FBI Training Material Says ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are Mostly Terrorist Sympathizers

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Spencer Ackerman broke a story yesterday on the anti-Muslim training materials the FBI used to train intelligence units. According to the FBI, the agency has pulled the training.
(Daily Kos) is quite amusing. Dhimmi Joe Lieberman breaks out his liberal card and condemns the FBI and the Daily Kos has a hard time praising him:
In what is likely the most admirable statement ever made or ever to be made by Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, he blasted the FBI.
;^) LOLZ here is Joe Lieberman's quote. Hard to believe that this guy made Michael Moore's shit list. Just goes to show there is no appeasing these people
“There is no room in America for the lies, propagated by al-Qaida, that the U.S. is at war with Islam, or the lie propagated by others that all Muslims support terrorism,” Sen. Joe Lieberman, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, told Danger Room.
The lesson here is that trying to appease the Muslim so called Liberal agenda is just not working. There is no appeasing those who hate your guts Joe.

Documents recently leaked to Wired's Spencer Ackerman show that the FBI does not offer its counterterrorism agents a very nuanced take on Islam. The briefings, which come from the organization's Quantico, Virginia, training grounds, include an illustrated chart showing a direct relationship between a Muslim's devoutness and his potential for violence, along with musings such as this: “There may not be a ‘radical’ threat as much as it is simply a normal assertion of the orthodox ideology ... The strategic themes animating these Islamic values are not fringe; they are main stream."Why did FBI whistleblowers leak the documents? Wired reports they were concerned that:
Focusing on the religious behavior of American citizens instead of proven indicators of criminal activity like stockpiling guns or using shady financing makes it more likely that the FBI will miss the real warning signs of terrorism. And depicting Islam as inseparable from political violence is exactly the narrative al-Qaida spins — as is the related idea that America and Islam are necessarily in conflict.
Many of the documents obtained by Wired — including a graph that suggests devout Jews and Christians have mellowed out on the violence over the centuries while Muslims are just as violent as they were in the year 622 — were authored by FBI intelligence analyst William Gawthrop. In 2006, before he joined the Bureau, he told birther enthusiast site WorldNetDaily that “Muhammad’s mindset is a source for terrorism."
The FBI's response: “The presentation in question was a rudimentary version used for a limited time that has since been replaced.”
The FBI on Thursday said it had stopped a training session that called the Prophet Muhammad a “cult leader,” said mainstream Muslims were likely to support violent extremism and described the Islamic principal of charity as a “funding mechanism for combat.”
The content of the training session set off a wave of concern among Muslims across the nation who had been trying to help authorities battle homegrown terrorism.
An FBI spokesman confirmed on Thursday that the agency did host one training session six months ago that described Muslims as more likely to be violent as they increased in devotion to their faith. Slides from the training session, confirmed as accurate by the FBI and posted online by Wired magazine, show a graph illustrating how followers of other Abrahamic faiths have become more nonviolent since their inceptions, but Muslims have not.[...]
Asked why it was included in the training in the first place, FBI spokesman Allen said it was part of the plan for the two-week course.
“The instructor who conducted that training block no longer provides training on behalf of the FBI,” the agency said in a statement. “Policy changes have been under way to better ensure that all training is consistent with FBI standards. These changes will help develop appropriate training content for new agent training and continuing education for all employees, as well as introduce a robust consultative element from experts outside the FBI.”

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