Mexican Jihad

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The following article was originally published by the Gatestone Institute.

As the United States considers the Islamic jihadi threats confronting it from all sides, it would do well to focus on its southern neighbor, Mexico, which has been targeted by Islamists and jihadists, who, through a number of tactics—from engaging in da‘wa, converting Mexicans to Islam, to smuggling and the drug cartel, simple extortion, kidnappings and enslavement—have been subverting Mexico in order to empower Islam and sabotage the U.S.

According to a 2010 report, “Close to home: Hezbollah terrorists are plotting right on the U.S. border,” which appeared in the NY Daily News:

Mexican authorities have rolled up a Hezbollah network being built in Tijuana … closer to American homes than the terrorist hideouts in the Bekaa Valley are to Israel. Its goal, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper that reported on the investigation: to strike targets in Israel and the West. Over the years, Hezbollah—rich with Iranian oil money and narcocash—has generated revenue by cozying up with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs and people into the U.S.  In this, it has shadowed the terrorist-sponsoring regime in Tehran, which has been forging close ties with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who in turn supports the narcoterrorist organization FARC, which wreaks all kinds of havoc throughout the region.

Another 2010 article appearing in the Washington Times asserts that, “with fresh evidence of Hezbollah activity just south of the border [in Mexico], and numerous reports of Muslims from various countries posing as Mexicans and crossing into the United States from Mexico, our porous southern border is a national security nightmare waiting to happen.” This is in keeping with a recent study done by Georgetown University, which revealed that the number of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria living in Mexico exceeds 200,000. Syria, along with Iran, is one of Hezbollah’s strongest financial and political supporters, and Lebanon is the immigrants’ country of origin.   Just like only 19 jihadists were necessary to cause the devastation of September 11, 2001, only a handful of these 200,000 are necessary to wreak havoc north of the border.

A jihadist cell in Mexico was recently found to have a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions. The weapons, it turned out, had been smuggled by Muslims from Iraq. According to this report, “obvious concerns have arisen concerning Hezbollah’s presence in Mexico and possible ties to Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTO’s) operating along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

As far back as 2005, an article entitled “Islam is gaining a Foothold in Chiapas” showcased the inroads of Islam in Mexico:

Long a bastion of Catholicism, southern Mexico is quickly turning into a battleground for soul-savers. Islam, too, is gaining a foothold and the indigenous Mayans are converting by the hundreds. The Mexican government is worried about a culture clash in their own backyard… Muslim women in headscarves have become a common sight….

To appreciate the significance of the fact that Muslim headscarves “have become a common sight” in Mexico, consider the words of former jihadist Tawfik Hamid, who personally knew al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri.  In his book, Inside Jihad, he writes: “The proliferation of the hijab [Muslim headscarves] is strongly correlated with increased terrorism…. Terrorism became much more frequent in such societies as Indonesia, Egypt, Algeria, and the U.K. after the hijab became prevalent among Muslim women living in those communities.”

After discussing an increase in converts to Islam, the article continues by saying: “It’s a development that is beginning to worry the Mexican government. Indeed, the government even suspects the new converts of subversive activity and has already set the secret service onto the track of the Mayan Muslims. Mexican President Vincente Fox has even gone so far as to say he fears the influence of the radical fundamentalists of al-Qaida.”

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  • Goemon

    Now I wonder if part of the reason the U.S. government never got serious on illegal immigration is because some powerful members knew of growing Islamic power in Mexico and wanted to create conditions for chaos in USA.

  • Chezwick

    For those who might dismiss the importance of this article, it should be pointed out that Hispanics will comprise a majority of Americans within 40 years and that Hispanics of Mexican origin will themselves constitute a majority within 60. This is what happens when a society stops procreating at a sufficient level…and then finds it necessary to import workers to offset the losses of the aborted and those never conceived.

    No demographic transformation has ever occurred in history without a concomitant cultural transformation. To be sure, there have been many instances when the newcomers fuse their culture with that of those they are subsuming, but even that eventuality is unlikely in this circumstance, given the deliberate repudiation of our own cultural heritage under the guise of multiculturalism.

    Go to a Tea Party rally…and take stock of the sea of white hair. Then go to a university…and take stock of the mentality of our young people, intellectually eviscerated by the tropes and indoctrination of what passes for higher education today. Then, if you have kids or grand-kids of that age, go to a primary school and note the preponderance of children who are ethnic minorities.

    All three of these anecdotes are a window into the future.

    • stevefraser

      For the big picture, see "The Decline of the West, Volume II" by O. Spengler. We need to find a way to safekeep the fruits of the Enlightenment as the West descends into darkness.

  • H&R_ Barack

    Mexican Jihad ~ pronounced – hee'-hawd

    Holder & Obama's Aztec Two-Step. – aka "Montezuma's revenge."

  • oldtimer

    And EH isn't being held accountable for Fast and Furious?

  • Amused

    If this is true , then they'll have no trouble getting automatic weapons , and it looks like the Mexican Cartels are already practiced at beheadings . As porous as our Southern Border is , our Northern Border is virtually wide open . In some towns there , immigration wosks by the "honor system " , you enter the country and sign in at an unmanned station . Kinda like those Post Offices that are oen all night , you just walk in and drop your mail off …..nobody there at all .

  • H&R_ Barack

    QUESTION: What is the Mayan Muslims favorite book store?

    ANSWER: Borders.

  • davarino

    I live in Texas and I saw a couple of dudes trying to pass themselves off as Mexicans driving a car with Mexican plates, but it was obvious they were not Mexicans, they were arabs. So they are here, and they can do some pretty terrible things. If something happens, the tables will turn so fast it will make their turbins spin. New York may put up with that @hit but not Texas.

  • StephenD

    Don't forget that so far there are documented at least 54 nationalities, many from the Mid-East, that have come across our southern border ILLEGALY. There is but one solution. SECURE THE DAMN BORDER. When Romney gets in, it is my hope that this is a top priority for him. I can't imagine America sustained if he doesn't get in.

    • Amused

      Don't count on it . Romney doing anything meaningfull about the border , that is .

  • http://Baersart.com Jane Larson Baer

    I live in a Mexican neighborhood in California. the indocrination of Mexicans to hate white people in htis college town is intense. Mexicans say white people are crazy. The Catholic non-profit to help illegal immigrants who are Catholic lke Mexicans has gotten much of our tax dollars eventhough we are a non-Catholic town. In my niehgborhood, the public park murals paint a scene in which a US policeman, border patrol agent and blond US militaryman beat to death a Mexcian gangster whose gangster-girlfriend is holding him lovingly. The most prominant painting is of the Mexican Catholic symbol'the Virgin of Guadelupe" (sp?) which is a painting of a woman in a burka being submissive. The town lawyer claimed it is not religious even though the Mexican gangsters light candles under the image when a gangster is killed. Our localcable tv has many Spanish language Mexcian channels and there are many soup operas about Mexcian muslims and beautiful Mexican women becoming Muslims and wearing muslim head-dresses. The Mexicans (often illegal) here do not believe in gender equality.

    • Indioviejo

      You got it right. Univision and Telemundo are two national TV networks that spew anti-Americanism 24/7. Every soap, every news? broadcast has an underlying theme of anti-America. But these people are allied and encouraged by the Democrat/Socialist/Progressive Party. A good 35% to 45% of Americans of Hispanic descent vote Republican, but we need to secure the border and change inmigration laws to safeguard our sovereignty. If people don't see this, they are choosing caos in America.

    • Indioviejo

      Why are you approving my comment, isn't it censureship? Shame on the administrators.

    • stevefraser

      Same is true at the college I go to in California. Extraordinary how the Euro-Americans are being marched down the same path as the German Jews….And we shouldn't overlook it's the DEMS enabling all this madness.

  • TantoSays

    As usual, Raymond in spot on in his analysis. But, is securing the border enough to make a difference when the technology exists to launch an attack from Mexican soil.

    I like to point people to this article that proposes a closer interaction between ours, and the Mexican government and military. http://mywtfblog.com/2012/03/mexico-or-the-middle

    This relationship is crucial for our security and the long term stability of our southern neighbor. Our troops, technology, and intelligence efforts should be used to establish a stable continent. All efforts should be directed towards establishing this goal.

  • Schlomotion

    Raymond Ibrahim is trying to scare the United States into becoming a huddled little mass so that we can identify with Israeli settlers. The glaring distinction is this: We didn't steal Mexico, and only neo-Nazis are paranoid about the Mexican border.

    Mr. Ibrahim points out that this "Bekaa Valley" south of the border is teeming with Muslims armed with "a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions." Excuse me, but those are ALL United States weapons. What's the joke here, bub?

    • Chezwick

      Where is your knowledge of history, Schlomo? Mexican history books still include the American Southwest as part of greater Mexico, the narrative being that these lands were stolen from them in the 19th century. Ever heard of Azatlan? Ever heard of La Raza?

      • Schlomotion

        I have heard of those and they are the lunatic fringe. They are not any bigger a political presence than neo-Nazis or Scientologists.

        • Chezwick

          On the contrary, La Raza has a large, mainstream following among Hispanic Americans. Azatlan has a significant presence on college campuses in the Southwest. You evidently aren't as well-informed as you think you are.

          • Zionista

            once again shmo the Jew hating troll has been busted – what a pathetic loser!

          • Schlomotion

            First off, you're talking about Mexican Americans. That cuts the seriousness and size of this issue down to 16% of the US population that is Hispanic. It cuts the seriousness and size of this issue down to 10.3% that is actually Mexican American.

            Then out of this 10%, your Aztlan or MEChA supporters, who believe the ideas of a dead meth head (Oscar Acosta) is whittled down to just 2% of Mexicans who go to college, times 20,600,000. That equals 412,000 people. You are saying that 412,000 people out of 313,000,000 people believe that Southern California belongs to Mexico.

            1) They're wrong.
            2) 43% of them identify as white.
            3) NOBODY CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Also, out of the 2% of Mexicans who go to college, probably only 5% of those actually believe in Aztlan, so it's probably more like 20,000 people in the whole country that believe in Aztlan. Three quarters of them are probably Caucasians who listen to Zach de la Rocha at Sonoma State University.

            FURTHERMORE,

            Nationalmecha.org and mechadesonoma.org are run by Omar Medina in Santa Rosa California and is almost the entire Aztlan movement by himself. I bet his site demographics suck. The whole movement consists of meetings in a school cafeteria, tattooing and decorative work on the insides of car hoods.

            HARDLY a threat to the United States.

          • Chezwick

            1) the National Council of La Raza is the single largest Hispanic American advocacy group. While they claim to be moderate and non-partisan, they have never repudiated the extremism MEChA. They are also strong proponents of placing Mexican polling stations in Chicago and elsewhere in the USA so that Mexican nationals and duel citizens can vote in Mexico's national elections. You might see this as harmless, but there are many who see this as a compromise of America's territorial integrity.

            2) Azatlan is just one of the many intellectual strands of separatism that exist in the Mexican-American Southwest. The larger threat is from the nascent sentiments of irredentism that exist among so many of the Mexican immigrants – both legal and illegal. Their loyalties are to Mexico, not the USA. Should Mexico ever get its house in order and become an attractive alternative to the USA, look for irredentist sentiment to become rapidly mainstreamed among this populace. Meanwhile, let's not under-estimate all the Left-wing Anglo professors and activists who will lend their support to the enterprise….anything to undermine America.

            But I wouldn't expect you to possess the foresight to anticipate gathering threats to our nation. Your focus….I should say obsession…is obviously with the Jooos.

          • Schlomotion

            People don't have to repudiate extremists. That's just some arbitrary hoop that you expect people to jump through.

          • Chezwick

            On the contrary, repudiating extremism is an assertion of moral identity…as is the failure to do so.

          • Schlomotion

            And what do you call it when Zionists shift back and forth between realpolitical claims and moral claims? I call it B.S.

          • Chezwick

            The two are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Moral aversion to terrorism and the practical necessity of a strong national defense are two dimensions that are in absolute symmetry with one another.

        • Western Canadian

          Actually, the only lunatic fringe here, is you. Jew hater.

    • Looking4Sanity

      "The joke" is that shlub-lotion starts out his post denying there is a problem and then concludes by blaming said problem on America…proving once and for all that he is a two faced lying Leftist pimp.

      • Choi

        Administrator,
        Why don't you delete the TROLL Schlomotion rather than a regular's answer to him/her?
        Why coddle the TROLL?
        Perhaps FPM needs OVERSIGHT of its administrators.
        It's hard to imagine the DHFC policy is to coddle Anti-American and Jew-Hating TROLLS!

        • Looking4Sanity

          Why would they do that? Such is the inherent beauty and wisdom of Freedom of Speech that these anti-Semetic loons only illustrate the need for watchdog organizations like Frontpage. Let the idiot be free to say whatever he likes…and let us be free to ridicule him to our hearts content.An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. David Horowitz's decisions on moderating appear very wise indeed, and I commend him for his wisdom as well as the righteousness of his cause.

        • Amused

          What a wimpette ! Let him seak his mind , refute what he says , dont whine like a little cheese eater . Some of the stuff you spew ouit , ain't all that bright neither . Jerk=Troll = same /same

          • Choi

            For both of your information ,my response to "schlomotion" was "deleted by administrator",which prompted the above.
            And ,I really don't think David Horowitz, personally, is the "administrator " I address.
            I admire David very much
            I am questioning an "adminstrator" deleting a response to the TROLL "schlomotion" and with that in mind,not trying to limit anybody's Freedom of Speech.
            My point is,instead of deleting posts of a regular in response to a TROLL, IF theTROLL can post,so should a responder ,to the TROLL, have the same right.

    • Indioviejo

      The joke is Obama through Erick Holder sold the weapons to the Mexican cartels. Did you Ever hear of "Fast and Furious?".

    • ajnn

      what has israel to do with any of this ?

      your racism is showing, slow-mo

    • Western Canadian

      "Mr. Ibrahim points out that this "Bekaa Valley" south of the border is teeming with Muslims armed .." You don't read very well, or are very dishonest. OH WAIT…. it's you, you are guilty on both counts.

    • RoguePatriot6

      YAWNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      LOL!!!! Same BS from you as usual, different day. Why not just come out and say "I don't like Jewish people" or to really get down to the root of the issue, "Wahhhh, the Jews are wealthy and successful and …and…me not, me don't like Jews", instead of hiding behind these riduclous conpiracy theories to mask your resentment of a group of people?

      Grow up, please and come visit planet earth. It can be chaotic at times but it's healthy to face reality instead of reshaping it into whatever you want it to be to justify your bigoted views of certain people.

  • david

    nobody listens to whites anymore

    • Indioviejo

      Stop whinning David, it is because he have listened to so many white teachers and Professors that Hispanics and all inmigrants have little knowledge of our values, our Constitution, and the greatness of the nation they chose to live in legally. Our Republic is founded on Ideas and we must know them thoroughly in order to participate fully in its bounty, which should never be but liberty.

  • Chezwick

    Folks, it's not about race, it's about culture. But culture doesn't exist in a vacuum. It is a manifestation of the values and customs of the people who inhabit any given country. The tragedy of America is NOT that whites will be a minority within 40 years, the tragedy is that the future MAJORITY will not have been inculcated with the cultural heritage that built and sustained our great country. And this is due primarily to our anti-Western, self-hating educational establishment and media.

    On the bright side, our fate could be a lot worse; Europe's "Mexicans" are Muslims. In 40 years (hell, maybe in 20), that Continent will be unrecognizable. One wonders what year the first stoning sentence will be carried out on European soil?

    • Alvaro

      "The tragedy of America is NOT that whites will be a minority within 40 years, the tragedy is that the future MAJORITY will not have been inculcated with the cultural heritage that built and sustained our great country."

      We all know who created that cultural heritage, and it wasn't Mexicans. There are already so many people hating America in America, that they voted for a president who hates America as well. Increasing the number of Mexicans who hate America or people from the Middle East who hate America probably won't do much good.

      "On the bright side, our fate could be a lot worse; Europe's "Mexicans" are Muslims. In 40 years (hell, maybe in 20), that Continent will be unrecognizable. One wonders what year the first stoning sentence will be carried out on European soil?"

      Lucky you. Anyway, I think the European economies will collapse before that happens.

  • RoguePatriot6

    This is nothing new.
    If you go further south of the border into South America in the Tri-Border region, you will find huge financial hubs rich in illicit activities that finance alot of the agendas and goals of Islamists. So, why this is such a shock to Americans is a bit confusing. My guess is too many get their information from lame stream media, or shall I say LACK of informaiton.

  • Ain't No Dhimmi

    Why blame the Mexicans???

    I watched HBO for Latinos channel and they had a show called Koran for Latinos!!!!!!

    Main stream media is encouraging The growth of Islam within our own borders!!

    It is incideous.

  • Amused

    No , it's MONEY . Watched a documentary on Current regarding the easy sale of guns in our border states , everything from handguns to the deadly 50 caliber sniper rifle . In gun shows and retailers these are sold without any ID at all , and outside these venues , there are mexicans who will offer double and triple what you paid , from there it's on to Mexico . The ATF blunder actually only accounts for a few hundred weapons , whereas common sales in these venues accounts for mulitple thousands . The "war on drugs " has been lost , years agao , there's simply too much money involved , and we're wasting our money , on our best day we are only stopping maybe 10% of the drugs coming in .The rug routes , tunnels etc are well established and inevitably the jihadis will use the same. The solution ? Legalize the drugs , cutting off the Cartels at the legs . Use the multiple billions we are wasting on interdiction and spend it on drug rehab for users , tax the product and re=inforce the border , and we'll still be spending far ,far less on the problem .

  • Oleg

    Not that I am denying that it may be going on but what possible use would Mexican gangs, who have been in the drug and kidnapping business for decades, have for these Islamic idiots? They have all of the money and arms that they want, corrupting public officials and intimidation through brutal acts isn't anything new to them. What? They needed the camel jockey's to teach them how to cut someone's head off? Somehow I doubt it. Dismemberment isn't unique to the Mid East, the Apaches under Geronamo were notorious for the practice, it doesn't take any special expertise to be savage.

  • Amused

    what for ?