FBI to Islamic terrorists: We've got your back

Add Orlando shooter Omar Mateen to the FBI's Most Protected Terrorist list . Like Ft. Hood's Nidal Hasan and the Boston Marathon’s Tsarnaev brothers, Mateen has joined the protected and privileged class of suspected Muslim terrorists allowed to roam free until they shoot or blow up innocent Americans.

Following the Pulse nightclub slaughter, sources confirmed Mateen had been interviewed by the FBI in May of 2013 and May of 2014 concerning his connections to Hezb'allah and al-Qaeda. 

The FBI was also aware that Mateen had traveled to Saudi Arabia on two separate occasions; made threatening remarks to co-workers; and, two weeks before the killings, had visited a gun shop wanting to purchase body armor and bulk ammunition.  When employees of the shop notified the FBI, officials called the store but failed to follow up.

Director Comey defended the FBI’s actions, stating:

I don’t see anything in reviewing our work that our agents should have done differently…Our work is very challenging, we are looking for needles in a nationwide haystack but we’re also called upon to figure out which pieces of hay might someday become needles.

In August 2013, during the Ft. Hood shooter’s trial deliberations, outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller also came under fire for dropping the ball. 

It seems that a year before Hasan's rampage in 2009, the FBI had intercepted a series of emails between Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Islamic cleric with ties to the 9/11 hijackers.  When challenged about the FBI's knowledge of the emails, Mueller told a CBS interviewer:

I think, given the context of the discussions and the situation that the agents and the analysts were looking at, they took appropriate steps.

In the case of the 2012 Boston Marathon murders, a House committee on homeland security outlined the ways in which the FBI failed to detain Tamerlan Tsarnaev less than a year before, when he returned from a trip to Dagestan.  The FBI said that in 2011 it had interviewed Tamerlan and family members but closed the case because it "did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign."  During this time they also managed to miss Tamerlan's 2010 violent YouTube videos inspired by his globalist jihadist ideology.

The FBI's horrendous record of ignoring mountains of red flags when interviewing suspected Muslim terrorists on watch lists is as astounding as their excuses after much blood has been spilt.  The investigations, they claimed, did not produce enough probable cause to detain the Islamic terrorists.  The FBI's excuses do not hold up when reviewing the case of a Virginia veteran’s encounter with federal agents.

When FBI agents, Secret Service personnel, and local police showed up on former Marine Brandon Raub's front porch to interview him in 2012, all they had was a Facebook page of rap song lyrics, political opinions on government cabals, talk of an impending revolution, and what they said were "complaints" about his "threatening posts."  No jihad videos, no long list of warnings from co-workers, no threats to kill Americans, no domestic violence charges, no trips to Saudi Arabia or Moscow, no connections to Islamic fundamentalism, and no mention of Allah akbar.

Yet in Raub's case, the FBI acted swiftly to arrest, detain, and send him to a mental ward 100 miles from his home for evaluation.  In 2012, constitutional lawyer John Whitehead forwarded me the timeline. 

On August 16, 2012 federal, and state officers questioned Raub for 15 minutes, handcuffed him, took him into custody, and transported him to jail.  The next day, a Temporary Detention Order was issued allowing for the Marine's commitment on the basis of dangerousness and mental illness.  On August 20, the state filed a petition for involuntary admission for treatment, asserting that Raub was mentally ill.  The petition was granted, and Raub was transported to a medical center in Salem, Virginia.  On August 22, legal counsel from Whitehead's Rutherford Institute filed an appeal on behalf of Raub.  On August 23, the circuit court ruled that the original petition was "so devoid of factual allegations that it could not reasonably be expected to give rise to a case or controversy."

After Raub's release, an FBI spokesperson in Virginia was asked to comment on the blatant violation of Raub's civil rights.  She offered this explanation.

We received quite a few complaints about what were perceived as threatening posts. Given the circumstances with the things that have gone on in the country with some of these mass shootings, it would be horrible for law enforcement not to pay attention to complaints.

Funny how the FBI had no problem finding a non-Muslim white veteran needle in a haystack within days of searching through his Facebook posts.  Government agents paid such close attention to “complaints” about Raub that they detained, arrested, and shipped him off to a psych hospital in record time.

After Orlando, it is obvious to most Americans, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been seriously compromised.  Comey, like Mueller before him, would rather have the blood of Americans all over him and his agency than do to Muslim terrorist suspects what was done to Brandon Raub.  

For eight years, the Obama administration has apologized for the United States, bowed down to terrorism-sponsoring nations, and publicly criticized our country as a hotbed of Islamophobia.  Just a day after the San Bernardino massacre (the FBI said Syed Farook, the husband, had contact with terrorists in their database but was not on the radar), Obama’s attorney general, speaking at a Muslim Advocates dinner, vowed to prosecute those who engage in anti-Muslim hate speech.  Before the 14 killed in San Bernardino by the couple aligned with ISIS had yet to be buried, A.G. Lynch told those attending the dinner she feared for Muslims’ safety.  It was official.  Obama, his DOJ, and his FBI would serve and protect Muslims and their cold-blooded killers – not innocent Americans.