Homegrown terrorism may be even closer than we feared.
A new report indicates that the FBI is aware of 22 Islamic “communes” inside the United States. These are allegedly run by a Pakistani group known as Jamaat al-Fuqra, through a more friendly sounding organization called “Muslims of the Americas” (MOA).
The locations are described by federal law enforcement as “communal living sites.” However, documents show that these sites provide paramilitary training and indoctrination to Islamic recruits — and they may bepreparing for jihad.
“The documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols members to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government,” stated a document that the Clarion Project said it obtained from the FBI.
“Members of the MOA are encouraged to travel to Pakistan to receive religious and military / terrorist training from Sheikh Gilani,” continued that document.
The Islamic organization’s own recruitment videos back this up.
In one titled “Soldiers of Allah,” a cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani boldly states, “We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America.”
Reports indicate that the training communes are known to be located in New York, California, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan and Tennessee.
They are typically in rural areas where they do not attract attention. Other sites are suspected to exist.
It appears that the federal government is well aware of the Islamic compounds but has decided not to do anything about them.
Pamela Geller, a journalist and author, told WND that she knows the reason.
“Probably they haven’t been raided because Jamaat al-Fuqra is not listed as a terrorist group by the U.S. government and because there is a great reluctance among government and law enforcement agencies across the board, no matter who is president, to appear to be anti-Muslim,” she stated.
That theory would definitely match recent statements by the Obama administration, which bends over backwards not to say “radical Islam” or face the reality of Islamic extremism.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune