The Investigative Project on Terrorism (ITP) revealed a dossier yesterday that President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan, has shown a tendency to fall for the bait from radical Islamist's and tends to pander to Islamist's rather than face the reality of the threats posed to this nation by Islamist.
ITP concludes that Brennan is not fit for the job.
ITP said, “Unfortunately, President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan, has shown a tendency to fall for the bait from radical Islamist's. Globally, he repeatedly expressed a hope that "moderates" within Iran and its terror proxy Hizballah would steer their respective constituencies away from terrorism.”
“Domestically, he claims that radical Islam does not pose its own, unique threat to American security. He has helped strip language about "radical Islam," "jihad" and similar terms from government vernacular, choosing instead to refer to "violent extremism" in an attempt to deny terrorists religious credibility. When it comes to jihad, he stubbornly maintains the word does not belong in conversations about terror, no matter what terrorists themselves say.”
In their report, ITP explained several points including the fact that Brennan he also yielded to demands from American Islamist to purge law enforcement and intelligence training material of the terms "jihad" and "radical Islam."
ITP also said, “Brennan further displayed his eagerness to kowtow to Islamist demands in the fall of 2011. After a small number of materials in FBI training manuals and libraries were found to be excessively negative in describing Islam as a religion and Muslims as a people, Islamist groups demanded a purge of anything they considered offensive.”
Some of the other points in the report explained that Brennan promoted Iran-Hizballah outreach and said that Brennan's complacency regarding the jihad threat was made clear in May 2010, when he expressed a desire to encourage "moderate elements" of Hizballah, which is a State Department-designated terrorist organization.
Another aspect of Brennan’s view came when “Brennan let radical Islamist dictate policy that during his time as a White House adviser. Brennan displayed a disturbing tendency to engage with Islamist groups which often are hostile to American anti-terrorism policies at home and abroad. Those meetings confer legitimacy upon the groups as representatives of all Muslim Americans, despite research indicating that the community is far too diverse to have anyone represent its concerns,” the report said.
“Brennan also denies that religion (Islam) entice terrorists to act out in Jihad threats and acts against targets of their choosing and stating that economic conditions, more than religious beliefs, account for the draw of al-Qaida and other terrorist groups which is further from the truth.”
ITP said that while in some cases, economics may play a part, most terrorist leaders are from professional and affluent backgrounds such as Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and Palestinian Islamic Jihad founder Fathi Shikaki who are physicians.
ITP also said that Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook has a master's degree and pursued a PhD and that would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad had a steady job and a decent wage.
Most interesting is that ITP said, “Several of the 9/11 hijackers were middle class or affluent. The Times of London observed in an April 3, 2005 article that a large percentage of 500 al-Qaida members had discovered that an overwhelming percentage came from middle class or affluent backgrounds, casting doubts that the majority of Islamic terrorists were from poor and uneducated backgrounds.”
Even Interpol, in 2010, warned of recruitment's of Internet radicalization of the youth from the middle class.
Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said, “Terrorist recruiters exploit the web to their full advantage as they targeted young, middle class vulnerable individuals who were usually not ‘on the radar’ of law enforcement.”
“The advent of the Internet has made the process of radicalization easier to achieve and the process of combating it that much more difficult, because many of the behaviors associated with it are not in and of themselves criminal,” said Secretary General Noble.
“The threat is global; it is virtual and it is on our doorsteps,” said the head of INTERPOL, pointing to the ‘skyrocketing’ number of extremist websites, from 12 in 1998 to 4,500 just eight years later.
The nomination of Brennan to head the CIA bears serious scrutiny on whether he would compromise national security due to faulty knowledge and dangerous views on the intent of Islamic forces in and outside of the United States.
Brennan’s views are inconsistent with those who have first-hand knowledge of the dangers of Islam and the radical Islamist, which is never reported in the mainstream news media, including the purge of Christians and non-Muslims.
With President Obama pandering to radical Muslims in the U.S., and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Libya, there seems to be a pattern of yielding to the enemies of the United States rather than facing reality that Islamic terrorists intend on world domination, including taking over America from the inside and from the outside.
ITP ended by saying, “John Brennan's recipe for fighting terror seems to cast these motivations aside. That's the mindset poised to direct American intelligence gathering for the next four years.”
The full report by ITP can be accessed here.