Whistleblower: Islamic Groups Control Narrative Of American Law Enforcement
When the name of the terrorist group that the San Bernardino extremists — Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malif — were affiliated with became public, a retired Department of Homeland Security employee, whose work was shut down out of fear of offending Muslims, sat up straight in his chair.
“That’s my case,” he exclaimed, hearing al-Huda and Tablighi Jamaat — both movements a part of the Deobandi movement within Islam.
Trained as an entomologist, retired DHS employee Philip Haney used his skills of observation and attention to detail at the Customs and Border Protection agency to keep Americans safe from violent jihadists. Haney says it all comes down to “follow the trail, find the nest.”
But under pressure from the Department of State, which received letters like this one from external civil liberties groups that advocate for less scrutiny of Muslim groups, Haney’s superiors closed down his work on the Deobandi movement and many other potential terrorist groups.