Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blind Eye: Conciliatory FBI Policies Towards Islamism Hampered Probe Into Boston Bombers, Experts Say

Veteran national security reporter Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon offers a piece on how political correctness at the FBI hampered the probe into the Boston Marathon bombers (seen in the above FBI photo).

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s failure to recognize political Islam as a driver of jihadist terrorism is partly to blame for the FBI not identifying one of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2011 as a security risk, according to U.S. officials and private counterterrorism analysts.

The FBI revealed last week that it was warned by a foreign government in 2011 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed Friday, was tied to “radical Islam” but the FBI was unable to confirm the links.

“The fact is religion has been expunged from counterterrorism training,” said Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism specialist with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “The FBI can’t talk about Islam and they can’t talk about jihad.”

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