Islamic Radicalization U.S.A. – by Ryan Mauro


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If a major homegrown terrorist attack happens on U.S. soil in the coming years, 2009 will be looked at as the year when the warning signs were missed. According to the Rand Corporation, the U.S. has experienced 30 homegrown terrorism plots since 9/11. One-third of these occurred in 2009; a frightening spike that warrants more attention than it is currently being given by public officials.

The Obama Administration began its term by refusing to include terms like “radical Islam” as part of its lexicon. The Global War on Terrorism was alternatively called an “overseas contingency operation” or “a campaign against extremists who wish to do us harm.”

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, described terrorism as a “man-caused disaster. When asked about not even mentioning the word “terrorism” in her first address to Congress, she said, “That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear towards a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

The homegrown terrorist activity this year has startled the Obama Administration, which now is forced to privately conclude that the radicalization of American-Muslims is increasing.

In today’s 30-second news culture, shocking incidents such as these quickly fade away as the topic of coverage as other news develops. A summary of some of the biggest incidents this year is needed for the American people to understand how much activity took place:

* In May, authorities broke up a plot by four prison converts to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and fire Stinger missiles at aircraft flying around the Air National Guard base in Newburgh, New York.

* On June 1, a Muslim convert shot up a military recruiting center in Arkansas, killing one soldier and wounding another. The attacker, Abdulhakim Muhammad, was previously jailed in Yemen for traveling on a fraudulent Somali passport. Robert Spencer of JihadWatch.org reported that a “well-placed source” informed him that he had gone to Yemen to try to study under a radical cleric named Yahya Hajoori.

* In July, seven Muslims were arrested in North Carolina for training with high-powered weapons in preparation to join a jihad overseas. The leader of the group, Daniel Patrick Boyd, had previously trained in guerilla camps in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion and enlisted his two sons in his plans.

* In September, FBI and local law enforcement raided two apartments owned by Afghans in New York after the occupants were visited by Najibullah Zazi, a suspected terrorist who had traveled to an Al-Qaeda training camp last year. Nine backpacks and cell phones were confiscated, and Zazi was found to have purchased chemicals similar to those used in the 2005 London subway bombings, causing concern that the suspects were planning an attack styled after that operation.

* Also in September, FBI sting operations led to the arrest of two desiring to carry out acts of terror. A Jordanian named Michael Finton, an admirer of the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, was arrested for planning to set off car bombs outside of a courthouse in Illinois and a skyscraper in Texas. Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested in Texas after trying to detonate a decoy car bomb underneath an office tower.

* In October, the FBI tried to arrest a radical imam in Detroit connected to a range of criminal activity. When they arrived at a warehouse to get Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, he responded with gunfire, killing one of the FBI’s dogs before he was shot and killed. Six of his associates were arrested. In the same month, Tarek Mehanna was arrested in Boston for planning to attack a shopping mall and assassinate two public officials.

* The next month, Nidal Malik Hassan carried out the horrific shooting at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. He is now known to have previously expressed his support for suicide bombers and to have communicated with Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical imam in Yemen who has acted as a recruiter for Al-Qaeda and praised Hassan’s shooting. To this day, President Obama and senior officials have not publicly described the incident as terrorism.

* Most recently, five Americans were arrested in Pakistan on their way to link up with the Al-Qaeda and Taliban. They were arrested at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, who is the uncle to one of the suspects.

These are only some of the major incidents related to radical Islamic activity in the U.S. that occurred this year. A total of 14 Somali-Americans from Minnesota have been indicted for helping to recruit fellow members of their community to join the Al-Shabaab terrorist group fighting for control of Somalia. The case of Rifqa Bary received considerable attention, as did the honor killing in Arizona of a daughter by her father for being “too Westernized.”

The Christian Action Network, where I serve as a national security researcher, released the “Homegrown Jihad” documentary in February about the isolated communities in the U.S. run by a radical Islamic group used as paramilitary training and recruitment centers. A new tape provided to me as part of CAN’s investigation into the group called “Muslims of the Americas” shows female recruits of the organization receiving such training at their headquarters in New York called “Islamberg.”

The media is failing to compile all these events and see the frightening increase that the Obama Administration is now admitting exists. When the problem is mentioned, the ideological component is not discussed or is misunderstood. On December 12, Kimberly Dozier reported on the Obama Administration’s realization regarding the problem on CBS Evening News, but attributed the rise in homegrown terrorism to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying they were “portrayed by the militants as America’s war on Islam.”

Dozier also said that “Muslim community leaders here say young people are also being driven to extremes by post-9/11 anti-Muslim propaganda” and cited the Council on American-Islamic Relations as saying that civil rights complaints by Muslims have increased by ten percent in 2009, attempting to draw a connection between bigotry against Muslims and homegrown terrorism. If Dozier had done her research on her source, she would have found that the view of the War on Terror as a war on Islam that she says is causing the increase in homegrown terrorism is actually promoted by CAIR.

2009 should put to rest the idea that any homegrown terrorist plot is an isolated incident. The participants in these plots might not be operationally connected, but a political-religious ideology binds them together. The fight for the home front continues into 2010.

  • msfreeh

    to view a partial list of crimes committed by FBI agents over 1500 pages long see
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    to view a partial list of FBI agents arrested for pedophilia see
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  • boboberg

    Muslims have said over and over again that they hate the USA and that they will kill us and that they hate women and want to repress women at every level. Muslims hate Jews and want to kill them too so why have we not moved to have the FBI monitor every mosque in the USA? Islam is an existential threat to our entire western culture and to Israel and to women.Iran is working overtime to develop a nuclear weapon with which to vaporize Tel Aviv. Islam has no place in the USA. Mark Montgomery boboberg@nyc.rr.com

  • Robert Bernier

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  • Robert Bernier

    Every American should know the truth

    No one should miss this video:

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    Look to the end ( 10 min.)

  • bruce987

    Obama can't wait for the next big attack so he and the left wing of his party can use emergency powers and grab more control of the United States. Obama may just be as dangerous as the Islamic terrorists since he constantly ignores the warning signs
    and puts the rest of us in danger. Of course, he's well protected.

  • Draza

    The Obama regime is beholen to the its ties with CAIR, ISNA, and radical islamic groups. So don't look for any real meaningful action against these terrorists, or even acknowlege that they are a threat. It will rain down before Barry is forced to do anything.

  • Don

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  • John Monkton

    Overlooked by most commentators on Islam is that Islam is not a real religion but rather a criminal organization that uses God as as justification for perpetrating atrocities on people who are not members of the organization. Like many criminal organizations it orders members to murder anyone who leaves or tries to leave the organization; Islamic leaders (imams, mullahs) ,like mob bosses, order the killing of anyone who says, writes, or does something that they don't like; just like criminals, Muslims resort to threats, harassment, intimidation, violence, kidnapping, and murder to get what they want; Muslims also have a policy of demanding protection money (“jizyah”) from nonMuslims to avoid being killed. One may ask, if a member of the Mafia or another criminal gang wrote that its criminal activities were based on orders from a god, would it be recognized as a religion? If not, why not, if Islam is recognized as a religion?

  • Robert Bernier

    Every American should see this video !

    The ambition of Islam to conquer the world.
    For centuries Islam of the militants have been on the march to conquer the world. We did not notice because we chose not to notice. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in
    1920 by Hassan al-Banna in Egypt and was in deep confrontation with the Egyptian government. The current goals for Islam to achieve global domination for a Muslim Caliphate: a world under strict Islamic “Sharia” law, pulling Muslims back to the 7th Century. Consult : http://xrl.us/bf66jj

  • goosebumps

    You see things very clearly. That is exactly what the ObamaRats are doing. Never let a good crisis go to waste. Well, they are going to sit back and do nothing until that's exactly what we have on our hands and in our very neighborhoods. Every city in America will get to experience the thrill of car bombs and honor killings and infidel murders.

    We must get these traitors and destroyers out of the leadership of this country. Americans will start to handle these incidents themselves if we don't have a government that is on the side of the people. For when that happens, they already have internment camps for hundreds of thousands of Americans. I guess they are expecting “something big.” Gun sales have never been bigger than when the Obamarats took office. Every one is starting to hide guns for the day when they decide they are going to come collect American's guns. People are stockpiling ammo and hiding it away. There is definitely something in the air.

  • goosebumps

    If Islam reminds you of the Mafia, there is a reason. Remember Muslims invaded and took over Sicily for a long time. That's why Sicilians are so dark, hair and skin, and that's why it was Sicilian Italy that regurgitated “La Famia.” They were Catholic, yes, but they are the descendants of Muslims who became “Christianized.” They can't even do Christian correctly. They had similar codes of honor and they treated their females similarly. Women were for breeding purposes and for the pleasure of men. There were the good virginal wombs and the pleasure women both abused equally but differently. They had the mentality of “us versus” them and as a result, anyone they victimized developed the corresponding “us versus them” for the sake of their own survival. They hold grudges forever just like Muslims.

    They are not “like” them, they are them.

  • immamac

    This kid is a 19-year-old neocon that believes Mohhamed Atta went to a titty bar before he committed a radical religious suicide flying into the twin towers. I like how this kid's first source is the Rand Corporation. If you wanna know whats really going on w/ Homegrown terrorism check out this article:

    http://www.workers.org/2009/us/newburgh_0709/

  • jeth

    Do you know how many Jihadist compounds and front organizations there are in the U.S.? There are hundreds, if not thousands, and increasing in number every day. One of the most dangerous, located in the Washington, D.C. metro area, is run by an Al Qaeda operative named Fuad Kamal. The front organization he runs, called Anaara Media, is one of the most active recruiting and training networks of young Islamic extremists. Fuad Kamal is highly trained in explosives and munitions technology. Fuad Kamal has been running this covert operation for a number of years, but has not been brought to the attention of authorities. He should be placed very high up on the list of Jihadist watchlist terrorists. Due to his location near Washington, D.C., this is a high level threat. Fuad Kamal and Anaara Media must be stopped before they plan and participate in future Jihadist attacks on U.S. soil. The Muslim takeover of American is just beginning and, so far, the U.S. government has done little or nothing to stop them. They are even training female recruits in the art of throat slitting! You can watch the video online on numberous websites.

  • Bobbie

    Fuad Kamal is indeed one of the most dangerous homegrown terrorists in the U.S. If he isn't already on the list of the most extreme threats to U.S. security, he should be. His close contact with Washington, D.C. and his friendship with Major Hasan of the Texas massacre of 13 should place Fuad Kamal at the top of the most serious threats. Anaara Media, which he runs, is nothing but a sham organization for the recruitment and training of young Islamic militants. Fuad Kamal is also involved in the collection and channeling of money to Al Qaeda to fund future terrorist attacks.

  • ClydeG

    Fuad Kamal of Anaara Media is now directly involved with international terrorist cells to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden. With his computer linking expertise, Fuad Kamal is highly skilled at instantly linking international terrorist networks. Fuad Kamal has been arrested in both Illinois and Maryland for computer-related crimes, and is considered by law enforcement to be a critical threat to homeland security.

  • Blaine

    Fuad Kamal and Anaara Media are directly linked to international Al Qaeda operatives. Read more at http://www.sofiaecho.com.

  • CamT

    This Fuad Kamal character runs a bogus company with spyware called Anaara Media. I clicked on it and my computer was immediately attacked by thousands of trojans and worms! Read some of Fuad Kamal’s pro-Islam comments on various Islamic websites and you will see just how dangerous he is. Islamic technical superiority in computer linking is the biggest threat in the world today. When will the U.S. catch up, if ever?

  • http://www.google.com/ Cami

    Great acrtile but it didn’t have everything—I didn’t find the kitchen sink!

    • Cleming

      Fuad Kamal is an Iranian spy who runs Anaara Media as a terrorist network of international Taliban cells. Fuad Kamal hates infidels and especially hates Pastor Jones, whom he has vowed to kill. Fuad Kamal uses the following code words to escape detection as he is under surveillance as a homegrown terrorist. The code words he uses are the Fuad Kamal Jew Read, the Fuad Kamal Synagogue, the Fuad Kamal Happy, the Fuad Kamal Jack Lalane, the Fuad Kamal Wizard, the Fuad Kamal Dancing Shoes, the Fuad Kamal Horticulturist, the Fuad Kamal Enema, the Fuad Kamal Bowel Obstruction, the Fuad Kamal Deformed Face, the Fuad Kamal Undescended Testicle and the Fuad Kamal Dwarf. This is an evil guy who looks just like his co-hort, Major Hasan, who killed thirteen in the Texas Fort Hood massacre. Fuad Kamal is also a martial arts and explosives expert who would sooner rip out your tongue than look at you.

  • Harley

    Besides being on the "No Fly" list, Fuad Kamal is being tracked and monitored by the FBI and the CIA. Fuad Kamal has moved up the ranks in Al Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden. Fuad Kamal is well placed just outside Washington, D.C. and Anaara Media has links around the world to terrorist cells. Fuad Kamal is a linking expert, and can detonate explosives remotely from his computer.