Ali on threats against educators

November 16, 2021 The Wall Street Journal

A recent FBI internal memo instructed heads of the agency’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions to flag all assessments and investigations into potentially criminal threats, harassment and intimidation of educators with a “threat tag." 

"It’s a public safety issue if school-board members feel like there is a potential for some physical harm to come to them because of mask mandates, critical-race theory; that is a legitimate issue for FBI and locals to look at,” said Javed Ali, adding that the FBI could regard it from a purely criminal basis or under a domestic-terrorism rubric to examine whether an ideological basis existed for any violence.