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FBI Failed in Review of Hasan, Political Correctness at Play

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The long-awaited report on the Fort Hood killer says the FBI's two-year investigation into Maj. Nidel Hasan was faulty and recommends 18 specific changes the FBI should make. It also makes mention that one of those faults was political correctness.

The FBI was alerted to Hasan through the San Diego Field Office for the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Hasan's email coorespondance with known-terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was particularly of concern to the Sandiego Office. In the emails, Hasan asked al-Awlaki numerous times about suicide operations and Muslims in the U.S. military. However, the San Diego office was told by the FBI that Hasan was "not involved in terrorist activities." Futhermore, the FBI retorted, "This is not (San Diego), it's D.C. and (the Washington office) doesn't go out and interview every Muslim guy who visits extremist websites."

The San Diego office was told that Hasan was in touch with al-Awlaki to "research Islam," but didn't bother to follow-up on the continued correspondance which would have should something very different thatn just "research."

One of the reaons stated by the FBI for not delving deeply into Hasn was that Hasan was "politically sensitve."

Hasan's massacre at Ft. Hood left 13 dead.

The repot doesn not recommend taking any displinary action against those involved with the faulty investigation.

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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