Episode 15: The Terror Factory
Book: The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism by Trevor Aaronson
Guest: Muhammad Sankari
Host: Page May
Former FBI Director James Comey's recent assertion that "the FBI is honest, the FBI is strong," outraged all of us familiar with COINTELPRO.
In this episode, Page May sits down with Muhammad Sankari, a youth organizer with the Arab American Action Network, to learn more about the current evolution (and dishonesty) of the FBI since 9/11.
We discussed The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, a 2014 book by Trevor Aaronson. Through investigative journalism, Aaronson exposes how the FBI has built a massive network of informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror.