No Country for Hipster Jihadis

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Rusty at The Jawa Report sums up some of the history behind the latest terrorist takedown.

Many former authors and readers of the website have been convicted in terrorism related cases. Those include the other founder of the website Jesse “Younes Abdullah” Morton who was convicted of threatening the creators of South Park and Zachary “Abu Talhah al-Amrikee” Chesser for attempting to join the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab in Somalia. Others affiliated with the website and its owners include Carlos Almonte and Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, both of whom were also convicted of attempting to join al Shabaab, but the former is more famously known for his “Death to all Juice” sign.

Another little known connection between the Revolution Muslim crowd and terror is that it is very likely that Nidal Hasan himself was a reader of the website. Duane Reasoner, a confidant of Nidal Hasan in the months leading up to Ft. Hood, was a fan of Revolution Muslim who had sometimes commented on the website and on the group’s YouTube page. Evidence suggests that Hasan himself also was a registered user of the Revolution Muslim website.

But these are just a few anecdotes. Just how deep were the connections between the Revolution Muslim website and homegrown terrorists and Islamists radicals in the US? A 2010 report concluded that nearly 1/3 of all domestic terror cases in the US at that time had links to al-Khattab and Revolution Muslim.

Eventually Khattab fled the US and landed in Morocco where he stayed for a few years. He eventually came back to the US, enrolled in college, and declared himself a changed man. He even went on CNN to talk about his “former” radicalism. CNN described this new Khattab as a “moderate”.

Except, as we showed here, he was lying. He still was a radical. He still wanted to do things like nuke Israel.

Now he got nuked instead.

  • N. Wasse

    Islam = Hate

  • Lookatme

    Unfortunately for us, Jehova does not share the same set of values as this Allah dude. We are suposed to love our enemies, and pray for them. Not an option.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Rusty, who still uses terms such as “Islamist radicalism”, is obviously writing from the very false perspective that Islam is a so-called “religion of peace” with the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world being moderates. Thus, anyone of Islamic persuasion that deviates from that very false norm to them is an extremist, i.e. an Islamist radical and a terrorist, in their very small universe.

    I wonder how he would react if he learned that in reality all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another per the dictates of Islam, as waging jihad is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another, with only a tiny minority of them being violent jihadists and the vast overwhelming majority of them being non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists. He’d probably have a heart attack.

    • defcon 4

      Muslimes who are peacefully planning to overthrow the US Constitution and Bill of Rights are our friends.

      • N. Wasse

        Sorry I cannot be a friend of a Muslim under any condition after all this is what Prophet Mo I mean Allah says

  • Veracious_one

    A 2010 report concluded that nearly 1/3 of all domestic terror cases in the US at that time had links to al-Khattab and Revolution Muslim.
    just another fact that our ‘stick our head in the sand’ government security agencies are not allowed to investigate or do anything about….