A new book has hit the shelves which chronicles the fundamental transformation of American policy to neuter efforts by law enforcement to combat terrorism both domestically and in foreign countries. Titled See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad it is written by Philip B. Haney, a former Homeland Security agent and Art Moore, editor for World Net Daily.
The book is clearly written, names names and paints a picture of how government agencies tasked with stopping terror under both President George W. Bush and President Barack H. Obama have moved from a law enforcement/research based/investigative model to a civil rights/civil liberties model. This transformation is key to understanding why the State Department, FBI, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), state and local law enforcement failed in places like San Bernardino, California.
The book graphically details the decline and fall of the Great War on Terror (GWOT).
Rather than doing a review of the entire book we will take nuggets from it to explain how America is less safe, and our government is less prepared and less committed to stopping terrorists, particularly Islamic terrorists. See Something Say Nothing is filled with golden nuggets of knowledge and understanding. Reading it will enlighten every American who will be voting for a new president on November 8, 2016.
In this first column we will begin with Chapter 7, The Great Purge.
The great purge began under President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then Director of National Intelligence and current CIA Director James Clapper and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
Haney and Moore write:
As the Arab Spring arose in 2011, the uprising was characterized by the Obama administration and the media as a popular, secular movement, empowered by the noble goals of liberty, freedom, and democracy.
But analysts [like Haney] who thoroughly studied the Muslim Brotherhood knew from the very beginning that the real forces behind the Arab Spring were ominous and malevolent.
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According to [Muslim Brotherhood leader Rashid] Ghannouchi, the Arab Spring wasn’t really about democracy. Instead, it was about the dawning of a new age of Islam that would lead not only to the destruction of Israel, Islam’s greatest enemy, but also to the fall of the West.
Haney asked, “What to do? How does any active duty federal officer, who has sworn an oath to protect the country from threats, both foreign and domestic, navigate through such treacherous water and avoid crashing into the rocks of a hostile administration?”
Haney decided to be “direct and right out in the open.” Haney began notifying his superiors of the threat posed by the Arab Spring and of the dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood both abroad and in the U.S., a topic he had studied for years. Haney had technically “been an NTC-certified counterterrorism instructor since 2006.” He began looking for opportunities to train his fellow agents and others about the threat.
Haney’s worst fears were realized when on April 6, 2011, BBC news reported in an article titled “Salafist Groups Find Footing in Egypt After Revolution”:
The Salafist have a strict interpretation of the Koran and believe in creating an Islamic state governed by Shariah [Islamic] law as it was practiced by the Prophet Mohammed, and enforced by his companions in the 7th Century.
The [the Salafist] argue that the Muslim Brotherhood has become too focused on politics at the expense of religion.
Haney knew that, “shariah cannot be changed, not for democracy, and not even for America. The constitution of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Islam, is the Quran. It is not compatible with our [American] political system, which is based on the self-evident truths of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not the rigid statues of Islamic law.
Haney began providing status reports and memos on various cases he was working on to his superiors and meeting/briefing them at the Atlanta, Georgia office. Requests were made by the National Training Center and the FBI to have Haney sent to train agents on his work, which was, and still is, considered stellar.
In 2011 Haney and other federal agents began to experience “opposition and personal attack from officials within the Obama administration.” Agents were actively being kept from doing their jobs.
Haney and Moore write about DHS and CIA conferences being cancelled due to pressure from Muslim advocacy groups and the White House. Key speakers were singled out for attack including “Stephen Coughlin, former consultant on Islamic law for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Steven Emerson, a well know researcher and investigative reporter.”
In September 2011 the FBI began to find “offensive material” in its counterterrorism training courses. That offensive material was about the true nature of Islam, Islamic law [Shariah] and Muslim organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Joining this “purge” of “offensive material” was the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in partnership with the National Training Center. This all led to the distribution of a publication in December 2011 titled “Countering Violent Extremism Training: Do’s and Don’ts.” The Don’ts was anything to do with Islam.
Haney describes this time at DHS where agents were to “see nothing” for fear of being charged with discriminating against a person due to their religion, the religion being Islam and the people Muslims.
Haney concludes Chapter 7 with this statement:
It [the decline and fall of the great war on terror] was the culmination of seven years of effort within the Obama administration to extend American-style civil rights and civil liberties to foreign nationals who do not have America’s best interests in mind, conducted blatant disregard for the Constitution and the self-evident freedoms and liberties endowed by our Creator.
Stay tuned for another in our series on the must read expose See Something Say Nothing.