Out-sourcing our security clearances to a Muslim infested culture in Falls Church, VA
UPDATE October 30, 2013: DOJ sues USIS.
It has been revealed that the security clearance investigations for both Edward Snowden (and I suppose for all those among their 26,000 employees of his military contractor employer Booz Allen Hamilton who require a security clearance) as well as the security investigations for Aaron Alexis, aka Muhammad Salem, and all the employees of that military contractor, have been conducted by the same firm located in Falls Church, VA. That firm is USIS.
From USIS’s web site:
“Of course, USIS is well known as the largest commercial supplier of background investigations to the federal government, but we also provide customized records, information, and document management solutions for the federal government, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, to name a few.”
Aren’t we lucky.
Why is Falls Church a concern? While the senior management of the firm appear to be squeaky clean Anglo-American types, their employees are likely to be quite different. USIS has 6,000 employees, 2,300 credentialed field investigators and performed nearly 2 million invistigations for government agencies in 2011, according to their web site.
What their web site does not explain is who investigates the employees of USIS? Who conducts the background checks of their employees that qualifies them to investigate others? What are the ideological preferences and religious affiliations of USIS investigators and managers who vet our military contractor’s security clearances? These all have a critical impact on the accuracy and honesty of the investigations they are called upon to conduct. They obviously have a bearing on the FAILED investigations they conducted on Snowden and Alexis, and who knows on how many thousands more.
Here is the kicker:
Falls Church has nearly twice the proportion of foreign born persons and those whose primary language is other than English as the State of Virginia.
Of Falls Church’s population, 20.2% are foreign born and 24.7% speak a foreign language at home (non-English as primary language). While there is a significant Hispanic component reported (which may be less than forthcoming), other indicators tell a more accurate story.
Northern Virginia Yellow Pages “boast” 162 Middle East restaurants, the majority located within Falls Church (a town of only 13,000) or in communities adjacent to Falls Church.
The Falls Church area is home to one of the largest Islamic Mosques in the nation and the largest in the Washington DC area: The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center (meaning Land of Migration). This mosque is located in Culmore, Lake Barcroft area of Seven Corners, a stone’s throw from Falls Church in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia. It is said to be one of the most influential mosques in the nation.
The Saudi-backed North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) purchased the mosque's grounds on June 19, 1983. The current building, on a 3.4 acre plot, was finished for $5 million in 1991 ($8,427,804 today) with financial help from the Saudi Embassy's Islamic Affairs Department.
The mosque sits at the corner of Virginia State Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and Row Street, near a number of apartment units and single-family homes in which many Muslim families live. Numerous halal restaurants, grocery stores, and other Muslim businesses are also located nearby.
Anwar al-Awlaki was Imam at the mosque between January 2001 and April 2002. Fluent in English, known for giving eloquent talks on Islam, and with a mandate to attract young non-Arabic speakers, al-Awlaki "was the magic bullet," according to mosque spokesman Johari Abdul-Malik; "he had everything all in a box." "He had an allure. He was charming."
This is the same Anwar al-Awlaki who was a senior al-Qaeda recruiter and motivator linked to various terrorists, including three 9/11 hijackers, the accused Fort Hood shooter, and the accused Christmas Day 2009 bomber.
The Investigative Project gives more bad news about this mosque HERE.
Also located nearby is the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS). Over the past two decades it has grown to be one of the largest Muslim Community organizations in the Washington metropolitan area.
What sort of Islamic influence is likely to infiltrate the thought and policies of our security investigators? Most likely such influence will be similar to the “see, hear, and speak” no Islam when vetting for security clearances that our FBI, CIA, State Department and other Federal agencies are subject to, except worse. The entire security vetting culture may be one to not only ignore but to favor Islamic influences and interests at the expense of our national security. The evidence is mounting.
Bottom line: Falls Church is occupied if not significantly influenced by an anti-American Islamic culture, Islam. This also being home to the nation’s primary source for investigations of security clearances for our government and its security contractors does not bode well for integrity and US interests.
Is this “guilt by association?” More than that. It is guilt by logic and a reason to be very concerned with the influences on the outcome of our national security vetting procedures and integrity.