Osama bin Laden worried about Muslim infighting, urged jihadists to focus on …

Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting.

Documents declassified on Wednesday shed new light on the mindset of Al-Qaeda’s founder, his debates over tactics, his anxiety over Western spying and his fixation with the group’s media image.

“The focus should be on killing and fighting the American people and their representatives,” Bin Laden wrote in one of the newly revealed documents.

The letter was among thousands of files found by US Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011 when they descended on Bin Laden’s hideout in the garrison town of Abbottabad and shot him dead.

US intelligence agencies have now declassified more than 100 of these documents taken from Bin Laden’s archive, after lawmakers ordered the move and critics accused the CIA of withholding material.

AFP was given exclusive access to the documents in advance of their release.

Jeff Anchukaitis, spokesman for the US Director of National Intelligence’s office, said the release of “a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid” was in keeping with President Barack Obama’s call for “increased transparency.”

It was also in accordance with a law obliging the spy agencies to review all the Bin Laden materials for possible release, he said

The documents are Central Intelligence Agency translations of the originals in English, and AFP had no way to independently verify the materials or the accuracy of the translation.

The release came shortly after US journalist Seymour Hersh alleged that Washington’s official account of the hunt for Bin Laden and the raid that led to his death was a lie.

But CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani said the declassification had been long planned and had not been intended as a response to Hersh’s report.

– Drones and heirs –

From the strategic and theological discussions to the mundane details of domestic funding and security measures, the documents show the man behind 9/11 preoccupied with once again attacking the West in a spectacular fashion.

Mindful of drone strikes taking out senior leaders, Bin Laden frequently refers to security headaches and advises against communicating by email.

He scolds his followers for gathering in large groups and frets about a microscopic bug being inserted in his wife’s clothes.

He lays out plans to groom a new cadre of leaders willing to risk the dangers of joining Al-Qaeda, and his associates discuss arrangements for smuggling Bin Laden’s favorite son and likely heir, Hamza, to Pakistan.

Citing domestic US public opposition to the Vietnam War, Bin Laden argues that the only way to alter US foreign policy is to “start striking America to force it to abandon these rulers and leave the Muslims alone.”

But the documents also highlight deep divisions among the militants over how to wage their terror campaign.

Bin Laden warns that conflict with regimes in the Middle East would distract the extremists from hitting hard at what as far as he is concerned is the real enemy — America.

“We should stop operations against the army and the police in all regions, especially Yemen,” he writes.

The correspondence reflects Bin Laden’s “worry that disunity within the global jihadist movement could spell its demise,” said a senior US intelligence analyst.

Bin Laden is stunned by the Arab uprisings that erupted across the region from 2010 and urges his deputies to seize the moment of “revolution” and rally Muslim youth.

– IS and Bin Laden –

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Iraq, which would later morph into the Islamic State group — and which now increasingly overshadows Al-Qaeda — also comes up in the documents.

Bin Laden and his then deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, receive a scathing rebuke in a letter from some Iraqi supporters, who demand they denounce the bloodletting in Iraq.

The Jihad and Reform Front warns Bin Laden that God will hold him to account “for blessing the work done by the Al-Qaeda in Iraq organization without disavowing the scandals that are committed in your name.”

“If you still can, then this is your last chance to remedy the Jihad breakdown that is about to take place in Iraq, that is mostly caused by your followers,” said the letter dated May 22, 2007.

Bin Laden writes of the need for large-scale terror operations, even though some of his deputies are finding it difficult to organize massive attacks as they try to avert drones overhead and US eavesdropping.

One document recently declassified in a terrorism trial in New York but not released on Wednesday quotes Abu Musab al-Suri, an Al-Qaeda veteran, who advocates going after smaller targets of opportunity as a more realistic approach, intelligence officials said.

“Bin Laden at the time of his death remained focused on large-scale operations while other Al-Qaeda leaders believed smaller operations, or inciting lone terrorist attacks, could succeed at bleeding the West economically,” the intelligence analyst said.

Bin Laden failed to win the argument. After his death, Al-Qaeda’s leadership called for lone-wolf attacks, and Suri’s idea of “individual jihad” has won out.

The IS group, which was officially excommunicated from Al-Qaeda, now controls vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria and its online propaganda has been blamed for inspiring attacks from Paris to the Dallas suburbs.

Article source: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/osama-bin-laden-worried-about-muslim-infighting-urged-jihadists-to-focus-on-killing-americans/

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Muslims decry double standards following bail of former congressional …

NEW YORK – Muslim organizations are voicing concerns  this week after a man who plotted to attack an Islamic community in New York State was released on bail without being charged with terrorism offenses. 

Community leaders have pointed to a double standard, not only in the legal consequences faced by Robert Doggart, a former congressional candidate from North Carolina, but also in what they say is scant media coverage of his plot to “utterly destroy” the town of Islamberg. 

Doggart, 63, was arrested by the FBI before he could carry out his plan of killing residents and firebombing a school and mosque in the small town of predominantly African-American Muslims, located 140 miles north of New York City. 

Islamberg residents along with representatives of the town’s founding organization, the Muslims of America (TMOA), decried the leniency of the charges leveled against Doggart and called for federal prosecutors to revisit the case.

“You cannot imagine the level of disruption Mr. Doggart’s threat has caused the families of Islamberg,” said Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, general counsel for TMOA, said in a news conference Monday, local media reported

Intercepted phone calls and social media posts revealed that Doggart had planned to attack Islamberg on April 15 with members of a private militia.

He also instructed his accomplices to carry AR-15 and M16 rifles to carry out the attack. “Those guys have to be killed,” he was recorded telling an FBI source in a phone call. “Their buildings need to be burnt down. If we can get in there and do that not losing a man, even the better.” 

Doggart  made an unsuccessful bid for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District seat in 2014.

He later pleaded guilty to a charge of interstate communication of threats and faces between zero and five years in prison. He was released to home confinement after posting a $30,000 bond. 

The plea agreement is an example of a legal double standard, according to Amatul-Wadud, who has called for a meeting with Department of Justice officials.

 ”Anybody who purports to be Muslim and acts inconsistently with the laws would certainly be charged with terrorism,” she said. “There should be no discrepancy in how the law is applied to Muslims versus someone who is not Muslim.”

This call has been echoed by other Muslim groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). “If a Muslim had planned to carry out such a religiously motivated deadly attack, he would certainly have been labeled a terrorist and charged accordingly,” said CAIR’s national communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, in a statement

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Ex-Congressional candidate Robert Doggart plotted massacre at Islamberg, NY

  • Robert Doggart pleaded guilty to interstate communication of threats and faces five years in prison
  • He allegedly plotted to attack the Muslim community with an M-4 assault rifle, Molotov cocktails, explosives and even a machete
  • Mentioned the school and mosque as two specific targets
  • Group Muslims of America that runs Islamberg issued a furious statement saying Doggart should face terrorism charges 
  • Islaberg is a community of 100 Muslims living in a private gated area of rural Upstate New York 

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Robert Doggart, 63, plotted to destroy the Muslim hamlet of Islamberg

Robert Doggart, 63, plotted to destroy the Muslim hamlet of Islamberg

A former right-wing Congressional candidate from Tennessee has admitted to plotting a horrific massacre to destroy the Muslim enclave of Islamberg in Upstate New York.

Robert Doggart, 63, from a town outside Chattanooga, believed that the residents of the 100-strong Islamic community were training to carry out a massive terrorist attack on US soil. 

The FBI says Doggart was planning to firebomb and burn down the mosque, school and other buildings in the town and to use an assault rifle, pistol and even a machete to killed anyone who resisted him, according to an investigation that began early this year.

Doggart ran for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional district seat in 2014 as a conservative independent. He preached ‘the protection of the American people, land, and our form of government by the professional military establishment’ and received about six percent of the vote, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. 

He faces five years in prison and was released on $30,000 bail after pleading guilty to a single count of interstate communication of threats. 

‘Those guys should to be killed. Their buildings need to be burnt down. If we can get in there and do that not losing a man, even the better,’ Doggart told an accomplice, according to a transcript of his wiretapped phone calls.

Doggart had allegedly begun stockpiling weapons and ammunition and reaching out to people across the country who shared his extremist views. 

The group behind Islamberg, a community of Muslims in Upstate New York, released this photo of school children after reports emerged that Doggart was specifically planning to attack the school

The group behind Islamberg, a community of Muslims in Upstate New York, released this photo of school children after reports emerged that Doggart was specifically planning to attack the school

Doggart won six percent of the vote running as an independent conservative for the US Congress in Tennessee last year

Doggart won six percent of the vote running as an independent conservative for the US Congress in Tennessee last year

He planned to use his M-4 assault rifle, a handgun, molotov cocktails and explosives in the assault on Islamberg. He specifically cited the school and the mosque as targets, according to federal court documents. 

Islamberg is a small community of Muslims founded in the 1980s in Upstate New York about 40 miles east of Binghamton. It has long been the source of conspiracy theories and rumors about terrorist conspiracies – though local law enforcement says there is no evidence to these.

The community, which operates on land owned by The Muslims of America, is wary of outside journalists. However, organizers there responded furiously to reports that Doggert was planning an attack. 

The group issued a photo children from the community’s school with a sign that read: ‘Why do you want to kill us Robert Doggart?’

The group expressed anger about the plea deal, claiming Doggart was getting off easy and not being prosecuted under anti-terrorism laws. 

Spokesman Muhammad Matthew Gardner said: ‘Doggart is an example of the results of unchecked and rampant Islamophobia which has spread lies for years about our peaceful community. This man plotted to mercilessly kill us, kill our children, and blow up our mosque and our school…

‘What other murderous plans do he and his private militia (also known as American Taliban) have and where are his accomplices? All would agree, if a Muslim did this, the perpetrator would be immediately identified as a terrorist then prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law… Therefore, we call on all branches of justice to see to it that this man is prosecuted for planning a heinous hate crime and terrorist act.’

ISLAMBERG: ISOLATED COLONY OF MUSLIMS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK DRAWS SCRUTINY, CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Islamberg is a small community of about 100 Muslims founded in 1980 by Mubarak Ali Gilani, a Pakistani Sheikh. 

The enclave sits on about 75 acres of rural woodland 150 miles from New York City. 

It was originally started by Muslims from the Big Apple who wanted to live by Islamic law.

The community, which lies on private land owned by group The Muslims of America, is guarded by gates and seldom lets in outsiders or journalists . 

Leaders insist the community is harmless and residents are interested only in living their lives peacefully. The community includes homes, a school, a mosque and a grocery store.

Fox News claims the community also has a firing range, where members regularly target practice. 

The community has become the source of several conspiracy theories – mostly involving claims that it’s a terrorist training camp, used by Islamists to plot attacks on US soil. Local law enforcement deny that there is any evidence of terrorist activity in Islamberg. 

There are at least two other similar enclaves founded by the same group – one in Virginia and one in South Carolina.  

The leader of the The Muslims of America has come under intense scrutiny over the years. Gilani has been described as a fundamentalist by the New York Times. Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was on his way to interview Gilani in Karachi when he was abducted and ultimately beheaded by al-Qaeda terrorists. Gilani was questioned in the case, but later cleared by the FBI.

Gilani has also been accused of involvement with Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a violent group of African-American Muslims operating in Pakistan. He has denied involvement with the organization.  


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NEAL: Why would you do that?



On May 9 the Paradise Post’s Editorial Board presented an insightful column extolling the benefits of defending our right of free speech – whether it’s conservative ideas we’re protecting or liberal ones – in light of the May 3 attack on a “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” in Garland, Texas. They also posed the question that “if it is possible to make one’s point without going out of the way to offend others, why not do so?”

Yeah. Why not?

Fellow Post columnist, Jim Chastain, followed up on May 13 with another astute piece pointing out that insults to Christianity over the years have not been met with violence from Christian protesters whereas perceived affronts to Islam or Muhammad have so frequently resulted in brutality and bloodshed.

Both Jim and the Editorial Board stole my thunder as I, too, wanted to address the contest in Garland and the response to it by Islamic militants. So, here I am, thunder-less, but jumping into the fray nonetheless.

Pamela Geller and her cohorts rightfully exercised their right of free speech by holding the cartoon contest. My question is: Why?

Are the people of Garland really so interested in viewing caricatures of the Prophet? Are the people of Garland, or Texas, or the United States unaware that such depictions are considered blasphemous and an insult to even moderate, mainstream Muslims? And finally, what is to be gained by deliberately offending and alienating millions of U.S. citizens?

Is it just because they can?

I also lay some blame at the feet of the American Muslim communities. If they felt so strongly against this cartoon contest, why weren’t they organizing rallies outside the venue letting people know how they felt? Why wasn’t there a letter-writing campaign to the local papers decrying such a pointless yet hurtful contest?

The Washington Post reported that when Ms. Geller, “… an outspoken opponent of radical Islam, sought to mock Muhammad … local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did.”

That was a mistake. Who didn’t suspect there would be a strong possibility of violence? Two people died and many more were put at risk.

***

There is a fruitful discussion going on about the fact that President Obama refuses to use the expression “Islamic terrorist.” I don’t see any benefit to dancing around the edges of this issue. If we were to read a headline that stated “TERRORISTS ATTACK DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES,” what percentage of Americans would first assume it was someone other than Islamic terrorists?

Fair or not, this is the world that Islamic terrorists have created. And millions of moderate Muslims here have done little to convince the rest of us they are not complicit with their silence or tepid disapproval.

Article source: http://www.paradisepost.com/opinion/20150519/neal-why-would-you-do-that

Coach Harbaugh to meet with Muslim students upset he defended ‘American …

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University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is set to meet with a contingent of Muslim students and others who are upset the coach tweeted his support of showing “American Sniper” on campus and declared he was proud of veteran Chris Kyle.

The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, has been described as a “private dialogue” in an email to The College Fix by campus spokesman Rick Fitzgerald.

When news of the meeting first spread to the campus community at large Tuesday morning via an email to several Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim and South Asian student groups, it was relayed that student organizers expected the coach to say he was sorry for offending them.

“In light of the American Sniper screening, several students requested a private meeting with football coach Jim Harbaugh in regards to his insensitive tweet,” stated the email, a copy of which was obtained by The College FixHarbaugh Tweet 2Harbaugh Tweet 2

“Vice President Royster has met this request and scheduled a meeting in which Coach Jim Harbaugh will be issuing a private apology,” student Lamees Mekkaoui, a leader of the campus organization Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, stated in the email. “I would really love to have anyone falling into these identities who felt impacted by Coach Harbaugh’s tweets present for support, especially because this meeting was requested by students.”

A few hours after Mekkaoui sent the email, it was retracted and replaced with a different message.

“I would like to make a correction in my email,” her second email stated. “I made the mistake of assuming that an apology would be issued. However, Coach Jim Harbaugh was simply invited to a private meeting with us in order to talk about the screening of American Sniper and get a dialogue going about how a university leader’s social media can impact campus climate. I take full responsibility for this assumption and I am very sorry for any confusion I may have caused.”

Those emailed the invitation include members of  Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, as well as Muslim, Hindu, Persian, Malaysian, Lebanese, Pakistani and Arab students.

Fitzgerald told The College Fix via email that “Coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to meet with U-M students only to hear their concerns.”

“This private dialogue was scheduled several weeks ago,” Fitzgerald added. “The student organizer mischaracterized the purpose of the meeting in her email to other students. Our understanding is that the student has sent a clarifying email. There will be no apology [from Harbaugh].”

On April 8, Harbaugh tweeted: “Michigan Football will watch ‘American Sniper’! Proud of Chris Kyle Proud to be an American if that offends anybody then so be it!” He sent it the same day news broke that the university canceled a screening of the film because it made some Muslim students on campus “feel unsafe.”

Harbaugh’s tweet, which has since been retweeted 32,000 times and favorited 38,000 times, has been credited by some for administrators’ decision to reschedule the movie. Officials reversed the call to cancel the film just hours after Harbaugh’s tweet, describing the original decision to ax it “a mistake.”

The blockbuster – the highest grossing film of 2014 – was eventually shown on campus at its original time and location, packed the multipurpose room, and garnered applause as credits rolled.

But apparently the controversy has not died down.

“Muslim students have almost categorically lost respect for Harbaugh after that tweet,” a Muslim student at the University of Michigan told The College Fix. The student asked to remain anonymous.

“The activists are always lobbying the administration for things like this, but in this case I have a feeling the administration is pulling Harbaugh’s hand,” the student said. “They don’t want the football program attracting controversy, I bet.”

Editor’s Note: The article has been updated to reflect the full scope of those invited to the meeting.

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Islamberg Attack Plot: Muslims Decry Robert Doggart Bail Release, Media …

Muslim organizations are voicing outrage this week after a man who plotted to attack an Islamic community in New York State was released on bail without being charged with terrorism offenses. Community leaders have pointed to a double standard, not only in the legal consequences faced by Robert Doggart, a former congressional candidate from North Carolina, but also in what they say is scant media coverage of his plot to “utterly destroy” the town of Islamberg.

Doggart, 63, was arrested by the FBI before he could carry out his plan of killing residents and firebombing a school and mosque in the small town of predominantly African-American Muslims, located 140 miles north of New York City. Islamberg residents along with representatives of the town’s founding organization, the Muslims of America (TMOA), decried the leniency of the charges leveled against Doggart and called for federal prosecutors to revisit the case.

“You cannot imagine the level of disruption Mr. Doggart’s threat has caused the families of Islamberg,” said Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, general counsel for TMOA, said in a news conference Monday, local media reported. “We believe that Mr. Doggart should be charged to the fullest extent with every charge that is applicable to his actions, including hate crimes and terrorism.”

Intercepted phone calls and social media posts revealed that Doggart had planned to attack Islamberg on April 15 with members of a private militia. “Our small group will soon be faced with the fight of our lives. We will offer those lives as collateral to prove our commitment to our God,” Doggart wrote in a post on Facebook, according to court documents. “We shall be Warriors who will inflict horrible numbers of casualties upon the enemies of our Nation and World Peace.”

He also instructed his accomplices to carry AR-15 and M16 rifles to carry out the attack. “Those guys have to be killed,” he was recorded telling an FBI source in a phone call. “Their buildings need to be burnt down. If we can get in there and do that not losing a man, even the better.” Doggart, who made an unsuccessful bid for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District seat in 2014, later pleaded guilty to a charge of interstate communication of threats and faces between zero and five years in prison. He was released to home confinement after posting a $30,000 bond.

The plea agreement is an example of a legal double standard, according to Amatul-Wadud, who has called for a meeting with Department of Justice officials. “Anybody who purports to be Muslim and acts inconsistently with the laws would certainly be charged with terrorism,” she said. “There should be no discrepancy in how the law is applied to Muslims versus someone who is not Muslim.”

This call has been echoed by other Muslim groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). “If a Muslim had planned to carry out such a religiously motivated deadly attack, he would certainly have been labeled a terrorist and charged accordingly,” said CAIR’s national communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, in a statement. “We ask the Obama administration to rescind the plea agreement, which – as it stands – could see this individual free in the community.”

Activists have also criticized media coverage of the plot as lacking and disproportionate to the level that would have been expected had Doggart not been a Christian. “It goes without saying that if Doggart had been Muslim and had planned to kill Christians in America, we would have seen wall-to-wall media coverage,” Arab American political comedian and writer Dean Obeidallah wrote in a commentary for the Daily Beast. “The FBI needs to publicize these types of arrests the same way as when they arrest a Muslim on similar charges. That sends a clear message that the U.S. government is taking these incidents seriously and that Muslim lives matter.”

Similar responses have also abounded on social media:

 

 

  

  

  

 

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A Terrorist Who Planned To Attack New York Has Just Been Released

Attack New York

On April 10, a religious fanatic from Tennessee was arrested for plotting to kill people and destroy a building in New York.

Although the 63-year-old man admitted to plotting the attack on American soil, he was recently released on bail.

He is clearly a terrorist but is not being labeled one – why? Where’s the outrage?

The answer is as simple as it is complicated: the terrorist was not a Muslim.

Robert R. Doggart is, instead, an ordained Christian minister in the Christian National Church. A former failed congressional candidate from Tennessee, this religious fundamentalist planned a violent attack on Islamberg, a Muslim area in the state of New York and destroy a mosque.

Read More: The Mainstream Media Is Not Interested In Non-Muslim Attackers

Doggart’s scheme came to the FBI’s attention after he made several incendiary comments on social media:

“Our small group will soon be faced with the fight of our lives. We will offer those lives as collateral to prove our commitment to our God.”  Doggart stated in one of his posts, according to reports. “We shall be Warriors who inflict horrible numbers of casualties upon the enemies of our Nation and World Peace.”

His vile intentions were also evident in a couple of calls intercepted by the authorities.

“Those guys [ought or have] to be killed. Their buildings need to be burnt down. If we can get in there and do that not losing a man, even the better,” Doggart allegedly told an accomplice on the phone.

In another he said, “If there’s a gunfight, well there’s a gun fight. And I do want to come home ’cause I love my family and I want to see my kids again. But I also understand that if it’s necessary to die then that’s a good way to die.”

Fortunately, before Doggart could carry out his threats, the FBI arrested him on April 10 – a day before he was to reach Islamberg. He was charged with intentionally defacing, damaging, or destroying any religious property or attempting to do so, violating civil rights and making threats through interstate communications, according to Heavy.com.

Astonishingly though, the man was not accused of committing any terrorism-related crimes.

On April 24, 2015, Doggart plead guilty to one count of making threats via interstate for which he will be fined up to $250,000 and could end up serving five years in prison (the judge’s approval is pending).

He was later released after posting a $30,000 bond while he awaits sentencing.

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Attack New York

The court’s leniency with Doggart has triggered outcry among Muslim Americans – and perhaps rightly so.

In a press release, the Muslims of America stated that Doggart’s case is an example of the, “unchecked and rampant Islamophobia which has spread lies for years about our peaceful community.”

Public relations director with the group, Muhammad Matthew Gardner, said of the incident:

“In the same set of circumstances, our community would be facing unprecedented aggression and prosecution with labels of terrorism.”

Despite evidence that his intention to harm a community was religiously motivated, Doggart was not been labeled a terrorist. In fact, contrary to the usual procedure, neither the FBI nor the U.S. Attorney’s office put out a press release about Doggart’s arrest, as Dean Obeidallah of the Daily Beast noted.

There was no crazed minute-by-minute commentary by Fox News or CNN. No leaders were asked to apologize for Doggart’s actions. The government didn’t come up with any xenophobic laws buried in the façade of counterterrorism measures.

Why?

It’s because in the West, thanks to the stereotypes perpetuated by news channels and movies, it’s only Muslims who are portrayed as violent religious fanatics bombing other communities. Whenever a Muslim commits an atrocity anywhere in the world against non-Muslims, Islam is held responsible. However, when the roles are reversed, religion – or even atheism, as we saw in the Chapel shooting case in February – is rarely ever bring into the debate.

It’s high time these shameful double-standards often practiced by the mainstream media, government officials and law enforcement authorities were shunned. Otherwise, it would result in further marginalization of a community already misunderstood by the entire world.

Read More: What If The Chapel Hill Shooter Was Muslim?

Article source: http://www.carbonated.tv/news/robert-doggart-terrorist-attack-islamberg-new-york-muslims-released

Four Muslims in the US caught promoting terrorism

A messianic Jewish leader says the recent arrest of four Muslims attempting to smuggle weapons illustrates the consequences of Islamic immigration into the United States.

Recently, four relatives were charged in Iowa with conspiring to smuggle guns and ammunition to Lebanon by hiding them with equipment exports and supplies for Syrian refugees.

Two of the suspects were from Lebanon, one from Kuwait, and the fourth was American born but had made lengthy visits to Lebanon. All four live in Cedar Rapids, where they were arrested as local, state and federal officers executed search warrants in the city.

According to a criminal complaint, federal agents intercepted cargo containers in March and again this month that were bound for Beirut, Lebanon, carrying a total of 152 firearms and 16,000 rounds of ammunition.

Jan Markell is founder and director of Minnesota-based Olive Tree Ministries. She says this kind of activity is quite prevalent in her area.

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“In the Twin Cities, in Minnesota, officials are continually picking up Somalis who have been recruiters or have been recruited for terrorism, one or the other,” she says. “In some cases they’ve been caught on the way to the Middle East and they’ve come from this part of the country. They’re playing with fire here.”

Markell says it is only matter of time before the problem becomes apparent to all.

“When this stuff explodes in our faces, which it’s going to do, it’s just a matter of time, and then it’s going to be too late,” she says. “I think its liberalism run amok.”

Markell says all Americans need to be concerned when this kind of activity goes on in a place like Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the heartland of America.

Popular author and commentator Charles Krauthammer says in just over two years as secretary of state, John Kerry has achieved a truly astonishing record of failures and defeats.

Article source: http://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2015/05/18/four-muslims-in-the-us-caught-promoting-terrorism