A Terror Mastermind Comes to New York

Abu-Anas-al-Libi-jpgIn a revealing move, the Obama Administration has announced its intention to try captured al-Qaeda jihad terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi in federal court in New York City. Al-Libi, who was involved in the jihad bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, has been held for the last week and a half on a ship in the Mediterranean, but now he is on his way to the U.S., where his trial is certain to be an international media circus – and yet another exhibition of Obama’s thoroughgoing denial of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat.

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) is unhappy. “It is despicable,” he said Tuesday, “that under the direction of President Obama foreign terrorists who have targeted and killed innocent people are being provided the same rights as American citizens. If al-Libi were instead detained in Guantanamo Bay, he could be held for the duration of hostilities, his interrogation could continue, and still stand trial.”

Inhofe pointed out that Obama’s decision to bring al-Libi to the United States hindered investigators’ ability to interrogate him. Al-Libi, Inhofe said, “was only questioned 10 days out on a ship in the middle of an ocean,” but “now that he is on U.S. soil, he will be read his Miranda rights, making it much more difficult to gather intelligence to prevent future attacks.”

Inhofe concluded that “the president’s agenda to close Gitmo is a blatant unwillingness to confront global terrorism, and it only emboldens our enemies to continue their despicable acts against humanity.”

That is true. Obama wants al-Libi tried in federal court in New York City rather than held as an enemy combatant because it is his Administration’s policy that there is no enemy and no war. The iron dogma of the Obama White House is that there is no jihad against the United States; there is, rather, only a small collection of miscreants from an organization, al-Qaeda, that twists and hijacks the peaceful religion of Islam, and that is on the ropes.

If al-Libi went to Guantanamo, that legendary and despised torture chamber where prisoners must endure meals bereft of olives and honey and try to take their minds off their sufferings by popping in a Harry Potter DVD, the Obama Administration would be contradicting that iron dogma and tacitly admitting that there’s a war on – even, perish the thought, a war on terror.

The Administration has declared that war over again and again; how embarrassing it would be to lock up a combatant in that war now, so long after it has been consigned to the dustbin of history. Either the Obama Administration would have to try to portray al-Libi as the contemporary counterpart of those Japanese soldiers who were found hiding in jungles decades after World War II ended, refusing to believe that it was all over and that the Rising Sun was rising no more, or it would have to admit that the war on terror isn’t over, and that al-Qaeda is not on the ropes, and that there is still a concerted worldwide effort by Islamic jihadists to wage war against and subjugate non-Muslims in the name of jihad and Islam.

That is never going to happen. Instead, in the service of perpetuating and defending the politically correct fiction that jihad terror attacks are isolated acts of law-breaking rather than acts of war, al-Libi is to be tried in federal court. He now has the right to remain silent, which he certainly will exercise in regard to the identities and actions of his fellow jihadis, but which he will be unlikely to take advantage of should his case come to trial. For that would be an opportunity for al-Libi, like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others before him, to try the United States and its foreign policy before the court of world opinion, manipulating Leftist contempt for actions taken in defense of America to proselytize for Islam and demonize those whom he considers its enemies.

If he did that, however, Al-Libi would be in the wrong: America is not the enemy of Islam, and not at war with Islam, as Barack Obama has reminded the world numerous times. But all too many Muslims are at war with the United States, and the Administration’s anxiousness to appease their peaceful coreligionists and deny the reality of their jihad must amuse and comfort them no end. For they undoubtedly know that the foolish infidels have no chance whatsoever of prevailing against an enemy they refuse to acknowledge or even name.

They undoubtedly saw the Obama Administration scrub counter-training materials of all mention of Islam and jihad; they unquestionably saw and certainly applauded. They no doubt also see how opposition to jihad is routinely stigmatized in the mainstream media as “racism” and “Islamophobia.”

The jihadists whom Obama refuses to acknowledge know what all this means, and where it is tending, and what the world is likely to look like in another five or ten years. The federal trial of Abu Anas al-Libi in New York City is just the latest symptom of a much larger problem, a malady of the mind and the soul that is deeply afflicting the body politic, which for the most part remains unaware that it even exists. And so it advances unimpeded. The patient may yet become aware of his condition before it’s too late, but it is getting very close. The malady may in the end prove fatal before it is even noticed.


Don’t miss Jamie Glazov’s video interview with Shillman Fellow Daniel Greenfield on why the Obama administration insists onReading Al Qaeda Terrorists Their ‘Rights’” (starts at the 11:08 mark):

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  • Chezwick

    Muslims are becoming so numerous in the USA that it’s going to become more and more difficult to keep them off juries during terror-trials of other Muslims. I understand the jury-selection process will weed some out, but for those who convey a credible veneer of impartiality, it will be impossible to keep them off. Some of course will indeed be impartial; others will inevitably have a degree of sympathy with their co-religionists who are on trial, and may cast their vote accordingly

    The obstructionists need not be Muslims; ANYBODY with an agenda has power to thwart the dispensation of justice in a jury trial in America. It is the unanimous-verdict requirement that makes it so.

    This is why it’s imperative to try terror suspects in military courts. Should we reach the point where hung-juries start becoming common in terror trials, the message to the world will be clear: The system is broken and It’s open season on America.

    • truebearing

      Certainly you aren’t suggesting that Muslim would lie to get on the jury. Just because they want to kill us doesn’t mean they’d lie.

      It’s already open season on America, with Obama leading the charge.

      • ylem

        Lying to Infidels is encouraged in their Muslim society (Islam is not a religion).

        • Shane

          Yes, the practice is called Taqiyya and libs use it to in order to defend their Muslim allies!

          In Islam taqiyya تقية (alternative spellings taqiyeh,taqiya, taqiyah, tuqyah) is a form of religious dissimulation,[1] or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are at risk of significant persecution.[2]

          Understanding Taqiyya — Islamic Principle of Lying for the Sake of Allah
          by Warner MacKenzie 30 April, 2007

          • defcon 4

            I think Mr. Spencer had an article that suggested that taqiyya is the Shi’a doctrine and that it’s called something different in Sunni theology.

    • A Z

      Obama & the Democrats might lose in the polls if Al Libi is let go.

      So how could he protect himself and damage the country at the same time?

      By giving up sources and methods. Hussein would fry Al Libi however much he thinks he casus belli was just to advance the overall cause.

      • ca1

        “So how could he protect himself and damage the country at the same time?”.. the same way they are getting away w/all of the b.s. that is going on right now… the media won’t report it or if they decide to “be fair”… will skew the perspective and praise obama for his “outreach”…. WAKE UP AMERICA!

    • defcon 4

      I noticed a lot of muslimes in the jury pool at my local superior court. But really, why do they need to go to all that trouble? When muslime prosecutors and muslime judges are running our courts what kind of justice are we going to be seeing then?

    • Shane

      Does al-Libi mean that he is a liberal?

      • R

        no ,it means the motherfucker is from Libya

  • truebearing

    Obama is serving the desires of the Muslims by giving them a show trial, where they can make a mockery of our justice system and recruit malcontents to their cause. He knows full well what he is doing.

    • ylem

      It amazes me how even conservatives still don’t see Obama for what he is.

  • N. Wasse

    Obama tells us that the US is not an enemy of Islam and is not at war with Islam but it seems that he is not aware the Islam for the past 1400 years has been at war with all of humanity that happen to believe that Islam is an evil cult

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    Obama could have and should have been impeached three years ago and should be tried for treason as well but won’t be because the GOP is out to lunch and the majority of Americans are trying to find out what lunch is.

    • Micha_Elyi

      With a Senate ruled by Party-Ahead-Of-Country Democrats under Sen. Reid, any attempt by the GOP-led House to impeach President Hussein would be nothing more than useless political theater akin to putting up barry-cades around national monuments and statuary in open-air parks that ordinarily are never closed to the public.

      Try again.

  • Truth Teller

    Add murderer and old sick thug Al – Libi to the list.
    He deserves to be treated as a cancer and removed from society just as his old ‘boss man” was removed.


  • nomoretraitors

    Going back to the same mistake we made in the ’90s. And we will get the same result as in ’01.

  • http://americandictators.blogspot.com/ WarriorClass III

    And Texas:

    San Antonio Police Chief General Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna William McManus threatens to arrest Texans at the Alamo for execising their constitutional rights:


  • John Davidson

    I think Mister Holder is a bigger threat to us than even Obama. No one is paying enough attention to what he is doing to constitutional law and the ramifications that follows. Remember, it is suppose to be unlawful to counterfeit money.

  • ylem

    Obama is doing this out of disrespect to NYers and 9-11 victims but his main reason is to draw attention away from the economy and all his Impeachable offenses.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Bottom line –
    Obama Does not believe Radical Islam is the enemy.
    Does not believe Radical Islam declared War on America.

    Obama believes thousands of Americans who have been killed
    or wounded on the streets of America by Radical Islam in the past 12 years+
    is just one of those things.

    The Radical Muslim Terrorist picked up for the killing of Americans in foreign theater or the streets of America are treated as if they robbed a 7/11.

    This Terrorist will stand trial a couple of blocks from where my great great grandfather had his business
    This is a slap in the face to New Yorkers and all Americans in general.

    • vulgar_imposter

      Osama Bin Laden would beg to differ.

      • defcon 4

        How do you know? Have you been consorting w/Djinns? Practicing sorcery?

  • Diversity Fatigue

    Put the Koran down, Obama. Just put it down.

  • defcon 4

    Maybe the zero can make Abu Anas al-Libi a presidential advisor. Or perhaps Columbia can offer him a faculty position in multicultural divershiti.

  • Space Cowboy

    Obama’s jihad denial promises to turn the trial of Abu al-Libi into a circus.

    Speaking of jihad denial, Daniel Greenfield is pretty good at it too.

  • Dyer’s Eve

    Obama is the Third Antichrist.

  • Clare

    BO/BS is Saruman. Who is Sauron?