Monthly Archives: November 2009

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

There is mounting evidence that the global Jihadist insurgency is fully entrenched in the USA.

After the Fort Hood massacre news services seem divided between those hell-bent-for-leather on denying that it was a case of anything other than a persecuted loner “snapping” and those who proclaimed it the first “terrorist” attack on US soil since September 11th.

Both were wrong.

As we mentioned in our last posting, Fort Hood was an act of Jihad and that’s really all that matters:

http://terrortrendsbulletin.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/fort-hood-was-it-terrorism-the-wrong-question-its-all-jihad/

Fort Hood it was hardly the first act of Jihad on US soil since September 11th. A few examples come to mind:

• The Anthrax Attacks (Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I do NOT buy the official line on these attacks, but that’s a posting for another time and place.)

• The DC “Sniper” Shootings (There is a great deal of evidence that John MOHAMMED carried out these attacks in the name of Allah.)

• The LAX Shooting at the El Al Ticket Counter

Note that it makes little difference if the perpetrators are members of a previously known terrorist organization (such as Al Qaeda) or were lone actors. Actually, it DOES make a difference. It is difficult to combat a shadowy organization like Al Qaeda, but it is far more difficult to combat lone wolf actors. Al Qaeda may be difficult to infiltrate and gather intelligence on, but how do we “infiltrate” a lone Jihadist?

This is symptomatic of a revolutionary Jihadist subculture metastasizing within the American Muslim community, especially within its mosques and organizations. This revolutionary subculture has produced an atmosphere in which Muslims are inspired to act violently. This is a very dangerous and volatile situation.

Over the last 12 months alone, we have been provided with a stack of evidence of the Jihadist insurgency inside America. Americans have largely ignored this evidence, or at least failed to “connect the dots.” Seemingly completely unrelated cases do in fact have common threads: they are acts of Jihad.

I decided to go back and research examples of Jihad in America over the last 12 months, roughly 1 December 2008 to 1 December 2009. Using the following sources, as well as Google, I have compiled this list of incidents, cases, actions, statements and plots which point to a Jihadist insurgency in our midst (Keep in mind that insurgencies are 80% civilizational/political and 20% violent/militant.):

Militant Islam Monitor

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/

Jihad Watch

http://www.jihadwatch.org/

Counterterrorism Blog

http://counterterrorismblog.org/

NEFA Foundation

http://www.nefafoundation.org

The Investigative Project on Terrorism

http://www.investigativeproject.org

Shariah Finance Watch

http://www.investigativeproject

Free Republic

http://www.freerepublic.com

The list is compiled in reverse chronological order, meaning that the most recent items are listed first. We no doubt left out some cases. If any readers know of any cases that we left out, please comment and we will amend this posting. We think that all of these cases and incidents brought together on a single listing will prompt most readers to conclude that the magnitude of the threat we face inside the USA is greater than they previously believed.

NOVEMBER 2009

Ten Indicted in Philadelphia in Case Involving Material Support for Jihadist Terrorist Group Hezbollah

http://philadelphia.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/ph112409.htm

Terrorism Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against 8 Somali Members of Jihadist Terrorist Group al-Shabaab

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/mp112309.htm

Feds in New York Move to Seize Assets of Iran-tied Alavi Foundation

http://www.shariahfinancewatch.org/blog/2009/11/13/feds-move-to-seize-new-york-skyscraper-mosques-in-crackdown-on-iran-bank-melli-worlds-number-1-shariah-compliant-bank/

Nidal Malik Hasan Kills 13, Wounds 20 In Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood, Texas

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/fort-hood-shooting-army-doctor-leaves-12-dead/story?id=9007938

OCTOBER 2009

US Jails Al Qaeda Sleeper Agent (Ali al-Marri was previously held in brig at Charleston, SC Naval Station)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8333133.stm

Two Chicago Men Charged in Jihadist Terrorist Plot in Denmark

http://chicago.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/cg102709.htm

Eleven Members of Jihadist Group Arrested in Detroit; Imam Killed in Shootout with FBI (Luqman Ameen Abdullah Shot and Killed FBI Dog During Arrest)

http://detroit.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/de102809.htm

Boston Muslim Charged in Plot to Kill Shoppers, Troops

http://terrortrendsbulletin.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/boston-muslim-accused-of-plot-to-kill-shoppers-troops/

Three Ohio Residents Sentenced in Plot to Commit Terrorist Acts Against Americans Overseas

http://cleveland.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/cl102209.htm

Massachusetts Man Charged With Conspiracy to Provide Material Support for Terrorists

http://boston.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/bs102109a.htm

University of California-Irvine Files Complaint with Feds that Muslim Student Union Raised Money for Jihadist Terrorist organization HAMAS

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/4119

SEPTEMBER 2009

Najibullah Zazi of Colorado Indicted in New York for Conspiracy to Use Explosives Against Persons or Property (Zazi had contact with Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan)

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/4116

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/September/09-ag-1017.html

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/qns_qaeda_plotted_backpack_bombs_cBsiSRURqx71SFgx9xkL5L

Illinois Jihadist Arrested in Plot to Bomb Illinois Federal Building

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2447383520090924

Jordanian Muslim Arrested After Placing Inactive Bomb in Dallas High-Rise

http://dallas.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/dl092409.htm

Lebanese-born Swede Sentenced to Life in Prison for Oregon Terrorist Training Camp Plot

http://www.scribd.com/doc/20218721/Oussama-Abdullah-Kassir-Court-Sentencing

Three British Muslims Convicted In Plot to Bomb Airliners Bound for America (Plot could have killed 10,000)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8242238.stm

Apostate from Islam, Rifqa Bary, Flees Family After Her Father Threatens Her

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/4072

AUGUST 2009

Member of Prison Islamist Group Sentenced to 70 Months for Plot to Kill Jews, Attack Military Bases

http://www.ocregister.com/news/samana-168436-months-carney.html

Atlanta Muslim, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, Convicted of Supporting Foreign Terrorist Organization (Supported Lashkar-e-Tayyiba which carried out Mumbai attack)

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/August/09-nsd-790.html

German Jihadists Describe Hatred of US as Reason for Terror Plot

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,642047,00.html

Yemeni Sheikh Pleads Guilty to Aiding HAMAS in New York Court

http://www.adl.org/main_Terrorism/tnews_yemeni_sheikh_40105.htm

JULY 2009

“Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid Sues to Resume Jihad From Prison

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203609204574317090690242698.html

The Odyssey of a Jihadist: From Long Island to Pakistan

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jul/23/nation/na-american-jihad23

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/07/the_al_qaeda_terrorist_from_lo_1.asp

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/30/robertson.al.qaeda.american/

Seven Charged in North Carolina for Terrorism (Plot to attack Marine Corps Base Quantico)

http://charlotte.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/2009/ce072709.htm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/28/AR2009072803193.html?hpid=topnews

American Al Qaeda Jihadist Sentenced to Life for Bush Assassination Plot

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/27/AR2009072701384.html

Hizb ut-Tahrir Jihadi Conference Held in Chicago

http://counterterrorismblog.org/2009/07/hizb_ut-tahrir_america_confere_1.php

JUNE 2009

New Jersey Muslim Convicted of Providing Material Support to Jihadist Terrorist Group Hezbollah

http://www.backgroundnow.com/saleh-elahwal-guilty-of-providing-material-support-to-hizballah-tv-station/

Tennessee Muslim Convert Kills One Soldier, Wounds Another Outside Little Rock Recruiting Office

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,523860,00.html

Ex-Georgia Tech Student Convicted on Terrorism Charges

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/06/10/georgia.terror.trial/index.html

MAY 2009

Texas Muslim Charity Officials Sentenced to 65 Years for Financing HAMAS Jihadist Terrorist Organization

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/3965

New York Jihadist Plot to Target Synagogues Disrupted

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN21196807

Canadian from Somalia Living in Minneapolis Pleads Guilty to Aiding Al Qaeda

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN20537439

Five Miami Jihadists Convicted in Sears Tower Bombing Plot

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/12/5-of-Liberty-City-Six-convicted/UPI-24571242167557/

APRIL 2009

Three New Jersey Jihadists Sentenced to Life in Fort Dix Terrorist Plot

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/28/3-brothers-get-life-for-Fort-Dix-plot/UPI-64791240952231/

MARCH 2009

Somali-Americans Recruited for Al Qaeda-linked Group Says FBI

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aY6xgiUcNQX4&refer=us

FEBRUARY 2009

Ohio Jihadist Sentenced to 20 Years in Terror Bomb Plot

http://cincinnati.fbi.gov/doj/pressrel/2009/ci022609.htm

Muslim Television Channel Founder Charged With Beheading His Wife in Honor Killing

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,493645,00.html

FBI Director Warns of Terror Attacks on US Cities

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/23/AR2009022301850.html?

Lashkar-e-Taiba Mumbai Attackers Had Worldwide List of 320 Targets

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/19/mumbai-attacks-list-targets

Jailhouse Islam Convert Murders Philadelphia Police Officer

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=89177

JANUARY 2009

FBI Cuts Ties with Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Over HAMAS Ties

http://counterterrorismblog.org/2009/01/ipt_exclusive_fbi_cuts_off_cai.php

Terrorist Who Plotted to Bomb New York Targets in 1970s Released From Prison, Deported to Sudan

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=6722881

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=7005759

Chicago Cousins Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/January/09-nsd-041.html

DECEMBER 2008

Staten Island Satellite TV Operator Pleads Guilty to Supporting Hezbollah

http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel08/nyfo122308a.htm

Former University of South Florida Student Sentenced to 15 Years in Terrorism Case

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/dec/18/181912/ex-usf-student-mohamed-gets-xx-terrorism-case/

Fort Hood: Was it “terrorism?” The wrong question! It’s ALL Jihad!

It is essential that we find out how extensive Nidal Malik Hasan’s ties to other Jihadists went. Of this there can be no doubt.

But we must refrain from entering into a debate on what amounts largely to semantics about whether or not the Fort Hood massacre was an act of “terrorism.”

We need to get away from focusing on the term “terrorism” anyway. Some folks still don’t consider the 1983 Beirut Barracks bombing by Hezbollah which killed 241 Marines, sailors and soldiers an act of terrorism because, by some widely regarded definitions, attacks on combatants cannot be termed “terrorism.”

The Fort Hood massacre and the attack on the Marine Barracks were acts of JIHAD.

The Jihadis themselves don’t refer to themselves as “terrorists.” But they most assuredly refer to themselves as “Jihadis.”

I say let them own that title. If one of them goes out on his own and shoots up a ticket counter at LAX, that is an act of Jihad, just as 9-11 was an act of Jihad.

This was never a war on “terrorism.”

We are at war with the Jihadists. They are waging Jihad against us and that takes many forms:

 

• Outright military confict (see Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs)

 

• Insurgency (See Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Somalia, Yemen, and others)

 

• Terrorism (9-11, Subway bombings in Spain, Bombings in the UK, Mumbai, etc)

 

• Individual acts of violent Jihad (DC sniper, LAX shooting, perhaps (but not certain) Ft. Hood)

 

• Financial Jihad (zakat payments to Islamic charities which, by Islamic Shariah law, must fund Jihad, Sharia-Compliant Finance)

 

•Civilizational Jihad (peaceful methods, such as political influence operations (Muslim Bortherhood fronts such as CAIR, ISNA), mass immigration, lawfare, imposing Islamic customs on the West (insisting we play by their rules))

 

ALL OF THIS IS JIHAD. JIHAD IS THE KEY. WE SHOULD NOT GET WRAPPED UP IN TRYING TO CLASSIFY IT IN OUR OWN VERNACULAR. ORIENT ON THE ENEMY’S DOCTRINE AND LEARN HOW HE THINKS AND ACTS.

IT’S JIHAD.

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