FBI Instructs Agents Never 'Shake Hands With An Asian'

Claire Gordon

When FBI training materials containing anti-Muslim stereotypes leaked to the press last year, FBI Director Robert Mueller called them "isolated incidents." But a subsequent federal investigation, not yet complete, has so far found 876 pages and 392 presentations that are far more offensive than previously imagined.

The findings, which were only shown to the Senate Judiciary Committee, outraged some Democratic senators. Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois disclosed a few of the more chilling findings, which he said left him "disappointed" and "disturbed."

These included a slide that advised trainees: "Never attempt to shake hands with an Asian," "Never stare at an Asian," and "Never try to speak to an Asian female prior to approaching Arab male first."