Family members are *telling* officials someone is a terrorist and nothing is done.
But they're gonna screen refugees you guys.
— Jason C. (@CounterMoonbat) September 20, 2016
The FBI has some explaining to do:
A number of reporters outside Rahami's father's home today. He offered up that he'd called the FBI twice to tell them about his son.
— Kurt Siegelin (@kurtsiegelin) September 20, 2016
More from the New York Times:
The FBI is doing a really bang-up job on this whole terrorism thing. https://t.co/ql2nI7o1vU
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 20, 2016
The father made the statement about his son being a terrorist to New Jersey police in 2014, when Mr. Rahami was arrested after a domestic dispute and accused of stabbing his brother.
The information was passed to the Joint Terrorism Task Force led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Newark. Officers opened what is known as an assessment, the most basic of F.B.I. investigations, and interviewed the father, who then recanted.
An official, when asked about the inquiry, said the father made the comment out of anger at his son.
It is not clear if officers interviewed Ahmad Rahami.
Is it normal for Muslim fathers to tell the FBI — post 9/11! — that their sons are terrorists when they are angry at them? Ironically, it was a phone authorities were able to trace to pops that ended up breaking the case:
Officials said a phone attached to an explosive device that didn't detonate led them to Ahmad Khan Rahami's father. https://t.co/wpEDKsaPsI
— NPR (@NPR) September 19, 2016
FWIW, the elder Rahami denied that he knew his son was a terrorist when confronted by reporters on Monday:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 20, 2016