Gamal Abdel-Hafiz is a Muslim. He was also an FBI agent. Conflict of interest? “A Muslim doesn’t record another Muslim,” Abdel-Hafiz said while involved in taping a suspect in 2002. He was an FBI agent who refused to do his duty. Now, he’s moved on up to the Department of Homeland Security where he works as an advisor. Although he refuses to record another Muslim, he has no problem putting Americans who own firearms in a gun owner registry.
He believes that the government should know who has what and where the weapons are located. Abdel-Hafiz, speaking about Omar Mateen, the Orlando mass shooter, said that Mateen shouldn’t have been able to buy a gun. He also said that Mateen was interviewed by the FBI three times and that should have been enough to keep him on the FBI radar. He added that even if Mateen had been on the no-fly or terrorist watch lists, he could have still bought guns legally. So, we wonder what good a gun registry list would accomplish in combating terrorism.
100 Percent Fed Up reports:
“He shouldn’t have been able to buy a gun legally. He shouldn’t,” said Abdel-Hafiz about 29 year-old Omar Mateen [the Orlando jihadist]. He says 3 FBI interviews should have been enough to keep Mateen on the radar, but he also knows why he wasn’t. “Once you investigate someone and clear them, you have to remove them from the watch list by law,” he explained Monday from his office in Dallas.
And even if Mateen had been on a terror watch list, or no-fly list, that would not have prohibited him from legally buying weapons… “That means the list is useless then,” the former agent said.
Responding to this, PJ Media notes, “Remarkably, he [Abdel-Hafiz] admits that the various terror watch lists and no-fly lists are useless. Moments after suggesting another list. He doesn’t explain how a national gun registry — yet another government list targeting millions of law-abiding Americans — would prevent another terror attack.”