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June 25th, 2012
08:03 PM ET

Report: FBI has investigated 100+ suspected Islamic extremists in U.S. military

NPR is reporting that the FBI has conducted over 100 investigations into suspected Islamic extremists in the ranks of our nation's military.

About a dozen of those cases were considered serious enough to warrant full investigations. Though the military regularly screens for all kinds of extremists, including neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, the FBI and Department of Defense set up special procedures for catching Islamic extremists in the wake of the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009.

OutFront tonight is Dina Temple Raston, the NPR reporter who first broke the story.


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  1. kevinkatovic

    I can't believe that this happens. Ok no I'm not. The military is and always has been desperate to get there units filled. While less and less people join the infantry more do so in the US of A than any other country in the world. Surely I am not the only one believes that the Chicago drop out rate in high school is potentially a recruiting tactic by the US MILITARY. The military plays fast and loose with the rules because they are desperate for bodies. What is their 160 thousand? Any way I dont know the number officially but I can guess and I think that number is close. I probably could find out the exact number of military personel are active but it would take money and time I would better spend applying for work I can't find. Give me a billion I'll employ a island and improve the lives of everyone with a profitable business idea. Don't believe me? Then joint the military and draw from another place that spends enormous amounts of money and makes absolutely none.

    Its a famous quote " Our tax payers dollars are paying for that " .

    Yet none of us are working , " The numbers don't work " , and more and more companies both private and government agencies just kept spending from a virtual inexhaustible supply of money.

    I have something important to say yet I am not capable to spend thousands of dollars to verify my statistics with a government that just does the same thing but looks better doing it.

    Fact checking? Yeah I'll just bust out 10 million and pay the same people making it impossible to live a normal life that cares nothing about the communities they destroy buy spending our fair share and beyond making it impossible create something new.

    I have enough problems waiting for some to quote me on a lie right now myself.

    June 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • kevinkatovic

      That last line is confusing " WHAT I MEANT BY THAT " is they lie yet to make it official I have to pay them to lie to me. Ok that clears that up.

      June 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply

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