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California Muslims feel double-crossed by FBI

An undercover FBI informant, a convicted forger named Craig Monteilh, said he was instructed to infiltrate mosques throughout Orange and two neighboring counties in Southern California, where the Muslim population of nearly 500,000 is the nation’s largest.

J. Stephen Tidwell, then head of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, had promised in 2006, “The FBI will tell you we’re coming for the very reason that we don’t want you to think you’re being monitored.”

Two months later, Monteilh arrived at the same mosque. Worshipers noticed that Monteilh often left his keys around the mosque. Inside the car remote on the bundle of keys was a microphone that recorded Muslims at the mosque, in their homes and at a local gym.

“We started hearing that he was saying weird things,” said Omar Kurdi, a Loyola Law School student who knew Monteilh from the mosque and gym. “He would walk up to one of my friends and say, ‘It’s good that you guys are getting ready for the jihad.”

One reported the FBI’s own informant to the FBI. Other Muslims were so alarmed by his talk of violent jihad that they obtained a restraining order against him.

Soon afterward, Monteilh said FBI agents “told me they wanted to cut me loose.” Monteilh later sued the FBI, alleging that the bureau and Irvine police conspired to have him arrested, then allowed his informant status to become known in prison, where he was stabbed. The FBI and police have denied the allegations.

Monteilh has now gone public, revealing secret FBI methods and charging that his “handlers” trained him to entrap Muslims as he infiltrated their mosques, homes and businesses. Some Muslims in Southern California and nationally say the cascading revelations have seriously damaged their relationship with the FBI, a partnership that both sides agree is critical to preventing attacks and homegrown terrorism. Citing what they call a pattern of FBI surveillance, many leading national Muslim organizations have virtually suspended contact with the bureau.

[The Washington Post]

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2 Responses to “California Muslims feel double-crossed by FBI”

  1. THERE IS SURELY MORE TO THIS THING THAN JUST A FEW DRY RUNS AND THIS GUY PROBABLY HAD TOO MUCH ATTITUDE TO DO A VERY GOOD JOB. YOU SURE DONT HAVE TO SEDUCE THE ENEMY WITH A PROMPT TO GET THEM TO LIE TO YOU. THE REAL ENEMY WOULD DO THIS WITHOUT BLINKING AN EYE FOR THEY WULD SEE THROUGH YOUR OWN PHONYNESS AND NOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL. THE REAL TERRORIST WOULD SEE THIS GUY COMING FROM A MILE AWAY AND I`D ALMOST BET YA HE WAS AT A DEADEND JOB TO FORCE HIS OUTING SO HE RETALIATED AND WAS NO LONGER EFFECTIVE AT WHA HE WAS DOING AND PROBABLY DOESNT HAVE ENOUGH TALENT TO DO THAT KIND OF WORK. NO BRAINER MAN.

  2. Well, in another breaking story, a Canadian man has also come forward claiming that the FBI pressured him to spy on a mosque.

    Abdi Aziz Ali, a 32-year-old Somali-Canadian, said the Americans approached him at the Ugandan jail where he was being held in connection with the July bombings that killed 76 people watching the World Cup final in the capital Kampala.

    The Ugandan government recently withdrew all charges against the former University of Toronto student, and in his first interview Mr. Ali said that after concluding he was innocent, the FBI tried to recruit him.

    “One of the FBI guys came to me one day and told me he wanted me to work with them. And I asked him, ‘What kind of work do you want me to do for you?’ And he told me that he wants me to spy for them,” Ali said.

    “I refused. I clearly told them I am a businessman, I am a Canadian, I have nothing to do with spying.”


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