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FBI Director Mueller Admits to FBI Incompetence Relating to Boston Bombings

Posted by Steve Markowitz on June 16, 2013

Last week FBI Director Robert Mueller was questioned by Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.  In a tense exchange included in the video below Mueller admitted to what was FBI incompetence relating to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Mueller testified the FBI did not know that the mosque where one of the bombing suspects attended was started by radical Islamists.  Gohmert asked Mueller if the FBI was aware that the Islamic Society of Boston was started by a convicted terrorist supporter Abdurahman Alamoudi:

Gohmert – “The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15 attacks.  If the Russians tell you that someone has been radicalized and you go check and see the mosque that they went to, then you get the articles of incorporation as I have for the group that created the Boston mosque where these Tsarnaevs attended and you find out the name Alamoudi.”

Gohmert – “Were you aware that those mosques were started by Alamoudi?

Mueller – “I’ve answered the question

Gohmert – “You didn’t answer the question, were you aware they were started by Alamoudi?

Mueller – “No.”

Gohmert – “You were not, thank you”.

In 2004 Abdurahman Alamoudi pleaded guilty for playing a part in a plan to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.  He is now serving a lengthy jail term for that crime.

It is troubling that with multiple agencies who employ tens of thousands involved with issues relating to homeland security that the FBI didn’t know the mosque attended by at least one of the Boston bombing suspects was radicalized.  This brings into question the efficacy of the government’s current intrusive programs that include snooping the phone records on tens of millions of Americans and servers of the major Internet providers.  It is likely that political correctness has become so ingrained in our security agencies that time proven basic detective processes are no longer allowable.  The result is less individual freedoms and less than optimal security.


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