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It takes a nation to protect the nation

What to do if an FBI agent or LEO calls on you

How Can I Identify Infiltration?

There is no way to be certain about infiltration, which is part of why infiltration is so harmful to movement-building. Suspicion of infiltration severs trust, disrupts organizing, and can be very stressful. It must be navigated with caution. Law enforcement agencies have historically infiltrated political movements, but they have also engaged in a practice of disseminating false accusations against effective activists. Movement organizers have, over the years, identified some characteristics of undercover agents or infiltrators. For instance:

They may not have a backstory that “makes sense” – including sudden deeply held political or religious beliefs that do not reflect the common trajectory of everyone else in the movement. 

They may quickly volunteer for tasks that provide access to your group's important meetings and papers, such as financial records, membership lists, minutes and confidential files. 

In some contexts, undercover agents and informants have encouraged or urged the use of violence or illegal tactics and accuse others who resist those tactics as being cowards, or otherwise sow discord that distracts from the
movement’s goals. 

An undercover agent or informant may also have no obvious source of income over a period of time or have more money available than their job should pay.

Just because a person fits these characteristics does not mean they are an undercover agent or informant. 

  • Use a lot of caution and do not publicly accuse someone of being an agent or informant unless you have gathered substantial evidence against them. 
  • If somebody bothers you, distance yourself from them. 
  • If you think they might be making others vulnerable, consider raising your concerns with trusted leadership or other activists.

You can try to obtain information on a suspected agent or informant's background. 

  • Check with organizations in areas the suspected agent lived in the past to see if anyone can vouch for them. 
  • See what you can turn up on the internet or on social media. 
  • Public records such as credit reports, voter registration and mortgages contain a wealth of information, including past and present addresses. 
    • If they are available, you might want to check listings of local police academy graduates; but, remember that the suspected person may not be using her/his/their real name.

What Precautions Can I Take to Protect
My Organization?


Maintain a file of all suspected or confirmed experiences of surveillance and disruption. Include the date; place; time; those present; a complete description of everything that happened; and any comments explaining the context of the experience and a description of the impact the event had on the individual or organization. 


The chilling effect of
surveillance thrives in silence. Hold
a meeting to discuss spying and harassment. This can help determine if any of your members have experienced any harassment or noticed any surveillance activities that appear to be directed at the organization's activities. Review past suspicious activities or difficulties in your group, and try to determine if one or several people have been involved in these events. Depending on the context as well as the available resources in your area, consider bringing in outside facilitators, movement lawyers, or trusted
elders and movement leaders. 


You may try to file Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) requests for your organization from agencies such as the FBI, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), other federal agencies. File similar requests with local and state law enforcement agencies utilizing your state's freedom of information laws. For more information on making FOIA
and open records requests, check out CCR’s
FOIA Basics for Activists guide.

This “chilling effect” can be as destructive as infiltration itself.

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Mission Overview

Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.

We need to capture this information before it is removed.  The site already contains sufficient information to cover most issues, but our members add further updates when possible.

We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow moderate Muslims to escape from their totalitarian political system.

The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom from Voter Importation
Immigration is allowed - except where that changes the political demography (this is electoral fraud)
4. SP Freedom from Debt
The Central Bank is allowed to create debt - except where that debt burden can pass across a generation (25 years).

An additional Freedom from Religion is deducible if the law is applied equally to everyone:

  • Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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