Could Philip Haney have stopped the terrorist attack in San Bernardino? Is this former Department of Homeland Security officer telling the truth when he claims that the Obama administration shut down his investigations into Islamic terrorists because they involved ethnic profiling? If this is true, then multiculturalism kills.
The Daily Caller has the story:
One of the founding members of the Department of Homeland Security claims he could have prevented the San Bernardino terror attack if the government had not shut down a surveillance program he was developing three years ago.
Philip Haney worked in the Intelligence Review Unit (IRU), where his job was to investigate individuals with potential links to terrorism. He was looking into global terror networks that were infiltrating radical Islamists into the U.S. and was making progress to that end, when the Obama State Department came in and pulled the plug.
Fox News' Trace Gallagher reported that "about a year into that investigation, they got a visit from the State Department and the Homeland Security Civil Rights Division who said that tracking these groups and individuals was 'problematic' because they were Islamic groups. Haney says his investigation was shut down, and 67 of his records deleted -- among them, an investigation into an organization with ties to the mosque in Riverside that San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook attended."
Haney says he notified Congress and the inspector general about his investigation getting terminated, but instead of the investigation getting reinstated, Haney claims his superiors retaliated, pulling him from his duties and revoking his security clearance.
We do not know, for a fact, what really happened. But we can be confident that, given what we know about the Obama administration war on profiling and its continued insistence that Islam is a peaceful religion and that the problem is American racism, that is, Islamophobia, it makes perfectly good sense to imagine that it would shut down any investigation that targeted Muslims. If so, Americans have every right to be worried and afraid.