We’ve said it before: political correctness is not only dangerous to our constitutional freedoms, it’s increasingly endangering — even claiming — American lives. We saw the San Bernardino neighbor who opted not to report suspicious activity surrounding terrorist Syed Farook — a report that possibly could have helped avert the deaths of 14.And now, there’s this. According to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol analyst, our own government shut down an investigation into Islamists linked to Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. If you’ve been following along, you may have guessed the reason for this seemingly inexplicable move by the authorities charged with protecting the security of Americans. Yes, they were wanted to protect the “civil liberties” of this terrorist-supporting network.
As Breitbart reports:The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been accused of deleting intelligence records relating to dangerous Islamists linked to terrorists Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, because they wanted to protect the “civil liberties” of members of the caliphate-supporting network.
Phil Haney, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol analyst, says he was ordered to stop investigating Deobandi Islamist groups and his work on them was erased. He even says he was subjected to a disciplinary when he attempted to blow the whistle.
If he’d been allowed to continue his investigation, he claims Malik’s visa application would have been flagged for greater scrutiny.He explained: “The administration was more concerned about the civil rights and liberties of foreign Islamic groups with terrorist ties than the safety and security of Americans”.
Analyst Phil Haney told Fox News that he once worked as a researcher looking into potential terrorists in the Passenger Analysis Units at the Department of Homeland Security in Atlanta, as well as at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center.
Mr. Haney says that he had been identifying and tracking members of the al-Huda and Tablighi Jamaat groups, offshoots of the radical Deobandi school of Islam, which was founded in British colonial India specifically to oppose western culture.Tablighi Jamaat is a Deobandi revivalist movement whose mandate is, according to its leading advocate Ebrahim Rangooni, to save the Muslim world “from the culture and civilisation of the Jews and the Christians…” To this end, he has suggested cultivating “such hatred for their ways as human beings have to urine and excrement.”
Tablighi Jamaat have been linked to 80 per cent of all recent terrorist related crimes in France.
Mr. Haney’s work tracking the radical movement was considered so important that he says he was given an agency award for identifying potential terrorists, and he was asked to become part of the National Targeting Center, which works to connect the dots and build a bigger picture of terrorist activity.However, after more than six months tracking the Deobandis, Homeland Security unexpectedly halted his investigation on the request of the State Department’s Office of Civil Rights, Haney alleges.
According to Mr. Haney, the agencies argued that since the radical Islamist groups are not specially designated as terrorist organizations, tracking individuals related to them was a violation of the their “civil liberties.”
Watch Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s interview with Haney here:
The DHS furthermore subjected Haney to an investigation, which ultimately showed no wrongdoing on his part — though they nonetheless sequestered him and revoked his security clearance and database access in September 2014.
If Haney’s account is indeed true, it suggests that our own Department of Homeland Security — whose mission, as the name suggests, is protecting our SECURITY — cowed to pressure from this office within the state whose mission is “advancing diversity,” propagating “fairness, equity and inclusion.”
I wonder how “fair” the families of the 14 loved ones lost in San Bernardino think that decision is.
Of course, as shocking as this information is, it shouldn’t be all that surprising anymore with the Obama administration. We have a commander in chief who refuses to utter the words, “Islamic extremism,” and shames anyone against his plan to further ramp up Muslim refugees to the U.S. as “racist” and “un-American”— despite the acknowledged and proven threats it poses.
Meanwhile his attorney general reveals her “greatest fear” is anti-Muslim rhetoric, while threatening to prosecute Americans for speech and promising to use her Justice Department to protect Muslims from “violence” and discrimination.
Against that backdrop, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol analyst’s allegations fit right in, don’t they?
And, once again, we can hand it to the Obama administration: it’s crystal clear on where its priorities lie. And, once again, we see it’s NOT with the protection of the American people.