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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The spying game wasn't all it was cracked up to be for Craig Monteilh, a convicted criminal recruited by the FBI to investigate the march of radical Islam into Southern California. His endless talk of violent "jihad" so alarmed worshipers at the local mosque, that they took out a restraining order against him. Monteilh spent 15 months pretending to be Farouk al-Aziz, a French Syrian in search of his religious roots. He prayed five times a day at the Islamic Center in Irvine, Orange County, wearing white robes with a camera hidden in one of its buttons, and carried a set of car keys that contained a secret listening device.

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The enthusiastic attempt to catch local Muslims discussing terror campaigns backfired, however, when community leaders went to the police with fears that the suddenly devout young man, who got up to pray at 4am, had become a radical in their midst.

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Yeah, I recognize Dr. Evil from his photo in the Independent story. That is definitely Dr. Evil.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-14 01:39 AM | Reply

COINTELPRO strikes again. Step 1, Infiltration. Step 2, psych warfare. Step 3, abuse the legal system for harassment. Step 4, illegal force up to and including assassinations.

The program name died. The tactics do not. Investigations of 2001 to 2006 FBI "practices" ended up with Meuller lying to congress but nobody is sure if it was on purpose or because others in the FBI lied to him.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-15 12:44 PM | Reply


From the cited article:

...The enthusiastic attempt to catch local Muslims discussing terror campaigns backfired, however, when community leaders went to the police with fears that the suddenly devout young man, who got up to pray at 4am, had become a radical in their midst....

 

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-15 12:55 PM | Reply

Best part of this story is other Mosques now know if they've got a crazy among them they need feel no loyalty it could be a spy.

Go ahead and report them all.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-15 01:14 PM | Reply

There are plenty of radical Imams preaching seriously repugnant hate speech, but they usually avoid scrutiny by simply speaking Arabic. Plenty of examples of them on You Tube, with subtitles. All recorded in the USA.

#5 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-11-15 01:25 PM | Reply

#5 Yeah! No one in the FBI speaks arabaic!

Do you say these things out loud before you post them so you can hear how stupid they sound?

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-15 01:44 PM | Reply

There are plenty of radical Imams preaching seriously repugnant hate speech, but they usually avoid scrutiny by simply speaking Arabic. Plenty of examples of them on You Tube, with subtitles. All recorded in the USA.

#5 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Its difficult to fathom the stupidity of this post.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-15 01:56 PM | Reply

Do you say these things out loud before you post them so you can hear how stupid they sound?

#6 | POSTED BY 726 AT 2017-11-15 01:44 PM | FLAG:

DocNutJobO says them out loud to make sure they sound stupid enough.

#8 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-11-15 02:03 PM | Reply

Nothing like a little healthy attempted entrapment of otherwise innocent people by the FBI to convince the public that law enforcement is protecting us.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-15 02:31 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by moder8 I sort of had the impression that Islamist were a protected class under Obama. And no, the FBI has very few translators. Islamist have not been under scrutiny for a decade.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-11-15 02:39 PM | Reply

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#10 See my #8 You should know that you're not supposed to go Full ------

#11 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-11-15 02:41 PM | Reply

Not under scrunity? Obama's FBI did a fine job giving bombs to mentally challenged people then arresting them. You only do that when you can't find a real crime after looking for one.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-15 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

FTA: "Over the 15 months that he posed as al-Aziz, Monteilh was paid almost $200,000 to pass secret tape-recordings of his conversations with local worshippers to his handlers."

F**K!

#13 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-11-15 02:56 PM | Reply

COINTELPRO on steroids.

#14 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-11-15 03:21 PM | Reply

They should infiltrate one of those Southern Baptist churches where they preach it's okay to marry children.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-15 03:29 PM | Reply

"You only do that when you can't find a real crime after looking for one."

Nah, they do it all the time, especially after 9/11, but before then they did it on environmental groups they tried to push towards eco-terrorism. It's a lot easier than finding a real crime. Plus, the psychos in law enforcement are better suited to coercing others than doing the detective work that finds real crime.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-15 04:00 PM | Reply

Not under scrunity? Obama's FBI did a fine job giving bombs to mentally challenged people then arresting them. You only do that when you can't find a real crime after looking for one.

#12 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

I'm sure Obama was personally overseeing that.

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-15 04:03 PM | Reply

You only do that when you can't find a real crime after looking for one.

#12 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

But...our jails aren't big enough for all those Trumpers...

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-15 04:27 PM | Reply

That took you 24 minutes to come up with?

There are times when trying too hard is a thing. You're doing it.

#19 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-15 04:50 PM | Reply

Blaming Obama for a century of FBI misdeeds which include: entrapment; instigating terror attacks like this case and every arrest and conviction since BushII in order to enhance their importance and budget; creating false evidence and testimony in order to jack up conviction rates; infiltrating peaceful protest groups in order to induce internal conflict and create a violent image of them in the public eye by instigating violence during protests....IS DISINGENUOUS, DISHONEST AND PROVES SITZ IS A PARTISAN HACK UNINTERESTED IN FACT, TRUTH OR DEMOCRACY BASED ON AN INFORMED PUBLIC.

I forgot to mention the crime of the century in which the FBI joined the CIA in making sure no Government report points to a conspiracy in the assassination of JFK, when there is solid evidence that Oswald was a FBI informant and disenchanted CIA agent and Jack Ruby was a member of organized crime that ran guns for and against Castro under the direction of the CIA. The CIA has a long history of using mob figures to carry out its murder and drug and gun running agenda in order to maintain plausible deniability. JFK is a murder case. There is nothing unusual about exhuming a body in a murder case which would settle the issue of multiple shooters, but the Government has refused to do so, out of "concern for the Kennedy family". JFK and Khrushchev were both working towards a peaceful settlement of our differences, a nuclear test ban which BushII cancelled, and longer term disarmament. Russian records indicate that the Kennedy family sent letters to Moscow that because of the murder of JFK, peace between our two nations would have to be accomplished by others. But, peace is unacceptable to the military industrial complex, which the CIA and FBI fully support.

#20 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-11-16 07:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"by simply speaking Arabic"

only 1/3rd of muslims are arabs.

most mosques only do the "khutba" in arabic, which they read or memorize and don't "write" ...

and then they do their "preaching" in english.

#21 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-16 09:29 AM | Reply

These people come from the same culture. They know each other. When someone "new" comes in there midst, they know it. They all know each other. It's like the church I go to, 85% of it is my family. We all share the same last name. We all grew up together. It's no different in this case.

#22 | Posted by boaz at 2017-11-16 10:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

IS DISINGENUOUS, DISHONEST AND PROVES SITZ IS A PARTISAN HACK UNINTERESTED IN FACT, TRUTH OR DEMOCRACY BASED ON AN INFORMED PUBLIC.

#20 | POSTED BY BAYVIKING AT 2017-11-16 07:39 AM | FLAG:

Little boy, I did not blame Obama. The last time it was investigated was under Obama's tenure. That means Obama did good by appointing people that looked into it.

Put the crack pipe down. Back away from it slowly. Go to rehab.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-16 10:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"#22 | POSTED BY BOAZ "

not necessarily family but community... which is one of the few but extremely significant PRO's left in modern religion.

#24 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-16 11:13 AM | Reply

but ironic that you say "these people"

lol

#25 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-16 11:13 AM | Reply

"These people come from the same culture. They know each other. When someone "new" comes in there midst, they know it. They all know each other."

I know huh? And do "they" all look alike to you, too?

And do "they" smell funny to you, too?

Well...If you are like me when I see any of "them" I just cross the street.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-16 11:30 AM | Reply

Don't blame me, I'm just the messenger.

You let people into this nation and they keep their prior culture instead of assimilating to ours and you wonder why we are all separated.

#27 | Posted by boaz at 2017-11-17 07:17 AM | Reply

You let people into this nation and they keep their prior culture instead of assimilating to ours and you wonder why we are all separated.

Posted by boaz at 2017-11-17 07:17 AM | Reply

We are separated because of people like you who can't accept someone different than yourself. There's a whole world of different people out there. Be brave and climb out of your box once in awhile.

#28 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-17 07:38 AM | Reply

Oh and why didn't white man assimilated instead of them demanding the natives live the way the white man wanted???? You Boaz don't know really what you really are asking here. You spout off like the typical righty.

#29 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-17 07:45 AM | Reply

Laura,

I don't give a crap about what happened 300 years ago. All I know is what's happening now. The "white" man isn't going to give the Indians their land back. He gave them casino's and public assistance. Get over it.

#30 | Posted by boaz at 2017-11-17 12:36 PM | Reply

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