Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is taking aim at the FBI for removing nearly 900 pages of allegedly ‘offensive-to-Muslims’ training materials because they justifiably link Muslims with terrorism. According to West, this action, which was taken after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) complained about some of the materials’ contents, is a form of”cultural suicide.”
The Blaze Durbin, who wrote a letter to FBI director Robert Mueller about the situation, complained that the controversial documentation could lead Muslims and others to be targeted based on their religion. “There is a real risk that agents will be operating on false assumptions about Arab-Americans and American Muslims,” Durbin maintained.
West, though, said that the removal is evidence that extremist Muslim groups are holding sway over U.S. strategy. “We have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one-way street it leads to cultural suicide,” he said. “We should not allow the Muslim Brotherhood or associated groups (like CAIR) to be influencing our national strategy.”
West’s main concern is that the U.S. seems to be watering down its definition of who America’s enemies are. In an attempt to decrease how intensely officials offend extremists, the politician claims that leaders are potentially endangering the nation.
“If we continue to be recalcitrant in identifying who the enemy is and want to be less offensive to them, then we’re going to put ourselves in a bad situation,” West proclaimed. “Now you have an environment of political correctness which precludes these agents from doing their proper job and due diligence to go after the perceived threat.”
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