Muslim Radicalization Gains Momentum in US: Analysts


For years myself and many others have been saying to look to the UK to see what is coming our way in regards to Islam. Unfortunately not enough of the country was listening. While the voices against Islam are on the rise here, we need more Americans to face the reality that Islam destroys from within and we are quickly heading down the same road as the UK. It should of never been allowed to be practiced here in the first place.

Muslim radicalization gains momentum in US: analysts
By Jim Mannion

WASHINGTON — Long-feared by US intelligence, Muslim radicalization is gaining momentum in the United States, hit by a spate of recent cases featuring youths recruited and trained overseas for jihad, analysts say.

The latest case — five US nationals arrested in Pakistan Wednesday on suspicion of plotting an attack — deepened concern that militant Islamist groups are successfully enlisting potential attackers inside the United States, much as they have in Britain.

“We also as a community realize there is a problem,” Nihad Awad told reporters in announcing that his organization, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), had steered worried parents of the five to the FBI.

He and others insisted the problem involved only a small minority of the Muslim community in the United States, but the implications remain disquieting because of how easily US nationals can move across borders or within the United States.

“We’ve known for several years that Al-Qaeda and its allies like Lashkar-e-Taiba have put a high priority on recruiting assets in the Pakistani communities in the United States, and the United Kingdom, the rest of the world,” said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official.

Riedel, who led a White House review of US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier this year, said a recruit with a US, British or Canadian passport is “a gold mine for them.”

“Put it this way: they know that 15 young Saudi males are not going to get into the United States on one-way visas to do flight training,” he told AFP.

“What they need are people who are not going to arouse any suspicion when they arrive at JFK, or LAX or Washington-Dulles (airports). It’s a high priority for them.”

The US intelligence community warned in a 2007 assessment that the spread of radical Internet websites and a growing number of “self-generating” cells in Western countries “indicate that the radical and violent segment of the West’s Muslim population is expanding, including in the United States.”

But it noted that the “internal Muslim terrorist threat is not likely to be as severe as it is in Europe.”

In the past year alone, however, there have been a dozen cases in the United States involving jihadist plots, attacks and other incidents, some involving homegrown radicals but others with direct links to extremist groups in Pakistan and Somalia.

David Headley, the son of a Pakistani diplomat and an American woman, was charged this week for acting as a scout for the Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Taiba in the Mumbai attacks last year, and plotting to target a Danish newspaper for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan immigrant, was arrested September 20 on charges of plotting a bombing spree in New York amid allegations he received explosives training in Pakistan.

Fourteen Somali-American youths were charged in Minnesota with conspiracy to support terrorism and other offenses after allegedly receiving military training in Somalia, and joining in a bitter civil war.

“We don’t know as much yet about the new case in Virginia, but it would appear to be another case where the radicalization process taking root among Americans of Pakistani, or Afghan or Somali origin,” said Riedel.

Some analysts say the United States has been slow to respond and still has little understanding of the scope and nature of the problem.

“Twelve warning signs is 12 too many,” said Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University in Washington.

“For too long, I think we may have been complacent in the United States, thinking this was a problem that occurred elsewhere and that it wasn’t a problem we really had to address in the US,” he added, acknowledging it was difficult to determine the extent of the development.

Rick Nelson, a retired naval officer who served with the National Counterterrorism Center, said the rate of recruitment of US-based Muslims was unknown and pointed to the difficulty of tracking a trend that involves multiple groups with varying objectives.

“There’s absolutely active recruiting done by these groups because again these western individuals hold passports that allow them to travel between countries; it gives them the access, it gives them the new face for their terrorist and extremist ideologies,” he said.

“Certainly it’s almost a crown jewel in their extremist efforts.”

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ACLU Files Suit in Support of “Islam is of the Devil” Shirts

In a surprise move the usually anti-Christian ACLU has sided with the Dove World Outreach Center, as they continue to speak out against the threat of Islam. Will the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), now go after their ACLU buddies?

ACLU files suit over ‘Devil’ shirts
The lawsuit claims schools have been inconsistent in handling cases.
By Harriet Daniels
Staff writer

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal district court Monday on behalf of two families from Dove World Outreach Center whose children were not allowed to wear “Islam is of the Devil” T-shirts to Alachua County public schools.

The ACLU suit lists as plaintiffs Wayne Sapp and Stephanie Sapp, and Ludger and Heike Boecken, parents of students who were asked to cover up the T-shirts.

The T-shirt incidents prompted parents, including those of the Muslim faith, to speak at Alachua County School Board meetings, thanking administrators for their action.

Since the incidents, one child from each of the families filing the lawsuit has withdrawn from public school, citing infringement of their First Amendment rights.

The shirts bore the same message as that on a large sign posted in front of Dove World Outreach Center in the 5800 block of Northwest 37th Street, where the families are members.

The suit claims the Alachua County School District was inconsistent in handling the situations at each school, with some students being allowed to wear them with the back covered up while in other cases the shirts were banned altogether.

Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, said while the ACLU does not support the message on the T-shirts, the organization wants to protect freedom of speech in this case.

“I understand that the school district is trying to balance their legal obligations to both sides, but I think they did so incorrectly in this case,” Simon said.

Attorneys for the ACLU said at issue is whether school officials may lawfully permit what they consider to be “positive” messages about religion, faith or other matters while prohibiting what they consider to be “negative” messages about those same matters.

The messages printed on the front of the shirts – “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No on goes to the Father except through me,'” and “I stand in truth with Dove World Outreach Center” – was allowed by the school district.

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The ACLU wants the court to find the district’s policy regarding messages on clothing they find “offensive to others” as unconstitutional.

An award of nominal damages, not to exceed $20, is also listed in the complaint as well as litigation expenses and attorney’s fees.

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Ft. Hood Invites Controversial Muslim to Whitewash Islam~Video

I guess it was not bad enough that all of the warning signs about Hasan the Islamic terrorist at Fort Hood were ignored. So called military leaders were frozen in fear and did not discharge him, as not offending Islam was more important to them. Now they have to rub salt in the wound by bowing down to Islam even more.

Wait until you see the part about how they say that Muslim speaker Dr. Louay Safi was vetted. If they would have done a simple Google search, they would have known about this man. “Dr. Safi has served as Executive Director and Director of Research for the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).” For the record IIIT gave their stamp of approval to the Islamic Law book that I mention just below. Once again our military leaders have outdone themselves!

Did Dr. Safi tell the truth about jihad? Of course not.

From the Reliance of the Traveller, A classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law

From the Jihad Chapter
THE RULES OF WARFARE

o9.10 It is not permissible (A: in jihad) to kill women and children unless they are fighting against the Muslims.

I am pretty sure that the US military is fighting against Muslims, in at least four Islamic countries.

Hat tip to Pam.