A Homeland Security employee testified that the unconstitutional agency “purged” records related to Islamic terrorism and their networks in the United States. Just two days later, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, you know, the guy who thought it was his job to give a voice to the plight of the Muslims, claimed that he had no idea about such claims.
WND reports on a confrontation between Senator [score]Ted Cruz[/score] and Jeh Johnson in a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Two days after a former Department of Homeland Security employee testified that his agency “purged” records related to a terrorist network in the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, confronted DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Cruz, pointing to a graphic documenting DHS’s elimination of Islamic terminology from its reports, posed to Johnson Philip Haney’s testimony Tuesday before a subcommittee he chairs. Haney testified the administration “modified” or eliminated more than 800 of his records related to the Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. because they were an offense to Muslims.
“Was that testimony accurate?” Cruz asked.
“I have no idea,” Johnson replied. “I don’t know who Mr. Haney is. I wouldn’t know him if he walked in the room.”
“So, you have not investigated whether your department ordered documents to be modified?” Cruz followed up.
“No, I have not taken the time to investigate what Mr. Haney says. No.” Johnson said.
What Haney witnessed in more than a dozen years as a founding member of the DHS is recounted in his new bestselling book, “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.”
Cruz then asked Johnson if it would concern him if Haney’s testimony was accurate.
“Senator, I find this whole debate to be interesting, but I have to tell you,” Johnson replied, “when I was at the Department of Defense giving the legal sign-off on a lot of drone strikes, I didn’t particularly care whether the baseball card said Islamic extremist or violent extremist. I think this is very interesting, but it makes no difference to me in terms of who we need to go after, who is determined to attack our homeland.
“I think this is all very interesting, makes for good political debate,” he continued, “but in practical terms, if we, in our efforts, here in the homeland, start giving the Islamic State the credence that they want, to be referred to as part of Islam, or some form of Islam, we get nowhere in our efforts to build bridges with Muslim communities.”
“I would note the title of the hearing on Tuesday was ‘Willful Blindness,’ and your testimony to this full committee now is that you have no idea and apparently have no intention of finding out whether DHS materials had been scrubbed,” Cruz said.
“And you suggested just a moment ago that it’s a semantic difference,” the senator continued. “Well, I don’t believe it’s a semantic difference, that when you erase references to radical jihad, it impacts the behavior of law enforcement and national security to respond to red flags and prevent terrorist attacks before they occur.”
So, Mr. Johnson continues to promote the taqiyyah that it doesn’t matter what ideology is behind an attack or who he is authorizing for assassination. It doesn’t matter that the ideology of Muhammad is behind it. Yet, it matters that the particular ideology is scrubbed from official documents that would lead to a real assessment of the issue and a real targeting of the problem. I’ve got it. Jeh Johnson is simply a cover for the enemies of the United States, just as I thought.