In certain aspects of life it is better to be proven wrong, rather than right. However, the facts on the ground won’t allow for it.
The following commentary, ‘Northeast Intelligence Network Digs Deeper and Deeper…Do Americans Know Who Their Neighbors Are?…The Jihadists Next Door…Compounds Galore..HEZBOLLAH Cells Too’, tells the gory tale. (it is directly related to the latest news, cited further down, regarding the California Imam).
As many Americans obsess over “reality” television shows, others in their midst are busy toiling away in less than American pursuits. Many in obscurity too. IF only citizens, hooked on this or that show, understood the real reality of their surroundings. Ignorance is not always bliss. In fact, it can be downright life-threatening.
It is with this in mind that many sleeper cells are able to comfortably “fly under the radar”, thus staying burrowed, in effect, “hiding in plain sight”. Know this – instant gratification rarely floats the Islamic boat….if it takes years and years, so be it….as long as many infidels are blown up…. that is how long they will wait. This is their Islamic mindset, and pretending otherwise will get many western innocents killed.
Nonetheless, others make it their life’s mission to keep track of them and to expose their whereabouts. Lee Kaplan, via his perch at Northeast Intelligence Network , is one such tracker - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/11/time-to-take-direct-aim-stop-pussyfooting-around-investigative-journalist-lee-kaplan-takes-no-prisoners-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-24-2/ - amply demonstrated through the above commentary.
Americans (and others) will find further proofs below, detailing why it is imperative to internalize these threats, particularly in light of their direct connection to rapidly unfolding Middle East events. Connecting the dots (from another previous commentary) aids in the discussion - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/17/update-middle-east-on-fire-nearing-full-fledged-explosion-addendum-tothe-mother-of-all-wars-is-knocking-at-our-door-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-76-2/ . Uncomfortable truths, albeit necessary.
Specifically, with the Middle East on tender hooks, the following should be interpreted as red alarm alerts .
Lee Kaplan has exposed one particular Hezbollah cell operating in San Jose, California. ‘Hezbollah Cells : Who are the Basijis & IRGC ?’ - http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/4608 .Absorb it.
With this report as a starting point there are – at the very least – a dozen Hezbollah cells spread across the US awaiting orders to strike. Strike they will. Their main bases of operation ( that have been uncovered) are New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles. Though generally busy raising funds – sent overseas to their Hezbollah/Iranian paymasters – they are assiduously training for operational jihad in the US, as soon as they are instructed to do so. They will pounce.
To paint an even starker picture, readers (particularly American & Canadian) must familiarize themselves with jihadi terror compounds , and all its attendant implications. ‘Terrorists in Our Midst’ - http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18065 - is one of the best primers on the subject.
As reported in December 2009, Jamat ul Fuqra (a leading Islamic terror group, deeply entrenched in North America) is mainly involved in tactical techniques, sort of like high level masters in jihadi boot camp training. You gotta see it to believe it. Unfathomably, they escape much too much public scrutiny – and con many – by operating under innocuous sounding names. Here’s a sampling - The International Quranic Open University and The Muslims of the Americas . How gullible do they think westerners are? Very.
Jamat ul Fuqra are awash in infidel blood. Most infamously, they are the head choppers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. They are particularly fond of beheadings. Say what? Too close for many fellow New Yorkers (my home state) comfort, the group receives some of their paramilitary training at their Islamberg compound in New York State. Not to get too specific – as part of a “research” project in 2006 – I accompanied a trusted contact to the outskirts of the compound, knowing full well that this was as far as we would get. No matter. We came, we saw, we went…..hearing constant sounds of gun popping, and intermittent shouts of “allahu akbar” - god is great – in broad daylight !! Roaming guards dressed in (Islamic) combat fatigues, and watch towers on each side, were clearly visible.
Normal folks surely are wondering – how is it possible that terror compounds can exist in the land of the free, the home of the brave? What is going on here?
To add insult, to grievous (US & Canadian) injury, Islamberg is one of 35 ! jihadi compounds in the US. About half a dozen (which are known) exist in places such as Charlotte County in central Virginia, Hancock, New York, and other rural confines all over the US. ‘Islamberg not the only radical Muslim compound flourishing in North America’ highlights the dangers, yet there are more than a few sources - http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18065.
For those who prefer visual aids, here is a heart stopper - ‘Terrorist training camps in America’ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WubEFsN5pk8. Take a breather…..then read this report - ‘New Film Exposes Nashville Islamist Network’ - http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/new-film-exposes-nashville-islamist-network - the video will hopefully work through this link. Regardless, read the whole thing. Plus, view this short video ‘American Nightmare: The Islamists are Here’. Exactly.
Again, do you know who your neighbors are? And, if so, what are you going to do about it? Most disturbing, relevant authorities have been approached, regarding all of the above. They opined about the constitutional right of other religions to ‘practice their religion’, as well as to separate themselves into enclaves (perhaps they were confusing them with some ultra Orthodox Jewish sects, living apart, yet hardly practicing jihad). The authorities never even bothered to answer the real biggie – how is it possible that paramilitary training can be practiced under their very noses? Is this also their constitutional right ? Looks like it.
Astonishing. Unfathomable. Treacherous. Lawbreaking and illegal – the jihadists and US authorities!
So, to further connect the dots and bring matters up to date, Lee Kaplan introduces Rafic Labboun to one and all -
‘California Imam Caught in Hezbollah Arrests in Mexico While Fleeing U.S.’
Lee Kaplan, senior analyst
10 September 2012: Rafic Labboun, an imam from the Shiite Association Bay Area (SABA) Mosque in San Jose, California, has been arrested in Mexico by Mexican immigration authorities working in cooperation with the FBI and Homeland Security.
Labboun was taken into custody with the two known Hezbollah agents from Belize, Justin George Abdallah Elders and Yasser Safa in Merida, a Mexican city located in the Yucatan peninsula. Both men are citizens of Belize. Intelligence agencies in the United States were tracking this group as part of a cell of Hezbollah-linked Arab terrorists who were operating in Mexico and Central America.
Labboun was released this summer from a federal prison, where he had served 27 months for credit card fraud that authorities suspected was linked to fundraising for Hezbollah here in the US. In that case, Labboun kited $102,000 in credit card purchases of gold in Saudi Arabia which involved defrauding several U.S. banks by creating a false line of credit between the banks.
The money made its way to Lebanon and has never been returned, even though Labboun was required to pay back the money as per the agreement of release and subsequent his three year probationary term. Instead, Labboun fled to Mexico on a false passport from Belize. It is believev he was helped by the alleged Hezbollah agents with whom he was arrested.
At the time of Labbooun’s trials, prosecutors were only able to convict Labboun on credit card fraud as his connection with Hezbollah could not be conclusively proven at the time. However, as RadicalIslam.org reported at the time, the SABA Mosque where Labboun is still considered an imam openly supports Hezbollah and the pro-Khomeinist regime in Iran.
Mexican news reports stated that Labboun identified himself to Mexican immigration authorities with a false passport from the government of Belize. The news reports also confirm that he was accompanied by other five people, two of whom are known by the FBI and Homeland Security to be Hezbollah agents in Belize. A tank or armored vehicle of some kind was also allegedly used in the operation.
Intelligence agencies in the U. S. were tracking this group as part of a cell of Hezbollah-linked Arab terrorists operating in Mexico and Central America.
Some security sources have even mentioned that since the cell’s capture, information is emerging that Labboun may even be linked to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, however, law enforcement authorities are still in the process of sifting through evidence captured during the raid that could confirm this link.
However, it is presumed that the fact that Labboun entered Mexico with two Hezbollah agents from Belize on a fake Belize passport while on parole in the U.S. provides the missing evidence of his direct link to Hezbollah. Moreover, Yasser Safa, one of the two Hezbollah agents accompanying him may be related to Wafik Safa, who was Hezbollah’s top security chief in Lebanon and is married to Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah’s sister. One security source has said this may indicate that Nasrallah personally authorized this escape attempt for Labboun.
Labboun has been remanded to El Paso, Texas, by the FBI for further investigation. Labboun has an American wife, a Muslim convert and three daughters back in Lebanon, who he has not seen for three years. Some police sources believe he may not want them to come to the United States because his wife would be able to shed light on his relationship with Hezbollah as well as other illegal activities. This might account for his attempt to flee the U.S. in violation of his parole. Still others maintain he was always a Hezbollah financial courier who simply wanted to escape.
As RadicalIslam.org reported, the SABA Mosque in San Jose supported Labboun throughout his trial, claiming he was innocent of any wrongdoing and giving him money and food during his trial in a federal court. Once Labboun was freed on probation, the mosque held a welcome home party for him. During his incarceration, a music video was released, referring to Labboun a “peace activist” and calling for his release from prison.
The SABA Mosque maintains it reaches out to the non-Shiite and non-Muslim community for interfaith dialog but undercover recordings and even the mosque’s own website have shown preaching against Jews and Christians is done within the mosque’s walls.
Despite this, the SABA Mosque is still enjoying political assistance from politicians like Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives Mike Honda, who is scheduled to appear at the Mosque for a gathering on September 15 as part of his election campaign. Calls by this reporter to Honda’s office to inquire if he still plans on attending were not returned.
American citizens should be glad the FBI and Homeland Security were on top of this case, but Labboun and the SABA Mosque are just the tip of the iceberg that needs to be watched very carefully as a possible war with Iran over nuclear weapons looms on the horizon.
Ain’t freedoms in America grand, especially if one is of the Islamic persuasion?
Think about it this way – eleven years after the most horrific terror attack on American soil ( since Pearl Harbor) by Islamic jihadists – a blip on the historical radar – not only are Muslims free to do ‘this and that’ via infiltration and penetration, but a Hezbollah agent ( out of many roaming U.S. cities/towns! ) has been allowed to operate a Shiite mosque, completely for the benefit of his patrons in Iran. Last time this blogger checked, Iran is still the biggest sponsor of world terrorism.
Now the feds would have us believe – since they are watching them – there is no danger. Poppycock. The very fact that Iranian agents are allowed to operate on U.S. soil is beyond dangerous. It is deadly. Besides, for all those caught, MANY have already flown the coop, setting ‘this or that’ in motion.
After all, the masterminds from 9/11/01 were roaming free for years, prior to the massacre of 3,000 Americans! So, if lessons are learned, the urgent one is – how can they guarantee that another 9/11/01 won’t occur?
Therefore, common sense, let alone prudence, requires that once identified, they are either arrested or deported.
Why the hell not?
American citizens demand answers!