Sunday, March 25, 2012

CIA Counterterrorism Chief Is a Convert to Islam

I would question the wisdom of putting a Muslim in charge of efforts to stop Muslim terrorists, but even more, I would question the constant complaining about Islamophobia in America. This is a country where a Muslim can become a CIA chief. How intolerant and bigoted can we be?

WASHINGTON POST--For every cloud of smoke that follows a CIA drone strike in Pakistan, dozens of smaller plumes can be traced to a gaunt figure standing in a courtyard near the center of the agency’s Langley campus in Virginia.

The man with the nicotine habit is in his late 50s, with stubble on his face and the dark-suited wardrobe of an undertaker. As chief of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center for the past six years, he has functioned in a funereal capacity for al-Qaeda.

Roger, which is the first name of his cover identity, may be the most consequential but least visible national security official in Washington — the principal architect of the CIA’s drone campaign and the leader of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. In many ways, he has also been the driving force of the Obama administration’s embrace of targeted killing as a centerpiece of its counterterrorism efforts.

Colleagues describe Roger as a collection of contradictions. A chain-smoker who spends countless hours on a treadmill. Notoriously surly yet able to win over enough support from subordinates and bosses to hold on to his job. He presides over a campaign that has killed thousands of Islamist militants and angered millions of Muslims, but he is himself a convert to Islam. (Read more.)


Jabari said...

Two things:

1) I don't know if I want to work for the CIA anymore when I graduate for college. If I do, it may not be in the Counterterrorism area. If it is I may ask for this guy to get kicked out of his position because he could be radicalized.

2) I hope this guy's a moderate, because if he's not, this country is in serious trouble. Why is he in that position?

minoria said...

Guys,check out out this Abnsat debate,just 1 week old:

"Watch the Abnsat Debate:”Islam and the West,a Clash of Civilizations?"

Kufar Dawg said...

I feel safer already...

agrammatos said...


One far wiser than all others who have drawn breath and walked this earth said, "By their fruits you shall know them" (Mt7.20). Now, the context of those words are quite different than the OP. However, IMO, the truth principle contained in those words may, to a degree, be applicable to the subject matter of the OP.

IMO, at this point in time, his deeds (i.e., his "fruit"), speak volumes about the man, i.e., that he is worthy of the position of trust that he is currently in. Even if his "agenda", so to speak, is only to clear the "name" of Islam from the stench of fanatical fundamentalism and tyrannical terrorism due to his current seemingly faulty understanding of the non-abrogated tenents of Islam. The old adage, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" may??? be applicable. It seems that, at this point in time, his loyalty is primarily to his job and his country rather than to his religion as taught by many of its adherents (as well as its founder and his closest associates).

Your point about the danger of radicalization is worth keeping in mind, however (cp. Major Nidal Hasan). Yet, i can't bring myself, with my limited understanding of another and with no direct knowledge of the foul blackness of anyone's heart but my own, to condemn a man for "crimes" he has not yet committed, nor possibly ever will, commit.

my two shekels.

sincerely yours because of HIM,
pj aka agrammatos

SDG (soli Deo gloria)

Matt said...

Unfortunately, this article is just one more sign that the West is in big trouble.

This fact about the CIA counter-terrorism chief appears to be stunning, but apparently a lot of people do not understand why Islam is different. To them, Islam is on the same level as Christianity and Judaism. They cannot see the embedded evil in Islam.

Wise people need to explain why Islam is different. Why Allah is different from the god we in the West know.

Radical Moderate said...

Everyone, I think this is brilliant.

You want to kill a rodent you get a cat or a dog.

You wnat to kill a snake get a mongose.

You wnat to kill a bunch of Muslim Terrorists, get a MUSLIM.

Is like using nature to kill nature. Get rid of the pest with out using any toxic chemicals :)

goethechosemercy said...

Every Muslim in the West must be given the CHOICE--
You are either loyal to Muhammad and to what you view as the ultimate and perfect truth, OR
You are loyal to the West in its tolerance.
No Muslim can be both.
This man's mind is nothing more than a hive of double-think.
I wouldn't trust him.

goethechosemercy said...

I hope you find meaningful work.
God bless you.

Jabari said...

Thanks for you two cents on the matter. It always makes me uneasy when a muslim enters this type of position and I hope this guys remains a moderate muslim or much better give his life to Christ Jesus, so we won't have to worry about him being radicalized.

Thanks and God Bless U too. I pray that I find meaningful work in this politically correct nation too and that I can prevent the further Islamization of this country as well.

TLAM Strike said...

@Jabari: The SIGINT spooks at Ft. Meade are run by a Catholic and the FBI is run by an Episcopalian.

I would give those two fine agencies a try.

Kufar Dawg said...

"Moderate" Muslime makes about as much sense as a "moderate" nazi or a screen door in a submarine.

Cranky White Woman said...

The fox is guarding the hen house. What's to keep this guy from radicalizing? Also, he could be passing all sorts of intel along to the MB and/ or AQ, and the Muslims who wind up killed are just seen as collateral damage and considered expendable in the effort to Islamize the world. Islam will usher in the apocalypse. IMO, we have front row seats for viewing the end times.

andy bell said...

Is this a joke or something?

Is this an onion headline?

Osama Abdallah said...

1) I don't know if I want to work for the CIA anymore when I graduate for college. If I do, it may not be in the Counterterrorism area. If it is I may ask for this guy to get kicked out of his position because he could be radicalized.


How about working as a counterterrist in the toilet dumps that you call "da hooooood"?
There are terrorists there. Muslims are not terrorists, and it would a complete waste of time for you to waste one second on them. FOX Noise and the other republican toilet news sources aren't worthy of watching, let alone taking them as valid and reliable sources against Muslims.

Osama Abdallah

TLAM Strike said...

@Osama Abdallah:

Sorry but your wrong; the majority of terrorist acts in the last 20 years have been conducted by Muslims. In fact there have been many terrorist attacks on US soil by Muslims converts from "Da hoooood" as you call it dating back to the 70's.

You can read a well compiled list here: