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Christian Churches Attacked in Kenya on Christmas

There was good news and bad news on the front against Jihad in Africa this Christmas.

The good news was that there were no reported attacks on Christians in Nigeria by Boko Haram, something that has happened in the past few years on Christmas Day, as well as just about every other significant day on the Christian religious calendar.

The bad news is that there were attacks on churches in Kenya. These attacks seem to have been on the order of mob violence, rather than organized terrorist attacks, but they were still an act of Jihad.

More bad news: the Reuters news agency, whose parent company has extensive ties to Shariah-compliant finance, filed a terribly researched and misleading report on these attacks which can be found on India’s First Post news site.

It is no mere coincidence that Jihad has erupted across the African continent in recent years. We have seen active Jihadi violence in Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and the Central African Republic.  If you subscribe to the so-called “mainstream” media for an explanation for this phenomenon, you’d believe that it was caused by “sectarian tensions,” poverty, or general lawlessness.

These explanations are balderdash. Africans of various ethnicities, faiths, tribal origins and nationalities have lived in close proximity to each other for centuries. Unlike past violence, the recent wave of Jihadi violence has two common threads: Islam and Jihad. Past violence may have been due to local differences, but Boko Haram operating in Nigeria and Cameroon, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operating in Mali and Niger, and Al Shabaab operating in Somalia and Kenya all have the same doctrinal basis for their violent campaigns: Islam.

We can deny it all we want, but it doesn’t make it untrue.

With regard to the Christmas Day attacks in Kenya, “youths,” (codespeak in mainstream media like Reuters for young Jihadis) threw Molotov cocktails at Christian churches:

Youths threw petrol bombs at two Kenyan churches on Christmas day, police said on Thursday, in the latest bout of violence against Christians on the country’s predominantly Muslim coast. Police and witnesses said the churches on the edge of port city of Mombasa were attacked in the early hours of December 25 after churchgoers held services to usher in Christmas. Police had no suspects but were exploring the possibility that the attacks may have been launched by Muslim militants…

Now, here’s a significant clue as to the actual origin of this violence:

Police said Muslim youths believed to be controlled by radical preachers with links to Somali militant group al Shabaab might be behind the attacks, which left one church completely destroyed.

For years we have been hearing over and over again that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, yet for years and years we see reports of Muslim Imams and clerics admonishing Muslims to commit violence. We have seen it around the world: from Anwar al-Awlaki in San Diego, Denver and Northern Virginia; from the Blind Sheikh in Egypt and then Brooklyn, New York; from Anjem Choudary in the UK; from Sheikh Yussef al Qaradawi in Egypt and Qatar; from Hezbollah cleric Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon; from Mufti Taqi Usmani in Pakistan; from a host of Saudi clerics and, last but certainly not least, from the Ayatollahs who rule the Islamic Republic of Iran.

How do you suppose that ideological supporters of Al Shabaab came to be clerics in mosques in Kenya? It doesn’t just happen by osmosis. It happens through dawa operations (missionary work) funded by petrowealth in nations such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Mosques have to be built and funded. Clerics and Imams have to be paid. The money doesn’t grow on trees in the African bush.

Now we get to the typical Reuters apologetics for Islamic jihad–the part where Reuters blames the Christian victims of Jihadi violence for being attacked:

Many Muslims on the Indian Ocean coastline feel marginalised by Kenya’s predominantly Christian government and the historically cordial relations between the two communities have suffered strains in recent years.

“The churches are located in an area mainly inhabited by Muslims, and church members had reported threats before from some youth who told them to close the churches down,” said Robert Mureithi, the Likoni area police chief.

Clearly this is Reuters’ pathetic attempt at “balance.” The inference here is that the churches were attacked because the Muslim community has been mistreated in some way by the Kenyan government. Oh, and the churches were in a predominantly Muslim area, and we all know that having a Christian church in a predominantly Muslim area is “provocative.” One wonders whether these churches will be rebuilt, or will the congregations decide to worship elsewhere? Because that is exactly what the Jihadists want. They want to impose Shariah, first locally, then nationally, then regionally and eventually globally.

Under Shariah, it is forbidden to make repairs or improvements to Christian churches. The Jihadis will see to it that Shariah is enforced one way or another. We should not at all be surprised if the churches are not rebuilt, if attacks on churches continue and if eventually churches and Christians disappear from these areas altogether.

Today it is the coast of Kenya, the nation that saw the horrific Jihadi attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi not terribly long ago. But it most certainly will not end in Kenya.

When will the West wake up?

http://www.firstpost.com/world/kenyan-police-seek-youths-over-christmas-day-church-burnings-1308953.html

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CAIR’s New Disinformation Campaign on “Jihad”

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By Christopher Holton

The internet has literally been littered with news reports about a new propaganda campaign being waged by the head of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Chicago director.

The man’s name is Ahmed Rehab and his methodology has been to run advertising on buses to change the public perception of the word “Jihad.”

Rehab has chosen two of the most liberal cities in America in which to conduct his campaign so far: Chicago and San Francisco.

The name of the campaign is “MyJihad” and it aims to convince Americans that Jihad only means “to struggle” or, more specifically, an internal, personal struggle. Rehab claims that this is the “true” meaning of Jihad.

Unfortunately for Rehab, he is only partially correct and any campaign that claims that the term Jihad only means an internal, personal struggle amounts to disinformation. The dualistic nature of Islam, in this case as it applies to the meaning of “Jihad,” is well documented both in historical Islamic doctrine and in contemporary use of the term.

And Jihad definitely does not only mean an internal, personal struggle. In fact, the most widespread meaning of the term that is of particular interest to Westerners who are threatened by Jihad does in fact entail violence.

A false and misleading statement has been attributed to the San Francisco chapter head of CAIR, Zahra Billoo:

“A common misconception of the word jihad is that it means armed struggle or holy war, and that is something that has been perpetrated by many who’ve made careers out of pushing anti-Muslim sentiment.”

Such a meaning for Jihad has nothing to do with anyone with an “anti-Muslim sentiment.” It has everything to do with Islam itself.

Let us examine definitions of Jihad from two authoritative sources.

 Jihad According to the Quran

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The first is the Quran itself. In this case, specifically The Noble Qu’ran, translated into English by two scholars: Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, PhD, professor of Islamic Faith and Teachings at the Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia and Dr. Muhammad Mushin Khan of the same institution. The Noble Qu’ran was published by Darussalam Publishers and Distributors, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has been catalogued by King Fahad National Library. On page 818, in a glossary accompanying the text of the Quran, The Noble Qu’ran provides the following definition of Jihad:

“Jihad: Holy fighting in the Cause of Allah or any other kind of effort to make Allah’s Word superior. Jihad is regarded as one of the fundamentals of Islam.”

Can the Quran itself be promoting “anti-Muslim sentiment” as CAIR’s Zahra Billoo asserts?

Jihad According to Shariah

Our second source is Reliance of the Traveler: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.

RELIANCE OF THE TRAVELLER

Reliance of the Traveler is one of the world’s most widely read manuals of Shariah law. It has been endorsed by a variety of Islamic authorities, including Al Azhar University in Cairo, IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) in Herndon, Virginia, the Fiqh Council of North America, the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Mufti of the Jordanian Armed Forces andthe Imam of the Mosque of Darwish Pasha in Damascus, Syria.

These can hardly be termed as those pushing “anti-Muslim sentiment” as Billoo claims.

On page 599 of Reliance of the Traveler, readers can find the following passage:

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(O: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion…

The scriptural basis for jihad, prior to scholarly consensus is such Koranic verses as:

(1) “Fighting is prescribed for you” (Koran 2:216);

(2) “Slay them wherever you find them” (Koran 4:89);

(3) “Fight the idolators utterly” (Koran 9:36);

and such hadiths as the one related by Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:

“I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah”;

and the hadith reported by Muslim,

“To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it.”

Jihad According to Terrorists

If Jihad truly means to “struggle” and not warfare to establish the religion, how does CAIR explain the names of all these terrorist organizations?

Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Pakistan, Bangladesh, India)

Islamic Front for Armed Jihad (Algeria)

Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine (Lebanon)

Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (Israel)

Islamic Jihad Organization (Lebanon)

Islamic Jihad Union (Uzbekistan)

Jama’at al-Jihad al-Islami (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia)

Laskar Jihad (Indonesia)

United Jihad Council (India)

Contemporary Video Evidence of Widespread Use of the Term “Jihad”

Finally, there is a mountain of video evidence which illustrates vividly the widespread contemporary use of the term Jihad:

First, we have a 10 minute video from a Palestinian Authority TV children’s show using the term Jihad:

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Next we have a 1-minute video of female terrorists from the group Islamic Jihad:

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Here is a 2-minute news report on Taliban fighters vowing to continue to wage jihad after the death of Osama Bin Laden:

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Then there’s this 6-minute tribute to the “Lion of Jihad,” Osama Bin Laden:

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A 24-second sound byte from British-based Imam Amjen Choudary on Jihad in Islam:

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More from Choudary; in this case a 2-minute warning that Jihad is on its way.

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A 2-minute segment from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of Al Qaeda, on Jihad:

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A 40-second call by Zawahiri to Pakistanis to rise up in Jihad:

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A 3-minute news report on Somali Al Qaeda affiliate Al Shabaab using Social Media to call Muslims to Jihad:

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A 4-minute posthumous call to Jihad by American-born Anwar al Awlaki. Keep in mind that, before he became head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Awlaki had been an Imam at mosques in San Diego, Denver and northern Virginia and was regarded as a great “moderate” who was a favorite show pony for “outreach” programs. He was invited to the Pentagon. He delivered sermons to the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association on Capitol Hill. Prominent CAIR officers, employees and members attended these sermons. At least one former CAIR employee who attended Awlaki’s sermons on Capitol Hill in Washington DC is now in jail on terrorism charges:

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A call to Jihad by Yasir Arafat–three years after signing the Oslo Accords…

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A 5-minute call to Jihad by the Chairman of the Association of Muslim Scholars in Syria:

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A 4-minute call to Jihad from the Sudanese Minister of International Cooperation:

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The Toledo Blade Gets it Half Right: Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and World War IV

In an editorial column published on 18 December, the editors of The Toledo Blade point out that capturing or killing Osama Bin Laden would not defeat Al Qaeda and capturing or killing Mullah Omar would not defeat the Taliban.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091218/OPINION02/912180305

They are correct in this but their notions do not go far enough.

The fact of the matter is, Al Qaeda and the Taliban could cease to exist tomorrow and the U.S. and Western civilization would still face a Jihadist threat. This overall war–which we at TTB believe should be properly called World War IV–goes way beyond Al Qaeda.

Already, there are spin-offs of Al Qaeda in the Asia-Pacific Region, Southwest Asia, North Africa, Europe and the U.S. These are loosely formed groups which are inspired by Al Qaeda and model themselves in some way off of Al Qaeda, but are not operationally attached to Al Qaeda in the classic sense. Bin Laden and Zawahiri don’t command them and those two Jihadi leaders could be vaporized by a JDAM tomorrow and the global offshoots would still exist.

(Incidentally, we believe that Osama Bin Laden is dead and has been for some time. More on that in a future posting.)

The Jihad extends beyond Al Qaeda as well. When the Jihadist terrorists attacked Mumbai in November of 2008, it was automatically assumed that they were Al Qaeda. When it was surmised that they were in fact Lashkar-e-Taiba, that organization was labeled as an Al Qaeda affiliate.

Now, it turns out that, while both Al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba are both Salafist Jihadist terrorist organizations and ideological allies, they are separate groups. One could be wiped off the face of the earth this afternoon and the other would still be waging Jihad.

Then there is the whole issue of Jihadist groups who are certainly NOT part of Al Qaeda. Hezbollah is the prime example of this. Hezbollah is Shia and, while they have cooperated with Al Qaeda in the past, they are definitely not part of Al Qaeda. Moreover, Hezbollah is perhaps even more dangerous than Al Qaeda due to their backing from Iran and a robust infrastructure set up on every continent, with the possible exception of Antarctica.

The fact that some of these groups are not actively engaged in ongoing operations against the U.S. or the West on a day-to-day basis should not be construed to mean that they are somehow not waging Jihad against us.

On one of the laptop computers uncovered in the investigation of Lashkar-e-Taiba after the Mumbai attacks, it was discovered that the group had a global list of 320 possible targets for attack. And the recon man for the Mumbai attacks turns out to have been a guy from Chicago.

It has been falsely and widely stated that Hezbollah has not been engaged in operations against the U.S. since the late 1980s. They have. Not only did Hezbollah help Al Qaeda set up the two East Africa embassy bombings in 1998, but Hezbollah was extremely active in the Iraq insurgency. Senior Hezbollah operatives were captured by U.S. forces in Iraq in the past few years and Hezbollah fighters were killed by U.S. G.I.s right along with members of Al Sadr’s “Mahdi Army” in Iraq:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/28/world/middleeast/28military.html

http://defensetech.org/2007/07/02/hezbollah-in-iraq/

http://www.voanews.com/uspolicy/2007-07-16-voa4.cfm

America is, unfortunately, largely in denial about the war we are in and that makes victory all the more elusive. Too many believe that “killing Bin Laden” will end it or that wiping out Al Qaeda will mean victory. This is simply untrue.

There is a global Jihad being waged against America and its allies. It is being waged in Afghanistan and Iraq to be sure. But it is also being waged in Israel, Algeria, Somalia, Sudan, Western Europe, Russia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, the Philippines, Central and South America and, yes, right here in North America.

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/

Nuclear terrorism and state sponsors of terror

Peter Huessy, who has assisted with the Divest Terror Initiative in both California and Maryland, has an excellent article appearing today on the Family Security Matters web site.

Huessy has been associated with the National Defense University and has a great deal of expertise on national security matters and he focuses on the threat of nuclear terrorism in his column today.

For our purposes, the article brings up the issue of state sponsorship of terrorism and the way the State Department treats that label.

First of all, despite what you might read and hear elsewhere, state sponsorship is still absolutely vital for Jihadist groups in particular. The idea of totally independent, non-state terrorists is largely a myth.

Even Al Qaeda and its affiliates require state sponsorship and have benefited from it for years. In the 1990s, Sudan hosted them and facilitated their relations with Hezbollah and HAMAS. The Sauds have either paid Al Qaeda protection money, or looked the other way as members of the royal family have funded them. The Sauds have also funded HAMAS, in particular the surviving families of Islamikaze bombers. Iran’s support for Al Qaeda has received less publicity, but it is true nonetheless. Iran’s longstanding and massive support for Hezbollah is well known. And of course the old Taliban regime in Afghanistan gave safe haven to Al Qaeda, as have the Pakistanis as well. These are but a few examples of state support for Jihadist terrorists.

Jihadists need places to train and rest and they need funding. Nation states provide these things, either overtly, or simply by looking the other way as terrorists set up shop in their territory.

For decades, the US State Department has kept a list of terrorist-sponsoring nations. Currently, three nations on that list support Jihadist terrorist groups: Iran, Syria and Sudan. Cuba is the fourth nation on the list, though they do not appear to have any ties to Jihad. In fact, there are no active ties between Cuba and any known terrorist group at the moment.

This State Department list has always been inadequate. For instance, the Taliban regime in Afghanistan never made the list, yet without them, where would Osama Bin Laden have hidden?

And nations like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan aren’t on the list, but both are most assuredly state sponsors of Jihadist terrorism. But since they are what we call “allies,” they will never be on the list. 

(Incidentally, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was on the list for many years, yet the Left seems to have selective amnesia when ever that point is brought up.)

Even for the countries who do get listed, the convoluted and acrobatic State Department language experts (in this case the foreign language is English) manage to write their descriptions in such a way that the reader doesn’t know whether the country is a terror sponsor or an ally against terrorism. This is especially true of Sudan. State lists Sudan as a terror sponsor and then typically devotes the whole section on Sudan to what a wonderful job the genocidal regime is doing to fight terrorism. Huessy writes about this in his excellent article, which should be considered a must read…

 

Birds of a feather: Jihadists flock to side of Sudan’s al-Bashir

One thing you will NEVER hear George Clooney talk about is the fact that Sudan is ruled by an Islamist regime with its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood and the genocide that that regime has committed for decades against black Christians, animists and fellow Muslims is actually a Jihad designed to impose Shariah law on the entire country.

Genocide does not happen. Genocide is committed. And it is no surprise that the Jihadist regime which has committed that genocide is also a major state sponsor of terrorism. In fact, over the years, Sudan has sponsored just about all the major Jihadist organizations outside of Pakistan: Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, HAMAS to name a few.

Sudan has also had close relations with Iran, another major sponsor of terrorism.

Well, not surprisingly, this week, when Sudanese president al-Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), all those Jihadists rushed to his side:

The visiting delegation included Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, Hamas’ deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, and a top official from Lebanon’s Hezbollah, as well as Syria’s parliament speaker and the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad extremist group. Before they met with al-Bashir, Larijani told reporters that the ICC’s arrest warrant is an “insult directed at Muslims.”

 

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