Ali Soufan Quoted by The Daily Beast: Counterterrorism Pros Warn That Trump’s Rhetoric Will Yield Violence
November 6, 2018
The Daily Beast
By: Spencer Ackerman
No one yet knows who sent improvised bombs to current and former Democratic Party leaders, CNN, George Soros, and now Robert De Niro. But counterterrorism professionals are warning—tentatively—that the incendiary rhetoric from President Trump is conducive to political violence.
Ali Soufan was an FBI counterterrorism special agent with a particular expertise on al Qaeda and similar jihadist groups. “The investigation is ongoing, and of course investigators have to follow the facts and all possibilities have to be looked into thoroughly. Until then we have to be neutral, but we cannot be blind,” Soufan said.
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