More on Jihad coming to the streets of America

17 May 2007: UPDATE: Doug Hagmann, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, is scheduled to be a guest during a portion of the first hour on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory tonight.

Seven more arrested in St. Louis area weapons case

“We’re talking about professional Muslim men, mosque leaders, leaders within our communities who are actually helping young men train for the eventuality of urban combat. They know what they are doing, yet they lie right to our faces about these activities- and we’re told by our supervisors that we have to accept what they tell us at face value when they know damn well they are lying.” -Federal source, speaking on condition of anonymity

17 May 2007: As we reported on this web site on 3 May 2007 in our article titled Islamic jihad is coming to the streets of America, we stated that the threat of Islamic jihad inside the U.S. by young Muslim men is being vastly under-reported and warned that the threat was purposely being downplayed. Our report referenced the federal indictment unsealed the previous day naming Mousa M. ABUELAWI, 22 as one of eight Muslim men as defendants in a case involving the buying, selling or hiding of automatic weapons, an anti-personnel mine and other explosives. While we received some criticism that we were being broadly “alarmist” and over-stating the threat, federal authorities announced yesterday that seven-(7) additional Muslim men or adherents to the jihadist ideology have been charged in the weapons procurement scheme.

The additional defendants were identified as follows:

Thaer Abde SUMAD, 23, of Florissant, MO;
Mohamed JUDEH,20, of Maryland Heights, MO;
Abdikarin WARSAME, 28, Jennings, MO
Charley M. HUNT Jr., 45, Jennings, MO
Darnell T. THORNTON, 25, Jennings, MO
Hussein Ali NURE, 29, Jennings, MO
Otha L. BAKER, 20, no address listed.
According to the indictment, Abuelawi bought a M-16 rifle and a Claymore mine from a government informant in November 2006, and also purchased a Heckler & Koch MP5 fully automatic submachine gun and another M-16 on December 27, 2006.

Defendant Thaer Abde SUMAD, 23, succinctly stated: “We’re going to war.” If convicted of the charges, the men could spend ten-(10) years in federal prison. The irony of the prison term, according to analysts of the Northeast Intelligence Network, is that if convicted and while incarcerated, the men will have unfettered access to Muslim imams - largely unscreened for their political and ideological beliefs - who could be sympathetic to the more fundamentalist Wahabbi ideology, which is something that could be a factor upon their release.