Terrorist training camps for Muslims in America 4

Thanks to a group of writers and investigators – Douglas Hagmann, Bill Krayer, Michael Travis, Paul Williams – terrorist training camps in the US have been exposed.

Even the Department of Homeland Security must know now that they exist and what they’re about.

Read about them here, where you’ll find a full and scary description of one in particular called Islamberg, established in a forest on the outskirts of Hancock, New York.

Islamberg is a branch of Muslims of the Americas Inc., a tax-exempt organization formed in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who … has been directly linked by court documents to Jamaat ul-Fuqra or “community of the impoverished,” an organization that seeks to “purify” Islam through violence.

Though primarily based in Lahore, Pakistan, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has operational headquarters in New York and openly recruits through various social service organizations in the U.S., including the prison system. Members live in hamaats or compounds, such as Islamberg, where they agree to abide by the laws of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, which are considered to be above local, state and federal authority.

Additional hamaats have been established in Hyattsville, Maryland; Red House, Virginia; Falls Church, Virginia; Macon, Georgia; York, South Carolina; Dover, Tennessee; Buena Vista, Colorado; Talihina, Oklahoma; Tulane Country, California; Commerce, California; and Onalaska, Washington. Others are being built, including an expansive facility in Sherman, Pennsylvania.

Before becoming a citizen of Islamberg or any of the other Fuqra compounds, the recruits …  are compelled to sign an oath that reads: “I shall always hear and obey, and whenever given the command, I shall readily fight for Allah’s sake.”

In the past, thousands of members of the U.S. branches of Jamaat ul-Fuqra traveled to Pakistan for paramilitary training, but encampments, such as Islamberg, are now capable of providing boot-camp training so raw recruits are no longer required to travel abroad amidst the increased scrutiny of post 9/11.

Over the years, numerous members of Jamaat ul-Fuqra have been convicted in US courts of such crimes as conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, gun smuggling, and workers’ compensation fraud. Others remain leading suspects in criminal cases throughout the country, including ten unsolved assassinations and seventeen fire-bombings between 1979 and 1990.

In 2001, a resident of a California compound was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy; another was charged with gun-smuggling, and twenty-four members of the Red House community were convicted of firearms violations.

By 2004 federal investigators uncovered evidence that linked both the DC “sniper killer” John Allen Muhammed and “Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid to the group and reports surfaced that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded in the process of attempting to obtain an interview with Sheikh Gilani in Pakistan.

Even though Jamaat ul-Fuqra has been involved in terror attacks and sundry criminal activities, recruited thousands of members from federal and state penal systems, and appears to be operating paramilitary facilities for militant Muslims, it remains to be placed on the official US Terror Watch List. On the contrary, it continues to operate, flourish, and expand as a legitimate nonprofit, tax-deductible charity.

Why? Because that’s what the US government wants it to do and be. Is there any other possible explanation?

  • Liz

    This should be another nail in the coffin for Eric Holder, along with the previous post on him. Is he holding back from bringing these terrorists to justice, too?  I’m sure he’s afraid of offending their religious sensitivities.

  • TyS

    Unfortunately, this is (relatively) old news – I know that several of these camps have indeed been shut down, raided, etc.

    I am curious to see a more updated list – what is the status of these camps and their people today?

    • George

      You’re right TyS , some of these training camps have been shut down and yet  more are still forming.  I was listening to a conservative radio talk show yesterday and they played the recording of a  liberal rep who referred to federal agents who infiltrated Muslim mosques as being “mosque crawlers” .  When a local police agency  did their job and went in with permission after confidential informants had allegedly reported that jihad was being preached at a mosque in their city, the feds decided to investigate  the local law enforcement agency. Can you believe this crap ?
                                   One official report indicated (as reported ) that 8 out of 10 Muslim mosques in America were teaching or preaching Islamic jihad and sharia law promotion.  Now I do not know the accuracy of this but this is what was (allegedly ) reported. I will check further for more info on this.
                     Regardless , the fact still remains, how can this go on in modern America with all the local, state and federal agencies to investigate such things ?   Does anyone think for one moment that a Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Scientologist or atheist camp could exist in any Muslim theocracy nation ?  The very fact that they even exist in the first place should be alarming and yet we don’t see the mainstrealm media harping on this like they do other nonsense non-threatening issues.

  • George

    My question is where is the public outrage from  America’s citizens regarding this going on right here in our country ? Why aren’t the feds rounding these individuals up and charging them with plotting terrorist acts if they have the proof and/or evidence ? If a white supremacist group or a black  militant group were to be operating with camps in America , you can bet your bottom dollar that LEO investigators ( and the media ) would be all over it.  Here we have Muslim terrorist cells right here in America operating right under our noses and out in  the open and they are allowed to get away with it . Why ?
                       Why isn’t this being broadcast on CNN, NPR , BBC, ABC, FOX , MSNBC  , CBS, CSPAN and the other major networks ?  Why don’t we see major articles about this in USA TODAY , The New York Times,  The American Thinker,  etc ?  Has there been a cover-up ?  Just asking .  Is there some form of censorship going on ?  Just asking.  Is this an “untouchable ” topic by the mainstream media ?  Just asking.
                         Do you think any American group could get away with operating right in the midst of a Muslim theocratic country ? They come into our country and demand the right to build mosques and yet overtly forbid any building of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, Buddhist temples, or secular facilities in their sharia law governed societies.  We always cave in or capitulate to cater to them while they in turn give us “the middle finger” .  They are literally laughing at our overt stupidity , gullibility and foolish mentality.  They smell weakness in the west with such a  weak current western society leadership and they are moving their key players around incrementally one degree at a time while we Americans passively continue to act as if all is well.
                    Our society which is so repleat with “political correctness”  nonsense could very well spell our doom and our [ ultra-tollerance ] which so overwhelmingly permeates our society could very well lead to our very anihilation.   People had better wake the %$#@ up before it’s too late . This situation is getting worse more and more every day and people still go about their day to day lives with their proverbial ” heads burried in the sand”  and before you know it the [poop] will hit the fan.  These radicals have patience and they are plotting every day and night and the reason they are getting away with this is because our government and agencies let them.  We have the militarty might currently to stop them but we do not have the will. 
                            People had better start demanding that the government step up to the plate and start protecting American citizens and our American soverignty and do their freakin’ job.