DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Michele
Bachmann says the Obama administration is striking all references
to Islam from Justice Department training manuals, an exaggeration
of a directive from federal officials to evaluate procedures for
religious and cultural sensitivity.
The Minnesota congresswoman is equating the effort to removing
suspicion of Islamic terrorism from department policy.
An official at the FBI says the agency has not removed Islam from training material. The official was not authorized to speak
publicly on the matter and requested anonymity.
Bachmann is also linking President Barack Obama with "4,400 American lives" lost in Iraq, a claim she made in a CNN interview.
However, the death toll in the 8-year-old war that began under
President George W. Bush had already passed 4,200 when Obama became president.
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