Archive for May, 2006

Powerful Roadside IEDs Kill Two in Media, Severely Injures Reporter

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31 May 2006: A CBS news correspondent remains in critical condition at a U.S. military base in Germany, a day after a powerful roadside bomb killed two of her colleagues.

Kimberly Dozier, a 39-year-old American, had undergone two surgeries for injuries from the bombing, according to CBS spokeswoman Kelli Edwards. By early Tuesday, doctors had removed shrapnel from Dozier’s head but said she had more serious injuries to her lower body.

British cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and British freelance soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed Monday when a car bomb exploded as they were working on a story about American troops in Iraq on Memorial Day, the network said. The U.S. military said an American soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in the same blast and six American soldiers were injured.

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We extend our individual prayers to the victims and their families.

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Muslims of the Americas - ties to Jamaat ul Fuqra

Muslims of the Americas (MOA) is a virulently anti-Semitic, Islamic extremist group with ties to [Jamaat] Al-Fuqra, a terrorist organization that has carried out fire bombings and murders in the United States. MOA claims to have offices in six U.S. cities and Toronto and maintains secluded residential communities in New York, Virginia and California.

Muslims of the Americas: In Their Own Words
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Here are examples of anti-Semitic, anti-Christian,anti-American, and homophobic statements made by MOA, as well as comments that promote violence:

On Jews

“Jews are an example of human Satans. This is why Jews are the founders of Satan worship and Masonic lodges, and are now trying to take over the entire globe in which the global religion is to be Satanism.” In the US there are now thousands of temples where Satan is worshipped. This Satanism has now become the ultimate tool in the hands of Zionists. ”

– “Satanism,” MOA Web site

“The enemies of Islam all over the world under the leadership of the Zionist New World Order are poised to eliminate the Ummah [the worldwide Muslim community] or so is their conspiracy.” We thus find today that all Muslim countries are ruled by kufirized [infidel] locals operating under the guise of Islam. All of these rulers are thoroughly under the Zionist New World order in every sphere of their mental outlook and conception. They today rule the World of Islam on behalf of their masters who dictate all the terms. Without Islam there is no Ummah, and no force to contest the Kufr Zionist New World Order. As we all know the Yahood (Jews), are master conspirators. They plot and plan for a century ahead. Since they are deprived of true belief in spite of their overt profession of faith and religion, they labor under the misconception that their plans will always remain on course. The setbacks which the enemies of Allah, are experiencing and which are impeding the full achievement of their satanic goals, all of which is part of the Divine Scheme of Allah…to save the Ummah from annihilation.”

– MOA E-mail message, January 3, 2002

“Every God-fearing individual, whether in America or abroad, must become informed of the heinous, barbaric, and purely sub-human nature of Zionism and all of its offshoots. It is the duty of every individual to become familiar with the nature and ways of Zionism and become educated to the whims and craftiness of these devils…”

–”The True Nature of Zionist Propaganda,” MOA Web site

On Christians

“If you ask any Christian ‘What is meant by belief in God Almighty?’ he will not be able to give you any rational explanation. On the contrary, he will confuse you, and damage you psychologically - Christians would rather submit to the theory that they have killed their god and now believe in the supremacy and power of Satan. Try to imagine the type of mentality that is build upon such a belief: Masochism, suicide, Satanism- they confuse the matter still more by introducing the fable of the Risen Christ, but have never produced a solitary witness to testify that he or she actually saw Christ ascending… One certain factor in the propagation of this nonsense is that the priests want poor, simple folk to believe in Jesus as the Son of God, whereas Jesus himself never proclaimed to be such… The vicars of Christ, after having completely confused western man in the matter of belief, use this method to manipulate the people in such a way that the priests are accepted as gods who have the power to send people to Heaven, Hell, or atone their sins. By having put their god on a crucifix as opposed to executing Satan, they not only have blasphemed against the Wisdom and Judgment of God Almighty, but reduced Him to a role of subservience to Satan. Similarly, by attributing the words of the Bible to God, they also attribute all their fallacies, inaccuracies, irrationalities, lies, and contradictions to Him!”

– “Psycho-Religious Causes of Some Incurable Diseases,” MOA Web site

On Gays

“The agents of Shaytan (Satan) are many. Many efforts are put forth to mislead masses into darkness via Satanic philosophies, ideologies, and schisms brought forth to divide and keep humanity divided, resulting in immorality, bigotry, break-down of family structure, and numerous unspeakable crimes against humanity. A perfect example of this point would be homosexuality.”

– “Conspiracies Against Islam,” MOA Web site

On America

“America is no longer the home of the free and the land of the brave. The constitution and the Bill of rights are just pieces of paper that don’t mean a damn thing anymore, unless you are white and an anti Muslim hatemonger of course. The Ku Klux Klan no longer need to wear pointed hoods and remain underground, as they are sitting in the oval office and walking the halls of congress.”

– MOA E-mail, October 13, 2001

On Violence

“All Muslim nations are in danger because the enemy will not rest until it has subjugated (or eliminated) ISLAM from the map, while it defends the terrorism of Israel.” We must put a stop to the violence and aggression against our peoples, by our people by force if necessary. We must work with each other and collectively refuse to accept the injustice and aggression of the West and [its] protege Israel. If we take these steps be assured that ALLAH “will do the rest.”

– MOA E-mail, December 14, 2001

“The Ummah cannot afford to sit back complacently as an idle observer witnessing his own destruction. Along with a return to Allah, Muslims are required to sacrifice and aid those who are in the forefront in the field to guard the Ummah and Islam. Rasulullah (Sallallahu-’Alayhi-Wa-Sallam) said ‘that there will always remain a small devoted band of his followers who will remain ever vigilant, holding aloft the Standard of Islam…exposing themselves to dangers and sacrificing their all for the Love of Allah…Muslims who are unable to enter into this field of effort and sacrifice are at least required to aid this Holy Task with their Du’as [prayers] and financial resources and with whatever other means they possess. If the Muslims fail in this duty, they will most assuredly be apprehended by the Punishment of Allah…”

– MOA E-mail message, January 3, 2002

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Muhammad Guilty of 6 Murders in Maryland; Main Story Missed by Media

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

Beltway Sniper’s Chilling Testimony: Muhammad planned a wave of bombings of schools, school buses and children’s hospitals “for the sheer terror of it — the worst thing you can do to people is aim at their children.”‘

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Investigation suggests DC Beltway Sniper Tied to Jamaat ul Fuqra

31 May 2006: John Allen Muhammed, better known as the “Beltway Sniper,” was found guilty Tuesday of all six counts of murder brought against him in the 2002 shooting spree in the greater Washington DC area. Muhammed, 45, is facing a death sentence in Virginia for a murder there, but the most he can get for the six murders committed in Maryland is life in prison without parole. In all, 10 people were killed and three were wounded in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The star witness against Muhammed during his Maryland trial was his young protégé John Lee Malvo, who explained to the court that a second wave of terror would include bombings against children.

John Allen Muhammed was arrested, tried and convicted and will no longer pose a threat to American society. The problem, however, is that there are more Muhammed’s out there, and it is simply a matter of time before we see it again. They are currently enjoying refuge and support in Islamic compounds inside U.S. and Canadian borders. One of those support networks with encampments throughout North America has been identified as Jamaat ul Fuqra, the terrorist creation of Pakistani Sheikh Mubarak Gilani.

Since we began reporting on the Jamaat ul Fuqra compounds inside the U.S. and Canada, the Northeast Intelligence Network received a number of e-mails from law enforcement officials who were, at the very least, involved in the periphery of the infamous “beltway sniper” case. They urged us to look very closely at the connection between Muhammed, Malvo, the Nation of Islam and the terrorist organization Jamaat ul Fuqra.

A number of computer database and LexisNexis searches found several links between Muhammed, Malvo, Jamaat ul Fuqra and the Nation of Islam. Investigation found a clear connection to the Nation of Islam, although the nexus to Jamaat ul Fuqra was less obvious due to the covert nature of their methods of operation.

One of a series of articles published in the Washington Post dated November 13, 2002, written by reporters Jerry Seper and Steve Miller stated, in part, the following:

”Federal authorities are investigating whether accused snipers John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo had ties to a growing sect of militant American Muslims committed to waging holy war against the United States.

Law-enforcement authorities yesterday said investigators want to know whether the suspects — now awaiting separate murder trials in Virginia — were involved with Jamaat al-Fuqra, a militant Muslim group with documented ties to international terrorism that has been linked to 13 slayings and 17 firebombings in the United States and Canada.

The al-Fuqra network, through an offshoot group known as the Muslims of America, has established a patchwork of more than two dozen communes from New York to California, including a sizable retreat in Red House, Va., 30 miles south of Lynchburg, where as many as 200 people live in trailers in a guarded community.

FBI agents assigned to the sniper investigation task force were in Red House last week, seeking information on whether Mr. Muhammad and Mr. Malvo had ties to that community or whether they had used the site as a hide-out during a 23-day killing spree in Virginia, Maryland and the District that left 10 persons dead and three others wounded.”

One law enforcement source, Charlotte County Sheriff Thomas D. Jones, whose jurisdiction includes Red House, stated that while FBI agents did not establish any specific link with the southern Virginia commune, agents told him “there had been a connection at a similar community in Georgia.”

It is important to note that four members of the Red House “Jamaat” or encampment have been arrested on weapons charges, including two after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is also important to note that investigation established that Muhammad converted to Islam in 1984 and, as a former U.S. soldier, was stationed at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Washington, at the time of the initial ul-Fuqra attacks.

Jamaat ul Fuqra members were also identified in the August 1984 slayings of three India natives in Tacoma and in a series of fire bombings in Seattle. By virtue of those “coincidences” alone, one must thoroughly investigate Muhammed’s role in Jamaat ul Fuqra, as well as Jamaat ul Fuqra’s supporting role to the killing duo.

It is clear that paramilitary-style training is taking place at Islamic compounds and Jamaat ul Fuqra encampments throughout North America. At the Hancock, NY “headquarters” of Jamaat ul Fuqra, a school bus sits on the property, riddled with bullet holes and windows blow out from what appear to be explosions originating from inside of the bus. Investigators from the Northeast Intelligence Network were there, brought back evidence and displayed the evidence and witness accounts of the activities reported at these locations. There was no ambiguity in our findings.

There should be no ambiguity in a yellow school bus riddled with bullet holes and windows that appear to be blown out from the inside from explosives on the property of an Islamic encampment in a rural area of New York.

Above all, there should be no ambiguity in John Malvo’s court testimony that Muhammad planned a wave of bombings of schools, school buses and children’s hospitals “for the sheer terror of it — the worst thing you can do to people is aim at their children.” After all, we have been warned.

© Copyright 2006 Northeast Intelligence Network

Reprints permitted without edit, with proper attribution and link to original article.

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Florida School Bus Scare: More Questions than Answers

*UPDATE - Hillsborough Circuit Judge Mark Wolfe released Saudi Arabian nationals Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, from their jail cells without a requirement for them to post bond on Tuesday 23 May, 2006. Both men, who are in the U.S. on a scholarship paid for by the government of Saudi Arabia, are free to go about their business pending initiation of legal proceedings against them.

* Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokesman J.D. Callaway described the two as “cagey and evasive” as they answered questions.

* Northeast Intelligence Network investigators interviewed a neighbor of one of the two men… “I don’t believe it was an accident, not at all….”

tampa21Mana Saleh Almanajam (left) & Shaker Mohsen Alsidran (right)

20 May 2006: Two men from Saudi Arabia were arrested in Tampa, Florida on Friday and are being held without bond after they boarded a school bus taking students to Wharton High School. Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, both of Tampa, were charged with trespassing on school grounds as unlawful riders on a school bus after they boarded the school bus at a regular stop at 42nd Street and Fletcher Avenue in Tampa at approximately 7:00 AM. According to law enforcement officials, one of the men was dressed in a black trench coat despite hot temperatures and was sweating, and both were evasive when confronted by school and law enforcement officials.According to J.D. Callaway of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the men were “speaking in Arabic, they were making funny sounds, it was very unusual. It was alarming for the students on the bus,” describing their behavior once they boarded the school bus.

According to sheriff’s deputies, the bus driver and the students became concerned as they boarded the bus and engaged in unusual behavior and their odd attire. The bus driver notified her supervisors who, in turn, called authorities. A sheriff’s deputy met the bus at Wharton High school at approximately 7:30 PM and charged the men with trespassing.

They Lied and “Acted Cagey”

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokesman J.D. Callaway described the two as “cagey and evasive” as they answered questions. They said they were from Morocco, Callaway said, and then Saudi Arabia. The men told authorities they said they were from Morocco because they worried Americans fear Saudi Arabian men.

“They told authorities they are enrolled at the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida. The defendants gave several versions of the reason they took a school bus to a high school, among those being they wanted to enroll in easier English language classes.”

When asked why they boarded the bus, Callaway said Almanajam and Alsidran gave different answers. They wanted to enroll in an easier English language program than the one they have attended at USF; they wanted to see a high school; and they thought it would be fun.

Investigation conducted by investigators from the Northeast Intelligence Network verified that the two men have been living in the United States for at least six months and are enrolled at the English Language Institute. Additional investigation was conducted by Northeast Intelligence Network investigators and included a telephone interview with a neighbor of ALMANAJAM, the older of the two men. The neighbor, who asked that his name not be used, stated that he could not understand how such a mix-up could have occurred, adding that ALMANAJAM seemed to have a good understanding of the (English) language and “most certainly knows the difference between a school bus and a regular bus.” “I don’t believe it was an accident, not at all. But I don’t know why he would have done this (boarded the bus),” he added.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Bedier, director of the Central Florida Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said that it sounded like a harmless cultural mix-up. “Obviously, if they had recently arrived here and they are from Saudi Arabia, they may not be familiar with American rules and laws,” Bedier said. “They might have thought it was some kind of public transportation.”

Report by Douglas J. Hagmann & Sean Osborne

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Oil Assets in the Crosshairs of Islamic Terrorists in the U.S.

“Recently intercepted electronic communications, in conjunction with an increase of other pre-incident indicators, suggest an immediate, increased level of risk at these facilities.”– Federal law enforcement official speaking on the condition of anonymity.

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

18 May 2006: Federal law enforcement officials will publicly state that “there are no current credible or specific threats” against U.S. oil refineries, storage facilities, and installations inside the U.S., also adding that no terrorist incidents have taken place at any such location since the attacks of 9/11. Some of these very same officials will admit, privately and off the record however, that there have been at least two documented acts of terrorism that have occurred at two refineries within the last 18 months. These same officials are presently issuing warnings that more “explosions and acts of sabotage” intended to disrupt oil operations “will be attempted in the next few months,” basing these warnings on information developed through recent electronic surveillance intercepts.

Important Information About the March 2005 Blast at the BP Plant in Texas City, Texas Admitted… Oil installations in the area of the Gulf of Mexico and specifically in Texas should be especially vigilant, according to these sources. “Recently intercepted electronic communications, in conjunction with an increase of other pre-incident indicators, suggest an immediate, increased level of risk at these facilities,” confidential sources have admitted to Northeast Intelligence Network investigators. The methods of possible sabotage are diverse and because of the many possibilities, on-site security officers must be on heightened alert. All vehicles entering these facilities need to be thoroughly examined and the identities of the operators need to be verified by the most stringent standards,” stated the federal official Wednesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Also, it is important that the backgrounds of employees used by subcontractors working on-site at such facilities be thoroughly investigated and cleared.”

On March 23, 2005, deadly blasts ripped through BP’s Texas City, Texas facility, killing 15 and injuring another 170 workers. An investigation conducted by federal investigators and BP officials ruled that “human error” led to the fatal blast. Investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board also laid the blame on faulty alarm systems and level indicators, saying that both systems failed to warn the BP refinery workers immediately prior to the explosion. “Although federal officials will never publicly admit that terrorism played a part in this incident, people should look at the facts and events that occurred in the months following the blast.”

In June 2005, three lawsuits were filed by family members of the victims. Two of those suits were filed by the families of Larry Thomas and Susan Taylor, who were killed in the March 23 explosion. By July 2005 - or about 30 days after they were filed, the lawsuits were settled and the court records sealed. Additional lawsuits were also filed by terminated employees who claim BP wrongly blamed them for the deadly explosion.

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The Letter

Whether we like it or not, choose to accept it or not, we are engaged in a World War.

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Senior Analyst & Military Affairs Expert
sosborne@homelandsecurityus.com

16 May 2006: I have seen far too many media pundits refer to the recent communication from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad to President George W. Bush as an expose on how best to resolve various “problems” around the globe. So eager for dialog with the proponents of Islamic conquest of the world, many of these people absolutely fail to recognize the direct threat implicit within the text of the communication. These individual pundits are blatant appeasers of Islamic totalitarianism, and their view places all of us in extreme peril. Categorically speaking, the “letter” from Ahmadi-Nejad is a de facto declaration of war upon America.

The “problems” posed by the Hojjatieh regime of Iran are not really “problems” per se. Using the word “problem” is a soft-pedaling of the real issues. Iran and all of its proxy terrorist organizations (Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and HAMAS) are in fact unified-of-purpose direct threats to the security of the United States of America. The letter from Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad to President Bush is one more in a series of “declarations of war” issued by the Iranian regime since 1979 against the US and, ultimately, all nations of the world which are democratically-principled societies.

This is where we are now. Whether we like it or not, choose to accept it or not, we are engaged in a World War.

This letter from Tehran is no different than the Islamic overtures of the same kind from Osama bin Laden: “reject your Judeo-Christian heritage and embrace Islam or be put to the sword.” In other words, “we will wage war upon you with no distinction between soldiers, civilians, men, women or children.” This is Mohammedism straight from the Qur’an in its purest from.

The following are the three opening paragraphs excerpted from the CRA Terrorism Assessment Center Daily Brief issued Monday, 15 May 2006. This telling assessment is read by movers and shakers at all levels of the US government as well as those involved individuals to whom America as we know it is a paramount concern.

“From a historical perspective, Islam has considered itself at war with non-Muslims since its founding in 622 A.D., and in the ‘modern’ epoch has been conducting terrorist attacks against the West since the 1960’s (Palestinians) and more overtly in the name of Islam since 1979 when the Ayatollah Khomeini launched the Third Global Jihad with the overthrow of the Shah and the declaration of war on America by capturing the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

In spite of nearly 50 years of asymmetrical warfare against the West, few intelligence, security services or police agencies, and even fewer politicians have recognized either the state of war or its nature. Most Western countries, including the U.S. insist on treating Islam’s asymmetrical warfare as isolated criminal acts and respond with the resources of their justice systems and police agencies. Since 1985, the FBI has been the designated ‘lead agency’ of the U.S. government to fight terrorism.

While terrorists do engage in criminal activity, treating them as mere criminals ignores their greater menace as trained soldiers of a hostile global ideology. Al-Qaeda has managed to link the 50+ “jihadi” groups in the world (numbering more than 200,000 trained combatants) together in common objectives, with a common combat doctrine in which they have been trained. Most law enforcement agencies lack the education and training to combat such an enemy.”

The message is unambiguous and for the survival of the Western world, must be clearly understood: Islam has declared war against us; therefore we must officially recognize this fact and conduct ourselves accordingly to successfully engage the enemy and prevail. This is a war with an existential threat to our Republic, our war of life and our future generations. Any less of a commitment to defending ourselves against this threat is tantamount to placing these things in extreme jeopardy. We simply cannot conduct “business as usual” until the totality of this threat is unconditionally removed from its own existence.

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USS New York Being Built with Trade Center Steel: Its Motto – ‘NEVER FORGET’

“They knocked us down. They can’t keep us down. [i]We’re going to be back.”

14 May 2006: With its motto being “Never Forget,” it will still be about a year before the USS New York will be ready for launch. The Navy’s newest amphibious assault, however, is already a part of American history as it was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, La., to cast the ship’s bow section. Navy Captain Kevin Wensing was present during the process that took place on September 9, 2003. Captain Wensing described the scene, noting that when the molten steel from the Trace Center was poured into the molds, “those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence. It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.” Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the steel from the World Trade Center first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the “hair on my neck stood up.”

It is the fifth in a new class of warship, one that is designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore wherever needed by on-board helicopters and assault craft.

“It would be fitting if the first mission this ship would go on is to make sure that bin Laden is taken out, his terrorist organization is taken out,” said Glenn Clement, a paint foreman. “He came in through the back door and knocked our towers down and (the USS New York) is coming right through the front door, and we want them to know that.”

“It had a big meaning to it for all of us,” he said. “They knocked us down. They can’t keep us down. We’re going to be back.”

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An Investigation into the Incident at Desert Ridge

“One must wonder, however, why the incident that is being cited as an example of a national hatred and a knee-jerk response to the movie is not on record anywhere outside of the offices of CAIR.” — Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
director@homelandsecurityus.com

13 May 2006: “Take off your f**king burqas and get the f**k out of this country. We don’t want you in this country. Go home.”

These words were allegedly spoken by a middle-aged couple to a group of three young Muslim women wearing head scarves April 29, 2006 at the Desert Ridge Marketplace in Scottsdale, Arizona.

According to the young women, the couple approached them calmly and asked if they were Muslim. After answering yes, the women said the couple became enraged and verbally abused them, indicating they had just watched the film United 93.

So writes Justin Malvin, a reporter for the California Aggie online in an article dated May 10, 2006. That article was written by the reporter in response to a subsequent press release issued about the incident by the national office of the Council on American Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR. It is relevant to note that one of the three women who was one of the reported victims of this verbal abuse and harassment was Bushra Khan, the office manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Arizona chapter.

Khan expressed concern that “United 93” is causing citizens to become angry again and lashing out against Muslims just like the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Immediately after the alleged incident at the Desert Ridge Marketplace, Khan sent a message out to each of the 31 CAIR offices in the U.S., detailing the incident and her concerns. That, in turn spurred a CAIR Press Release about the verbal assault and the dissemination of an article titled “Why I’m Nervous About United 93,” written by Hesham A. Hassaballa, a Chicago physician and columnist for Beliefnet. Hassaballa specifically cites the incident at the Desert Ridge Mall as the primary reason for being afraid to see the movie at a public theater, citing the apparent anger against Muslims that the movie creates.

This incident of alleged malevolence also caused Dina El-Nakhal, director of communications for the Sacramento Valley CAIR office, to state that it “has affected Muslim communities across the nation.”As an investigator, I wanted to obtain more information about the incident that has begun to be the lynchpin for a heightened, national concern among Muslims that they have already and could again become victimized by the anti-Islamic sentiment created by “United 93.” Ms. Khan is a well-informed young woman who is employed by the primary and most vocal of all Muslim right’s organizations (CAIR) and most certainly does – or at least should know how to report an incident such as this, especially given the fear the incident created.

On 11 May, 2006, I contacted the police department responsible for the protection of the citizens who visit this upscale mall to obtain a copy of the police report of this incident. As Ms. Khan and her companions expressed a genuine fear for their safety, it would not only be reasonable, but prudent to request police assistance when confronted in such a manner. Further, a review of the police report would provide additional avenues of investigation into this alleged verbal assault reportedly caused by “United 93.”

It was discovered that no police report exists; despite the fear expressed by the young women. Thinking that the women at least requested assistance from the security employed by the Desert Ridge Marketplace, I contacted that office on two occasions to inquire about the incident.

“This is the first I’ve heard about it,” stated the officer answering the telephone on May 10, 2006. “If something like that did happen, we would probably know about it, most definitely,” he added. At his urging, however, I contacted the officer in charge on the following day to see if any report of the incident was on file.

“We have no record of the incident. No one from our security detail responded to any complaint as you described,” he stated. “I can’t say that it didn’t happen, but if it did, we were never notified or called for assistance,” added the officer in charge.

In summary, it appears that the incident of verbal abuse that allegedly took place on or about April 29, 2006 was not reported to anyone outside of the CAIR organization despite the level of fear the victims expressed and the concern this incident has caused on a national level. My investigation failed to find any independent corroborating evidence that the verbal assault alleged by these three young Muslim women, one who is a CAIR employee, occurred in the manner in which it has been publicly reported. Although it might well have taken place as described, my investigation found no police report, no incident report on file with mall security, and no independent confirmation of this incident of verbal assault that is causing such a panic within the Muslim community.

To echo the words of the mall security officer, “I can’t say that it didn’t happen.” If it took place in the manner described, it is a shameful act that sullies the intent of the movie “United 93” and the legacy of the heroic actions of the passengers of that flight. One must wonder, however, why the incident that is being cited as an example of a national hatred and a knee-jerk response to the movie is not on record anywhere outside of the offices of CAIR.

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