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Tea Bagger Rushes to Defend Al Quaeda

All About the Tea Party

First – the Tea Baggers griped about Obama ordering US Special Forces to take out Bin Lauden…

Now – they are at it again.

Plastic patriots waving their little plastic flags. More of an enemy of America that the foreign Al Quaeda.

Ron Paul: Anwar Al-Awlaki, U.S.-Born Al-Qaeda Cleric, ‘Assassinated’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is condemning the Obama administration for killing an American born al-Qaida operative without a trial.

Paul, a Texas congressman known for libertarian views, says the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki on Yemeni soil amounts to an “assassination.” Paul warned the American people not to casually accept such violence against U.S. citizens, even those with strong ties to terrorism.

Anwar al-Awlaki was considered one of the most influential al-Qaida operatives wanted by the United States. U.S. and Yemen officials say he was killed in a U.S. air strike targeting his convoy Friday morning.

Paul made the comments to reporters after a campaign stop Friday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He said America’s leaders must think hard about “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

 

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The Al Quaeda Bamba – Hispanic Recruits to Radical Islam

Another gift from the Prison Industrial Complex…

Hispanic Islamic Terrorists.

Another point here, any dream conservatives had of simply profiling Middle Eastern or Southeast Asian people would catch “terrorists” is nothing more than you typical conservative racism, with the typical conservative result…Failure.

Statistically, black and Hispanic folks tend to be more religious, and belong to, or go to church. With the politicization of some christian groups on the right, and the radicalization of christian fundamentalism – you have to ask the questions as to whether these young men are running from something – as well as the question of whether they are running to something in embracing radical Islam.

Officials Worry About Some Latino Converts To Islam

Antonio Martinez - Arrested For Trying To Blow Up Military Recruitment Center

The FBI arrested Antonio Martinez, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, Wednesday and charged him with plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. There are two things about this case that make it particularly interesting to counterterrorism officials. The first is that Martinez appears to have been radicalized in the U.S. The second is that he is Latino. Latino converts to radical Islam have been connected to terrorism cases in this country with increasing frequency — and officials are trying to understand why.

The FBI began tracking Martinez, who also went by the name Muhammad Hussain, in October. That’s when, according to the criminal complaint against him, Martinez allegedly struck up a conversation with an FBI source and told him that he wanted to attack U.S. military personnel.

Martinez allegedly believed that the U.S. had long been at war with Muslims, and he said that Muslim brothers needed to strike back. After taping hours of Martinez’s conversations, the FBI ended up providing him with what he thought was a car bomb. He allegedly parked it outside an armed forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Md., on Wednesday and was arrested after he allegedly tried to detonate it.

The explosives were inert and no one, Justice Department officials said, was ever in any danger. While there is already some discussion about Martinez having been entrapped by a terrorism sting operation launched by the FBI, officials say to concentrate on that misses another wrinkle in the case: Why do a small number of Latinos in this country seem to convert not just to Islam but to a radical form of it?

Jose Padillia - Al Quaeda Trainee

“In some ways, it is not the volume [of conversion] necessarily. It is not like folks are worried about vast communities or subcommunities of Latinos joining al-Qaida,” said Juan Zarate, a former deputy national security adviser in the Bush administration who is now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “What has got people’s attention is the nature of individuals who have been caught in this web.”

The individuals involved have been at the center of what terrorism officials consider important cases. There is Jose Padilla, the former Chicago native who pleaded guilty to training with al-Qaida; or Daniel Maldonado, a Latino-American who was one of the first U.S. citizens to join an al-Qaida affiliate group in Somalia. Officials also point to Bryant Neal Vinas, a Latino from Long Island who found himself in al-Qaida’s inner circle a couple of years ago. He talked to the group’s leadership about how to attack the Long Island Rail Road and, according to officials close to the case, “has been a gold mine of information about al-Qaida ever since.”

Daniel Maldonado - Joined Al Quaeda in Somalia and Trained as a Suicide Bomber

“It’s both the nature of these individuals but also their case studies, the substantive dimensions of their work, and who they are in contact with, and what they represent that I think is why Latino converts have garnered some attention from counterterrorism analysts and the community,” Zarate said. “These are cases people are still following. They are still instructive.”

One of the reasons these officials are interested in Latino converts is that al-Qaida appears to be. The terrorist group has specifically recruited Latinos under the assumption that they could move in and around the United States without arousing suspicion.

Bryant Neal Vinas Joined Al Quaeda and Attacked US Forces in Afghanistan

Before Wednesday’s arrest, the most recent terrorism case involving a Latino happened over the summer. That’s when two New Jersey men, Mohammed Alessa and Carlos Almonte, were arrested as they boarded a plane for Somalia. They allegedly planned to join the ranks of a terrorist group there called al-Shabab. The New York Police Department, the FBI and New Jersey law enforcement had had the two men under surveillance for years; Almonte, in particular, became of interest because he was Latino and allegedly so firmly embraced radical Islam.

“Carlos Almonte was of Dominican heritage, a naturalized U.S. citizen, from a middle-class family; his father was a school bus driver; and he grew up in a Catholic family,” said Mitch Silber, the head of the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit. “And as Almonte started to change, he dropped his non-Muslim friends and his change was visible to others.”

Carlos Allmonte, the "Jersey Jihadist" Joined Al Quaeda in Somalia

Almonte allegedly started hanging out with members of Revolution Muslim, an Islamist group in New York, and joined their online chats. He began talking about what he saw as America’s war on Islam. Those are two things that he apparently had in common with the suspect in this latest case, Martinez.

Officials say the Internet isn’t the only place radicalizing these Latino converts. Authorities have been tracking an increasing number of Latino converts who embrace radical Islam in prison. The concern, Zarate says, is that prison recruits will redirect their criminal energies and engage in terrorism.

“I think that it is in that intersection with prison radicalization, gang culture, religious zealotry that you have a potential problem,” Zarate said. “I wouldn’t say it is a wave, but it is a potential problem authorities watch for.”

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2010 in Domestic terrorism

 

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C Street Crew

The “C Street Crew” – a group of Republican legislators who lived in subsidized housing partially paid for by a religious cult is back in the news…

Seems that these same Senators and Congressmen most noted for their dalliances with women other than their wives…

Were doing the freak-nasty on Al Quaeda’s dime.

And who knows what else the money paid for?

Prayer Group Linked to GOP Lawmakers Took Money From Alleged Terrorist Source

A group of activist ministers in Ohio has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the tax status of an outfit that sponsors the National Prayer Breakfast, saying that it took money six years ago from an alleged Islamic terrorist financier.

ClergyVoice said in a letter to the IRS that the Fellowship Foundation violated its standing as a tax-exempt group when it accepted two $25,000 checks in May and June of 2004 from the Islamic American Relief Agency, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The Islamic charity turned up on the Senate Finance Committee list of terrorist financiers in January 2004.

The Fellowship Foundation told the Post it has tightened its vetting of donors and that it neither retained the relief agency money nor used it to pay for trips taken by GOP senators such as Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and John Ensign of Nevada. The foundation has been associated with a house on C Street near Capitol Hill where several senators and House members stay while in Washington.

The Missouri-based Islamic American Relief Agency was raided and shut down by federal agents in October 2004, but in the months following it started a quiet lobbying campaign to clear its name. Government wiretaps and material collected in the raid resulted in federal indictments of the agency’s officers and ultimately a guilty plea this year by its chief executive, Mubarak Hamed. He acknowledged sending one of the $25,000 checks to the International Foundation — a name used by the Fellowship group — in 2004.

In his plea, Hamed said the plan was to pay for lobbying by former Rep. Mark D. Siljander (D-Mich.) who, Hamed said, promised to help the relief agency get off of the Senate’s terrorist list. In July, Siljander pleaded guilty to acting as the charity’s unregistered agent in meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He admitted lying to federal officers about his role, the Post said. In addition, the Justice Department said the money involved was stolen from a grant given to the charity by the U.S. Agency for International Development for relief work in Mali.

Fellowship Foundation President Richard E. Carver said Wednesday that with improved screening of potential donors, “Hopefully, we would not have a repeat of this experience.”

 

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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Mega Disaster in Pakistan – Why No One Cares…

What would happen if there were a mega-disaster…

And no one came to help?

Three major reasons Aid to Pakistan is limited:

  1. The Money Well is tapped out. The World economic crisis has limited the ability of nations, including the United States, to respond.
  2. Pakistan was responsible for the distribution o Nuclear Weapons making technology to other Islamic countries, and terrorist organizations, They have so far, refused to punish those responsible.
  3. Islamofascism is alive and well in Pakistan, with the Taliban and Al Quaeda both having bases in the country and successfully hiding.  Some of that ability is based on support by a portion of the Pakistani people. The country could very easily become another Islamofascist state under Islamic Fundamentalist control.

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Posted by on August 22, 2010 in News

 

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The Truth About Afghanistan

Must be something they are putting in the Scotch Whiskey over there at the Democrat Club up on Capitol Hill. Yet another Democrat Congressman lays out the truth, and damn the torpedoes –

There is no question the Bushits let Bin Lauden, and much of the Taliban escape for political purposes. A number of Military people have said the same damn thing – before being quickly shut up.

The reason we are having to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan today is a direct result of the Bushit’s need for a boogeyman to justify the illegitimate invasion of Iraq. The reason American soldiers are still dying over there, has to do with not finishing the war we were in, because neo-con sleazebags wanted to start another to try and steal oil.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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