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FBI teaches new recruits to read 'anti-Islam' books
The Telegraph ^ | 7/28/11

Posted on 07/28/2011 9:01:24 AM PDT by markomalley

The FBI taught new recruits about Muslims with a power point presentation that recommended they read books criticised as sharply prejudiced against Islam.

A slide show used by the bureau for training new agents told them that Islam “transforms [a] country’s culture into seventh century Arabian ways” and is “hard for westerners to understand”. It said that Muslims were swayed “more by ideas than facts”.

The 62-page document, which was released under freedom of information laws, was designed to help agents perform “successful interviews/interrogations with individuals from the Middle East”.

It told new agents as recently as 2009 that Muslims engage in a “circumcision ritual”. One slide asked “Is Iran an Arab country?” before telling students that it was not.

It also said that agents should understand that the “Arabic mind” was “swayed more by words than ideas and more by ideas than facts.”

The document concluded with a recommended reading list of eight books, which included “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam”.

Also among the list was “The truth about Muhammad – Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion”, by Robert Spencer, an author who runs the jihadwatch.com blog.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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Of course, the agenda here is to show how prejudiced and racist the FBI was against those poor, innocent Muslims prior to the advent of The One.
1 posted on 07/28/2011 9:01:29 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Nice to know that the FBI has a clue!!


2 posted on 07/28/2011 9:02:46 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: markomalley

I like “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam”;)


3 posted on 07/28/2011 9:05:28 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: knittnmom

so it is bringing the 7th century to the 21st century world.

sound like environwackos.


4 posted on 07/28/2011 9:05:34 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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...and this is a problem in what way???


5 posted on 07/28/2011 9:05:34 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: markomalley
Farhana Khera, the head of Muslim Advocates, a group that provides legal assistance, said that the FBI’s endorsement of Spencer’s book was “deplorable and offensive”.

The [FBI]said that Spencer’s book was no longer recommended to new recruits but said: “We encourage our agents to seek out a variety of viewpoints”.

Someone please tell Khera that I find murdering 3000 innocent civilians and hacking off the heads of nuns and other Christians offensive. Still, the FBI caved in...again...to political correctness and removed the reading list. Personally, I think Australia has it right: You don't like what we do here, don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

6 posted on 07/28/2011 9:08:20 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: knittnmom

Good I hope they are also teaching those agents that Islam is not a religion, its a political ideology.


7 posted on 07/28/2011 9:10:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: knittnmom
"Islam “transforms [a] country’s culture into seventh century Arabian ways” and is “hard for westerners to understand”. It said that Muslims were swayed “more by ideas than facts”.

File this under the NSS folder. (No $hit Sherlock)

Liberals only know how to govern by ideas, not by facts. It's why Islam is so appealing to them, If it wasn't for the stoning and beatings, they would pay to convert.

8 posted on 07/28/2011 9:11:44 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: markomalley
It also said that agents should understand that the “Arabic mind” was “swayed more by words than ideas and more by ideas than facts.”

This discription also fits your average Libtard to a "T"!

9 posted on 07/28/2011 9:14:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: markomalley

“It said that Muslims were swayed “more by ideas than facts”.

DAMN! That’s why Obozo, Holder and the rest of this “progressive” gaggle want ‘em here: THEY’RE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS!!!!


10 posted on 07/28/2011 9:15:32 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: knittnmom

More than a clue. Looks like the klownie the kenyan will probably stop these shenanigans and have them undergo sensitivity training...


11 posted on 07/28/2011 9:15:46 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Frank_2001

Me too. I liked all the PIG books I have read.


12 posted on 07/28/2011 9:22:22 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: markomalley

right.


13 posted on 07/28/2011 9:24:27 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: markomalley
No comments section on the Telegraph page, I can't imagine why.
14 posted on 07/28/2011 9:24:44 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: markomalley

I don’t believe the article for one moment.

But if it is true....
Then I am glad to see that SOME sanity remains among those tasked to enforce our laws.


15 posted on 07/28/2011 9:25:38 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Frank_2001

Me, too - and it’s been ridiculed by some Air Force JAGs trying to make us more “tolerant”. I was very tempted to ask the guy presenting if he’d actually read it, but I outranked him and it wouldn’t have been appropriate in that mix of people. I did, however, say, “it’s actually quite a good book”. Got a very shocked look.

Colonel, USAFR


16 posted on 07/28/2011 9:26:13 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: markomalley
It also said that agents should understand that the “Arabic mind” was “swayed more by words than ideas and more by ideas than facts.”

No wonder liberals love them.

17 posted on 07/28/2011 9:28:06 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: markomalley

Don’t let Obama find out, they will be reading pro-Islam propaganda.


18 posted on 07/28/2011 9:29:38 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: markomalley

19 posted on 07/28/2011 9:33:56 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: jagusafr
I was very tempted to ask the guy presenting if he’d actually read it, but I outranked him and it wouldn’t have been appropriate in that mix of people.

You need a good SNCO for a dogrobber. He can say those kinds of things and get away with it. ;)

/johnny

20 posted on 07/28/2011 9:37:58 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Dick Bachert
"That’s why Obozo, Holder and the rest of this “progressive” gaggle want ‘em here: THEY’RE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS!!!!"

I've long suspected that liberals, homosexuals, and atheists are pushing non-Christian immigration as a way to break down the Christian standards of our country.

21 posted on 07/28/2011 9:40:09 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: markomalley

All the trainees need to do is listen to some mid east state sponsored English broadcasts to learn the truth about Islam.

Programs like “The Koran!” and “Great Men of Islam” reveal more unintentionally than you would expect in western anti-Islamic propganda.


22 posted on 07/28/2011 9:42:18 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (I am Joe the Hobbit.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL - Unfortunately, I didn’t have an exec at the time. Now I do - a major who would probably do an excellent job of ‘splaining the concept!


23 posted on 07/28/2011 9:44:18 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Actually it is both.

Islam is a religion that is a political ideology.

Islam is a political ideology that is a religion.

Either statement is true.

24 posted on 07/28/2011 11:14:38 AM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: markomalley
Back in my younger days it was a given that: "The only good commie is a dead commie!"

Nuff said...

25 posted on 07/28/2011 12:58:11 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: markomalley
One slide asked “Is Iran an Arab country?” before telling students that it was not.

How is this a bad question to ask in a quiz?

I meet many people do don't know that Iran is not an Arab country.

26 posted on 07/28/2011 12:59:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: fireforeffect

I would postulate that Islam is not a religion as it does not have a higher purpose as do all other major religions.


27 posted on 07/28/2011 1:02:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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