A Couple of Random Thoughts on Islamic Jihad

1. There are now reports that as many as 800 French Muslims are fighting with the Islamic State. This figure is added to an estimate of 300 from the US, 500 from the UK, 400 from Germany, 150 from Australia and 130 from Austria. There is a report of 22 from one mosque in Denmark alone. Estimates indicate that fully 10% of IS fighters are Turks, which would put the number at 2,000.

Little Tunisia says that 1,300 of its citizens are fighting with IS. There are of course known Chechans, Malaysians and Indonesians fighting for IS (a mosque in Indonesia was distributing IS recruiting literature).

And let’s not forget that Boko Haram, Abu Sayyaf and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have all pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

This isn’t happening spontaneously. All of these Jihadis didn’t just all of a sudden visit a web site and decide to drop everything and head to Iraq and Syria.

There is an Islamic Underground in the West that was activated to get recruits and support for IS, a 5th Column. It is efficient and robust, because Muslims by the thousands have answered this call to head to an area many couldn’t find on a map to participate in Jihad.

Moreover, the way that the Obama administration and the US State Department keep referring to IS as a “regional” problem is positively maddening and frightening. It is nothing of the such and denying the Islamic State’s global reach is no small matter.

2. de Tocqueville compares Islam to Christianity:

From Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840.

“Mahommed professed to derive from Heaven, and he has inserted in the Koran, not only a body of religious doctrines, but political maxims, civil and criminal laws, and theories of science. The gospel, on the contrary, only speaks of the general relations of men to God and to each other — beyond which it inculcates and imposes no point of faith. This alone, besides a thousand other reasons, would suffice to prove that the former of these religions will never long predominate in a cultivated and democratic age, whilst the latter is destined to retain its sway at these as at all other periods.”

de Tocqueville nailed Islam way back in 1840. The question is, will his prediction of the outcome prove correct? Or will Western weakness and recalcitrance result in an outcome tragically different from what he forecast?

Alex de Tocqueville

Alex de Tocqueville

 

This is What National Security Malpractice Looks Like: FBI Ignores Domestic Jihad Threat

Bill Gertz has an article over on the Washington Free Beacon about a new FBI Domestic Threat Assessment.

The 60-page report makes absolutely no mention of the threat from Jihadists or Islamic terrorism, which are, in fact the primary domestic terror threats, no matter what the “Famous But Incompetent” boys and girls would have us believe.

Here is a link to Gertz’s article with lots of good quotes from true expert John Guandolo:

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/fbi-national-domestic-threat-assessment-omits-islamist-terrorism/

And here are a few links to prior TTB posts over the years detailing the domestic Jihadi threat that the Famous But Incompetent folks now essentially say does not exist:

 

Two North Carolina Muslim Converts Arrested on Terrorism Charges

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2014/03/22/two-north-carolina-muslim-converts-arrested-on-terrorism-charges/

INSANITY: Why does Judge Daniel Martin still have a job? ( Judge OKs release Illinois man charged with terror)

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2013/05/02/insanity-why-does-judge-daniel-martin-still-have-a-job-judge-oks-release-illinois-man-charged-with-terror/

Islam, Muslims, Violent Jihad and Shariah

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2013/04/20/islam-muslims-violent-jihad-and-shariah/

What is it with L.A. (Lower Alabama) and Jihad?

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/12/21/what-is-it-with-l-a-lower-alabama-and-jihad/

ANOTHER COVER UP? More on the Arizona Jihadi, Abdullatif Aldosary

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/12/07/another-cover-up-more-on-the-arizona-jihadi-abdullatif-aldosary/

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD: The Arizona Jihadi the Media and Our Bureaucratized Counterterrorism Apparatus Doesn’t Want You to Know About

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/12/05/for-crying-out-loud-the-arizona-jihadi-the-media-and-our-bureaucratized-counterterrorism-apparatus-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about/

More Jihadis in Florida

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/12/04/more-jihadis-in-florida/

Some little known facts about the views of Muslims in America

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/10/17/some-little-known-facts-about-the-views-of-muslims-in-america/

Contingencies for possible Hezbollah attacks inside the U.S.

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/03/31/contingencies-for-possible-hezbollah-attacks-inside-the-u-s/

RIDICULOUS Prison Sentences for Chicago Al Qaeda Members

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2010/07/15/ridiculous-prison-sentences-for-chicago-al-qaeda-members/

18 American Jihadist Terrorists

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2010/07/07/18-american-jihadist-terrorists/

NY Daily News Editorial: The threat keeps growing: List of terrorists in our midst gets longer and longer

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2010/05/02/ny-daily-news-editorial-the-threat-keeps-growing-list-of-terrorists-in-our-midst-gets-longer-and-longer/

U.S. Computer Engineer and Accountant Charged With Helping Al Qaeda

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2010/05/02/u-s-computer-engineer-and-accountant-charged-with-helping-al-qaeda/

GOOD GRIEF: CAIR and Muslim “Leaders” Urge Leniency for 5 American Jihadis Caught in Pakistan

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2009/12/20/good-grief-cair-and-muslim-leaders-urge-leniency-for-5-american-jihadis-caught-in-pakistan/

A Year of Jihad in America (December 2008 to December 2009)

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2009/11/29/a-year-of-jihad-in-america-december-2008-to-december-2009/

Purple Hearts for the Two Soldiers Shot by the Little Rock Jihadist?

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2009/06/06/purple-hearts-for-the-two-soldiers-shot-by-the-little-rock-jihadist/

 

 

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Republican Friend in Michigan

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Michigan GOP Governor Rick Snyder is slated to speak at the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention. Jimmy Carter is delivering the keynote, which should tell us what the tone of the convention will be:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Religion/2014/08/23/President-Jimmy-Carter-to-be-keynote-speaker-at-Muslim-convention.html

In 2011, Snyder spoke at an event sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR):

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20110323/POLITICS02/103230392/1022/Census-shows-Michigan-needs-immigrants–Snyder-says

Both CAIR and ISNA were unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorism financing prosecution in US history, the U.S. v the Holy Land Foundation, in which the defendants were convicted on all counts.

Both CAIR and ISNA were identified as Muslim Brotherhood organizations in captured documents submitted into
evidence by the prosecution and stipulated to by the defense team.

Snyder was cautioned about Muslim Brotherhood influence operations after his speech at the CAIR event.

He can no longer plead ignorance.

HOLTON: The Enemy Knows We’re In A World War, But We Don’t

Excerpt and LINK from my guest article in The Hayride…

The Islamic State is not simply an Iraqi problem or a Syrian problem. IS has metastasized into a worldwide organization with 20,000 recruits from Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, the U.S., Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Germany. Even worse, Jihadists from Boko Haram in Nigeria, Abu Sayyef in the Philippines, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Northwest Africa and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from Yemen have all pledged allegiance to IS.

There can no longer be any doubt that the global Islamic insurgency that some have been warning about for some time, amounts to a world war. Nevertheless, policymakers here in the U.S. continue to ignore or deny this reality.

Over the period of a generation, the West has allowed itself to be thoroughly infiltrated by a savage and barbaric belief system. This is evidenced by the global base of recruitment that the Islamic State has been able to take advantage of and the numerous public displays of support for IS in the West.

http://thehayride.com/2014/08/holton-the-enemy-knows-were-in-a-world-war-but-we-dont/

 

 

Denial from the Obama Administration and the American Left on the Islamic State Threat

By Christopher Holton

Stupidity and cowardice is latent in the DNA of the American Left when it comes to the threat from Jihad.. In a recent article in The Hill, it is clear that the administration refuses to acknowledge the terror threat to the US posed by ISIS/ISIL/IS.This is part of a long-standing pattern of denial to make Obama appear triumphant, particularly since the death of Bin Laden, but also before. The denial of the Jihadi connections and intentions of the Fort Hood and Little Rock shooters are examples as well…

“We have said if there is a counterterrorism target that involves potential plotting against the United States, we always reserve the right to act,” said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, said on MSNBC on Friday. 

“That would be separate, though, from the two missions that the president authorized yesterday,” he said. 

If you’re having a tough time deciphering that statement by Ben Rhodes, you’re not alone.

At what point can we depend on our bureaucratized counter terror apparatus to warn us of a terrorism “plot” prompting us to “act?” After all, back in January, Obama himself dismissed this threat as the “jayvee.” One gets the impression from that incredible statement (which should echo in everyone’s ears for the remainder of Obama’s term) that the “intelligence community” whiffed yet again on getting a read on the threat from Jihad.

It is instructive to note that ISIS/ISIL/IS is still not listed among the US State Department’s designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations:

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm

Check out THIS quote from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.):

“When we bomb ISIS, which is a horrible group, we have to realize that we are heading down the path of choosing sides in an ancient religious and sectarian war inside Iraq,”

ISIS is already targeting Christians. They haven’t targeted Jews because there are no Jews to target–yet. America is a nation with predominantly Judeo-Christian values. ISIS has overtly threatened the US homeland. Does the moron McGovern think that we should not take seriously the threats from a Jihadist terrorist group that is already committing genocide?

When exactly would it be appropriate for the US to act? After 3000 Americans lay dead?

Moreover, McGovern demonstrates a profound ignorance of the ISIS/ISIL/IS organization. The organization is not made up chiefly of Iraqis trying to overthrow the Iraqi government. No, it is made up of Jihadis from around the world, including Westerners (US, UK, Spain, The Netherlands, France to name a few), Syrians, Turks (said to make up 10%), Iraqis, Saudis, Indonesians and, most recently, Filipinos.

This isn’t about a sectarian war inside Iraq. This is about a large Jihadist organization of global reach hell-bent for leather on committing genocide–and one that has expressly threatened the USA to boot.

We don’t need folks like McGovern in Congress in a time of war and, make no mistake about it, the war is still raging. Just because Obama wants to quit does’t mean the war will end.

It should also be pointed out that this same Left-wing crowd is the gang who are in a race to disarm America unilaterally–starting with the very troops needed to fight against organizations like ISIS/ISIL/IS–in an apparent effort to prevent us from being able to deal with threats overseas. (They have their useful idiots on the Right too, chiefly the Pauls and their fellow travelers.)

The country is not being run by responsible adults. The Obama regime is populated by amateurs from top to bottom and its most reliable allies in Congress refuse to recognize the severe threat to Western Civilization posed by ISIS/ISIL/IS. This will not end well…

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/214752-left-frets-over-mission-creep-in-iraq#ixzz39tojI1yr

 

Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Working Toward Same Goal As ISIS

There is a great deal of confusion about the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the global jihadist insurgency.

The best way to describe the MB’s role is to say that it is the political wing of the insurgency and groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda, HAMAS and others are the military wing of that insurgency.

In terms of their goals, they are the same.

ISIS has established an Islamic state in parts of Iraq and Syria. Al Qaeda seeks to to the same globally and regionally (in the Arabian peninsula and the Maghreb for instance). HAMAS seeks to replace Israel with an Islamic state. It goes without saying that these Islamic states are to be ruled under Shariah.

The Muslim Brotherhood has the same goal: the establishment of Islamic states ruled by Shariah, culminating in the (impossible) dream of a worldwide caliphate.

If you want evidence of this, just view the recent screen capture from the Muslim Brotherhood’s official web site.

The main headline reflects that the MB seeks to overthrow the regime in Syria–the same goal as ISIS.

Further down, a smaller headline expresses support for Jihadists fighting the regime in Yemen.

 

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The ISIS Threat is Greater Than You Realize

ISIS has been allowed to metastasize. It is now operating in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. There are reports it is operating in Libya. Aby Sayyaf in the Philippines has pledged allegiance to ISIS. ISIS has recruits from the US, the UK, Western Europe and just about every Islamic nation on the globe–some 20,000 fighters by some estimates. There have been demonstrations in support of ISIS in The Netherlands, Austria and Indonesia. ISIS leaders have promised to “see us in New York.”

Sooner or later, we will have to fight ISIS, whether we want to or not. We are squarely in their sights. The longer we wait, the more difficult the task will become. I have zero confidence that Obama will recognize these facts. He is in the process of hollowing out the US military precisely to prevent such operations, not just in his regime, but in future presidential administrations as well. We are in far deeper trouble than even most conservatives realize.

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Abu Sayyaf Joins the Islamic State

At what point does Obama’s so-called “jayvee” become enough of a threat to mobilize action to put them down?

 

Some Facts and Notes About The Situation on the Border: From the Jihadi Threat Perspective

 

By Christopher Holton

• Hezbollah has a major presence in North, Central and South America.

 

• Hezbollah is embedded in the Lebanese Muslim community in the US and enjoys protection from a neighborhood watch-type program that serves as a countersurveillance and counterintelligence operation. They also are embedded in multiple Shia mosques, some of which are directly tied to the Iranian regime.

 

• In 2003, then-CIA director George Tenet testified before Congress that 12 Hezbollah cells has been identified as operating in the US conducting surveillance.

 

• A Congressional Research Service report published in 2011 indicated that Hezbollah was present in 15 US cities, including Houston and Nashville.

 

• Hezbollah’s activities in the US primarily center around drug trafficking and criminal schemes and scams.

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• In Operation Smokescreen from 1995-2002, a Hezbollah cell in North Carolina that was bootlegging cigarettes to raise money was broken up. This was detailed in the excellent book, “Lightning Out of Lebanon.”

 

• In Operation Tobacco Road, 16 Muslim in the US were indicted for trafficking bootleg cigarettes in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. The proceeds are believed to have gone to Hezbollah and/or HAMAS.

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• In 2011, 70 car dealerships in Florida and elsewhere were uncovered laundering cars for sale in West Africa to raise money for Hezbollah.

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• Hezbollah has two major networks operating in Latin America:

 

1. The Hojjat al-Eslam Mohsen Rabbani Network
2. The Ghazi Atef Salameh Nassereddine Network

 

• Rabbani is an Iranian diplomatic official who was formerly the cultural attache’ to Argentina when Hezbollah attacked two Jewish targets there in 1992 and 1994. He is wanted on an Interpol Red Notice.

Hojjat al-Eslam Mohsen Rabbani

Hojjat al-Eslam Mohsen Rabbani

 

• Nassereddine was born in Lebanon, became a Venezuelan citizen in 2000-2001 and became Venezuela’s number 2 diplomat to Syria.

Ghazi Atef Salameh Nassereddine

Ghazi Atef Salameh Nassereddine

 

• Hezbollah’s Rabbani network operates in Brazil and Venezuela and is linked to the Sinaloa Cartel and has been identified as operating cocaine labs and providing security for drug operations.

 

The Southern Border of the US

The Southern Border of the US

 

• Former DEA Operations Chief, Michael Braun, has testified about Hezbollah’s extensive operations in Latin America:

 

–Hezbollah has exploited America’s porous southern border for years.

 

–Hezbollah has close relations with Mexican cartels.

 

• Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman detailed Hezbollah’s Latin American operations in his indictment of Iranian officials for the 1992 and 1994 Buenos Aires bombings:

 

–9 Latin American countries have Hezbollah deeply embedded.

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–The origin of Hezbollah’s presence in Latin America was the heavy emigration out of Lebanon from 1975-1990.

 

–Hezbollah initially set up operations in the lawless “Tri-border” area where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay come together.

The lawless "Tri-Border Area" in South America

The lawless “Tri-Border Area” in South America

 

• Hezbollah has a particularly heavy presence in Venezuela, especially on Margarita Island, where Hezbollah operates a training camp and has banking assets.

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• Hezbollah operates in Mexico and has relations with the Los Zetas cartel.

 

• In Mexico, Hezbollah’s operations include drug and human trafficking and providing explosives and tunneling training for the cartels. Hezbollah originally provided explosives training to Al Qaeda in Sudan in the 1990s and they have extensive experience in tunneling operations on the Lebanon-Israel border.

 

Hezbollah tunnel

Hezbollah tunnel

 

• In July 2010, acting on intelligence provided by the US, Mexican authorities arrested a Hezbollah operative in Tijuana.

 

• The two main north-south routes for Hezbollah trafficking operations are I-35 and Highway 59.

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US Highway 59

US Highway 59

 

• US LE and Border Patrol have reported an increase in detainees with Farsi language tattoos and Hezbollah imagery on tattoos in recent years.

Source: fortressoffaith.org

Source: fortressoffaith.org

 

• It has become increasingly common for Muslims in Mexico to change their Islamic surnames to Hispanic sounding names to facilitate moving across the border. Apologists claim this is simply to avoid discrimination. 

 

• Cartels have been involved in trafficking Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab and Hezbollah operatives into the US.

 

• From 2008-2010, an estimated 180,000 OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) were believed to have crossed the border illegaly.

 

• In that same period, 1,918 “Special Interest” OTMs were apprehended on the border. “Special Interest” means they originated from nations of terrorism concern, such as Middle Eastern Islamic nations.

 

• In January 2011, a Farsi language book was found on the border in Arizona. It was named “In Memory of Our Martyrs.” It was an anthology of Jihadis killed in martyrdom operations.

English language translation of "In Memory of Our Martyrs" published by Iran's Qods Force and available on Amazon in the UK

English language translation of “In Memory of Our Martyrs” published by Iran’s Qods Force and available on Amazon in the UK

 

• In April 2005, then-FBI director Robert Mueller reported that Hezbollah was involved in human trafficking on the southern border.

 

• In July of 2012, six Special Interest aliens from Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen were arrested in Laredo, TX. Each had 60,000 Iraqi dinars.

 

Information on general enforcement conditions on the Mexican border:

 

• There are constraints on border control. The Border Patrol is forbidden from patrolling on federal land. The Border Patrol reports receiving instructions to avoid detaining and processing illegal aliens.

 

• The majority of border crossers are NOT economic immigrants.

 

• Cartels are buying real estate on both sides of the border to set up staging areas and camps.

 

• The cartels employ high-tech comm gear superior to that in the hands of US LE.

 

• Cartels and coyotes employ scouts and snipers on the high ground along trafficking routes.

 

• The Mexican army has in fact provided surveillance and cover fire FOR traffickers on more than one occasion.

 

• Arizona ranchers are afraid to use their cell phones in the open because cartel snipers might think they are calling in reports to LE and kill them. Even US LE are careful about using comm gear in the open on the southern border. It is believed that the cartels have snipers and scouts in the high ground all the way to Phoenix.

 

• In 2010, an indictment in San Antonio involved the human smuggling of 100 or more Al Shabaab members from Somalia.

In short, the border is not secure, not at all. Any politician that says otherwise is LYING. In significant portions of the border, for much of the day/night, the border is completely controlled by cartels who have known ties to Jihadis, such as Hezbollah.

 

American Jihadists Starting to Return from War in Syria

American Jihadist in Syria

American Jihadist in Syria

One characteristic of the 1980s insurgency waged against the Soviet Army in Afghanistan was the fact that Jihadis from around the Islamic world gravitated there and then made their way back to their native countries, where they often continued to wage Jihad.

We’re now seeing the same phenomenon in Syria. The difference today is that more of the Jihadis are from Western nations, including America.

In other words, bloodthirsty Jihadis with combat training and experience gained in Syria are walking the streets of America.

U.S. intelligence reports estimate that as many as 100 American Jihadis went to war in Syria. As many as a dozen have already made their way home and have disappeared into the American landscape, out of view of US intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

The problem is even bigger for other Western nations. It is believed that some 3,000 Jihadis from Western non-Muslim nations fought in Syria.

It seems that, while the NSA has the ability to mine our cell phone records, they don’t seem capable of keeping track of American Jihadis traveling to and from a war zone where they will gain lethal skills that threaten American lives…

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/20/exclusive-more-than-100-americans-are-waging-jihad-in-syria-u-s-intelligence-says.html

 

 

 

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