FBI Purges Training Material of “Anti-Islam” Documents, Will Unveil Plan To Ensure Future Material Won’t Be Critical of Islam…
Liberal political correctness has no place in counterterrorism.
Via Wired leftist Spencer Ackerman:
An internal FBI investigation into its counterterrorism training has purged hundreds of bureau documents of instructional material about Muslims, some of which characterized them as prone to violence or terrorism.
The bureau disclosed initial findings from its months-long review during a meeting at FBI headquarters on Wednesday with several Arab and Muslim advocacy groups, attended by Director Robert Mueller. So far, the inquiry has uncovered and purged over 700 pages of documentation from approximately 300 presentations given to agents since 9/11 — some of which were similar to briefings published by Danger Room last year describing “mainstream” Muslims as “violent.” And more discoveries may be forthcoming, as the FBI continues its inquiry and responds to Freedom of Information Act requests for the documents themselves.
FBI spokesman Christopher Allen confirms to Danger Room that the bureau found some of the documents to be objectionable because they were inaccurate or over-broad, others because they were offensive. Allen explains that the documents represent “less than 1 percent” of over 160,000 documents reviewed by the inquiry, which was prompted by a Danger Room investigation in September. The FBI purged documents according to four criteria: “factual errors”; “poor taste”; employment of “stereotypes” about Arabs or Muslims; or presenting information that “lacked precision.” [...]
But the FBI isn’t finished. The bureau plans to publish a “touchstone document” in the coming weeks that explains its criteria to ensure new anti-Islam documents won’t enter counterterrorism training in the future. Similarly, the Justice Department plans on March 21 to release “Cultural Competency” guidelines for dealing with Arab and Muslim communities on counterterrorism, according to Xochitl Hinojosa, a department spokeswoman.
Ok ... in only 3 days this week, we see Obama praising China' removing 80% of America's nuclear capabilities; requesting MILLIONS in aid for the Arab Spring; removing from federal documents any and all reports that would identify America's Number One enemy, the Islamic terrorists .....
Question: Can America survive until November, or should Congress be speaking up now or forever hold their peace, while Obama undermines the safety of these United States? .... just asking! Remember, what you allow to pass now, including his insane Budget requests, will haunt America for years to come!