Did Obama open the door for the San Bernadino killers?

Dec. 11, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to former DHS terrorism investigator and whistleblower Philip Haney’s allegations that the Obama administration deliberately shuttered an investigation that might have thwarted the San Bernadino mass murder because he was told the investigations were problematic because they were into Islamic groups:

“Former DHS terrorism investigator and whistleblower Philip Haney has made startling allegations that the Obama administration deliberately shuttered an investigation that might have thwarted the San Bernadino mass murder — because he was told the investigations were problematic because they were into Islamic groups. Had Haney’s investigation been allowed to continue, he maintains it might have resulted in a blocking of the San Bernadino fiancée visa because of the couple’s relationship with a radical mosque.

“The Obama administration may be deliberately blinding our intelligence agencies’ capacity to properly vet visa applications or to pursue domestic leads in terrorism investigations if those investigations focus on Islamic centers. Since when do law enforcement and intelligence agencies skip over religious motivations for murders in pursuing leads? They’re supposed to follow evidence and intelligence wherever it leads, not deny the obvious link between Islam and the killers because of political correctness. There is no First Amendment protection against investigating religiously motivated attacks. If this policy is widespread, it might help explain why Western intelligence agencies have been blind to the latest wave of attacks.

“This comes as the San Bernadino neighbors were afraid to say something even though they saw something, for fear of being labeled bigots. Political correctness is getting people killed, and those who urge law enforcement and intelligence not to focus on the religion involved with these repeated attacks are playing a very dangerous game indeed.”

Attachments:

“Whistleblower: DHS Pulled Plug on Surveillance That Could’ve ID’ed CA Terrorists,” The Kelly File, Dec. 10, 2015 at http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/12/10/whistleblower-says-he-could-have-prevented-ca-attack-if-government-didnt-cut-funding

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