The Wall in Between

The man, who killed 49 Americans at a Orlando nightclub, came from a network of radical mosques shielded from federal investigators. FBI agents were helpless to stop the terrorist because of constraints imposed on them by the Obama administration.

Since 2012, Department of Homeland Security has routinely shut down investigations over concerns for the civil rights of the individuals or organizations. These restrictions were officially published in “The FBI Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.”

The guidelines say:

“Extremist speech rarely is [consequential enough for an investigation] unless it incites imminent lawless activity or constitutes a true threat…”

“FBI training must emphasize the protection of civil rights and civil liberties … [a suspects’s] mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a determination that the associated individual is acting in furtherance of the organization’s illicit objective(s)…”

“[FBI] Training must focus on behavioral indicators that have a potential nexus to terrorist or criminal activity, while making clear that religious expression, protest activity, and the espousing of political or ideological beliefs are constitutionally protected activities that must not be equated with terrorism or criminality absent other indicia of such offenses…”

“Relevant training material and feedback must be solicited from other agencies or FBI audiences who have received training, and when feasible, feedback should be solicited from knowledgeable community partners [including Islamic political groups].”

Along with the guidelines, officials purged the words “jihad,” “Muslim,” “Islam,” “caliphate,” “Muslim Brotherhood,” “al Qaeda” and “Shariah.” This all began in 2009 when officials decided to delete or change several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS.)

Officials also deleted 67 critical documents related to a Islamic terror network connected through a system of mosques throughout the U.S. linked. National security and law enforcement agencies were also ordered to reach out to Muslim political activists (like The Council on American–Islamic Relations or CAIR) and include them in the investigative process.

Meanwhile, President Obama continues to blame the ‘gun.’

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About Tom Darby

French-born, American-raised, U.S. citizen, husband, father, friend, veteran, and writer.
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