Obama's Scrub of Islam from Counterterror Training Under Fire

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#1 Apr 26, 2013
http://tinyurl.com/c443m8q

"Obama's Scrub of all Mention of Islam from Counterterror Training Materials Under Fire After Boston Jihad Bombings"

DUH.

FTA:...“Numerous experts on Islamic terrorism like myself and I had given 143 lectures at the FBI, CIA were banned from speaking to any U.S. government counterterrorism conferences,” Mr. Emerson told The Washington Times.“Instead, these agencies were ordered to invite Muslim Brotherhood front groups.”

The biggest White House push to tone down training on jihadists emerged in 2011, the same year the Russian government warned the U.S. about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, whose parents hailed from Chechnya, a hotbed of radical Islamists....

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#2 Apr 26, 2013
Yeah, tip. Jihad Watch is a nice, unbiased source, there.

Here's a bit more on Mr. Emerson, from another source:

Emerson’s weak credibility hasn’t stopped him from building a mini-empire from his offices at the well-funded IPT. But his penchant for secrecy — his office location is secret, employees refer to it as “the bat cave,” and journalists who visit it have been blindfolded en route — has raised serious questions about management of IPT’s finances.

As reported first by The Tennessean, IPT helps fund Emerson’s for-profit company, SAE Productions. IPT paid SAE Productions $3.33 million to “study alleged ties between American Muslims and overseas.” SAE Productions is a private company so no data is available on how the money was spent but Emerson’s role as SAE’s sole employee raises serious ethical questions.

Emerson’s finances took an even more bizarre turn when grants directed to the “Investigative Project” or “IPT” were contributed care of the Counterterrorism & Security Education and Research Foundation (CTSERF). A LobeLog investigation into CTSERF’s tax filings revealed that, much like the Investigative Project, all grant revenue was transferred to a private, for-profit entity.

When asked about the IPT-CTSERF relationship, Ray Locker, the Investigative Project’s then-managing director acknowledged to LobeLog that a relationship “exists” but would not elaborate further on how or why IPT donors send funds care of CTSERF.

“Fear Inc.” examines Emerson’s role as a a key “expert” in the Islamophobia network and tracks over $5 million in grants to CTSERF and IPT.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/31/...

The "scrubbing" refers to moving away from contracts with a lot of self-proclaimed "experts" on Islam apparently making some really big bucks peddling hysteria to the government under the guise of anti-terrorism training.

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#3 Apr 26, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
Yeah, tip. Jihad Watch is a nice, unbiased source, there.
Here's a bit more on Mr. Emerson, from another source:
Emerson’s weak credibility hasn’t stopped him from building a mini-empire from his offices at the well-funded IPT. But his penchant for secrecy — his office location is secret, employees refer to it as “the bat cave,” and journalists who visit it have been blindfolded en route — has raised serious questions about management of IPT’s finances.
As reported first by The Tennessean, IPT helps fund Emerson’s for-profit company, SAE Productions. IPT paid SAE Productions $3.33 million to “study alleged ties between American Muslims and overseas.” SAE Productions is a private company so no data is available on how the money was spent but Emerson’s role as SAE’s sole employee raises serious ethical questions.
Emerson’s finances took an even more bizarre turn when grants directed to the “Investigative Project” or “IPT” were contributed care of the Counterterrorism & Security Education and Research Foundation (CTSERF). A LobeLog investigation into CTSERF’s tax filings revealed that, much like the Investigative Project, all grant revenue was transferred to a private, for-profit entity.
When asked about the IPT-CTSERF relationship, Ray Locker, the Investigative Project’s then-managing director acknowledged to LobeLog that a relationship “exists” but would not elaborate further on how or why IPT donors send funds care of CTSERF.
“Fear Inc.” examines Emerson’s role as a a key “expert” in the Islamophobia network and tracks over $5 million in grants to CTSERF and IPT.
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/31/...
The "scrubbing" refers to moving away from contracts with a lot of self-proclaimed "experts" on Islam apparently making some really big bucks peddling hysteria to the government under the guise of anti-terrorism training.
LOL! You slam Jihad Watch and then counter it with Think Progress! Are you on drugs or just clueless?

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#4 Apr 26, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! You slam Jihad Watch and then counter it with Think Progress! Are you on drugs or just clueless?
Seems reasonable.

You have any moderate and reliable sources reporting on this?

Probably not, because it's not much of an issue.

The feds are cleaning up sources, weeding out a bunch of charlatans, saving our tax dollars from being granted to folks willing to sell hysteria.

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#5 Apr 26, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems reasonable.
You have any moderate and reliable sources reporting on this?
Probably not, because it's not much of an issue.
The feds are cleaning up sources, weeding out a bunch of charlatans, saving our tax dollars from being granted to folks willing to sell hysteria.
You are either mentally ill or an agent bent on destroying this nation. My money's on both.

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#6 Apr 26, 2013
This article, from the Tennessean, is lengthier and well cited--including Charity Navigator (a non-profit watchdog), Rabbi Rami Shapiro, an adjunct religion professor at Middle Tennessee State University and Brannon Wheeler, history professor and director of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at the United States Naval Academy.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20101024/NE...

But, with regard to Emerson, it says pretty much the same things.

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#7 Apr 26, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>You are either mentally ill or an agent bent on destroying this nation. My money's on both.
It's a good thing nobody ever takes you up on the things you are willing to put your money down on. Your family would be homeless.

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#8 Apr 26, 2013
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It's a good thing nobody ever takes you up on the things you are willing to put your money down on. Your family would be homeless.
Betting on you is a no lose proposition.
Biggun

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#9 Apr 26, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Betting on you is a no lose proposition.
George you've mastered the art of ventriloquism as proven by your ability to talk out of your azz.

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#10 Apr 26, 2013
Biggun wrote:
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George you've mastered the art of ventriloquism as proven by your ability to talk out of your azz.
You're not even a competent troll.

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#11 Apr 26, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Betting on you is a no lose proposition.
Yeah. So was betting on Romney to win.

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#12 Apr 26, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>You're not even a competent troll.
You in charge of all the trolls now, too?

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#13 Apr 26, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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You in charge of all the trolls now, too?
Are you applying? I'll send you over to Johnson.

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#14 Apr 26, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Yeah. So was betting on Romney to win.
Stolen elections will do that.

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