Craig Monteilh describes how he pretended to be a radical Muslim in order to root out potential threats, shining a light on some of the bureau's more ethically murky practices Paul Harris in Irvine, California
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 20 March 2012
Craig Monteilh says he did not balk when his FBI
handlers gave him the OK to have sex with the Muslim women his
undercover operation was targeting. Nor, at the time, did he shy away
from recording their pillow talk.
"They said, if it would enhance
the intelligence, go ahead and have sex. So I did," Monteilh told the
Guardian as he described his year as a confidential FBI informant sent
on a secret mission to infiltrate southern Californian mosques.
is an astonishing admission that goes to the heart of the intelligence
surveillance of Muslim communities in America in the years after 9/11.
While police and FBI leaders have insisted they are acting to defend
America from a terrorist attack, civil liberties groups have insisted
they have repeatedly gone too far and treated an entire religious group
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