Michigan—In April 2010, Gregory Mansfield walked into the FBI office in downtown Flint to warn the government that his daughter might be getting into trouble.
Nicole Mansfield — who was raised Baptist as a child and grew up watching NASCAR races — had embraced Islam a couple of years before that and her political rhetoric was starting to worry her father.
He had heard about the case of Colleen LaRose, known as Jihad Jane, a white woman born in Michigan who converted to Islam (like Nicole) and had been arraigned the previous month on terrorism charges. And now Nicole — or Nikki as the family called her — was talking about going to the Middle East, possibly Dubai.
On May 29, Gregory Mansfield’s worst fears were realized when his 33-year-old daughter was killed in Syria, reportedly by government military forces. Photos of her bloodied body and Michigan driver’s license were broadcast around the world. . . .
After Nicole went missing this spring, family members contacted CAIR, seeking help. CAIR told them to file a missing person’s report with authorities, Masri said.
Now, CAIR has again gotten involved in the case, Gregory Mansfield said. Since Nicole’s death, CAIR has contacted family members, telling them not to speak with the FBI, which is investigating the case.
But Mansfield said he told the FBI agents “I’m going to work with you guys because I believe you guys are trying to do the right thing.”
“We need some answers.”
A FBI official told the Free Press: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death and have spoken to family.” (Continue Reading.)
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
CAIR Tells Family of Dead Jihadist Not to Talk to the FBI
Nicole Mansfield was raised as a Christian, but eventually converted to Islam. On May 29th, Nicole died waging jihad against the Assad regime in Syria. After learning of her death, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) contacted Nicole's family and told them not to talk to the FBI. Is CAIR worried that the FBI will uncover Nicole's jihadist connections? Why would a self-proclaimed "civil rights and advocacy group" oppose investigations that may help prevent future terrorist attacks?