In April 2010, Gregory Mansfield walked into the FBI office in downtown Flint to warn the government that his daughter might be getting into trouble.
Nicole Mansfield — who was raised Baptist as a child and grew up watching NASCAR races — had embraced Islam a couple of years before that and her political rhetoric was starting to worry her father.
He had heard about the case of Colleen LaRose, known as Jihad Jane, a white woman born in Michigan who converted to Islam (like Nicole) and had been arraigned the previous month on terrorism charges. And now Nicole — or Nikki as the family called her — was talking about going to the Middle East, possibly Dubai.
On May 29, Gregory Mansfield’s worst fears were realized when his 33-year-old daughter was killed in Syria, reportedly by government military forces. Photos of her bloodied body and Michigan driver’s license were broadcast around the world.
Nicole met with Lena Masri, a West Bloomfield attorney who works for CAIR. Masri told the Free Press she met with Nicole twice, but refused to say why.
CAIR sent a letter last year to the FBI asking them to stop trailing Nicole, alleging they were harassing her, said Gregory Mansfield. Masri would not comment on the letter.
After Nicole went missing this spring, family members contacted CAIR, seeking help. CAIR told them to file a missing person’s report with authorities, Masri said.
Now, CAIR has again gotten involved in the case, Gregory Mansfield said. Since Nicole’s death, CAIR has contacted family members, telling them not to speak with the FBI, which is investigating the case.
But Mansfield said he told the FBI agents “I’m going to work with you guys because I believe you guys are trying to do the right thing.”
“We need some answers.”
A FBI official told the Free Press: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death and have spoken to family.”
Regardless of Nicole’s motives for being in Syria, her daughter calls her mother “a martyr.”
The U.S. media not only ignored this entire story but ignored the involvement of terror-linked CAIR. Perhaps because Obama is funding and arming those Mansfield fought alongside or because the Islamophilic media downplays all such stories.
The BBC sent someone across the pond to cover the story and talked to the mother who believes someone in the Muslim community brainwashed influenced her daughter. No doubt. What mosque did she go to? Who were the Muslims she dates? How about her online social network of potential jihadis? And what exactly did CAIR advise the now dead jihadi to do?