FBI Censors Consider Quran too “Offensive” to Present in Counter Terror Training
I actually took the time andÂ looked at the whole documentÂ which shows various slides from powerpoint presentations that were purged from FBI counterterror training because they were deemed “offensive”. Most of the censored images and slides were pretty milquetoast, there’s no way any one outside a university sociology department gets offended by these.
Other slides are offensive, but obviously intentionally so that the audience will see what bigoted statements/images/stereotypes look like. One such slide shows Yosemite Sam as an Arab in a classic Bugs Bunny cartoon but the intent of the slide is obvious as it’s labelled “Biases and Perception”.
So, not only are the PC warriors eager to suppress speech deemed unpopular, they are also too stupid to realize when such “offensive” speech is being used in support of their preferred position.
But it gets worse then that. In an effort to show that Islam has no more of a violent streak than any other religion they …. censor slides simply quoting from the Quran.
- Check out sura 8, verse 60, below the fold!
You can’t read the Quran. It might give you the wrong idea about Islam!
Despite the spin, the truth will out:
CommentaryÂ is a wretched publication that generally marches in dhimmi lockstep with dreary predictability, retailing complacent half-truths and outright falsehoods about the jihad threat, but on the trumped-up propaganda term “Islamophobia” it breaks ranks here,Â as it has done before.
“FBI Stats Again Belie Islamophobia Myth,” by Jonathan S. Tobin inÂ Commentary, November 26 (JW)
Continued: Verse 8:60
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of God and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom God doth know.
I’m not saying that the above quotation from the Quran is the guiding principle for all Muslims. No more than quoting Jesus’ “turn the other cheek” would ever be taken as the controlling verse for most Christians.
But if one were studying Christian pacifism of course one would have to look at Bible versus that could be read as pacific! The same is true of Islamist terror: it didn’t come out of nowhere. It has a history. It has a context. And that context is Islam.
If the FBI wants its agents to understand Islamist terror of course they must understand Quranic versus which could be read as condoning violence in the name of God. Not because this is what Western bigots say about Islam, but because it is what some Muslims say to each other about Islam. The jihadi mindset is steeped in Quranic readings and traditions.
I’m not saying that the jihadis represent true Islam, only that they themselves claim to be the true followers of Islam. If we don’t know what the enemy believes, then how can we identify who the enemy are? And if we don’t know who the enemy are, then how can we fight them.
In any event, the Washington ExaminerÂ story is hereÂ and from that link you can download the PDF file documenting the FBI’s censorship efforts.
I just found the whole thing both disgusting and deliciously ironic so I had to comment on it.
|Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.||Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of God and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom God doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of God, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.||And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.||Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of God and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; God knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of God shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.|