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DHS Whistleblower: I was ordered to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties

“A political scrubbing of records”


Obama’s first year in office was a busy one as he worked tirelessly to hinder the government’s ability to identify, locate, track, or make common sense connections between Islamists and terrorism.

In April of 2009, the DHS released a now-infamous report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” and in which conservatives were labeled potential terrorists not because they are radical militants but because they are pro-life, support the Tenth Amendment, or are veterans.

Michelle Malkin wrote at that time:

It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs (check this one out comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground!) and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

From the report, p.2:

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

From the report. p. 3:

(U//LES) Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers.

Also in 2009, the Washington Times reports that a senior White House aide called for the elimination of the term “jihadist” because jihadis should be considered simply “extremists.”  Two years later, the Washington Times continues, the White House “ordered a cleansing of training materials that Islamic groups deemed offensive.”

In 2011, the Obama administration ordered the FBI to cease all surveillance on mosques that might be radicalizing potential jihadis in the U. S.; this move was pointed to as a reason that the Boston bombers were not detected before their terrorist attack.

Now, a former DHS employee contends that he was ordered in 2009—the month before the failed attempt of the Christmas Day “underwear bomber“—to edit or delete hundreds of files on individuals connected to Islamic terrorism.

The Hill reports:

. . .  [I]n early November 2009, I was ordered by my superiors at the Department of Homeland Security to delete or modify


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