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News adds these alarming details:
[A]n FBI agent named Gamal Abdel-Hafiz seriously damaged the investigation.
[FBI Agent Robert] Wright says Abdel-Hafiz, who is Muslim, refused to
secretly record one of al-Kadi’s suspected associates, who was also Muslim.
Wright says Abdel-Hafiz told him, Vincent and other agents that “a Muslim
doesn’t record another Muslim.”
“He wouldn’t have any problems interviewing or recording somebody who
wasn’t a Muslim, but he could never record another Muslim,” said Vincent.
Wright said he “was floored” by Abdel-Hafiz’s refusal and immediately
called the FBI headquarters. Their reaction surprised him even more: “The
supervisor from headquarters says, ‘Well, you have to understand where he’s
coming from, Bob.’ I said no, no, no, no, no. I understand where I’m coming
from,” said Wright. “We both took the same damn oath to defend this country
against all enemies foreign and domestic, and he just said no? No way in
Far from being reprimanded, Abdel-Hafiz was promoted to one of the FBI’s
most important anti-terrorism posts, the American Embassy in Saudi Arabia,
to handle investigations for the FBI in that Muslim country.
The Muslim agent’s religion is not the issue here, but rather his
behavior. His oh so politically correct supervisors have some serious
explaining to do.