A Tribute To Our Friend Phillip B. Haney Who Was Assassinated on February 21st, 2020

We became close friends with Phillip B. Haney while he was a federal agent and top national security and terrorist tracker at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Phillip was the first agent to be sworn in at DHS and was highly decorated for his work in stopping terrorists from infiltrating and carrying out attacks against the American people after 9/11/2001. Phillip worked closely with with FBI and CIA.

His work was so successful that it came to the attention of the Obama administration, who shut him and his efforts down. You see Phillip stopped Islamic terrorists and this was against the embrace of Islam by Barack Hussein Obama.

We spoke with Philip weekly while he was in DHS and learned how his work was being thwarted by the Obama administration. After he retired from DHS he wrote  See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad, first published in 2016.

Phillip was working on his second book when at a rest stop in Amador County, California he was assassinated on February 21st, 2020 by person or persons unknown to this day. We use the word “assassinated” because that what we believe his death was. It was imperative to stop Phillip from telling the truth about what has now become known as the “deep state.”

WATCH: Who Killed DHS Whistleblower Phil Haney?

in a February 17, 2023 FrontPage Magazine article titled Who Killed Philip Haney? The Mystery Continues wrote,

The FBI is now the American KGB, a squad of deep-state partisans operating above the law. Show the FBI the man and they create the crime through stagecraft and entrapment, as with Gen. Michael Flynn. In the case of Philip Haney, they target a dead man for further investigation by the federal CPB. The expert on jihadism got the same treatment in death he did in life – false accusation by a federal agency, and quite possibly a lot more.

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Philip Haney bravely exposed them and paid the price. He’s gone but will not be forgotten. The struggle against terrorism is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

On February 25th, 2020 in an article titled Why I Believe That My Friend Phillip B. Haney Was Assassinated I wrote,

I write this column knowing that my friend Phillip is with God in Heaven. This column is a tribute to a man who stood against evil. This column is in remembrance of a man who never ever gave up. This column is dedicated to a true American patriot. This column pays homage to a fellow warrior in the fight against those who would destroy America from within.

Let me begin by explaining how Phillip and I first met. My contacts with Phillip were all via phone. We spoke frequently, sometimes 2-3 times a week, over a period of 8 years during the most difficult times in his life. While I never had the honor of meeting him in person, we spoke frequently about life, his career, his family, his work and his passion for telling the truth no matter what the consequences.

Phillip became a contributor of ours writing fourteen columns. Phillip’s last column was dated December 3rd, 2019 titled Four Years Ago Today: A Tribute to the Victims of the San Bernardino Jihad Attack. Phillip concluded his last column writing:

As a sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officer who has also been deeply affected by this case, it is my intention, in the weeks, months and years ahead, to help make sure that their stories are not forgotten, and that on one fine day, we will all know more about what really happened on that December day in San Bernardino.

Phillip felt personally responsible for the deaths in San Bernardino because he knew that the Obama administration had shut down his investigation into several Islamist groups, two of which we now know were tied to the San Bernardino attack. Watch:

Upon his retirement after 13 years as a Customs & Border Protection Officer in the Department of Homeland Security, he relished his new role as a whistleblower explaining how political correctness was making us all less safe.

Phillip B. Haney was Assassinated

I believe my friend did not commit suicide. I believe Phillip was not murdered. I believe Phillip was assassinated.

I waited to write this column as the first shock of his death hit me. I kept asking myself why?

I was so distraught that I just couldn’t write about Phillip until I knew more about the circumstances of his death. I read column after column seeking answers to the who, what, where, when and how. As of the writing of this column the investigation into his death is on going. What we do know is that, according to the Washington Examiner:

[Phillip] was found dead with a bullet wound on Friday morning [February 21st]  about 40 miles east of Sacramento, California, in a park-and-ride open area immediately adjacent to state Highway 16 and near state Highway 124, according to law enforcement authorities.

“Highway 16 is a busy state highway and used as a main travel route to and from Sacramento. The location is less than three miles from where [Haney] was living,” the sheriff’s office statement explained.

Here are the reasons why I firmly believe that Phillip was assassinated:

  1. He was a man on a mission to tell his story to anyone who would listen.
  2. He was a man of character.
  3. He was a seasoned federal officer who dedicated his life to serving the nation.
  4. He was a target of various Islamic terrorist groups and individuals because of the work he did at the Department of Homeland Security.
  5. He never gave up even when he was under investigation by his own department’s IG, the U.S. Department of State and then Attorney General Eric Holder.
  6. He was never depressed during hundreds of the conversations we had while he was in DHS, after he retired from DHS and while he was a contributor to our publication.
  7. He was a strong Christian who knew that it was God who put him on this path to tell the truth.

Nick Givas from Fox News reported:

Haney was recently in contact with DHS officials about a possible return to the agency, the Washington Examiner reported, adding that he was also engaged to be married.

Phillip and I often spoke about his desire to return the the Department of Homeland Security. Phillip wanted to first write his book and then return as an agent to continue his work to root out terrorists and their enablers domestically and globally.

Phillip never gave up on this dream.


QUESTION: Why was Phillip B. Haney assassinated?

ANSWER: He was causing Fitna in the Muslim world.

In a February 18, 2015 article titled Fitna Is Worse Than Slaughter Phillip wrote:

I have come to believe that Fitnah is the most essential motivational component of Islamic theology, i.e., it is the cornerstone of an adversarial, confrontational worldview that inevitably leads to a state of perpetual conflict with the non-Islamic world.

Philip concluded:

The word ‘Phobia’ has two meanings – either to hate something intensely, or to fear something intensely. Using these two meanings, it could be said that Muslims and non-Muslims both have ‘Fitnaphobia’ – Muslims because they hate Fitnah, and non-Muslims because they fear it.

However, in the case of the non-Muslim world, it appears that we are much more concerned about causing Fitnah (by Opposing the Strategy & Tactics of the Global Islamic Movement), than we are about protecting our western civilization from the increasingly aggressive promoters of Shariah Law.

Phillip was assassinated because he was causing Fitna. You see the slaughter of Phillip was justified in order to stop the Fitna, his pushing back against Islamic terrorism.

Phillip did not hate Muslims nor did he fear the terrorists. He was fearless!

EDITORS NOTE: Phillip wrote 14 columns for us between 2015 and 2019. Here are links to his columns from the first in 2015 to his last in 2019. We do this as a tribute to his love of country, dedication, fearlessness and in his memory.

  1. Is Fatah Really ‘Moderate’?
  2. If Abbas is a ‘moderate,’ what’s a ‘radical’?
  3. Fitna Is Worse Than Slaughter
  4. Global Islamic Caliphate Spreading Like Spilled Ink: One Observant Muslim at a Time
  5. An Analysis of President Obama’s Middle East Policy: The Blind, Misleading The Blind
  6. In Defense of The Center for Security Policy 2015 Poll on American Muslims
  7. Why Resisting Islam [Fitnah] Is Worse Than Slaughter, Part II
  8. Commentary on the Saudi Situation
  9. The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America’s Ominous Post-Election Statement
  10. ‘Through the Looking Glass’ – An Analysis of Linda Sarsour’s July 01, 2017 Speech at the 54th Annual ISNA Convention
  11. The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America’s Ominous Post-Election Statement
  12. Analysis of Linda Sarsour’s Speech at the 54th Annual ISNA Convention
  13. Former Obama Security Clearances Removed — Liberal media in a frantic stir!
  14. Four Years Ago Today: A Tribute to the Victims of the San Bernardino Jihad Attack

©Dr. Richard M. Swier. All rights reserved.


Louie Gohmert on the life and death of Phillip Haney

Philip Haney on his book See Something Say Nothing.

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