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On John Muhammad (The D.C. Sniper): A Fifth-Column Footsoldier in War Against Infidel U.S.?
The Richmond [VA] Times-Dispatch ^ | October 16, 2003 | Ross Mackenzie

Posted on 10/16/2003 8:28:15 AM PDT by quidnunc

In Virginia Beach they're into jury selection in the capital murder trial of John Muhammad, one of two implicated in the sniper shootings that terrorized the D.C. area south to Richmond a year ago. The trial may last two months. The trial of his alleged young accomplice, Lee Malvo, is set to begin later in nearby Chesapeake.

Muhammad, who has pleaded not guilty, may be found innocent. But circumstantial evidence of his involvement abounds.

In the realm of motive — if Muhammad participated in or helped plan the sniper shootings, why? — the principal piece of evidence, apparently carrying telltale DNA, is the note left for authorities at the scene of the shooting in Ashland, demanding $10 million. In the sniper case there may have been a parallel motive as well: hostility to the United States and its values generally, and to its white Christian people in particular.

The sniper shootings happened about a year after 9/11. What follows, drawn partly from material appearing in this space last November, is based solely on information contained in newspaper accounts … .

Born John Williams, he changed his name to John Muhammad in April, 2001 — 16 years after his conversion to Islam. He was a member of Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam.

(A Times-Dispatch news account cites a Manassas prison guard testifying Malvo and Muhammad "blamed white people for plotting an assassination attempt on … Farrakhan. When [the guard] noted that the [sniper] shooting victims were of all races, Malvo said he and Muhammad intentionally selected racially diverse targets … . 'He said, "If we only shot white people, the cops would catch up to us quicker, so we shot all kinds of people."'")

A former Washington state friend said Muhammad disparaged Christians and Jews. "In his mind, even black people were no good if they stood with whites or Christians." The friend added it might not be merely coincidental that none of the sniper victims was visibly Muslim.

Muhammad is believed to have shot up a synagogue in Tacoma, Washington. He was connected with the Islamic Center in Laurel, Maryland. Federal authorities have investigated whether he had ties to a sect of militant American Muslims (al-Fuqra) committed to waging holy war against the U.S. — and linked (as of a year ago) to 13 killings and 17 firebombings in the U.S. and Canada. Specifically, Muhammad may have had connections to an al-Fuqra commune in Georgia.

(Al-Fuqra — "the impoverished," seeking to purify Islam through violence — is suspected of having had ties to Richard Reid, the Briton convicted of trying to blow up a Paris-to-Miami jetliner with a shoe-bomb two years ago. Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, on his way through Pakistan to meet al-Fuqra's top sheik, Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, was kidnapped and beheaded.)

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(Excerpt) Read more at timesdispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alfuqra; blackmuslim; blackmuslims; danielpearl; dcsniper; dcsnipers; fuqra; gilani; jihadinamerica; jilani; johnallenmuhammad; johnmuhammad; laurel; leemalvo; manassas; noi; richardreid; rossmackenzie; shoebomber
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John Muhammad seems clearly to be embittered and an Islamist terrorist sympathizer. As noted here previously, if he were a Branch Davidian or a religious rightist calling himself "God," and if his declared religion had broadly known terrorist factions, everyone would be all over his religious connections and those connections to terror. His trial could prove him to be not only guilty in the sniper shootings, but the Muslims' worst nightmare.

But, of course, he a practicing member of The Religion of Peace™ so any discussion of his faith is out of bounds.

1 posted on 10/16/2003 8:28:15 AM PDT by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc
Wouldn't be PC to discuss his religion.
2 posted on 10/16/2003 8:32:38 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: PhiKapMom
Sniper case article.
3 posted on 10/16/2003 8:32:54 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: quidnunc; Grampa Dave
Tangential to your excellent post: The Beatification and Canonization of P(olice)C(hief) Moose, Ph.D.has begun, with the release of a made-for-tv tripe-fest, which demonstrates how our entire American way of life was preserved by the alert, heads-up police work of PC Moose, Ph.D. The man is a an absolute role model for the generations of Affirmative Action Clymers who are to bedevil us for generations to come.

The only thing that is realistic is that the role of PC Moose, Ph.D., is played by some obese and monumentally confused and stupid-looking actor.

4 posted on 10/16/2003 9:08:47 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk
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To: Kenny Bunk
PC (Politically Correct) Moose is probably responsible for deaths of innocent people with his White Van driven by a white guy ploy while ignoring the sighting of these two snipers in earlier shootings.

We are now watching how the left wing mediots/videoits at work. Your description of this vile activity is excellent:

The Beatification and Canonization of P(olice)C(hief) Moose, Ph.D.has begun, with the release of a made-for-tv tripe-fest, which demonstrates how our entire American way of life was preserved by the alert, heads-up police work of PC Moose, Ph.D. The man is a an absolute role model for the generations of Affirmative Action Clymers who are to bedevil us for generations to come.

5 posted on 10/16/2003 9:18:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Fight Liberalism 24/7/365 for only 17 cents / day. Donate $5 monthly to Free Republic.)
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To: quidnunc
Thanks for posting this article. At least now in some media releases, we are reading and hearing about al Fuqra.
6 posted on 10/16/2003 9:19:53 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Fight Liberalism 24/7/365 for only 17 cents / day. Donate $5 monthly to Free Republic.)
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To: Clovis_Skeptic; ladyinred; Jim Robinson; Travis McGee; Ernest_at_the_Beach; tubebender; ...
Well, we are now starting to read about the sniper's connection with al Fuqra in some of the main line media.

We outed al Fuqra about 2 years ago on Free Republic.

Then, we were the first to point out that the lead sniper JM, probably had al Fuqra connections if not membership.

This is another example of how Free Republic scoops the media in most news.
7 posted on 10/16/2003 9:25:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Fight Liberalism 24/7/365 for only 17 cents / day. Donate $5 monthly to Free Republic.)
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To: Grampa Dave; okie01
I'd add that the nature of the Malvo attacks had a feel of "economic" terrorism - such as espoused by Osama.
8 posted on 10/16/2003 9:47:50 AM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy
"I'd add that the nature of the Malvo attacks had a feel of "economic" terrorism - such as espoused by Osama."

If Muhammad was not actually part of a Muslim terrorist conspiracy, it is certain that he was inspired by them.

The sniper did not conceive his crime out of thin air...

9 posted on 10/16/2003 10:04:21 AM PDT by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: quidnunc
Bump!
10 posted on 10/16/2003 10:04:50 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: Shermy
There had to be a huge economic impact in the DC area when these terrorist snipings were going on.

People were killed as they shopped, filled the gas tanks of their vehicles or just waiting for a bus.
11 posted on 10/16/2003 10:10:00 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Fight Liberalism 24/7/365 for only 17 cents / day. Donate $5 monthly to Free Republic.)
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Let's review now class...terrorism, Synagogue shootings, dead Americans, Jew-hatred, Christian-hatred, forged documents, and jihad.

What filthy satanic cult repeatedly and consistently ties all these together?

islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam islam

12 posted on 10/16/2003 2:52:30 PM PDT by tubavil
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To: Grampa Dave
I wasn't a regular here during this but I too had come to the conclusion that Al-Fuqra could well be involved. I have been frustrated by the lack of attention and investigation. While it's nice to see it get a mention, I would love to see a journalist investigate these possible ties further.
13 posted on 10/16/2003 3:04:51 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: Dolphy
Fredericksburg, Va is so close to Redhouse Va, a muslim compound which has ties to al-Fuqra. 'Wonder if they visited.
14 posted on 10/16/2003 3:13:55 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright
Yes, there is Redhouse and other alleged spots that are sort of dotted along that odd route from Georgia, to NJ and back to DC. There is also the Island connection.
15 posted on 10/16/2003 3:19:01 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: Grampa Dave
Yes indeed!
16 posted on 10/16/2003 3:59:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: quidnunc
"If we only shot white people, the cops would catch up to us quicker, so we shot all kinds of people."

Celebrate diversity.

17 posted on 10/16/2003 4:26:48 PM PDT by Imal (Once again, my heart and prayers are with you, New York.)
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To: wayoverontheright
If they didn't visit, did they get help from Red House.

I find if unbelieveable that there was not a visit or some type of interaction/coordination before and during the sniper killings.
18 posted on 10/16/2003 5:40:58 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Fight Liberalism 24/7/365 for only 17 cents / day. Donate $5 monthly to Free Republic.)
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To: Dolphy
The journalist who tried to put it all together, Danny Pearl of the WSJ, was brutally murdered on video as a warning to all journalists.

Besides that, over 98% of the so called journalists are infected with the PC virus that prevents any real investigative reporting.
19 posted on 10/16/2003 5:43:03 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Fight Liberalism 24/7/365 for only 17 cents / day. Donate $5 monthly to Free Republic.)
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To: Grampa Dave
The journalist who tried to put it all together, Danny Pearl of the WSJ, was brutally murdered on video as a warning to all journalists.

I know Pearl is said to have been investigating Al-Fuqra and Richard Reid. And I can't blame any journalist for not heading to Pakistan to pick up the investigation, but I sure would think more would be done in the United States. As you say, the PC virus is more likely the reason. I mean they are all tough guys when they went off to investigate McVeigh's background which was hardly as compelling as the sniper's.

20 posted on 10/16/2003 6:30:04 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: Grampa Dave
If they didn't visit, did they get help from Red House.

I find if unbelieveable that there was not a visit or some type of interaction/coordination before and during the sniper killings.

Our own CIA knows, I'm sure, but as has been pointed out by Laurie Mylroie and others, there are holdover factions within who seem to work against tying any domestic terror to Muslims of any stripe. Also, they fear having to reveal 'secrets' in court. So there may be known ties, but for these reasons the evidence will remain classified, IMHO.

21 posted on 10/17/2003 4:23:21 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Grampa Dave
PC (Politically Correct) Moose is probably responsible for deaths of innocent people with his White Van driven by a white guy ploy while ignoring the sighting of these two snipers in earlier shootings.

From the moment he saw the sniper's note, with key phrases like "Call me God" and "Word is Bond", Moose could not fail to have known that he was dealing with a member of "Five Percent Nation of Islam"

Moose knew. I believe he chose to lead the investigation on a wild "white van" chase because he did not want a Black Muslim to be caught as the sniper

22 posted on 10/17/2003 4:42:24 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === (Finally employed again! Whoopie))
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To: SauronOfMordor
Thanks for bringing these facts/reality checks re PC Moose and his PC actions which protected the killers and endangered everyone in DC. You posted:

From the moment he saw the sniper's note, with key phrases like "Call me God" and "Word is Bond", Moose could not fail to have known that he was dealing with a member of "Five Percent Nation of Islam".

Moose knew. I believe he chose to lead the investigation on a wild "white van" chase because he did not want a Black Muslim to be caught as the sniper.

I don't know if we would have caught these killers if some good cops hadn't alerted FNC about the description of the real vehicle and drivers. After the vehicle description and killer's description was announced, the brave Truck Driver found their vehicle and blocked it from escaping from the rest area. The state of Maryland's State Troopers didn't want to respond to his pleas for help. Finally they did because it would have been too embarrassing not to have responded.

23 posted on 10/17/2003 7:46:00 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Fight Liberalism 24/7/365 for only 17 cents / day. Donate $5 monthly to Free Republic.)
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To: wayoverontheright
I think the CIA was caught flat footed when the Paki Branch of al Fuqra kidnapped and killed Danny Pearl. Up to then al Fuqra had been in our area, home grown terrorists, an off shoot of the Black Muslims.

I think that the FBI looked at our home grown al Fuqra as a bunch of bunglers until the DC snipings happened. Now a year later the American public is getting a few morsels from the mediots about al Fuqra.

Having said that. I agree with you about certain PC groups in the CIA, Justice, and FBI who are loyal to Political Correctness and Diversity instead being loyal to America. They would behave behind cover just like PC Moose did in the open. These are civil servants who probably couldn't be fired if we had an open book on them re their anti American activities.
24 posted on 10/17/2003 7:52:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Fight Liberalism 24/7/365 for only 17 cents / day. Donate $5 monthly to Free Republic.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Having said that. I agree with you about certain PC groups in the CIA, Justice, and FBI who are loyal to Political Correctness and Diversity instead being loyal to America

Keep in mind that there's eight years of Clintinoids there, and Bush hasn't shown any apparent enthusiasm about getting rid of them. They cannot confront the possible firestorm from the PC quarter should they vocalize the possibility that American Black Muslims may be engaged in an alliance with overseas radical Muslim groups for the common purpose of taking down America

As one of my earlier links noted:

Five Percenter theory stands behind the apocalyptic visions of race war expressed in the rap music of some of the more influential hip-hop performers. In Goin Bananas, Da Lench Mob raps: ''We're having thoughts of overthrowing the government . . . it's open season on crackers, you know; the morgue will be full of Caucasian John Does . . . oh my god, Allah, have mercy; I'm killing them devils because they're not worthy to walk the earth with the original black man . . . I won't rest until they're all dead.''
See also the much earlier Zebra Killings in California in the 1970s, also by radical Black Muslims. As columnist Nicholas Stix reports:
During the early 1970s until 1974, anywhere from 14 to 270 murders of whites were carried out up and down the California coast by approximately 15 members of the Black Muslims, who are now known as the Nation of Islam. The murders became known as the "Zebra Killings" because police working the case used frequency "Z."
Since the Zebra killers were blacks who killed whites, the case is too politically incorrect to merit media attention, even though there were more deaths than the Manson killings
25 posted on 10/17/2003 10:53:26 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === (Finally employed again! Whoopie))
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To: SauronOfMordor
There is a reality check that is needed when comments come out that Bush doesn't want to get rid of these rats.

If they are GS workers, he can't get rid of them. They are protected by federal law to prevent presidents from firing them.

This law needs to be changed in 2005. Everyone from GS7 and above should have to submit their resignation in writing to be acted on by each new president if the new president wants to. If that happened 99.5% of the rat bs would be over the moment any new president was sworn in or sworn in for his second term.
26 posted on 10/17/2003 11:20:39 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Get a free FR coffee mug! Donate $10 monthly to Free Republic or 34 cents/day!)
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To: quidnunc; Prince Charles
He was connected with the Islamic Center in Laurel, Maryland.

First I remember hearing of this. I wonder what the author's evidence is.

27 posted on 10/17/2003 11:27:23 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: aristeides
I don't recall this either but would have to go back thru the archives to check it out; I'd suspect the appearance of all this new info is tied into his upcoming trial.
28 posted on 10/17/2003 12:13:02 PM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: Prince Charles
A couple of the hijackers stayed in a motel in Laurel the night before 9/11. I believe that motel was near the mosque that had an imam that had been expelled from a mosque in Arlington, Texas for being too radical. That imam was held and/or questioned by the FBI for a while after 9/11.
29 posted on 10/17/2003 12:52:19 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: aristeides
Wow, now I understand the significance.
30 posted on 10/17/2003 1:01:59 PM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: aristeides
Also found a link on this web page:

http://jdo.org/sniper.htm

Info was attributed to "police sources."
31 posted on 10/17/2003 1:16:16 PM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: aristeides; Prince Charles
re: Laurel: interesting article from the JDO's site says
In the mid-1990s, the Muhammads were active in a Nation of Islam temple in Seattle's Central Area; it has since closed. Police sources said Mr. Muhammad was connected with the Islamic Community Center in Laurel, where he may have served as a guard. Muhammad's "adopted son," John Lee Malvo, 17 was also known to have expressed sympathy toward the hijackers.
Insight magazine reports similarly
32 posted on 10/17/2003 1:31:33 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === (Finally employed again! Whoopie))
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To: aristeides; Prince Charles
You know, the jdo.org sniper article has a VERY interesting tidbit:
Despite Faraconman's denial, Mass Murderer Muhammad (MMM) provided security for the Million Man March (MMM) in Washington, D.C. in 1995, the same event sniper victim Kenneth Bridges attended and is said to have used as an inspiration in co-founding the MATAH Network, Inc., a black-owned Internet business dedicated to fulfilling a wide array of black consumers' needs.

Bridges, a social activist and father of six from the Philadelphia area, was the eighth person killed and the 10th victim overall in the sniper shootings. He was shot at a Fredericksburg, Viginia gas station October 11, 2002. He was 53 years old.

A graduate of the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Bridges worked with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan in 1986 to launch a line of health and beauty products for blacks manufactured by People Organized and Working for Economic Rebirth (POWER). The venture was destined to fail as it was just a way of laundering money Farraconman received from Libya. Farrconman took the money, bought a few cases of evil-smelling product and pretended to distribute it. The rest of the money went into his pocket...

So, if the article's facts are true, we have the DC sniper (a member of Nation of Islam) just by coincidence having as his tenth victim a man who had business dealings of NOI boss Farrakhan. What are the odds of that just being a coincidence? Could it be possible that the Bridges was targeted deliberately, with the viewpoint that he would be treated as just another random sniper slaying, rather than an NoI hit?
33 posted on 10/17/2003 1:39:06 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === (Finally employed again! Whoopie))
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To: SauronOfMordor
If memory serves, Bridges is one of those who was shot while pumping gas. Would it have been possible to track and target him?
34 posted on 10/17/2003 3:12:18 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: SauronOfMordor
What was Muhammad doing at the time of the Million Man March?
35 posted on 10/17/2003 3:13:06 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: quidnunc
Mohammed, The Mad Poet Quoted....
36 posted on 10/18/2003 12:36:43 AM PDT by PsyOp ( Citizenship ought to be reserved for those who carry arms. - Aristotle.)
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