiliarwiththeideologyofthe
MuslimBrotherhoodorthewritingsofSayyidQutb(theleadingmemberofthe
EgyptianMuslimBrotherhoodinthe1950sand60s).ManyAmericansbelievethe
restoftheworldshouldrespectandadmiretheindividuallibertiesguaranteedin
ourConstitution.Theywronglyassumethat,ifonlygivenafairhearingand
consideration,aWestern-styleJeffersoniandemocracywouldbeembraced
throughouttheIslamicworld.Obviously,thoseAmericansaregravelymistaken.
Themistakeisnotnew.AnexamplefromtheColdWardemonstratesthe
parallelsbetweenthestruggleagainstCommunismandtoday sstruggleagainstthe
Islamists.InGlobalPsychologicalConflict,ananalyticalvolumecompiledand
publishedbytheIndustrialCollegeoftheArmedForcesin1961,thefollowingis
offeredconcerning TheImportanceofHistory
ThereflowsfromAmericanhumanismand
humanitarianism,abelief,almostanarticleoffaith,that
humanbeingsallovertheworldareverymuchalike,that
theirbasicaspirations,interests,fearsandhopesarenot
reallytoodifferent.Weinstinctivelydeemphasizeinour
thinkingtheextraordinarydifferencesthatexistinthe
systemofvaluesandmentalityofevensuchclosely
relatednationsastheFrenchandItalian.Thuswecome,
notintheoryperhapsbutinactualfact,totheconclusion
thatitcannotreallybesoveryimportantwhetherin
dealingwiththeFrenchmenortheItalians,wedoknow
theirhistoryandliterature,theirpeculiarsocial
stratification,theirspecialphilosophyoflife inshort,
theirtruenationalindividuality.Americansarealso
more modern thanalmostanyothernationalgroup,in
thesensethatweliveinthepresentandlookintothe
future.Thisalsoleadstoanaturalnonconcernwiththe
underlyinghistoricaldevelopmentsthathaveshaped
thoseforeignnationsthatconstituteouraudience
today.
ItisnotonlytheaverageAmericanwholacksaclearunderstandingofthe
Islamistthreat.JournalistandauthorDianaWestdescribesthenationalinformation
gaponthechallengesfacingtheUnitedStates,andthepurgesoftheavailable
information:
Yearsofbattle evenworse,yearsofbattleplanning
havepassedwithoutourleadershiphavingstudied,or
evenhavingbecomeacquaintedwith,theprinciplesand
historicfactsofIslamicwardoctrine.Fouryearsintothe
so-calledwaronterror,then JointChiefsChairmanPeter
PaceevenpointedthisoutinaspeechattheNational
DefenseUniversityonDecember1,2005.
NotwithstandingPace sconcern,thestudyandanalysisof
IslamandjihadremaineddefactoforbiddeninpolicymakingcirclesinsidetheBushWhiteHouse,whicheven
codifiedalexiconin2008tohelpgovernmentofficials
discussIslamicjihadwithoutmentioning Islam
jihad. TheObamaadministrationwouldcarrythissame
see-no-Islampolicytoitszealouslimit,finallymountinga
two-frontassaultonthefewtrainersandfact-based
trainingmaterialsthatweresometimes(sparingly)used
bylawenforcementagenciesandthemilitarytoeducate
personnelaboutIslamandjihad.Whathistoryshould
rememberastheGreatJihadPurgesof2012beganatthe
JusticeDepartment,affectingdomesticlawenforcement
agencies,andspreadtothePentagon,affectingtheentire
U.S.military.88
This see-no-Islam policywasondisplayinSeattle,whenthePugetSound
JointTerrorismTaskForce,inconjunctionwiththeU.S.DepartmentofState
RewardsforJusticeprogram,boughtadvertisementsfor46publicbusesaspartofa
publiceducationandawarenesscampaigninJune2013.Theadvertisementfeatured
16photosofwantedterroristsandthewording: FacesofGlobalTerrorism and
StopaTerrorist.SaveLives.Upto$25MillionReward. The16terroristsfeatured
arefromaroundtheworld.ThreewerebornintheUnitedStates,sevenarefrom
Africancountries,fourarefromthePhilippines,withoneMalaysianandone
Chechen.ThesefactsdetailingwantedterroristsdidnotdeterRepresentativeJim
McDermott(D-WA)fromwritingaletterofcomplainttotheDirectoroftheFBI
concerningtheadvertisements,andfurtherstating: Whenyoustartsayingthatthis
isthefaceofterrorism,youarereallystigmatizingawholegroupofpeople. 89As
wehavenowcometoexpect,theFBIapologizedforanddiscontinuedthe
advertisementsimmediately.
Islamistsengagedininfluenceoperationsleveragethepowersofourown
Constitution sBillofRightsbackagainstusinanactivemeasuresformofju-jitsu.
TheFirstAmendmentbecomesaweapontocurtail offensive speech;freedomof
religionbecomeseitherfreedom from religion,orademandforstate-sanctioning
ofIslamicreligiouspractices,whileexcludingandsuppressingChristianexpression.
WhileLeninbelievedwewouldsellhimtheropebywhichhewouldhangus,the
Islamistsdreamofusshacklingourselvesinadhimmitude(acceptingaconditionof
subservient,second-classstatus)thatwillhelpachievethegoalsoftheIslamists
Civilization JihadistProcess.
Activemeasurescampaignsseektobringsocialandpoliticalpressuretobear
againstthetargetedinstitution(s)andgovernment(s)toarriveatadesiredresult.
Pressureisexertedthroughsubtletyanddeception.Activemeasuresaredesigned
toinfluencebehaviors,decisionsandoutcomes.Bearingthisinmind,itis
interestingtonotethatasSpencerAckermanlaunchedhisreportingontheFBIantiterrortrainingcurriculuminWired(September2011),nearlysimultaneously,Matt
Apuzzo,AdamGoldman,EileenSullivan,andChrisHawleyfromtheAssociatedPress
begantheirPulitzerPrize-winningprobeintoNYPDintelligenceoperations(August
23,2011).90
Itisnotunreasonabletoaskifthesereportersweremanipulatedthroughan
orchestratedprogramtobringsubstantialnegativepublicityagainstthetwoleading
counterterrorismlawenforcementagenciesinthecountryatvirtuallythesame
moment.Certainly,exactlythatsortofdiscreditingandcripplingactionisexactly
thedesiredoutcomeofanactivemeasuresprogramseekingtothwartthe
operationsofmajorlawenforcementagencies.Similaroperationsbyotherenemies
oftheUnitedStateshavebeencarriedoutfordecadesthroughjournalists,both
wittinglyandunwittingly.
Islamistswillofferthatjihad( war )isacreativeforce.91TheCommunists
believedandsaidthesamethingconcerningwar.Marxsaidthat warwasa
creativesourceofsocialdevelopment, thelastwordofsocialscienceontheeveof
eachgeneralreconstructionofsociety ...Leninvoicedtheopinionthat great
historicalquestionscanbesolvedonlybyviolence. 92TheSovietUnionlasted
decades.FromtheBattleofTours(AD732)totheattacksof9/11,thehistorical
recordisdensewithfactualinformationontheIslamists jihadisteffortsagainstthe
West.
ChronologyofDevelopmentsintheInfluenceOperation
AchronologicalexaminationoftheIslamists influencecampaignandother
activemeasureshelpsprovidecontextandperspective.93
December2005:
TheOICestablishes10-yearplanofactionthatincludes
internationalcriminalizationof Islamophobia throughthe
UnitedNations(UN).94
April2011:
OICSecretary-GeneralEkmeleddinIhsanoglumeetswith
PresidentObamaattheWhiteHouse.
July2011:
StateDepartmentandOICmeetingson Istanbul
Process, SecretaryHillaryClintontellsOICthatU.S.
governmentwilluse oldfashionedtechniquesofpeer
pressureandshaming against Islamophobia.
August2011:
TheAssociatedPressbeginsaseriesofarticlesattackingthe
NewYorkPoliceDepartment sintelligenceoperations.96
September2011: Wiredmagazine sSpencerAckermanbeginsseriesofarticles
attackingindividualswithinU.S.governmentfor
Islamophobia.
October2011:
October2011:
October2011:
November2011:
December2011:
December2011:
January2012:
February2012:
March2012:
July2012:
57MuslimgroupssendalettertoWhiteHousedemanding
purge ofallcounterterrorismtrainingmaterialsand reeducation ofallFBIagentsexposedto Islamophobic
training.98
DOJCivilRightsDivisionmeetingwithIslamicgroupsto
discusscriminalizingcriticismofIslamas discrimination.
JointChiefsofStaffissuesactiondirectivetoscreentrainersfor
militaryintelligenceandpsychologicaloperationsbasedsolely
onAckerman sWiredreport.100
WhiteHouserespondstoMuslimgroups  purge demand
letter,agreestosetupinter-agencytaskforce,including
extremistMuslimgroups,tooverseeFBIcounterterrorism
trainingdevelopment.101
SecretaryofStateHillaryClintonholdscloseddoormeeting
withtheOICtoadvancethe IstanbulProcess. 102
PassageofUNResolution16/18draftedbytheOICandbacked
bytheU.S.Theresolutionsoughtlimitsonspeechdeemed
discriminatory ordefamingreligion103
U.S.MilitaryAcademyatWestPointcancelsanaddressbya
highlydecoratedfoundingmemberofDeltaForceandformer
DeputyUnderSecretaryofDefenseforIntelligence,Jerry
Boykin,aftercomplaintsfromtheHamasfrontgroupCAIR.104
IslamicgroupsmeetwithFBItoensurecompliancewith
demanded Islamophobia purge.105
JudicialWatchfilesFOIArequestsseekingrecordspertaining
toFBIDirectorMueller ssecretmeetingswithIslamistsand
thecurriculapurges.
JudicialWatchfilesaFOIAlawsuitagainsttheDepartmentof
JusticeandtheFBIintheU.S.DistrictCourtfortheDistrictof
ColumbiaforrecordsofDirectorMueller ssecretmeetings.
July2012:
September2012:
September2012:
September2012:
April14,2014:
August14,2014:
February2015:
TopDOJCivilRightsofficialrefusestovowtoCongressnotto
pushSaudi-styleblasphemylaws.106
ObamaadministrationblamesattacksonU.S.EmbassyCairo
andthe SpecialMissionCompound inBenghazionaYouTube
movietrailer.107
EncouragedbytheObamaadministration sdenunciationofa
YouTubemovietrailer,theOICvowstopushthrougha
blasphemyresolutionatUN,claimingthatthefilmispartofa
largeranti-Muslimconspiracy.108
InU.N.GeneralAssemblyspeech,ObamarepeatstheYouTube
movietrailerlieandgoesontosay, Thefuturedoesnot
belongtothosewhoslandertheprophetofIslam. 109
NewYorkPoliceDepartmentannouncesithasdisbandeda
specialintelligenceunitthatconductedterrorismsurveillance
anddetectionoperationsinMuslimcommunities.110
RenewedpushbyaconstellationofMBfrontgroupsandother
Leftistorganizationsseekingeliminationof anti-Muslim
trainingmaterials inalettertoLisaMonaco,theAssistantto
thePresidentforHomelandSecurityandCounterterrorism.
WhilecitingtheOctober2011letterthatinitiatedthepurgeof
trainingmaterials,theauthorsclaim ...wehaveseenno
significantchange. 111
TheWhiteHouseSummitonCounteringViolentExtremism.A
meetingfeaturing: invitedguests,putativealliesinafresh
internationalcounterterrorismcampaign,included
representativesfromsomeoftheworld sleastdemocraticand
mostrepressivecountries. 112ANewYorkTimesreporter
observed: Withremarkableconsistency includingatahighprofileWhiteHousemeetingthisweek, CounteringViolent
Extremism  theyhavefavoredbland,generictermsover
anythingthatexplicitlyconnectsattacksorplotstoIslam. 113
AleksandrV.Bortnikov,thedirectoroftheRussianFederal
SecurityService,thepost-SovietK.G.B.attendedthesummit.
FBIDirectorJamesComeywasnotinvited.114
July2015:
July2015:
MuslimAdvocatespressuretheDepartmentofJusticeto
pursue hatecrimes chargesincertaincases.Ananalysisof
themostrecentFBIHateCrimestatistics115showsthat
Muslimssuffered13.1percentofallhatecrimesmotivatedby
religion(versus,forexample,Jews,whosuffered60.6percent
ofallreligiouslymotivatedhatecrimes).Thegroupsthat
sufferedthemosthatecrimes,inorder,wereblacks(1,856
incidences),gaymen(750),whites(653),Jews(625),
Hispanics(331),peopleofotherethnicities(324),LGBTsin
general(277)andlesbians(160).AsiansandMuslimseach
suffered135incidencesofhatecrimes,accountingfor2.3
percentofallhatecrimes(notattributedtoaspecific
motivation).116
AttheAspenSecurityForum,FBIDirectorJamesComeyrefers
repeatedlytodomesticIslamistterrorists,alignedwithISIS,as
troubledsouls. 117Atthesameevent,HomelandSecurity
SecretaryJehJohnsonsaysIslamicStateterroristsarenot
Islamic.118
IslamistsandtheObamaAdministration
OnWednesday,October19,2011,activistsandadvocatesfromIslamistpressure
groupsmetwithofficialsfromtheObamaJusticeDepartment,includingthethenchiefoftheCivilRightsDivisionoftheJusticeDepartment,ThomasPerez,atGeorge
WashingtonUniversityinWashington,DC.Islamistadvocatesdemandedthatthe
JusticeDepartmentreduceanti-terrorprioritiesandfunding;changeagents
trainingmaterials;restrictinvestigatorsfromlookingintocertainMuslim-related
subjects;andcreateanewlegaldeclarationthatanyU.S.citizens criticismofIslam
constitutesthecrimeofracialdiscrimination.119Mr.Perezwarmlyreceivedthe
Islamistsdemandsandpromisedaction.120
WheretheFDRadministrationhadHarryHopkins,LauchlinCurrie,HarryDexter
WhiteandAlgerHiss amongothers toengageinespionage,subversionand
influenceoperationsasagents, fellowtravelers, dupesand usefulidiots forthe
SovietUnion,sotoo,doestheObamaadministrationhavethisgeneration sagentsof
influencewhowouldadvancetheinterestsoftheIslamists.
TheObamaadministrationhasbeenpenetratedbyIslamistinfluenceoperators,
seekingtoadvanceanideologicalagendacompletelyatoddswithourconstitutional
system.Thepenetrationis,inmanycases,bytheObamaadministration sinvitation.
SomeofthemorepublicandcontroversialfiguresassociatedwiththeObama
administrationhaveincluded:
RashadHussain AHafiz(literallymeaningguardian,apersonwho
hasmemorizedtheentireKoran),andU.S.SpecialEnvoytotheOIC.He
hasahistoryofparticipatingineventsconnectedwiththeMB.He
currentlyservesasSpecialEnvoyandCoordinatorforStrategic
CounterterrorismCommunications.
HumaAbedin Long-timepersonalaidetoformerSecretaryofState
HillaryRodhamClinton.SheworkedasassistanteditorfortheJournalof
MuslimMinorityAffairs,thepublicationofherparents Instituteof
MuslimMinorityAffairs,purportedlystudyingMuslimsinnon-Muslim
nations.Herlate-father,motherandbrotherareallconnectedtoMB
organizationsoroperatives.121Sheobtained specialgovernment
employee statusto consult withprivatefirmssuchasTeneoHoldings
andtheClintonFoundationwhileservingattheStateDepartment.
JudicialWatchhasfiledalawsuittoobtainrecordsconcerningher
specialemploymentwaiverstatus.JudicialWatch slitigationrevealed
theexistenceofHillaryClinton sunsecured, private emailserverand
evidencethatTopSecret codewordmaterialwastransmittedacross
it.122
DaliahMogahed AnadvisortotheWhiteHouseOfficeofFaith-Based
andNeighborhoodPartnerships.MogahedistheDirectorofResearchat
theInstituteforSocialPolicyandUnderstanding(ISPU)inWashington,
DC.SheisalsoPresidentandCEOofMogahedConsulting,aWashington,
DCconsultingfirmspecializinginMuslimsocieties.Shewasfounderand
executivedirectorofGallupCenterforMuslimStudies.Describedas:
ThemostimportantpersonshapingtheObamaAdministration sMiddle
Eastmessage. 123Her2009bookWhoSpeaksforIslam?isviewedby
manyasanapologiaforthegrowingpowerandinfluenceofradical
Islamists.Mogahedisanunapologeticdefenderofunindictedterrorist
conspiratororganizationssuchasCAIRandISNA.
MohamedElibiary ATexas-basedsecurityconsultantandIslamiccleric
whowasnamedtoPresidentObamasHomelandSecurityAdvisory
Councilin2010.HehasclosetiestoaconvictedHamasfundraiserand
otherradicalIslamistcauses,includinganonprofitthatproclaimssharia
istheonlylegitimatelawaccordingtoIslam(AssemblyofMuslimJurists
ofAmerica).Elibiaryhasregularaccesstoclassifiedinformationandisa
primemoverbehindtwooftheObamaadministration smostdangerous
policies:normalizingrelationswithdomesticandforeignIslamistgroups
(includingtheMB)andarduousenforcementrestrictionsoflawsrelated
tomaterialsupportforterrorism.Elibiaryreportedlyleakedhighly
sensitiveintelligencedocumentstoamediaoutletaspartofthe
Islamophobia influencecampaign.JudicialWatchobtainedrecords
fromtheTexasDepartmentofPublicSafetydocumentingElibiary
effortstoaccesstoclassifiedinformation.OnJune14,2014,asISISwas
rampagingthroughSyriaandIraq,Elibiarypublishedthefollowingtohis
Twitteraccount:
MohamedMagid ExecutiveDirectoroftheAllDullesAreaMuslim
Society(ADAMS),outsideWashington,DCandPresidentoftheISNA,an
unindictedterroristconspiratororganization.Magidwasappointedby
PresidentObamatotheDepartmentofHomelandSecurity sCountering
ViolentExtremismWorkingGroup.Fromthatposition,Magidwaskeyin
influencinganddirectingthepurgeoftrainingmaterialsandpoliciesin
theFBIandotherfederalagencies.MagidisaregularvisitortotheWhite
House,andextremelyinfluentialonIslamicissuesintheObama
administration.
Conclusions
ThecountryislesssafewhenweallowIslamiststotelltheFBIhowtotrain
itsagentsanddoitsjob.TheObamaadministrationneedstostopputtingthe
tendersensibilitiesofradicalIslamistsabovethesafetyoftheAmerican
people.
TheFBI spurgeofsocalled offensive materialispoliticalcorrectnessrun
amokanditputsthenationatrisk.
TheFBIisrewritinghistoryinordertohelpAQ,theMB,andtheiraffiliates.
Thisshowsthatthelawenforcementagencyisinneedofserioustop-tobottomreform.
ItisfairtosaythatnotasingleU.S.governmentemployeegoestoworkeach
morningwiththemissionofidentifyinganddefeatingtheIslamists active
measurescampaigns.TheUnitedStatesdoesnothaveasecurityservice
focused,asBritain sMI-5,at defendingtherealm. TheCIAisorganized
primarilyforforeignintelligencecollection,andtheFBIremainschieflyan
organizationdedicatedtocriminalinvestigations(eventreating terrorism
asacrimeinsteadofaformofcombat).Nofederalagencyspendsmuch
time,ifany,oncounteringdeceptioncampaigns.Theagenciesarereticentto
vigorouslypursueinternalsecurityreviewsandroutinecounterintelligence
programs.Largebureaucraticinstitutionsarereluctantto disturb
operationswithexaminationsfordeceptionandmanipulation.Thosesame
organizationsareloathetoraisethosesubjectsincongressional
appropriationsrequestsandhearingsfearinganypoliticalcriticism.Until
thereissomeonewiththejobofdefeatingtheIslamistactivemeasures
campaigntargetingournation andresourcedtorollbacktheIslamistsand
win theUnitedStatesandhercitizensareingraveperil.
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109WashingtonPost, Obama: Thefuturemustnotbelongtothosewhoslanderthe
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110MattApuzzoandJosephGoldstein, NewYorkDropsUnitThatSpiedon
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111https://www.muslimadvocates.org/75-organizations-demand-white-house-endbigoted-trainings/
112PeterBakerandJulieHirschfeldDavid, OnTerror,GentleHandorIronFist, The
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114MichaelS.Schmidt, F.B.I.ChiefNotInvitedtoMeetingonCounteringViolent
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115FederalBureauofInvestigation, FBIReleases2013HateCrimeStatistics, FBI
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120Ibid.
121TarekFatah, WhyMichelleBachmanIsRighttoQuestionMuslimBrotherhood,
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123LeeSmith, RespectfullyYours, TabletMagazine,April7,2010,
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/30018/respectfully-yours.