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Friday, June 14, 2013

US Governments Double-Dealing over Jihadist Groups

Patrick Poole—counterterrorism analyst, investigator, and writer—recently posted a comprehensive exposé of the failed Muslim outreach programs of three presidential administrations.

Poole’s exposé begins with this introduction:

Why has the U.S. government called certain Islamic groups supporters of terror in federal court, and then turned around and called these same organizations “moderates” and embraced them as outreach partners? In a number of cases from the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, the leaders of these organizations (some of whom are now in federal prison) were under active investigation at the same time they were meeting with senior U.S. leaders at the White House and the Capitol and helping develop U.S. policy. Now these same Islamic organizations and leaders have openly encouraged a purge of counterterrorism training that have effectively blinded law enforcement, homeland security, and intelligence agencies to active terror threats as seen in the inaction of the FBI concerning the Boston bombing suspects and other terror cases. This study poses serious questions as to the efficacy and even security concerns about U.S. government outreach to Islamic groups, which often turn out to be Islamist militants, enemies of Islamic moderation, and even supporters of terrorism.

As Poole demonstrates, this faulty outreach program was a bi-partisan effort spanning 20 years, two Democratic presidents and one Republican.

We are studying Poole’s exposé and strongly encourage you to do so as well. It’s eye-opening, to say the least.

When there are Muslims like Tawfik Hamid, Zuhdi Jasser, and Manda Ervin speaking out against sharia law, jihad, and the Muslim Brotherhood, it is unconscionable that so many of our political and law enforcement leaders continue to cozy up to Muslim Brotherhood front organizations and their leaders.

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