AMERICAN BIKERS UNITE AGAINST JIHAD-Via Their Ride For National Security On May 15 Through Islamberg, NY-Stirs Dishonest Press, Creates Climate of Hate & Fear. To What End? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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UNLESS clinically comatose, one is hard pressed to fail to internalize three highly dangerous and converging intersections: militant Islamic jihad is stirring/priming in America (the west at large) and hiding in “plain sight”; the FBI (and local counterparts) has been ordered to “stand down”; and the PC captured media is back-benching for Allah’s Muslim Terrorists. Yes, they are. That ship has sailed.

AND it is this poisonous and twisted nexus which will bring America to her knees, if not stopped.

IN this regard, this investigative journalist can personally attest to the out-sized dangers from Islamberg’s jihadi compound, as well as from others spread throughout America. The proofs are manifest. 

Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond on Islamberg:


SO it is with the above in mind that the following PRESS RELEASE must be understood:

American Bikers United Against Jihad (ABUAJ) responds to four biased hit pieces about it and its ride by the radical left-wing newspaper, The Daily Star 

Apparently, The Daily Star is more intent on manipulating the public view with a sensational, skewed narrative that breeds hate, hostility, discord, and unwarranted fear than it is on reporting the truth. While the second and third are more provocative than the first and the last, its April 4, 2016 article, “Biker Group Plans Rally Against Local Muslims,” April 12, 2016 oped, “In Our Opinion: Islamberg Deserves Our Support,” by an unidentified author, May 1, 2016 report,  “Islamberg Spokesman: Stand Up Against Hate,” and May 6, 2016 story, “Local Police Brace for Biker Rally at Muslim Hamlet,” about our group, “American Bikers United Against Jihad” (ABUAJ), read more like hit pieces than news.

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By turning reality on its head and brandishing ABUAJ— an educational, humanitarian group of concerned patriotic Americans from all walks of life that strives to raise public awareness about the very real threat of terrorist cells and jihad in our country — as the arbitrator of hate, public attention and scrutiny are diverted away from the real cause and threat, the true victims of violence and hate are easily silenced and dismissed, and the genuine sources of violence and hate emerge as both victors and victims, while risking the safety and lives of all Americans.

As purveyors of biased misinformation, hate, propaganda, and fear, rather than information and facts, the media, by and large, represents one of the greatest security threats we currently face in Western society. Such is the case with The Daily Star, a daily morning newspaper based out of Oneonta, New York, which has painted our group with broad sweeping strokes that warp the public’s view of reality to the extent that we as the messenger have become the news, the story itself, and the target of its attack.

Like MOA, Jamaat ul-Fuqra (or “Community of the Impoverished”) was founded by the terrorist and Pakistani cleric Sheikh Syed Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani (aka “Jilani”), who the American journalist Daniel Pearl attempted to interview in Pakistan before he was abducted and later beheaded in 2002. Although he has vehemently and repeatedly denied any connection to it, he is irrefutably identified as the founder and leader of Jamaat ul-Fuqra in Appendix B of the 1999 U.S. Department of State report, Patterns of Global Terrorism, which describes it as a terrorist organization that “seeks to purify Islam through violence” and has ties to numerous terrorist cells located in North America and the Caribbean. Its members refer to themselves as “Soldiers of Allah.”Our initial contact with The Daily Star was with its staff writer Joe Mahoney, who emailed us for details about our May 15th “Ride for National Security” passed Islamberg, a 70-acre Muslim enclave or “settlement” in the Catskill Mountains of Hancock, New York. Headquarters to the Muslims of the Americas (MOA), it was the first of between 22 to 35 of its kind to operate under that umbrella in the U.S. It is also the headquarters of the International Qur’anic Open University (IQOU) and the United Muslim Christian Forum. By many accounts, the group is linked to the terrorist organization Jamaat ul-Fuqra in Pakistan (see here, here, here, here, here, here,here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, to name just of few of many additional sources).

Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, head of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization that goes by the name of Muslims of the Americas | The Clarion Project

The report also links members of Jamaat ul-Fuqra to the purchase of isolated “rural compounds” in North America, to dozens of terrorist acts against those who they regard as enemies of Islam — including Muslim apostates and Hindus — and cites that U.S. members have been “convicted of crimes, including murder and fraud.” Other reports link ul-Fuqra and Gilani to a “network of 45 paramilitary training camps in the US and Canada,” as well as to Al Qaeda (see here and here).

None of this is addressed in The Daily Star’s four pieces about us and our ride. Nor is the fact that numerous think-tank and watchdog organizations — such as The Clarion Project and the Anti Defamation League (ADL) — have designated MOA as an extremist and a virulently anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-American, and homophobic front group for the Islamic terrorist organization Jamaat ul-Fuqra, whose leader and members, in their own words, have promoted violence against these other groups (also see here, here, here, and here).

Instead, The Daily Star asserts the position to stand by the members of MOA at Islamberg, which is a mantra repeated again and again like a line of refrain from a poem, in “Islamberg Deserves Our Support,” its oped that oddly neglects to disclose the author:

We stand with Islamberg.

This is the message we would like American Bikers United Against Jihad to hear on May 15, if they bring their message of hate to the local area during what they are calling a ‘Ride for National Security.’

We do not stand with these people.

We stand with Islamberg. . . .

In attempting to silence discourse and advocacy for political action, The Daily Startakes an isolated incident against MOA members at Islamberg to portray them as victims and to unfairly pigeonhole ABUAJ as haters, when nothing is further than the truth. This is first conveyed by Mahoney’s following email to us but repeated again in all of The Daily Star’s pieces about us.

To organizer(s) of the May 15 event near Islamberg

I am a reporter for The Daily Star newspaper in Oneonta, NY. Delaware County falls within our coverage area. I recently learned of the “Ride for National Security” event planned for May 15.

Is there a representative of your group whom I could interview?

Please provide me with a telephone contact, or call me at the number below.

Also, please provide me with any estimates you may have of the number of people planning to attend, and whether you have heard from any law enforcement entities [sic] regarding the plans.

I have also covered very recent litigation [sic] by Muslims of America against Robert Doggart et al. If you would like to comment on that, we culd [sic] discuss that as well. [Emphases added]

Thank you,

Joseph Mahoney

The Daily Star

Oneonta, NY

At first glance, it appears rather straightforward and benign, but we were immediately struck when we reached Mahoney’s last two lines about Robert Doggart as a glaring red flag of his own possible bias.

For those unfamiliar with Doggart, he ran for Tennessee’s fourth U.S. congressional district in 2014 as an independent candidate. He was later arrested in May of 2015 and indicted by a federal grand jury in July of 2015 for plotting to burn down buildings and kill Muslims in Islamberg, New York.

As we explicitly stressed to Mahoney in our emailed response below, there is absolutely no association between ABUAJ, the “criminal” case and conduct of Robert Doggart, and the purpose of our Ride for National Security passed Islamberg.

Dear Mr. Mahoney,

It immediately concerned us that you referenced the Robert Doggart et. al matter, when there is absolutely no comparable parallel between our peaceful objective for the ride and his criminal conduct. We have been extremely clear in our promotion of the ride that our sole purpose is educational only, and we do not condone infringing upon anyone’s rights whatsoever.

While we are more than glad to speak to you about our ride, we would appreciate your objectivity, journalist integrity, and assurance that you have not already cast us in the same negative light as was warranted by Robert Doggart’s actions.

We look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Ram, Co-founder ABUAJ

Our effort was of little consequence. Although he went through the motions to contact both sides for a seemingly “balanced” approach, it is abundantly clear that Mr. Mahoney, who never replied, had little interest in communicating with us beyond our initial exchange. Nor has he shown a particular interest in reporting our comments with the objectivity, intellectual honesty, and journalistic integrity that we had requested from him.

That same day, April 4 (and without our consent to publish our email to him), Mahoney took creative liberty to exploit our message and intent and released his piece, “Biker Group Plans Rally Against Local Muslims.” Similarly, on May 6, 2016 he sent us the following email requesting our comments for another “news” story that he purportedly was still in the throws of “preparing” but had not yet sent to press.

The Problem with Mahoney’s request is that The Daily Star specifically promotes itself as a “daily morning newspaper,” but he asked us for our comments at 3:42 p.m. on May 6, presumably after his story already was printed. For this reason, we were slightly put off when we read in his piece that “[a] representative of American Bikers United Against Jihad did not respond to an email request from The Daily Star for comment on this story.” Neither did he to us.

The next day, May 7, 2016, we followed up with the email below to inquire about Mahoney’s deadline for press.

It is no wonder Mahoney failed to respond. Nor is his somewhat alarming title, “Local Police Brace for Biker Rally at Muslim Hamlet,” which he clarifies when he explains that police will be braced for potential problems from traffic but not for “public safety concerns.”

The organizers of the event,” Mahoney writes, “have been using Facebook and YouTube to spread information about the ride. Their postings repeat unsubstantiated reports by the Christian Action Network, a right-wing group, that residents of Islamberg and other Muslim settlements in this country are poised to wage ‘violent jihad against innocent Americans.’”

Does Mahoney even bother to fact check his sources, or does he rely solely upon the opinions and comments he requests by email but sometimes fails to obtain?

The April 12th oped is even further reaching when it states that ABUAJ’s claims are “tired” and derived from “arch-conservative videos and articles found online.” Does the fact that information may or may not be obtained from a conservative source or the “far-right-wing media,” as the oped implies, make it any less true and substantive?Mahoney’s statements above regurgitate the same talking points that are espoused by MOA and the April 12th oped. By labeling and demonizing the Christian Action Network (CAN) a “right-wing group,” he reduces our national security to no more than a partisan issue and discredits the veracity of our sourced information but without supporting his own claims with sourced information himself. This is an insult to our intelligence, as well as to his readers, and a typical tactic employed by the radical left-wing press (a term we use flippantly here to stress the flagrant hypocrisy) to marginalize and silence the truth. It is also discriminatory, hateful, and tremendously shoddy, irresponsible journalism that misleads the public with false information that could imperil the safety of the public he is supposed to serve and begs the question: What standard does Mahoney apply to substantiate his own reports?

“And it is our hope,” the oped contends, while lodging what could be perceived as a veiled threat at our group,

that anyone else who stands with Islamberg will be waiting for the American Bikers United Against Jihad when their ‘Ride for National Security’ pulls up to the gates of the hamlet.

It is our hope that this protest against what can only be described as a peaceful enclave is greeted with a counter-protest demonstrating that the people of our area, particularly those in Hancock and Deposit, stand with Islamberg.

There is still some good that could come from this whole thing. If the riders who might travel to Delaware County in May have the opportunity to see for themselves that Islamberg is not the bogeyman depicted by the far-right-wing media, perhaps they will leave with a more enlightened view of the whole thing.

Are the FBI and State and Justice Departments far right-wing, arch-conservative sources, since there is an abundance of primary source records from them that substantiates both CAN’s and our reports, but The Daily Star must not have bothered to check first.

Of course, the best defense is always a better offense, as is exhibited in a 2013 MOA propaganda video, Targeting Islam and Muslims in America, which accuses “front organizations” for Israel (a code word for Jews)  — such as Martin Mawyer’s organization CAN and the Klu Klux Klan — of of spreading “Islamophobia” and conspiring to destroy Muslims, among other things.

It is also plausible to surmise that Mahoney’s false portrayal of us has unduly provoked the involvement of the NAACP, which will be busing protesters from Oneonta to Islamberg for our ride. According to Mahoney, a retired political science professor at the State University College at Oneonta, has been “working with the Oneonta chapter of the NAACP in countering the biker [ABUAJ’s] rally.”

This is further elaborated upon in The Daily Star’s May 1, 2016 “news” story, “Islamberg Spokesman: Stand Up Against Hate,” by Jessica Reynolds, who reported on an event that was held at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Oneonta and hosted by officials of the local chapter of the NAACP to “dispel” misconceptions about MOA and “show support for area Muslims.” Unlike Mahoney, she never approached us for comments, but — quoting Rashid (“Carl”) Clark, the mayor of the Muslim enclave, Islamberg, and the statements of NAACP officials — Reynolds echoes the same “tired” details about Doggart and unfounded claims about us and our ride . . .

The biker group has asserted that Islamberg is a training site for those aspiring to wage jihad, and says the rally is intended to be ‘educational.’

But people should not be singled out and targeted for who they are or what they believe in, according to Regina Betts, vice president of Oneonta’s chapter of the NAACP. Because of this, Betts said, plans are in the works for area supporters to assemble alongside members of Islamberg on May 15 so that the bikers will see a peaceful and united front as they drive by.

‘We’re doing this in order to assure our neighbors in Islamberg that we are not going to be silent, and that we are not going to tolerate hatred,’ Betts told the audience. ‘The main thing is that we fight discrimination and that we do it peacefully.’

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‘There are more children than there are adults on Islamberg,’ Clark told the audience Sunday. ‘So when people [like Doggart] threaten to come and chop us up with machetes, they’re mainly threatening children. …On May 15, when the bikers claim they’re going to drive by, we hope to stand against hate.'”

It is important to note that our ride is not a “rally” or “protest,” as it has been improperly dubbed by The Daily Star. ABUAJ is comprised of law-abiding individual American bikers and citizens — most of whom are parents, veterans, and professionals with children, families, and jobs to uphold — and our message too is of peace through national security. Mahoney, Reynolds, and, respectively, The Daily Star have unnecessarily put them at risk by stoking the flames of hate, anger, and fear with their own glaring bias and propaganda.

Granted, Mahoney’s recent story is less inflammatory than his first, “Biker Group Plans Rally Against Local Muslims,” but both essentially cover the same erroneous grounds, and he misleads the public about the nature and goal of our ride by stating in both that “[t]he group has been . . . billing [emphasis added] it as a ‘Ride for National Security.’”

It first must be said that our group is not “against” Muslims, as the above title denotes, which sets the overall tone, once again suggesting Mahoney’s own inherent bias, not that of ABUAJ. Nowhere in any promotions about our ride do we subscribe to this view, and we are not merely “billing” it as a “Ride for National Security.” It is a ride for national security.

Jamaat ul-Fuqra, which was removed from the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign terrorist groups after 2000, has been linked to dozens of murders, assassinations, and bombings across the U.S. and abroad, including the 1993 planned World Trade Center bombing, the shoe bomber Richard Reid, the convicted D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad, and a hotel bombing in Portland, Oregon.

Although the MOA compounds are not identified by name in the Patterns of Global Terrorism report, a 2005 Homeland Security report directly links it and its compounds to Jamaat ul-Fuqra. This was further confirmed during the 1993 trial of Glen Ford, an ul-Fuqra terrorist involved in a 1991 bomb plot in Canada who testified that Gilani convinced the U.S. branch to change its name to MOA.

Similarly, a 2006 intelligence report by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), which was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, makes no distinction, stating that Jamaat ul -Fuqra receives significant funding for terrorist operations from MOA and its offshoot, IQOU, which, like MOA, was founded by Gilani as a U.S. nonprofit organization.

As illustrated by the ROCIC report tables above (click on the link at the end of article for exhibits), white-collar crimes, as well as drug trafficking of narcotics, are major sources of revenue for Jamaat ul-Fuqra’s terrorist activities, and front companies, such as Professional Securities International (PSI), are established to launder and transfer funds to Jilani in Pakistan.

When Gilani first formed Jamaat ul-Fuqra in 1980, he reportedly began “preaching against Western culture” at Al-Farooq Mosque in Brooklyn, New York, and “primarily targeted black American Muslim converts from the inner city, mostly those with criminal backgrounds.” According to the ROCIC report, there are currently at least 35 suspected Jamaat ul-Fuqra communes with over 3,000 members throughout the U.S. Islamberg in Hancock, New York, is identified as the first of them to be established by Gilani and his American recruits. Their structure is described as typical of “classically structured terrorist cells” and its members as terrorist extremist — but more on this later and back to our ride and Mahoney’s first hit piece on us . . .

Again, our May 15th Ride for National Security passed Islamberg is not a “protest” or “rally,” as it has been falsely and unfairly dubbed by The Daily Star. It is one of many other peaceful and lawful methods that ABUAJ has chosen to educate the American public about the ever-increasing threat of terrorism in America and abroad, and, in this particular case, to proactively advocate for the State Department to reclassify groups such as Jamaat al-Fuqra as foreign terrorist organizations to safeguard our homeland and Americans of all stripes — Muslims and non-Muslims included.

To be fair, it would be remiss not to mention that Mahoney included most of our initial email to him in his first story about our ride. Nevertheless, by taking our statements out of the proper context — juxtaposing them to his statements about Doggart, as is done in all four of The Daily Star pieces about us — he has distorted our genuine intentions, inflaming an undeserved climate of hate and fear. His titles alone connote bias, conjuring pejorative stereotypical images of American bikers and fueling the flames of animus for future relations between us, the Hancock community, and American Muslims in general. Obviously, our group and our ride are not against Muslims, local or otherwise. Rather, we stand in solidarity with American Muslims and non-Muslims alike against the very real threat of terrorism, which is an issue that should concern and unite every American.

Mahoney later contends that the organizer of the ride “sought to put distance between the organization and Doggart,” when, in reality, the need to do so would not even be an issue if Mahoney did not bring up the subject himself to begin with, most egregiously placing ABUAJ in the same context and light as Doggart. Like the gift that keeps giving, it is a theme that he and his newspaper resound each and every time the topic crops up. Suffice it to say, Mahoney and his colleagues and friends at The Daily Star seem to have had their own agenda in mind all along to instill in the people of Hancock, New York, a sense of unwarranted fear with a fallacious, hate-filled message about ABUAJ and our ride and with a veiled association between us and Doggart, when no such connection exists.

“Muslims of America,” Mahoney goes on to write in his first story, “in announcing the lawsuit against Doggart, noted that 2015 was ‘a violent year for American Muslims amid increased Islamophobia.’” No doubt it was, but it had little to do with a rise in “Islamophobia.”

While the statistical verdict is still out for 2015, the latest FBI hate crime statistics from 2014 show that the largest group of victims from religiously motivated hate crimes was Jewish, making up 56.8 percent of the total victims compared to 16.1 percent of religiously motivated crimes against Muslim victims, which is a 40.7 percent difference. Unfortunately, MOA leaders have a long, documented history of promoting such hate against Jews themselves (also see here and here). This is aptly conveyed in a September 2002 MOA propaganda video, which was written by Sheikh Gilani, produced by IQOU at Islamberg, New York, and Directorate of Information of the MOA, and later obtained by The Clarion Project.

As depicted below, MOA accuses the “Zionist media” of “releasing a reign of media terror to destroy the American Muslims” and of a conspiracy to destroy the world.In other MOA and IQOU literature and propaganda, which are documented in official law-enforcement reports, the Jews are compared to “Satan,” and Gilani has been caught on film at what was referred to in one official report as a “roundtable of terrorists,” which included Osama Bin Laden, chanting “down, down with the USA! Down, down with the CIA,” and “death to the Jews” (see here, here, and here for examples). The film now remains in the CIA’s possession as part of the dossier on bin Laden known as the “Alex File.”

Either way, violent Islamic terrorist attacks against Muslims and non-Muslims alike have risen exponentially throughout the world, and MOA is correct to point out that Muslims make up the majority of its victims. The National Counterterrorism Center found that in 2011 alone Muslims themselves suffered between 82 and 97 percent of the fatalities related to Islamic terrorism, but that figure is significantly higher than recorded in most other and more recent reports (see here, here, and here). Figures on Islamic terrorism against Muslims, or any other religious group for that matter, are somewhat sketchy, since reporting methodologies and data collection are generally based on news reports and aggregated according to geographical regions and terrorist groups rather than by religion.

We also are in full agreement with Mahoney when he relays a March 21 statement by MOA, noting that “Muslims of America declared: ‘We must use all legal means available to stop the terrorization of people based on their faiths for any reason.'” This is precisely the same reason ABUAJ is hosting a ride that focuses on national security — to improve upon law enforcement’s ability to uphold and enforce our nation’s laws. In fact, to assure the safety and peace of mind of everyone concerned — so that no faith or group from either ABUAJ or the community of Hancock at large feels the slightest bit threatened — we have been in direct communication with the local New York State Police department, who will be present during our ride passed Islamberg.

Even before the second hit piece about us was released by The Daily Star, we had already posted and promoted guidelines for our May 15th ride. As is illustrated below, our ride is not a rally or protest but for educational purposes only. ABUAJ will be riding passed Islamberg on a public state road that runs perpendicular to Muslim Lane, where the complex is located, but we will neither be stopping at its entrance nor trespassing on its property. We have instructed all participants that Islamberg is a private, gated commune and that women and children reside there and to be mindful and respectful of that.

Up to this point, Mahoney had a few validate points to make, but his argument goes sorely awry as he continues,

Muslims of America describes itself as a population of primarily African American Sunni Muslims. the group says it has a long history of fighting against disinformation about its activities.

Following the assault on various sites in Paris last November, the head of Muslims of America, Hussein Adams, issued a statement declaring his group has no affiliation with the Islamic State and condemned its activities.

‘Muslims are not terrorists, we are the No. 1 victims of terrorists,’ Adams said then.

‘Muslims are being slaughtered by these people who are perpetrating their devastation in the name of Islam in order to instigate chaos in the world. And yet, here at home in America, Islamophobes are wasting time harassing American Muslims who have not harmed anyone. The American Muslim community has co-existed here peacefully for decades.’

It is here where both Mahoney and the head of MOA, Hussein Adams — as well as MOA’s Mayor, who Reynolds’ quotes in her story — begin to whitewash some of the more painful realities of terrorism, jihad in America, and the history of MOA itself, which we cannot overlook without correcting the record.

First, as noted above, we understand and agree that Muslims are the primary victims of Islamic terrorism, which discredits the notion proclaimed by MOA that Muslims are not terrorists. Second, ABUAJ never once associated MOA with ISIS, which makes its above-quoted contention an irrelevant, mute issue. Third, we reject the entire premise of Islamophobia, which is akin to the pot calling the kettle black after MOA’s long, sordid history of hatred towards other groups.

In fact, MOA’s general counsel, Tahirah Amatul Wadud, was recently appointed to the board of the Massachusetts chapter of CAIR. As reported by Ryan Mauro, National Security Analyst for The Clarion Project,“Islamophobia” is a term that was first derived and promoted in the early 1990s by the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), a front group of the Muslim Brotherhood. As the think tank Discover the Networks explains in “Politics of ‘Islamophobia,’” the term was expanded upon and promoted after 9/11 by groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist fundraising trial,U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development et al, in U.S. history and has been used “as a weapon to advance a totalitarian cause by stigmatizing critics and silencing them.” Its suffix, phobia, connotes an unwarranted, exaggerated sense of fear, but, in this instance, the realities of Islamic terrorism are not based on either unfounded fear or the discrimination of Muslims.

Wadud reportedly posted an article by MOA’s Pakistan-based leader, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, on her Facebook claiming the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is a puppet of the British government and a Jewish conspiracy perpetrated the attacks on Pearl Harbor and September 11, 2001 [sic] The Clarion Project was the first to report on the inflammatory article.

‘There was no need for America to go to war against Hitler. Hitler was not the enemy of America or the American people. There was a mutual animosity between Hitler and the Jews. So, the American people paid a very heavy price for fighting someone else’s war,’ Gilani wrote.

It is unconscionable that MOA  — with a Judeophobic leader who spews such inflammatory hatred, reducing the Holocaust to an anti-Semitic Jewish conspiracy, which is based on his own hatred and unrealistic fear of the Jewish people — would have the temerity to cast stones, when its own counsel and representative parrots this type of toxic venom at Jews.

Our group, on the other hand, does not discriminate on the basis of religion. The focus of our Ride for National Security passed Islamberg is not against Muslims. It is about Islamic terrorism, and we are against the actions of the individuals and groups who carry it out. Needless to say, not all Muslims are terrorists, and our focus would be exactly the same if Jamaat ul-Fuqra was a Nazi organization comprised of mainly Christians, Buddhists, and Jewish members, white supremacist members of the Klu Klux Klan, or, as it is in this case, Muslim members.

As a matter a fact, over a dozen North American Muslim organizations joined The Clarion Project to urge the U.S. Department of State to designate Jamaat ul-Fuqra a foreign terrorist organization, stating,

As Muslims concerned about Islamist terrorism, we urge the U.S. State Department to label the Pakistani militant group, Jamaat ul-Fuqra, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. We are alarmed that this group, operating under various names like Muslims of the Americas (MOA), says it has 22 “Islamic villages” in the U.S. and Canada.

We stand in solidarity with them. If MOA has no connection to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, as it has repeatedly claimed, it has no reason whatsoever to feel harassed and discriminated against and should in fact welcome and join our May 15th ride to designate it as a foreign terrorist organization and stand in solidarity with us, The Clarion Project, and the other North American Muslim groups………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

continue reading at original PRESS RELEASE…..but its conclusion is cited below…..

Unlike The Daily Star, our information is rooted in primary-source evidence, not opinions and spin, that is based on records, reports, and raw videotaped footage from decades-long research and protracted investigations by counter-terrorist experts, the FBI, and other U.S. law enforcement agencies. Yet, stunningly, it has taken an anti-American stance against our national security to stand on the side of Islamic terrorism under the fictitious banner of standing by MOA and Islamberg but apparently not by the rest of the American people.

In doing so, they have stirred a cauldron of unnecessary hate and fear and would be all the wiser if in the future they did their due diligence before defaming us and other groups with baseless comparisons, libelous characterizations, and sensationalized “reports” that promote themselves and sell papers but incite anger, hatred and discord and frighten the public — perhaps most especially the women and children who live at Islamberg in Hancock, New York.While proclaiming to stand against hate, The Daily Star, its writers, and friends have concocted a false narrative and taken aim against ABUAJ, portraying us as a hate group to deligitimize us and our message and stifle political discourse and action, as well to thwart our educational goal to raise public awareness about the genuine modern-day threat that American Muslims and non-Muslims face from homegrown Islamic terrorism.

We welcome the American Muslim community to join us, stand by them too, and help us in our educational mission for the safety and security of all Americans.By contrast, we stand on the side of right in support of The Clarion Project with over a dozen North American Muslim organizations who also have called on the State Department to reclassify Jamaat ul-Fuqra as a foreign terrorist organization. We stand with the thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims, whose voices have been silenced in large part by a dishonest, complicit left-wing press that seems more intent on political correctness than it does on reporting accurate news and upholding the safety and lives of innocent Americans.
______________________________________________________________________Special thanks and credit to The Clarion Project and Christian Action Network for providing a wealth of resources with their groundbreaking research. 

Continue reading….sources and additional exhibits are included within original link:

 

{re-blogged at The Homeland Security Network}

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America’s Jihadi Compounds & Alaska’s “Last Frontier”. Is Anywhere Safe From Islamic Encroachment?

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REST assured, once the Islamist-in-Chief departs the People’s House, many of his bomblets will explode at future dates. Most rational folks recognize as much. However, another incendiary fire is smoldering. It has received little attention, except at very few media outlets.

BE that as it may, this particular (compound) bomb has the potential to dwarf the rest, in so far as its implantation has been ongoing for years, but without any real interference from authorities. In fact, state and federal law enforcement have been ordered: stand down! Know this: its basis was gleaned through a direct (in the know) Fed contact. Enough said.

IN a nutshell, whenever law enforcement was queried (more than once from these quarters), as to why they allowed jihadi compounds to mushroom under their noses, the answer went like this: religious freedom! Whoa.

IN effect, Islamic jihadists have an American “right” to segregate themselves within war-like compounds, simply because they hide behind Muslim garb. Hmm…an interesting perversion of Constitutional precepts.

The Center for Constitutional Rights in New York and the California-based civil rights organization Muslim Advocates, which represented the plaintiffs, complained the court’s decision “gives legal sanction to the targeted discrimination of Muslims anywhere and everywhere in this country, without limitation, for no other reason than their religion.”

However, using Constitutional liberties to not only allow the enemy to hide and mask itself but actually be protected and find sanctuary is a very dangerous path. It is a form of civilizational jihad and “lawfare” under the sympathetic guise of political correctness. Americans must not voluntarily drop our shield just to appease a minority, which fails to accept responsibility for the issues within its community.

Let me be clear and blunt. The bastards who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9-11; the traitor who stood atop a table and gunned down American Soldiers at Ft. Hood; these jerks were not heard saying “God Bless America” or singing “Rocky Top” — they were shouting “Allahu Akhbar.” When that stops, we can stop our trend analysis….

IN any case, many Americans aren’t persuaded by such Orwellian constructs, thus, they demand answers: what the hell are Islam’s followers doing within jihadi compounds, and with the (direct and indirect) assistance of many counterparts residing throughout the nation and outside its borders? 

IN answer to some of the above please digest the following – just as a precursor – to garner the best handle on this burgeoning threat, before heading to the latest updates on jihad within Oregon and Alaska. Mind you, Alaska’s infestation came onto this site’s radar in Sept. 2014. 

INCONTESTABLY, the attendant dangers are much worse, if you dare imagine. They include “hidden cells” operating in plain sight, but await (hierarchical) orders to strike. This is not hooey and phooey talk. It is America’s dire reality…burrowed in its heartland and in all points in between!

AND aside from all the known jihadi compounds/cells (detailed throughout this blog), how about the recently discovered ones:

The depositions revealed that MOA has a previously unknown property outside of Anchorage, Alaska. They also confirmed the existence of an additional New York property, as well as California and Michigan locations.

The Deputy Director of MOA, Hussein Adams, is the son of terrorist Barry Adams. During questioning he was unable to provide evidence which would indicate a lack of reasonable basis for the defendants’ claims.

While MOA officials denied assertions that they are a terrorist organization, they refused to provide basic information regarding the group and their activities.

They contended that the group kept no records, with director Adams asserting that he did not know the names of those on the town council at their flagship location, Islamberg. The identity of the person entrusted to issue checks to pay the organization’s bills was also unknown, according to director Adams.

MOA is the umbrella organization operating 22 “Islamic villages” nationwide, including “Mahmoudberg” in Sweeny, Texas.

Other “communes” dotted around the U.S. and Canada include not only the Islamberg facility in Hancock, NY but also Holy Islamville in York County, South Carolina; Islamville in Dover, Tennessee; Hasanville in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, Canada; Madinah Village near Commerce, Georgia; Aliville in Odum, Georgia; Ahmadabad West in Red House, Virginia and one with an unknown name in Meherrin, Virginia.

Less precise information was offered regarding the location near Anchorage, AK, as well as “Mariaville” which is supposedly “just down the street” from Islamberg, a Deposit, NY location, an Oak Hill, CA camp as well as Coldwater, MI.

Adams declared that only three of the locations, Islamberg, Mariaville and Holy Islamville were official MOA properties, with another nine described as unofficial. When questioned on the disparity between the twelve he identified in his deposition and a propaganda DVD which states there are 22 villages, Adams replied, “Well, maybe there were other locations included.”

The plaintiffs maintained throughout their testimony that the group does not engage in jihad training and dismissed as insignificant the content of two MOA videos. Both show ongoing training, one is a recruitment effort and the other shows women in training.

IN tandem, recall this investigative journalist’s “delicate” foray to Islamberg:

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 –  this blogger 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 – with watch towers on each side – were clearly visible.

SO now that certain backgrounders are, once again, in plain view  (with an understanding that this investigative journalist holds back little, unless prudence warrants it), let’s turn our attention to Oregon. Yes, it is a beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest, and it possesses stunning topography to boot. 

YET, before we proceed, get a load of the manure shoveled by the defense: Oregon’s jihadi claims to be suffering from schizophrenia and “deserves” a free pass out of jail because he is too sick to withstand a trial! Well, it matters not a tiddly wink, true or not. Not only that, he is supposedly under a doctor’s care and more than lucid. In fact, the only issue which matters is that he plotted Oregon’s jihad with one of the most notorious Islamists in all of Europe, Mustafa Kamel Mustafa!

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AS such, if his sanity was deemed intact enough to be recruited for this all important act of jihad, whom are we to argue about his alleged (compromised) mental state?

ENTER, Haroon Aswat

Haroon Aswat admitted he traveled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the direction of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, a double-amputee and radical cleric based in London. His orders were to help train recruits “who wanted to participate in jihad on behalf of a terrorist organization,” he said in a barely audible voice at the sentencing in federal court in Manhattan.

Before pleading guilty to conspiracy and supporting terrorism, the Sheffield, England-born Aswat told U.S. District Judge Katherin Forrest that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia at 20. The judge ruled that the sentencing could go forward because the defendant was under medical care and showing no symptoms.

Aswat, 40, was charged in 2005 in the plot to establish the camp for military training at a site known as Dog Cry Ranch. Prosecutors accused the defendant of arriving in Oregon with instructions on how to make bombs and poisons.

According to court papers, one communication between the conspirators said that the property was located in a “pro-militia and firearms state” that “looks just like Afghanistan” and that the group was “stockpiling weapons and ammunition.” But the camp never materialized beyond a dozen people taking target practice, authorities said. (blogger’s note: the authorities, once again, are lying through their teeth, as Bly, Oregon became a stomping ground for much jihadi compound training!)

Aswat faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing July 31. It was unclear whether he could get credit for the nearly 10 years he spent behind bars in the United Kingdom fighting extradition to the United States. Prosecutors had no immediate comment Monday.

Mustafa was sentenced this year to life in prison following a trial in the same Manhattan courthouse.

Authorities say Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, turned London’s Finsbury Park Mosque in the 1990’s into a training ground for Islamic extremists, attracting men including Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and shoe bomber Richard Reid. He claims to have lost his hands fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan…

BUT now that Oregon’s jihad has been partially uncovered (recent info has come down the pike, though it needs further corroboration), let’s segue to Alaska and its wild environs. 

IN this regard, authorities, as always, will eventually side with Muslim “sensibilities”, even though they have little issue with failing to protect the non-Muslim public from the mushrooming Islamic threat level. Go figure. So take what both claim seriously (Islam’s perpetually aggrieved war-mongers, in concert with officialdom’s lock-step mouthpieces who are, as of yet, stopping short of calling it a “hate crime”) with less than a scoop of poop. Yup, Islam’s propaganda arm, CAIR, will, sooner than later, enter the picture screaming “Islamophobia”. As a result, count on Allah’s hell breaking loose. Mark these words.

An incident over the weekend alarmed members of an immigrant community in Anchorage. However, officials are stopping short of labeling it a hate crime.

A relatively small Muslim community in America’s far north western state of Alaska have put final touches on their first mosque.

On Sunday morning a vehicle outside a multi-family home was found with deflated tires and covered with hateful messages written in washable orange marker. “There was writing on every single window and every single side of both of the cars,” Bock said. “Things that said, ‘Not welcome,’ ‘Go home,’ ‘Take a hike,’ ‘Leave Alaska,’ ‘Go away.’”

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Debby Bock is a friend of the five men who live together in the building, all of whom are refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan. Bock came over Sunday, and was shocked by what she saw. (blogger’s note: Debby, get a grip…)

The men called the Anchorage Police Department to file a report. But both they and Bock were surprised that the Department is treating the incident as a vandalism case, and could not spare an officer to respond in person. “I called the police again,” Bock said, “and the dispatcher told me that they had taken a report over the phone, but no one was going to come out, and no one was going to take pictures.”

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Community members in Spenard, where the incident took place, have made efforts in the last day to show support with men living at the residence targeted. But the men feel unsafe after what happened, according to Bock, and some are wondering if the assault on property constitutes a hate crime.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which monitors hate crimes, has not seen evidence that would involve the organization in the case. “At this time the FBI is not investigating this as a hate crime. We are not a part of the investigation,” said Staci Feger-Pellessier, a communications specialist with the Bureau’s Anchorage division.

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IN the main, those of us who toil in the jihadi muck (on a regular basis) are less inclined to wax sympathetic over those who come to America from Islamic war-torn countries. And this realistic attitude is based upon enough clear and compelling evidence to understand what’s what. 

FOR if, in general, said “refugees” hadn’t proven to be Allah-bent on exploiting America’s freedoms, in turn, biting America’s outstretched hands, the issue would be moot. Indeed, some of us know better and cast aside reflexive tear-jerkers. Besides, if one similar grouping comes to mind, let’s recall the SOMALI infestation and attendant threat level.

OUTRAGEOUSLY, it has become a “regular” fact of life to find out that jihadis are embedded within America (all over the west), yet few make the headlines as many times as Somali Muslim immigrants. How so?

FIRSTLY, please recall previous commentaries re their “hidden” thrust within America, yet their Islamic brothers and sisters within the nation’s belly are equally dangerous.

FAST forward to today’s thesis and it is accurate to state: the west is literally ! funding jihad through its non-stop welfare benefits. More specifically, taxpayers are footing the bill to pay for acts of terror against themselves and fellow citizens, as Muslim immigrants feed at the gov’t trough and no one takes a stand against them. How many know this?

ALASKANS, if you are as spirited as most perceive you to be, trust your pioneering ways. Don’t cave – like the rest of the country – to Islamists or officialdom.

PLEASE, take this investigative journalist’s well-informed advice to heart and stand your ground! You have every reason to demand they ‘Go home,’ ‘Take a hike,’ ‘Leave Alaska,’ ‘Go away’”, plus every justification not to welcome them inside your American communities!

{re-blogged at Islam Exposed}

{re-blogged at Joe For America}