Let’s count the way that the Obama Administration and the left has dropped the ball on the San Bernardino shootings: one, Narrative Busted, the San Bernardino killer pledged allegiance to ISIS; two journalistic malpractice as the media illegally enters the killer’s home; three, political correctness killed fourteen people, as neighbor was more afraid of being labeled a racist. But that seems as if it was just a start.
Before getting to the latest Obama failure, read about how the Obama Administration gutted the program that was used to track jihadists like the San Bernardino killers. Now, that whistleblower, a recently retired DHS employee is speaking out. I bolded the text for emphasis. It is worth reading the full report over on the Hill.com.
…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.
Put it simply the mosque was watched and known for not its moderateness. The Imam probably didn’t condemn ISIS. It’s possible this mosque’s view of “peace” is a world without infidels, not a world where Jews, Christians and Muslims all get along just swell singing by the campfire and roasting not pig. Guessing.
But it gets worse.
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.
I hope you didn’t have family there. Genuinely. Not joking. Because if a friend or family member of mine had been killed in this attack, the above statement, and what follows below, would send me to a new level of rage. How enraged? Like how I imagine a recently suicided jihadist would feel when he ends up in hell, not in the arms of 72 virgins, but faced with 72 transwomen.
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?
Again, this is just a segment of the report. Yeah, it’s bad. If the Civil Liberties division hadn’t cared so much about the feels and how “we’re watching Muslims because they might kill us, we’re so racist,” narrative, San Bernardino may never have happened, and we’d just know it as another Southern California town where it’s too expensive to live. But hey, sunshine.
Except that’s not what happened. Political correctness was made more important than the lives of Americans (read Dear Liberals: Political Correctness is Now Literally Killing People. Happy Now?. The privacy rights of foreign nationals was more important than the lives of Americans. Why? That’s the real question we should be asking any time Islam is brought up to be held aloft as a great and wonderful whatever. Why do the rights of Islamic foreigners come before American lives?
When you have the answer to that, you’ll know why Barack Obama smiles upon them with favor, while turning his nose up at you. Hint, look back seven years to days before the 2008 election, when Obama said “We’re just days away from fundamentally transforming this country.”