Right-wingers turning FBI counter-terrorism into joke

Spencer Ackerman reports, you wince. What is the FBI doing, teaching their agents this sort of useless stuff?

. . “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a “funding mechanism for combat.”

They’re making their counter-terrorists smarter. Better, racier. World Net Daily-er. What the hell is going on?

Those destructive tendencies cannot be reversed, an FBI instructional presentation adds: “Any war against non-believers is justified” under Muslim law; a “moderating process cannot happen if the Koran continues to be regarded as the unalterable word of Allah.”

This is our FBI? Get out. Ackerman tracks down the source:

Several of these briefings were the work of a single author: an FBI intelligence analyst named William Gawthrop. In 2006, before he joined the Bureau, he gave an interview to the website WorldNetDaily, and discussed some of the themes that made it into his briefings, years later. The Prophet “Muhammad’s mindset is a source for terrorism,” Gawthrop told the website . .

The World Net Daily, ferchrissakes. See Rachel Maddow’s interview. And then, using standard ‘y = mx + b’ notation, please calculate the historic slopes of Christianity and Judaism on the reverse-violence scale:

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