TED.COM. The FBI is responsible for more terrorism plots in the US than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined. Investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental disorders.
Read more in NewsVoice: This is how the FBI created a fake terrorist (by Trevor Aaronson, The Intercept)
Trevor Aaronson is the executive director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and the author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism. In 2014 he reported and produced “Informants,” a one-hour documentary for Al Jazeera Media Network about the FBI’s counterterrorism program. In 2015 he published “To Catch the Devil” with Foreign Policy and “The Sting: How the FBI Created a Terrorist” with The Intercept, both about his work on the FBI’s counterterrorism methods.
Trevor’s homepage: Trevoraaronson.com
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