1. CONTROVERSY

    FBI Taught Muslims Are 'Violent'

    WASHINGTON - MARCH 09:  The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquaters March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller was responding to a report by the Justice Department inspector general that concluded the FBI had committed 22 violations in its collection of information through the use of national security letters. The letters, which the audit numbered at 47,000 in 2005, allow the agency to collect information like telephone, banking and e-mail records without a judicially approved subpoena.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robert Muller

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    The FBI has just made America’s mission in the Middle East a lot harder: According to Wired, the FBI has taught counterterrorism agents about Islam with materials saying “mainstream” Muslims are terrorist sympathizers; the more devout a Muslim is, the more likely he is to be "violent"; the prophet Mohamed was a “cult leader”; and Islamic charity is a “funding mechanism for combat.” “The strategic themes animating these Islamic values are not fringe; they are mainstream,” the materials read. The FBI says the materials are a “rudimentary version” that has since been replaced; however, some of the material was used as recently as March of this year.

    Read it at Wired