Islam Is More Ideology Than Religion, F.B.I. Analyst Says in Video

Source/Credit: The New York Times

The video is dull — seminar room, dim lights, PowerPoint — but its message from an F.B.I. counterterrorism analyst is provocative: fighting Al Qaeda and other extremist groups is a “waste” compared to the broader threat posed by Islam itself.

The lecturer, William Gawthrop, is an F.B.I. counterterrorism analyst and a professor at American Military University who has written academic articles on the connection between Islam and terrorism.

Wired magazine’s national security blog, Danger Room, obtained the video of the June presentation to a New York City chapter of Infragard, a partnership between the F.B.I. and private business to protect critical infrastructure from attack.

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