FBI Purges Hundreds of Islamophobic Training Documents

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Mandel Ngan/Getty)

After an internal review spanning many months, the FBI announced Wednesday that it has purged hundreds of training documents containing Islamophobic material.  The bureau stated that instructional materials were destroyed that contained "factual errors," stereotyped Arabs, were in “poor taste,"or lacked accurate information. The FBI is now in the process of reviewing and updating its training material and policies. 

Spencer Ackerman writes for Wired magazine’s national security blog Danger Room.

Maya Berry is executive director of the Arab-American Institute.  


Spencer Ackerman and Maya Berry

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