Figliuzzi says public needs to get used to “new way of life” so America isn’t seen as racist
Paul Joseph Watson
November 3, 2017
The former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI under Barack Obama says that Americans must learn to “accept” terror attacks as a “new way of life” because that’s a better outcome than being called racist.
Cesare Frank Figliuzzi served as the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation based in Washington DC under Barack Obama from February 2011 to July 2012.
In a “hot take” piece for NBC penned in the aftermath of the New York City attack carried out by an ISIS-supporting Islamic terrorist, Figliuzzi argues that not being seen as bigoted is more important than actually stopping terror attacks.
“To be clear, any loss of life is a tragedy and law enforcement will always work tirelessly to avoid it. But there is inevitable evolution happening as the old pass/fail view of counterterrorism pivots towards a containment and mitigation strategy,” wrote Figliuzzi.
“But just as officials are adjusting their perspective, it may be time for the public to adjust as well,” he added.
“If we cling to the old view that any successful attack represents a counterterrorism failure, we must also be ready to accept a new way of life. Do we want to view anyone from a different country, with a different set of beliefs, as no longer welcome here?” wrote Figliuzzi, suggesting that accepting regular terror attacks is a price worth paying for ‘diversity’.
“I would argue we do not. Today, the White House is already calling for even more stringent constraints on immigration policy. Taken to its illogical extreme, this approach to counterterrorism will preclude anyone from anywhere from entering the U.S. if any of their fellow nationals has ever committed…