Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bigots and self-described (former?) terrorists training US law enforcement officers

""Kill them...including the children."  That's how to solve the threat of militant Muslims?  This quote is from what one official involved in homeland security said was the theme of a speech by Walid Shoebat at an anti-terrorism training in Las Vegas in October 2010.  Our source had turned around after Shoebat's speech and asked the woman in the chair behind them at the conference what she thought was the solution offered by Shoebat.   "Kill them...including the children...you heard him," was the full response.  Shoebat's Las Vegas speech was described by our source as "frightening."  Bigoted trainers including Shoebat are highlighted in today's Washington Post article on"Monitoring America." Much of this information is new. Some of it was previously documented in a PRA Report, "Platform for Prejudice."  Shoebat and the larger issue of how "Right-Wing Firms Train Public Servants on Terror Threats" is the topic of a new report to be issued in January by Political Research Associates (where I work). OK, not credited for our work by the Washington Post and then partially scooped on this topic just as we are about to release our report. Sigh. That's real life. Back to Shoebat."  I mean, even the New York Times had exposed the lies of this guy.  (thanks Sellam)