When I Tried to Give Gifts to the FBI

The idea that there was a jihad threat made Obama-era FBI agents recoil in horror.

The Department of Justice inspector general report has begun to reveal the extent of FBI corruption, and it’s pandemic. One notable indication of this corruption that the report reveals is that the Obama-era FBI was only too happy to be wooed and lavished with gifts by the establishment media. This reminded me of a time when I tried to give two Obamoid FBI agents copies of a book about the jihad threat – then these eminently corruptible officials suddenly turned into Dudley Do-Right, and absolutely could not, under any circumstances, accept gifts.

“We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review,” says the report. “FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events.”

But several years ago I had lunch with a couple of FBI agents who were the very epitome of the kind of agent Barack Obama and James Comey wanted: extremely young, spottily educated, politically correct, secure and condescending in their ignorance, deeply concerned about the “right-wing” threat, and not at all preoccupied with the global jihad threat except insofar as it might put them on the trail of some “Islamophobes.” Over a reasonably cordial lunch, I told them about active jihadis who contact me from time to time, thinking that my website Jihad Watch is actually a pro-jihad site; they agreed to accept information about these people, but spent most of their time warning me somewhat ludicrously that if I had any contact with them, I could be charged as an accessory to terrorist activity – a prospect that seemed to bring a light to their eyes.

That light went out, however, when I offered them copies of my book Arab Winter Comes to America, which details evidence of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into the U.S. government, as well as the inroads into American businesses and schools of Islamic advocacy groups in the U.S. that are tied to the Brotherhood. When I produced two copies of the book, they recoiled as if I had put a snake on the table and explained that they couldn’t, just couldn’t possibly, accept gifts of any kind, oh no, and explained to me that to do so would violate rules that were in place to prevent the FBI from being corrupted.

All right, so they didn’t want to read my book – big deal. But this was part of a larger pattern. What did these agents want to avoid being corrupted by? By the truth: in 2011, the Obama administration ordered the removal of all mention of Islam and jihad from counter-terror training. And in 2015, the FBI had no agents in place to stop the jihad attack on the free speech event Pamela Geller and I organized in Garland, Texas, even though it is clear that they knew about this attack beforehand. So it comes as no surprise that while FBI agents were accepting “tickets to sporting events from journalists” and going on “golfing outings with media representatives” – all who no doubt shared their same see-no-jihad, hear-no-jihad perspective -- they suddenly became as full of probity as Elliot Ness when offered a chance to educate themselves about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat.

Unfortunately for the clueless, corrupt, and compromised FBI, that jihad threat is not going to go away. As I show in my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, the first and only comprehensive narrative history of fourteen hundred years of jihad worldwide, jihad has been a constant since the very beginnings of Islam: everywhere Muslims have gone in large number, they have initiated violent attacks against the non-Muslims in the area, and eventually attempted to impose Islamic law. No amount of Obama-like pandering and appeasement has ever blunted the force of this imperative, and as I show in the book, that hasn’t been for want of trying: non-Muslims throughout history have tried to accommodate or buy off the Muslims arrayed against them, only to find themselves in the midst of the battle they tried their best to avoid.

That’s something the FBI agents should have been pondering while teeing up or watching LeBron sink another three on some leak-hungry Leftist journalist’s dime, but they weren’t.

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