Archive for March, 2007

CAIR’S terrorism through litigation

Special report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

16 March 2007: As readers to this site know, I have followed the case of the six “(f)Lying imams” since the incident took place, correctly identifying it as a “watershed event” in the litigation process and an assault on our national security and the flying public. My quotes were contemporaneously memorialized in the Washington Times in an article written by reporter Audrey Hudson, a respected journalist who now finds herself not only reporting the story, but part of the story. Ms. Hudson was barred from CAIR’s “private” press conference for her in-depth coverage of the incident, presenting well-researched facts to the readers of the Washington Times. In other words, she did her job, did it well, and provided the public with all of the facts uncovered during her investigation. For doing her job so well, she was banished from CAIR’s whinefest.

Despite identifying the event in the terms I did, I underestimated the contemptible depths to which CAIR would sink in front of all America. Obviously, CAIR is relying on the malaise of all Americans to gloss over paragraph 21 in the lawsuit filed this week in United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. That part of the lawsuit refers to as-yet unidentified “John Doe” defendants - the passengers who reported the suspicious behavior of the imams to U.S. Airways. The complaint describes these defendants as “an older couple” seated near the imams who witnessed their suspicious behavior and notified airline officials. In other words, the older couple who reported the suspicious activity aboard the aircraft is being sued too.

If permitted to progress, this frivolous lawsuit will have significant implications, not the least of which will be the erosion of our national security. From the President to every rational thinking American, we need to send a clear message to these Muslim bullies that their behavior is unacceptable and we will not stand for this - not today - not ever. We also must show our support to U.S. Airways, and stand fully behind them as long they hold steadfast against Islamic terrorism through litigation.

Washington Times: Imams’ suit risks “chill” on security


Grenade found behind shopping plaza near Toronto

15 March 2007: Shortly before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, a grenade was found inside of a box behind the Elgin Mills Centre, a strip mall on Elgin Mills Road located about a half-mile from Bayview Road in the Richmond Hill area of York, a northern suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The device was described as a United States-made fragmentation anti-personnel grenade with a primer on the bottom. According to a Canadian police official contacted by the Northeast Intelligence Network late Wednesday, the grenade is genuine, had its pin still intact but the top portion was partially “modified” to resemble a cigarette lighter that made it initially appear as a novelty.

Bart Bagley, the manager of Suburban Services Ltd. in the Elgin Mills Centre said his co-worker stripping parts off an old van behind the plaza when he noticed a small metal package around 9:30 a.m. He brought it to Bagley who notified the York Regional Police. After assessing the device, the York Regional Police closed off access to Elgin Mills between Neal Drive and Newkirk Road. The bomb disposal unit deactivated the explosive - confirmed to be a grenade- and are investigating how and why it was placed behind the plaza.

Laser activity against passenger aircraft continues: now in Australia

15 March 2007: The Northeast Intelligence Network was one of the first private intelligence sources to issue reports about unusual laser activity against passenger aircraft, having reported on such activity since 2004. The airline industry has been continuously targeted by terrorists in a variety of forms for decades, from “traditional hijackings” to using the aircraft to cause mass casualties.

Within the last few years, a disturbing trend has emerged; the use of high-powered lasers against passenger aircraft, usually on approach to an airport to blind the pilot and copilot in the cockpit and cause a crash. Other theories pertain to the use of lasers as sighting devices for weapons against the aircraft. The FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security have issued official memos warning of laser activity against aircraft. Excerpted from a 2005 joint FBI/JTTF memo:

“Although lasers are not proven methods of attack like improvised explosive devices and hijackings, terrorist groups overseas have expressed interest in using these devices against human sight. In certain circumstances, if laser weapons adversely affect the eyesight of both pilot and co-pilot during a non-instrument approach, there is a risk of airliner crash.”

This week, airline pilots in Australia issued a mid-air alert over Sydney after a laser beam hit their cockpits above the city’s northwest on Monday night. The Federal Transport Department confirmed up to 20 laser incidents across Australia, including one on a Royal Flying Doctor plane. Peter Gibson from Australia’s Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that there have been several incidents over the past two years in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne where passenger aircraft have been struck by lasers - possibly with the intent to temporarily blind pilots, especially on approach into airports.

A spokesman for federal transport minister Mark Vaile said there were concerns terrorists could use the lasers, which he said could distract pilots, thereby “endangering the plane and its passengers.”

Send Your Thanks to American Service Personnel in Gitmo

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

15 March 2007: My Fellow Americans, this editorial is to inform some and to remind others once again that our Main Stream Media has dropped the ball. In the current news cycle virtually all are focused upon the admissions of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed of several dozen acts of terror.

Not a word is said about the male and female American troops who serve under extremely stressful circumstances and conditions while securing some of the most dangerous and vile islamofascist murderers on the planet.

Our most honorable men and women in uniform at Gitmo are routinely subjected to a treatment from the detainees known as the “cocktail.” The cocktail consists of a container filled with urine, feces, spit, hair and mucus which is thrown in the face of these honorable American troops. Such cocktail’s have been tossed at our troops over four hundred times. Moreover, and please ensure that you are seated prior to reading the next few words, there are hair-brained, dim-witted, treasonous American citizens who write letters of support and encouragement to these cocktail-tossing islamofascist pigs. They actually apologize to them for their “enemy combatant” detention status.

The conditions of the detainees are far, far above anything they deserve. And we know the detainees have written to their relatives around the world that they live in near-idyllic circumstances; they are in no hurry to be released. The detainees receive, at a moments notice, top notch medical and dental care that virtually no American citizen is able to receive, and possibly if not probably better than wounded U.S. troops recieve here at home - which is an absolute abomination in my view. The detainees receive three religiously observant meals a day, in addition to all the specific requirements and particular implements of their fundamentalist religious observances – with the exception that they are not allowed to kill any of the “infidels” holding them captive in this state-of-the-art rest home for weary mujahideen and jihadists. Yet, mind you, several American troops have been injured in the process of doing their duty guarding these vermin. Just another omission on the part of the MSM.

I know what it is like to be deployed OCONUS, but I can only imagine what these soldiers have to endure day in and day out. I know the daily mail call is a highlight and a key priority to all deployed soldiers and Gitmo is no exception. This brings me to the one thing that you can do right now to lighten the burden and bring a smile to the faces of our troops at Gitmo. Just send them a “Thank You“ note, tell them you appreciate the job they’re doing. I guarantee you that sending a letter or a postcard is one of the greatest morale booster shots any trooper can receive short of rotation back home.

Simply address the envelope or card as follows and get one in the mail today:
Any Trooper
C/O Col. Wade Dennis
JTF GTMO
APO AE 09360
You might even consider mailing several such letters or cards, as many as you can, please, because these men and women deserve nothing less and a whole lot more. And I Thank You in advance for your support of this cause. I would like nothing better then to hear back through the military grapevine that postal workers are cursing me due to the volume of mail they suddenly have to handle.

CAIR’S CONTEMPT FOR THE TRUTH & INTOLERANCE OF DIVERSITY IN U.S.

“This is a watershed event in this country’s one week before Thanksgiving when tensions are high - and they are looking for this to be litigated ad nauseum.” -Douglas J. Hagmann, Washington Times November 22, 2006

CAIR Bans Christian news service (CBN) from press conference, prohibits another well-respected reporter from entry. Ibrihim Hooper, CAIR show true colors - and they are NOT red, white & blue.

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

14 March 2007: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) barred CBN News Service (Christian Broadcasting Network) from the press conference they held yesterday announcing the impending lawsuit by the six “peace-loving” Muslim imams removed from a US Airways flight in Minneapolis last November. CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper cited CBN’s “long history of vicious, anti-Muslim bigotry.”

Banning CBN is ironic in the sense that CAIR is quick to describe itself as painstakingly tolerant and diverse, when their actions Tuesday - barring a legitimate Christian news organization - prove just the opposite. Equally offensive and revealing is Hooper’s actions regarding Washington Times reporter Audrey Hudson, herself banned from the press conference.

In the spirit of a true investigative journalist, Ms. Hudson thoroughly covered the entire incident on behalf of her newspaper, attempting to identify all salient facts about the incident with her sole focus on determining - and reporting -the truth based on witness interviews and extensive research. She did so with integrity, and her stellar coverage provided the most comprehensive insight into the November incident.

Visitors to the Northeast Intelligence Network may recall my characterization of this incident on November 21, 2006 as Islamic Ideological Jihad - a well choreographed and planned event designed to create a false victim status, create a high-profile case for Islamophobia that would be precipitous to litigation. Not only has that come to pass, but by this single event yesterday, Ibrahim Hooper and the CAIR organization have shown their true colors - and they are not red, white and blue.

Pennsylvania man sentenced for operating unlicensed check cashing/money transfer business

13 March 2007: Mohammed “Moe” ABDELHADY, 34, the owner of two convenience stores in Erie, Pennsylvania was sentenced in federal court Monday to 5 years and 3 months in a federal prison for his role in operating an unlicensed check-cashing business. ABDELHADY operated Moe’s One Stop convenience stores located at 407 E. 24th Street and 1029 Parade Street, Erie, PA and ran the check-cashing business at the stores without a license from January 2001 to May 2006. Abdelhady pleaded guilty to two counts of that charge in November, 2006.

ABDELHADY also used his stores to fence stolen baby formula and to sell untaxed, counterfeit cigarettes. The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin was the lowest recommended for Abdelhady under the federal sentencing guidelines for the felony of operating an unlawful money-transmitting business.

Examples of the nexus between illegal/unlicensed money transmittal businesses and terrorism:

* On September 22, 2005, a key player in a scheme to illegally transfer more than $100 million to Pakistan through a New Jersey money transmittal business was sentenced to nearly four years in prison as a result of an investigation by ICE and IRS agents. Umer Darr, a Pakistani native and naturalized U.S. citizen was first arrested in June 2003 along with five other men. ICE agents found that Darr and his associates were affiliated with a money transmitting firm called Access Inc. of USA, which operated out of a small, upstairs apartment of a suburban house. The business kept an unlisted number; did not advertise in the Yellow Pages, and could only be accessed through an unmarked rear door. Yet through this small hidden business, more than $100 million in virtually untraceable funds were illegally moved to Pakistan. Several defendants in this ongoing case have been convicted.

* On September 16, 2005, a man who testified before the U.S. Senate shortly after 9/11 about the dangers of unlicensed money transmittal businesses was himself sentenced to jail for operating one of these illegal businesses. Rahim Bariek of Herndon, Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months in jail for operating an illegal money transmitting business (commonly known as “hawala”) without a license, in violation of provisions of the USA Patriot Act. In November 2001, Bariek had testified before Congress about the need for hawala operators like himself to abide by federal laws governing such businesses. A subsequent ICE investigation revealed that Bariak was in fact operating an illegal hawala that received at least $4.9 million in funds to transfer to Iran and Pakistan. Bariek also transmitted funds to Afghanistan after the September 11th terrorist attacks when Afghanistan was still under the control of the Taliban, and a base for Al-Qaeda operations.

* On September 13, 2005, ICE achieved the first ever conviction in the District of Columbia under Title 18 USC Section 1960 of the USA Patriot Act. Aissatou Pita Barry, 38, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business that illegally wired more than $15.5 million around the globe on behalf of 5,000 relatively unknown customers. Barry’s company, Guinex International, never asked customers about the source of their funds, yet conducted roughly 65,000 transactions on their behalf. Barry and other Guinex employees also provided customers with the numbers of various bank accounts controlled by Barry and instructed customers that they could make deposits directly into those accounts. Pita-Barry was in the United States on a Diplomatic Passport that authorized her only to work at the Guinea Embassy.

* On August 11, 2005, a federal grand jury in Boston indicted Mario Viana, 39, and Julio Viana, 37, for operating an illegal money transmittal business. Mario Viana was also charged with four counts of alien smuggling. In addition, Julio Viana was charged with thirteen counts of structuring. The defendants allegedly assisted in smuggling aliens into the United States, charging some $10,000 for each person. After being smuggled into the country, the illegal aliens would work at the Viana family business to repay the debt they incurred. The pair also allegedly operated an unlicensed money remittal business, wiring some $1.1 million within the United States and abroad.

* On July 27, 2005, Ali Abdurahman, 37, pleaded guilty to federal charges of operating an unlicensed money transfer business in California that illegally funneled nearly $2 million to the Middle East and other countries overseas. The charge against Abdurahman is the culmination of a probe by ICE that began more than two years ago after ICE received a tip from a San Francisco-based investigator for Bank of America regarding suspicious financial transactions in the Orange County area. ICE’s investigation revealed that the airport shuttle driver deposited more than $2.4 million into his personal accounts at several local banks. Financial records show he wired more than $1.6 million of those funds overseas, primarily to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of Abdurahman’s clients was an Ethiopian national named Abubakar Baharun. Baharun, 37, was recently arrested and indicted by a grand jury in Santa Ana in connection with a bank fraud and check-kiting scheme. ICE investigators revealed that Baharun used Abdurahman’s money transmitter service to wire the proceeds from his illegal activities to an account in the UAE.

* On May 13, 2005, Eltaib Yousif, 41, a resident of Castro Valley, California, made his initial court appearance in federal court in San Francisco after being arrested by ICE agents on charges of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. According to the indictment, Yousif illegally moved more than $1.5 million outside the country between September 2001 and November 2003. The investigation began after San Francisco ICE agents received a tip from ICE agents in New York about suspicious deposits being made into accounts at Citibank branches there and in the Bay Area.

* On April 19, 2005, Seide Venord, the owner and anti-money laundering compliance officer for a Philadelphia money transfer firm was indicted on 23 counts of money laundering after an undercover ICE investigation. He faces a potential 860 years in prison and a $21.5 million fine. The indictment alleges that Venord arranged 43 wire transfers of money totaling $267,195 that he believed were proceeds of drug activity. He is also accused of structuring these transactions to evade federal currency transaction reporting requirements and permitting the use of false identification to conceal the true identity of the sender of the money.

* On March 22, 2005, ICE agents arrested Hossein Esfahani, in Lincolnwood, Illinois, on charges of operating an illegal money transmittal business and transferring funds to Iran in violation of the U.S. embargo on Iran. The criminal complaint alleges that Esfahani moved more than $3.75 million to domestic and international locations from his unlicensed money service business in Illinois from 1999 through 2003. The majority of Esfahami’s illegal money transmittals were directed to money exchanges in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Those Dubai money exchanges, in turn, converted the wired funds into Iranian currency and then directed the funds to recipients throughout Iran, according to the complaint. During the enforcement action, Esfahani resisted arrest and ICE agents found a loaded .22 caliber pistol in his house that he was not licensed to possess.

* On March 15, 2005, ICE agents arrested Louay Habbal, 45, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, for operating an unlicensed money transmittal business located at his Vienna, Virginia, residence. Habbal was arrested upon his arrival at Dulles International Airport in the United States on a flight from Damascus, Syria. The indictment alleges that Habbal operated a business called Mena Exchange that received funds from customers nationwide and deposited these funds in bank accounts in Virginia and elsewhere. After taking a portion of these funds as a fee, Mena Exchange transferred more than $23 million to Syria and other nations between November 2001 and July 2004. ICE agents seized more than $100,000 from the company’s accounts.

* On November 4, 2004, a federal grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio, issued a 38-count indictment against Mohammad Anvari-Hamedani charging him with money laundering, illegal exports to Iran, and filing false tax returns. The ICE investigation revealed that Anvari-Hamedani illegally transferred more than $4 million to Iran using bank accounts in the United States, Great Britain, and the United Arab Emirates. In addition, the investigation revealed that funds were also transferred to Iran using a “hawala” scheme using several individuals from various locations in the United States.

* On May 5, 2004, a federal grand jury in Philadelphia, PA, charged Michael Rakita, a local businessman with one count of operating an illegal money transmitting business and four counts of money laundering. The indictment alleges that from Jan. 1994 through Feb. 2002, Rakita operated an unlicensed money transfer business that wire transferred roughly $680 million to numerous bank/investment accounts in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. The indictment further alleges that in 2000, Rakita laundered roughly $250,000 in funds that he believed to be the proceeds of health care fraud. The case was investigated by ICE, the FBI, and the IRS.

* In 2003, Libardo Florez-Gomez was convicted of operating an unlicensed money remitting business and sentenced to 18 months incarceration. Florez-Gomez had arrived in Miami on a flight from overseas in October 2002. Upon his arrival, border inspectors discovered that he had failed to declare approximately $182,000 worth of Eurodollars. Inspectors also found documents that appeared to be from the Colombian government. Those documents and subsequent investigation by ICE determined that Florez-Gomez was a major financier for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a designated terrorist organization. Florez-Gomez was later charged with operating an unlicensed money transmittal business and convicted.

[Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Release Date: 12/14/05]

3 Rochester men tied to funding Hezbollah - $15M sent to Middle East between 2002-2004

13 March 2007: Three Yemini-born Muslim businessmen of Rochester, NY, sent nearly $15 million to the Middle East from October 2002 through November 2004, court records show. An undercover investigation by federal officials into their current financial activities charge that the men sent or conspired to send another $200,000 destined to support the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah. The three men operate mini-market type businesses in the city of Rochester, and have generated the revenue, in part, through credit card fraud, selling fake green cards and counterfeit probation letters.

A criminal complaint filed on 24 February 2007 details the activities of the three suspects charged with money laundering and related charges. Charged:

Yehia Ali Ahmed ALOMARI [DOB: 12/10/80 Age: 26]

Short Deli & Grocery
711 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NYMohamed Al HURAIBI [DOB: 01/01/1957 Age: 49]
MOJO’s Star Restaurant
651 Jefferson Street
Rochester, NY

Saleh Mohamed Taher SAEED [DOB: 5/25/79 Age:27]
Durnan Mini-Mart
934 Hudson Avenue
Rochester, NY

If convicted, Alomari, Huraibi and Saeed could be imprisoned up to 20 years and fined $250,000. They also could be deported.

As predicted: CAIR again raping America & making mockery of country’s security

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

12 March 2007: As I predicted on November 21, 2006, the day after the removal of six Imams from US Air Flight 300 from Minneapolis to Phoenix for reportedly engaging in suspicious behavior, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is front-and-center in assisting six Muslim religious leaders in filing suit against US Airways, claiming their removal from the flight “was based on racism and religious intolerance.” CAIR is scheduled to hold a news conference on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. ET at their Capitol Hill Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

As noted in previous detailed accounts of this incident, CAIR and the community of so-called “moderate Muslims” will use this incident to shift the focus away from the threat posed by Islamic terrorism to the unfair treatment of Muslims.

Islamic Ideological Jihad: an Effective Weapon in use against America

“Mark my words: the plight of the Muslim leaders aboard U.S. Air Flight 300 will be a defining moment in the asymmetrical war in which we are engaged - a water shed event for the tactic of the insidiously effective tool known as Islamic ideological jihad. Expect the fallout from this event to be wide and deep, with the liberally biased media carrying the torch of “Islamophobia” to new heights.” –Doug Hagmann

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

21 Nov. 2006: Yesterday afternoon, six men of Middle Eastern ethnicity, later determined to be Muslim Imams (religious leaders) were removed from an airplane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a passenger raised concerns about the group through a note passed to a flight attendant. According to witnesses, the men were acting in a manner that caused the passengers and flight crew to be concerned about their intentions. The six men, on board U.S. Airways Flight 300 scheduled to fly from Minneapolis to Phoenix, refused to deplane when requested by the flight crew. They were ultimately taken off the plane at the gate and were questioned for a few hours by authorities.

When I reported about this incident for the Northeast Intelligence Network shortly after it happened, I cautioned readers that this could have been a test run of sorts, but not the kind of test run normally thought of in our fight against Islamic terrorists. The event could not have been choreographed better: six Islamic religious leaders humiliated by the response of the airline, security officials and later the authorities to a perceived threat aboard the aircraft. Clearly, the six Muslim leaders were victimized by the inherently racist and religiously bigoted American security apparatus that has been erected in response to the threat of Islamic terrorism.

Everyone who has been paying attention to the progression of Islamic ideological jihad being waged against the West over the last two decades should not be surprised at the response by CAIR, Islamic leaders, and of course, the media to this event. Mark my words: the plight of the Muslim leaders aboard U.S. Air Flight 300 will be a defining moment in the asymmetrical war in which we are engaged - a water shed event for the tactic of the insidiously effective tool known as Islamic ideological jihad. Expect the fallout from this event to be wide and deep, with the liberally biased media carrying the torch of “Islamophobia” to new heights.

Following the media hype I anticipate, watch for the cries of “outrage” by those who have been poisoned from the well of political correctness. Watch for the disingenuousness of high-profile Islamic leaders and organizations such as CAIR, who will publicly issue venomous condemnations of the airline, the security officials, and even the passengers and law enforcement officials who reacted in such a bigoted and racist manner. The tactic here, whether intentional or as a consequence of the “outrage,” will serve to shift the focus away from the threat posed by Islamic terrorism to the unfair treatment of Muslims. In wartime, (and we are at war, whether you believe it or not) this shift of focus will provide those having evil intentions against the United States to operate in a less constricted manner. Whether you believe that this is the intention by those registering objections and outrage, it will nonetheless be the result.

For the 25 million Americans who will be traveling by air this week to and from their Thanksgiving destinations, the men and women in charge of your security will have the added worry that they will offend someone by responding to a “perceived” threat. The result will be yet another chink in the very battered armor that is protecting the flying public. From this incident and the cumulative cries of Islamophobia, those who are employing the tactic of Islamic ideological jihad will likely be able to score a win, and sufficiently terrorize a public into submitting to the destructively stealthy and treacherous bonds of political correctness.

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UPDATE to U.S. AIR Flight 300: “ISLAMOPHOBIA IS A WEAPON OF JIHAD”

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

21 November 2006: Following the attacks on America on 9/11 by Islamic terrorists, [b]Islamic jihad[/b] has taken on various forms, not the least of which is IDEOLOGICAL JIHAD - a vital tactic of the asymmetrical warfare that is being waged against the United States and all throughout the West.

The response to the perceived threat aboard flight 300 by Muslim leaders is a clear example of the manifestation of ideological jihad, a troubling tactic used by Muslim leaders to shift people’s focus away from the actions of Islamic terrorists and make them fear a lawsuit nearly as much as possible terrorist activity. A working example of this strategy in progress can be seen in the public reaction and comments of those talking about the events that have taken place aboard U.S. Air Flight 300. Mark my words – U.S. Air flight 300 will become a “water shed event” in the history of Islamic Jihad in the United States.

“I never felt bad in my life like that, I never. Six imams. Six leaders in this country. Six scholars in handcuffs. It’s terrible.”  “They took us off the plane, humiliated us in a very disrespectful way,” –Omar Shahin, of Phoenix.

“CAIR will be filing a complaint with relevant authorities in the morning over the treatment of the imams to determine whether the incident was caused by anti-Muslim hysteria by the passengers and/or the airline crew.” Because, unfortunately, this is a growing problem of singling out Muslims or people perceived to be Muslims at airports, and it’s one that we’ve been addressing for some time.” –Ibrihim Hooper (Council on American Islamic Relations).

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Terrorism through Subterfuge

“While serving up a hefty portion of eye candy to the trusting public, the so called “moderate Muslims” are busily undermining the fragile security apparatus hastily configured post 9/11 through accusations of Islamophobia, religious bigotry and now, ‘flying while Muslim.’”–Douglas J. Hagmann

29 November 2006: As I pointed out when interviewed by The Washington Times for an article that appeared last week, the “plight” of six Muslim religious leaders is rapidly becoming a watershed event for the Islamic ideological jihad in the U.S. Precious few Americans fully understand the deliberate and sophisticated strategy being employed by the Islamists whose goal it is to convert the U.S. into their own Islamic playground. In fact, their strategy is so effectively deceptive and insidiously simple that many anti-terrorism hardliners are failing to recognize that these tactics are getting better results than flying planes into buildings and creating a body count. The more resolute and hard-core Islamists know that violence and murder is one thing that is easily understood by all Americans, but is not-well tolerated. They saw the anger that emanated from America after 9/11, and watched as the attacks by the Islamic terrorists united – however briefly – all of America.

The second and third generation Islamists living inside the U.S. know from recent history that for the long term, attacks such be avoided if at all possible. Instead, the Islamist movement is gaining a much better chokehold by taking advantage of the trust and goodwill of Americans, and by exploiting America’s collective attention deficit disorder and our blissful ignorance to history. Does this mean that the U.S. is in no danger from Islamic terrorist attacks? Absolutely not, as the less patient Muslim terrorist who has been groomed in an environment of hating all things American will rise to the occasion with the tacit approval of the “moderate” Muslims.

Meanwhile, the moderate Muslim facilitators will enjoy plausible deniability of such attacks and plots, and will even publicly “condemn” such behavior in order to advance their long-term agenda. While serving up a hefty portion of that eye candy to the trusting public, these so called “moderate Muslims” are busily undermining the fragile security apparatus hastily configured post 9/11 through accusations of Islamophobia, religious bigotry and now, “flying while Muslim.” U.S. Air Flight 300 is the latest example of their strategy in progress, where they are shoving down the throats of every American their religion and ideology by exploiting America’s tolerance and core beliefs of fundamental human rights.

Through CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), an organization that protects the rights of Muslims and has grown rabidly since America was attacked, the American public is once again being scolded for the erroneous accusations of racial and religious ethnic profiling of the six Muslim men on Flight 300.

It took CAIR less than 12 hours after the incident to publicly suggest that the passengers aboard Flight 300, the flight crew and investigating officials might have “succumbed to fear and prejudice based on stereotyping of Muslims and Islam.” It took less than 48 hours for CAIR to publicly dispute the facts of the incident as related by witnesses aboard the plane and detailed on the police report. It was also with lightning speed that the resources of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Transportation Security Administration were redirected to investigate these allegations of prejudice. And it took absolutely no time at all for the executive director of CAIR, Nihad Awad, to shift the focus away from the behavior of the Muslim passengers and blame a prejudiced American public for their irrational fear of Muslims behaving in a suspicious manner aboard an aircraft: “Reactions like this to Muslims praying really strike at the heart of the fear and prejudice that’s still so prevalent in this country.”

Once again, attention is being successfully shifted from the behavior of the Muslims on board U.S. Air Flight 300 to the plaintive wails of a litigious, well-funded and highly visible organization. Clearly, it is much easier to criticize the response to a perceived threat than by explaining the behavior that precipitated the response.

Once again, the American media is being strategically manipulated away from the issue of the behavior of the Muslims to their new status as “victims.” A quick look at history shows that the American public has always rallied behind victims.

Once again, America’s security apparatus and law enforcement agencies are being strong-armed into the grotesque swill of acquiescence by the politically correctness of those in charge of America’s security.

America must wise-up to the tactics of those individuals and groups who publicly claim to be pro-U.S. but through less overt tactics - a strategy of relentless exploitation of America’s tolerance and good will by protecting the rights of manufactured victims, are facilitating not only the erosion of our safety, but our very way of life.

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The Twisted Tale of the (f)LYING Imams

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

2 December 2006: Score one for the media. Specifically, score one for The Washington Times reporter Audrey Hudson, who not only has the uncanny ability to ferret out the facts of a story that many reporters simply glossed over, but has the tenacity to get to the heart and truth of a story while other reporters slumber. Kudos as well to best-selling author Annie Jacobsen, who, in her excellent investigative work Terror in the Skies, detailed suspicious behavior she witnessed aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 624 on June 29, 2004 and predicted that more suspicious behavior would follow. Indeed it has.

As I emphatically reported on this web site and stated when interviewed by Audrey Hudson in The Washington Times article, the “plight” of the six (F)LYING Imams was well choreographed to achieve a specific result, including the erosion of our security and the characterization of the imams as “victims:”

“America’s security apparatus and law enforcement agencies are being strong-armed into the grotesque swill of acquiescence by the politically correctness of those in charge of America’s security.”

A review of the police report and attachments detailing the observations of eyewitnesses offers sufficient information for any reasonable person to question the feigned innocence of (f)LYING imams.