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Investigative "Sensitivity"

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Submitted by Don Lavey (United States), Mar 14, 2003 at 17:17

Here we go again! Director Mueller speaks to the American Muslim Council (AMC), training for FBI agents to be "culturally sensitive" to Muslims around the world, how to publicly state the greatest danger to the United States is Islamic fanaticsim without using the word Islamic, etc., etc., ad nauseam. And now a Muslim agent who is what? "Culturally sensitive" to the needs of the FBI and the American people? Or, might we suggest, professionally "disadvantaged"?

Can we ask the impolitic question about all those backlogs and translations that Arabic translators have substantially reduced, according to a recent FBI pronouncement? And are the translators working closely with the investigators, that is, Special Agents?

One more example indicates that this may be the tip of the iceberg! Yes, as was stated to Agent Wright, "you have to understand where he is coming from, Bob." And, where may we ask, is the FBI coming from in this whole disturbing scenario?
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