Los Angeles, January 30 – An FBI informer sent to infiltrate a California mosque was made the subject of a restraining order after scaring Muslim worshippers with demands for holy war.
Craig Monteilh was known to members of the Irvine Islamic Center as Farouk al-Aziz, an apparently devout and at times over-zealous Muslim.
But when he began speaking of jihad and plans to blow up buildings, senior figures at the mosque reported him to the FBI - the very people who sent him.
Now the FBI is facing criticism for its use of such stooges which have backfired in a number of cases. The law enforcement agency's problems have been confounded after Monteilh, a petty criminal with forgery convictions, went public with claims he received $177,000 tax free in 15 months for his work.
Shakeel Syed, of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California which represents more than 75 mosques told the Washington Post: The community feels betrayed.
Please be aware, not everybody could get as lucky as those guys, Allah SWT saved them just in time.