Looking Under a Rock: FBI and CIA Hit New Low in Recruitment Drive


WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FBI and CIA recruiting advertisements in a Saudi-financed magazine with consistent pro-terrorist features should be investigated by Congress, Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson said today in an article posted on the IPT website.

The ads appear in the online version of the Washington Report for Middle East Affairs, bracketing an homage to acknowledged Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian. This is the same Al-Arian who once told an audience of Muslims (http://www.investigativeproject.org/article/473), "Let us damn America. Let us damn Israel . Let us damn their allies until death. Why do we stop?" (emphasis added)

And yet, the same FBI that sought to convict him as a terrorist is now advertising for recruits on a pro-Al-Arian (and pro-terrorist in general) website. The pro Al-Arian orientation is part of a long and documented history of pro-Islamic terrorist features published by WRMEA during the past 15 years. Reviewing just about any issue of this Saudi-financed magazine would clearly determine its pro terrorist bias, Emerson says.

Emerson points out that this is the latest in a series of government recruitment efforts through entities with documented records of radical ideology and terror support. Those efforts continue despite written concerns from U.S. Reps. Pete Hoekstra and Sue Myrick .

The Department of Justice set up a recruitment booth and served as a co-host for the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention in September. Four months earlier, the same Justice Department designated ISNA as an unindicted co-conspirator (http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/423.pdf) in Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) case as part of the Hamas-Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy in the United States . In addition, the departments of Defense and Homeland Security were represented at the ISNA convention.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is a non-profit research group founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. It is recognized as the world's most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups.

Source: Investigative Project on Terrorism http://www.investigativeproject.org

CONTACT: Steven Emerson , 202-363-8602, stopterror@aol.com

SOURCE The Investigative Project on Terrorism