Obama Administration nixed probe into Southern California jihadists

ByPamela Geller on December 16, 2015

How is this not impeachable? When did foreign terrorists get civil rights?

Dr. Andrew Bostom writes, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower Philip Haney made a startling series of revelations Thursday evening (12/10/15) on Fox News’ The Kelly File. Haney described how he began investigating scores of individuals with links to the traditionalist Islamic Indo-Pakistani Deobandi movement, and its related offshoots, prominently, Tablighi Jamaat. Read more.

“Administration nixed probe into Southern California jihadists,” By Philip Haney, The Hill, December 15, 2015

There are terrorists in our midst and they arrived here using legal means right under the noses of the federal law enforcement agencies whose mission is to stop them. That is not due to malfeasance or lack of effort on the part of these officers; it is due to the restrictions placed on them by the Obama administration.

I was a firsthand witness to how these policies deliberately prevented scrutiny of Islamist groups. The two San Bernardino jihadists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, may have benefited from the administration’s closure of an investigation I initiated on numerous groups infiltrating radicalized individuals into this country.

While working for the Department of Homeland Security for 13 years, I identified individuals affiliated with large, but less well-known groups such as Tablighi Jamaat and the larger Deobandi movement freely transiting the United States. At the National Targeting Center, one of the premier organizations formed to “connect the dots,” I played a major role in an investigation into this trans-national Islamist network. We created records of individuals, mosques, Islamic Centers and schools across the United States that were involved in this radicalization effort. The Dar Al Uloom Al Islamiyah Mosque in San Bernardino was affiliated with this network and we had identified a member of it in our investigation. Farook frequented that mosque and was well-known to the congregation and mosque leadership.

Another focus of my investigation was the Pakistani women’s Islamist group al-Huda, which counted Farook’s wife, Tashfeen Malik, as a student. While the al-Huda International Welfare Foundation distanced themselves from the actions of their former pupil, Malik’s classmates told the Daily Mail she changed significantly while studying at al-Huda, gradually becoming “more serious and strict.” More ominously, the group’s presence in the U.S. and Canada is not without its other ties to ISIS and terrorism. In 2014, three recent former students at al-Huda’s affiliate school in Canada, aged 15 to 18, left their homes to join the Islamic State in Syria.

We had these two groups in our sights; if the investigation had continued and additional links been identified and dots connected, we might have given advance warning of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino. The combination of Farook’s involvement with the Dar Al Uloom Al Islamiyah Mosque and Malik’s attendance at al-Huda would have indicated, at minimum, an urgent need for comprehensive screening. It could also have led to denial of Malik’s K-1 visa or possibly gotten Farook placed on the No Fly list.

But after more than six months of research and tracking; over 1,200 law enforcement actions and more than 300 terrorists identified; and a commendation for our efforts; DHS shut down the investigation at the request of the Department of State and DHS’ own Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Division. They claimed that since the Islamist groups in question were not Specially Designated Terrorist Organizations (SDTOs) tracking individuals related to these groups was a violation of the travelers’ civil liberties. These were almost exclusively foreign nationals: When were they granted the civil rights and liberties of American citizens?

Worse still, the administration then went back and erased the dots we were diligently connecting. Even as DHS closed my investigation, I knew that data I was looking at could prove significant to future counterterror efforts and tried to prevent the information from being lost to law enforcement. In 2013, I met with the DHS Inspector General in coordination with several members of Congress to attempt to warn the American people’s elected representatives about the threat.

In retaliation, DHS and the Department of Justice subjected me to a series of investigations and adverse actions, including one by that same Inspector General. None of them showed any wrongdoing; they seemed aimed at stopping me from blowing the whistle on this problem. Earlier this year, I was finally able to honorably retire from government and I’m now taking my story to the American people as a warning.

My law enforcement colleagues and I must conduct our work while respecting the rights of those we monitor. But what I witnessed suggests the Obama administration is more concerned with the rights of non-citizens in known Islamist groups than with the safety and security of the American people.

That must change.

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  • darryl2009

    These are Obozo’s brethren, of couse he won’t allow an investigation of these terrorists.

    • munchenfez

      and Mrs Weiner is waiting next term to continue………

  • blazer91

    “That must change.” ya think? Don’t hold your breath, the muzzies are running the country… for now.

    • Lee Piccini

      These Muzza-balls should have been running from our country years ago folks . Being deceived has been the norm for us , the innocent , and vulnerable since the first WTC bombing , and the execution of Rabbi Kahani before that . Hello America ,we are talking some 30+ years ago , are you kidding me or what ?

    • birdbrained2000

      They sure are. Have you noticed how Obama has filled his administration with radical Muslims?

  • yourmaster

    that’s because 0bama and the dems are all members of ISIS…
    (gay arab nazi communists)
    ….why would they investigate their own ppl?

    • GANCs?! Let’s coin that term!

      • Lonnie Robinson

        i LIIIIIIKE IT!!!!! :) Here’s a sentence : We’ve all (americans) been ‘ganc(ed)’ by the usurper obammie. Can I get an amen :)

        • Amen, brother! Lol! I can’t Stand gancs!! (See, it’s one of those universal slang words: noun, verb, adjective etc.!)

  • NotTheMama

    I really don’t know how more these traitors to America and western civilization can do. They might as well pull the triggers themselves.

  • livingengine

    “Bad President” this Fall on HBO, er I mean, BHO.

  • Lee Piccini

    The ‘ Setback ‘ word was another giveaway about the way this Prez keeps Exposing himself , does’nt anybody get it Yet ?

    • munchenfez

      Words. What do they mean? It is a setback to the Kalergi plan. It has woken some people up… Naughty jihadis. Waking up the Kufr is not what is required until they have the numbers to make it count.

  • ConcernedCitizen999

    Obama is obviously NOT a loyal patriotic American, but an agent-saboteur of a foreign enemy organization… Islam.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    All the American federal administration is doing now is contributing fuel to the fire that once it is lit, will be far more destructive to the current American administration than they can possibly imagine. It is getting hard to get some hunting ammunition and other items, The citizens are acting as their own quartermasters, this is why the democrats are trying hard to disarm America, they know the potential and the result to them if things get more out of hand.

    • Richard

      Depends on what you’re hunting for. I can always find 5.56, 9mm, and 45 ACP. Now if you were looking for .257 Roberts it might be a little harder to find, but it can be done.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        In Canada, it is getting harder for suppliers to import almost anything pertaining to firearms from America, looks like you guys are buying the stuff as fast as it leaves the factory. Funny you should mention those calibre’s, have one of each, except the Roberts. Warsaw pact 7.62 x 39 is available more readily than it used to be. But the delinquent tells me primers and brass for a lot of calibers are hard to get and expensive. May have to go back to blackpowder muzzle loader.

        • Lonnie Robinson

          Do what you gotta’ do brother.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Actually I let the kids sort it out, hate shopping most of the time.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            Don’t you mean sister?

        • Richard

          Just one of each? Kimber and Colt 1911s in .45, more nines than I can count on one hand. I’ve been waiting since April for the Colt SAA in 45 colt that I ordered to come in. A bucket list gun for sure.
          Is it really that hard to get ammo in Canada? Is mail order not available to you? Midway USA, Cabela’s, Cheaper Than Dirt, The Sportsman’s Guide all have just about anything you could want, except rimfire. Rimfire is up to ten cents a round when you can find it. Lucky for me I stocked up on all calibers. Is 37 thousand rounds too much? kind of sounds like do these pants make my ass look fat?. First answer is no, second is “it’s not the pants, baby.”

          • Mahou Shoujo

            There is no such thing as too much ammo. It keeps, a friend of mine, who’s parents homesteaded nearby, had a box of 30-30’s that were at least 50 years old, they still worked. What gets us in Canada is the incredibly high cost of “mail order” because it has to be couriered, under the hazardous goods regulations, which cranks up the price phenomenally.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        You’re ha, ha funny :)

    • Lonnie Robinson


      • Mahou Shoujo

        This has all the elements of a “big bang” not a theory, fact.

  • mjazzguitar

    I’ll bet they are tracking Americans who comment at and/or view conservative web sites, though.

    • Mellissa

      No doubt. ..

      Still America
      Still free speech
      Still Patriots

      It ain’t over til the last Patriot takes aim.

    • Guest*

      Good point. We might be in a dossier somewhere. But that’d be ok because we dont worship “allah whuck bar”……lar whuck barrrrrrr!

      • Lonnie Robinson

        We are ‘A’ POTENTIAL danger but not THE danger. That’s the only reason these bastards want our guns.Without our guns they’d get to fcuk over us in anyway they want… figuratively and literally.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Who fcuking cares, there’s to, to many of us to make a difference for their idiot tactics which is to harrass or lock people unconstitutionally. We as individuals know people who know other people who will all sound the Paul Revere alarm that the ” totalitarians are coming”. Patriots will respond!

  • vlparker

    It’s not impeachable because Congress are a bunch of quivering jellyfish.

    • wilypagan

      He is not impeachable because he obtained the Presidency by fraud and is not a legitimate government official. He should be arrested and prosecuted for obtaining the office under false pretenses. All of his appointments should be removed. All of his orders should be reversed. All of his accomplices should be prosecuted with him. His portrait should be removed from the halls of our great nation and his name should never be uttered again.

      I can dream, can’t I? Go Trump.

  • Mellissa

    Wake Up America – Brigitte Gabriel

     Update: Friday December 11, 2015

    Over 3 MILLION people have seen this video as of today. Please keep SHARING IT, over, and over, and over again until it has been seen by at least 200 million Americans.

    Highlight, copy & paste the link below to post it on your page or group:
    Slightly less than 1 in every 5 people who have seen the link to this video have clicked on it. In Internet marketing, it has been said that the average person needs to see a given link 7 TIMES before they will click on it. This means we have our work cut-out for us. All those who have shared it, please continue sharing where you have already. Group and page discussions cascade off the page with each successive post on Facebook. This means the link needs to be posted and re-posted if we are really going to make a difference in restoring our Republic. What is half an hour out of your day if the reward is restoring America to the great nation we once were? Do it for your children and your grandchildren and generations yet to come. The deserve better than the oppression of Marxism/socialism and Islamic Sharia law!

    Brigitte Gabriel Reads the Muslim Brotherhood Plan for America
    Published on Jun 19, 2015

    ACT for America president and founder Brigitte Gabriel, speaks at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall event about the threat of radical Islam. In this clip she outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for the destruction of Western civilization. The Muslim Brotherhood has spawned dozens and dozens of organizations across the globe, including the terrorist organizations al Qaeda, Hamas, and numerous Muslim organizations in America. To learn more about this, visit: http://bit.ly/MuslimBrotherhoodPlan

    Video From Brigitte Gabriel
    YouTube User: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtfcqf7cq_W3d2tO6uqeYfg

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Plan For America

    The Muslim Brotherhood Unmasked [ Downloadable in .pdf ]

    *FAIR USE NOTICE: Blogs and videos on this page may contain copyrighted    material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Citations are the responsibility of the person posting any such material that is protected under the Fair Use clause.

  • Guest*

    Why hasn’t the political opposition had obola investigated?

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Because of the sword of damocles… he’s black and that would stir up the 90% of the mindless black folk who voted for him. In other words the race card is looming.This is very sad because a segment of our citizens is being totally used as dupes or useful idiots. I’m black and I’m telling what I have observed time and time again. The race card has been used so unabashedly that it is sickening and embarrassing to me.

    • munchenfez

      Their testicles are stored at 1600.

  • stealth4

    We have a jihadist sleeper cell living in the WH who is now going to Hawaii on the taxpayers dime. Ayatollah Hussein O would be impeached incarcerate or mental hospitalized if “political correctness” was not our national cultural disease.

    • JWM

      I don’t think you can call it a sleeper cell. He is blatant in his support for islam.

    • Jack Holan

      There should be a Special Prosecutor investigating that whole circle, Jeh Johnson, John Kerry, Valerie Jarrett, Ben Rhoades, Ambassador Rice and Loretta Lynch plus her DOJ/CiVIL Rights Division Chief.
      Of course Congress would be remiss NOT to bring Articles of Impeachment forward against Barack Hussein Obama consorting with Terrorists (Muslim Brotherhood) and how this has worked against American Securityi

  • Reagan40

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20
    Thanks Pamela Geller for calling evil what it is. May God bless and protect you.

  • got243kids

    “We” are at war. Prepare to defend yourselves.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Sad but true.

  • Dravaa

    This whole granting of American rights to foreigners who want to come here for any reason is exceedingly inappropriate. Particularly before they are vetted. That is not the time to grant them all American “rights” because “that’s who we are”.
    We know very well who we are but we don’t know who THEY are!
    That is the time to check them out to see if they should be granted rights. So that we can continue to be “who we are”. And not dead.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Well said :)

  • Rachel

    Who said our Fed Law Enforcement agencies’ mission is to protect our citizens and stop the enemy from coming? You just ASSUME that because you assume your Govt has your best interests at heart. There is NO evidence of THAT whatsoever anymore. Be prepared to defend yourselves.

  • munchenfez

    for those interested, my wife found this. It would give the lie to the ROP being peaceful and would indicate that this was and is known….


    see why there is a literary masterpiece in the Smithsonian.