US: California Mosque Mole “Erodes Trust Between Muslims, FBI”

The mole was stupid. He was there to locate terrorists, not to create new ones…

Farouk al-Aziz allegedly tried to incite members of a California mosque to blow up a mall, they reported him to the FBI, but nothing happened.

Apparently, that’s because al-Aziz was actually Craig Monteilh, a paid FBI informant and ex-convict sent to infiltrate the mosque and expose a potential terrorist. But the FBI’s attempt to spy on the mosque was exposed instead, in a case that has imperiled relations between the agency and American Muslims.

via California Mosque Mole Erodes Trust Between Muslims, FBI.

This man was trying to locate (supposedly) possible terrorists, which means he wasn’t there to create them. In fact, Spain the incitement to commit crimes by police officers is prohibited because it would violate the personal liberty of the individual. I do not know how this is regulated will be in the U.S., but it is clear that this man wasn’t actually there to convince people to be terrorists but just to locate the actual ones.

This leads us to the second point I want to comment on this: the sensibility of Muslims.Today, “not all Muslims are terrorists, but virtually all terrorists are Muslims“. Placing mosques under surveillance may seem alarming, but if we consider the messages of hate that are preached in some of them, the relationship of some imams with terrorist activities and the fact that some of them have been used as arms’ deposits, the measure is justified, specially if there is suspicion of any of those activities in them. It is not necessary to invent more terrorists: there are more than enough … :(

There is also another possibility: the FBI recruit him believing that he wasn’t a terrorist and he actually wanted to blow the mall…

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