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December 14, 2015

US Government Deliberately Ignoring Social Media Declarations of Jihad in Its Alleged Immigrant "Vetting," Because Looking at Such Public Data Wouldn't "Uphold Our Values" or Something

Behold, a major reason the proposed Muslim Ban is so popular: Because the American people know that our incompetent, America-hating government cannot be trusted with any policy except the simplest.

From Hot Air, all of the chickens Reverend Wright put into Obama's mind are coming home to roost.

This is shocking, except, of course, that it's not.

Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said.

"During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process," John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC News.

One current and one former senior counter-terrorism official confirmed Cohen's account about the refusal of DHS to change its policy about the public social media posts of all foreign applicants.

This policy didn't start with Johnson, though he did of course block any attempts to change it.

As it turns out, one person who desired an immigrant visa was rather hot to use social media to declare not only her support for violent jihad, but her intention to personally wage it. That person? The thoroughly-vetted Tashfeen Malik.

CBS News:

Law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News that Malik made radical postings on Facebook as far back as 2012 -- the year before she married Farook and moved to the U.S., reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans. According to a report in the New York Times, Malik spoke openly on social media about her support for violent jihad and said she wanted to be a part of it. But none of these postings were discovered when Malik applied for a U.S. K-1 fiancé visa.

A media which is skilled, as they claim, in contextualizing different bits of data should, in theory, be able to link these two stories.

And I suppose they will... weakly.

Obama all but bought Tashfeen Mlik the ticket and put the gun in her hand.






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