Fighting for the Truth About Little Rock and Fort Hood

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Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Daris Long, Father of PV2 William A. Long, who was one of the two soldiers shot at the Little Rock Recruiting Center on June 1, 2009. William Long died of his wounds. Daris Long testified on December 7, 2011 in front of the joint House/Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, stressing that no federal terrorism charges have ever been levied against the perpetrators of the only two successful attacks on US soil since 9/11 (Little Rock Recruiting Center and Fort Hood).

The above picture of Daris Long was taken during the Committee hearing on Dec 7, 2011. The item he is holding is his son’s Identification Tags that he was wearing when he was killed. The man behind his right shoulder is Dr. Charles Jacobs — who came down from Boston to support Mr. Long during the hearing.

FP: Daris Long, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I am very sorry about your son and I speak on behalf of everyone here at Frontpage in giving you our sincere and heart-felt condolences.

Let’s begin by you telling us about your testimony on December 7, 2011 in front of the joint House/Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. You made it powerfully clear that this is an irregular war and that, despite the wall of silence and denial put up by the administration, army leadership and media, there have already been casualties on our soil.

Long: My position has always been that the War on Terror has not been isolated to what has been historically deemed the battlefield. We are not fighting against a foe that represents a government or territory. We are fighting against an ideology that is transnational in nature and doesn’t recognize territorial boundaries. In this case we are up against an ideology that divides the world into two spheres, the Land of Islam and the Land of War. The opponents we face are not clearly identified by openly carrying arms nor do they wear uniforms which clearly identify them as part of an organized force as defined in the Laws of War. They can easily hide in the open and only become visible when they decide to perform their act of terror.

I was asked to speak at the hearing because I have been open about the ridiculous position that the government seems to have. It trumpets its success in thwarting terror related attacks. The authorities have been successful in identifying those who have planned to go to the Middle East and join the “jihad” such as the fourteen Somalis from Minnesota in Jun 2010 and the two New Jersey men in August 2010. Both plots resulted in the arrests and indictments under Federal terrorism statutes.

They were able to stop bombing plots, NY subway system, Brooklyn Bridge, Springfield, Illinois, and Dallas, Texas; they even stopped a similar planned attack to what happened in Little Rock in the Seattle Recruiting Center plot. They went so far as to say they stopped the Christmas Day and Times Square bombers. Those were after the fact captures of perpetrators whose bombs failed to function. Good law enforcement but nothing was thwarted. Of course, both had Federal fingerprints all over them in how they have been pursued in court. Just recently another potential terrorist was captured and arrested in Yemen trying to cross into Somalia and join Al Shabaab. Upon his return to the U.S. he was arrested and charged in Federal Court with material support for terrorism.

This case is particularly grating. The Feds were fully aware of Abdulhakim Muhammad’s adventures in Yemen and actually interviewed him on at least two occasions while he was still in a political prison in Yemen. It was reported in the L.A. Times by Richard Serrano on Feb 9, 2011, that the Feds knew Muhammad was dangerously radicalized before he was ever deported back to the United States on Jan 29, 2009 at the request of the State Department and the American Embassy. He was interviewed again in Nashville by the same FBI agent who interviewed him in Yemen. I have been told that he was to have a polygraph test but failed to show up for it. At that point, I don’t understand why he was not picked up.

I was also told that three FBI Field Offices were involved in the investigations of Muhammad. I believe two, Nashville and Memphis were active before the shooting in Little Rock and that the Little Rock Office got involved after the attack. In reading the Senate Homeland Security Report on Fort Hood, “A Ticking Time Bomb,” it was identified that these Field Offices don’t play well together and there are some real issues about territory and whether they actually pass information along which is why the Homeland Security Department was established. I believe that was the case before the Little Rock attack. Of the 33 attempts that specifically involve the military, only two resulted in deaths of Americans at the hands of people who unabashedly claim it was jihad and a religious duty. Of those 33 cases, only the ones where the government can claim they thwarted the plots and did not result in the killing of American soldiers on US soil resulted in formal Federal indictments. Where there were casualties, Little Rock and Ft Hood, they were relegated to State and military jurisdiction. I wanted to identify this disparity.

Daris Long’s son, PV2 William Andrew Long. This picture was taken about 2 weeks before he was killed on June 1, 2009. He had just completed the final field problem in his training at Fort Benning. The date of the picture is around May 15, 2009.

FP: Your thoughts on the Obama administration’s role in all of this?

Long: Our Constitution allows for the redress of grievances. I do not believe that this administration has kept faith with the dead and wounded of these attacks. Both perpetrators had clear ties to Yemen but that is lost on the DOJ. In my testimony, I tried to highlight the absurd position of the government which is ruthlessly editing out any reference to what may be deemed offensive to some, but those same words are used by the terrorists themselves to define what and why they did. Unless you can specifically identify the enemy’s threat doctrine, how can you work out a strategy to defeat him? I am amazed that the point man of the effort to scrub “offensive language and materials” seems to be CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator organization which renamed itself, from the Holy Land Foundation terrorist funding trial.

Why are they still unindicted? I was struck by the unabashed position of the DOD at the hearing that they will not state the motivation of who they are at war with. In my 27 years of service in the Marine Corps, when we went into harm’s way, we made sure we knew as much about the threat as possible, especially motivations for why and what the enemy was doing. In every one of the instances I mentioned, the threat has been from people who have a particularly militant view of their beliefs. I think this has a great deal of bearing on how we should respond. It seems that the Army has a view that all threats are now generic which is dangerous. I was asked about the Army’s movement to “behavioral indicators” as the means to identify the threat.

My response was that I am a father, that my kids would hide what they were doing if they didn’t want me to know what they were into. It could be weeks before I would find out if they were messing up because of that. In the Marines, we had two missions. In the offense we were to close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, in the defense we were to destroy the enemy by fire and close combat. The behavioral indicator approach tells me that they are willing to cede the advantages of being on the offensive, to wait until the bad guys are in amongst you so you can observe them and then get rid of them through close combat. It makes no sense to me.

FP: What are your conclusions on this wall of silence and denial that you have discussed? What does it mean for our nation and for this war we are in?

Long: Over the past ten years, through two administrations, the position has been to extol the peaceful virtues of Islam, while completely downplaying the violent political aspects practiced by the very people who have been fighting. John Brennan, in a speech given at CSIS in May 2010, identified terror as only a tactic and that jihad is the battling against the inner self to attain private holiness and devotion to Allah’s path. I understand that the source of this statement is from the Koran.

The problem is that in Islamic jurisprudence, jihad means to war against non-Muslims. It is contained in the Reliance of the Traveler, Supra Note 10 at 599. This book is the major source for Islamic law. It does not refer to the issue of an inner struggle. Umdat al Salik, Islamic Sacred Law, which has been certified by leading Muslim Brotherhood front groups International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and the Fique Council of North America, also identify jihad as war against non-Muslims and include this as Muslim Brotherhood Doctrine.

If the chief counter terrorism advisor to the President refuses to see the term jihad as what our opponents define it as, I can only conclude that it is a willful and purposeful omission. During the testimony of Mr. Stockton in front of the Joint House /Senate Homeland Security hearing of December 7, 2011, he refused to identify the enemy as violent Islamist extremists, but said we are at war with Al Qaeda.  During previous hearings on the Hill, both the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security appeared to almost be apoplectic in their refusal to even mouth the words terrorist or terrorism despite clear and repeated questions on the subject. We received a letter of condolence from President Obama dated 5 June 2009. These letters are only sent, by a policy began under the Clinton Administration, to the families of military members killed as a result of hostile action.

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  • mrbean

    that is what you get when you put a clandestine Muslim chimpout in the oval office, and a Black Panther sympathizing chimpout as the Attorney General in the Justice Department. If either of the two Muslim terrorists had done this in China, they would have been tried in one day, shot at dawn, their families billed for the bullet and body disposal after they had their organs harvested for transplants.

  • emerald

    To really understand the extent to which Obama ignored the Little Rock Shootings, and why, read the book "Islam and Barack Hussein Obama: A Handbook on Islam."

  • LindaRivera

    Article: "Recently the Vice President made the unbelievable statement that the Taliban were not our enemy."

    The Vice President made it clear that the Taliban are NOT the enemy of the Obama administration. However, for the rest of us, the Taliban are indeed our enemy. A major problem for America and the Free World is that the U.S. government (and some other Western leaders), don't regard Muslim terrorists whose goal is world conquest and the imposition of cruel Islamic sharia law, as the enemy.

    Who does the government regard as the enemy?

    In 2009, Homeland Security declared the people to watch out for were veterans returning from the wars, pro-lifers and Tea Party attendees. In 2011, Homeland Security put out a video portraying white people as the most likely terrorists.

    Google: Concentration camps in America

    There are many. They are NOT intended for Muslim terrorists. People in Germany thought the murder of millions of innocents could never happen there. But it did.

    • mrbean

      I really think Biden is as Bill Cosby says: "Brain Damaged" He once commented on FDR's fireside chats on television (long before TV existed) and recently he was in San Francisco and mixed up the Baseball Giants and the Football 49er's saying he hoped the Giants would win NFC title – well they did that is,,,, the NY Giants. Biden is a brick with arms and legs.

  • g_jochnowitz

    Among the reasons to support gun control is the danger that terrorists have easy access to guns and can use them to carry out murderous attacks.

    • sedoanman

      Do you think that the only sources of guns in this country are gun shops and gun shows? What a simple world you live in. What you are proposing is to disarm the citizenry and ignoring gun traffic across the Mexican border.

      • g_jochnowitz

        Disarming citizens does not in any way exclude disarming non-citizens. Gun traffic across the border should be halted to the extent that it is possible.

        • intrcptr2

          So if it clear even to you that non-citizens already ahve access to weapons, what is the point of disarming Americans?

        • jmz

          which is disarmin americans. there will always be some guns. but perhaps the best way is to hold the giovt responsible for selling them. gun control has NO effect on non citizens or criminals ability to arm themselves. It has been prooven time and time again. the only reason you stay free is the ability to yourself. The govt and libs have ZERO problem with criminals arming themselves, thats a farce. they dont want avg deecent citizens to protect themselves. a gang banger with a bat is more dangerous than a citizen with a .50cal

    • TLAM Strike

      What do guns matter? Anyone with a high school education should be able to walk in to a home center or wall mart and walk out with a decent bomb.

      Or at least they would have before the curriculum was dumbed down, like it is today.

  • Ghostwriter

    I doubt someone like Bashy Quraishy will like or even read this article. It not only shows Muslims in a bad light,it also shows them attacking Americans. There's no way in the world he'll care about the American victims of his co-religionists. He's proved that repeatedly on this website.

  • RoguePatriot6

    War on Islamists__Yea, that's right, I said it, "ISLAMISTS"-Muslims who think that this and this ideology based on a self made dictator and nothing more, gives them the divine right to kill, lie, torture, rape, enslave, kidnap and all other acts that depict the darker side of humanity. Make no mistake about it, we are at war with them and if our current administration (and hopefully soon to be ex-administration) actually think that we aren't then I suggest they look at history because Islam have been at war with us for a very long time now. In fact, since it's birth, just about, they have been at war with everyone who isn't of Islam. (cont'd)

    • jmz

      agreed there is no such thing as 'moderate islam' either you are a jihadist or an apostate. but to believe that islam can be tamed is suicide. our failure to admit this simple truth is costing us lives. islam must be destroyed and its followers killed and rendered moot. anyone wants to disagree bring it, but remember that my way works, yours dosent and its being proved over and over again with the deaths of American troops as the legacy of PC

  • RoguePatriot6

    Terrorism isn't their only tool to conduct jihad. It seems lately their main tool are LIBERALS, spineless wonders who seem to be open gateways for these goons. It's easy to point them out. There the ones yelling, "freedom of religion" (for any religion other than Christianity), "christians are just as guilty of attrocities as Muslims so who are you to judge"…..They are the ones yelling "separation of church and state when Jews or Christians get in an uproar over godlessness" yet are dispicably silent when Muslims want to impose Shari'a in a town like Dearborn or want to have a prayer room in a government establishment.

    Theres a couple of important pieces of information I'd like to point out in regards to the attrocities committed by Christians during the Christian Crusades. (cont'd)

  • RoguePatriot6

    First off, what you don't hear about in grade schools and universities are the ISLAMIC CRUSADES that took place before the Christian Crusades. The Christian Crusades were basically a retaliation for what the Islamists did. Also, when the Christians committed these detestable acts they were in violation with the teachings of Jesus however then the Islamists committed these attrocities they were in exact compliance with the teachings of Muhammad, something that the liberal, left leaning, American hating, godless community leaves out when they brainwash our kids. I guess we've already been trained that it's unacceptable and rude to offend Islam. What I find truly detestable is the unspoken fearful attitude we have in confronting it. The fact that we can't openly speak about it should present a problem to anyone not deserving of the title "GUTLESS" I'm sorry, but you know, that's the only word outside of profantity that I can honestly come up with that will describe what the current PC cesspool have turned this once proud nation into.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    of the only two successful attacks on US soil since 9/11 (Little Rock Recruiting Center and Fort Hood).

    The vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world are non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists that believe violent jihad attacks are counterproductive and harmful, because they invite wars against Muslims and also because they attract unwanted scrutiny, attention, and focus on Islam.

    Indeed, non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, relative to violent jihad attacks is employed by the Islamic world against the West astronomically far more prevalently and constitutes an exponentially far greater threat to the continued peace, prosperity, freedom, and security of the West.

    Non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad is also what makes violent jihad attacks in the West possible. As a matter of fact, without a population of stealth Muslim jihadists already living in America as a convenient fifth column, the 9/11 jihad attacks would have been absolutely impossible. Without a convenient fifth column of stealth jihadists living in America and actively pursuing Dawa, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad could never have been converted to Islam. Without a convenient fifth column of stealth jihadists living in America, Major Nidal Hasan never could have perpetrated his violent jihad attack since he never would have been allowed in America in the first place.

    Hence, the only common sense solution is to outlaw Islam and ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP. As Muslims never ever migrate to the West or anywhere else for that matter to assimilate and integrate, but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate via the eventual imposition of Sharia for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    Indeed, anywhere and everywhere mass Muslim immigration is occurring in the world today, just like clockwork the vast overwhelming majority of Muslim immigrants flat out refuse to assimilate and integrate and instead form segregated Muslim only enclaves that over time inevitably morph into Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia as fifth columns and in direct contravention to laws of the states in which they reside. Indeed, the government of France a few years ago counted 758 Muslim no-go zones in France alone.

    Look what happened in Cote D'Ivoire last year, when the Muslims imposed Sharia on the country and at the same time not only rendered Cote D'Ivoire into the Dar al Islam, but also rendered the Christians, animists, and all other non-Muslim unbelievers into harsh and degrading dhimmitude. Indeed, Cote D'Ivoire was a victim of mass Muslim legal and illegal immigration for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    –continued below

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad via mass Muslim immigration for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest is also happening in Nigeria today where the Christians are being driven out of the Muslim North via violent jihad attacks. Soon they will impose Sharia on all of Nigeria and like Cote D'Ivoire, the Christians, animists, and all non-Muslim unbelievers will also be rendered into harsh and degrading dhimmitude. The same process is also ongoing in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan today as well. As all those countries are in the latter stages of stealth demographic conquest.

    Indeed, what we see happening in Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan today will also be happening in the USA and Europe tomorrow unless we make a course correction by outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP.

    Not to mention that we also can't afford to continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, as GWB like a Dhimmicrat on steroids used the 9/11 jihad attacks as a crisis to justify doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government and to usurp our heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms, ostensibly to protect the homeland, but in reality to create a false sense of security necessary so that the US could continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage. Thus, the instant the economy headed south in 2008, the national dept inevitably exploded through the roof and today we are on the fast track to becoming the next Greece.

    Meanwhile, at the same time we are currently gutting our military and contemplating making draconian budget cuts. Why? To continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage.

    Indeed, if GWB had employed common sense instead of employing big government leftism, not only would the national debt not be exploding through the roof and be out of control like it is today, but all those innocent Americans that were murdered in cold blood in violent jihad attacks in Arkansas and Texas would still all be alive and well today.

    It's not rocket science, zero Muslim stealth jihadists living in America as a fifth column not only negates the threat of violent jihad attacks, but at the same time also ends the much greater threat presented via non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad from mass Muslim immigration for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest. Thus, we could simply roll back all the senseless expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government and at the same time get our financial house back in order.