FBI Purges Islamophobic Training Manuals Note to agents: Muhammad is not a 'cult leader' By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Feb 21, 2012 2:54 PM CST 17 comments Comments The seal of the FBI hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquaters March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images) (Newser) – The FBI has flushed hundreds of counterterrorism training documents containing controversial statements about Muslims and Arabs, reports Fox News. The purge comes following a review triggered by a September Wired article, which revealed that the FBI taught agents, among other things, that Muslims were "violent," and that the Prophet Muhammad was a "cult leader." A source tells Fox that hundreds of documents hit the shredder because they propagated stereotypes, contained "factual errors," or were in "poor taste." But an FBI spokesman put a positive spin on the review, saying the purged documents represented less than 1% of its total 160,000 pages on the subject, meaning that "the overwhelming majority of our counterterrorism materials met the FBI's standards."