Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney saw something nobody else in the intelligence and law-enforcement community was seeing.
Four years before the Boston Marathon bombing, he began developing a file on the mosque attended by the perpetrators of the attack, the Tsarnaev brothers. The information Haney uploaded to a National Targeting Center database – which is available to Department of Homeland Security officers at the nation’s ports of entry – documented the Islamic Society of Boston’s extensive ties to terrorism.
One day after the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264 more, a Saudi student who was at the scene, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, was under investigation.
Haney, with a nexus to the case because of his ongoing investigation of the Boston mosque, searched Alharbi’s name in one of the NTC databases.
Bingo. Alharbi’s file showed he was an armed and dangerous terrorist who was about to be deported.
Philip Haney presents the untold story behind the scenes of the Boston Marathon bombing and much more in “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.”
Haney brought the information to the attention of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and later that week, Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., confronted then-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano with it.
Citing the DHS slogan “If you see something, say something,” Duncan asked why someone who not only was at the scene of the bombing, but also described by authorities as a person of interest in the case, was about to be deported.
An indignant Napolitano refused to answer, ridiculing Duncan for asking a question she said was “so full of misstatements and misapprehensions that it’s just not worthy of an answer.”
To this day, many of the details of the Saudi’s entrance and exit from the Boston story remain a mystery to the public.
But Haney, as a central figure behind the scenes of the investigation, tells his role in the story for the first time in his new book, published by WND Books and co-authored with WND News Editor Art Moore, “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.”
In the book, officially released Tuesday, Haney presents first-hand evidence that Napolitano either lied to Congress or was grossly misled by her staff and that she and her boss, President Obama, were protecting Saudi Arabia and a citizen the U.S. government regarded as a potential armed and dangerous terrorist.
But the story didn’t end with Napolitano’s public testimony. Somehow, the information Haney gave to the House Committee on Homeland Security was leaked to the Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier and to Glenn Beck, founder of The Blaze.
On the Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Beck held up a piece of paper claiming it was proof positive that authorities had designated Alharbi as a terrorist and intended to deport him to his home country of Saudi Arabia.
One year after the bombing, Alharbi filed a lawsuit against Beck, claiming libel, slander and defamation. The case likely will go to trial this year.
“See Something, Say Nothing” presents many more remarkable accounts of what Haney saw during his nearly 14 years as a founding member of DHS. In short, he saw concern for the civil rights and civil liberties of foreigners and subversive Islamic groups – political correctness – take precedent over national security.
And for DHS officers who take their oath seriously, Haney discovered, the consequence of following the evidence where it leads often is punishment by a politically motivated administration.
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Haney himself – while receiving many awards and commendations from his immediate superiors for work above and beyond the call of duty – was investigated nine times. Ultimately, he was the target of a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice – in which he was exonerated – accusing him of leaking the information about Alharbi to media.
Last week, WND reported Haney also disclosed that the Obama administration, citing concerns about discrimination against Muslims, shut down a case he developed that could have stopped the San Bernardino massacre last December.
The intelligence was ignored, despite having been used to connect members of the movement to terrorist organizing and financing at the highest levels, including for Hamas and al-Qaida.
In addition, 67 records of individuals and organizations linked to the case that Haney had compiled were completely eliminated by orders from “upper management.”
Stranger than fiction
If it were concocted by a fiction writer, Haney’s story of being in the center of so many of the Department of Homeland Security’s seminal events would be dismissed as an implausible narrative.
But it’s a true story that Haney, with a background in scientific research, documented meticulously throughout his career. And unlike so many today who remain silent either because of ideology or fear of reprisal, he embraced his agency’s stated directive, “If you see something, say something.”
Here are some of the things he saw that are told in vivid detail in “See Something”:
- How the Bush administration stripped him and other frontline officers of their ability to define the threat;
- How much the Obama administration knew about the Islamic Society of Boston, in advance of the Boston Marathon bombing, and how it launched an ongoing cover-up on behalf of a major ally;
- The administration’s stealth policy to protect Islamic leaders with supremacist beliefs and violent-jihadist ties, allowing them to freely travel between the U.S. and the Middle East;
- The access to the White House and classified information given to members of Muslim Brotherhood front groups;
- The damning intelligence on Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders invited to sit at the table and help form national-security policy;
- The “words matter” memo imposing the demands of radical U.S. Muslims leaders on the DHS, including stripping intelligence and official communications of any mention of Islam in association with terrorism;
- The purging of training material that casts Islam in a negative light;
- The erasing and altering of vital intelligence on terrorists and terror threats;
- The fear-based tactics imposed by the Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. and their accomplices that paralyze officials, members of Congress and any Department of Homeland Security employee who dares to expose or resist their agenda.
Note: Media wishing to interview the authors of “See Something, Say Nothing” can contact them here.