Sean Hannity’s TV audience has been warned: The government has willfully deleted critical information that may have prevented two recent Islamic terror attacks on American soil.
Appearing on the popular Fox News program “Hannity” Tuesday evening, former Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney said he was directed to delete hundreds of records he had compiled on various Muslim individuals and organizations with ties to terrorist groups.
While on assignment at the National Targeting Center, Haney had obtained valuable information on members of a worldwide Islamic group known as Tablighi Jamaat. However, in 2012, the Obama State Department effectively shut down the NTC’s Tablighi Jamaat Initiative, demanding intelligence based on religious affiliation be disregarded out of concern for Muslims’ civil liberties.
In his eye-opening new book “See Something, Say Nothing,” Haney writes that Syed Farook, one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre last December, fit the profile of the Tablighi Jamaat members Haney interviewed at the Atlanta airport. He told Hannity that if his Tablighi Jamaat information hadn’t been deleted, the DHS may have been able to prevent the San Bernardino attack from happening.
“I believe I have a plausible premise that we could have stopped it by two major ways – either Syed Farook would have been put on the no-fly list and not allowed to travel, or his pending fiancé [fellow San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik] would have been denied a visa because of his affiliation with an organization with plausible ties to terrorism,” Haney explained to Hannity.
What’s more, he said last weekend’s Orlando nightclub shooting could have been prevented as well if only law enforcement officers had realized the connections between the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, where Omar Mateen attended, and the San Bernardino mosque where Farook attended.
“There’s an entire network of those kinds of mosques across the United States, and I found out a couple days ago that the mosque in Fort Pierce is also related to the same network,” Haney revealed.
Sean Hannity could only express horror at what the Obama administration did to hamstring DHS officers like Haney from protecting the country.
“Oh my God, this is unconscionable,” Hannity said. “Phil Haney, thank you for telling the truth and speaking out. We appreciate it.”