Written By: FA ME
In a world that is controlled by mass media and quick transmission of any piece of information, and while living in a community that is so credulous and ready to accept any fact just because it was said by someone considered an “expert” – the inaccuracy becomes major player not merely on simple people, but exceeds to the elite as well, but that doesn’t really help maintaining secured, safe, and well-informed community or country.
When the tragic incident took place in Chattanooga Tennessee, just by looking at the timing of it (End of Ramadan), and just by looking at the nature of the target, I immediately came to a conclusion that this is a terrorist act, and I was pretty much confident it was perpetrated by someone with religious motivation! I am also pretty sure that there is somehow link between the attack, and other terrorist group (either directly, or indirectly). I am not an expert, but simply, I am well-informed!
On Thursday, and while I was watching “The Lead” on CNN, I was really surprised by what I have heard from the well-known analyst Tom Fuentes, and for those who don’t know Tom Fuentes, he served as an Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2004 until his retirement in November 2008. His 29-year career in the FBI included 11 years as a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service. Mr. Fuentes directed the FBI Office of International Operations, which included offices at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and 76 Legal Attaché offices in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Earlier in his career Mr. Fuentes served as Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis Division of the FBI. He was the first FBI executive on-scene commander in Iraq; Chief of the Organized Crime Section, FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ); Assistant Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Division; Assistant Inspector, Inspection Division, FBIHQ; and Supervisor, Chicago Division.
So in The Lead – Tom Fuentes was unwilling to conclude that the perpetrator of a mass shooting against servicemen in Chattanooga, Tennessee was Muslim. John Berman asked the former FBI assistant director, “Now that we have the name [Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez], the key questions are what?” Fuentes replied, “I know…what the name sounds like, but we don’t know that it’s a Muslim name. We know it’s an Arabic name. We don’t know what this individual was believing in, and that’s what they’re going to be trying to determine.” – See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/matthew-balan/2015/07/16/cnn-analyst-unsure-if-mass-shooter-muhammad-youssef-abdulazeezs#.cxjizy:yj71
I don’t ever remember that a Christian Arab or any non-Muslim Arab was ever called by Muhammad or Mohammed! And I am pretty sure that Mr. Tom Fuentes knows exactly who the assailant was, but for some reason he didn’t want to admit it. Or the other theory is that he simply didn’t know! lack of knowledge.
Whenever I try to complete a series of posts to try to focus and shed light on something important and something that everyone should know about, I get distracted by a terrorist act striking either on our American soil or somewhere else. I do get puzzled for sometime, I watch, I predict but I never had a doubt about extremists intentions and motives (Especially Muslims) to harm everything their hand can reach! It is so complicated ideology, but an easy one in the same time. I will keep trying completing a series of post to expose some of these ideological teachings that could affect our current youth generation and the next to come, and also some methods that we can use to battle Islamic extremism, inside and outside of United States.