Craig Monteilh, the iron-pumping convicted con artist who spied on Orange County Muslims for the FBI, is now a movie star. Unfortunately for him, it's not as a comic book action hero in a Hollywood blockbuster, but rather an Al Jazeera documentary that has just been released online.
If anybody's perfect for the kind of in-depth story-telling that has made public radio's This American Life the most listened to weekly radio program in America--not to mention the most downloaded podcast in the country--it's Craig Monteilh. His story possesses that certain ineffable mix of comedy a ... More >>
Photo by John GilhooleyCraig Monteilh, a.k.a. Farouk AzizWhile the Senate Judiciary Committee peppered FBI Director Robert Mueller with questions today before about the guidelines the bureau operates under while spying on Islamic mosques in the United States, a San Francisco legal advocacy and ed ... More >>
A location scout for a spy movie could not have picked a better location for my late December meeting with Craig Monteilh: a table outside a restaurant in a bustling Irvine shopping center. A lensman would appreciate the shadow-erasing clouds hovering overhead on the warm winter morning. And cen ... More >>