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Full Text: DOJ Memo to Terror Investigators
The following is a memo sent by the U.S. Department of Justice on Nov. 9 to federal prosecutors and members of local anti-terrorism task forces. It outlines a list of questions to ask the more than
5,000 men who have entered the U.S. from certain countries within the last two years.
November 9, 2001
MEMORANDUM FOR ALL UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS ALL MEMBERS OF THE ANTI-TERRORISM TASK FORCES FROM: THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
SUBJECT: Guidelines for the Interviews Regarding International Terrorism
[color=red]You should obtain all telephone numbers used by the individual and his family or close associates. [/color]
You should ask the individual what foreign countries he has visited, the dates of those visits, and the reasons he went to those countries. You should inquire specifically whether he or anybody he knows has ever visited Afghanistan.
The individual should be asked whether he knows anyone who is capable of or willing to carry out acts of terrorism; whether he is aware of any plans or discussions about the commission of terrorist acts
in the future; and whether he has any ideas about how future acts of terrorism could be prevented. You should also ask him if he recognizes the names of any suspects or targets who have been the subject of investigations in your jurisdiction. <<SNIP>>
The individual should be asked whether he is aware of anyone raising money for terrorist activity, and whether he or anyone else has contributed to an entity which the individual knows or suspects to be a front for funding terrorism. <<SNIP>>
The individual should be asked if he is aware of anybody, including himself, who has received any training which could be applicable to terrorist activities, whether it be training at terrorist camps, flight lessons or other training programs in the United States or abroad.
[color=red]p) Sympathy for Terrorists
You should ask whether the individual is aware of any persons who have sympathy for the September 11th hijackers or other terrorists, or for the causes those terrorists espouse. You should also ask the individual whether he shares those sympathies to any degree.[/color]
q) Advocates of Violence
You should inquire whether the individual has heard of anyone recruiting persons to engage in violent acts against the United States or its citizens. You should ask the individual if he has knowledge of anyone who is advocating "jihad" or urging others to overthrow the government or to attack Americans, either under the guise of religion or otherwise.
r) Knowledge of Weapons
The individual should be asked whether he or anybody he knows has access to guns or to any explosives or harmful chemical compounds, or has any training or experience in the development or use of such weapons.
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