Jihadi Training Compounds, U.S.A. – by Ryan Mauro

JIHAD

A battle in the war against radical Islam in Detroit was briefly waged on October 28 when the FBI engaged in a deadly shootout with an extremist imam refusing to be arrested. The imam was a leader in “Ummah,” meaning “the brotherhood,” a group said to consist of mostly African-Americans, many of whom converted in prison. This group isn’t the only one trying to create an Islamic state within the borders of the U.S., and this shoot-out should be expected, unfortunately, to be a sign of more violent conflict coming down the line in this country with Islamic militant groups.

The gunfire began when the FBI tried to arrest Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, whose original name was Christopher Thomas, for his involvement in a crime ring along with followers of his. Abdullah violently resisted, and managed to shoot and kill one of the FBI’s dogs before falling to gunfire. The spiritual leader of Ummah is Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, a former Black Panther who is in jail for killing two police officers in Georgia that tried to arrest him. To Abdullah, he was just following in his leader’s footsteps and carrying out the “offensive jihad” against the U.S. government he had long preached about.

The government also indicted 11 of Abdullah’s followers on charges including illegal possession and sale of firearms, conspiracy and theft of interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of arson, and tampering with vehicle identification numbers. Some fled to Canada, including Abdullah’s oldest son, who was arrested in Ontario. His son trained about 60 youth in martial arts at the mosque and was part of what was called the “Sura team,” a group that carried guns to protect the mosque.

Martial arts instruction isn’t the only form of paramilitary training that Ummah gave its members. The FBI affidavit said that “many” of the followers were armed and were encouraged to have guns. Some of the members were provided with firearms training.

The group is very similar to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a group led by Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, a radical cleric based in Pakistan. The group has a branch in North America called “Muslims of the Americas” with dozens of sites and several closed-off communities in rural areas used as paramilitary training sites, some as large as 70 acres. Like Ummah, the group is almost entirely African-American, has many prison converts, many of its members engage in criminal activity, and is actively trying to create miniature Islamic states inside the U.S.

Jamaat ul-Fuqra seems to share everything in common with Ummah, although no reports have come out to show that Muslims of America-affiliated mosques and communities are explicitly calling for war against the U.S. government. However, few, if any reports came out before the Detroit shootout about the Ummah’s preaching of jihad, either. The close parallels warrant an investigation by the FBI into whether Ummah has ties to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, given their common objective, type of recruits, and desire for their followers to receive guerilla warfare training. “Muslims of America” compounds would seem to be the natural destination of Ummah members seeking such instruction and camaraderie.

There is no evidence out of a link yet, but at this early stage in the investigation into Ummah it should be noticed that Jamaat ul-Fuqra has an isolated community in Combermere in Ontario, Canada, the same province where Abdullah’s oldest son was arrested. And according to a federally-funded 2004 report by the National White Collar Crime Center, Jamaat ul-Fuqra had a training compound in Coldwater, M.I., about two hours from Detroit at the time of the report’s publication. The report also described Jamaat ul-Fuqra as having had “activity” in Detroit including murders and bombings, and having had operations elsewhere in the state.

The Ummah has also had friends in the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the prominent Muslim advocacy group that claims to be moderate but was formed originally as part of Muslim Brotherhood’s networks. The organization was also listed as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a charity found to have acted as a covert fundraiser for Hamas.

The American-Muslim Taskforce, an umbrella organization counts CAIR among its members, is demanding an investigation into the killing of Abdullah. One thousand people attended his funeral. The head of CAIR’s branch in Michigan, Dawud Walid, has also gone to bat for Abdullah, saying he was “chartiable.”

“He would open up the mosque to homeless people. He used to run a soup kitchen and feed indigent people…I knew nothing of him that as related to any nefarious or criminal behavior,” he said.

Internal CAIR documents show that CAIR helped fundraise for the legal appeal of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin. Imam Abdullah’s rage against the U.S. government was also triggered in part by CAIR’s campaign to paint the War on Terror as a War on Islam. The complaint against him quotes him as saying, “CAIR and everybody send me all of this stuff. I get sick…I got some soldiers with me. … Brothers that I know would, you know, if I say ‘Let’s go, we going to go and do something.’”

The threat from Ummah is not over. It is described by the FBI as a “nationwide radical fundamentalist Sunni group,” and the death of Abdullah will not end their spreading of radical Islam and the skills to turn that ideology into deadly action. With Jamaat ul-Fuqra potentially available to provide the training, a match between the two would create a force capable of waging guerilla war, inside or outside the U.S. as part of their goal to create a miniature Islamic state inside America. The FBI must make sure that such an alliance is not formed.

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    I wonder if Janet Napolitano considers these buttwipes “right wing extremists”?

  • cedarhill

    Yes, I'd bet Napolitano would consider them right wing extremists. Have you noticed the media is starting to call these folks conservative religious extremists? It's started on the radio news reports and will spread. The move is underway to lump jihadists in with the religious right and conservatism to continue to brand them as kooks.

    It's part of the strategic planning for the 2010 election which will emphasis the theme “Compared to that radical Republican I'm an angel.” And it will be pervasive since demonizing conservatives to the extreme will be about the only “good” issue they have. For example, can you imagine running on “I bailed out the UAW?” or “Say, can you even imagine how much debt we've created?”, etc.?

  • abrahamstubenhaus

    Guess what, Ryan Mauro?
    Just like this nutjob Chris was a criminal who followed another criminal, so too is that whole cult. They hide behind what they think are exotic names, which psychologically gives them a new persona and thus gives them license to carry out their inner core's thirst for blood. These are ignorant felons who imagine themselves to be intelligent because because they read three books in prison.
    The great wonderful super prophet was a rapist murederer molester abuser hater, and so, his followers are too and since so many generations have passed since his existence, these new guys don't even think about the fact that they are all copy cats who are glad to have found “permission” to murder and rape. Instead, in order to justify their bloodthirst, they hook onto this “religion” and use it to feel righteous about murder, rape, hate, molestation and every criminal act. They cover up for their crimes by hiding behind ala's skirts and by claiming that god wants them to murder people.
    What vilent, low IQ, mean spirited deceivers.
    Thank you Mr. Mauro for another eye opening article!

  • earthman

    Scary article and what does our government do? Not much. What would Hoover do now if he was still in charge of the FBI? Suppose during WW2 the Nazis had training camps in the U.S.?

  • kimsegar

    I think it is already formed..where is our common sense. why are the borders wide open and the visia's handed out like tricks out of a box,,their promise to take us down from the inside out and have their flag over our white house..smile at our faces and curse us in their hearts..what insanity..we are THERE

  • ronamerson

    And, let us not forget another Muslim group with a large paramilitary militia in many of our largest cities: Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan's group. New Orleans Mayor Nagin, at one time, even had people from this group train some of his Police force, If I'm recalling correctly.

    They are well armed and well trained in Urban tactics. Farrakhan has been awfully quiet lately; and, that bothers me.

  • http://freethoughtnation.com/ Acharya S/D.M. Murdock

    Another example of how the Islamic cult of death appeals to violent criminals. So long as they have the “right” targets – i.e., women, children and non-Muslims – these criminals can murder, rape, rob and so on.

    Great stuff to be teaching in prisons!

  • http://gmapalumni.org/chapomatic Chap

    I realize the wire service guy said it, but “umma” does not mean brotherhood. Brotherhood is “ikhwan”, usually meaning the Muslim Brotherhood. Ummah's most popular meaning in Arabic means the community of Muslims, or the Muslim world.

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    !! attention all who claim that they won't be lead to the slaughter!!
    peolple you must realize that what you see in the news, and what your goverrnent is telling you is not truth. they have an agenda and that is to keep you in the dark about islam (the truth). true islam. but as the “creator” says the more they try to suppress the truth the more apparent it becomes. the “first world” has jeopradized, and compramised your very existence. they tell you “boo” and you jump because you've been trained to jump. don't believe me. then use the intelligence that the “creator” has given you and not the biased approach that you been trained to utilize. they've trained you so well that they're predicting that you want do any research because they have you so preoccupied with everything else of no importance and the only time you have is to catch the news and swallow it up whole without any objectivity. you've forgetten how your government has failed you and the rest of their following world. so when the “cure” comes for all the ills they've caused they wish to win you back by saying they're protecting you when they never cared one bit about you but only what can gained from your use. they(your government) needs to make soldiers to fight the truth. allah makes soldiers to fight the evil. and no one knows the soldiers of “allah”. but they have predicted wrong and failed miserably and will continue to fail as long as they come to the battle field. every attempt at painting a false picture of islam has only added more muslims (potential soldiers of allah whenever he sees fit to call them to the front lines) to this ummah. they stay denying lies of all the atriocites they've committed on their own people as well as people of the world but they are no match for the truth. their soldiers go to fight the truth, recognize it and revert to islam. their employees are captured, only to revert later after their safe return. this battle has been the same throughout history good vs. evil but the question you must ask yourself is am i willing to make my own decision based on facts or are my senses so impaired that the ones (the government) who have caused all the madness you see in your country and throughout the following world by following manmade laws in the “creators' ” world, has and will continue to lead you to the slaughter. keep watching “their” news but not with the senses that they've given you, rather with your own “one god” (worthy of worship) given senses. i to watched the news and reverted to islam and after that my senses have been cleansed from “their” influences. take the challenge grab a free quran the english translation and read for yourself with no bias and be objective. see how the truth can never condone all the crimes against humanity that the u.s.a wishes you to turn a blinded eye too. but how long will you allow them to control your fate?

  • NoWay

    Your prophet got horny watching pre-pubescent girls playing with dolls then raped his 9 year old wife in subjugation.

    I think I will decide my own fate without converting to the rantings of a pedophile.

  • mrleexslave

    We are in over 100 cities in these United Snakes of AmeriKKKa. We have been training police forces all over this nation, not only in New Orleans.
    However We are not a armed unit. You guys trained John Allen Muhammad how to be a cold blooded killer. We are in the business of trying to undo all the evil this nation has embedded upon the Black communities around this country. However, if We let hstory be the judge Black People can not rely on this country to defend Us. Yes We train to defend, We are not offensive.

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    This is what many of our enemies believe about the rest of the worlds population:

    “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191

    “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Koran 9:123

    “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Koran 9:5

    “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Koran 3:85

    “The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.” Koran 9:30

    “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Koran 5:33

    “The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque.” Koran 9:28

    “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Koran 22:19

    “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.” Koran 47:4

    “The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Koran 8:65

    “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Koran 3:28
    “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Koran 8:12

    “Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Koran 8:60

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  • John Smith

    There needs to be solid proof of illegal weapons and intent proven intent word of mouth from a reliable source inside the groups in order to take them out.
    clear cut pics are ideal
    insiders are useful if realiable and trust worthy.
    infiltration of these groups is very hard yet not impossible.
    Law enforcement cant shut down militias operating under 1st 2nd and other constitutional rights etc.
    however if we can prove not merely claim then we can seek to shut them down one camp is claimed to have been shut down in Northern California cause of illegal actions.
    talking about the problem is not enough we need serious intel recon on these camps and people to infiltrate them not just talk the talk

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