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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:28 AM

This American Life: The Convert

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471: The Convert
Aug 10, 2012

In 2006, a new convert showed up at a mosque in Orange County, California, eager to study the Koran and make new friends. But when he started acting odd and saying strange things, those friends got suspicious. To them, he was Farouk al-Aziz. But his real name was Craig Monteilh, and he was working undercover for the FBI.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/471/the-convert

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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:27 AM

1. The ex-FBI informant with a change of heart: 'There is no real hunt. It's fixed'


The ex-FBI informant with a change of heart: 'There is no real hunt. It's fixed'

Craig Monteilh describes how he pretended to be a radical Muslim in order to root out potential threats, shining a light on some of the bureau's more ethically murky practices...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/20/fbi-informant


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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:29 AM

2. FBI 'stings' under scrutiny after NY bomb plot arrest

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