Remember When the Muslim Ali Soufan Infiltrated the FBI and Totally Argued Against Torture?
One more thing about the four anti-Muslim bigots in Congress using a birther-published book as fodder for their un-American crusade. Adam Serwer at The American Prospect writes:
One of the advantages America has in the war on terror is that our law enforcement and intelligence agencies can potentially draw on the talents and experiences of Americans who are Muslim or whose families have cultural or ethnic origins in Muslim countries, who have the kind of linguistic and cultural backgrounds that are all too scarce in U.S. agencies at the moment. Political stunts alienate the very communities whose help the government needs in order to effectively protect national security.
One of the most talented counterterrorism agents the U.S. government had is retired FBI agent Ali Soufan. Soufan is a Muslim. Think it’s a coincidence? Here’s a man who actively disrupted al-Qaeda plots and al-Qaeda cells. But under the standards set out by the bigoted four GOP members of the House, Soufan would be suspect. That should be proof enough that their disgusting efforts harm America. But I suppose all they see when they see Soufan is another Muslim who tried to undermine government efforts to torture people.