A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in the U.S. may have helped stop San Bernardino jihadi Syed Farook had the government not shut down his probe.Read the rest. This is truly abominable, and will only erode trust in authorities to protect the public from jihadism.
During an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said that in 2012 as an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center, he opened an investigation into a Sunni Islamic group called, Tablighi Jamaat, a subset of the fundamentalist Deobandi movement.
But Haney said that just a year into the investigation it was shut down by the State Department and the Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
The reason the investigation was quashed? Because the federal government did not want to profile Islamic groups, Haney told Kelly.
Monday, December 14, 2015
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN INVESTIGATION THAT COULD'VE PREVENTED SAN BERNARDINO BLOODBATH
A former DHS official told Fox News how the authorities closed down a serious investigation he was working on that could've prevented bloodshed (Hat tip: Liberty Unyielding):
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