Skip to comments.U.S. ARMY BASE PLOT 'CONFIRMS EXISTENCE OF WHITE AL-QAEDA' BALKAN EXPERTS SAY
Posted on 05/09/2007 7:36:44 AM PDT by Bokababe
Belgrade, 9 May (AKI) - The arrest of four ethnic Albanians, a Jordanian and a Turk in the United States on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack on the United States army base in Fort Dix, New Jersey, confirms the existence of a "white Al-Qaeda", Balkan terrorism expert Darko Trifunovic told Adnkronos International (AKI) on Wednesday. Trifunovic said the arrests showed "white Al-Qaeda at work." He compared the Fort Dix plot to a February attack in Salt Lake City when a Bosnian Muslim youth, Sulejman Talovic went on a shopping mall shooting rampage. Six people including Talovic were killed another four were injured in the attack.
Trifunovic, a professor at Belgrade University's Faculty of Security Studies, was the first to develop a theory of white Al-Qaeda, which he said was introduced to the Balkans during 1992-1995 civil war in Bosnia when thousands of 'mujahadeen' from Islamic countries came to fight on the side of local Muslims. Many mujahadeen have remained in the country, and are believed to been indoctrinating local youths with radical Islam and even operating terrorist training camps, Trifunovic said, quoting western and Balkans intelligence sources.
Al-Qaeda has adopted a new tactics of using white European youths for terrorist attacks, because of their non-Arabic appearance, Trifunovic told AKI. "The strategy is to indoctrinate or poison the hearts and minds of youngsters to psyche them up for the future terror operations," Trifunovic said.
"And that is exactly what is now happening in the United States, he added. The US authorities arrested three ethnic Albanian brothers from Serbias breakaway Kosovo province, Sain, Elvir and Dritan Duka, another ethnic Albanian, Agron Abdulahu, a Jordanian, Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer, and Serdar Tatar, a Turk.
Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys office in Newark, New Jersey, said the suspects "were planning an attack on Fort Dix in which they would kill as many soldiers as possible". Drewniak described the group as Islamist militants from the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East, who apparently had no ties to international terrorist organisations, but were organised on a local level.
Several of the suspects said they were ready to kill and die ''in the name of Allah,'' according to court papers. The defendants, all men in their 20s, reportedly include a pizza deliveryman suspected of using his job to scout out Fort Dix, three builders and taxi-driver. They were arrested while trying to buy AK-47 assault weapons and M-16s from an informant, authorities said.
Many Balkan terrorism experts have been warning for years that Al-Qaeda had active cells in Muslim-majority Kosovo and a training camp in the village of Ropotovo. Kosovo has been under United Nations control 1999, when NATO airstrikes drove Serbian forces out of the province amid ethnic fighting and allegations of gross human rights abuses.
International officials have ignored the warnings and minimised the danger Al-Qaeda poses, according to Balkan analysts.
In a joint NATO-Bulgarian report in March 2005, the head of Bulgarian state security Kirco Kirov cited Kosovo as a "direct source of regional instability and a hub for international terrorism." The report called for joint action by all European countries.
The US authorities said that Abdulahu was a sharp shooter in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) before fleeing to the US. Fort Dix is a training ground for American soldiers and reservists before they are sent to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, but in 1999 it served as a shelter for thousands of ethnic Albanian refugees from Kosovo.
Serb immigrants web sites noted that US officials carefully avoided identifying the four ethnic Albanians as such, calling them only "Islamic militants from former Yugoslavia." A commentator on the SerbBlog said that Washington, which backs independence for Kosovo, is embarrassed by the discovery of the Fort Dix plot, "because the truth might mess up the PR for Kosovo Albanians getting to rip off a piece of Serbia to create their own country - a move that has the full support of the US State Department."
Belgrade military analyst Zoran Dragisic said the Fort Dix plot once again shows that Islamist terrorism is highly organised - from Kosovo to America - and the US intelligence services know this very well." Dragsic expressed doubt, however, that the latest incident would change the American stance on Kosovo, because Washington doesnt change its positions easily."
Four ethnic Albanians, a Jordanian and a Turk walk into a bar...
Anyone seen pictures of these guys?
“Fort Dix ...in 1999...served as a shelter for thousands of ethnic Albanian refugees from Kosovo.”
“Of course, Mohamed would want that we thank you so very much for your assistance and care. Now who’s got grenade launcher?”
I only saw a court sketch of two of them, and they looked like standard-issue towelheads to me.
Has anyone blamed Bush for this yet?
Im so sick of islam.
re: Why we need domestic surveillance...
There’s a picture of them on several of the other threads about this. One of them is blond, and two of them are fairly light-skinned with European features - I think these are the three Albanians who are brothers. They all of the Islamic wierd beard, though.
I’s guessing its because our school systems have taught white boys how evil they are.
Any chance you put me on your “American-Balkan Ping List”...???
This policy did nothing except embolden the Islamists and shows why it would be incredibly dangerous to allow Dems to re-occupy the White House.
You've got it!
Well, maybe clinton, berger, and albright did it (and Blair and Schroeder as well). But I don’t see President Bush or Condi Rice doing a damned thing to fix this mess. Not a peep out of anyone in the administration. Not a peep out of any of the conservative gurus or talk show hosts, either. Complete silence from everyone but a few Freepers.
Nothing but “Hurry up and hand it all over to the Albanian Muslims, before they get mad!”
These guys were in no way a product of our school system, but your point is well taken.
Who smuggled them in....???
This problem is like the one we had with Communism. Islam extends beyond national boundaries and has a political agenda.
Not all Muslims are terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims and they swim freely in an apathetic or sympathetic Muslim population. There is a common thread here, and one on which we should not just throw up our hands and say, "this is too hard"!
We actively profiled people with Communist beliefs - back before Political Correctness took over. We should do the same now.
So did they enter illegally from Canada, Mexico, or just fly right in, first class?
Well maybe they learned how to get here from their mentor, Florin Krasniqi, who came to the US illegally from Mexico in the trunk of a cadillac -- and then proceeded to use the US to smuggle out weapons to Kosovo and get our country involved in his seperartist war on the Serbs.
All the more reason to put tougher scrutiny on Albanians who wish to immigrate here, along with all others from Muslim-dominated nations.
It wouldn't surprise me a bit, if Florin Krasniqi helped'em come illegal into the USA...
Funny, no mention of that in American MSM. I wonder why? Are they trying to hide something? Are they supporting terrorists? What is it?
This is why I am not completely comfortable with so-called racial profiling. We can’t ignore the threat from Al Qaeda cells from the Balkans and Caucasus regions. They are not middle-eastern at all in appearance.
No where in the world is Islam a "religion of peace." They stir up religious and ethnic hatred on every continent.
Racial profiling is useless. Some Arabs are Christians as are many other Middle Easterners or South Europeans with olive skin complexion.
At the same time many Bosnian Muslims, Albanian Muslims and European converts are fair skinned, blue eyed.
The danger emanates from islamofascist ideology, not from ethnicity. It is comparable to Communist threat.
So pretty much all the terror threats America had are linked to the Bosnian Muslim and Albanian Muslim wars.
The LAX plot, the Y2K plot, the first WTC bombing, 9/11 and now Fort Dix. All involved veteran jihadis that served in the Bosnian Muslim or Kosovo forces in one form or another. Clinton's (and by default America's) Balkan allies.
I wonder if old poster Fusion was involved?
Yes, and the refugees from the Balkan conflict, from Bosnia and Kosovo, which clinton welcomed into the country in large numbers are now growing up, and will also predictably turn to terrorism.
The Salt Lake City Mall shooter is one example. I’m sure there will be many more. We’ve seen it in France and in the UK, where such refugees have had a longer time to stew in their hatreds. In those countries second generation refugees have proven worse than first, and third generation worse than second, because they don’t assimilate, they stew in their hatreds.
Good reference to the Bosnian Muslim jihadist who shot up the mall - and the official press swept it under the rug - just like the official press is REFUSING to say Kosovo Albanians! KOSOVO ALBANIANS JIHADIST!
Or good and comprehensive measures for gathering domestic intelligence ... for national security reasons.
I agree completely. All you have to do is take a look at the Checneyan’s involved the Moscow Theater siege or Belkan school massacre. White is the driven snow. Islam is the only characteristic that these fanatics have in common.
Personally, I think attacking an army base is a very bad idea.
They could’ve done a lot of damage going after soft targets:
Schools, malls, playgrounds, churches/synagogues...etc.
A boy of 10/12 in 1999 could learn a lot about jihad in eight years with the right tutor.
Rush Limbaugh just read this entire AKI "Fort Dix/ White al Qaeda" article aloud on his radio program!
Rush Limbaugh just read this entire AKI "Fort Dix/ White al Qaeda" article aloud on his radio program!
One FRPeer asked mi this 10 minutes ago:
Rush just received a call asking whether the Salt Lake Mall shooter might have had connections to the Fort Dix Six. Then he mentioned an article that he just received from kronosinternational.com.
Was that you?
24 posted on 05/09/2007 11:35:33 AM PDT by Eva
WOW our writting and posting hit the spot! Bokababe you mademy day.. hell, my whole week!
“Funny, no mention of that in American MSM. I wonder why? Are they trying to hide something? Are they supporting terrorists? What is it?”
SHHHH! We don’t want people thinking about terrorism. They might ask what the Scumocrats have been doing about terrorism and we can’t have that, can we?
Sarc mode off :>)
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Much of the media and authorities are fast to say these guys had nothing to do with AlQaeda.
Well, according to the Criminal Complaint they had video of BinLaden and Al-Qaeda terrorist activities asking for the listener to join the cause. So, they joined the cause. How did they get the vids?
The document also doesn’t disclose how these illegals got so much money for their arms. I think if you trace the money you will find a link to drugs in Albania and possibly other Arab states since this is a global Jihad.
Also, given the fact that they used the word Jihad is link enough to Al-Qaeda.
Response: Of course, Mohamed would want that we thank you so very much for your assistance and care. Now whos got grenade launcher?
Naiveness, generosity and stupidity,on the part of the Infidels, are not going to deflect the Muslims from their religious mission. - tom
ELIZABETH BRACKETT: Shortly after their arrival, the exhausted refugees were welcomed to the US by the First Lady.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: I know that you have had a long journey, and you are very tired, but you look very good to me as I look at you right now. (Applause)
Thae article's author is a friend of mine. I sent him an article on the Fort Dix event and he emailed me back yesterday telling me that he was going to write a piece on it for AKI. He asked if I would give him a quote about how I felt about it, as an American. To make a long story short, he didn't receive the quote from me in time, so he just used something I posted on SerbBlog instead for the article.
But I wasn't the one to send Rush the article, someone else did. I just happened to be in my husband's car (he listens to Rush, I usually don't) bringing the dog back from the vet and I heard Rush reading the article aloud. I actually pulled over and started calling people on my mobile! Rush even mentioned my blog briefly. It was funny!
Made my whole day too!
Minor but important quibble re “white” AQ vs .... what .... “non white” AQ?
Last I studied such things, the vast swath of Indo European peoples spanning all of Western, and many parts of South Asia, are of the Caucasian race. Granted, some with very dark olive skin tone, but still Caucasian.
I have to wonder about Danushka. Was she born into a Muslim family in Poland? Did she meet hubby at that “Polish” (Tatar) Mosque in Brooklyn?