Accelerated Jihad

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


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The director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter, told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on September 22 that the number of terrorist plots against the U.S. is increasing. Al-Qaeda and its affiliates are focusing on smaller but more frequent attacks that are harder to prevent and Westerners, including Americans, are being recruited for them. This change will make it easier for the enemy to unpredictably strike at “soft” targets at a time when the U.S. is already in a recession.

“[Plots against the homeland] have surpassed the number and pace of attacks during any year since 9/11,” Leitner said. He added that the threat is becoming “far more complex” and that Al-Qaeda and its affiliates have an “increasing ability to provide training, guidance, and support for attacks against the U.S…” The tempo is increasing not only because of a switch in tactics but because of an increase in strength.

The effectiveness of Al-Qaeda and its affiliates is enhanced by the growing number of homegrown jihadists. The Obama Administration has privately concluded that the radicalization of Muslim-Americans is increasing. A study by the RAND Corporation concluded the same, documenting that 10 of the nearly 30 homegrown terrorist plots since 2001 occurred in 2009 alone. The study’s author attributes this rise to a “dramatic increase” in the jihadist presence on the Internet, especially of chat rooms and websites in English.

A review of 2009 and 2010 thus far shows the fruits of this evolving threat. On June 1, 2009, a Muslim convert carried out a shooting at a military recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas that killed one soldier. On November 5, Nidal Malik Hassan opened fire on his colleagues in the U.S. military at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13. On Christmas Day, a Nigerian named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate a bomb in his underwear on an airliner as it landed in Detroit. And on May 5, 2010, Faisal Shahzad, an American citizen of Pakistani origin, tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square. This does not even include the arrests of other Americans supporting terrorist groups or even actively planning attacks out.

Al-Qaeda’s affiliates have seen a sharp improvement in their ability to recruit Americans. In December 2009, five Americans from the northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area were arrested in Pakistan as they traveled to North Waziristan’s terrorist camps. The uncle to one of the recruits belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed, a group with links to Al-Qaeda and was allowing them to stay at his home when they were caught. Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen has recruited up to three dozen former convicts who converted to Islam and its American leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, is inspiring jihadists throughout the West.

Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, has recruited around 20 Somali-Americans in Minnesota and at least 14 Americans have been arrested or indicted for supporting the group. One of the writers for RevolutionMuslim.com, the radical American-Muslim website that threatened the lives of the creators of South Park for depicting Mohammed, was arrested in July for planning on joining the affiliate. Most recently on August 4, a man in Chicago was charged with planning to join the group’s ranks in Somalia. Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has also recruited Americans. A Texan who moved to Spain was arrested on September 28 for sending money to the terrorist group but subsequently released by the Spanish judge due to a lack of evidence. His passport was confiscated and he is required to report to the police on a daily basis.

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  • poptoy

    Shoot them without mercy. They want us dead, well kill them first. It is about damn time we begin to treat this as REAL WAR.

    • http://www.wiiconverter.com wii

      We should treat them friendly

      • stephencuz

        How about we ease a pillow under his head as he dies?

  • Gamaliel Isaac

    Mumbai terrorist attacks involve not only killing but torturing people. I don't think Americans have any idea of what is coming at them.

  • Rifleman

    They know hussein plans cut and run and it's a lot easier for the apparent winning side to recruit to fight a retreating enemy. Likewise our indig 'allies' will be cutting whatever deals they can with the winners to be, as they are.

  • matlu

    I am a Hindu from India. I have witnessed, quietly & amusedly, the increased awareness about the true nature of this imperialist ideology called Islam, among Americans during the last decade. Look guys, whether you people ever believe it or not, but the historical fact is, no other culture and people have suffered more brutality from Islam, than Hindus of India. Hindus of India were under Islamic rule for almost 700 years, during this long period, large parts of our country were completely converted to Islam, which today stand as independent countries named Pakistan & Bangladesh, and as recently as early 1990’s Islamic jihadis drove Hindus out of the Kashmir valley. They were so barbaric in chasing Hindus out of Kashmir & turning them as refugees in their own country, those jihadis actually gang-raped young Hindu girls & then cut them alive in to pieces using electric saw. This happened not in the middle ages, or when India was under Islamic rule, it happened in 1990, barely 20 years ago, yet no one from Christendom uttered a word for the Hindus of Kashmir, no amnesty international, no human rights body, no nothing. Yet, in spite of this long & still-continuing tale of jihadi onslaught, we Hindus are surviving in India.

  • matlu

    So, I just wish to warn each one of you here, beware of Islam. Anyone who has not minutely studied the history of Hindus under Islamic rule in India, cannot even begin to imagine what Islam is capable of, once it’s followers reaches a certain critical mass in a geographical area. I wonder if even one person visiting this forum knows who named the mountain ranges of present day Afganistan as ‘HinduKush.’ Well, medieval Muslims did that. You know why? Because once they had slaughtered even the last Hindu of present day Afganistan, they named that mountain range ‘HinduKush’ which translates as ‘Hindus Slaughtered.’

    • ziontruth

      Matlu,

      "Look guys, whether you people ever believe it or not, but the historical fact is, no other culture and people have suffered more brutality from Islam, than Hindus of India."

      Indeed so. By the tens of millions murdered, if one just cares to read about it. A holocaust as sure as the Armenian, Jewish and Darfurian ones.

      But you will never get it taught in schools by the Marxists. That they consent to teach about the Jewish holocaust is not because they love Jews–they are, after all, purveyors of the fashionable form of Jew-hatred today, anti-Zionism–but because they hold it to be proof of the inherent evil of the West, and why it needs to fall to Marxist/Islamic rule. The Hindu holocaust is doubly inconvenient to the Marxists, as it not only fails to serve their purposes, but casts their Muslim friends and allies in a bad light.

      I hope India, like Israel, like any non-Muslim state, will have true patriotic leaders who drive out the Arab imperialists ("Islam = Arab imperialism" according to the late Indian-born ex-Muslim Anwar Shaikh). I support India and hold that not only Kashmir, but all of Pakistan and Bangladesh are Muslim-occupied Indian territory.

      As for the Hindu religion–Judaism holds that the worship of other gods is to be banned in the Land of Israel, but in the rest of the world they leave it to God to sort out the matter. Unlike the Muslims, who don't leave anything to God, anywhere in the world. No personal offense meant, I just tell it like it is.

      • matlu

        Ziontruth,
        Kudos man, can’t tell you how happy I am after reading your response.
        Also, what I couldn’t highlight in my looooooong comment, you have said so concisely & precisely in yours, i.e. worldwide Marxist alliance with jihadis. In India, this alliance is so strong, nobody dare say anything inconvenient about either jihadis OR communists otherwise he/she may be facing trouble.
        Yet strangly, no one seem to remember that while dozens of communist political parties still flourish in India, there’s not a single communist left in either Pakistan or Bangladesh today, even though there were a large number of communist parties in both these ‘converted to islam’ areas when they were partitioned from India in 1947. Lol..serves these communists right. But once again, thanks for your understanding, Ziontruth.

  • matlu

    Now I know you people view us Hindus as superstitious idol-worshippers & yogic sanyasis, and therefore, it’s difficult for you to take my warning seriously, therefore I suggest to you a name – Koenraad Elst. This gentleman is a Belgian(and therefore, I think you people will listen carefully to what he has to say, he is one of your own, unlike me), and a scholar par excellence. I don’t know how famous he is in America(though I’ve been told that he has contributed to the Middle East forum), but if he is not, it’s America’s misfortune. Mr. Koenraad Elst knows more about things that really matter today, than any other westerner I know of. It’s in the interest of Americans like you to contact this amazing scholar, and gain from his amazing insights on the most serious threat being faced by entire humanity.

  • matlu

    This is his website –
    koenraadelst.bharatvani.org/

    koenraadelst.blogspot.com/

    This is the books section of an Indian publication house (Voice of India) which has published many of Koenraad Elst’s books. You can read all these books online following this link. This link also has, for online reading, many books by Hindu scholars. If you people can shed your bias of Hindus as superstitious, ignorant people, I suggest you read books by these Hindu scholars too. When it comes to explaining Islam, you won’t find many books better than these. http://voiceofdharma.org/books.html
    Anyone here wishing to ask me anything, I’ll be happy to respond.

    • http://imataxpayertoo.wordpress.com kathy

      Matlu, Thank you so much for contributing your knowledge to this forum. I did not know about the mass slaughter of Hindus. I have never studied Islamic history.

      • matlu

        You are welcome, Kathy. And by the way, I hold the belief that no matter how comfortable out present life, how so enjoyable our present existence, still, every human being should strive & make a concoius effort to read the history of the world in which we live, not the false one taught to us by Marxist historians in our schools & colleges, but we should exert ourselves, try ourselves, to shift through the mountains of propaganda passed of as ‘history’ by Marxist historians, to reach the truth. For all those humans worldwide, who strived for truth ages before us, we owe atleast this much gratitude.

  • Robert

    So much of the Obama action against misguided individuals.

  • rbla

    "the primary reason for the acceleration of Islamic radicalization is that the West has failed to wage an ideological offensive, particularly against the propaganda that is successfully teaching Muslims that the U.S. is waging a war against Islam"

    No the primary reason is that our irresponsible immigration policies over the last 40 years have allowed large numbers of Muslim to settle here. The "homegrown" Muslim terrorists are simply their offspring.

  • rbla

    Re India, the Muslim conquest of India exceeded all others in its relentless cruelty. The immense wealth of the country in riches and its large reservoir of potential slaves attracted wave after wave of Muslim tribes, Arabs, Turks, Afghans, Persians and Moguls. This was compounded by the religions of the inhabitants who lacked even the slight protection afforded to the peoples of the book. While the majority religion, Hinduism, proved more tenacious, Buddhism, unfortunately, was almost totally extirpated in India following the Muslim conquest; probably due to its greater tradition of pacifism. We should learn from India's misfortunes.

  • Draza

    American Muslims who do not turn their back totally on violence tacitly condone the violence and should be under watch. I am for infiltration of mosques and surveillance of members who promote Jihad. If they are not from this country they should be deported at the first sign of promoting violence. If they take part in violence they should get a one way ticket to Gitmo. Christians should get make a pact with Hindus Buddhists and Jews to suppress Islam at every turn.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    CONTINUED FROM ABOVE
    The Wahhabi and the Sunni Society of the Muslim Brothers, (often simply The Brotherhood or MB) financially aid Al Qaeda, and the Taliban and fund thousands of mosques in America where they preach hate and conscript Islamist terrorists. The Shia Ayatollahs of Iran do the same with Hezbollah and Hamas and while the Shias and Sunnis may hate each other as much if not more than they hate us, they share a common goal of Islam which is to vanquish us.
    Their Trojan Horse actions in America are an insult to the intelligence of American citizens while one administration after another dons blinders to their progress within our borders in their “stealth Jihad,” through their mosques, through organizations such as CAIR and the Muslim Students Association and their baksheesh to elected politicians at federal, state and municipal levels and most outrageously to academics and universities to promote Islam through lies and lawsuits and constant demands.
    The best defense, preemptive attacks, will never be undertaken during Obama’s reign. Hopefully it won’t be too late by the time we get a realistic group of politicians to run this country.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    THIS SHOULD BE READ BEFORE THE PREVIOUS ONE Every time someone in the Muslim world issues a warning to us that they are planning attacks, all our government agencies get the runs and pump up defense spending and lunatic gestures such as having little old octogenarian ladies remove their shoes before being allowed on a plane.
    Attacking Iraq and settling there for half a generation at humongous financial and human cost trying to convert their mess into a Democracy is about as dumb as one can get. Sending our boys to be killed and maimed by an invisible enemy in Afghanistan is equally stupid. Sending drones to take out the enemy hiding in Pakistan makes sense.
    But none of these efforts attack the lifeblood of our enemy, the Wahhabi mullahs in Saudi Arabia who constantly finance overt and Trojan Horse action against us

  • Andres de Alamaya

    Would the site admins please stop smoking those funny cigarettes and disapprove a benign first half of a message.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The effectiveness of Al-Qaeda and its affiliates is enhanced by the growing number of homegrown jihadists.

    In other words, thanks to mass Muhammadan immigration it is far easier for AQ or in reality any jihadist groups to recruit domestic jihadists. The reality is most devout Muhammadans are already jihadists, however, the overwhelming amount of jihad that takes place in the world today takes place via non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, or what the Muhammadans call civilizational jihad. Thus, there are thousands of devout Muhammadans that are already civilizational jihadists willing to become violent jihadists if and when the opportunity arises, as Muhammadans are inculcated cradle to grave to love death more than they love life. In other words, there will never be a shortage of willing dupes.

    The Obama Administration has privately concluded that the radicalization of Muslim-Americans is increasing.

    That’s nonsense. Muhammadans don’t arbitrarily radicalize. Read and study the Koran and Sunnah, and study the tenets of Islam. Devout Muhammadans are already radical because Islam, which mandates the subjugation of the world via the imposition of Sharia as its main goal, is a very militant theo-political totalitarian ideology. Hence, the process whereby Muhammadans “self radicalize” is in reality the process where Muhammadans switch from non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad (civilizational jihad) to violent jihad because the opportunity becomes available to them.

    Hence, the solutions are not to spend more billions of dollars to try to protect the homeland or to take more freedoms away from the American people, as we have already reached the point of diminishing returns, the solution is to stop all immigration of Muhammadans into this country ASAP. However, that will never happen as long as Obama is president and the PC crowds (Team A) that currently dominates our federal bureaucracies, i.e., Homeland, Justice, State, Defense, CIA, FBI, etc., etc., etc., remain in power.

    Therefore, the solution is to get rid of the PC crowd (Team A) and replace it with the Team B II crowd that adheres to the Team B II doctrine as set forth in the Team B II report available at http://www.Shariahthethreat.com, which takes a much more realistic approach to understanding our enemy and its threat doctrines.

    One FBI counter-terrorism official estimated that roughly 10 percent of imams at the roughly 2,000 mosques in the U.S. preach extremism, but conceded it was a conservative estimate.

    More proof that the FBI and other government counter-terrorisms officials (team A) are completely incompetent and ill prepared to protect America.

    Polls of Muslim-Americans show a mixed picture.

    Anyone who relies on polls of Muhammadans, given the obligation for Muhammadans to use taqiyya to deceive kafir infidels, is a member of Team A and not Team B II.

  • http://www.worldthinktank.net Lance Winslow

    I think I'd like to hear more about "Eliminated Terrorists" that plots. I find the most graphic videos of the elimination process quite calming myself.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    History has taught us that the best defense is offense, attacking the enemy who plans to attack us. Every time someone in the Muslim world issues a warning to us that they are planning attacks, all our government agencies get the runs and pump up defense spending and lunatic gestures such as having little old octogenarian ladies remove their shoes before being allowed on a plane.
    Attacking Iraq and settling there for half a generation at humongous financial and human cost trying to convert their mess into a Democracy is about as dumb as one can get. Sending our boys to be killed and maimed by an invisible enemy in Afghanistan is equally stupid. Sending drones to take out the enemy hiding in Pakistan makes sense.
    But none of these efforts attack the lifeblood of our enemy, the Wahhabi mullahs in Saudi Arabia who constantly finance overt and Trojan Horse action against us

  • Seamystic

    All of the above will continue till we defeat Islam, and are allowed to build places of different worship in Mecca.

  • htarj

    A very informative discussion is going on here. Here's my input:

    There are NO MODERATE MUSLIMS. Why? Because it is the basis of their belief that their life, actions and as they live it is the will of G_d. That's why you seldom, if ever, hear any condemnation of terrorist act. To them, the terrorist act was the will of G_d expressed through the Muslim terrorist, and therefore, an acceptable and even a commendable act.

    As for myself, I'm in agreement with ObamaYoMoma that we should start shipping Muslims out of this country ASAP because their culture clashes with ours. It is their culture and not their race that's the problem because they refuse to melt into and adopt ours.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

    In the end game real Americans will remove our enemies or our enemies will eat us all alive, my money is on the enemy, sad to say.

  • hijinx60

    Any people who are born into a belief that teaches that it is your god's greatest will that you die in his service eliminating infidels, can only be stopped by fulfilling that belief. Simply put, the only way to stop muslims is to kill them. I know that it will never happen, but I wish that the USA would make all that enter this country CONTRACT to learn English, adapt to our ways, respect all religions and people, either go to school or get a job, pay taxes, have no trouble with the law (even a speeding ticket), take an American history test and pass it all within six months or leave. Iknow, ..but I said, "I wish.."

  • hijinx60

    I also should have added this for muslims, NEVER run for any office. This because they know and believe that their first alliegence is to allah.

  • matlu

    fred says, "In the end game real Americans will remove our enemies or our enemies will eat us all alive, my money is on the enemy, sad to say. "
    This defeatist attitude is suicidal, my friend. An entirely different attitude is required in the present circumstances. Ok, let me give you an example.
    When the Muslim rule was absolute in India, and mogul muslim emperors lorded over all land sitting on their gold throne in Delhi, there was a Hindu prince in Rajasthan, Maharana Pratap. He declared that he refuse to submit before muslim ruler of delhi. So battle ensued. The might of delhi ruler was awesome. Maharana Pratap’s army was thoroughly defeated. To save the life of his wife & kids, he has to take shelter in dense forests. For months & months, he, his wife & kids kept hiding & roaming in forests, former royals they were, surviving only on fruits & berries of forests, and when they failed to find even those, they plucked leaves & grass, somehow cooked them & ate them, but refused to accept muslim rule or convert to islam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharana_Pratap
    That’s the sort of attitude every sane person needs today.

  • matlu

    Folks, if anyone among you is yet to read this wonderful book, I strongly urge each one of you to immediately download & read this book. It’s a great book for any beginner to understand what the world is up against. Here’s the download link.
    http://www.islammonitor.org/index.php?option=com_

    And hey, the author of the book is a Hindu, yes, yes, I know it’s inconsequential, as long as the writer tells the truth, his/her religion doesn’t matter, still, couldn’t resist mentioning this. lol…

  • wesley69

    When our own government plays down the world-wide threat of terrorism and refuses to call Islamofascism for what it is, naturally jihad is going to accelerate. Our Philosopher King-in-chief has not improved our relationship with the Arab world despite his apology tour or bowing before King Abdullah. His appeasement of Iran, his timeline in Afghanistan, his refusal to allow harsh interrogation techniques,
    the signals given off by Mr. O’s actions have not been lost on the terrorists. Mr. O's behavior even in suing Arizona over that state doing what the federal government refuses to do invites terrorists to bring their plots to US soil. Even if their plots succeed, his misguided administration will be jumping at the opportunity to give these criminals US rights.

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.