December 10, 2009, - 10:28 am
As I’ve noted over and over again, ever since 9/11 and the mass murder of nearly 3,000 Americans by 19 Muslim men, we’ve been lectured by everyone, from President Bush to the vast American left to Sean Vannity and Glenn Beck, that only foreign Muslims are extremist, that only they are the ones who commit terrorist acts because they are impoverished, uneducated, and don’t have “the economic opportunities” that American Muslims have. We’ve been told that these American Muslims are “moderate” because they have those things. French journalist Bernard-Henri Levy visited Dearbornistan and wrote a whole book declaring how moderate the Muslims in America’s Hezbollahstan are because of these “opportunities.”
And as I’ve always noted, this view is bunk. It’s been proven to us, time and again. American Muslims are no different than Muslims in the mountains and caves of Tora Bora, but for better plumbing.
In the past week alone, two different sets of Muslims were in the news for terrorist activity. Yesterday, news broke of five American Muslims who were arrested in Pakistan for planning jihad. They connected on Facebook. They lived in the Washington, DC area, went missing, and one of them left behind a martyrdom farewell video. One of the men, Ramy Zamzam, was a dental student at Howard University. The others are Eman Yasir, Waqar Hasan, Umer Farooq and Khalid Farooq. They’re the third set of American Muslims linked to Pakistan and involved in terrorist plots.
Earlier this week, more federal charges were brought against David Coleman Headley a/k/a Daood Gilani, the American-born and raised Muslim, whose mother was a Philadelphia socialite, because it came to light that Mr. Headley/Gilani was the scout for the Mumbai Islamic terrorist attacks of last year. Yup, he helped pick out the hotels AND the Chabad Jewish Center and put them on deck for the bloody murders that ultimately took place. I wrote about Mr. Headley/Gilani and his employment at a Chicago-area Islamic halal slaughter plant on this site.
Now, CAIR is predictably sticking its ugly nose into this. If we’re lucky, Hillary Clinton and the State Department will not force the Pakis to send these five Americans here, where they will have the ACLU, CAIR, and a bunch of sleazy lawyers getting them mistrials and acquittals by O.J.-style and Moussaoui-style juries. I really hope we will leave them to face justice in Pakistan, where they will actual be punished, probably tortured, and hopefully put to death. But don’t hold your breath. I wouldn’t be surprised if CAIR and Nihad Awad provide the escort service to bring them back to the United States of Islamerica.
There are more and more of these cases, of American Muslims plotting terror, there AND here. And yet, for some reason, far too many blind Americans continue to see no danger in the Islamic communities on our own soil. These two sets plotted attacks over there. Do you really believe there’s anything keeping them from plotting similar attacks here? Think again.
The five American young men detained in Pakistan had come to the country for jihad, local authorities revealed Thursday, and had planned a big attack.
News this week of the Americans caught in the town of Sargodha, in the center of the Punjab province, will fuel concerns that Pakistan is a magnetic draw for extremists across the world. The men were reported missing by their families back home last month. It was the third recent case of a terrorist plot involving U.S. citizens that is linked to Pakistan.
News reports have connected the five men to the banned Pakistani militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, the outfit that British terror suspect Rashid Rauf belonged to, and which is implicated in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. But Sargodha’s police chief, Usman Anwar, suggested to McClatchy that their link was to an even more radical outfit — which perhaps indicated al Qaida.
“It’s above Jaish. It’s something more serious than that,” said Anwar said, in a telephone interview, without specifying.
The detentions came to light on Wednesday but the men were taken into custody on Dec. 5, or earlier, having arrived in Pakistan on Nov. 30. Three of the men were of Pakistani origin, one of Egyptian parentage and one of Yemeni origin. One of the men, named by police as Umar Farouq had links to Sargodha and they were staying in a family home there. They are believed to be in their 20s, including a dental student from Howard University.
“They came to Pakistan for the specific purpose of doing jihad. Sargodha was a safe place for them, so that’s why they came here,” said Anwar. “They wanted to go to heaven, perhaps… I suppose having American citizens here doing jihad would have been a big blow for U.S. interests.”
Police seized literature, a computer with a hard disk “full” of material. According to reports, one of the men had made a video which he had left for his family where he explained that he had left home to “defend Islam.” . . .
Sargodha contains a Pakistan Air Force base, which is associated with the country’s nuclear program and has twice been the intended target of attacks by extremists but police believe the presence of the men in the town may have been coincidental.
“One of the possibilities (is the Air Force base) but I really don’t think so. The attack was something more acute and bigger,” said Anwar. . . .
Pakistani law enforcement officers had “continuously tracked” the men from the moment they arrived last month at Karachi international airport, and all carried U.S. passports, a Pakistani official, who could not be identified as he was not authorized to discuss the case with the press, told McClatchy Wednesday.
Yes, American Muslims are no more moderate, no less savage and extremist than their fellow co-religionists anywhere in the world, including the Bin Laden clan.
Just like Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood Massacre Islamic terrorist, they’re given every opportunity–educational, economic, and otherwise–in the greatest country in the world. And something else reigns supreme: the Islamic call to murder others.
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