Shocking details of items purged from FBI terror training; deemed ‘offensive to Muslims’

“For the first time I am aware of in our nation’s history, we are refusing to take a good look at who wants to destroy us,” U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. 

“The Obama administration needs to stop putting the tender sensibilities of radical Islamists above the safety of the American people,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Both of those statements were made regarding the extent to which the Federal Bureau of Investigation has chosen to train its agents in political correctness over the stark reality of terrorism by ensuring none of its anti-terror training material is offensive to Muslims.

New documents recently obtained through a 2012 Freedom of Information Act request by the Washington Examiner revealed more of what a group of Subject Matter Experts (SME) deemed “offensive to Muslims” and ordered purged from the FBI’s training curricula on counterterrorism over the last couple of years.

Obama in Muslim dress

Photo Credit: AP Image via NBC News

The infamous 2006 photograph of then-Sen. Barack Obama wearing the traditional turban and robe while visiting Kenya – removed

The incredible 2010 testimony of Attorney General Eric Holder where he refused to say the words “radical Islam” under questioning on terrorism from U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith – not only purged, but “the reason for that deletion was redacted,” the Examiner reported.

“Slides showing verses in the Quran favored by terrorists,” to a Westboro Baptist Church video called, “God Hates Lady Gaga” to  “cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that led to terrorist plots against the Danish newspaper that published them” – all gone from the training documents.

“Entire sections dealing with Middle Eastern history, Islamic culture and techniques for interviewing Muslims while being mindful of Islamic customs were removed,” the article continued.

The Examiner explained that the documents released by the FBI to conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, who reported its findings back in May, “included explanations of why individual pages were considered unacceptable, but not the actual pages themselves.”

For example, the May Judicial Watch report said, in part:

Documents obtained by the Judicial Watch FOIA request revealed that among the reasons given by the FBI’s SME for purging “offensive” training documents were:

“Article is highly inflammatory and inaccurately argues the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization.”

“Page 13 inaccurately states that AQ [al Qaeda] is responsible for the bombing of the Khobar Towers and that AQ is ‘clearly linked’ to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.”

“The Qur’an is not the teachings of the Prophet, but the revealed word of God.”

“Remove references to mosques specifically as a radicalization incubator.”

“Remove sweeping generality of ‘Those who fit the terrorist profile best (for the present at least) are young male immigrants of Middle Eastern appearance.’”

Mark Flatten’s Examiner report explained further now that specific purged documents are known:

No explanation is given for [the Obama photograph] deletion in the SME assessment other than the photo “is in poor taste and must be removed.”

The Danish cartoons appeared in multiple [FBI] presentations on suicide bombers in a section labeled, “How things can inflame a situation.”

The cartoons sparked violent protests across the Middle East that led to more than 200 deaths. Muslims consider it blasphemous to create Images of Muhammad.

Last year, four men were convicted in a Danish court of plotting a terrorist attack against the newspaper as revenge for the cartoons. Two men with alleged al Qaeda connections also were convicted for a separate plot in Norway.

The only explanation for purging the cartoons given in the SME assessment is that all of the Images are “inappropriate.”

Several slides were removed because they linked al Qaeda to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people.

The FBI’s own website suggests a connection between al Qaeda and the 1993 bombing.

Some of the slides removed by the SMEs were deemed in poor taste because they were too graphic or conveyed the wrong message.

One, under the label “Guaranteed Truth,” showed Images of a person being waterboarded, a drug syringe, an attack dog and an electric cord. At the bottom is the phrase “Psychological interviewing.”

The SMEs said the slide appeared to endorse torture.

“The FBI is rewriting history in order to help al Qaeda,” Fitton wrote for Judicial Watch in May. “As we recently learned from the Boston Marathon terrorist attack, the country is less safe when we allow radical Muslim organizations to tell the FBI how to train its agents and do its job. The FBI’s purge of so called ‘offensive’ material is political correctness run amok, and it puts the nation at risk.”

“If you are going to be able to survive an enemy that wants to kill you and destroy your country, then you have got to know and understand your enemy,” the Examiner quoted Gohmert, who has been an outspoken critic of the FBI’s political correctness in its anti-terror training document purge, as saying.

“When you are in a war to save your country, your way of life, your liberty, then you need to know everything you can about those who are trying to destroy you.”

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  • Dawn

    Muslims will dominate the world through demographics:
    In 1970 there were 100k Muslims in the US
    2010 = 9 Million by 2040 there will be 50 Million in the US;
    Europe will then have +100 Million

    • Blessed Mary

      the only way they can multiply is by leaving their home land where they are killing one another. We should deport them all and Europe is not liking them any better either

      • Orrie Froloff

        Yes! Back to the desert with their camels and goats where they belong!

      • Dawn

        It’s because their fertility rate is 8.1 children per family and the US is 1.6 children per family.

  • Howard Turner

    the sad fact is that 1 in 9 people on th planet are evange;ical christians but 1 in 5 people are muslim we are already outnumbered 2 to 1

    • Blessed Mary


      • Beeta

        Mary why did you attack him? YOu need to go back and read his post… He was not doing anything that you accuse him of.. Dear me!!!! People like you are hypocrites .. You need to clean up your on doorstep before you go critizing someone for absolutely nothing.. You are just plain NUTTS! YOu do not sound like a Christian what so ever… YOu need to get your self right before you question someone else..

      • smogdew

        Over react much? You didn’t even get his numerical point. How dare you judge someone about who you know nothing… how dare you take the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary? THAT is desecration – no other human is worthy of her name – and especially not you.

    • Colonoscopy

      Actually, there are 2.6 billion Christians to 1.5 billion muslims. You have to count the Catholics, Orthodox and Anglicans too.

      • Howard Turner

        i was referencing evangelical Christians only
        we take the bible literally and believe that heaven is gift by grace of isn’t something you can work hard be a good person and get to heaven it is only achieved by believing in Jesus Christ and taking him into your heart we are all sinners and god knows that no one is perfect thereby no one can live up to his perfect standards so to love Christ and accept him as your lord and savior is the only way to attain eternal salvation.

        • Colonoscopy

          Christians are people who believe that Jesus is the Christ…the Messiah. The come in several denominations but the basic principle of the Christian religion is the same: Salvation through the Christ.

    • Doug

      Do other Christians count or only Evangelicals?

  • Lorraine Stuart

    This person that is our President should never have been voted in to a position that would allow muslim’s to call the shots. I don’t believe stats unless i actually see them.

  • copperpeony

    Here is the problem: 9 muslim babies born in the USA to 1 white baby. Muslims don’t believe in abortion. Planned parenthood believes in wiping out our babies so muslims can dominate. Just connect the dots because we will be outnumbered in a few decades and this country will no linger be ours.

    • BlueMax372

      It already isn’t ours ever since the nitwit electorate elevated a Marxist Muslim to the presidency.

    • Grumpy

      We getting hit that way from 2 sides, don’t forget the South of the Border crowd.. They aren’t big on abortion either..

      Instead of living up to their Constitutional Obligation to protect us from invasion, DC is aiding and abetting the invaders

    • Doug

      Is abortion more acceptable if Muslims and Mexicans practice it more?

      • copperpeony

        You’re spinning my comment.

        • Doug

          Would you prefer to see those groups abort more often?

          • copperpeony

            I would prefer that the abortion trade would not kill babies like savages they are, in back alley dirt clinics. I would prefer that women would be more circumspect about using birth control and not use abortion as a tool. I would prefer that as a nation, we would go back to a family unit and raise children to respect and protect the Constitution.

            As far as those other groups, I really don’t give a rats ass if they abort or not but I do know that as a society, we will be outnumbered by illegal/legal aliens who breed indiscriminately and use our tax payers money to support them. Calculate how much the gov pays for 1 child on welfare and multiply that by many children in one household. It’s become a business and these children become street urchins/gang members/criminals.

  • 4dees

    May Obama and the people in his administration pay for what they are doing and will continue to do to this country and its people.

  • patriotgrandma

    all of the comments leave out the most important number………ONE! GOD he is the only one who needs to be counted because ultimately HIS plan unfolds!! period!!!!!

    • Ted Paine

      Amen Sister ! GOD IS in control….

      • Doug

        Then everyone should sit back and relax. Whatever happens is in God’s plan.

  • Joanne Long

    We may have to change the views and how the Muslims think. They want to come play, ok lets play, we change them.

  • Grumpy

    The Future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam- Barack Obama, September 2012 at the UN

    Our president may not be a practicing Muslim. But think about it, entire African Family is Sunni Muslim, and some of his family members have known ties to Islamic terrorists.. His mother obviously had a thing for Muslim men.. Obama spent a big part of his childhood in a Muslim Country, and like many boys, he always wanted to be like his father.. (or whatever he imagined his father to be like)

    So while he might not be a practicing Muslim, his loyalties are to Islam- and we have a problem

  • Cynthia J. McCoy

    I think the democrats are not the ones of old. These new fangled group wants to get Americans killed right here on our land. They are not doing their best to take care of our nation. I just heard that 113th congress was the least productive in our history!!!!!! They are just showing up to get paid and not doing any work and if they try to work they get it wrong. Look at this healthcare JOKE. Just like the president he is a JOKE too!!!!! Why are we not impeaching this joker???? I just don’t get it.

  • S.L. Rachford’s Ire

    The crap that pisses this old soldier off the most!