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Brennan Letter: FBI Training 'Substandard and Offensive' to Muslims
by AWR Hawkins
On Oct. 19, 2011, Muslim Advocates President and Executive Director Farhana Khera sent a letter to Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, listing numerous Islamic-based grievances against the FBI. On Nov. 3, 2011, Brennan capitulated and began a fundamental change of FBI practices.
Khera charged that the FBI was bigoted, that they kept "antiquated and offensive documents about Muslims and Islam" on their intranet, and that some new recruits to the FBI were taught "that Islam is a religion that 'transforms a country's culture into 7th-century Arabian ways.'"
Regarding the "antiquated and offensive documents," it appears the FBI had kept 19th and early 20th century texts which do not comport with politically correct language on their intranet. Khera was saying that old texts and other FBI counterterrorism training materials had to go.
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