AS dutifully reported on February 26, 2015, NYC has a particular nexus to jihad, notwithstanding the fact that Islam’s cancer is spreading throughout America’s major cities and outlying areas (the west in toto). This threat assessment would be accurate, even if 9/11/01 didn’t strike at the heart of NYC.
SO in light of Thursday’s news (April 2, 2015) that an ISIS plot was foiled within the confines of Queens, NY, certain recaps raise to the forefront. Thus, recalling them becomes mandatory reading.
NOW, the aforementioned recaps are plentiful but two recent ones bear special emphasis.
RECENT RECAP (Feb. 26, 2015):
MANY of this site’s readership are aware that NYC is this investigative journalist’s hometown, though now living in Israel. Yes, born and bred. A native. In fact, there are few neighborhoods – within its five boroughs – which are unfamiliar. Indeed, like the back of one’s hand, Brooklyn is a singular stomping ground, as is Manhattan.
IN this regard, when trying to comprehend the “news” that several Brooklyn-based jihadists aimed to join ISIS, please keep in mind several intrinsic factors. Don’t get distracted by the fact that they are Uzbekistan and Kazakhastan nationals. Yada…yada…Said locales/nationalities are neither here nor there. In other words, the fact that they are of Central Asian descent has zip to do with their desire to destroy the west, America being “ground zero”….
BACK to NYC, specifically, Brooklyn and Queens…
YES, although Islamists are “hiding in plain sight” throughout NY and EVERY state in America, Brooklyn should be a primary focus, although Queens is not far behind. A runner-up.
WHO recalls this investigative journalist’s op-ed from 2005 (having been less than six degrees separated from said investigative documents), re the Brooklyn-based “Blind Sheikh” and his global jihadi connected dots? Absolutely, his jihad started decades ago, but he was not only given re-entry into the U.S. (despite being on a “watch list”, yet, coddled by the CIA), he was allowed to incite, unimpeded, at two Brooklyn mosques! Rahman was housed at the al Farooq at Atlantic Avenue; the Abu Bakr on Foster Avenue in Brooklyn — a mosque his radical followers soon took over — and the Al-Salaam (Mosque of Peace), located on the third floor of a Jersey City building above a cell-phone store. Unbelievable.
NOW, it has been proven, six ways to Sunday, that he (with key accomplices) had a direct hand in the 1993 attack on the Twin Towers, as well as in 9/11/01. Not only that, but what about the Blind Sheikh’s connection to enumerable acts of jihad (though not identified as such, at least until after 9/11/01), but also with the opening act of jihad on U.S. soil? He gave the direct order to assassinate Rabbi Meir Kahane – in NYC’s midtown Marriott Hotel – in 1990. Yes, he did.
RESULTANT, the fact that the arrested “jihadis of interest” plotted within Brooklyn’s confines makes perfect sense. In reality, nothing has changed, in so far as free rein is given to Islam’s followers within NYC and all points in between….
RECENT RECAP (March 22, 2015)
SIMILARLY, once again, relevant dangers were highlighted on March 22, 2015. The following was stated:
MOREOVER, it is an absolute waste of time and energy (this site’s resources too) to try to convince leftists – the red-set – to decouple themselves from their dangerous liaison with Islamists – the green-set. It is akin to repeatedly banging ones head against the wall, but expecting not to receive brain damage in the process, or a very bad migraine condition as a result. Fuggedaboutit!
The evidence regarding mosques in America (Canada and the rest of the west) leads to only one conclusion: they are a clear and present danger!
Let’s connect the dots…
Where to begin…how about here: American mosques are training for jihad; priming assaults on unsuspecting citizens!
Indeed, jihadi training IS religiously garbed, yet leftist cohorts afford them dangerous cover. Can you believe it? You better.
And if the recent jihad in Beantown didn’t spell out the dangers, then little more will. Its mosques were (are) DEEPLY in the fray: U.S. based Wahhabi-infused mosques and Boston’s jihad…rock solid!
And since Marxist-loving NYC Mayor De Blasio recently castrated the NYPD’s surveillance demographics unit – re the Muslim community/mosques – well, let’s just say that his new Police Commish was ordered to (effectively) UNDO ex Police Commish Raymond Kelly’s “infiltration & penetration”, to the degree in which NYC was kept safe under his tenure, even if some plots are eventually uncovered. Holy jihad!…
AND for the stated record: let it be known that all links to the Brotherhood’s terror apparatus – of which ISIS is part and parcel – have been established through major interviews found here and here. For heavens sake, the Brotherhood is its parent!
The Egyptian Minister of Religious Endowments says that the Islamic State terrorist group (also known as ISIS or ISIL) was birthed from the Muslim Brotherhood movement, according to an October 13 report in an Egyptian newspaper called the Seventh Day.
SAID backgrounder(s) are requisite educational material, even though very discomfiting, to understand the whys and wherefores. If not, the greatest threat to the west, Islam’s global ambitions via Sunni or Shia jihadists, lends itself to becoming a jumble of horrific events sans any basis. It is this underlying political, quasi-religious dual construct which must be understood, otherwise westerners cannot push back. Moreover, forget about the leadership, they have already capitulated. Simply put, sans the requisite knowledge base, it is akin to blind men trying to find their way out of maze-like alleys. Ain’t gonna happen.
BACK to Thursday’s (predictable) ISIS arrests…with many more on the horizon…just sayin’…but not necessarily in NYC. Patience, dear readers.
One of the two women arrested Thursday for an alleged ISIS-inspired plot to detonate a bomb in New York City was an event speaker for a major “mainstream” Islamic organizations in the United States, a FBI official has confirmed to WND.
Noelle Velentzas, 28, was arrested by federal authorities with Asia Siddiqui, 31, in Queens, New York, where they were roommates. According to court documents, they had direct connections to known or suspected terrorists in the U.S. and abroad.
An FBI official at the New York City office told WND his investigators had information that Velentzas was a scheduled speaker at an event hosted by the Islamic Circle of North America, also known as ICNA.
WND found references on the Web to two ICNA events in which a Noelle Velentzas was listed as a speaker – a fundraising banquet in 2013 and the group’s annual convention in 2012 – but the FBI official said he could not confirm that either of these events corresponded to his information.
An event listing states “Sister Noelle Velentzas” was featured with Imam Siraj Wahhaj as the speakers at the ICNA Relief fundraiser in Queens April 27, 2013, to “help Women in our urgently needed US-based programs.”
The fundraiser was held just two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing….
INCONTESTABLY, in the same manner in which the recent recap from Feb. 26, 2015 highlighted Brooklyn AND Queens (“although Islamists are “hiding in plain sight” throughout NY and EVERY state in America, Brooklyn should be a primary focus, although Queens is not far behind”), so too did the recap from March 22, 2015 zero in on a related threat level, Beantown’s jihad.
YES, Boston’s impetus was indeed referenced within the recent ISIS arrest in NYC (” The fundraiser was held just two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing. According to the Justice Department complaint, Siddiqui told an undercover FBI agent Velentzas “has been obsessed” with pressure cookers)
,and it was highlighted within this site’s assessment via Dot Three: “and if the recent jihad in Beantown didn’t spell out the dangers, then little more will. Its mosques were (are) DEEPLY in the fray: U.S. based Wahhabi-infused mosques and Boston’s jihad…rock solid!”
NOT only that, the same highly connected Brooklyn based Brotherhood operative, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, came into the fray within Thursday’s ISIS arrest ( “An event listing states “Sister Noelle Velentzas” was featured with Imam Siraj Wahhaj as the speakers at the ICNA Relief fundraiser in Queens April 27, 2013, to “help Women in our urgently needed US-based programs”) and has been featured at this site on numerous occasions. Coincidence? You decide. Most significantly, when it comes to Islamic jihad relative to the Muslim Brotherhood, little is posted at this site (whether from open source material or elsewhere ) without proper oversight by highly seasoned investigators.
AND on a related note, readers shouldn’t be shocked (likely during summer time…case still being worked) when additional threats are revealed, heretofore unknown, those which are closely related to Brotherhood et al activity. Hint: the heart of a major U.S. city will be involved. Exposed. Islamists, know this: you don’t have the jump on those who make it their business to track this and that.
BELIEVE it – or not.